Enrichment Classes & Music 1:1

Teacher with students in AEP

AEP is excited to return to in-person enrichment offerings on campus after school.  Please review our various class offerings below to see what is available for your student(s). There are offerings available for all lower school students, with more upper school offerings coming in the Winter. 

Please also review the FAQ section below to help answer any questions you may have. Registration will open on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 for music lessons, dolphin drummers and a variety of other enrichment offerings.  Keep in mind that we are not able to offer full refunds for cancellations for enrichment classes this year. 

After reviewing, if you have any questions that are not answered below, you can contact Nicole Lane directly for support.

 

Enrichment Classes 

 

Monday

 

Higgins Tennis

Grade: Kindergarten

Time: 2:45-3:45 pm

Capacity: Minimum 4/Maximum 8

Price: $380

 

Higgins Tennis

Grade: 1st-2nd Grade

Time: 3:45-4:45 pm

Capacity: Minimum 4/Maximum 8

Price: $380 

 

Higgins Tennis is returning this Fall for their 7th year at SF Day! They will set up a mini-tennis court and use a slightly larger, slow-bouncing ball that makes it easy to rally and play. Children learn through cooperative games and creative play and enjoy such games as: "Feed the Monkeys", "Skyball", & "Castle". Lessons emphasize learning in a playful environment.  All Children earn Medals!!  Children earn medals by demonstrating their stroke and playing skills. Just like belts in Karate, every time a child earns a Medal it builds their confidence and self-esteem.

 

Woodworking

Grade: 3rd & 4th Grade

Time: 3:50-4:50 pm

Capacity: Maximum 10 students

Price: $400

 

Hammer, hammer, saw, saw, bang bang! Learn the basics of woodworking so you can design and build fantastic forms for function and fun.  Mr. Bill comes to us from Town School's woodworking department and has been teaching in after school arts for many years. Bill has helped students build just about anything imaginable over his many years as a woodworking teacher. Students will construct with tools, wood, and found objects while developing woodworking skills and expanding their imaginations. Bill stresses safety and design as the foundation of creative woodworking but loves those wood projects that move and groove. This class is ideal for woodworkers of all genders and skill levels.


Tuesday

 

Creative Architecture

Grade: Kindergarten

Time: 2:45-3:45 pm

Capacity: Maximum 12 Students

Price: $400

 

In this course, children will design and build three-dimensional buildings limited only by their imagination. They’ll learn how architects combine functional needs for a building with designs that excite our imaginations. They will use simple materials to turn their imagination into reality.

 

Clay

Grade: 1st-2nd Grade

Time: 3:40-4:40 pm

Capacity: Maximum 10 students

Price: $400

 

Let’s play in clay!  New and experienced clay workers are welcomed in this immersive, fun, and inclusive after-school ceramics class. Students will learn hand-building and glazing techniques that they will use to create a variety of functional and sculptural ceramic art pieces.  In addition to hands-on clay making each class, they will be introduced to ceramics traditions from around the world as well as influential ceramic artists past and present. Each student will come home with fired pieces that they are proud of and will enjoy for years to come.  Our instructor, Danielle Hoang, creates a warm welcoming space and designs age-appropriate yet challenging lessons that will build each student’s creative confidence and fuel their unique artistic voice.

 

Chess Wizards

Grade: 3rd-4th Grade

Time: 3:45-4:45 pm

Capacity: Maximum 12 students

Price: $380

 

Join Chess Wizards for tons of challenging chess lessons, exciting games, and cool prizes. You'll improve your chess skills, meet new friends, and work out your most powerful muscle - your brain! Our classes are geared to suit children of all skill levels; from chessling to checkmate artist, students will build upon their knowledge through lessons, variation games, and more! More than just a game of winning and losing, we make learning chess fun! 


 

Wednesday

 

Blast Off: From Earth to the Cosmos

Grade: Kindergarten

Time: 2:45-3:45 pm

Capacity: Maximum 8 students

Price: $380

 

Have you ever wondered, 

  • Why is the sky blue?

  • What is the solar system?

  • What are asteroids?

  • What is a constellation and how did they form?

These are a few topics we will explore in this class about astronomy!! We will learn about celestial bodies in the solar system, constellations, and baby physics.  Short lessons will be accompanied by fun projects or experiments like creating a solar system mobile and creating our own lunar craters

 

Textile Art & Design

Grade: 3rd-4th Grade

Time: 3:40-4:40 pm

Capacity: Maximum 10 students

Price: $380

 

In this class, you will get the chance to explore the world of textile design. From macrame to embroidery, dyeing to printmaking, you will have the opportunity to try various mediums and take home your wearable designs. We will even be able to use some of the cool machines in our Innovation Lab to help us design and create!

 

Chess Wizards

Grade: 1st-2nd Grade

Time: 3:45-4:45 pm

Capacity: Maximum 12 students

Price: $380

 

Join Chess Wizards for tons of challenging chess lessons, exciting games, and cool prizes. You'll improve your chess skills, meet new friends, and work out your most powerful muscle - your brain! Our classes are geared to suit children of all skill levels; from chessling to checkmate artist, students will build upon their knowledge through lessons, variation games, and more! More than just a game of winning and losing, we make learning chess fun!

 

Dolphin Drummers

Grade: 3rd & 4th

Capacity: 12 Students 

Time: 3-3:45 pm 

Price: No Fees

 

Students will join Mr. Bradley after school for practice in the Lower School music room prepping for some larger group shares and exploring Afro-Caribbean and South American rhythms and percussion. 


 

Thursday

 

DIY Board Game Creation 

Grade: Kindergarten

Time: 2:45-3:45 pm

Capacity: Maximum 8 students

Price: $380

 

In this class, we’ll explore and solidify math concepts while playing and making our own creative board games. Students will learn different strategy and gameplay theories during board gameplay, and continue to develop social-emotional and problem-solving skills.  Once they have mastered board gameplay, they will use their imagination to create their own math-centric board game. Students will be able to create a board game tailored to their unique interests. Students will end the session by presenting the game to their classmates and playing the games of their friends. 

 

Creative Product Design

Grade: 3rd & 4th Grade

Time: 3:45-4:45 pm

Capacity: Maximum 10 students

Price: $400

 

This course is a creative planning process that leads to products. Students will identify criteria and constraints related to the design and development of various products, for example, "a shirt which can also be used as pants", "a chair usable in extremely cold weather", or, "french fries box with a ketchup container", and etc. They will identify and describe the major steps in the engineering design process. They will analyze possible solutions to the design challenge. And during every session, they will build products using simple materials. 

 

Drawing

Grade: 1st-2nd

Time: 3:40-4:40 pm

Capacity: Maximum 10 students

Price: $400

 

So you want to be great at drawing? Drawing “hang out” with artist Jake Chamberlain! This after-school art class is designed to help you discover the secrets and shortcuts to better drawing habits. Mr. Chamberlain makes drawing fun with games and a chance to explore many different drawing tools. This class helps students illustrate their creative thinking and ability to draw what they see. Bring your imagination and inspiration as Jake leads you through drawing experiences and challenges. Jake is an art educator who comes to us from Terra MarinSchool where he teaches K-8 art.

Jake has an MFA in Film from Stanford and a passion for drawing and surfing.

 


Music Lessons

Music lessons are $62/lesson and one lesson per student

Individual music lessons at SF Day are offered to our students in-person in 30-minute increments. We are excited that these lessons are returning to in-person instruction.  All of our staff and teachers are fully vaccinated.  

We unfortunately have a limited number of time slots available for students. If all of our spaces are full, our instructors may be available to teach lessons via zoom as they did last school year until an in-person space becomes available.  We are also not able to help facilitate these zoom-in lessons while students are on campus at SF Day.

 

Piano & Drum Lessons - All ages

Brian Fruechtenicht

M,T,TH,F

3:30-6:00 pm

 

Brian is excited to return to campus to offer beginner piano lessons as well as drum lessons to our students at SF Day.  Brian has years of experience teaching our students at SF Day and is an accomplished musician as well.

 

Guitar Lessons - All ages

Lindsey Boullt

Monday 3:30-6 pm

Tuesday 3:30-6 pm

Wednesday 3:30-6 pm

 

Lindsey Boullt has been teaching at SF Day for years as both an individual guitar teacher and helping upper school students form their own rock band.  Lindsey has years of experience in teaching older and younger students and is excited to return to teaching in person at SF Day.  

 

Guitar Lessons 

Steve Roberts

Wednesday 3:30-5 pm 

Intermediate Guitar Grades 3rd-8th

 

Mr. Roberts wears lots of hats at SF Day. He currently teaches PE and coaches soccer, but he has a passion for music. Mr. Roberts is an upper school rock band coach and producer of San Fran Jam. This year he will also host C4C. Students should have their own guitars and a passion for learning. Students will learn how to read and write guitar tablature, play chords and scales and learn their favorite songs.

 

Drums and Percussion

Piano

Ayden Bradley

Monday - 3:30-5:30 pm 

Wednesday - 4:00-5:30 pm 

Friday - 3:30-5:30 pm 

 

Ayden has performed, adjudicated, and taught drums and percussion for over 12 years. After participating in his local drumline and drum corps, he carried his passion on to higher education receiving a BA in Percussion Performance at San Francisco State University and a Masters in Music Performance and Music Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 6 pm

 

 

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