After School Programs

Fall 2022 After School Club will open for registration soon! See below for general club information and descriptions of each club.
General Club Information:
The registration fee is $100 per session for each club.
Clubs do not meet on days when school is closed.
Club participants must be picked up promptly at the end of their club (end times will be noted in club descriptions).
Participants are responsible for bringing their own snacks.

Running Club - Elementary 1 and Elementary 2


Instructor: Evey Steiger

Day/Time: Mondays, 3:30 - 4:15pm

Total Club Meetings: 8

Start Date: 9/19/22

End Date:  11/28/22


Description:   If your student is interested in running this club is for you! Coach Evey will be providing a general introduction to both short and long-distance running. Games and activities will be designed to build confidence in running skills while enforcing the importance of staying fit while having fun with friends!  On the last day of the session, students will compete in an on-campus 1-mile race!


Example Day

3:30-3:35 -Snack and Changing Time

3:35-3:45 - Warm-Ups/Stretching

3:45-3:55 - General Strength Building (Agility Ladders, Speed Parachutes, etc.)

3:55-4:15 - Challenges, Races, and Running Games 

Academic Challenge - Elementary 2 and Middle School


Instructor: Dominic Ianiro

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 3:30-5:00pm

Session 1 -  9/20/22 - 12/13/22

Session 2 - 1/10/2023 - 5/15/2023


Description: Academic Challenge offers our students a valuable chance to engage in extracurricular learning opportunities covering a variety of subjects in a team setting.  Key subjects include: Art, Science, Math, Geography, Literature, Film, Sports, Modern, American and Ancient History, Pop Culture, and Music. We will engage in trivia-based projects to promote discovery in new subject areas while utilizing quiz sites such as Sporcle, Kahoot!, Qwiz5 and NAQT to supplement our learning experience. 


The Academic Challenge team will compete in 4-6 regional tournaments throughout the school-year. If the Middle School team qualifies, we will compete in the NAQT National Tournament May 12-14 in Chicago.

Classics Club - Middle School


Instructor: Dominic Ianiro

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 5:00-6:15pm

Session 1 -  9/20/22 - 12/6/22

Session 2 - 1/10/23 - 2/28/23 

Session 3 - 4/4/23 - 5/23/23


Description: Classics Club is for any Middle School student who is interested in learning more about Ancient Mediterranean Culture,  Archaeology,  Literature, Architecture, and Language.  We will engage in different projects throughout the school year to better understand ancient themes. We will also delve into lessons concerning how we, especially Americans, are influenced today by ancient civilizations while gaining a rudimentary understanding of Latin. Our study of Latin will have two goals: 1. To understand English at its root levels (grammar and vocabulary) 2. Give students the confidence to enroll in Latin courses in high school.


Classics will be split into 3 sessions this year. Latin, history and mythology will be spread throughout each session. Below are the major projects that will be the focus of individual sessions:


Session 1 Project Focus Area: 

Language - Introduction to Writing Systems - Hieroglyphics, Cuneiform, and Ancient Greek


Session 2 Project Focus Area:

Architecture - Building Egyptian, Mesopotamian, and Greco-Roman public buildings


Session 3 Project Focus Area:

General History/Geography/Literature - Comic Book Creation

Soccer and Fall Sports Club - Elementary 1


Instructor: Dominic Ianiro

Day/Time: Fridays, 3:30 - 4:15pm

Total Sessions: 8

Start Date: 9/30/22

End Date:  12/2/22


Description: Elementary 1 sports club is a general introduction to soccer, football, and volleyball. Our primary focus for the 1st half of the session will be soccer. Games and activities will be designed to build soccer skills - particularly dribbling, defending and passing. We will play full-field, goal-to-goal, games to introduce students to the rules and format of team soccer. The 2nd half of the session will be focused on football and volleyball. Students will have a chance to choose which sport they would like to learn more about. We will introduce students to the fundamental skills of each sport along with basic gameplay. 


Example Day

3:30-3:35 - Snack and Changing Time

3:35-3:50 - Stretching/ General Strength and Conditioning or Skill Drills

3:50-4:15 - Skill Games and Team Games

Lego Club - Elementary 1


Instructor: Zack Ford

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:15pm

Total Sessions: 8

Start Date: 9/28/22

End Date:  11/30/22


Description: Students will complete challenges, build their own structures, or follow a Lego building plan in order to learn basic engineering skills. Special emphasis is placed on creativity, working with partners or small groups, and just having fun building Lego creations with friends!

Lego Robotics - Elementary 2 and Middle School


Instructor: Zack Ford

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm

Session 1 -  9/28/22 - 11/30/22

Session 2 - 1/11/23 - 3/1/23 


Description: Students will assemble various robot creations and learn to code Lego Mindstorm robots. Special emphasis is placed on learning to maneuver their robots in a "wrestling style" for the annual Robotics Throwdown competition in the spring.

Benefits of joining clubs:
  • Pursue interests
  • Build friendships
  • Work in small groups
  • Learn or hone skills
  • Have fun!
  • Extracurricular activities are a great addition to high school applications!
Clubs are typically available for students in Grades 1 through 8.
Questions? Call Ratner at 216-464-0033.