St. James Episcopal Day School


After School Enrichments

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

2nd Quarter After School Enrichments

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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 surrounding our school and find out what is just around the corner!

Places we will explore include 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

Tuesday 3:30-4:30 (3:00-3:30 Snack provided)

Class Tuition $250 per quarter (includes admission fees)

Class Size: minimun 7    maximum  15

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 at

Grades: PK3, PK4, K

Wednesday 3:30-4:30 (3:00-3:30 Snack provided)

Class Tuition $130

Siblings of students wanting to stay in extended care while their sibling is in an after school enrichment must sign up for this program in order to use extended care for that day. 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday   3:30-4:30    

Cost: $75

Come join the fun as we explore the exciting world of puppetry! Students will create and keep a variety of puppets, including finger puppets, shadow box puppets, and marionettes. The puppets will be used to act out astories read in class, as well as, create new adventures of their own.  In addition, we will exercise our imaginations and foster self-expression through theater and movement games.

Teacher: Mrs. Neil

Grades: PK4, K, 1st

Tuesday  3:30-4:30 (3:00-3:30 Snack provided)

Class Tuition $200 (materials included)

Class size:  minimum 3    maximum unlimited


Welcome to The Playhouse!!  Students will enjoy “acting up” as we express ourselves through theater and movement games, improvisation, and scene study.  Students will learn acting techniques and performance skills all while creating fun and memorable characters. Come join us as we exercise our imaginations and challenge ourselves through creative play!

Teacher: Mrs. Neil

Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Thursday  3:30-4:30 (3:00-3:30 Snack provided)

Class Tuition $180 

Class size:  minimum 3    maximum unlimited

Calling all Junior Chefs!!!

If you are a Kindergarten or First grade friend  and you like to chop, measure, mix, blend and eat a delicious treat, then this class is for you!

We will read a popular children’s storybook and then extend the story by cooking a delicious treat while discussing food groups and nutrition.

Teacher: Mrs. Betsy Harper

Grades: K, 1st

Thursday 3:30-4:30

Class cost $250 (includes all materials)

Class size:  minimum 6   maximum 8

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: PK3, PK4, K

Wednesday 3:30-4:15 (3:00-3:30 Snack provided)

Class Tuition $120 (equipment provided)

Class size: maximum 10

With years of experience, OMC helps children explore creative movement, coordination, rhythm, and choreography that will add dimension to their performing arts education.  We use props, energetic music, and clear instruction to help children grow in their understanding of dance as an art form. A costume fee of $75 (payable to OMC) is due in November and the recital will  be performed in April. This enrichment runs for three nine weeks.

Teacher: instructors from Of Moving Colors

Grades: PK4, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Wednesday 3:30 - 4:30

Cost: $150 per quarter

In a one hour or 1/2 hour session, students will learn technique, how to read music and develop a love for playing the piano.

Teacher: Victor Zurck

Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 

Class Tuition per Quarter: 

   1 hour per week:  $400

   1/2 hour per week: $250

3:30-5:30 (3:00-3:30 Snack provided)

You and Victor will work together to determine a time for your child’s lesson

The foundation classes emphasize creativity and play through general music concepts. Students engage through singing, dancing, storytelling, age-appropriate instruments, musical activities, and games.

Teacher: Teachers from Kids’ Orchestra

Grades: K, 1st, 2nd

Tuesday and Thursday 3:30 - 4:30 (3:00 - 3:30 snack provided)

Cost: $100 per quarter

Join the fun as we learn tumbling and flip techniques designed to promote and enhance motor skills, coordination and confidence. Improve your strength and flexibility using specially-designed tumbling equipment and fun activities. 

Teacher: Laurie Salvaggio (Baton Rouge native with 35 years of teaching experience)

Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Tuesday 3:30-4:30 (3:00-3:30 Snack provided)

Class Tuition: $150

Before School Opportunity!

It’s running season! Come join the Pelican Pacers, a running/walking club designed to promote self-esteem, self confidence, and improve health.  The goal for every student is to run 26.2 miles— the distance of a marathon.  Students keep track of their mileage with a personal barcode that they scan every 1/10th of a mile.  Extra mileage can be earned outside of the running club as well.  Special team rewards are earned as students reach their marathon milestones..  All students receive a team running shirt and a invitation to the end-of-the-season celebration. Run. Sweat. Get stronger. Get smarter. Be confident.  Have fun!

Teacher: Coach Chandler

Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Thursday: 7:30 - 8:10 am (before school)

Cost: $100 (pays for the entire season October - March)

Have you ever wanted to learn to play the guitar? If so, then this class is for you. Learning to play the ukulele is a precursor for students wanting to learn how to play the guitar.  Come have fun and learn how to play this string instrument. Students will need to purchase a ukulele.

Teacher: Cohen Hartman

Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Friday 3:45-4:30 (students will play at extended care until lesson starts - snack provided)

Class Tuition $250

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