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!
Fit Kids: (Ages: 6 & up) - This is a physical activity program designed to introduce students to a lifetime of exercise and provide a foundation for all sports, in a fun and inclusive environment. These activities are designed to develop and enhance agility, strength, endurance and flexibility. Teamwork, coordination, relay races, obstacle courses, are all par for this club.
Tennis Club: (2 Clubs for Different Ages: Club #1: Ages 4 through 7; Club #2: Ages: Lower Elementary & up) - 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!
Rhythm Makers: (Ages: Lower Elementary & up) - Drums and Percussion provided, no experience necessary. Have fun while learning world rhythms, rhythm games, drumming techniques, musical listening skills – all in facilitated group drumming sessions. Drumming helps relieve stress, balances both hemisphere of the brain and offers many other physical and social benefits. A carry-over from our popular summer camp.
Musical Theater: (Ages: Lower Elementary & up) - This club combines the 3 elements of Broadway shows, singing, dancing and acting. We will use games, discussion-based teaching and performances to offer students a unique approach to this dynamic topic. Join us at the end of the semester for a special exposition, where students will showcase their favorite elements of musical theater for family and friends.
Soccer Club: (2 Clubs for Different Ages: Club #1: Ages: 3 through 6; Club #2: Ages: 6 through 9) - 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!
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. Hocus-Pocus! Can you focus?
Little Actors Drama Club: (Ages: 3-6 years) - 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: 6 & up) - In this hand-on program children will have the opportunity to investigate the exciting properties of Matter & Energy and delve into the science behind inventing. Play a chemist by turning a nickel into gold (well, almost). Explore potential versus kinetic energy with cars, catapults and among other “popping” devices. Investigate states of matter by creating bubbling potions, and fog storms. Uncover the secrets of acids and bases and of polymers, with some slippery science. We will explore all five of our senses, and unravel the mystery of electricity, light and LASERs, and their uses.
Dance Combo Club: (Ages: 3 though 6) - 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: (Ages: Lower Elementary & 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 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 during the fall semester).
- All clubs are limited in size. We will restrict all indoor clubs to a maximum of 10 students each.
- All clubs will be filled on a first come basis and many of them fill up quickly.
- 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.
- Our Primary Morning Friends are ineligible for clubs.
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. Club deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
- You will be charged for the entire club, once the club begins. There will be no refunds after the club begins.
- There will be no refunds after the club begins, unless the club is cancelled. At that time, all club fees will be refunded on a pro-rated basis, for any weeks that are cancelled.
- There will be no refunds if a child drops up mid 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.