Lower School Program

Welcome to Lower School Extension!

We are so excited to welcome in a new school year! Fall program will open in the parent portal Tuesday August 20, 2019 at 12:00pm. 

Click here for our Beginning Years (PreK-1st) fall schedule
Click here for our Intermediate Years (2nd-5th) fall schedule

 

Fall Activities & Class Descriptions for PreK - 5th

Chess

Beginning Chess

No experience required! Come explore the strategic world of chess in a supportive after school environment. Students will learn the properties of chess, chess moves, pieces. 

  • Mondays, 3:25-4:25PM
  • Teacher: Anthony Sweeting
  • Grades: K-1st
  • Location: TBD
  • $210 for fall term

Chess Club

No experience required! This is our second tier of chess with our intermediate students.

Love to play? Join us Thursdays from 7:30-8:30AM for a free chess gathering in the MS! 

  • Fridays, 3:25-4:25PM
  • Teacher: Anthony Sweeting
  • Grades: 2nd-5th
  • Location: TBD
  • $210 for fall term

Cooking, Fine Arts & Crafts

Garden Cooking

What can happen when we combine our beautiful Fariss garden and a love of cooking?! This class will develop seasonal recipes and utilize vegetables from our garden. Come taste the fall season!

  • Teacher Clara Baker
  • Wednesdays, 2nd - 5th grades
  • Location: US Project Rm / Fariss Garden
  • Max Enrollment: 10 students
  • Price: $210 for fall semester

Snack Shack

Back by popular demand, Denise's Thompson's Snack Shack! Denise will develop and explore recipes with students, while also working on reading, writing, measuring... and having a blast!

2nd-5th Grades

  • Tuesdays, 3:00-4:25 PM
  • Location: LS Dining Commons
  • Cost: $210 for fall term
  • Min/max enrollment: 5/9 students

K-1st Grades

  • Fridays, 3:00-4:25 PM
  • Location: LS Dining Commons
  • Min/max enrollment: 5/9 students
  • Cost: Cost: $210 for fall term

Knit One, Pearl One - Knitting Basics

Cozy up with a relaxing knitting project after school this fall. Students will learn the basics of knitting…how to cast on, knit, purl, increase, and decrease. It will be their choice to make a basic scarf, cowl, and or hat for starters.

About the teacher: Kara Sisk enjoys engaging with the magical imaginations of children expressed through visual arts. She has been teaching art nationally and internationally for over 25 years. Kara holds a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art and was the founder of Innerscape Art Center. She is very familiar with the OES community working as a long term sub as well as teaching in the summer art program.

  • Wednesdays 3:25-425PM
  • Location TBD
  • Grades: 3rd-5th
  • $210 for fall term

 

Impressive Expressive Painting

Come join in the fun painting!!! Using resists, textures, patterns, movement and collage elements students will creatively explore the mediums of watercolor, tempera and acrylic paint. Students will work in a variety of scales experimenting with conventional and unconventional painting tools. 

About the teacher: Kara Sisk enjoys engaging with the magical imaginations of children expressed through visual arts. She has been teaching art nationally and internationally for over 25 years. Kara holds a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art and was the founder of Innerscape Art Center. She is very familiar with the OES community working as a long term sub as well as teaching in the summer art program.

  • Thursdays 3:25-425PM
  • Location TBD
  • Grades: 2nd-3rd
  • $210 for fall term

Donut Designer

Students will get to make their own donut dough, watch them turn into actual donuts, and then design them with a different kind of glaze and/or topping each time they attend.

Watch as your child comes home excited about the chemistry of baking using yeast, flower, and eggs and then delighted with their creations to show and share with you.

  • Teacher: Anthony Sweeting
  • Location: US Project Room
  • Tuesdays, 3:25-4:25PM
  • Price: $210 for fall term

Fabulous Friday Felting

Learn the basics of needle felting and enjoy making things like jewelry, felted animals, and/or small bags. Students will develop their skills in terms of color combinations, shape building and patterning.

About the teacher: Kara Sisk enjoys engaging with the magical imaginations of children expressed through visual arts. She has been teaching art nationally and internationally for over 25 years. Kara holds a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art and was the founder of Innerscape Art Center. She is very familiar with the OES community working as a long term sub as well as teaching in the summer art program.

  • Fridays 3:25-425PM
  • Location TBD
  • Grades: 3rd-5th
  • $210 for fall term

Foreign Language

Chinese

Learn how to write and speak Chinese in this hands-on class where the emphasis is on fun and children are truly engaged! Both verbal and written Chinese will be taught to students, through a variety of techniques. Unsure of which level your child belongs in? Marian can evaluate them at the first class and make recommendations.

Instructor Marian Peng earned her MA in Educational Administration from Texas Tech University and her BA in Public Administration from Chung-Hsing University. She has guest taught for OES' day program for the past nine years and has taught Chinese to all ages for more than twenty years. She is offering the following three classes, along with private lessons.

 

Beginning Chinese

Beginning students will enjoy music and dance and have fun matching picture and word cards. They will feel, hear, observe and touch vocabulary and ideas. They will learn Chinese numbers, colors, objects, animals, fruits, five senses (organs) and will be able to engage in simple dialogues by the end of this class.

  • PreK-5th Grades
  • Tuesdays, 3:00-4:25 PM
  • Location: US Room 59 
  • Cost: $210 for fall term
Intermediate Chinese I

Intermediate students need some previous experience with Chinese. Language and culture will both be introduced, and the focus will be on orally understanding, speaking, and character recognition. Children will be introduced or strengthened in their knowledge of the Chinese language. Teaching will be through immersion. Children will be introduced or strengthened in their knowledge of the Chinese language.

  • PreK - 5th Grades
  • Tuesdays, 4:35-5:35PM
  • September 23rd -  December 19th
  • Location: LS Flex Classroom
  • Max Enrollment: 10 students
  • Cost: $210 for fall term
Intermediate Chinese II

Intermediate students students will get to know Pinyin (the most common Chinese phonetic system), a tool to learn the spoken Chinese. Students will also start to use books, and more emphasis will be given to reading and writing characters.  

  • PreK - 5th Grades
  • Thursdays, 3:00-4:25
  • September 23rd -  December 19th
  • Location: US Room 56
  • Max Enrollment: 10 students
  • Cost: $210 for fall term

 

Intermediate Chinese for Native Speakers
  • PreK - 5th Grades
  • Thursdays, 4:35 - 5:35
  • September 23rd -  December 19th
  • Location: LS Flex Classroom
  • Max Enrollment: 10 students 
  • Cost: $210 for fall term

Home Base

Beginning Years

Beginning Years Home Base
with Meredith Kruse

Students are welcomed into Home Base with time to move around and connect with peers, a community gathering and snack. They will then move into explorations that have been designed with the school day learnings and wonderings in mind. Students will continue to engage with the natural world, play with multiple art mediums, express themselves through various materials and enjoy stories through books and theater, just to name a few activities.

PreK - 1st grades: 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Daily
September 23rd -  December 19th

Cost: $210 for the fall term


PreK - 1st grades: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Daily September 23rd -  December 19th

Cost: $50 per week day for the fall term

Intermediate Years

IntermediateYears Home Base
with Miriam Del Greco

Students are welcomed into Home Base with time to move around and connect with peers, a community gathering and snack. They will then move into explorations that have been designed with the school day learnings and wonderings in mind. Students will continue to engage with the natural world, play with multiple art mediums, express themselves through various materials and enjoy stories through books and theater, just to name a few activities.

2nd - 5th Grade: 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Daily
September 23rd -  December 19th

Cost: $210 for the fall term


2nd - 5th: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Daily September 23rd -  December 19th

Cost: $50 per week day for the fall term

Imagination

Tabs

Dungeons and Dragons Club

Come explore the fantastical world of Dungeons and Dragons! This group will develop characters and dive into their own unique campaign!

Instructor: Austin Schock

  • 3rd - 5th grades
  • Mondays , 3:00-4:25PM
  • Max enrollment: 10 students
  • Cost: $50 for fall term

 

  • 3rd - 5th grades
  • Wednesdays, 3:00-4:25PM
  • Max enrollment: 10 students
  • Cost: $50 for fall term

Fairy Tale Theater

Create magic in reading and writing with the mystical worlds of fairy tales. We’ll read, play and perform from Hans Christian Anderson’s stories to coyote trickster tales of the American Southwest. We’ll even read some adapted Shakespeare, explore tall tales, and take on some great Greek myths. Get ready to sing, dance, and play your way through some of the best stories in the world. We’ll also make journals and keep track of our fairy sightings in Oregon this fall as well as write and act out our own fairy tales. 

  • Kindergarten - 1st grade
  • Thursdays, 3:00-4:25PM
  • September 23rd -  December 19th
  • Max Enrollment: 10 students
  • Cost: $210 for fall term

This n' That

If you know Denise, you know she comes to class ready to play! In this class she will build off of the children's interests and offer a little bit of this and a little bit of that! We can't wait to see what this class creates!

Instructor: Denise Thompson

PreK - K Grades

  • Wednesdays, 3:00 - 4:25 PM
  • September 23rd - December 19th
  • Location: LS Dining Commons
  • Max Enrollment: 10 students
  • Cost: $210 for fall term

 

K-1st Grades

  • Thursdays 3:00 - 4:25 PM
  • September 23rd - December 19th
  • Location: LS Dining Commons
  • Max Enrollment: 10 students
  • Cost: $210 for fall term

Leadership

Empower - The Leader Within

EmpowerDI is a youth leadership program that promotes creativity, teamwork, problem solving, and self confidence. During this course, students will be challenged to express themselves in new ways as they learn self-awareness, empathy and emotional intelligence. Each week they will participate in hands on learning activities such as creating goal posters, tie dye t-shirts, heart maps, and beaded gecko keychains. Students are challenged to think creatively and self expression is highly encouraged. By the end of this 11 week course, your child will step out into the world more confident in themselves and as stronger leaders and team players.

Program Bio

EmpowerDI is a youth leadership program for students in K - 8th grade that promotes creativity, teamwork, problem solving, and self-confidence. In each session, your child will learn leadership and teamwork practices, engage in 5 minute instant challenges, and work on their ongoing team projects. EmpowerDI provides an environment where your child will be challenged and encouraged to become a leader in their school and community.

  • Teacher: Rachel Saathoff
  • Mondays, 3:25-4:25PM
  • 2nd-5th grades
  • Location: LS Dining Commons
  • $210 for fall term

Lego Program

The LEGO® Program is a full year commitment. 

Everything Legos

Jane Kenney-Norberg and Doug Whitmore will again offer this fun class for students to try out various components of the LEGO® curriculum. Everything Lego is a sampler of each of the full-year LEGO® classes that are offered at OES. About one-third of class weeks will be spent on each of the more interesting and educational activities from the full-year classes. Students will have building challenges, work with gear ratios, motorize some of their constructions, and have a taste of computer-controlled Legos. We will also use the new LEGO® Science and Technology Kit 9632. This class is excellent for those who may be interested in the three-year technical curriculum.

3rd-5th Grades (priority given to 4th graders)
Tuesdays, 3:00-4:25 PM
No class on display days
Location: Fariss Hall Commons
Min/Max 6/10
Cost: $600 for full year

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After two years of LEGO® Physics, what’s next? Legos interfaced with a computer! Build LEGO® models with sensors for touch, light, temperature and more! Interface your 4.5-volt and 9-volt motors with the computer, and use LEGO® commands to operate your creations. Work with the Mind Storms RCX brick will be included. On-campus and off-campus displays in May will require a group project linking the Mac, the RCX, and the Apple systems. Are you ready for the challenge? Parental involvement is necessary during display months of January, April, and May.

Prerequisites: LEGO® Physics, Advanced LEGO®/Robotics and successful completion of “Mouse Challenge.”

5th–8th Grades
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:45PM
Location: Fariss Hall Commons
Min/max enrollment: 4/7 students
Cost: $600 for full year

independent study

Design your own course of study by preparing and submitting a proposal and then following it through. Select such topics as time lapse building or i-movies, designing a kit to send to LEGO®, designing models for lower-level classes, or exploring new LEGO® systems, as a few examples. Students will keep a lab notebook and meet periodically with Jane Kenney-Norberg to evaluate their progress. Students will work independently but may have a partner.

Prerequisites: LEGO® Physics, Advanced LEGO®/Robotics, and successful completion of “Rat Challenge,” LEGO® Logo.

Students must have Jane Kenney-Norberg’s permission to register. Priority is given to last year’s LEGO® Logo students

6th–8th Grade
Specific time and day TBA, starting in September 

Physics I, II, III

This is the first year of the three core years of LEGO® Physics.

Girls and boys—whether you enjoy designing your own toys, taking apart machines, or are simply a LEGO® maniac, this is the class for you! We will learn about simple mechanics while building scales, windmills, water wheels, and carnival rides. Creative design and modifications are encouraged while using LEGO® Technic Kit 1030. In the spring we will incorporate motors and pneumatics into our creations. We will make Ping Pong ball shooters and group suspension bridges, and we will problem-solve toward specific goals. This class will participate in both the on-campus and off-campus displays in May. Parental involvement is necessary during display months of January, April, and May.

Prerequisites: None, but this class is a prerequisite for Advanced LEGO®/Robotics and LEGO® Logo.

4th - 5th 
Thursdays, 3:00-4:00 PM
Location: Fariss Hall Commons
Min/Max 6/15
Cost: $600 for full year

Advanced Physics/Robotics

This is the second year of the three core technical years of LEGO® Physics. Attention LEGO® Physicists! Come explore the LEGO® Technic Kit 8094-Robotics. Build cranes, planes, turtles, writing machines and robots to be controlled by a mini “computer” panel with up to three motors. Successful completion of a specified engineering challenge in the spring is required to be eligible to enroll in the third-year core course, LEGO® Logo. This is your chance to exploit last year’s knowledge and push the limits. This class will be the major creator of the on-campus February Display and will participate in both the on-campus and off-campus displays in May. Parental involvement is necessary during display months of January, April, and May.

Prerequisite: LEGO® Physics I, II, III
5th Grade
Thursdays, 4:30-5:45 PM
Location: Fariss Commons
Min/Max 6/14
Cost: $600 for full year

Musical Groups

Choir

Students will perform at special events throughout the school year, including chapel services. Fees include all performances, music, and uniforms.

Primary–2nd Grade Choir: Melodies

This choir is a great opportunity for enthusiastic young singers. Students will learn to transfer the music reading skills they are learning in music class to reading choral music appropriate for their age and ability. Students will learn the basics of correct singing in an atmosphere that is fun and relaxed, yet promotes personal discipline. Above all, students will develop a strong sense of working together to make beautiful music. Students will also demonstrate what they have learned in the many performance opportunities through the school year. Choir is a year-long commitment.

Deborah Bridgnell earned her Master’s degree in Education with a Music minor from Southern Oregon University. She has directed children’s choirs in Long Beach and Portland’s First Presbyterian Church, as well as teaching general music classes and choir at OES for years.

Primary-2nd Grades
Wednesdays, 3:00-4:25 PM

Location: US Choir Room

Min/max enrollment: 18/45 students
Cost: $150 for full year

 

3rd–5th Grade Girls Choir

Through the study of choral literature, singers will improve their voices while developing a strong sense of teamwork. Students will perform at various chapel services and concerts throughout the school year. In addition to the performances, students will participate in a choir field trip in the spring. Music reading skills will be learned and applied through singing and performing in a choir setting. Most of all, girls will have fun singing! Girls are strongly encouraged to participate for the full school year. Girls Choir is a full year commitment.

Amy Rheingans teaches music for grades 2-5 at OES. She earned her BA from Rockford University and her MA Northern Illinois University.

3rd-5th Grade
Tuesdays, 3:00-4:25 pm
Location: US Choir Room
Min/max enrollment: 12/36 students
Cost: $150 for full year

 

2nd - 5th Grade Boys Choir

Open to all boys who like to sing, and who want learn how to sing better. Emphasis is on learning good singing technique and singing a wide variety of fun music (including sacred, concert, multicultural, pop and musical theater). The boys will sing as part of an evensong service in the St. John the Baptist Church at least twice this year, and will be involved in all Lower School and All School choral concerts (3-4 per year). The boys will be issued school ties and blazers as part of their concert uniform. The rest of the uniform consists of standard LS uniform material.

A special effort will be made to get the boys off campus this year for a special event, either at Trinity Episcopal (downtown) or some other special destination for some singing and perhaps a collaboration with another ensemble. Students should be able to read music and be able to work well in a team setting. OES blazers (provided on loan from the school), white shirts, khaki pants, and neck ties are required attire. Choir is a year-long commitment.

This class will be taught by Adam Steele and accompanied by Sue Jensen. Adam Steele earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Pacific University and his Master of Music from Portland State University. He joined the OES faculty in 1995. Adam teaches music to Upper and Middle School students and has taught private and small group lessons, as well as teaching Boys Choir the past few years for Lower School students. Adam also performs in many premier choirs in the Northwest. Sue Jensen is principal harpsichordist and organist for the Portland Baroque Orchestra, where she has performed and soloed since 1986 with many of the world's leading specialists in the field of early music. Sue is Director of Music at Grace Memorial Episcopal Church and previously chaired the music department at OES.

2nd-5th Grades
Wednesdays, 3:00-4:25 PM
Location: Chapel Band Room
Cost: $150 for full year (includes rental of blazer, tie)

 

Band

LS Band is open to students who wish to learn how to play a band instrument. Students may choose from the following list: flute, clarinet, trumpet, or trombone. Students will have the opportunity to audition for certain other instruments (e.g. saxophone, oboe, bassoon, percussion, etc.) during the second semester. Students are encouraged to take private lessons, but lessons are not a requirement of the class. Students will need to rent or purchase an instrument. Students will learn basic instrumental techniques and have the opportunity to perform level-appropriate music. Basic music theory will also be covered. The LS Band class is a great way to introduce the love of music to the entire family, and to give students another form of expression and an opportunity to build teamwork skills.

Beginning Band

Instructor: Chris Brown
Prerequisite: None
3rd-5th Grades
Tuesdays, 3:00-4:25 PM
Location: Guild Room - Chapel Basement
Cost: $150 for full year

Orchestra

Lower School Orchestra

Designed for students of all levels, this class learns ensemble techniques and continues to build on music literacy skills acquired through the study of private lessons. Students will explore challenging ensemble music and have an opportunity to learn other instruments of the string family: the viola, cello and double bass, if so interested. The ensemble performs several times throughout the year, including the January LS Instrumental Concert, the Spring Instrumental Concert and at the concluding Strings Recital in the first week of June. Private lessons are strongly encouraged. The class may split into a beginning and intermediate class, depending on participants.

Angelika Furtwangler has a Bachelor of Music degree from Munich Musikhochschule, a Master of Music degree from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and a Doctorate degree in Musical Arts from the University of Wisconsin. She is an avid teacher and performer. Angelika is currently principal violist in Oregon Ballet Theatre and the Vancouver Symphony. She is also member of the viola section of the Portland Opera. She is founding member of the Arcadiapdx String Quartet. When not teaching or performing, you will most likely find her at a nearby swimming pool volunteering as a certified swim official.

LS Orchestra - Beginning

  • Mondays, 3:25PM-4:25PM
  • K-5th Grade
  • Location: Room 36, Farris Hall
  • Max enrollment: 15 students 
  • Cost: $210 for fall term

LS Orchestra - Intermediate

  • Mondays, 4:35-5:35PM
  • K-5th Grade
  • Location: Room 36, Farris Hall
  • Max enrollment: 15 students
  • Cost: $210 for fall term

LS Orchestra Intermediate / Middle School

  • Thursdays 7:50-8:40AM
  • 4-5th Grade
  • Location: TBD
  • Max enrollment: 15 students
  • Cost: $210 for fall term

Private Music Lessons

We have several teachers on staff who specialize in voice and/or specific instruments who teach after school. Learn more about our private music lesson staff.

Service Learning

Humanitarian Scouts

Join other kids passionate about addressing the issue of homelessness in our community. We will investigate, plan, and do big and small projects to show care to our neighbors experiencing homelessness.

Class lead by LS Service Learning Coordinator, Kristen Haferbecker

  • 3rd - 5th Grades
  • Thursday, 3:00-4:25PM
  • September 23rd -  December 19th
  • Location: Fariss Music Room 35
  • Max: 12 Students
  • Cost: $210 for spring term

Sports and Movement

Fencing

Students will learn the basics of fencing, including the various weapons, fencing styles, techniques, and strategies. Classes emphasize exercises and drills, as well as actual bouts, with concentration mostly on saber. Fencing is a safe and wonderful sport for Lower School students. It is also a great sport for both boys and girls. All necessary equipment will be rented from the OES Fencing Club and is included in the class fee. Please wear closed-toe shoes. Class B is recommended for more experienced fencers as well as older students.

Anna Angelova has been teaching fencing classes for several years to OES students, both in classes and in the fencing club. Anna is a former Bulgarian Olympian.

Participation in local competitions, in addition to class participation, are encouraged for young fencers wanting to expand their experiences.

 

Kindergarten - 1st Grades

  • Tuesdays, 3:00-4:35 pm (meet in LS Dining Commons; walk to SPARC)
  • September 23rd -  December 19th
  • Cost: $210 for fall term
  • SPARC (students will walk to and from SPARC. Please allow a little travel time to the LS or pick yup directly from SPARC)

 

2nd-5th Grades

  • Thursdays, 3:00-4:35 PM (meet in LS Dining Commons; walk to SPARC)
  • September 23rd -  December 19th
  • Cost: $210 for fall term
  • SPARC (students will walk to and from SPARC. Please allow a little travel time to the LS or pick yup directly from SPARC)

Golf

TGA brings the golf course to you! Our award-winning curriculum incorporates golf instruction, educational components, and character development lessons in a fun and nurturing environment. Students develop skills and understanding of the game through station-based activities and drills that increase in difficulty throughout our 5-level program. Come tee it up with TGA!

Every TGA Class includes:

  • All necessary equipment
  • Individual and team instruction
  • Sport rules and etiquette
  • Academic concepts and STEAM labs
  • Physical activity
  • Life lessons in perseverance and leadership
  • Maximum 10:1 student to instructor ratio
  • First-time students receive a TGA hat and a TGA Student Handbook
  • Students earn color coded TGA hat clips at every level

K-1st

  • Tuesdays, 3:00-4:25 pm
  • September 23rd -  December 19th
  • Location: Covered Basketball Court or Bark Chip Field
  • Max enrollment: 10 students
  • Cost: $210 for fall term

 

K-1st

  • Thursdays, 3:00-4:25 PM
  • September 23rd -  December 19th
  • Location: Covered Basketball Court or Bark Chip Field
  • Max enrollment: 10 students
  • Cost: $210 for fall term

 

2nd-5th

  • Fridays, 3:00-4:25 PM
  • September 23rd -  December 19th
  • Location: Covered Basketball Court or Bark Chip Field
  • Max enrollment: 10 students
  • Cost: $210 for fall term

Circus Arts

Enter the virtuosic world of clowning, tumble the roads of acrobats, and unlock the potential of creative circus while we explore in a safe and joyous way. Throughout this fun and exciting series we will work with circus equipment to develop motor and coordination skills, kinesthetic awareness, partner balancing, and creative movement to uplift spirits and inspire growth.

Instructor: Martina Oskarsson

K - 1st Grades

  • Wednesdays, 3:00-4:25 PM
  • September 23rd -  December 19th
  • Location: Movement Room
  • Max Enrollment: 10 students 
  • Cost: $210 for fall term

 

2nd - 5th Grades

  • Tuesdays, 3:00-4:25 PM
  • September 23rd -  December 19th
  • Location: Movement Room
  • Max Enrollment: 10 students 
  • Cost: $210 for fall term

Gymnastics

Jump Start Gymnastics offers instruction on all the traditional gymnastics events: bars, beam, vault, and floor. We also have some rhythmic gymnastics props as well as a trampoline. Preschool sized equipment allows students to learn beginner to intermediate level skills successfully. A typical class will include a warm-up and stretch, an obstacle course, drills for skills, and a game and cool-down. Kids will build strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and self-esteem!

Instructor Sarah Ahl started teaching gymnastics in 2002 in California while earning her BA in Liberal Studies. She moved back to Portland where she managed the preschool program at Oregon Gymnastics Academy. She then spent 2 years in Bend managing the preschool program at Acrovision Sports Center. She is USA Gymnastics safety certified, and she has a Kinder Accreditation for Teachers. She believes in teaching through positive reinforcement and creating success.

 

PreK - 1st Grade

  • Fridays, 3:00-4:25 pm
  • September 23rd -  December 19th
  • Location: Movement Room 
  • Max enrollment: 10 students
  • Cost: $210 for fall term

 

Pre K - 1st Grade

  • Mondays, 3:00-4:45pm
  • September 23rd -  December 19th
  • Location: Movement Room 
  • Max enrollment: 10 students
  • Cost: $210 for fall term

Parkour

Train your body and mind to easily overcome obstacles in creative and fun ways with a Certified American Parkour (APK) Teachers! Develop proper techniques to endure safety and longevity while fluidly adapting one's movements to the environment. Among others, basic skills taught include Precision Landing, Vaulting, Rolling, Wall Running, Rail Balancing, Quadrupedal Movements, and looking beyond traditional use of objects. Our Freerunning section adds in Basic Acrobatics such as Rail Flips, Spins, and Handstands, yet our focus is always on safety, learning one's boundaries, self-improvement, and creativity. Every class will consist of a warm-up/stretching, physical conditioning/drills, and skills training. Classes are tailored to student's abilities to help them grow through intense noncompetitive activity, while encouraging positive collaboration, creative movement, and respect for all people and places. No previous acrobatic/gymnastic training is necessary.

Instructor: Noah Fassell

  • 2nd - 5th grades 
  • Mondays, 3:00-4:25
  • September 23rd -  December 19th
  • Location: OES Campus
  • Max enrollment: 15 students
  • Cost: $210 for fall term

Tennis

This course is led by our US Head Boys' Varsity Tennis Coach, Maureen Harwood. 

  • Wednesdays, 3:00 - 4:35PM
  • Location: SPARC (students will walk to and from SPARC. Please allow a little travel time to the LS or pick yup directly from SPARC)
  • Grades: 2nd-5th
  • $210 for fall term
  • Thursdays, 3:00 - 4:35PM
  • Location: SPARC (students will walk to and from SPARC. Please allow a little travel time to the LS or pick yup directly from SPARC)
  • Grades: K-1st
  • $210 for fall term
  • Fridays, 3:00 - 4:35PM
  • Location: SPARC (students will walk to and from SPARC. Please allow a little travel time to the LS or pick yup directly from SPARC)
  • Grades: K-1st
  • $210 for fall term

Jiu Jitsu

Students will participate in activities and games designed to introduce them to fundamental jiu jitsu principles, anti-bullying and self-defense techniques, and increased fitness levels. Safe training practices, and life skill building are our priorities….combined with a whole lot of fun!

Five Rings Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

  • Instructors: Dan Van Detta and Sarah Truran Willis
  • K - 5th Grades
  • Fridays, 3:00-4:25 PM
  • Location: Rainbow Room
  • Min/max enrollment:
  • 6/20 students
  • Cost: $210 for fall term

Afro-Cuban Rhythms & Dance

Get you feet moving and heart pumping with this wonderfully rhythmic Afro-Cuban dance course for an hour once a week after school. Kids will come in and have a warm up dance routine, engage in group dance games and activities, then come home with a new dance moves and musical/cultural awareness. This is primarily an exercise and movement project for young students to decompress from a day of intensive learning. For this reason, we do not focus on specific dance styles and steps but simply creating awareness and love for our bodies and it's ability to move to great music!

  • Teacher: Anthony Sweeting
  • Thursdays, 3:25-4:25PM
  • PreK - 1st
  • Location: Movement Rm
  • $210 for fall term

Volleyball Skills

Jessica Wolfram is offering a volleyball skill building group after school on Fridays. This group is for anyone looking to gain skills in volleyball and who may be in interested in playing in middle school. Come play and learn about the wonderful world of volleyball!

  • Fridays 3:00-4:35PM
  • Location: SPARC (students will walk to and from SPARC. Please allow a little travel time to the LS or pick yup directly from SPARC)
  • Grades: 3rd-5th
  • $210 for fall term