Laurel School happily offers enriched, supervised after school care and classes for children in Early Learners through Eighth Grade from dismissal until 6:00 p.m., on days when school is in session. In order to provide the appropriate setting for each student, the programs are offered by grade level.

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  • M-F: Supervised Play [Early Learners-Grade 6]

    Dates: August 22, 2018 - May 30, 2019
    Day: Monday - Friday, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
    Cost: Variable (see registration link for details)

    Supervised Play meets in the Primary and Pre-Primary classrooms at Laurel which are conveniently located near our beautiful playgrounds and spacious Multipurpose Room. Classrooms are divided by grades to offer a quiet space for homework, a relaxing place to read a book, enjoy a snack or place to run and play. This option is open to students enrolled in Early Learners through Grade 4. Note: Supervised Play is only available on days when school is in session. Students may drop into Supervised Play after other activities for an after-activity drop-in fee of $10.

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  • M-F: Middle School Homework Room [Grade 5-8]

    Dates: August 22, 2018 - May 30, 2019
    Day: Monday - Friday, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
    Cost: Variable (see registration link for details)

    The Middle School Homework Room provides a supervised comfortable environment for students when they are not involved in an after-school activity to complete homework, enjoy a snack and a good book or play a relaxing game with a friend. This option is open to Laurel students enrolled in grades 5 through 8. Note: Middle School Homework Room is only available on days when school is in session.

    Students may drop into the Homework Den after other activities for an after-activity drop-in fee of $10.

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  • M-F: Music Academy

    The Music Academy is a year-long after-school program. Through the Music Academy, Laurel students and members of the community may sign up for weekly private music instruction. The program consists of 30 private lessons and two recitals. All lessons take place at Laurel’s Lyman Campus between the hours of 3:30 and 6:00. Laurel students may attend Supervised Play of the Middle School Homework Room free of charge prior to their lesson time.

    Laurel School Music Academy offers private instruction in the following instruments:
    • Violin (traditional and Suzuki instruction are both available)
    • Viola
    • Cello
    • Guitar
    • Ukulele
    • Piano
    • Percussion
    • Voice
    • Recorder
    • Flute

    Cost:

    • $1040 for weekly thirty-minute lessons
    • $1540 for weekly forty-five minute lessons
    • $2040 for weekly sixty-minute lessons

    For additional information about Laurel School’s Music Academy, please email Cara Tweed at cTweed@LaurelSchool.org.

  • MONDAYS: Engineering Club [Girls, Kindergarten-Grade 5]

    Day: Mondays, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
    Dates: 4 Sessions
    Cost: $85 per module

    All new this year, our Engineering Club is facilitated by Classroom Antics, using their engineering curriculum. The club runs multiple four-week modules throughout the school year, each with a different theme.

    Minimum enrollment 4 students / Maximum enrollment 12 students

    Module 4: Crazy Chemicals (Chemical Engineering)
    January 14 - February 10 (Make-up session February 25 if needed)

    Module 5: Planes, Trains, and Auto Engineers (Transportation Engineering)
    March 4 - April 15 (Make-up session April 22 if needed)

    Module 6: Gold Medal Engineers (Sports Engineering)
    April 29 - May 20

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  • TUESDAYS: Little Racquets Tennis [Girls and Boys, Pre-K-Grade 3]

    Day: Tuesdays, 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
    Dates (Winter): 9 Sessions, January 15 - March 12
    Cost: $180
    Dates (Spring): 7 Sessions, April 9 - May 21
    Cost: $140

    This nationally-renowned program helps students progress through the beginning stages of tennis. Students are engaged in stimulating, playful activities that enhance their physical and emotional abilities.

    Minimum enrollment 8 students / Maximum enrollment 15 students

    Classes in the spring will be held on the outdoor tennis court at Lyman Circle. Please dress for the weather and bring a water bottle!

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  • TUESDAYS: Adventure Girls [Girls, Grades 3-7]

    Day: Tuesdays, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
    Dates: 12 Sessions, January 15 - April 23 + Campout Friday, April 26 through Saturday, April 27
    Cost:
    $400

    Instructors:
    Chuck Allen, Pre-Primary Physical Education & Experiential Learning / Shannon Lukz, Primary Faculty and Director of the NorthStar Collaborative

    Experience the adventure that all of the girls are raving about! Students love their time in Adventure Girls as they cultivate their resilience through challenging games, indoor and outdoor activities, as well as adventure-packed field trips and an overnight camping trip at Butler Campus.

    Research shows many benefits to being exposed to “stress episodes” in building resilience. Adventure Girls not only fills that role but also provides many opportunities for providing humor, which has also been proven to “convey intelligence…and confidence”.

    The leadership and adventure skills developed in primary and middle school can be applied in our multiage Adventure Girls setting. This is a great way for adventurous 6th and 7th graders to sharpen both adventure, survival and leadership skills. The books The Gutsy Girl by Caroline Paul and Strong is the New Pretty by Kate T. Parker are two of the resources used during this semester experience. If you like being strong, courageous, spirited and brave, this is the group for you!

    Please note that registration is first come first served and spots go fast!

    Minimum enrollment 8 students / Maximum enrollment 50 students

    Pick up on Field Trip days 6:30 or 7:00 pm / no additional cost for field trips

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  • WEDNESDAYS: Running Club [Girls, Grades 4-6]

    Day: Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
    Dates: 7 Sessions, April 3 - May 15
    Cost: FREE
    Instructor: Stephanie Oduro

    Join Laurel's 2019 Running Club! Students in Grades 4-6 will work weekly with Laurel coach Stephanie Oduro to build their running skills.

    Minimum enrollment 4 students / Maximum enrollment 25 students

    Questions? Contact Olivia Cora at oCora@LaurelSchool.org.
     
  • WEDNESDAYS: The Business of Babysitting [Girls, Grades 5-8]

    Day: Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    Dates: 4 Sessions, February 2 - February 27
    Cost: $100
    Instructor: Jessica Zuik

    The Business of Babysitting is a locally developed, comprehensive course in character development, professionalism, and safety/CPR training for tweens and teens created and taught through CLE Mommy, RN llc. The middle school age is when most parents start leaving their children home alone or even in charge of their younger siblings. As a Certified Pediatric Nurse, Shaker Heights School Nurse substitute, and American Heart Association CPR Instructor the facilitator personally developed the curriculum and workbook for this program to prepare young people for this task. This year it has been adapted into an after-school program in order to reach more children. The after-school program runs four weeks long, one hour each week. Below is a breakdown of the classes.

    Day 1: Character building, how does this relate to babysitting?
    Day 2: Resume building, safe advertising, interviewing tips and techniques
    Day 3: Child development as it relates to safely caring for children of all ages
    Day 4: First aid, AHA Friends and Family CPR instruction

    Minimum enrollment 4 students / Maximum enrollment 20 students

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  • THURSDAYS: Junior Adventure Girls [Girls, Grades 1-2]

    Day: Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
    Dates: 9 Sessions, January 17 - April 4, Mini Campout on Friday, April 12 (no Jr. AG on February 14)
    Cost: $300
    Instructors: Chuck Allen, Pre-Primary Physical Education & Experiential Learning / Shannon Lukz, Primary Faculty and Director of the NorthStar Collaborative

    Junior Adventure Girls will be a modified version of Adventure Girls, continuing the tradition of challenging young girls to be strong independent thinkers and good friends. Most of all, we will have an amazing amount of fun and laugh a lot!

    Research shows many benefits to being exposed to “stress episodes” in building resilience. Junior Adventure Girls not only fills that role but also provides many opportunities for providing humor, which has also been proven to “convey intelligence…and confidence”.

    Minimum enrollment 8 students / Maximum enrollment 20 students

    Pick up on Field Trip days 6:30 or 7:00 pm / no additional cost for field trip.

    Remove note about Jr. AG girls going to After School.

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  • THURSDAYS: Google Coding [Girls, Grades 4-6]

    Day: Thursdays, 3:30 - 4:30pm
    Dates: 7 Sessions, April 4 - May 16
    Cost: FREE
    Instructor: Deva Walker, Pre-Primary and Primary Librarian

    Join us each Thursday in Lake Library as students learn computer programming using Scratch. Students practice problem-solving, build their growth mindset, and learn to create, rather than simply consume technology. Students will create projects based on a theme of their choice, and showcase them for friends and family at the end of the semester.

    Minimum enrollment 4 students / Maximum enrollment 20 students

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  • THURSDAYS: Laurel Chorale [Girls, Grades 5-8]

    Day: Thursdays, 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
    Dates: 7 Sessions, April 4 - May 23 (no class on April 18)
    Cost: $140
    Instructor: Dr. Eve McPherson

    Join the Laurel Chorale! Middle School students will have the opportunity to delve deeper into the techniques required for healthy and beautiful singing.

    Girls will learn a solo and collaborate with classmates on works for a small choral ensemble. They will present an informal recital during their last class. Dr. Eve McPherson, the Music Academy’s private voice instructor, will lead this weekly class.

    Minimum enrollment 3 students / Maximum enrollment 20 students

    For additional information, please email Cara Tweed at cTweed@LaurelSchool.org.

    Register
  • FRIDAYS: Choral Explorations [Girls, Grades 3-4]

    Day: Fridays, 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
    Dates: 5 Sessions, April 5 - May 24 (no class on April 26 and May 10)
    Cost: $120
    Instructor: Dr. Eve McPherson

    Join Choral Explorations! Third and Fourth Graders will have the opportunity to delve deeper into the techniques required for healthy and beautiful singing. Girls will learn a solo and collaborate with classmates on works for a small choral ensemble. Students will present an informal recital during their last class. Dr. Eve McPherson, the Music Academy’s private voice instructor, will lead this weekly class.

    Minimum enrollment 3 students / Maximum enrollment 20 students

    For additional information, please email Cara Tweed at cTweed@LaurelSchool.org.

    Register
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