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.

There is a 25% discount on enrichment classes for students with an EDP contract on the day of their enrichment class.
If you have an EDP contract for the 2019-2020 school year 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

Location: Music Room
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 chessboard. 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:  1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23  
No Class: 1/20, 2/17, 2/24
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $171 per student


Martial Arts
For Kindergarten- 4th Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Theater
Sifu Li's teaching career has expanded for over 20 years! She won the "Wushu Master (teacher) of the year" in 2017, which was presented to her by the U.S.A. Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Her career includes winning the Chinese national championship THREE times. She as well is featured in Sony PlayStation's video game "Soul Calibur" for which all of her moves and motions were captured and became an action model. In this fun and challenging class, kids will learn kungfu skills, improve their self-discipline, balance, stability, and focus.
Class dates:  1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23  
No Class: 1/20, 2/17, 2/24
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $286 per student


Animations
For 3rd-5th Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: TBD
Enter the world of movie and game animations! Students will learn core tools and techniques for vector-based art and animation while developing short stories and animations. Skills developed in this class will prepare students for virtual graphic art & design, and animation.
Class dates:  1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23  
No Class: 1/20, 2/17, 2/24
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $251 per student

TUESDAY

ENRICHMENT CLASSES

Beat Shop
For 1st-4th Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Music Room
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, students will learn how to create their own tracks, produce, mix, and master songs.
Class Dates: 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/3
No Class: 2/18
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $192 per student


Parkour
For Kindergarten-4th Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Theater or Outside
Unleash your inner monkey. Our high-energy, interactive classes will have your student jumping, climbing, swinging, rolling, and crawling around your local park! Through fun games, safe quality instruction, and supervised free-play, we teach how to overcome fear, set goals, positively collaborate, and creatively problem solve. Whether your student is a first-timer or a dedicated practitioner, these classes are perfect for improving movement and making friends.
Class Dates: 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/3
No Class: 2/18
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $160 per student


Robotics
For 5th-8th Grade Students
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: TBD
Description coming soon!
Class Dates: 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/3
No Class: 2/18
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $165 per student


Trendy Crafts
For Kindergarten-4th Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Art Room
Everything is Rainbows and Unicorns when you join Trendy Crafts this session! We will craft a complete project each week in a social and supportive setting while using the latest supplies and techniques. Squishies, sequins, watercolors, and mixed media canvas are just some of the crafts we will make and supplies we will use! Be sure to join us if you love bright crafts during the dark Winter!
Class Dates: 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/3
No Class: 2/18
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $192 per student

 

WEDNESDAY

ENRICHMENT CLASSES

Karate
For Kindergarten-3rd Grade Students
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Location: Gallery
Join Karate-X this year for awesome classes that are disciplined, challenging, and fun! Students will learn and practice Karate skills with punching bags, breaking boards, blocking drills, kicking targets, and more! Karate-X has been teaching in the Puget Sound for 19 years, with a Martial Arts program specifically designed for preschool and elementary students. Our professional instructors know how to motivate kids while building self-confidence and discipline. Belt rank testing is held at the end of each session, giving students goals to aim for and recognition of their accomplishments. For beginners who have never tried Karate, to athletes of any sport, Karate-X will challenge and grow bodies and minds!
Class Dates: 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/4 
No Class: 2/19 
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $304 per student


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

Location: TBD
The start of the coding pathway! This class provides young students with the basics of computational thinking, such as coordinates, loops, and conditionals, through a fun blend of “unplugged” and online activities. Designed specifically for early readers’ attention spans and cognitive abilities.
Class Dates: 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/4 
No Class: 2/19 
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $251 per student


Massive Monkee Break Dancing
For Kindergarten-4th Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Theater
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: 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/4 
No Class: 2/19 
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $286 per student

THURSDAY

ENRICHMENT CLASSES

Sing Out Seattle (The Jungle Book)
For 1st-5th Grade Students
3:30PM - 5:30 PM

Location: Theater & Music Room
Description Coming Soon!
Class Dates: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/5, 3/19
No Class: 2/20
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $286 per student


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

Location: Lower School Art Room
Students are invited to learn a skill they will use for a lifetime and a hobby they will forever enjoy--sewing! No experience necessary for boys and girls to learn the basics and beyond. New students will learn machine safety and beginner sewing techniques, while the more experienced students can expand on skills they already have. The class will begin with a simple project, then students will advance at their own pace to more exciting and challenging projects throughout the session. This class is designed to teach children with both beginning and advanced skills. Projects, which are constantly rotating during the quarter, include backpacks, phone cases, clothing, accessories, bags, games, stuffed animal and more!
*For all new sewers, the first class of the session is mandatory, please contact Dee if your child is unable to attend*
Class Dates: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/5
No Class: 2/20
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $229 per student

FRIDAY

ENRICHMENT CLASSES

Drama: Kinder & 1st Grade
For Kindergarten-1st Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: TBD
Dragons Love Tacos with Stone Soup Theatre: Join Stone Soup Theatre for a drama class on story-telling. We'll learn about basic story structure through dramatic play, and stage the story Dragons Love Tacos for performance. Unfortunately for dragons, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats salsa, it causes problems. Big problems. Join us for this exciting tale of dragons, food, and fire, and help bring this classic story to life.
Class Dates: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/ 7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/6
No Class: 2/21 
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $235 per student


Beginners Hand Sewing
For Kindergarten-2nd Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location: Art Room
Learn the basics of hand sewing, crafting, and weaving in this class, created to introduce our younger students hand sewing and different types of fiber arts! Boys and girls will learn basic hand sewing techniques, from threading needles and tying knots, to several types of stitches. Students will also create fun projects that explore their craft skills. New projects each quarter, ranging from embroidery, hand sewn puppets, accessories, pillows, and more! This class will build fine motor skills, finger dexterity, and most important, it will give their creative muscles a workout! All supplies included, let’s get creative!
Class Dates: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/ 7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/6
No Class: 2/21 
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $229 per student


Drama: 2nd-5th Grade
For 2nd-5th Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Theater
Star Wars with Stone Soup Theatre: Join Stone Soup Theatre for acting games, drama exercises, and a performance of Star Wars: A New Hope and The Force Awakens. Get to know Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Rey, Finn, and Kylo Ren. You will fly into hyperspace on the Millennium Falcon and bring peace to the galaxy--twice. Concludes with a performance for families and friends.
Class Dates: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/ 7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/6
No Class: 2/21 
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $235 per student


Video Game Design
For 3rd-6th Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Theater
Video games are not only fun to play, but fun to create! Students will learn about the digital game design process and the many different disciplines required to make games. They will use a 2D game development engine called Stencyl to design, animate, program and test their own Flash game that they can play and share on the computer. They will learn game design principles to make their game engaging, unique, and most of all – fun!
Class Dates: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/ 7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/6
No Class: 2/21 
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $308 per student