"Having worked in Collegiate’s After School program for 12 years, it is wonderful to see some of the children I first met in Kindergarten come back to work during the summer. They come back to the place they called home for so many years, eager to pass on the spirit and care they found after school in 'a place where everyone knows their name.'"
Carole Kahwajy
Director of After School

Quest Staff
Collegiate's After School programs provide participating students with a family-like atmosphere. The students in our care enjoy the support of their counselors and peers, participate in activities with students of varying ages that provide imaginative structure, and practice respect, patience and responsibility. Our small student-to-staff ratio allows for a great transition from school to home each day. For more information, please call Carole Kahwajy at 804.740.6477
JK - Kindergarten
Our Kinder Quest program keeps our Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten students engaged in the exploratory play they experience during the school day, and provides for a great transition from school to home each day. Our young friends are encouraged to explore, use their imagination and positively interact with their peers and after school counselors. This program is located in an area of the School designed for our smallest Cougars, where creative and meaningful play are nurtured. Our goal is to keep our students entertained and engaged while encouraging success, whether it be through drama on a miniature stage, puppets in a theater, building with blocks and Legos, reading in the literature corner or developing artistic skills in the art center. Teachers from our Junior Kindergarten classes help staff Kinder Quest and provide a smooth transition from school to home each day.
1st - 4th Grade
The “original” Quest is home to Collegiate’s after school students in Grades 1-4. Housed in the lower level of Luck Hall, this wonderful space was developed just for Cougar Quest by Cougar Quest. A magical space full of art work and comfy couches, Cougar Quest students can be found cooking, acting on the stage, playing dress up or doing homework under the supervision of our qualified teachers. Fridays are special at Cougar Quest,  as students select from five to six activities which encourage interaction with both instructors and fellow students.
5th Grade - 8th Grade
Collegiate recognizes that just because a student crosses the bridge to Middle School, the need for after school supervision while on campus does not go away. Middle School Quest encourages students to attend study hall after school and get a jumpstart on the evening’s work, and to take advantage of the supervision and help provided by Collegiate teachers who supervise the program. After an hour-long study hall, students visit the activity room to relax, read books, play games or exercise on the Middle School basketball or gaga courts. Several options are available, including study hall only, care until 6 p.m. or a six-week option for the siblings of students participating in sports. Drop-in care is only one phone call away when needs arise or during the time when the Cub Sports programs break at the end of a season. Pick up is conveniently located on the Loop Road behind the Reeves Center.

After-School Enrichment

Kindergarten Through 8th Grade
Open to all students both in the Lower and Middle Schools, Activity Quest continues the day’s learning in an after school setting. Over 30 programs are offered weekly and staffed by teachers, Cougar Quest counselors and specialists from the greater Richmond region. The activities are diverse and meet any interest. Whether it’s gymnastics, swimming, computer programing, drums, dance, drama or sports, Activity Quest has something for everyone. Cougar and Middle School Quest students receive a discount when participating in Activity Quest.