After School Clubs
The Montessori Children's House of Hyde Park is excited to offer a variety of enriching extracurricular activities. In keeping with the high standards of Montessori Children's House of Hyde Park, we have sought out top franchises and educators to host these clubs for our students.
After School Clubs Descriptions:
Art Club: (Ages 6 & up) - Imagine, create and explore the world of art! Join us as we delve into the world of art, experimenting with mediums such as watercolor, pastels and acrylic paint. We will develop and grow our skills in drawing, color theory and design. At the end of the course, parents and guests will be invited to our grand finale art show filled with masterpieces from our very own students!
Yoga Club: (Ages 4 through Lower Elementary) - Combining the active practice of yoga and the calming practice of meditation, we give students a real toolbox to use every day to succeed! Yoga positively affects academic performance and social skills such as making friends, developing compassion and managing stress. Move your body, have fun and reduce anxiety!
Introductory Guitar Club: (Ages Lower Elementary & up) - This class provides students with a basic education in guitar. Each student will begin by understanding the parts of the guitar, proper playing technique and the building blocks of songs (letter names, scales, chords, etc.). By the end of the semester, your child will possess a thorough understanding of the instrument and also have a few fun songs under their belt! This class is perfect for students who are curious about the guitar. At the end of the semester, we will put on a final performance for family. Come sing along with us!
Tennis Club: (Ages 4 through Lower Elementary) - Learn the fundamentals of tennis. Play with a partner and rotate among friends. All equipment (rackets, balls, nets) will be provided. Individual skills, foot movement, hand-eye coordination, arm strength and agility will be emphasized. Love, Deuce, Ace and more!
Drama All-Stars Club: (Ages Lower Elementary & up) - Gain confidence, self-esteem and skill in verbal communication. Speech Training, Creative Movement, Structured Short Plays, Dialogue Development, Improvised Scenes, Self-Expression and more. This course runs continuously for both semesters (no new students enrolled in January). At the end of the course, parents will be invited to a drama presentation of our students with a structured script.
Montessori Singers - Voice Club: (Ages Lower Elementary & up) - The goal of the "Montessori Singers" is to give students, an opportunity to be part of a performance group where they will flourish in their love for singing and music. As a club/group, we would strive to stimulate creativity, and develop/explore musical talents in every participant. Students will be able to embrace their musical abilities by practicing good vocal technique, be introduced to solfège, and reading and analyzing music. We will learn different choral pieces, some acapella, accompanying ourselves with traditional elementary instruments. Students will experience the fun of singing, playing, and moving, to create enriching performances.
Soccer Club: (Ages 4 through Lower Elementary) - We utilize creative and imaginative games to focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting. We also highlight a positive character trait each session such as respect, teamwork and appreciation. This club focuses on individual skills, fitness and sportsmanship.
Young Engineers Club: (Ages Lower Elementary & up) - Integrate theoretical material and scientific principles into a LEGO based project. Encourage creative and inventive thinking. Learn angles, physics, gravity and turn into a young engineer! The theme this semester is Classic Mechanics. Learn all about belts and gears, transmissions, speed and power. You will build a windmill, an elevator, a crane, a washing machine and more.
Dance Pop Star: (Ages Lower Elementary & up) - If you ever saw a music video and thought “I wish I could do that!”, then this class is for you! Dancers and performers will learn extreme styles, skills and confidence to perform like an MTV star. Using your favorite pop music and incorporating choreography blending hip hop, funk and jazz, dancers will be inspired to reach fame! You will create your own music video! At the end of the semester, parents are invited to a gala performance by our students.
Magic Club: (Ages Lower Elementary & up) - Learn the history of magic, famous magicians, sleight-of-hand and illusions. Each week, after a performance by the magician, certain tricks will be divulged to our students, and they will spend time perfecting the magic. At the end of the semester, the young magicians will perform their new-found tricks for our parents. Hocus-Pocus! Can you focus?
Little Actors Drama Club: (Ages 3-6 years) - With the addition of many new primary children, we are so happy that we will have our first club that accommodates 3 year olds. Students will learn clear, confident, and expressive communication, and use theatre games and activities within a 30 minute class to turn each student into a brave and creative child. The students will perform a show for their parents at the end of the semester.
Mad Science Club: (Ages 5 & up) - Work in a real “lab”. The theme this semester is Natural Wonders. Students will experiment with how new earth is formed and how rocks are created. Investigate cells, the basic building blocks of life, and get into some human body processes. We will delve into our world's many different ecosystems and environments both under the sea and on land. Explore the differences in herbivores and carnivores dinosaurs. Students will participate in a mini dinosaur excavation and make a cast of a dinosaur tooth to take home. Each session will be filled with hands-on experiments and amazing take-home projects.
Dance Combo Club: (Ages 4 though 7) - An upbeat class for boys and girls who love to shake it. Dancers will explore multiple styles of dance including Hip Hop, Ballet, Jazz and Acro. Imaginations come to life as dancers use props, such as scarves, hula hoops and top hats to learn how to express themselves creatively. Dancers will shine as they are taught a variety of choreographed dances. At the end of the semester, parents are invited to a special performance by our students.
Chess Club: (Lower Elementary Students & Up) - Learn great openings, winning strategies and all the tools required to excel at Chess. Learn patience, focus, and discipline. Gain a comprehensive knowledge of the habits and training required to win. Play among your friends. Strategize!
After School Club Guidelines:
Our After School Clubs are held at convenient times, in the safety of our own premises, and at low rates.
- After school clubs typically start at 3 pm and last 60 minutes. The Young Engineers Club and the Art Club, however, will last 75 minutes per session and the Little Actors Drama Club will last 30 minutes per session.
- All clubs will meet once per week and will last the entire semester (12-15 sessions) except for our Drama All-Stars Club, which will last the entire school year.
- Our Drama Clubs, Art Club, Dance Clubs, Guitar Club, Voice Club, Magic Club and Soccer Club will have a show or exhibit for parents and guests at the end of the course.
- All clubs are limited in size. We target 10-15 students per club, depending on the club. However, some clubs, like the Guitar and Tennis Club, will be severely restricted and kept at a small size to better serve the students.
- All clubs will be filled on a first come basis.
- Clubs will be cancelled if we do not get enough student interest to fill the minimum number of slots required by the instructors for each club.
After School Club Fee Policy:
- A non-refundable deposit of $100 per club per student is required at the time of registration. This deposit will be applied towards the cost of the club.
- You will be charged for the entire club, once the club begins. There will be no refunds after the club begins.
- Refunds will not be issued for missed sessions or if a child drops out during the semester.
In addition to our current programs, we are always evaluating new offerings that are of interest to our students. Please don't hesitate to contact us with programs that your children would like to see added to our list.