St. James Episcopal Day School

Academics

After School Enrichments

After school enrichment programs fostered by St. James Episcopal School exist to enhance the wholeness of each child.

The third quarter offerings are listed below.

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Want to go on a field trip every week? We will walk, explore, play, and even eat a treat while taking in the sights of the grand Mississippi River. Come explore all that downtown has to offer, and it's just around the corner!

We will go to The State Capitol, Old State Capitol, Louisiana State Museum, LASM Planetarium, the Levee, Old Governor’s Mansion, USS Kid, and Old Arsenal Barracks in historic downtown.

  • Teacher: Mrs. Holliday
  • Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th
  • When: Tuesday 3:30-4:30 (3:00-3:30 snack provided)
  • Class tuition: $250 per quarter (includes admission fees)

We use familiar songs, stories, nursery rhymes, and fun games to introduce soccer to children. Our unique curriculum triggers your child’s imagination by taking their soccer ball, Bob the Bobcat, on adventures! Our philosophy and curriculum encourages children to tame their bobcat with their learned deceptive dribbling and ball striking skills. We leverage creative play and the important developmental skills it provides to make fitness and soccer their favorite weekly activity! For more information check out the HappyFeet website here.

  • Teacher: Happy Feet Coach
  • Grades: Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4, Kindergarten
  • When: Wednesday 3:30-4:30 (3:00-3:30 snack provided)
  • Class tuition: $130 (includes registration)

Showstoppers proudly presents Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, NO Good, Very Bad Day. Cranky Alexander is having a bummer of a day - and it’s only getting worse! 

Come join us as we exercise our imaginations and challenge ourselves through creative play. Our class will focus on scene study and improvisation in preparation for our production of this hilarious tale! Classes are designed to nurture each student’s creativity in a positive and fun environment.

  • Teacher: Mrs. Neil
  • Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
  • When: Wednesday 3:30-4:30 (3:00-3:30 snack provided)
  • Class tuition: $200

CrossFit Kids is a method for teaching CrossFit to kids with a focus on mechanics, consistency, and then intensity.  Our Program puts emphasis on safety as it lays a foundation for a healthier lifestyle in the future.  CrossFit Kids is BIG fun for both boys and girls as it uses games and drills that are led by an experienced Coach.  Come join in the fun as we provide an active alternative to sedentary pursuits and provide fun activities to help fight childhood obesity and create all-around better health for our children.

  • Teacher: Certified Coach from CrossFit Kids
  • Grades: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
  • When: Monday & Thursday 3:30-4:30 (3:00-3:30 snack provided)
  • Class tuition: $165

We will have a blast bringing children's books to life! Through a variety of crafts, songs, costumes, and dramatic readings, imagination will meet creation as every child constructs storytelling props of his/her very own. This program is uniquely designed to promote literacy success by building foundational reading and retelling skills and by nurturing each child's invaluable love for literature.

  • Teacher: Ms. Prudhomme 
  • Grades: Pre-K 4 & Kindergarten 
  • When: Tuesday 3:30-4:30 (3:00-3:30 snack provided)
  • Class tuition: $225 (materials included)

Teddy Tennis is a ‘Curriculum Based’ teaching system that is taught using the Visual Auditory Kinesthetic (VAK) accelerated learning style: Visual Learners are those who learn by looking; Auditory Learners are those that learn by listening; Kinesthetic Learners are those who learn best through physical activity.

Applying the VAK multi-sensory learning approach to teaching has proved to be very effective, particularly for young children.

  • Grades: Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4, Kindergarten
  • When: Wednesday 3:30-4:15 (3:00-3:30 snack provided)
  • Class tuition: $120 (equipment provided)

Musikgarten’s dynamic curriculum explores the world of music through song, dance and instruments, including a 30-minute lesson on violin. Each student will receive a music packet and a violin for home study. Class will be led by Kids’ Orchestra executive director and veteran elementary music educator, Jody Hanet. Semester-end performances will be presented to family and friends. This class meets two times per week.

  • Teacher: Kids' Orchestra Staff
  • Grades: Pre-K 4, Kindergarten, 1st
  • When: Tuesday and Thursday 3:30-4:30 (3:00-3:30 snack provided)
  • Class tuition: $75

Students will go to the library, where they will be able to do homework and have a teacher on hand to answer questions and offer assistance. 

  • Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th 5th
  • When: Monday-Thursday 3:30-4:30 (3:00-3:30 snack provided)
  • Class tuition: $125 per quarter (free to students enrolled in Extended Care)

If you like cool video techniques, drawing, telling stories, and cartoons you will love this after school enrichment class. Animation is a powerful tool that can tell stories in educational lessons. The creative tools used for animation stimulate higher order think skills. It provides opportunities for reflection and enriches the learning experience with engagement, and is super fun!

Simple animations allow difficult concepts to be easily explained. Animation is just another way to enhance student learning. The student will explore 6 new educational animation apps on iPads and iMacs in the broadcast studio.

  • Teacher: Mrs. Alison Fin
  • Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
  • Wednesday 3:30 - 4:30 (3:00-3:30 snack provided)
  • Class Cost: $250 (includes cost of apps and a stylus for each student)

Get those walls ready! This nine weeks students will complete new, creative projects with clay, technology, painting, and pastels. Among other projects, students will conduct a downtown photo shoot as they try to capture the beauty of downtown’s architecture. After the conclusion of this nine weeks Art Smart, students will have wonderful new pieces to add to their home collection.

  • Teacher: Ms. Catherine Leake
  • Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th
  • Wednesday 3:30 - 4:30  (3:00-3:30 snack provided)
  • Class Cost: $250 (materials provided)

Have fun making crafts with your friends! There will be four craft projects chosen by the girls that we will create during our time together. You won’t want to miss it!

  • Teacher: Mrs. Elizabeth Singletary
  • Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th (girls)
  • Tuesday 3:30 - 4:30 (3:00-3:30 snack provided)
  • Class Cost: $250 (materials included)

In this enrichment, the students will love building robots with the new LEGO Boost kits. They will enjoy learning to code each robot that they build. This kit urns coding into a game that’s educational while having fun. It allows creativity while using the engineering design process.  Students will be taught to use iPads to program the robots.

  • Teacher: Mrs. Janna Feduccia
  • Grades: 2nd & 3rd
  • Thursday 3:30 - 4:30 (3:00-3:30 snack provided)
  • Class Cost: $275 (includes cost of kits and apps)

This class will help young children begin to learn and master critical 21st century technology skills while working with fun, colorful, and educational robots. They will use the robots to learn sequencing, estimation, and problem solving skills. iPads will be used to drive the Dash and Mip robots. Beebots and Code-apillars will be used to learn how to code.

  • Teacher: Mrs. Janna Feduccia
  • Grades: Pre-K 4, Kindergarten, 1st
  • Tuesday 3:30 - 4:30 (3:00-3:30 snack provided)
  • Class Cost $275 (includes cost of apps and kits)

Want to make your own video game? Want to share it with your friends and family? Come have some fun in a cool environment as we work on individual, group and studio video games!

As a studio developer, you will learn how to use code to develop gaming in a digital environment. We will cover game design, user experience, and of course coding.  Studio developers will walk away with one or more completed video games compatible with a variety of devices such as Macs, Window PC’s and iPads.

  • Teacher: James McCrary (St. James’ technology director)
  • Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th
  • Monday 3:30 - 4:30 (3:00-3:30 snack provided)
  • Class Cost: $180

Do you need your other children to stay at school until enrichments or tutoring is over for one of their siblings? We are no longer doing a “drop in” program but are now offering Sibling After School Care until 4:30 on the days that one or more of your children is attending an after school enrichment or tutoring. You must register in order to take advantage of this program. The cost is $75 per child. This allows your child to stay at extended care until 4:30 on the day that your other student is attending tutoring or after school enrichments.

YOU MUST HAVE A CHILD IN AN ENRICHMENT OR TUTORING ON THE DAY THAT EXTENDED CARE IS USED BY THE SIBLING.

When registering, indicate which day of the week is being selected. If you select to use this program 2 times per week you will be billed $75 for each day. If you need more than 3 days a week then you must sign up for part-time extended care. The $75 covers the entire quarter of after school enrichment days.  Unused days are non refundable.

After School Enrichments Registration

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Enrollment in the Sibling After School Enrichment Program: $75 per quarter for students with siblings attending an after school enrichment course. You can enroll your child in this option through the After School Enrichment Program on our website. YOU MUST HAVE A CHILD IN AN ENRICHMENT OR TUTORING ON THE DAY THAT EXTENDED CARE IS USED BY THE SIBLING.

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