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 second quarter enrichments are listed below! Stay tuned for third quarter offerings soon.

  • Second quarter enrichments will begin on October 17 and end on December 14.
  • Click here for more information about the second quarter offerings.
  • Please contact Nancy Lutz at nlutz@stjamesbr.org with any questions. 
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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.

  • 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 The Gingerbread Boy. This action-packed adventure tells the tale of the famous cookie boy who thinks he can outrun and outsmart his hungry pursuers – until he meets his match with a sly fox!

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

  • Teacher: Mrs. Neil
  • Grades: 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: Kindergarten, 1st
  • 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 3:30-4:30 (3:00-3:30 snack provided)
  • Class tuition: $120 (equipment provided)

An Art enrichment geared to grades 3-5. Students will focus on artistic styles, elements, and media in depth with small group instruction.

  • Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th
  • When: Wednesday 3:30-4:30 (3:00-3:30 snack provided)
  • Class tuition: $250

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.

  • Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
  • When: Thursday (3:00-3:30 snack provided)
  • Class tuition: $125 per quarter

This one hour class will combine Pilates, Yoga, and Barre for a heart pumping workout. The program is designed to increase strength, flexibility, endurance, posture, and coordination. The moves will all be combined to music to make if fun and motivating for the students.

  • Teacher: Kasey Eglin
  • Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th
  • When: Tuesday 3:30-4:30 (3:00-3:30 snack provided)
  • Class tuition: $150

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: Jody Haney & other 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)

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