Payne Elementary has two after school programs: the Office of Out-of-School Time Programs (OSTP) and Learning Tree. Students in OSTP after school programs spend their time doing a variety of activities including: academic power hour, eat a healthy snack, outdoor time, arts and crafts and clubs. Students in Learning Tree also do academic power hour, have a healthy snack and have some outdoor time but they also have additional STEM activities.


Payne provides a variety of after school clubs for all grades including: athletics, dance, STEM activities, yoga and more. A full list of clubs for all grades is located here. Some clubs or enrichment for OSTP students age PreK 3 – 2nd grade are organized by parents through the following program.


​​Afterschool is available daily from 3:30-6:00 pm and is managed by the Office of Out-of-School Time Programs (OSTP) and Learning Tree. There is no afterschool on days when school is dismissed at 12:15. ​Learning Tree follows the same schedule as OSTP.


Enrollment in afterschool for school year 2017-2018 begins on May 1. Students must enroll in school prior to enrolling in afterschool. Enrollment for both Learning Tree and the OSTP program goes through the same program.


The Afterschool Program Parent/Guardian Handbook provides Information about program policies and procedures about the OSTP program. The Learning Tree website provides more information about the Learning Tree program.


Afterschool provided by OSTP for the remainder of the 2017-18 school year, through June 12, will now be funded through a 21st Century Community Learning Center (21CCLC) grant and is free to all DCPS students. Some afterschool clubs (enrichment) are provided through an optional once a year payment of $200-$250.  Please find more information about those costs here. Fees and Payment for Learning Tree are detailed here. TANF eligible students do not pay for Learning Tree after school programs.