• Testimonials

    Read What Families, School Administrators and Staff Say about Right At School
  • What Our Educators Say...

  • “I can hardly put into words how working at Right At School has brought me so much joy, fulfillment, and growth, both professionally and personally. I feel supported, encouraged, and valued and it’s great knowing that there is even more room for me to grow with a company that is constantly growing itself. My co-workers have become a second family to me and my site a second home. We don’t just work together, we CREATE together, and that makes for the type of contagiously passionate and productive community & team environment that most people thrive in.”
    — Marissa S., Program Manager

    “Right At School has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. It is amazing to be active in the community every day. I feel like can make that much more of a difference in children’s lives. I have also been given the opportunity to grow professionally. This has been the journey that I will continue to hold onto and cherish.”
    —Mike C., Right At School Educator

    “I thoroughly enjoyed working at Right At School over the past school year. The experiences shared with the students have been fantastic. There is something very special about children who look forward to seeing, playing, and learning with you everyday. I did my best to leave a great lasting impression on them but the great impression they left on me is something I will never forget. Reinberg and Sauganash schools were among the best I could have hoped for. The educators and coaches were great to work with and my Area Coordinator was just as great. He always made time to help when needed, and showed that he cared about the work we were doing.”
    —Antonio M., Right At School Educator

    “Over the past two years that I have been with Right At School, I have only found my experience getting better and better. Starting out as an educator and having now moved into the role of Site Director, I am happy to be growing alongside RAS while also developing professionally…One of my favorite aspects of this job is the creativity it allows us to have when teaching after school. I love to encourage my educators to go above and beyond the standard curriculum to engage our students. From Jeopardy games to geography quizzes (which the students loved), I enjoy looking for new ways to teach them anything they want to know. Most days, we had many students complain that their parent arrived to early and they did not want to leave. Those are the moments when I know we have been successful in our job.”
    —Maris P., Right At School Educator


  • What Administrators Say...

  • “Right at School has proven to be an excellent partner in providing high quality before and after school care for our students. We’ve been very pleased with our positive student response to the program as well as with parent satisfaction overall. The quality curriculum, engaging aspects of the program, outreach for special course offerings, and the ability to program on days off school as well as extended summer care provides above and beyond support for our students and their families.”
    —Jill Gildea, Superintendent

    “The Right at School Program has done an excellent job of meeting our needs for a before/after school program.  They handle all of the arrangements and organization, but yet collaborate with us for both day to day operation as well as new ideas.”
    —John Correll, Superintendent, Salt Creek School District 48, Illinois

    “Bringing the Right At School Program into our District has been one of the best decisions that we have ever made. It allows us to focus on the educational opportunities provided to students during the instructional day and RAS to focus on enrichment opportunities available to students after the bell rings!  It is a true partnership!”
    —Kellie Spencer, Assistant Superintendent, Cedar Hill ISD, Texas

    “Right At School has provided highly engaging, high quality curriculum- based after school engagement to our community.  We value the fact that our students “want” to participate!”
    —Assistant Superintendent, Lancaster ISD, Texas

    “I have worked with Right at School for four years. They hire a professional staff, respond to our parents’ requests for enrichment programming, and give me total peace of mind with regards to our mid-day recess and after school program. The program takes care of our facility and I have never had issues with regards to damage or wear and tear. The partnership we have with RAS allows our families to have continuous child care provisions and a variety of enrichment on demand courses. Additionally, we are excited to have the RAS Summer camp at our school this summer. This will be a great benefit to our families, school and community. I highly recommend Right at School!”
    —Sandra Caudill, Principal

    “I would recommend Right at School to any and all schools. I can’t imagine them not being at Ebinger School. The revenue share we receive from Right At School FAR outweighs the negligible costs we incur to keep the lights on and doors open until 6pm. In fact, with the revenue share last year we bought a new backstop for our ball field and a school marquis. This year we will be purchasing chrome books for our entire 4th grade.”
    —Serena Peterson, Principal

    “I work as the art teacher at both Kingsley and Orrington School for District 65. Right At School is in the art room in the mornings for your before school program when I prepare for the day on Wednesdays and Fridays. I listen and watch as I prepare for my first classes of the day and have been so impressed by the quality of Right At School’s programming. I love how sincere and caring your staff is to the students they work with, and I am extremely grateful for how easy and professional I have found your staff to be to work with myself.”
    —B. McDermott, Teacher

    “We love Right At School. You guys are so flexible and do everything—it’s a piece of cake for the administration. The kids get their homework done, they learn and have fun, and parents are thrilled that their children are safe in our school. This is so much better than programs we’ve had in the past, and I love it that the kids are here, safe in our school.”
    —Melissa Raich, Assistant Principal, Sauganash Elementary School

    “I just wanted to let you know how great it has been working with Right At School and your staff at Bell Elementary, particularly your Site Manager, Maris. She’s been amazing to work with and is fantastic at her job! It has been a real pleasure working in partnership with you to bring a band program to the Bell Elementary families.
    —Danica D., Band For Today


  • What Families Say...

  • “Absolutely a truly exceptional experience!”

    —Keith B., Parent

    “It has been great! Don’t know what I would do without this program. My daughter really enjoys and is learning so much without even knowing.”

    —Angel H., Parent

    “I TRULY LOVE THIS PROGRAM and the two teachers involved. My son has a positive, outstanding time at this center. I LOVE how the teachers treat him with respect and most importantly with positive reinforcements.”

    —Jaclyn S., Parent

    “The Right At School program has been great!  I am comfortable dropping my daughter off and know she is in great hands.  The staff are always welcoming, and it is evident they took the time to get to know my child, which means a great deal to me as a parent.”

    —Tami B., Parent

    “My son LOVES the program. He doesn’t want to miss it, and I can’t get him to leave early. He always wants to stay to the end. He has a great relationship with the instructors/leaders and other children. And he was so proud to be chosen to be a Junior Educator to be an assistant to the leaders. He felt so special and was so proud to be getting his own shirt and Jr. Educator badge.”

    —Diana D., Parent

    “After a long day at school, Right Club is a good balance between homework and free time. My son is often there until closing, which is a long day for a kid, but he is usually happy and in good spirits when I pick him up. Sometimes he will ask to stay longer on days he doesn’t need to be there later. I feel good knowing he feels at home!”

    —Laura L., Parent

    “I’m very happy with Right at School. My kids are happy and seemed to have transitioned well. I absolutely love the fact that there is a homework hour. It helps free up time in the evening to accommodate other activities.”

    —Jennifer R., Parent

    “Our daughter loves Right At School.  It offers her productive time to complete her homework, opportunities for fun organized activities, as well as good old fashioned free time to socialize with her friends.  It’s a terrific after-school solution for our family.”

    —Ashley M., Parent

    “My son loved that there was always new and exciting things to do! I also loved all the activities that they did! I appreciated him actually being able to be a kid! Not watching TV all day every day. Definitely one of our best summers yet!! Thanks for everything you do Right at School!”

    —Veronica L., Summer Camp Parent

    “My daughter was nervous about starting kindergarten. She met great friends in Right Club after school. Making friends with older kids increased her confidence and happiness! She felt more “at home” and welcome at school because of the other students and the environment that the Right Club educators create.”
    —Jennifer S., Parent

    “Our son absolutely loved Right At School Summer Camp. It was great to have a program based at his school, which was familiar for him and convenient for us. He was especially thrilled with trips to the pool and library, a weekly big field trip, and water games!”

    —Stephanie V., Summer Camp Parent

    “I wanted to say THANK YOU! I appreciate how smoothly the transition into before and after school care has gone for my kids. They love the teachers and their enthusiasm is contagious. They are always greeting me with a smile and speak high praises of my girls. I truly did not think this transition was going to be an easy one for my family but I am so grateful that it has been. I also appreciate both of you walking me through the process of getting the girls registered appropriately and working with us and their flexible schedule.”

    —Kelly W., Parent

    My son “looked forward to going every day! He never came home sunburned or bug bitten, but spent a very active summer playing outside sports, water games, walking to the pool and library every week. This was our second summer with Right At School camp and it was just as great, maybe even better, than last summer!”

    —Laura J., Summer Camp Parent

    “Life saver!!!! Our child has shown drastic improvement with your help. Love it and so happy we made the switch. It is so convenient and our child is always excited to tell us what they did that day. Thank you!!!”

    —Jennifer W., Parent

    “I am so impressed with your Right Club program and the Tutor Right program. My daughter brought up three of her grades this semester! She is doing really great and has more confidence now than she did before. I thank you and your staff for making a difference with her.”
    —Molly M., Parent

    “A great group of camp leaders, always high energy and friendly which is welcoming to both the kids and parents.  Wonderful activities to keep the kids engaged throughout the day, my son did not want to leave at pickup time he was having so much fun.”

    —Barbara M., Summer Camp Parent

    “My child gets upset when I pick her up early! She asks me to pick her up as late as possible. She does not want to miss out doing the projects and spending time after school with staff and friends!”
    —Tara M., Parent

    “I love Right At School. I know I can trust everybody here, because we are a family. Another reason that Right At School is special is because the staff supports you. They keep us safe and care about us. Being a Junior Educator is very important to me. It has made me more responsible. It also makes me feel like a leader. I’m proud that they choose me and I’m excited to be a part of Right At School.”
    —Ella, 4th Grade

    “Right At School has provided us with a safe, convenient and affordable after-school experience for our son. We really couldn’t ask for anything more!”

    —Kathryn J., Parent

    “My kids cry when it’s time to go.”

    —Jessica J., Parent

    “Just a quick note of thanks to Mr. J and Mr. Brian of Right At School at Andrew Jackson Language Academy. My son, a first grader, who has gone to Right At School every afternoon this academic year, has enjoyed the program so much that he told me he wants to be a Right At School teacher when he grows up! Mr. J and Mr. Brian show so much enthusiasm, patience and creativity at their work; it makes all the difference. And it’s given me great piece of mind as parent.”
    —Jill W., Parent

    “My kids always seem to have a blast in RAS and make connections that help fortify friendships across all grades.”

    —Greg F., Parent

    “My son attends Germantown Hills 69 School and is part of the Right at School program. My son was very excited to see one of his Right at School teachers, Janessa, attend his last JFL game on a Saturday afternoon. It was very thoughtful of her to give up some of her own weekend time to attend his game.”
    —Angie G., Parent

    “When I’m at Right At School, I feel as if I’m walking into this ginormous happy family. Here at Right At School, we all help one another and use teamwork to help get done what needs to get done. We’re all nice to one another, and when I see people being nice to one another, it makes me feel comfortable and happy. The Staff at Right At School also have helped me in so many different areas. They have helped me, not only academically, but also in becoming a more responsible person. I think that Right At School is a great program that helps children so much and in so many different forms. I know it has helped me.”
    —Eleanor, 5th Grade

    “The program has been great- so great that my child is upset on the mornings when we don’t send her to early care! I guess me walking her to school isn’t quite as fun.”
    —Jolee R., Parent

    “Right At School isn’t your average after-school program. It’s much more than you might expect. It’s not just getting a snack and doing homework. Right At School is family to me. We work and play together. We learn and have fun. Right At School has helped me in many ways. Staff helps me when I’m confused about my assignments. I’ve learned to be a responsible child. It has also helped me to work better with others. Last of all, Right At School has helped me become a kinder person.”
    —Aidan, 5th Grade

    “This was our first year at Right at School and we have had a great experience. My daughter has so much fun every day. I love the structured, educational, and caring environment and I feel very fortunate for her to attend such a fantastic after school program.”

    —Jeanine S., Parent

    “I have had two children in the After School program for the past three years. The staff is always so eager, available and responsive to our needs as a family. My kids look forward to “After School” most days as much as regular school!”
    —Hillary S., Parent

    “I want to give a quick thank you to Right At School and Coach Bevin. My daughter told me Ms. Bevin taught her to climb the monkey bars and she now has so much confidence at the top! It’s great to know that the Right at School Team is so fully engaged with the kids!”
    —Julie W., Parent

    “Often times when I pick up my kids I they get upset because they are not finished with a project. It makes me happy to tell them more than once it’s time to leave.”
    —L. Arensman, Parent

    “I love how convenient this program is! The staff is wonderful and I know my son loves attending each day. I think this is a perfect balance of an extension of his school day and playtime with his peers. I would recommend this to other families in a heartbeat!”
    —J. Eboreime, Parent

    “I love this program. I cannot say enough about it. I am so glad that this program was available to me here at school. It gives me great peace of mind to know that my children are in a safe and nurturing environment. They actually get their homework done in the program. I have heard that promise before from other programs, but Right At School delivers!! My kids will be in the program and enjoying it for many years to come. Thank you.”
    —V. Johns, Parent

    “RAS has helped tremendously as I am a single parent on a budget both monetarily and time wise. My daughter has a snack, does homework and plays everyday. She loves it!”
    —T. Lovel, Parent

    “Right At School rocks! I was thrilled to learn our school was offering the program, especially for the first day of school. Online registration was quick and easy in the convenience of my home. As a parent of a nine-year-old boy I am very impressed to see young men involved in both the before and afterschool day. Great role modeling guys!”
    —K. Potter, Parent

  • What Research Says...

  • Using the Developmental Assets Profile, a well established and highly utilized social emotional learning assessment tool by Search Institute, data showed* Right Club students were “thriving” in their school environment and had substantial gains over the school year in social emotional skills, including:

    positive values (+64%)
    feeling empowered (+35%)
    social skills (+20%)
    commitment to learning (+20%)
    understanding boundaries and expectations (+19%)
    positive identity (+ 14%)


    *Study: 2015-16 school year, Germantown and Dunlap districts, IL, Developmental Assets Profile from SearchInstitute.org