Hi Emma, I'm not in the US, as you know, but here's our schedule: Start at 7:55 am everyday Out at 12:05pm everyday 3x a week school also in the afternoon from 2pm to 3:45pm ETA - that's for my oldest (primary school). For my youngest he starts at the same time, has the same amount of am/pm schedule, except i/o getting out at 12:05pm, he gets out at 11:45am. But he stays in a group til 12:05pm. But in the afternoon, it's same start and stop times, which is a big hassle dropping one and the other kid, for those with kids who no not attend neighbouring schools (as mine do). And I'm not a big fan of the schedule. I'd much rather have them start at 9am and finish at 1 or 2pm, with a couple of small snack/recess breaks, than have this type of schedule. But I'm not a fan of the current school system either.