Lion’s Den – After School Program.


Bridgeway Christian Academy (BCA) is pleased to offer a quality program for students in grades K5 – 8th after the end of the scheduled school day. The purpose of the Lion’s Den is to provide a nurturing environment that includes educational, recreational, and social activities all within a safe, structured environment.

Lion’s Den Activities include:

  • Homework lab/study time and assistance, if needed, in the BCA Media Center. Middle School students will participate in the homework lab.
  • The opportunity to read and take reading counts quizzes.
  • Free play in age-appropriate centers including activities, games, and crafts.
  • Supervised playground time and recreational activities to enhance fitness.

Program Hours

The Lion’s Den operates every school day during the year from 3:00 pm (12:00 pm on Fridays and early release days) until 6:00 pm Monday – Friday.  The Lion’s Den is not available on school holidays, teacher workdays or the last days of school for the semester (December 20, 2017 and May 24, 2018).

  • Students that are not picked up by the end of regular carpool will join the Lion’s Den for supervision.
  • Parents are required to come in to the school lobby to pick up their student(s).
  • If someone else is picking up the student(s), the parent must notify BCA and that person must be on the approved pick-up list and show a form of ID.  We will not release a student to someone not on the list.

The Lion’s Den releases promptly at 6:00 pm each day.  Late pick-ups will be billed at the rate of $1 per minute beginning at 6:01 pm.

The Lion’s Den is staffed by our own BCA teachers including:

  • Michelle Smith – Coordinator
  • Susan Ballew
  • Morgan Michell

2017-2018 Program Fees

(Please check back for 2018-2019 rates)

Grades K5 – 8th

3:00pm – 6:00pm / Monday – Thursday (12-6 on Friday)*
    • Hourly: $7 per hour (minimum charge 1 hour)
    • Monthly: $250

  • Friday Finale is a separate program and will be billed as such.
  • Students who participate in the Friday Finale program may join the Lion’s Den at 3:00 on Friday.

If your student will be joining us in the Lion’s Den, please contact