We are excited to announce our After School offerings for Winter, 2019!
The majority of our student-centered, experiential programming is included with your After School registration. Two of our partner organizations—Music Kids 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.
Improv Class with Rose Gottlieb Mondays from 4:00 to 5:00 / NO EXTRA COST for 10 sessions Rose Gottlieb continues the creativity and will be bringing out the comedian in your child! Rose will instruct the students in a variety of improvisation activities, games, and skits all the while creating an environment of acceptance, freedom, and fun! This session will culminate with a “Whose Line Is It Anyways?” style performance before Spring Break. (Classes begin on 01/13)
GO! with Keom Granger Mondays from 3:30 to 4:30 / NO EXTRA COST for 10 sessions Keom Granger, our resident board game guru invites students kindergarten and up to learn various strategy based board games that challenge and engage children as they learn the ins and outs of games like: Go, Othello, and many others. (Classes begin on 01/13)
Dance with T-Kay from the Hyde Park School of Dance Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 / NO EXTRA COST for 13 sessions This weekly class has students of all ages moving and grooving to the beat. Ancona students who join in on this class will learn various dancing styles, play a multitude of fun rhythm games, all the while developing their large and fine motor skills as a result. T-Kay does an amazing job making each child feel included, confident, and safe expressing themselves through movement and dance. (Classes begin on 01/07)
Green Thumbs with Chris Weber Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:00 / NO EXTRA COST for 11 sessions Chris Weber will keep our young horticulturists busy over the Winter learning various indoor planting techniques and finishing off our new greenhouse!. Participants will also learn about greenhouses, aquaponics and hydroponics, and making seed bombs. Space is limited to only FIFTEEN STUDENTS so please register with Jerome Shannon ASAP by emailing him at so your student can get their hands dirty this Winter! (Classes begin on 01/14)
Tuesdays and Thursdays
SPARK!Art Class with Chaz & Delia Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 / NO EXTRA COST for 12 sessions Students can enjoy a drop-in art class led twice a week with easy and fun art projects instructed by Chaz Williams & Delia West. Students will work with a variety of materials and learn several different artistic skills and techniques over the course of this program. (Classes begin on 01/08)
Music Kids! Music Lessons for Guitar or Violin Wednesdays lessons take place between 3:15 – 5:45 / REGISTER HERE w/ Music Kids! Ancona students of ALL AGES are encouraged to check out this wonderful program from Music Kids! that instructs students all year long on either the guitar or violin. This class brings children from day one of learning how to hold the instrument to reading music utilizing the Suzuki method of instruction throughout the process. Follow THIS LINK or the one provided above in the class info. to register today, space is limited! (Classes are ongoing, tuition is $135/month with various payment options)
Makers Space with Rodney Williams Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 / NO EXTRA COST for 11 sessions Students participating in this class will have the chance to become junior engineers by getting the opportunity to 3D print, learn basic CAD design, and build with their hands throughout this immersive and engaging program. Our very own Technology Coordinator Rodney is back at it again this Winter and we can hardly wait to see what creations our amazing Ancona kids come up with. Space is limited to FIFTEEN STUDENTS so be sure to register with Jerome Shannon by emailing him at to get your young engineer in on the action. (Classes begin on 01/09)
Gym Games with Stan Coleman! Fridays from 3:30 – 5:00 / NO EXTRA COST for 12 sessions End each week with a familiar face who is back at Ancona to bring some awesome action to the Ancona gym all Winter long! Stan returns to instruct gym games every Friday, offering two sessions the first being for pre-primary aged students from 3:30 to 4:00 and a second class for elementary aged students from 4:15 until 5:00. Sportsmanship, kindness, and FUN are the hallmark of every lesson plan that Stan brings to the table! (Classes begin on 01/17)
What’s Cooking? with Chef Greg O. Fridays from 3:30 – 5:00 / NO EXTRA COST for 8 sessions Every Friday for ninety minutes middle school students will be thrown into a fast paced, hands-on culinary experience instructed by professional chef Gregory Johnson. With over forty years of culinary expertise to his name, students will be challenged and educated in a classic culinary learning experience. This class is limited to only fifteen students in grades 5-8 and is near capacity so be sure to reach out to Jerome Shannon at ASAP to get your student enrolled! This class is FREE with the cost of aftercare. (Classes begin on 01/17)
Chess by Renaissance Knights Chess Club Fridays from 3:30 – 4:30 / Winter Session begins on 01/10 (a registration fee of $117 is required) 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. Every Friday, from 3:30 to 4:30.
Pick up a form from the Main Office or register RIGHT HERE! Classes begin on January 10th and will run until Spring Break in early April.