After-School Athenaeum is focused on the liberal arts and promotes learning by providing students dedicated homework time in addition to a diverse array of culturally enriching, academically oriented activities beyond the classroom. Our activities and lessons are aimed at improving students’ scholastic performance by reinforcing the lessons, virtues and curriculum of the classroom.

But it’s not all academics! Athenaeum scholars also enjoy time for recreation, games, socializing and just plain fun. Athenaeum runs daily from the dismissal bell (even on early release days) until 6:00 p.m. Flexible and affordable options are available to fit any family’s after-school needs.

*The Athenaeum (ath-uh-nay-uhm) was originally a school in Rome, founded by Emperor Hadrian in 133 A.D. for the promotion of literary and scientific studies.

Athenaeum is available for grades K-5
Option Days Times Price Per Month
A Monday-Friday Dismissal-6:00 pm
$155
B Monday-Friday Dismissal-5:00 pm
$130
C 3 Days Per Week
Dismissal-6:00 pm
$105
D Early Release Days ONLY
Dismissal-6:00 pm
$75

*Sibling discount available for additional scholars.

Register for the 2022-2023 Program here. 

Registration for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently on a wait list.


For questions regarding the program, please contact the Campus Coordinator, Anna Harden at Programs.Maryvale@GreatHeartsAZ.org or 480-247-1532. 

For questions regarding billing and/or the registration process, please contact the Billing Specialist, Wendy Hood at Programs@GreatHeartsAZ.org or 602-396-7574

Q. Is tutoring provided during After-School Athenaeum?

A.

No. Athenaeum is not a tutoring program. We provide supervised homework time that includes teacher-led Spalding dictation for the applicable grades.

Q. Is a snack provided for After-School Athenaeum?

A.

No. Scholars are given time to eat a snack. However, we are not able to provide the snack. We encourage you to pack a snack specifically for the after-school program daily.