An Independent K-12 school on a beautiful wooded campus, 3 miles from Washington, D.C.

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Lisa Medici
ETC Coordinator
(Education That Continues)

Wendy Smith
Asst. Dir. Auxiliary Programs

Mimsy Stirn
Director of Auxiliary Programs

etc...Education That Continues is our after school and specialty programming for the Potomac community. Classes include art, science, technology, drama, and more, such as break, holiday and weekend sports clinics.


ETC enrichment classes are taught by Potomac teachers and other professional instructors. Class sizes are generally small, with many having a maximum of 10 students; a minimum of 6 students per class is required. Classes will not be held on days when The Potomac School is not in session or on early dismissal days or when after-school activities are cancelled. There are no refunds for weather cancellations.

Students will begin and end their after-school program in the Flag Circle Building Dining Room. A snack will be provided, but students are welcome to bring one from home. The enrichment class teacher will meet the students at Flag Circle Building Dining Room and escort them to their classroom. After class, students will be taken to the 4:45 bus dismissal. Students participating in ETC classes that end at 4:30 pm have the option of going home on a 4:45 pm shuttle or staying in Extended Day after their class ends, free of charge, and going home on a 5:45 pm shuttle or 5:45 pm neighborhood bus.

Registration for enrichment classes is online, and is on a first-come, first-served basis. PLEASE NOTE: If this is your first time registering for an ETC class, you will need to set up a username and password. There is a $35 non-refundable registration fee per child/per season. If you register a child in all three seasons, we will refund two registration fees ($70) after spring classes begin! Payment in full by credit card is due at the time of registration. Students enrolled in the full-year Extended Day Program will receive a reduction in the cost of each non-outside vendor ETC after-school class. If you would like to inquire about financial assistance for ETC programs, please contact Director of Auxiliary Programs Mimsy Stirn at 703-883-2252, or email


All students attending an ETC after-school enrichment program must ride a bus at the end of the day; they may not be picked up at school unless they are in kindergarten or are enrolled in the full-year Extended Day Program. When registering for an ETC class, you will need to choose which late shuttle/late bus your student will ride. After registration, if it becomes necessary to make a transportation change, please submit a transportation change via the parent portal on CampusNET. Please also e-mail or call 703-749-6307 with last-minute dismissal changes.

IF YOUR CHILD IS IN LOWER SCHOOL OR MIDDLE SCHOOL, PLEASE NOTE: In addition to choosing late shuttle/late bus service during registration, you are required to inform the Transportation Office that your child will not ride their regular 3:15 pm bus by submitting the Bus Change Form found below. In the “Comments” area of the form, please include the name and dates of the enrichment class. This bus change will stay in effect on the day of the enrichment class for the entire session unless a new change form is submitted to transportation.


Requests for refunds will be due in writing (email) to by 5 pm on January 8, 2018, for the Winter 2018 session. Potomac reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment. If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be notified before the first day of the class and will receive a full refund, including registration fee. Refunds will not be issued for classes cancelled due to inclement weather.