Laurel School happily offers enriched, supervised after school care and classes for children in Early Learners through Eighth Grade from dismissal until 5:30 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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  • Supervised Play [M-F, Early Learners-Grade 5]

    Dates: September 8, 2020 - June 2, 2021
    Day: Monday - Friday, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.
    Cost: $100 After School Deposit + $10/hour (after the first 10 hours, which are covered by deposit)
    Location: Lyman Campus

    Research shows that childhood play is linked to coping skills and creativity, so we encourage our students to play after school! Supervised Play meets in the Primary and Pre-Primary classrooms at Laurel which are conveniently located near our beautiful playgrounds and spacious Multipurpose Room.

    Students are organized by their school day pods and they spend most of their afternoons outside. Age-appropriate activities are facilitated by staff, including homework time as needed.

    Supervised Play is only available on days when school is in session for a full day.

    Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate drop-ins this year.

    Pick-Up: Pick-up for Supervised Play students is at Laurel’s Pre-Primary Circle. Please call 216-455-0153 to have your child escorted to the Pre-Primary door. Late pick-up fees ($25) will be levied in 15- minute increments past 5:30 p.m.

    If you have any questions or concerns about Supervised Play, please contact Tina Ohmart, After School Coordinator at tOhmart@LaurelSchool.org or 216-455-0126.

    Registration for Supervised Play has closed for the semester. Please contact Tina Ohmart at tOhmart@LaurelSchool.org if you need to enroll your child. 


  • Middle School Homework Room [M-F, Grade 6-8]

    Dates: September 14, 2020 - June 3, 2021
    Day: Monday - Friday, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
    Cost:  $100 After School Deposit + $10/hour (after the first 10 hours, which are covered by deposit)
    Location: Lyman Campus

    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. Students are organized by their school-day pods and are typically able to choose indoor or outdoor seating.

    Homework Room is only available on days when school is in session for a full day.

    Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate drop-ins this year. 

    Pick-Up: Pick-up for Homework Room students is at Laurel’s Main Circle. Please call 216-455-0153 to have your child meet you at the Main Door. Late pick-up fees ($25) will be levied in 15- minute increments past 6:00 p.m.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tina Ohmart, After School Coordinator at tOhmart@LaurelSchool.org or 216-455-0126.

    Registration for the Homework Room has closed for the semester. Please contact Tina Ohmart at tOhmart@LaurelSchool.org if you need to enroll your child. 

  • Music Academy [M-F, Pre-K through Grade 12]

    Dates: Spring 2021
    Cost: $500 for a package of 15 lessons
    Location: virtual

    This spring, Music Academy lessons will be offered online. Through the Music Academy, Laurel students and members of the community may sign up for weekly private music instruction with one of our dedicated faculty members. Music Academy teachers have advanced degrees in their instrument of specialty, and many years of teaching experience. 

    The lesson package consists of 15 weekly thirty-minute private lessons, and the opportunity to participate in a Zoom recital. Lessons will be scheduled according to the availability of both teacher and student.  

    The Music Academy offers instruction with the following teachers:

    Cello: Nicholas Diodore
    Guitar and Ukulele: Adam Keeler
    Flute and Recorder: Gayle Getts
    Piano: Ralitsa Georgieva, Joshua Konow, Joel McDaniel, Charlotte Tan
    Violin and Viola: Susan Britton, Kelsey Ferguson, Cara Tweed
    Voice: Eve McPherson
    Woodwinds and Brass: Kristen Sector
     
    For additional information about Laurel School’s Music Academy and to schedule your lesson, please email Cara Tweed at cTweed@LaurelSchool.org.


  • Make It: Wearable Electronics! [Mondays, Grades 3-5]

    Dates: April 5-May 24, 2021
    Day & Time: Mondays, 3:30-5:00 PM
    Cost: $260
    Instructor: Karen Redmond, Technology Innovation Specialist & Maker Mentor
    Location: Collaboratory, Lyman Campus

    This course, which is offered in partnership with BitSpace, will introduce students to circuits as they use various electronic components combined with textiles to assist in the creation/modification of smart clothes. Students will be able to express themselves through a combination of engineering and art while learning many new skills; from sewing and making to electronics. This course will give students a basic understanding of soft circuits through a project. Students can then carry that understanding into the creation of additional projects and activities.

    Class will go hybrid as needed to accommodate students/classes under quarantine.

    Please note that all registrations must be complete by March 12 in order for us to receive the materials in time for the class to start.

    Minimum Enrollment: 10 / Maximum Enrollment: 12

    Contact class instructor, Karen Redmond (kRedmond@LaurelSchool.org), with questions regarding the program, or Tina Ohmart (tOhmart@LaurelSchool.org), After School Coordinator, with questions about registration. 
  • Tinker Tuesdays [Tuesdays, Grades K-2]

    Dates: March 30-May 11, 2021
    Day/Time: Tuesdays, 3:30-5:00 PM
    Cost: $125
    Instructor: Tina Ohmart, After School Coordinator
    Location: Lyman Campus

    Tinker, build and engineer with Tinker Tuesdays! Girls will have the opportunity to make their own creations, as well as try tinkering challenges. Laurel’s Center for Research on Girls notes that tinkering cultivates “intellectual habits that are useful in a variety of academic and creative domains, including critical thinking, risk-taking, systemic questioning, self-monitoring and self-correction, creativity and courage.” Girls who tinker develop skills that are critical in STEM fields.

    Students will be grouped by grade-level and expected to wear a mask while at school. Shared materials will be limited, and hands will be washed frequently. 

    Minimum Enrollment: 4 / Maximum Enrollment: 10

    Contact Tina Ohmart (tOhmart@LaurelSchool.org) with any questions or concerns.

    Register
  • Adventure Girls [Tuesdays, Grades 3-5]

    Dates: Vary by grade (see below)
    Day: Tuesdays, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
    Cost: $75
    Instructors: Shannon Lukz and Chuck Allen
    Location: Butler Campus

    Adventure Girls (AG) was started in 2012 by Mrs. Lukz and Mr. Allen as a way for Third through Fifth Grade Laurel girls to build resilience through challenging games and activities, as well as to promote health and improve fitness through adventure-packed programming. Participants also have many opportunities to develop their leadership and communication skills through group problem-solving tasks.  

    Research shows many benefits to being exposed to carefully designed “stress episodes” in building resilience and trust. Adventure Girls not only fills that role but also provides many opportunities for delivering humor, which proves to “convey intelligence…and confidence.” Leadership and adventure skills are developed in our Adventure Girls setting. AG is an excellent way for adventurous Third, Fourth and Fifth Graders to sharpen both adventure, survival and leadership skills. 

    The skills that Adventure Girls build with our program are more crucial than ever, and we plan to do programming for our girls this spring, with appropriate precautions. In addition to maintaining safe distancing, washing hands frequently and wearing masks, we will operate in three three-week blocks, by grade level:

    • Fourth Grade will be Tuesdays, January 19, 26 and February 2.
    • Fifth Grade will be Tuesdays, February 16, 23 and March 2.
    • Third Grade will be Tuesdays, April 6, 13 and 20.

    If you like being strong, courageous, spirited and brave, this is the group for you!

    Please note that this activity takes place at the Butler Campus and we are not able to shuttle students to Lyman Campus. Pick-up is at Butler, promptly at 5:00 PM.

    Minimum Enrollment: 10 /Maximum Enrollment: 12

    Feel free to contact Shannon Lukz (sLukz@LaurelSchool.org) or Chuck Allen (cAllen@LaurelSchool.org) regarding questions about programming, or Tina Ohmart (tOhmart@LaurelSchool.org) for questions about registration.

    Register
  • Running Club [Wednesdays, Grades 4-6]

    Dates: March 31- May 12, 2021
    Day: Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
    Cost: FREE!
    Instructor: Coach Stephanie Oduro
    Location: Lyman Campus & surrounding areas

    Join Laurel’s Running Club and train for a 5K run! Students will run around Lyman Circle and Beachwood Park, building stamina for distance running. Laurel Coach Stephanie Oduro will work with girls on running safety and work towards running in a 5K race. Develop important skills for running distances and increase your physical fitness. 

    Students will be expected to be masked while indoors but may remove their masks while running outdoors. 

    Minimum Enrollment: 3 / Maximum Enrollment: 12

    Contact Tina Ohmart (tOhmart@LaurelSchool.org) with any questions or concerns.

    Register
  • Knitting Club [Thursdays, Grades 3-5]

    Dates: April 1-May 20, 2021
    Day/Time: Thursdays, 3:30-5:00 PM
    Cost: $80
    Instructor: Leigh Hillenbrand, After School Staff
    Location: Lyman Campus

    Students in the Grade 5 Knitting Club will learn the basic skills and stitches of the craft. Intended for beginners, students will learn how to read basic stitch patterns, casting on, casting off, knitting, purling, and beginner-level stitch patterns. They will learn these skills through the process of making one of three object sets (washcloths, potholder/trivet, or dishcloths) with the option to expand into more based on their skill level. By the conclusion of the course, students will have the ability to knit basic shapes and objects in the flat (potholders, trivets, washcloths, scarves, etc.) and a few decorative stitches with the knowledge of how to advance their skills through either more advanced lessons or their own research.
    Minimum Enrollment: 4 / Maximum Enrollment: 10

    Contact Tina Ohmart (tOhmart@LaurelSchool.org) with any questions or concerns.

    Register
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