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Avenues 3rd through 5th graders are continuing to develop their identities through the formation of strong social connections, trying new and challenging activities and deepening their passions to problem-solve challenges that are outside of their individual sphere.


Classes begin directly after school and run until 4:45 p.m. All classes include healthy snacks, with dismissal ending at 5:00 pm. 

 

Stay & Play Fees:

  • Full Year: $2,550
  • Fall: $969
  • Spring: $1,581

Specialty Classes Fees:

  • Full Year: $3,200
  • Fall: $1,216
  • Spring: $1,984

 

Important Dates:

FALL 2023

  • All programs begin Monday, September 11, 2023.

 

WINTER/ SPRING 2024

  • All programs resume Monday, January 8, 2024.

 

Get ready to embark on a transformative journey of growth and discovery. Mix and match programs to create a personalized schedule according to your child’s passions and interests.

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Monday

Architecture and Design

Students will build large team projects, and your young architects will work individually to build a treehouse, design a floor plan, engineer domino chain reactions, or create 3D scale models of famous buildings out of clay and wooden planks. The graduates of the class will learn exciting terms and concepts such as classical Vitruvian principles, light and shadow, positive and negative space, texture, composition, visual and spatial thinking, balance, scale and much more.


In this class, students will delve into essential tactics like pins, forks, double attacks, skewers, deflections, discovered checks, and mating attacks. Our experienced instructors will break down these techniques in an engaging way that's easy to grasp, making chess strategy a blast to learn. Whether students are aiming to become a chess whiz or just looking to enhance their gameplay, this class will equip them with the tactical prowess they need. From boosting focus to nurturing critical thinking, 'Chess Tactics' is the perfect next step on their chess journey.

Begins September 6. Through engaging activities and imaginative play, Stay & Play offers a safe and stimulating environment for students during the after-school hours. Developmentally-appropriate activities include group read-alouds, interactive games that encourage social interaction, homework help, and just winding down with friends.

 

Tuesday

This engaging program focuses on developing physical strength, mobility, and coordination. Over the course of a full year, students will have the exciting opportunity to master various martial arts disciplines, including ground combat from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, powerful striking from Muay Thai & Kickboxing, and fine motor skills from Jeet Kune Do. They will also explore self-defense components to enhance their personal safety.
Students act as United Nations delegates, collaborating in teams to develop policy recommendations and debating current global issues aligned to the UN’s sustainable development goals. Students enhance their research and communication skills while gaining a solid exposure to debating international affairs, problem-solving in a diplomatic context and making persuasive presentations.
Begins September 6. Through engaging activities and imaginative play, Stay & Play offers a safe and stimulating environment for students during the after-school hours. Developmentally-appropriate activities include group read-alouds, interactive games that encourage social interaction, homework help, and just winding down with friends.

 

Wednesday 

For our most advanced coders, this is a unique opportunity to truly flex a student’s coding, engineering and mathematical skills. Students will face thrilling challenges and discover how to construct ingenious robotic gadgets using LEGO™ Spike Prime. Not only will students be able to build their very own robots to take home, but in the spring, students will be introduced to using their LEGO™ robots competitively for internal competitions.
World of Dance will introduce students to music across multiple languages and cultures. Spanning an entire year, with the option to join at any time, this class will explore rhythm, technique, and expression, where students will learn diverse types of choreography, from the Argentine tango to tap/soft shoe to Chinese folk dance.
Begins September 6. Through engaging activities and imaginative play, Stay & Play offers a safe and stimulating environment for students during the after-school hours. Developmentally-appropriate activities include group read-alouds, interactive games that encourage social interaction, homework help, and just winding down with friends.

 

Thursday

This course combines introductory lessons in Python with collaborative digital projects to engage and inspire students that wish to dive deeper into programming. Using Codesters, a platform that uses both block-based and word-based codes, students can try their hand at Python while working with their peers to complete complex design challenges in Minecraft Education Edition. In the spring, students will have an opportunity to begin even more advanced coding to create their own apps, games, websites, or whatever 3D World building their heart desires!

Greek mythology and philosophy seem to be faraway topics—until students have an opportunity to do it themselves! Part acting class, part improv class, students will first be introduced to iconic Greek mythology and put on a play at the end of the fall semester filled with different scenes from your favorite Greek mythology (think Medusa, The Odyssey, The Frogs!) In the spring, students have an opportunity to create their own myths and original plays in addition to staging scripted one-acts. Students learn how to create a character from a place of instinct and play. They also amass skills in speech and improvisation taught by master teachers and performers at the top of their field.

  Stay & Play

Begins September 6. Through engaging activities and imaginative play, Stay & Play offers a safe and stimulating environment for students during the after-school hours. Developmentally-appropriate activities include group read-alouds, interactive games that encourage social interaction, homework help, and just winding down with friends.

 

Friday

Led by Growing Minds Chess Academy, this class is ideal for students who have mastered piece movement and the basic rules of chess, and are interested in competitive chess but not yet ready for the team. Students will be prepared for the chess team by learning tournament strategy, approaching different types of players, time management and use of chess clocks, how and when to notate, understanding how to play as a team, chess tournament etiquette, and how to focus before and after each match and outcome. Topics will include checkmate patterns, tactical motifs and chess miniatures. Critical thinking skills and pattern recognition will be developed.
Begins September 6. Through engaging activities and imaginative play, Stay & Play offers a safe and stimulating environment for students during the after-school hours. Developmentally-appropriate activities include group read-alouds, interactive games that encourage social interaction, homework help, and just winding down with friends.


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