"Makoto -- and Sensei La France -- is teaching this kids to be responsible in life. How wonderful! We are so glad our grandson attends this program". -- M. Lerch
Is Makoto a full-year program?
Makoto is a full SCHOOL-YEAR program. If you enroll, you enroll for the entire school year. Makoto does offer a fun Summer Camp program for families who are interested in utilizing the Makoto program year round. But a member does not have to attend all of Makoto Summer Camps. You can choose the weeks you want to attend.
Makoto picks up from which schools:
For the 2017-2018 school year, Makoto will pick up members from:
Beaver Creek Elementary Brandywine Wallace
Bradford Heights Charlestown Elementary
Collegium Charter School Downingtown Middle School
East Ward Elementary French Creek Elementary
K.D Markley Elementary Lionville Elementary
Lionville Middle School M.C. 6th Grade Center
Pickering Valley Elementary Shamona Creek Elementary
St. Joe's Catholic School St. Elizabeth's Parish School
Uwchlan Hills Elementary West Bradford Elementary
West Vincent Elementary
What is the latest time for pick up?
We ask that parents pick up their Makoto members no later than 6:00pm. Traffic however, does happen. If a parent is going to be later than 6:00pm, he must call his respective Makoto location to let them know. We do NOT charge late fees unless lateness becomes a habit.
Does Makoto offer before care?
No. Makoto is an after-school program only. We do not offer before care.
Is Makoto open on minor holidays and school In-service days?
YES! Makoto follows the Downingtown School District Calendar and offers help
(for a small additional fee) on all minor holidays... In-service days... and Spring
Break. And on these days we always take the campers somewhere fun such as Skyzone
Trampoline Park... Ozzy's Indoor Family Fun Center... Rock Climbing... the movies... etc. Makoto also picks up on Early Dismissal days for no additional fee.
If I enroll my son in Makoto does he need to attend five (5) days per week?
Makoto is a leadership program... not just after-school care. It is important that students attend often in order to learn and progress. We therefore, do not accept members who wish to attend only once or twice per week. And the price does not vary whether a Makoto member attends three, four, or all five days each week.