Frequently Asked Questions


Where do I find the parent handbook?

What are Fort Discovery's hours of operation?

  • Fort Discovery is open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Is Fort Discovery open on days when school is not in session?

  • Yes!  Fort Discovery is only closed on the major holidays.  Please refer to the parent handbook or the Fort Discovery calendar located on this website for specific dates of operation.

Is breakfast included in the Fort Discovery fee?

  • No, but children can bring breakfast from home and we will provide them with a milk or they can purchase the breakfast at school while at Fort Discovery.

Will my child be provided with an afternoon snack?

  • Yes!  Children will be served snack each afternoon upon their arrival at Fort Discovery.

Am I required to pay for Fort Discovery if we take a vacation?

  • Each child is entitled to miss 2 weeks of Fort Discovery each year (January to December) at no charge.  These must be taken as full weeks and not individual days.

Is Fort Discovery available for 5th and 6th grade students?

  • Yes!  Students in 5th and 6th grade can be enrolled at Fort Discovery but must be dropped off and picked up at their home elementary school.  These children will be transported by bus to and from Fire Prairie. 


  • *If you have any further questions, please refer to the Parent Handbook orfeel free to contact the Director by email or phone for more details.