A.C.E. Before & After School Program

Mission Statement

We will:
  • Provide children with an Active, Creative, Enriching before and after school experience
  • Provide staff who strive for excellence.
  • Support parents by providing the best before and after school environment for their children.

Program Schools

  • Colchester Middle School
  • Malletts Bay School
  • Porters Point School
  • Union Memorial School
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Open Enrollment for 2019 - 2020 School Year

Porters Point School & Union Memorial School are currently FULL and taking waitlists.  Limited availability remains at MBS and CMS, please call the Parks & Recreation office for details.

Enrollment is first-come, first-served; waitlists will be started once available space is allocated.  Online registration is NOT available for the A.C.E. Program.  Complete an A.C.E. Registration Form (PDF) and submit to the Rec Dept. with a $20 registration fee and a one-week deposit.  

PLEASE NOTE: 5th graders at MBS will attend A.C.E. After School at the Colchester Middle School (fees stay the same for all MBS A.C.E. participants).  A staff member will escort them to CMS at the end of the school day.  A.C.E. Before School will still be held at MBS for Gr. 3 - 5.

Program Details

The A.C.E. program incorporates Active, Creative, and Enrichment components throughout the school year. The Active components will focus on sports, recreational games, outdoor games, and lifetime skills activities. The Creative components will focus on food fundamentals, arts and crafts, and quiet time activities. We will incorporate special events, field trips, and guest artists to achieve the enrichment component of the program.

Schedule & Calendar

The A.C.E. Program runs Monday through Friday. The program at each school will follow the Colchester School District Calendar.

Before School (MBS Only)

Our morning program begins at 7 a.m. and is structured to allow various time drop offs. The children will play light games, board games, arts and crafts, and more.  MBS begins classes at 8:30am.

After School Program

Our after school program begins at school dismissal and runs until 6:00pm. We will provide quality childcare that parents can rely upon throughout the school calendar year. Students will work on homework, play games, make arts and crafts, play outside, and much more. A daily snack and juice will be provided for all children.


All staff meet Vermont State Licensing requirements with regard to education and experience. Each school has an on-site director who will provide direct supervision and development of the program. Depending on the site, the staff-to-student ratio will be either 10:1 (PPS, UMS) or 13:1 (MBS, CMS).