After-School Classes

Park offers enrichment activities after school to provide children with high quality afternoon experiences, created by Park faculty members and guest teachers, and to present opportunities to develop interests, cultivate talents, and strengthen social bonds.

Contact Information

Phone: 410-339-4195

Fax: 410-339-7098

kleonard@parkschool.net

After-school classes are offered on a trimester basis. The first trimester (fall) is shorter than the winter and spring trimesters. This is due to the fall athletic season beginning in the summer. Exact dates may change each year but will typically run as follows:

Please register ONLINE for Winter After-School Classes by November 4. Confirmation/regrets will be sent via email by November 10.

In the interest of fairness, we will randomly choose students for classes. Late registrants will be added only if space is available. 

Registration is not a confirmation of enrollment in the class. Confirmations/regrets will be emailed home following the registration deadline. 

We limit the number of children who can participate so that the activity itself is both fun and manageable. If an activity is oversubscribed, we compile a “first refusal list” and offer a space in the next trimester if the activity is offered. When signing up, please be sure your child can participate for the entire session. In the past, we have had the occasional instance when children have dropped out mid-session because of sports/music commitments. There will be no refunds for an after-school class following the first week of the class.  

If for any reason classes need to be made up due to cancellations (we will not reschedule classes due to inclement weather), they will be added at the end of the session and you will be notified. Should the class fee present a hardship to your family, please contact the Lower School office.

WINTER after-school Class OFFERINGS AND DESCRIPTIONS

Bookmaking I • Alison Penning, Lower School art teacher
Grades 1–2
3:15–4:15 PM • 5 weeks (11/14–12/12)
$75/50

Do you love telling stories with words and pictures? Together we will explore different and creative ways to make our own books. We will read innovative picture books from the Park School library, and we will work on pop-ups, a book in a box, a lift-the-flap book, a book with envelope enclosures, etc. Get ready to publish!


Lego Mindstorm • Tara Northcott, Upper School Technology Coordinator & Computer Science Teacher
Grades 3–4
3:15–4:15 PM • 6 weeks (11/14–1/9)
$90/60

Create your own robot with Legos! In this club, we will learn how to use EV3 programming to build real Lego robots that complete tasks. No experience necessary!   


Yarn Crafts I Karla Bunz, Park parent
Grades 4–5
3:15–4:15 PM • 5 weeks (11/14–12/12)
$75/50

We will learn basic crochet stitches while creating scarves and potholders, perfect gifts for the holidays.  As students begin to master basic stitches, we will begin learning other yarn skills. Students will choose the yarn color they would like to work with. Come join the fun!


Yarn Crafts IIKarla Bunz, Park parent
Grades 4–5
3:15–4:15 PM • 5 weeks (1/9–2/6 NO class 1/16)
$75/50

We will learn basic crochet stitches while creating scarves and potholders, perfect gifts for the holidays.  As students begin to master basic stitches, we will begin learning other yarn skills. Students will choose the yarn color they would like to work with. Come join the fun!

ChessArkadiy Frenkel, experienced chess master
Grades 1–2
3:15–4:15 PM • 10 weeks (11/15–1/31)
$150/100

Are you interested in learning how to play chess, one of the most famous strategy games of all time? Come join us and learn, or improve your skills. Arkadiy Frenkel is a national chess master and full-time chess coach. Students will be working on chess problems and will learn to use a chess clock. During the practice game they will play against each other. We will learn special moves and basic chess principles. Any level chess players are welcome


Clay ClubAlison Penning, Lower School art teacher 
Grades 3–5
3:15–4:15 PM • 6 weeks (1/3–2/7)
$90/60

Students will have fun and get their hands dirty in this 8-week class. We will sculpt, fire, and glaze two clay projects.

Musical Theatre • Kara Leonard, Lower School administrative assistant and experienced actor
Grades 1–2
3:15–4:15 PM • 6 weeks (1/4–2/8)
$90/60

If you like to sing, dance, and act come expand and improve your theatre skills to become a great performer! Over the class, we will learn basic acting techniques and principles through a wide variety of theatre games and exercises. In addition, we will rehearse for our final showcase. Together, we will have tons of fun while also creating great ensemble of performers! 


Yoga MindfulnessLindsay Luterman, Park alum and yoga instructor
Grades 3–5
3:15–4:15 PM • 10 weeks (11/16–2/8)
$150/100

Teaching mindfulness to youth can create calm, level headed future leaders but who says we can’t have fun while doing it? This supportive introduction to Yoga and Mindfulness is designed for kids in grades PreK-12th. Participants enjoy access to fun, engaging classes that teach the basics of good health habits, mindful awareness, and positive perceptions. Through this session, participants practice breathing exercises, yoga poses, visualizations, relaxation activities, and we couldn’t call it fun without games! Our educated instructors teach resilience, empowering students through the toughest and most mundane experiences in life.

*Students will need to bring their own mats.

Bookmaking II • Alison Penning, Lower School art teacher
Grades 1–2
3:15–4:15 PM • 5 weeks (1/5–2/2)
$75/50

Do you love telling stories with words and pictures? Together we will explore different and creative ways to make our own books. We will read innovative picture books from the Park School library, and we will work on pop-ups, a book in a box, a lift-the-flap book, a book with envelope enclosures, etc. Get ready to publish!


Latin Cooking IEvelyn Sanchez, Kindergarten assistant, foodie, and Park parent
Grades 3–5
3:15–4:15 PM • 5 weeks (11/17–1/5)
$75/50

Explore the world of Latin food in this hands-on class by creating and tasting traditional Latin dishes including empanadas, tostones, and Mexican fudge. Discover the joys of Latin flavors and culture as we learn, laugh, and cook together! Unfortunately, this class is not vegan friendly.


Latin Cooking II • Evelyn Sanchez, Kindergarten assistant, foodie, and Park parent
Grades 3–5
3:15–4:15 PM • 5 weeks (1/12–2/9)
$75/50

Explore the world of Latin food in this hands-on class by creating and tasting traditional Latin dishes including empanadas, tostones, and Mexican fudge. Discover the joys of Latin flavors and culture as we learn, laugh, and cook together! Unfortunately, this class is not vegan friendly.


ChessArkadiy Frenkel, experienced chess master
Grades 3–5
3:15–4:15 PM • 10 weeks (11/17–2/9)
$150/100

Are you interested in learning how to play chess, one of the most famous strategy games of all time? Come join us and learn, or improve your skills. Arkadiy Frenkel is a national chess master and full-time chess coach. Students will be working on chess problems and will learn to use a chess clock. During the practice game they will play against each other. We will learn special moves and basic chess principles. Any level chess players are welcome.

Yoga MindfulnessLindsay Luterman, Park alum and yoga instructor
Grades 1–2
3:15–4:15 PM • 9 weeks (11/18–2/10 NO class on 12/16)
$135/90

Teaching mindfulness to youth can create calm, level headed future leaders but who says we can’t have fun while doing it? This supportive introduction to Yoga and Mindfulness is designed for kids in grades PreK-12th. Participants enjoy access to fun, engaging classes that teach the basics of good health habits, mindful awareness, and positive perceptions. Through this session, participants practice breathing exercises, yoga poses, visualizations, relaxation activities, and we couldn’t call it fun without games! Our educated instructors teach resilience, empowering students through the toughest and most mundane experiences in life.

*Students will need to bring their own mats.

Important

All students must be picked up in the carpool lane by 4:30 p.m. If a student is not picked up on time, they will be taken to Extended Day, and applicable fees will be charged. As always, regular Extended Day attendees will be delivered to Extended Day directly from the after-school class. 
All pick-up information will be included in your confirmation letters.

Payment

Parents should not send payment for after-school classes with the registration. Should your child register and be accepted into an after-school class, you will receive an email confirmation. Your Park School bill will reflect the charge for this trimester’s class shortly after the class has begun.