Our Mission

The mission of the Socrates Academy is to work in partnership with parents and community to encourage our students to reach their full potential by developing critical, analytical thinking skills and becoming self-confident in a high achieving, multicultural, disciplined environment. Particular emphasis is placed on developing proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics both in English and Greek through the use of the Socratic Method.





Before & After School


Mission Statement Addendum:

In conjunction with the schoolwide mission statement, it is our objective to provide a safe, exciting, intriguing and challenging program that extends beyond the regular school day. We want every scholar to be more confident and enriched becuase of the extended time they spend at Socrates.


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The Before School Program is currently FULL and we are no longer accepting new registration. We are working on a solution and the Before School Registration will return once more space is available. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist or would like a referral for other area locations that offer before school care, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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Basic Before and After School Care


Hours of Operation

Before School   7:15 a.m.- 7:45 a.m.

After School      3:30 p.m.-  6:00 p.m.


  • Will be paid for weekly or monthly in advance
  • Week to week drop in services will not be offered
  • General afterschool schedule/agenda will be determined by the program director
  • All Before and Afterschool employees will have background checks and be employed by the school
  • PARENTS MUST park their cars and walk children into the building in the morning. It is unsafe to drop your child off outside without ensuring an adult is in the building.


Registration Fee


$25.00 Non refundable registration fee per child.  All Late payments will be subject to a $25.00 late fee.


After School Weekly Fees


$60.00 a week for first child
10% discount for Sibling
Payment is due on Fridays for the following week



After School Monthly Fees


  • $240.00 per month for payments received in full before or on the first of each month.
  • 10% Discount for Sibling
  • Walk-ins or late (non-registered) students will be charged $25.00
  • All payments received after the first of each month will be subject to a $25.00 late fee.


Before School

$20.00 per week before school only
$17.00 per week if enrolled in Afterschool


Late Payments


  • Payments are due on Fridays for the following week.
  • Payments will be considered late on Tuesday of that week. 
  • Students with 2 weeks past due balances will not be allowed to attend until balance is paid in full.
  • No discounts will be made for partial months. Payment will be based on a 4 week month. Credit will not be given for partial months and extra fees will not be charged for months with 5 weeks.
  • Late Pick-Ups


  • After school hours are 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
    • Late pick-ups will be charged $1.00 per minute and be paid directly to the counselor in cash as compensation for overtime. Please note that five late pick-ups will be considered habitual and a meeting will be requested for possible expulsion from the program

Sick Days

In order to effectively manage this program and its resources, we do not currently offer reduced tuition for partial week attendance. Full tuition is due regardless of the number of days attended by the student. (Example: If you are enrolled for 5 days and only attend 3 days, you cannot pay the 3 day tuition for the week.


Extra Curricular Enrichment

Information on the activities will be provided as the programs become available. Costs and payments will be handled through the Coordinators.


Behavior Policy

Socrates Academy reserves the right to release, without refund, any scholar whose behavior becomes unmanageable, as defined by the Kindergarten through Eighth Grade Code of Conduct and Discipline Policy.


Students are to follow the after school program that includes fitness and free-play activities at designated times.



If you need the school code or have additional questions, please contact the Afterschool Coordinators, Tammy Cress and Alice Kennelly, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

See our Enrichment Link for other available afterschool activities.


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Socrates Academy 3909 Weddington Rd, Matthews, NC 28105-6673   Phone: 704.321.1711   Fax: 704.321.1714