The Afterschool program is managed by the DCPS Out of School Time office and supplemented by school sports and clubs and pay-for extracurricular activities.

Program Contact

Ms. McLeod, Administrative Aide

Ms. Diamont, Dean of Students (Email)

Ms. Dotson, DCPS Out of School Time Analyst (202-603-3717 or Email)


Amidon-Bowen has one of the best sports programs for elementary students in the District of Columbia, and 10 different sports are offered. In the fall, Amidon-Bowen offers competitive co-ed soccer and boys and girls cross-country. Winter sports include junior varsity and varsity cheerleading, boys and girls basketball, and indoor track. Spring sports include co-ed soccer, boys and girls outdoor track, co-ed flag football, and co-ed kickball.


Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, some families will be charged a small fee for Afterschool (approximately $5 per child per day). If your child participates in a school sport or club or pay-for program only (and does not participate in the general Afterschool program), no fee is required. UPDATE: As of mid-January, 2018, DCPS will no longer be charging families to participate in their Afterschool program.


Students enrolled in Afterschool will be provided with a snack, free of charge, usually consisting of a salad, a sandwich, a piece of fruit, and milk. The snack is prepared by the same vendor that provides breakfast and lunch to all students.


When you enroll at Amidon-Bowen, ask Ms. Cureton for your child’s ID to register for Afterschool. Wait 2-3 days after enrolling, and then starting on May 1st, 2017, enroll your child in the Afterschool program by following the links and prompts at You MUST register your child for Afterschool for your child to participate, and it is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

PK & K Students

Parents of PK and K students may opt to enroll their child in pay-for activities after school. The programming and pricing will change each season. Parents must sign up with each outside organization to enroll their child in the activity.

All PK and K students may participate in these activities, regardless of whether they are enrolled in the Afterschool program. All students will be provided a snack at 3:30 PM before the activity. Program staff will escort children back to the Afterschool program at the conclusion of the activity. You may pick up your child at 6 PM if your child participates in the Afterschool program. If your child does not participate in the Afterschool program, you must pick up your child after the activity (see times below). When picking up your child, please make sure that your child is signed out by the DCPS Out of School Time Office (Ms. McLeod).


Karate will be offered on Tuesdays from 3:45 to 4:30 PM during the winter and spring. You may enroll your child to participate in the winter (11/7/17 to 2/13/18) and/or spring (3/6/18 to 5/29/18) sessions. Each session runs for 13 weeks and costs $10 per session, or $130 total per season.  To enroll your child, visit THIS SITE, create an account, and then register for “YOUTH KARATE CLASSES AMIDON-BOWEN ES WINTER/SPRING 2018.” 

Language Immersion

Mind Bloom will provide language immersion on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45 to 5:45 PM in Spanish and Chinese. Students will participate in fun, hands-on language class with age-appropriate activities and small student-teacher ratios. Students are encouraged to select only one language, and students can participate for one or two afternoons a week. The cost is $15 per session. Sign your child up HERE.


Play Footy will provide outdoor soccer instruction on Wednesdays from 3:45 to 4:45 PM during the fall and spring seasons. Each season runs for 8 weeks, and the cost is $10 per session, or $80 total per season. The spring session will run from 4/4/18 to 5/30/18. To enroll your child, CLICK HERE, and then click on “Register” at the top right hand of the webpage, and follow the prompts. Select the Amidon-Bowen program option.

**Financial assistance for these pay-for programs is available. Please contact Ms. McLeod, the Afterschool coordinator, for more information.