After-School Programs at Skinner West

STAR Program

Hours: 3:45-6:30 p.m., Monday – Friday

Where: Skinner West main campus and Branch (for the neighborhood kindergarten classes)

What: Provided by Skinner teachers and staff, the STAR program offers sessions that include homework, physical activities, computer lab, music, theatre, games, art activities, and more! The dates match school calendar dates.

Cost: $2,300/year if divided into quarterly payments, or $2,200/year if paid in full at the beginning of the school year. A 20% sibling discount is offered for families with multiple children.

Payments: Due to COVID, STAR requires contactless payments via EPay, the online payment portal mandated by CPS. Payment due dates are:

  1. September 14 (full-year and 1st quarter)

  2. November 9 (2nd quarter)

  3. February 1 (3rd quarter)

  4. April 19 (4th quarter)

Your receipt (proof of payment) must be sent to in order to avoid a late fee.

Registration: Due to staffing and COVID safety guidelines, space is very limited. Registration is by grade level.

Contact with any questions.


Park Kids

Hours: 3:45-6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Where: Skinner Park and Skinner West main campus

What: Staffed by Chicago Park District employees, Park Kids at Skinner West provides a safe and fun setting for kids after school. Activities include sports, games, arts and crafts, and homework time.

Cost: TBD (2021-2022 school year)

Register through the park district web site


Clubs and Activities

We offer our Superstars a number of clubs and activities in the building after school. Some of these programs are sponsored by Skinner West teachers while others are provided by external, approved vendors. Learn more about all of our clubs and activities for this school year.

Students are NOT required to be part of any of the after-school programs.