Maury is fortunate to have before-school care provided at the school by Polite Piggy’s Day Camp and two options for afterschool care, also offered at Maury:  Polite Piggy’s Day Camp and Alegria Aftercare.

DCPS Afterschool Program

Please note that as of the 2013 to 2014 school year, this option is no longer available to Maury Elementary.

Polite Piggy’s Day Camp

Polite Piggy’s offers a safe environment, plenty of hugs and a comprehensive programming model that supports the needs of each student. Children ages 3-5 enjoy programs such as: creative movement, fitness class, drama, art, free play time and cooking class. Children ages 6 and up enjoy programs such as quilting classes with artist Francine Haskins, cooking classes, fitness classes, lacrosse, music and theater, a games class where different labyrinth and math games are explored, free play time and other art classes.


Children enjoy 3-5 days of structured programming based on the child’s needs and plenty of free creative play and social skill development.

Polite Piggy’s operates on all full school days.  Before care runs from 7:15-8:15 and aftercare runs from 3:15 p.m. to 6 p.m.  It is also open on “half-days” and professional development days. It is closed on parent-teacher conference days. Polite Piggy’s also offers full day camps during winter, spring, and summer breaks.

For additional information and up to date information, join Polite Piggy’s on Facebook or check out its website. For questions, feel free to contact its director, VanNessa Duckett, at 240-396-8957 or email.

Alegria Aftercare

Owned and operated by Nathan Havner, one of Maury’s second grade teachers, the program will build upon the Maury students’ Spanish exposure during the school day with Spanish after-school work. Children learn Spanish songs, language and stories chiefly through developing original musicals based on the stories we read. Students will play outside every single day and be given time and support to complete homework. Alegría can accommodate up to 25 students in grades Pre-K through 2nd every school day until 6pm. Alegría is closed on staff development days and conference days but open on DCPS half-days.

Check for more details or email Mr. Havner.