Suffolk Public Schools

Welcome, Suffolk Public Schools Families!

The District is returning to a hybrid learning model starting 3/15/21. 

Registration opens 3/8/21

To support your school's modified return-to-school plan, we will be offering:

Before School Care

After School Care

Full-Day Care with Virtual Learning Assistance

At all elementary schools except Booker T. Washington

Please click on "Rates & More" for more information.

Currently registered families must re-register for these programs.

Our Programs

Our programs are designed to give you peace of mind when your child is not in school. Experienced, caring, and licensed staff ensures your child is safe, engaged, and happy! The program includes an hour of enrichment every day at no additional charge!  Coding, Robotics, Art, Drama, Spanish, Mandarin, Sign Language, Fitness & Sports, and Engineering/Maker Activities to name a few. Snacks, homework help, recreation, and student-choice clubs round out each day, and always in a secure and caring environment.



Local Contact Information

Jim Highsmith, Area Manager

(757) 335-8173

Frequently Asked Questions for Suffolk Public Schools  Families:


AlphaBEST Education has been providing before and after school programs since 2005.  We currently serve approximately 30,000 students in 14 states.  We have been providing our services to families in Portsmouth, VA and Prince William County, VA, as well as several districts in Maryland.

Family is important to us.  We are a family-owned business and we take pride in the relationships we build with students, their parents, district staff, our staff, and the local communities that we become part of.  Our parent company is KAPLAN EARLY LEARNING, which has outfitted early childhood centers throughout the country with furnishings, materials, and curriculum for over 50 years.


Unique to after school programs, AlphaBEST includes world-class enrichment sessions every day for every student, at no additional charge. We partner with some of the nation’s leading developers of high-quality enrichment curricula. Currently, our students enjoy FIRST Lego League Robotics, Coding, Maker Space Fridays, Visual Arts, Cartooning, Stop-motion Animation, Drama, Spanish, Mandarin, Sign Language, Cricket, Tennis, Basketball, Soccer, and more!

AlphaBEST’s culture and commitment to excellence is driven by our Core Values. These values are infused throughout the organization and are a key part of how our programs operate in each school.

AlphaBEST will facilitate distance learning, following the school district's guidelines.  Teachers from the district will be visiting programs daily (for an hour or so)  to assist and answer questions.

Each afternoon begins with a snack and recreation and socialization time. This informal time allows students to unwind and relax. Following an engaging and fun enrichment experience, students are free to choose activities at the end of the day, based on their level of energy and their own interests.

Click here to see the AlphaAcademy Schedule


Lunch will be provided by Suffolk Public Schools.

AlphaBEST provides and serves each child a daily snack that adheres to USDA guidelines and state regulations for snack service. Snack menus are prepared to offer variety and interest so that children’s needs for a well-balanced diet are supported through the snack program. Parents may send daily snacks with their children and also provide any allergy information.

During our modified programs our staff to student ratio will be 1:11.

We offer a secure, online registration platform.  Please click on the Enroll Now button on our website.


Program hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


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Please contact our Regional Director, Laura Taylor at or 859.240.1519

We would love to hear from you!

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