2019-2020 Homeschool & Afterschool STEAM Courses

STEAM Course Descriptions & Registration


STEAM Buffet
Ages 4-12
January 24, February 7, February 21 and April 17                                                      $29/session
Registration must be completed individually for each session. ($129 for registration for all five sessions)                                                       
It’s all hands on deck as students enter the wondrous world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math! These three hour drop off events will be filled with explosive, hands on STEAM experiments that cover each of the core areas of STEAM. Scientists will have a variety of experiments to choose from each day and will be provided time and materials to dive deep into whatever interests them most. These include Virtual Reality, Coding, Robotics, LEGO, Engineering and Design, Art, Science Exploration and much more. They can work in groups or alone but will experience and enjoy the magic of STEAM. This structured setting will allow each camper time to explore his/her own mind and examine whatever excites them most!

Preschool: LEGO Discovery and/or Yoga/Mindfulness
Preschool Ages 3-5  Friday 1:30-2:30 LEGO Discovery
Preschool Ages 3-5  Friday 2:30-3:30 Yoga/Mindfulness                        
January 24, 31  Februay 7, 14, 21, 28  March 6, 13                        $75/single program    $145/both programs                                       
LEGO Discovery is an exploration based program where children use LEGO to complete engineering and design challenges. This year's challenge is City Shaper. Within this program, young builders will learn about their own hometown and the science behind various types of structures as they build, play, imagine and create. 

What is yoga for children?  There are more components than postures and flow in the practice of yoga.  In fact, for children, the focus is on mindfulness, movement and breath-work, equally.  Each class will be filled with all of these elements presented in a fun, theme-based collaborative.  These skills prepare children to deal with life's many twists and turns.  They will be given tools and strategies throughout our practice to take with them through life.

Piano 1
Ages 9-16      Mondays  3:00pm-4:00pm or 4:30pm-5:30pm
February 3 - May 4, 2020  (Twelve week course - 12 Class Sessions - Class will not meet on nonschool days/holidays.)
Is your child interested in learning how to play the piano? Do you want your child to explore his/her interest in music? This class includes short daily lectures and immediate hands on training and practice as students explore rhythm and counting, note reading, scales, chords, music theory, practice, and song memorization. Performance opportunities will be offered to those willing to play in front of the class during this 12 week course. Keyboards and Lesson Books will be provided. 

Minecraft Education: Engineering Challenge 
Ages 8-16       Wednesdays       3:30pm-4:45pm
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 May 6                                                                                                     $64

Scientific American declared, "...not only is Minecraft immersive and creative, but it is an excellent platform for making almost any subject area more engaging." Minecraft meets S.T.E.A.M. as students are challenged to create items based on the popular Minecraft game. Participants will be challenged to design and capture a Creeper, build a block tower and Minecraft blocks, create an animal pen and much more. These S.T.E.A.M. engineering activities will utilize Minecraft to engage children through project based learning.

*Registration for these courses must be done through the website and are separate from full day homeschool classes that are offered.

STEAM Courses are offered in blocks of several weeks based on the course. The price covers the cost of the entire course unless otherwise noted. There are no sibling discounts or reduced rates for multiple courses as space is very limited and courses fill up quickly. Dates, times and location of courses are indicated below. There is a $35 fee to cancel any course registration up to two weeks prior to the course. Within two weeks of the course, no refunds are issued. If a course is closed for registration prior to the Fall-September 10 or Spring-January 8, please contact the office to be placed on a Waiting List. (Contact the office at 341-1400 for information after those dates each semester.)