Below is a list of the programs and their descriptions. These classes are held every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. The Music and Performing Arts, Early Learning Phonemic Awareness, Early Learning Math, and Letter Sounds Using Our 5 Senses (for ages 2 - up). All of the other classes are for ages 6 and up. However, we aren't restricting it to those age groups. These are just suggestions. Each child is different and develops at their own pace. We trust that the parents will know best where their child will fit in and flourish.
Around the World Cooking (Limited to ten students)
Welcome to Around the World Cooking! Here your student will go on an amazing adventure to other countries and learn about the foods from these far off and exotic places. Students will learn the importance of each dish and why it is a staple for those countries. His/her palate will be amazed of all the different flavors that are unique to each country. The students will also receive recipes to include but not limited to gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Please provide a list of allergens so that all students can be included in this cooking adventure.
Around The World In 180 Days (Limited to fifteen students)
First we took a Test Drive all around America to discover what makes this country such an amazing and diverse place to live. But now, we are traveling all around the world to visit some of our favorite countries, and to discover some new ones. We will learn about their environment, what they like to eat, how they play, how old their cities are, and much more. All aboard!
Art (Limited to fifteen students)
In this class, we will explore various famous artists while learning different techniques using mediums, such as pencil, paint, clay, drawing, pastels, charcoals, and mosaic. During class our students will be exposed to many styles of music as there is a strong connection between music and art. This class allows our students to discover the unique artist within each of them.
Bucket Drumming (New 2018/19) (Limited to fifteen students)
This class will be taught with two main tools...drumsticks and buckets. We will learn how to read basic rhythm patterns, and will learn about accents, flams, cross sticking, and other rudiments to be able to improvise with all of our favorite songs and music. This class works on fine motor skills and bilateral coordination.
Canvas (Limited to ten students)
In this class we will paint on canvas using acrylic paint. Each painting is broken down into easy-to-follow steps, yet with plenty of built-in opportunities for your child to add their own personal touch.
Chess (Limited to fifteen students)
Whether you are a novice, or have been playing for years, this class is all about chess. This class develops spatial thinking and strategies, and builds focused concentration.
Chorus (Limited to twenty students)
This is going to be a fun class where each student will learn how to sing at their best, how to sing in a group, and how to memorize material for performances. From learning the best warm-ups to good listening skills to staying on pitch and using your breath correctly, we will explore all aspects of public singing. No one will ever be put on the spot to sing alone if they would rather not, but we will have loss of fun exploring our each unique voices and how we can use them together to make a great song both vocally and with heart! (If you have any questions as to how your student might do, let us know. We are willing to make accommodations for those who may not want to perform -- just having fun singing with a group without an audience is a GREAT experience for any student!!)
Creative Writing (Limited to ten students)
Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales.
Students will gain writing skills by imitating the classic literature that awaits in this class! Characters and adventures will capture your children's imagination and provide rich writing material. Open your minds, let's take a look around!
Debate (New 2018/19) (Limited to ten students)
Public speaking can be difficult for so many people. This class will not only help with getting over the fear of speaking in front of groups, but how to make speeches and debates colorful and exciting to keep the audience engadged.
Drums In Motion (Physical Education) (Limited to ten students)
In this class, we will have fun learning basic beats while using drumsticks, exercise balls, and other rhythm instruments, all while getting a good workout. This class works on fine motor skills and bilateral coordination while actively following directions as an individual and as part of a group. Cardio has never been this much fun!
DIY Science & Experiments (Limited to fifteen students)
This hands-on class teaches about the scientific method through mixing, creating, and experimenting. The students will gain knowledge and prepare for a final 'Science Fair' at the end of the semester.
Ecosystems (Limited to fifteen students)
An ecosystem includes all of the living things (plants, animals, and organisms) in a given area, interacting with each other, and also with their non-living environments (weather, earth, sun, soil, climate, atmosphere). We will dive into this class and learn about the 5 ecosystems that make up the Earth around us.
Forensics (Limited to fifteen students)
Forensic science is a kind of science that blends biology, chemistry and physics to look at evidence, solve crimes and settle legal issues. Forensic scientists use evidence like fingerprints, blood, hair, bullets and DNA to show the truth about what happened in a situation. Strap in, this class is going to be fun!
Human Body (Limited to fifteen students)
From DNA, to bones, to how we see the world around us, this class will focus on the human body and what makes it tick! Trivia: Which of these organs can grow back again if some of it is removed? Brain, kidney, liver, or heart? Answer below.
InspireCraft (Micronations) (S1) (Start a Business) (S2)
Life Science (Limited to fifteen students)
Life Science is the scientific study of life and organisms – such as microorganisms, plants, and animals including human beings. We will be studying all living things, even some you never seen or heard of before!
Marine Life (Limited to ten students)
Discover the impact of ocean trash on marine life & learn how to help! In this class we will learn about the ocean levels and ocean creatures, all while learning how we can protect what makes up almost 75% of the earth's surface.
Medieval History (Limited to fifteen students)
The Middle Ages, or Medieval Times, in Europe was a long period of history from 500 AD to 1500 AD. Great leaders such as Joan of Arc and Charlemagne were part of the Middle Ages as well as major events such as the Black Plague and the rise of Islam. It came about after the collapse of the Roman Empire. In this class, we will learn about weapons and warfare, literature, architecture, nations, and much more, all during medieval times.
Minute to Win it (Limited to fifteen students)
This is a fast-paced class that encourages quick thinking and refined skills. Students take part in a series of 60-second challenges that use objects that are commonly available around the house.
Photography (Limited to fifteen students)
In this class we will learn the basics of photography. Must have a camera that allows you to adjust the shutter speed, aperture, and ISO.
RockSchool (Limited to ten students)
Does your child ever pretend they're on stage in front of thousands of admiring fans? In this class we will learn different instruments and different songs leading up to a final show at the end of the semester for family and friends to enjoy.
Sketch (Limited to fifteen kids)
Learn how to compose with line, shape, tone, and color in a class designed to introduce you to the basics of drawing. Your child will learn how to work with perspective, positive and negative shape, and texture as they explore the use of traditional drawing materials.
Space (Limited to fifteen students)
This class requires the class to go beyond the Earth's atmosphere and congregate in a classroom in outer space. We will visit the planets that revolve around our sun, learn about what is beyond our solar system, and explore black holes and watch the birth of new star systems.
Sports Math (Limited to ten students)
In this class, we will learn how multiplication, division, fractions, and decimals work in real life situations. This class is a fun and easy way to learn, or refresh your basic secondary math skills.
STEAM Odyssey of the Mind (Limited to fifteen students)
STEAM (Limited to fifteen students)
STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. In this class each project will challenge our students to take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process.
Ted Talks (Limited to fifteen students)
Ted Talks is all about spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. The goal of this class is to make great ideas accessible and spark conversation. We will learn how to pick the ideas, do the research, and present the findings. You got something to say about that? Perfect. Let's talk.
Test Drive America (Limited to fifteen students)
In this class, creativity and American Geography have collided, creating a fun-filled and memorable learning experience. Your child will feel like they have visited all 50 states as they have a blast dancing, acting, cooking, growing, crafting, and even using science as they explore the Good Ole' US of A.
Violin Class (Limited to fifteen students)
In this class our students will learn beginner violin skills, such as the care of the violin, proper playing posture, ear training, basic music theory, and playing techniques for the violin. The students will also have the opportunity to perform as a group/solo throughout the year at our 'Student Spotlight' concerts.
Weather Or NOT! (Limited to ten students)
From tornadoes to tidal waves, and sandstorms to blizzards, weather is all around us, all the time. It is an important part of our lives and one that we cannot control. Instead, the weather often controls how and where we live, what we do, what we wear, and what we eat. Join this class to discover the weather, both near and far.
Human Body Trivia Answer: The Liver