Beyond the School Day
It isn’t uncommon to see our students sticking around for playdates on the playground, or sports practice on the field or in the gym. Our students aren’t ready for the day to end at 3:30 and have lots of choices for after school activities. Most are led by our faculty members or parents, some are included in the cost of tuition and all draw big crowds. In addition, after hours care is available Monday – Friday from 3:30-6:00 p.m. on an as needed basis.
Organized by Upper and Lower School Science Department chairs, the club meets every other Monday in the makerspace for students in grades 4-8 – an interest in tinkering is encouraged!
A group of students in grades 6-8, who work throughout the year with the Director of Technology to solve various tech issues, to run theater tech at assemblies and for school productions.
Is designed for Upper School kids, veteran skiers and novices alike, who are interested in venturing out for an evening with friends and a chance to get in some good skiing. Friday evening trips with faculty members as chaperones are planned throughout the winter.
Takes place weekly throughout the year for grades 3-5 and 6-8. In addition to their practice, they also come together for an annual fund-raising project.
Oriental Arts of Trumbull, CT provides karate instruction for students in grades K-5 in multiple six-week sessions throughout the year. Students practice front punches, thrust punches, tiger claws, hammer strikes, front kicks, back kicks and side kicks. Additionally, students are mastering the eight point blocking system. Focus and agility are key.
Interested Upper School students meet once a week with our Drama Teacher to learn the basics of improvisation as an acting tool. Classes include ensemble-based games and plenty of laughs!
For students in grades 3 – 5 who love to sing and perform, this group meets Wednesday mornings with our Choral Director.
Led by the school’s Instrumental Teacher, students in grades 4-8 meet weekly to learn note reading, chords, rhythms and all the aspects of solo and group performance.
In partnership with Cornell University, this is a winter long survey of birds that visit the Unquowa bird feeding station. Interested students meet with our Environmental Educator in the mornings with binoculars and field guides for birdwatching here on school grounds.
For girls in grades 1-3, this group is led by a parent volunteer and meets monthly. Activities include science experiments, crafts, community service and selling Girl Scout Cookies!
After Hours Care
Our Owls after school care program is a drop-in program available daily for all students from 3:30-6:00. Students have lots of outdoor time, play games, work on crafts, have a snack and start their homework. No need to pre-register, cost is $25/day.