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.

 

FALL AFTER-SCHOOL CATALOG

MONDAY

ENRICHMENT CLASSES

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

Location: Flex 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 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: 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $236 per student


Highline Premier Soccer
For Kindergarten- 2nd Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Gym
Highline Premier's programs compose a portfolio of training initiatives that leverage optimal training environments, proven developmental methodologies, and top coach educators to accelerate player improvement. Leveraging internal and external expertise blends the best of Highline Premier with advancements in the game nationally and internationally to create the optimal environment for our players and players within the Highline community to grow and realize their potential in the game.
Class Dates: 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $200 per student


Hip Hop Dance
For 3rd-5th Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location: Theater
Dance uplifts, unites, and empowers children. It also provides children with an opportunity to express their individuality while working on gross motor skills and developing cognitive and social skills. Hip Hop is the perfect class for children who want to dance, stay active, and learn how to freestyle! Musicality, rhythm, and creative movement are key components of this fun, urban/street-style dance class that teaches boys and girls alike to step, stomp, and shake it out.
Class Dates: 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $250 per student

TUESDAY

ENRICHMENT CLASSES

Hip Hop Dance
For K-2nd Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location: Theater
Dance uplifts, unites, and empowers children. It also provides children with an opportunity to express their individuality while working on gross motor skills and developing cognitive and social skills. Hip Hop is the perfect class for children who want to dance, stay active, and learn how to freestyle! Musicality, rhythm, and creative movement are key components of this fun, urban/street-style dance class that teaches boys and girls alike to step, stomp, and shake it out.
Class Dates: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $250 per student


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

Location: Lower School Art Room
Lamas, cactus, reversible sequins--come craft all the best trends of 2019 with Trendy Crafts. We will create a complete project each week in a social, supportive setting. Enjoy crafting with friends from Kindergarten-5th grade. So many llamas, bold colors, and fresh projects. We can't wait to create with you!
Class Dates: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $192 per student


Robotics
For Kindergarten-4th Grade Students
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Flex Room
Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. 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, and program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® and compete on a table-top playing field.
Class Dates: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $190 per student


Creative Movement
For Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten
3:10 PM - 3:50 PM

Location: Gallery 
Children move the instant they are born and the moment they wake up every morning. Moving is one of the first and most important ways young children explore and learn about the world, and this process continues as they grow and develop. Creative Dance can have a powerful impact in children’s daily lives because it is both a physical activity and a vehicle for self-expression. It offers the rich experience of exploring and creating, with the added benefits of lively movement.
Class Dates: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $221 per student

 

WEDNESDAY

ENRICHMENT CLASSES

Yoga
For Kindergarten-4th Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location: Theater
This fun and exciting yoga class for children offers an introduction to basic breathing, yoga postures, mindfulness techniques, and relaxation to support the development of strength and flexibility in their minds and bodies. Students learn the value of stillness and movement by engaging in playful activities to promote self-awareness and improved social interactions with others.
Class Dates: 9/18,9/25,10/210/9,10/16,10/23,10/30, 11/13
No Class: 11/6
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $250 per student


Karate Session 1
For Kindergarten- 2nd Grade Students
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Location: Gym
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! Sign up now, our classes fill quickly!
Class Dates: 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/13
No Class: 11/6
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $210 per student


Karate Session 2
For 3rd-5th Grade Students
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM

Location: Gym
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! Sign up now, our classes fill quickly!
Class Dates: 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/13
No Class: 11/6
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $210 per student

 

THURSDAY

ENRICHMENT CLASSES

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

Location: Lunch Room
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 winter 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! Class prices include a large snack. Accommodations for dietary restrictions made up request 2 weeks prior- please email whatscooking@seattlecucina.com!
Class Dates: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14
No Class: 10/24
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $293 per student


Machine Sewing
For 1st-5th Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:00 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 childcare@westsideschool.org if your child is unable to attend*
Class Dates: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14
No Class: 10/24
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $229 per student


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

Location: Flex Room
Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. 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, and program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® and compete on a table-top playing field.
Class Dates: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14
No Class: 10/24
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $190 per student


Trendy Crafts
For Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten Students
3:45PM - 4:35PM

Location: Lower School Art Room
Lamas, cactus, reversible sequins--come craft all the best trends of 2019 with Trendy Crafts. We will create a complete project each week in a social, supportive setting. Enjoy crafting with friends from Kindergarten-5th grade. So many llamas, bold colors, and fresh projects. We can't wait to create with you!
Class Dates: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14
No Class: 10/24
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $138 per student

 

FRIDAY

ENRICHMENT CLASSES

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

Location: Cafeteria 
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 winter 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! Class prices include a large snack. Accommodations for dietary restrictions made up request 2 weeks prior- please email whatscooking@seattlecucina.com!
Class Dates: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22
No Class: 10/11, 10/25
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $293 per student


Ukulele
For Kindergarten-4th Grade Students
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location: Music Room
The uke is an excellent instrument on which to learn how to play music. It's relatively simple to learn, easy to tote around, inexpensive, super fun, and timelessly popular! In this ensemble, we will jump right into the fun stuff and learn how to play music on the ukulele. By the end of the course, students will know a few chord positions, will be able to play a couple of songs on the ukulele, and be able to sing along. Our instructors bring a classroom set of ukuleles with them to every class for the kids to use and we highly recommend that students also have a ukulele at home to practice.
Class Dates: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22
No Class: 10/11, 10/25
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $250 per student


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

Location: Lower School Art Room
Take your accessory game to the next level with our jewelry making class! Students will start with simple projects like shrinky dinks, clay beads, and macrame before moving on to more complex techniques with wire wrapping, chain, beading, and weaving. Students will be creating layered necklaces, chandelier earrings, gemstone rings, and anything else they can dream up! We’ll be using organic and re-purposed materials, fun gemstones, studs, and rhinestones.
Class Dates: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22
No Class: 10/11, 10/25
Cost for students without an EDP Contract: $229 per student