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Afterschool Program

Details, Fees and Registration


Gym Wheel and HomeWork is a unique after-school program that combines fun and healthy physical work on the Gym Wheel.

Gym Wheel and HomeWork’s mission is to help each kid in the program to:

  • Have personal goals that they are excited to reach

  • Learn the importance of hard work

  • Feel that they are good at something

  • Trust and respect themselves and the people around

  • Be part of a group where they feel comfortable and appreciated,

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​The course includes pick-up from your children's school (2.5-mile range), snacks, and supervised circus activities, including acrobatics, gym wheels, aerials, juggling, and circus games.
We also offer homework assistance and provide a structured and supportive space for homework time in the "princess tower."​​ Ask for it. 

Fulltime and part-time afterschool program



The daily hours are from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm or 6:00 pm.

The minimum hours of attendance for full-time and part-time is 2 hours per day.

The standard hourly rate is $15.00

  • Minimum enrollment of 3 days per week/3 - 6 pm (9 hours) = reduced rate from $45 to $40 

  • Minimum enrollment of 4 days per week/3 - 6 pm(12 hours) = reduced rate from $40 to $42.50

  • Minimum enrollment of 5 days per week/3 - 6 pm (15 hours) = reduced rate from $42.50 to $35

Add 2 dollars per hour for homework assistance

  • However, these discounts only apply if we have received the full fee no later than the day before the course starts. Monthly payments are excluded from this. 

  • You will receive an extra 7.5% if the fee is paid entirely for two semesters on the first day of the first semester. If you settle for three semesters or the entire school year, you’ll receive an extra discount of 10%.

  • We will apply the discount after your registration. 

  • Under certain circumstances, we also offer monthly payments for an additional fee; please ask for it. However, we reserve the right to refuse partial payments without further justification.




We follow the CPS calendar for the school day count and blackout days, such as national holidays, school days, breaks, and summer vacations. Please check the CPS calendar.

Additional hours will be charged $17.00 ($19.00) per hour and added to your account.

​Drop-In afterschool program

  • The daily hours are from 3 pm to 5 pm or 6 pm, prorated for two hours each day and billed per drop-in day.

  • The standard hourly rate is $17.00 ($19.00),

  • The minimum attendance for drop-ins is two hours per day.

  • Pick-up from school is not available for the drop-in after-school program.

  • Please register for a drop-in at least 24 hours ahead.

Registration through the customer portal site by filling out and submitting one of the forms below.

If your kid can’t attend, please send your email only to  

Please be aware that registrations typically need to be made at least 24 hours ahead of time or, in case of an emergency, until 8 am on the same day; however, we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs, but we can’t guarantee it.

​Blackout Dates

  1. Our blackout dates are according to the CPS calendar for the relevant school year; however, we will adjust those days according to your request and your kid's school calendar if necessary.

  2. ​​​The new fee schedule became effective on March 09, 2023. All agreements, arrangements, classes, and courses we have in place with schools or groups of parents will remain unrelated.

  3. ​Due to our modified pricing scheme (March 09, 2023), which resulted in more favorable fees, our siblings' discount is no longer applicable.


Afterschool program (full-time and part-time), Cancellation and refund policy:

 The balance is due at the time of registration. Your spot is guaranteed once payment is received. 

  • Payment is non-refundable. To ensure reasonable prices and an excellent student-to-teacher ratio, individual days of absence cannot be refunded, made up, or transferred. However, makeup classes may be arranged based on class size and availability.

  • The cancellation must be made at least 30 days in advance to receive full credit. 

  • We will credit 50% of the invoice for cancellations made between 7 and 30 days in advance. 

  • Cancellations made less than seven days in advance will receive no credit.

  • All refunds must be applied to future CirquesExperience programs based on availability. This policy is not binding and is at CE's discretion for cancellations made seven days or less before the start of the program/course.

  • For non-attendance, contact the CE office 24 hours prior:


​Afterschool Program Drop-in cancellation and refund policy:


Payment: The balance is due at the time of registration. Your spot is guaranteed once payment is received. 

Children with outstanding payments cannot participate in the afterschool program. 


  • ​A full refund (less 20% admin. fee) 48 hours before the start of the course.

  • 50% refund (less 20% admin. fee) 24 hours before the start of the course.

  • No refund less than 24 hours before the start of the course.


Hours: Our daily hours are from 3 pm to  5 pm or 6 pm 

  • You must sign out your child at pick-up. We have a grace period of ten minutes after the hour to pick up your kid.

  • Between ten minutes and twenty minutes late, we charge $10.00; 

  • After twenty minutes, we charge the full fee of $17.00, $19.00, or $20.00 per hour.

We understand that being late can sometimes be out of our hands. That's why we have a grace period of 10 minutes free of charge. If you are late more often, add an hour. ​​

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