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Right At School Overview

Evanston, IL
501 to 1000 employees
2010
Company - Private
Preschool & Child Care
$1 to $5 million (USD) per year
Right At School accelerates elementary school student's creativity, conditioning, character and confidence through exciting enrichment programs before, during and after school.

Mission: Our mission at Right At School is to inspire a love of learning, support schools, and give parents peace of mind.

Right At School – Why Work For Us?


Our mission at Right At School is to inspire a love of learning, support schools, and give parents peace of mind.

Right At School provides safe, engaging and meaningful in-school and extracurricular programs to enrich the lives of students, give parents peace of mind and enable schools to focus on their academic mission.

We’re passionate about providing a wide range of exceptional and affordable enrichment, child-care and recess programs before, during and after school to as many students, parents and schools as possible. In 2011 we served 200 students per day; today the number is over 20,000.

We succeed at this goal because we understand the synergy between two potentially competing ideals:

  1. All education is local. Right At School is at our best when we operate as part of the local school and community fabric; and
  2. Enrichment excellence requires systemic thinking and systematic execution. Right At School is at its best when we share proven strategies across all of our programs to improve quality, reduce costs, and continually innovate.

We have significant experience with PreK- 8th grade out-of-school-time enrichment—it’s all that we do. We pride ourselves in our expertise in social-emotional learning, experiential education and the power of play. We also manage specialty enrichment classes and providers on behalf of the district, such as LEGO-robotics, martial arts, foreign languages, music, drama and more.

Our school partners know that Right At School offers a turn-key solution for their districts and meets the individual needs of each school and student. Districts also appreciate that we understand and seek to align with their strategic plans by attending board meetings, providing free babysitting for PTA meetings, and becoming part of the school and district fabric.

"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 Right At School to focus on enrichment opportunities available to students after the bell rings! It is a true partnership."

—Kellie Spencer, Asst. Superintendent, Cedar Hill, TX

Right At School takes pride in hiring highly-qualified staff with tremendous experience and skill working with school-aged children. Most importantly, they love working with children.

Beginning with our own staff, we embody our mission to inspire a love of learning through training, mentorship and ongoing professional development. Our online training aligns with National AfterSchool Association competencies and offers our staff a 300+ module professional development library. Our live training supports staff in blending concepts from their online learning with their senior mentors.

Training topics include child development, positive guidance, program quality, safety, curriculum and partnership building. All new staff are partnered with an RAS mentor to support their onboarding and ensure a smooth transition for their programs. Area Managers then ensure continual growth through weekly program visits to assess program quality and to provide additional resources and coaching for program staff.

"Right At School is in my classroom in the mornings for their before school program. I listen and watch as I prepare for my day, and I’m so impressed by the quality of the program. 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 work with myself."

—B. McDermott, School Day Teacher

We’re passionate about providing a wide range of exceptional and affordable enrichment, child- care and recess programs before, during and after school to as many students, parents and schools as possible. In 2011 we served 200 students per day; today the number is over 20,000.

We succeed at this goal because we understand the synergy between two potentially competing ideals:

  1. All education is local. Right At School is at our best when we operate as part of the local school and community fabric; and
  2. Enrichment excellence requires systemic thinking and systematic execution. Right At School is at its best when we share proven strategies across all of our programs to improve quality, reduce costs, and continually innovate.

Together, these two ideals highlight four core values for Right At School: We are Mission-Led,Innovation-Driven, Locally-Inspired, and Efficiency-Obsessed. Driven by these four values, we strive to go the extra MILE.

Mission-Led

We are driven to inspire a love of learning and a commitment to healthy living.

We know we can only achieve this mission by recruiting, supporting and retaining high- performing front-line educators and coaches and by providing them with the tools and resources they need to serve our students and grow professionally.

Regardless of role, we look for dependable, personable, resourceful, and imaginative people. We are a meritocracy and we employ personnel who want to be held accountable to individual and group outcomes in order to achieve our mission.

Innovation-Driven

We don’t rest on past success.

Our role as Right At School employees is to continually seek new ways to serve our students, parents and schools. All of us are responsible to improve our current offerings and identify new programs and services to meet the ever-changing needs of students, parents and schools.

We learn by listening to our students, parents, and administrators, and by staying abreast of best practices in the field. No one person or team is responsible for innovation at Right At School—it is the price of entry for all of us. We take high quality student services seriously, and recognize that continual innovation is required to achieve our goals.

Locally-Inspired

We hold ourselves personally accountable, but we don’t go at it alone.

We become part of the school’s fabric by attending school and district events to better understand community norms and school nuances. We regularly learn from our school administrators, PTAs, teachers, students, and our vendor-partners how we can best meet their needs and achieve our shared goals.

We speak with parents face-to-face every day at pick up and regularly online through our web portal to provide updates, solicit their feedback and keep them engaged. We share best practices and solicit ideas from all employees across the Right At School ecosystem through our online collaboration networks to strengthen our programs. Most importantly, we get to know our students’ individual needs, joys and learning styles as we build engaged communities of learners and friends.

Efficiency-Obsessed

We are resourceful.

We are resolute in our drive to reduce expenses and keep fees as low as possible for parents and schools. We are vigilant stewards of equipment and supplies, diligent in maintaining proper staff ratios, adept at delivering materials, and innovative in leveraging technology to simplify school and parent administrative needs.

We are relentless in asking ourselves: how can we do this smarter and better? We will do whatever it takes to allow as many schools and families as possible to benefit from Right At School programs and services, and our efficiency allows us to do just that.

All of us are committed to our mission. All of us innovate, build local community, and seek efficiencies. By sticking to our core values, we know we can build a great and prosperous company dedicated to students, parents and schools across the country.

As a part of the Right At School team, you will positively impact children, families and communities. You’ll help develop children’s confidence, encourage creativity and strengthen their character by providing enriching, fulfilling and fun school programs.

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    Pros

    + The company is mission driven
    + Creativity is supported and encouraged
    + Managers and leaders of the organization genuinely care for their staff and it shows
    + flexibility with hours/wfh when applicable
    + the company is filled with really smart, kind and humble people. You'll make friends for live.
    + while the company is growing it is not becoming a hierarchical environment
    + like that the CEO is so accessible. He literally sets up time to speak with employees through out a calendar year and not just in the central office
    + the company provides transparency
    + the company has made positive investments that direct impact the Right At School team

    Cons

    - It's fast past which I enjoy but may not be for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support your team.

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Right At School Photos

Right At School photo of: Lining up for the bathroom, the Right At School way.
Right At School photo of: Kicking back after a long day at school
Right At School photo of: Hands-on learning. Because there really is no better way.
Right At School photo of: Encouraging students to make healthy choices. Yeah, we’re kinda big on that
Right At School photo of: Because who doesn’t like taking learning outside
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Right At School Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Right At School (Hazlet, NJ).

    Interview

    The interview was easy for the most part. Asked about previous experience with children. Interviewer asked general questions that you would be asked at any interview. Interviewer also describe the day to day responsibilities of the position.

    Interview Questions

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Right At School Awards & Accolades

  • Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, Inc. 5000, 2016
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, Inc. 5000, 2017

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