Garden Afterschool Program

Abernethy Garden Afterschool Program

The Garden Afterschool Program (GAP) was created by the Abernethy PTA in 2015 to extend and support the education provided through School Kitchen Garden (SKG). Administration of the Garden Afterschool Program is all volunteer, and the proceeds are in support of the PTA.

The program is held in the garden classroom and the Garden of Wonders every weekday after school and is open to kindergarteners through 5th graders. Wholesome snacks and plenty of outdoor time are offered in between garden, art, and cooking activities.

Learn more about GAP on the Garden of Wonders website.

​Online enrollment for fall (2017-2018 school year) is OPEN! You can register on the 
Garden of Wonders website.


Educator:  Ellen Payne (828) 329-6589   Parents: call or text this # in case of illness or absence!
Educator:  Julie Welch
Program Coordinator:  Caitlin Patton 



The program runs Monday through Friday 3:00-5:30pm throughout the school year.
Currently GAP does not operate on holidays or No School days.


  • 5 days per week: $360/mo.
  • 4 days per week: $300/mo.
  • 3 days per week: $230/mo.
  • 2 days per week: $165/mo.
  • 1 day per week:   $110/mo.

Tuition covers all programming, materials, and a daily snack.


Monthly tuition for the coming month is due on the 1st of each month and should be paid via the TUITION icon below. 

Invoices will be emailed a week in advance of the due date via Intuit. Invoices are sent to the email of the parent listed as Parent 1 when you registered for the program. A late fee may be charged if payment is delinquent. If you have questions about payments, please contact a program coordinator.