A great start and finish to every school day!

Our before and after-school “Cougar Care” offers CHA students a mix of independent and organized activities, education and recreation opportunities. Our program offers an involving experience for all students, while giving order and routine to their mornings and afternoons.

All Cougar Care staff are trained annually in first aid, CPR and Epi-pen administration.

What are the hours?

Before School

7:15a – 7:55a

*First bell rings at 8:05a and school begins at 8:15a

After School

3:15p – 5p

*JK is dismissed at 2:50p, K-4 at 2:55p and grades 5-8 at 3:05p.

What are the rates and how does billing work?

Before School, No Charge
$12/hour per student after school, 3:15-5p

Billing Details:

  • Cougar Club fees will be billed through your TADS account
  • All pm rates are billed in 15-minute increments.
  • Our program ends at 5p. Any student picked up after 5p will be charged an additional $10.00 per 15 minutes.

After school enrichment programming (art, martial arts, music, and dance) are held on-site and rates and payment are handled directly through the programming provider.

Is drop-in care available?

Yes! All families are welcome to complete the Cougar Care Enrollment Form upon enrollment or at the beginning of each school year. If you would like to have your child participate in Cougar Care as a drop in, please contact the front office at (952) 949-9014 so we can confirm with your student’s homeroom teacher. Please be sure to have your child find the Cougar Care supervisor to sign in for the day.

What after-school enrichment programs are available?

Chapel Hill Academy partners with outside programs to host after-school enrichment opportunities such as art classes, martial arts classes, music lessons, and dance lessons. To inquire about current availability, please contact Amy Paul, Director of Community Engagement. All students, including those in Cougar Care, are eligible to enroll in after-school enrichment programming.


Please contact our Admissions Team

Cougar Care Enrollment Form can be found in the Parent Corner