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.

SPRING AFTER-SCHOOL CATALOG

MONDAY

ENRICHMENT CLASSES

Robotics
For K-5th Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and team-work. Guided by two or more adult Coaches, FIRST LEGO League* teams (up to 10 members,) research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, then if wanted to compete on a table-top playing field.
Class Dates: April 22, April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20, June 3, June 10
No Class Days: May 27
Cost for students with an EDP Contract: $132 per student
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $175 per student

Parkour
For 3rd-6th Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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: April 22, April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20, June 3, June 10
No Class Days: May 27
Cost for students with an EDP Contract: $132 per student
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $175 per student

TUESDAY

ENRICHMENT CLASSES

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

Description
Class Dates: April 16, April 23, April 30, May 5, May 14, May 21, May 28, June 3
Cost for students with an EDP Contract: $214 per student
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $285 per student

3D Printing
For 3rd-8th Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

This class is the perfect place for students who love design, engineering, math, or simply just building stuff! 3D printing is used by a wide range of people and fields, so join us and experience the future of design and manufacturing. Students will learn what 3D printing is, how to design and prepare ideas for 3D printing, how to print models of their own creative design, and how to use 3D printers and the basic software involved in 3D printing (CAD software for beginners; slicing software; printer firmware). Campers will come home with some 3D prints, a solid understanding of 3D printing, and more confidence to advance their inner designer, engineer, or maker. 
Class Dates: April 16, April 23, April 30, May 5, May 14, May 21, May 28, June 3
Cost for students with an EDP Contract: $132 per student
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $175 per student

WEDNESDAY

ENRICHMENT CLASSES

Bugs and Microscopes
For Kindergarten-5th Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Bugs are everywhere! Did you know that 90% of animals on earth are insects? Get to know the critters in your backyard with Bugs & Microscopes! Students will learn to care for our tiny friends by building bug motels and ant farms. Then we’ll put on our biology hats and explore the local wilderness to catalog bugs with hand-made microscopes and wildlife journals. We know insects and spiders are much more than creepy-crawlies, and we hope to teach students just how interesting, helpful and cool they really are. 
Class Dates: April 17, April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15, May 22, May 29, June 4
Cost for students with an EDP Contract: $231 per student
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $308 per student

Improvisation
For K-5th Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join Stone Soup Theatre for a class on improvisation. We will teach you to trust yourself to make things up as you go, while creating a wide variety of characters and scenes, from crazy to serious. Creativity, confidence, and basic acting skills all come together in this introduction to improv. Concludes with a performance for families and friends.
Class Dates: April 17, April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15, May 22, May 29, June 4
Cost for students with an EDP Contract: $132 per student
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $175 per student

THURSDAY

ENRICHMENT CLASSES

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

Bring your story to life by making stop motion animated movies! Working in teams, students build sets and characters using materials such as LEGO® bricks, white boards, and origami, then write, direct, and edit a unique story to share with the world! 
Class Dates:  April 18, April 25, May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30, June 5  
Cost for students with an EDP Contract: $231 per student
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $308 per student

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

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:  April 18, April 25, May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30, June 5  
Cost for students with an EDP Contract: $132 per student
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $175 per student

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

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 include backpacks, phone cases, clothing, accessories, bags, games, stuffed animals, and more! Led by Little Hands Creation.
Class Dates:  April 18, April 25, May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30, June 5  
Cost for students with an EDP Contract: $171 per student
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $228 per student

 

FRIDAY

ENRICHMENT CLASSES

Cooking with Cucina
For Kindergarten-5th Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Sign up for this hands on Cooking Crash Course with Seattle Cucina Cooking School! Each week we’ll whip up a recipe that focuses on important cooking skills. We’ll learn how to work with delicious spring vegetables, make classic sauces from all over the world, make a well-rounded dinner, bake bread and dessert, prepare the tastiest soups, cook off certain cuts of meat and much much more! By the end of this series, students will have the practical skills necessary to begin cooking at home, and will have new knowledge to eat food in a wholesome, nutritional, and sustainable manner. Class prices include a large snack. Accommodations for dietary restrictions made up request 2 weeks prior- please email whatscooking@seattlecucina.com! 
Class Dates: April 19, April 26, May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31, June 6
Cost for students with an EDP Contract: $209 per student
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $278 per student

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

Ever wonder what went on in the past? Join us and learn the secrets that artifacts can tell you, if you know how to ask the right questions! We’ll learn how archaeological sites get buried and how to make sense of the layers they have. We’ll also identify artifacts and learn how they were used. Some of the artifacts might need repair, so we’ll help put them back together, and make a museum-style display. In the end, you’ll be able to figure out what was going on, way, way, way back before your grandparents were born! 
Class Dates: April 19, April 26, May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31, June 6
Cost for students with an EDP Contract: $180 per student
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $240 per student