Spring After School Classes (April 10 - May 17)

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Move and Do: Indoor and Outdoor Games

Grades 2 & 3

Students will participate in engaging indoor games such as: sprout ball, balloon tennis, obstacle courses, freeze tag, badminton, and more. This action-packed class will provide students with the opportunity to flex both their brains and their muscles with creative problem-solving. This is a great class for team players who love to participate in group activities and cheer on their fellow players! Grades 2 & 3  

Instructor: Sara Evans

Move and Do: Yoga-Based Movement and Balance

Grades 2 & 3

Students will learn a series of stretching asanas specifically designed for children. This class will engage in games, relax with music, and use props (balance boards, balls, and cushions) to discuss balance while focusing on proper control and posture.Grades 2 & 3

Instructor: Jessica Blaszak


Make and Create: Mixed Media Painting

Grades 2 & 3

This class is a fun introduction to simple mixed media techniques and materials. Students will create inventive and unique works of art by experimenting with various media over the course of the class.  Grades 2 & 3

Instructor: Samar Dawisha


Explore and Experience: Chemical "Wizardry"

Grades 3,4,5 

In this Harry Potter inspired class, students will conduct “alchemical” experiments with household ingredients to witness “magical” reactions.  From growing crystals to creating goo, students will engage in fun science-based investigations to build their knowledge as a potions master. Grades 3, 4, 5 

Instructor: Ash Friend


Imagine and Express: Theater Make-Up

Grades: 3,4,5

Students will learn techniques in applying theater make-up to create various effects- such as aging, changing genders, transforming species, and enhancing or diminishing facial features to assist character development. Students will engage in viewing demonstrations, practicing on templates, and experimenting with a variety of materials. This class will culminate in students applying character make up (based on one of their designs) to their own face on the last day of class.  (Please note this curriculum will not include any gore, injury, or disfigurement effects, and students will not be allowed to explore these topics during this class.) Grades 3,4,5

Instructor: Oona Meade

Explore and Experience: Spring Garden Tasks and Snacks

Grades 3,4,5

Spring is an exciting time in the garden! Students will sow seeds, prepare and plant beds, and create spring-inspired snacks and smoothies. Grades 3,4,5

 Instructor: Elizabeth Tobey

Imagine and Express: Song-Writing on Keyboards

Grades 4 & 5 

Students will receive instruction on basic keyboard mechanics: simple chord progressions, moving back and forth between rhythms, and other skills essential to making original music. Once students have these introductory "tools" at their disposal, they will explore how to write songs and match lyrics chord progressions. This class will culminate in an opportunity for students to share their creations by performing for their classmates.  Grades 4 & 5   

Instructor: Brian Risling

Think and Reflect: Strategies and Tactics of Chess

Grades 4 & 5

The game of chess can teach critical thinking, enhance respect for peers, and convey important principles that apply outside the game. This class will introduce students to the basic rules, principles, and etiquette of chess, after which they will play one-on-one games while receiving some coaching and direction. Some familiarity with chess is helpful, but not required. Grades 4 & 5 

Instructor: Ed Hirsch

Explore and Experience:German Language Immersion 

Grades 4 & 5 

“Immersion” is a dynamic way to learn language through exposure. In this class, students will engage in: games, creative movement, and songs that will introduce them to German language. Through activities, challenges, and play students will build understanding and build language skills. Grades 4 & 5

Instructor: Suzanne Mielke

How do I know which class is right for my child?
Before we selected our course offerings, we thought about bigger umbrella categories that cover a variety of activities. You can use the descriptions below to think about your child’s personality and preferences and then find the classes that best fit your student.

Think & Reflect - These classes are for more introspective students who like to intellectually explore solo or partnered activities that teach creative and critical thinking skills.

Imagine & Express - These courses are for more extroverted students who like to explore fantasy, imaginative play, and creative thinking and engage in performance.

Move & Do - Classes for active students who enjoy engaging in play and learning in an activity-based environment.

Explore & Experience - These classes are for curious students who like to experience the world around them using the five senses and learn about other people and cultures.

Make & Create - Courses for creative students who like to design and experiment with materials to produce functional and/or decorative items.