The School Day

Students enjoy a healthy and well-rounded school day.


8:00 – 8:15 a.m. Bus Arrival
8:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. Classes (lunch 11:30 a.m.)
2:15 – 2:25 p.m. Bus Departure

Lunch & Snacks

A nutritious school lunch is provided in our Dining Hall each school day at no cost to Green Chimneys students. A generous salad bar is offered daily. Low-fat milk is served with the meal and ice water is available at all tables.

Students eat lunch with their classmates and teachers who model mealtime conversation and table manners with the class. Students are responsible for clearing their place and utilizing the recycling center for scraps, non-recyclable items.

Nutritious, low-calorie snack choices, including fruit, are offered to students at a time scheduled by the classroom teacher. Water is available throughout the school day and at recess.

Special dietary restrictions can be accommodated but require a health provider’s statement that clearly outlines the restriction, and should be discussed during the Admissions process.

Green Chimneys School participates in the federally assisted National School Lunch Program and supports the Summer Meal Program.


A 30-minute recess break is written into classroom schedules. Most classes have recess after their lunch period unless a program is scheduled during that time. Teachers have the latitude to adjust the time as they deem appropriate. Areas are designated for basketball, football tossing, 4-square games, and swings and slides for group activities during recess. Classroom staff members are responsible for student safety at all times.


As a way to help students master class material and gain academic confidence, classroom teachers assign homework on most school days to reinforce and practice the material learned in class. Parents are encouraged to keep the communication lines open and inform teachers if their child has difficulty completing assignments at home.