Enrichment Programs

WESTSIDE SCHOOL'S ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS ARE BUILT ON A GROWING BODY OF RESEARCH THAT SHOWS PROGRAM QUALITY MATTERS WHEN IT COMES TO POSITIVE OUTCOMES FOR CHILDREN. 

When we say quality, we mean the skills, knowledge and tools necessary to engage more actively and to interact intentionally with our students. Quality programs offer a variety of activities that are active, developmentally appropriate, and culturally sensitive. They enrich the physical, social, emotional, and creative development of all participants

Westside School offers Enrichment classes right in your child’s school! Enrichment classes include a wide variety of engaging activities like cooking, music, robotics, chess, sports, S.T.E.M, and more. Our Enrichment classes are taught by qualified instructors and are designed to encourage your child’s curiosity while he or she learns new skills, gets creative, and makes new friends. There are two Enrichment classes offered on each day, giving you flexibility to choose a schedule that works best for your family.

For more information or questions regarding our Enrichment Classes and Extended Day Programs, contact deandraj@westsideschool.org.

If you already have an EDP contract, use this year's discount code when you check out on the registration page.
If you have an EDP contract and don't know the code, please email Dee.

WINTER AFTER-SCHOOL CATALOG

MONDAY

ENRICHMENT CLASSES

Chess Wizards
For K-5th Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Your brain is your SUPERPOWER. Are you ready to use it? In Chess Wizards you’ll find challenging chess lessons, exciting tournaments, fun team activities, and more! If you’re brand new to the game, we’ll teach you the basics and get you playing with the big kids in no time. If you’re a seasoned checkmate artist, we’ll show you new ways to let your creativity loose on and off the chess board. Whether you have been playing chess for your entire life and want to improve, are brand new to the game, or you just want to have a fun experience with your friends then Chess Wizards is for you.
Class Dates: Jan 14th, Jan 28th, Feb 4th, Feb 11th, March 4th, March 11th, March 18th, March 25th
No Class Days: Jan 21st, Feb 18th, Feb 25th
Cost for students with an EDP Contract: $129 per student
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $172 per student
Location: Flex Room


MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUBS

Cooking
For 5th-8th Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

For this Winter course will give kids a tour of child2chef Mexican cuisine. They’ll work alongside a experience Hispanic chef. They will learn how to prepare delicious recipes that represent Mexico, as well as kitchen fundamental, knife skills, proper sanitation and much more.
Class Dates: Jan 14th, Jan 28th, Feb 4th, Feb 11th, March 4th, March 11th, March 18th, March 25th
No Class Days: Jan 21st, Feb 18th, Feb 25th
Cost for students with an EDP Contract: $172 per student
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $229 per student
Location: Lunch Room

 

TUESDAY

LOWER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT CLASSES

Trendy Crafts
For K - 2nd Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

All children are natural born artists– Picasso started painting when he was only seven-years-old! Creating art helps kids learn more about themselves and the world we live in. This fall, “Decorate Your Space" with Trendy Crafts is a perfect match for the transition back to school. Projects this winter include a mixed media canvas featuring your state, blinged out Wish Tin, and our trendy tissue dot desk organizer.
Class Dates:  Jan 8th, Jan 15th, Jan 22nd, Jan 29th, Feb 5th, Feb 12th, Feb 26th, March 5th
No Class Days: Feb 19th
Cost for students with an EDP Contract: $145 per student
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $193 per student
Location: Art Room

Spectrum Dance
For 1st-5th Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Spectrum Dance Theater’s World Dance Program brings the beauty and authenticity that lives in dances from around the world to the four walls of our studio. Teachers who are native to those regions of the world the class in focused on teach each class, giving the students the truest sense of movement, rhythm, and culture of each particular dance style.
Class Dates:  Jan 8th, Jan 15th, Jan 22nd, Jan 29th, Feb 5th, Feb 12th, Feb 26th, March 5th
No Class Days: Feb 19th
Cost for students with an EDP Contract: $121 per student
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $161 per student
Location: Theater

Cooking/Baking
For K-2nd Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

For this Winter course we’ll give kids a tour of child2chef Mexican cuisine. They’ll work alongside a experience Hispanic chef.  They will learn how to prepare delicious recipes that represent Mexico, as well as kitchen fundamental, knife skills, proper sanitation and much more. 
Class Dates:  Jan 8th, Jan 15th, Jan 22nd, Jan 29th, Feb 5th, Feb 12th, Feb 26th, March 5th
No Class Days: Feb 19th
Cost for students with an EDP Contract: $172 per student
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $229 per student
Location: Lunch Room


MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUBS

Boxing
For 5th -8th Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students will learn the fundamentals of boxing; they will learn how to throw six basic punches from a balanced and defensively responsible stance, as well as learn basic footwork by going through array of drills to increase agility while maintaining balance.  Rudimentary Defensive techniques will be covered, along with participate in rigorous strength and conditioning exercises. There will be no sparring in this class, but it will be fun and demanding. Gym clothes are recommended.
Class Dates:  Jan 8th, Jan 15th, Jan 22nd, Jan 29th, Feb 5th, Feb 12th, Feb 26th, March 5th
No Class Days: Feb 19th,
Cost for students with an EDP Contract: $214 per student
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $285 per student
Material Fee: $60 (Gloves, hand wraps)
Location: Lunch Room

WEDNESDAY

LOWER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT CLASSES

BeatShop
For 1st-4th Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

This music program teaches students the fundamentals of digital audio recording from a signal flow to audio software to song arrangement. The program provides students an outlet to be creative while learning technical audio production. In this class student will learn how to create their own tracks, produce, mix, and master songs.
Class Dates: Jan 9th, Jan 16th, Jan 23rd, Jan 30th, Feb 6th, Feb 13th, Feb 27th, March 6th   
No Class Days: Feb 20th
Cost for students with an EDP Contract: $214 per student
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $285 per student
Location: Music Room

Massive Monkees Break Dancing
For K-4th Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesdays

The purpose of Break Dancing with the Massive Monkees is for students to gain self-confidence, skill, and to ignite their creativity. Participants will learn the history, foundation, and fundamentals of break dancing. They will be asked to share themselves and their talents, as well as work together to build strong unity within a group and collaborate on choreography and performance opportunities.
Class Dates: Jan 9th, Jan 16th, Jan 23rd, Jan 30th, Feb 6th, Feb 13th, Feb 27th, March 6th   
No Class Days: Feb 20th
Cost for students with an EDP Contract: $214 per student
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $285 per student
Location: Theater

 


MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUBS

Health & Wellness
For 5th -8th Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

This class will focus on overall wellness, empowering youth to tailor their own plans towards being healthier. The will work on the three elements of fitness; endurance strength and flexibility. This will be more like a “boot camp” style program that will make conditioning a lot more exciting. They will do a variety of exercises and games using body weights, jump ropes, and more. The youth will do a pre-test and a post-test to help support their goals.
Class Dates:  Jan 9th, Jan 16th, Jan 23rd, Jan 30th, Feb 6th, Feb 13th, Feb 27th, March 6th   
No Class Days: Feb 20th
Cost for students with an EDP Contract: $214 per student
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $285 per student
Location: Theater/Outdoors

Art Club
For 5th -8th Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Is creativity your thing? Are you obsessed with that one particular pencil with the razor tip? Always wanted to get your hands on a piece of clay? Want to try printmaking on a t-shirt? Drawn to designing new fonts for posters or helping create a more art-filled school atmosphere? Art Club will be doing weekly theme’s to add a new twist from the fall session.
Class Dates:  Jan 9th, Jan 16th, Jan 23rd, Jan 30th, Feb 6th, Feb 13th, Feb 27th, March 6th   
No Class Days: Feb 20th
Cost for students with an EDP Contract: $129 per student
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $172 per student
Location: Anna's Art Room

 

THURSDAY

LOWER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT CLASSES

Game Development
For 1st-4th Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you play games and wonder how they are created? Would you like to build your own computer programs? Come learn how at the Coding with Kids Academy! In this fun after-school class, you will be introduced to the core concepts of computer programming, including loops, conditionals and variables. Using the Scratch development environment, you will learn how to create your own programs, such as simple games, animations, and interactive stories.
Class Dates:  Jan 10th, Jan 17th, Jan 24th, Jan 31st, Feb 7th, Feb 14th, Feb 28th, March 7th   
No Class Days: Feb 21st
Cost for students with an EDP Contract: $170 per student
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $227 per student
Location: Flex Room

Cooking/Baking
For 3rd-4th Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

For this Winter course we’ll give kids a tour of child2chef Mexican cuisine. They’ll work alongside a experience Hispanic chef.  They will learn how to prepare delicious recipes that represent Mexico, as well as kitchen fundamental, knife skills, proper sanitation and much more. 
Class Dates:  Jan 10th, Jan 17th, Jan 24th, Jan 31st, Feb 7th, Feb 14th, Feb 28th, March 7th   
No Class Days: Feb 21st
Cost for students with an EDP Contract: $172 per student
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $229 per student
Location: Lunch Room

Sing Out Seattle
For 1st-8th Grade Students
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Perhaps the world’s most famous musical, The Sound of Music  follows the true story of Maria, a young woman who takes a position as governess to the seven children of Captain Von Trapp. Featuring such classic songs as “The Sound of Music”, “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria”, “My Favorite Things” and “Do-Re-Mi”.  Join the Von Trapp Family Singers! Don’t miss out on the fun!
Class Dates:  Jan 24th, Jan 31st, Feb 7th, Feb 14th, Feb 28th, March 7th, March 21st, March 28th, April 4th 
No Class Days:  Feb 21st, March 14th
Cost for students with an EDP Contract: $214 per student
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $285 per student
Location: Theater
 


MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUBS

Photography
For 6th -8th Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Photography club is led by Isabel Dietz Hartmann. Students will have free range to pursue their own photographic interests and projects. Students will go out into the community to photograph and visit local museums and galleries including the Seattle Art Museum and the Frye Art Museum to get inspiration for our work. Students signed up for Digital Photography 1 & 2 encouraged to apply, however students of all levels welcome!
Class Dates:  Jan 10th, Jan 17th, Jan 24th, Jan 31st, Feb 7th, Feb 14th, Feb 28th, March 7th   
No Class Days: Feb 21st
Cost for students with an EDP Contract: $214 per student
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $285 per student
Location: Art Room + Field Trips

FRIDAY

LOWER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT CLASSES

Little Coders
For K-2nd Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Get them started early! The Little Coders class provides young students with the basics of computational thinking skills, such as loops and conditionals, through fun blend of hands-on activities. The curriculum is built specifically for this age group, with a mix of activities from coding puzzles and board games to easy-to-use, drag-and-drop programming tools. Projects are updated each session, so returning students will have new challenges to work through and advance their knowledge.
Class Dates:  Jan 11th, Jan 18th, Jan 25th, Feb 1st, Feb 8th, Feb 15th, March 1st, March 8th  
No Class Days: Feb 22nd
Cost for students with an EDP Contract: $170 per student
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $227 per student
Location: Flex Room

Health & Wellness
For K-2nd Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

This class will focus on overall wellness, empowering youth to tailor their own plans towards being healthier. The will work on the three elements of fitness; endurance strength and flexibility. This will be more like a “boot camp” style program that will make conditioning a lot more exciting. They will do a variety of exercises and games using body weights, jump ropes, and more. The youth will do a pre-test and a post-test to help support their goals.
Class Dates:  Jan 11th, Jan 18th, Jan 25th, Feb 1st, Feb 8th, Feb 15th, March 1st, March 8th  
No Class Days: Feb 22nd
Cost for students with an EDP Contract: $214 per student
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $285 per student
Location: Theater/Outdoors


MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUBS

BeatShop
For 5th -8th Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

This music program teaches students the fundamentals of digital audio recording from a signal flow to audio software to song arrangement. The program provides students an outlet to be creative while learning technical audio production. In this class student will learn how to create their own tracks, produce, mix, and master songs.
Class Dates:  Jan 11th, Jan 18th, Jan 25th, Feb 1st, Feb 8th, Feb 15th, March 1st, March 8th
No Class Days: Feb 22nd
Cost for students with an EDP Contract: $214 per student
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $285 per student
Location: Flex Room

Massive Monkees Break Dancing
For 5th-8th Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The purpose of Break Dancing with the Massive Monkees is for students to gain self-confidence, skill, and to ignite their creativity. Participants will learn the history, foundation, and fundamentals of break dancing. They will be asked to share themselves and their talents, as well as work together to build strong unity within a group and collaborate on choreography and performance opportunities.
Class Dates:  Jan 11th, Jan 18th, Jan 25th, Feb 1st, Feb 8th, Feb 15th, March 1st, March 8th  
No Class Days: Feb 22nd
Cost for students with an EDP Contract: $214 per student
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $285 per student
Location: Theater