Collegiate School's Quest programs provide students with a fun after-school experience in a safe and nurturing environment. They are surrounded by counselors who care deeply about their academic, emotional and social well-being. Through close partnership with classroom teachers and administrators, we ensure that the lessons learned during the school day continue during after-school activities. Collegiate’s after-school enrichment programs strike the right balance between time dedicated to homework and to the magic of free play with friends.
Junior Kindergarten
Our Kinder Quest program keeps our Junior 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.
Kindergarten - 4th Grade
The “original” Quest is home to Collegiate’s after school students in Kindergarten through 4th Grade. 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. Interactive play and joyful laughter are a guarantee on Fridays and everyday at Cougar Quest.
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 under the supervision of Collegiate teachers. 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 after-school options are available, including study hall only, enrichment until 6 p.m. or a six-week option for the siblings of students participating in sports. Drop-in options 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. Pickup is conveniently located on the Loop Road behind the Reeves Center.

After-School Activities

Junior Kindergarten - 4th Grade
Open to all students both in the Lower and Middle Schools, Activity Quest continues the day’s learning in an after-school setting. Several programs are offered weekly and staffed by teachers and specialists from the greater Richmond region. The activities are diverse and meet any interest. Whether it’s yoga, swimming, computer programming, dance or sports, Activity Quest has something for everyone. Kinder and Cougar Quest students receive a discount when participating in Activity Quest.
"Our Quest programs provide an environment where every child enjoys being part of a special community, an after-school family. Our hope is that your children always look forward to the time they spend here with our Quest staff members, playing, learning and growing."
Neil Etheridge
Director of After-School Programs

Quest Staff
"I like being at Cougar Quest because we get to have fun with lots of friends. We get to do lots of different things like art, Legos and cooking club. The counselors help us with our homework. We don't always understand the words in stories and they help us learn how to pronounce the words, so that if we ever see the words again, then we know how to read them." - Quest student
Pursuant to SB 193 and the exemption to § 22.1-289.030 B to the Code of Virginia, Collegiate School falls under the exemption for child day programs offered by a private school accredited and in good standing with the Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE). Collegiate School is still subject to the Virginia Department of Education guidelines for Junior Kindergarten (JK) programs which include children age 4 and under.