Registration is Open for our Summer Care Program!
Summer fun awaits at LCA's summer day camp,
Saints' Spirit Days! Make plans now for your child(ren) to
attend all or part of the 10-week program, running weekdays June
10 - August 16 from 7:00 a.m. -- 6:00 p.m. Each week features a
unique theme with planned activities, field trips, swimming and
more! The program is open to children who have completed
Kindergarten as of the end of the 2012/13 school year through
eighth grade and campers can attend full weeks or individual
Click here to
download an informative brochure and a registration form in PDF
Questions can be directed to Program Director
Edith Quimper at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-521-0559.
The Lakewood Catholic Academy
Before and After Care Program
Lakewood Catholic Academy is pleased to provide a quality
Before and After Care Program that meets the needs of parents
who require before and after school supervision for their school
age child(ren) in grades kindergarten through eight. Personal
discipline, social development and emotional well-being, as well
as recreational, health and safety skills are emphasized through
the following activities:
- Quiet time to work on homework individually or with a
teacher’s help as needed
- Daily opportunities for reading
- Opportunities to participate in small group games, which
provide basic skills such as
sharing, taking turns, and respecting others
- Group or individual play in the gym or on the schools
- Opportunities for daily imaginative play
- Daily reinforcement of health, hygiene and classroom
- Opportunities to develop self-discipline through
adherence to regular routines and responsibilities
- Homework assistance is available from 3:15-4:15. Faculty
member from LCA are available to assist children with their
The hours of operation for the program are
from 7:00 to 7:50 a.m. before school and from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
after school, every day that school is in session. Full-day care
is available on select days when school is not in session, based
on the amount of children that need care for those days. The
program also operates during summer vacation for full-day
Please contact Program Director Edith
Quimper with any questions at 216.521.0559, extension 3044, or
by email at
Tuition & Registration Information
Parents interested in participating in the
program should complete a registration form and return it to the
Main Office. The form and payment are needed to hold your
child's spot for the following school year.
Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Click here to download a registration form
for the current year.
here to download a registration form for the 2013-14 school
Before and After Care Fees
There is a deposit fee of $60 per child for the program, and
it is due along with the application by February 24, 2013. Ten
dollars of this fee is for registration and is non-refundable.
The remaining $50 is a supply fee that is non-refundable after
August 15, 2013.
Before and After Care daily fees
are as follows:
Before-School Care: $5.00 per day
After-School Care (full-time):
$13.00 per day
After-School Care (part-time):
$14.00 per day
Before and After-Care (full-time):
$16.00 per day
Before and After-Care
(part-time): $17.00 per day
Vacation Days (full-day):
$33.00 per day
Summer Care (full-day): $40 per day
Contacting the Before- and After-Care Program:
Before- and After-Care & Summer Camp Staff
Edith Quimper, Director
Edith Quimper is from Lima, Peru. Ms.
Quimper went to a Catholic School, “C.E.P. Santa Anita,” where
she studied from Kindergarten through high school.
She hold a bachelor’s
degree in Business Administration from “San Ignacio de Loyola”
University in Peru. As a college student she had participated in
the Junior Achievement program, which back then had recently
arrived in Peru. She also taught English there.
When she arrived in
America in 2005, Ms. Quimper received
a teaching certification in Spanish.
I am originally from a small coal-mining town in Pennsylvania, about 50 miles south of Pittsburgh. My father was a coal miner
for 45 years. I guess you can say that I am a
coal-miners daughter! I am a graduate of
California State College, now known as California
University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Elementary
Education. I reside in Lakewood, and before joining LCA I had been a teacher at St. Luke
School for many years, and I have been
blessed with wonderful colleagues, students, and their
parents. I am very grateful to be a part of
I am very excited to teach first grade at Lakewood Catholic
Academy. I have a
degree in Early Childhood Education from
University, and have taught first grade
for six years. In the summer, I enjoy teaching at
the Ohio Heritage camp in
Lakewood. I also enjoy
spending time with my family and my two dogs.
I am a product of the Lakewood Catholic Schools,
having attended St. Clement's for grade school and St.
Augustine Academy for high school. I earned my teaching
degree from Cleveland State
I have taught first grade at St. James for eight
the summer, I run the Ohio Heritage Program at the Old
Stone House through the Lakewood Recreation Department.
I enjoy spending time with my family and my dog,
enjoy teaching at Lakewood Catholic Academy
and continuing the tradition of excellence in Lakewood.
Hello! My name is Tara Murray and I
am a Second Grade teacher at LCA. I grew up in Olmsted
Falls and attended grade school there until high school.
My family and I then moved to Fairview Park. I will soon
be living in Avon Lake and am very excited for the new
change in my life.
I graduated from Cleveland State
University in 2009 with a Bachelor degree in Early
Childhood Education. While studying at CSU, I completed
my student teaching internship right here at Lakewood
Catholic Academy! I then went on to substitute teach at
LCA and Fairview Park School District. I taught First
Grade at a charter school in Cleveland for a year, then
went on to teach third grade at LCA. I am looking
forward to the new school year teaching second grade.
My time away from the classroom is
spent on the beach at Catawba, Ohio. My family and I
enjoy paddle boarding, kayaking, and having fun in the
sun! I also enjoy making homemade greeting cards for
friends and family.
Hello. My name is Dan Castrigano and I am thrilled to
be back at Lakewood Catholic Academy for the 2012-2013
school year. I grew up in Lyndhurst, and I am a
graduate of St. Clare School and St. Ignatius High
School. I graduated from Georgetown University in
2009 with a B.S. in Culture and Politics from the Edmund
A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. I earned my
Middle Childhood Education Teaching License from Notre
I am the founder and moderator of the LCA Juggling
Club. I am also an assistant coach for the St.
Ignatius Rugby Team.
I currently reside in Lyndhurst. In my spare
time I enjoy playing sports, playing music, juggling,
snowboarding, kayaking, backpacking, swimming, reading,
and trying new things.
I’m really excited to be teaching English at such a great school!
Education is a big part of my life.
I earned a Master’s Degree in Education from John
Carroll University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism
from Ohio University, with a minor in Psychology.
I also teach a professional development course at
Lake Erie College in Painesville!
Cleveland is such a fun place to live and I’m proud
to call it home! I
grew up on the eastside and currently reside in my
hometown of South Euclid.
I’m an avid sports fan and closely follow the
Browns, Cavs and Indians.
My summers are spent
coaching baseball at a sports camp in Gates Mills; I
spend my free-time listening to music, exercising, and
hanging out with my friends and family.
Rochelle Pohorence graduated from St.
Joseph Academy in 2007. She has worked for Lakewood Catholic
Academy’s Before and After Care program and Summer Program for
about five years.
She is a graduate of the Virginia Marti College of Art and
Design, with an Associate’s Degree in Fashion
Eileen McDonnell started at St. James in
1999 in the pre-kindergarten program.
In 2005 she started working in the Before and After Care
program fulltime when Lakewood Catholic Academy opened until the
birth of her daughter.
She is the mother of one and helps out the program a
couple days a week.
Eileen graduated from Bowling Green State
University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Child and
Family Community Services.
She is First Aid/CPR certified.
My name is Erin Dailey and I have been working in the Before and
Aftercare program since January. When I am not working in the
before and after care program I am a substitute teacher at LCA,
Fairview Park, and Lakewood City Schools. I graduated from Kent
State University in 2010 with my Bachelors in Early Childhood
Education, I also attended Ohio University to expand my degree
to include teaching 4th and 5th grade. When I am not teaching I
enjoy listening to music, traveling, and spending time with my