We are excited to announce our After School offerings for Fall, 2018!

The majority of our student-centered, experiential programming is included with your After School registration. Two of our partner organizations—Sticky Fingers Cooking and Renaissance Knights Chess— require registration and fees separate from After School. You are not required to sign your child(ren) up for After School if they would like to participate in either of these two programs. If students remain in After School beyond the duration of the partner class, the After School daily drop-in rate will apply.

In addition to our new offerings, we are happy to continue providing Homework Help and the Middle School Lounge as part of our After School program. 

Click here for more information about After School!

Monday: Improv! With Rose, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. / NO ADDITIONAL COST

Rose Gottlieb will instruct students in a variety of improvisation activities, games, and skits all while creating an environment of acceptance, freedom, and fun! Children will be encouraged and assisted in crafting their very own performances that will range from stand up comedy routines to short theatrical performances and improv skits.

Tuesday: Gardening with Chris Weber 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. / NO ADDITIONAL COST

Each week our very own Outdoor Learning Educator, Chris Weber, will engage children in the garden with a multitude of activities and concepts. Students will get their hands dirty learning how to care for various plants, as well as construct raised planters and other structures. Chris will also lead students on the occasional nature walk in our historic Hyde Park / Kenwood neighborhood.

Wednesday:  Dance with T-Kay from Hyde Park School of Dance, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. / NO ADDITIONAL COST

Dancers of all ages will have the opportunity to get into the groove each week with T-Kay Buchanan of the Hyde Park School of Dance. Students will learn the basics of movement and rhythm in a fun and accepting environment. No experience or skill level is required, just a positive attitude and the need to bust a move!

Thursday: Sticky Fingers Cooking, 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. and 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. / $216

In every delicious Sticky Fingers class, students will get hands-on experience preparing nutritious food that they’ll love. Yes, even the pickiest eaters will eat their own creations with gusto! All recipes are always nut-free and all allergy and food sensitivities can be accommodated in this hands-on class. Ancona is excited to be offering two classes every Thursday this winter: a preprimary and kindergarten class from 3:30 to 4:15 and a 4:30 to 5:30 class for elementary and middle school students. Space is limited so don’t hesitate, follow the link below to register your child today!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER PREPRIMARY | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ELEMENTARY

Friday: Chess by Renaissance Knights Chess Club, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. / $110

The Renaissance Knights program is specifically designed to cultivate progressive learning for 21st century students and the skills the students acquire are imperative for them to succeed in school and for their future success in the global information society. Players will be instructed in advanced chess concepts, compete against one another to develop their own personal abilities, and have the opportunity to participate in local tournaments.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! (scroll down to select Ancona Fall 2018)

Friday: Play Go! and Othello with Keom / NO ADDITIONAL COST

Our resident tabletop master Keom Granger will battle students 3rd grade and older in the timeless strategic games of Go! And Othello every Friday in the Commons. No skill level is required as Keom takes meaningful time to instruct each player in basic strategy and gameplay from the first session to the last session. The focus of the course is to ensure students are engaging their minds while having a great time playing classic strategy games.