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At Science, Language & Arts International School, learning does not stop once the school day is over. We host a wide range of Enrichment, After-School Care, and Tutoring options for children. All of our after-school activities align with our distinct academic philosophy.

After-school activities are offered for three separate terms each school year (Fall, Winter, and Spring).

These programs are open to everyone and SLA will be offering walk-over from select schools in the neighborhood.

Check out our expanded catalogue of after-school programming at our new home at 9 Hanover Place in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn.  With our new standalone building, we are continuing to offer our own stellar programming as well as access to some of the best after-school enrichment activities in New York City. 

A special Pre-K and Kindergarten enrichment session will take place each day from 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM, while classes for children of all ages will be held at 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM.

In addition to our expanded after-school programming, SLA continues to expand our French and Mandarin language offerings, including evening and weekend classes for both children and adults. Stay tuned for more information on these programs in the Fall.

Fall 2018 Session Offerings

Monday Courses

capoeira-movementsTimes:
PreK–K: 3:15 – 4:00 pm
Gr 1–5: 4:00 –5:00 pm
Course Fee:
PreK– K: $336
Gr 1–5: $360
Location: Main Campus
Max Enrollment: 16
Dates:
Sep 17, 24
Oct 1, 15, 22, 29
Nov 5, 19, 26, 3
Dec 10, 17

Capoeira Kids classes focus on Capoeira movements that encourage physical development, motor coordination, and interaction with peers and adults. As many of these movements have Portuguese names, it is also an excellent tool for learning a new language! Capoeira Kids creates a space where children can be playful, animated, graceful, and expressive in a safe, fun, and disciplined environment.

bitbotsTime: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Course Fee: $360
Location: Main Campus
Max Enrollment: 16
Dates:
Sep 17, 24
Oct 1, 15, 22, 29
Nov 5, 19, 26, 3
Dec 10, 17

Your child will choose recyclables such as plastic bottles, cardboard, and paper to create projects such as robots, amusement park rides, and sea creatures that, when combined with simple technologies such as littleBits or other small electronics, come to life and light up, twist, turn, buzz, blink and shake! Through the process of designing and building, your child will experience the practical and cultural possibilities of new inventions! Note: only the recyclable portion of the projects can be taken home.

children-playing-chessTime: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Cost: $360
Location: Main Campus
Max Enrollment: 16
Dates:
Sep 17, 24
Oct 1, 15, 22, 29
Nov 5, 19, 26, 3
Dec 10, 17

All levels. The joys of chess are explored in a fun, pressure-free environment with teachers specially trained to teach young children.

brooklyn-after-school-clayTime: 4:00 –5:00 pm
Course Fee: $420 
Location: Main Campus
Max Enrollment: 12
Dates:
Sep 17, 24
Oct 1, 15, 22, 29
Nov 5, 19, 26, 3
Dec 10, 17

Clay World explores the art of Clay Animation, Clay Modeling and Stop Motion Techniques. This artistic class help students improve their creativity, fine motor skills and artistic capabilities. Monsters, Fairies, animals, backdrops and all sorts of creatures will hand built to create an amazing short animation video.

after-school-brooklyn-clayTime: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Course Fee: $420
Location: Main Campus
Max Enrollment: 12
Dates:
Sep 17, 24
Oct 1, 15, 22, 29
Nov 5, 19, 26, 3
Dec 10, 17

Clay World explores the art of Clay Modeling and Character Design. This artistic class helps students improve their creativity, fine motor skills and artistic capabilities. Monsters, Fairies, animals, backdrops and all sorts of creatures will hand built to create an amazing Clay World! Different techniques will be implemented such as pointillism, spreads, textured clay among others. “Sculpting lets children and adults express their feelings and creativity in a magical manner, even more if this is carried out with such a playful material such as clay.” 

children-playing-chessTime: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Cost: $360
Location: Main Campus
Max Enrollment: 16
Dates:
Sep 17, 24
Oct 1, 15, 22, 29
Nov 5, 19, 26, 3
Dec 10, 17

All levels. The joys of chess are explored in a fun, pressure-free environment with teachers specially trained to teach young children.

inventorsTime: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Course Fee: $360
Location: Main Campus
Dates:
Sep 17, 24
Oct 1, 15, 22, 29
Nov 5, 19, 26, 3
Dec 10, 17

Our Simple Machine Lab explores the time periods when each of the six basic simple machines was invented (inclined plane, wedge, lever, wheel and axle, screw, pulley) and replicates some of the same problems faced by the original innovators – from the Stone Age to the Renaissance – as we uncover the circumstances that led to the moment of creation. As we learn about each simple machine we will build on our knowledge and skills as inventors. We will practice problem-solving and creative solutions in an arts-based, fun, collaborative environment. We take inspiration from artists who are also scientists, who will inspire the group to create their own inventions at the end of the workshop.

Tuesday Courses

after-school-activity-gardeningTimes:
Tuesdays, PreK–K: 3:15 – 4:00 pm
Tuesdays, Gr 1–5: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Course Fee: $430
Location: Main Campus
Max Enrollment: 10
Dates:
Sep 18, 25
Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Nov 13, 20, 27
Dec 4, 11, 18

We will be exploring Brooklyn’s flora and fauna in in our fall nature and gardening class!  We will study, care for, and adopt neighborhood trees, learn about edible, poisonous, invasive and native plants, plant and take home powerful indoor air-cleaning plants, learn to sprout seeds in water, plant indoor and outdoor fall bulbs and learn to force them, learn about and handle animals that depend on these plants, and so much more!

after-school-activity-building-inventionsTime: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Course Fee: $390
Location: Main Campus
Max Enrollment: 16
Dates:
Sep 18, 25
Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Nov 13, 20, 27
Dec 4, 11, 18

Kids will learn to utilize components from old toys and other repurposed materials to build new inventions and unique environments. Encouraged by stories and questions from the teaching artist, kids learn new ways to engage with their social and physical environment discovering that art supplies are everywhere, and trash can be transformed into treasure.

brooklyn-after-school-creative danceTime: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Course Fee: $390
Location: Main Campus
Max Enrollment: 16
Dates:
Sep 18, 25
Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Nov 13, 20, 27
Dec 4, 11, 18

Creative Dance blends movement, music, improvisation, and basic dance steps while providing an excellent introduction for the future study of all dance techniques. Students learn dance fundamentals while improving motor skills, self-expression, confidence, imagination and social development.

after-school-activity-environmental-sustainabilityTime: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Course Fee: $390
Location: Main Campus
Max Enrollment: 16
Dates:
Sep 18, 25
Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Nov 13, 20, 27
Dec 4, 11, 18

Power Up is a series of classes focused on learning about environmental sustainability through hands-on design and building projects! We will explore renewable energy resources as we build small solar appliances, windmills and greenhouses from recycled materials. Children will experience both the science and the art of building as well as the satisfaction of helping the environment and testing out their creations.

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Course Fee: $480
Location: Main Campus
Max Enrollment: 8
Dates:
Sep 18, 25
Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Nov 13, 20, 27
Dec 4, 11, 18

Workshops are fun, engaging, and highly productive. We challenge students to set and achieve writing goals: they are encouraged to complete at least one well-developed, polished piece throughout the course of their workshop. Through our innovative workshop method, we empower students as peer leaders as they gain skills in writing, editing, analysis, and effective communication. The workshops allow a community of young writers to find each other, connect via their literary passions, and have lots of fun.

Wednesday Courses

guitar-music-PreK-2ndTimes:
PreK–K: 3:15 – 4:00 pm
Gr 1–2: 4:00 – 4:45 pm
Course Fee: $460
Location: Main Campus
Max Enrollment: 6
Dates:
Sept. 12, 26
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Nov. 7, 14, 28
Dec. 5, 12, 19

Group classes are the core of the EzraGuitar method. These classes are built on the philosophy of Maoz Ezra, that music should be taught in the “language of children” and tailored to their natural abilities. By studying with this method and philosophy, it is our goal that children will connect to music making in a natural and organic way.

Through creative games and ensemble work, children will leave each lesson with a sense of accomplishment and musical knowledge that will remain with them as a foundation for any future musical endeavors.

***Students will need their own guitar for class. EzraGuitar has for purchase a full line of high quality guitars that are sized especially for children. EzraGuitar offers a unique return policies and upgrade services and starter kit packages special for our students. To order instruments just give us a call at EzraGuitar, come into the shop or place your order directly online at www.ezraguitar.com. Phone: 718-434-2103, address: 785 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218. Students will need an appropriately sized nylon string classical guitar.

Please consult with us before purchasing an instrument on your own.

ceramics-after-school-brooklyn-olderTimes:
PreK – Gr 2: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Gr 3  – Gr 6: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Course Fee: $460
Location: Main Campus
Max Enrollment: 16
Dates:
Sep 12, 26
Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Nov 7, 14, 28
Dec 5, 12, 19

Unique projects are completed on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, and build on accumulated skills acquired as the program progresses. We will learn about classic hand-building techniques like pinching, coiling, and slab construction that form the foundations of all hand-built pottery. Students will produce several realistic, functional and abstract projects, such as cups, bowls and figures. We’ll incorporate and apply different textures before the finished work is fired in our kiln. We’ll also explore a variety of glazing techniques such as painting, dipping, staining and more!

shaolin-kung-fu after-school program

Times:
PreK–K: 3:15 – 4:00 pm
Gr1–5:  4:00 – 5:00 pm
Course Fee:
PreK–K: $345
Gr1–5:  $400
Location: Main Campus
Max Enrollment: 16
Dates:
Sep 12, 26
Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Nov 7, 14, 28
Dec 5, 12, 19

Children will learn the fundamentals of traditional Shaolin training, including stance work, stretching, and drills in a fun and high-energy class.

Thursday Courses

science-after-school-programTime: 3:15 – 4:00 pm
Course Fee: $400
Location: Main Campus
Max Enrollment: 16
Dates:
Sep 13, 20, 27
Oct 4, 11, 18
Nov 1, 8, 15, 29
Dec 6, 13, 20

Created by Kids is excited to offer our Science Discovery Class! Through weekly hands-on experiments, students will be introduced to the wonder of simple machines, chemical reactions, and geological investigations. Following the steps in the Scientific Method, students will log their hypotheses and findings in their very own scientific journals, learning valuable problem-solving skills while also having fun! These quirky projects will inspire curiosity and creativity and have them shouting EUREKA! with every new discovery.

Each student will participate in team activities, like building a Rube Goldberg machine, growing cool crystals, and studying Leonardo da Vinci’s gravity-defying flying machines. They’ll also get the chance to make and take home unique projects, like hand-built beakers for experimenting, hand-made paper that will teach them about natural dyes and fibers, pinhole cameras that illustrate properties of light and color, a groovy lava lamp that will teach them about density, and of course, their scientific journal once the session is complete.

after-school-brooklyn-storybookTime: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Course Fee: $460
Location: Main Campus
Max Enrollment: 15
Dates:
Sep 13, 20, 27
Oct 4, 11, 18
Nov 1, 8, 15, 29
Dec 6, 13, 20

This workshop invites children into the world of dramatic play through storytelling! Teaching artists collaborate with students to explore the worlds of books through theater games, music, and art-making. This class will leave your students excited to continue reading, playing, and imagining for years to come! Teaching artists will guide students through dramatic play and story dramas, bringing books and stories to life. Imaginations run wild in this physical and interactive class, while students develop social, physical, and cognitive skills. The final class with be an open share that friends and family are welcome to attend!

drawing-after-school-brooklynTime: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Course Fee: $420
Location: Main Campus
Max Enrollment: 20
Dates:
Sep 13, 20, 27
Oct 4, 11, 18
Nov 1, 8, 15, 29
Dec 6, 13, 20

Through a variety of drawing exercises and fun projects, students will hone their drawing skills, increase powers of observation, and be introduced to new drawing materials and concepts. Our still life project is a realistic pencil study where students learn how to draw actual forms in relation to one another, then complete their drawing by shading. Students learn basic drawing and shading techniques, perspective, and learn about the materials (i.e. different graphite hardness or softness). Through figure drawing, students will learn about proportion and features of the human figure by observing themselves and others in various poses. They will also be introduced to new drawing materials, such as charcoal. Our detailed drawing project is growing our drawing skills through the study of an object close-up, almost to the point of abstraction. It teaches the students about the importance of detail, as well as teaching them how to use a grid to magnify one area of a photo. Through varied practice, by the end of this class your child will be on the path to becoming an experienced and well-developed artist.

Time: 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Course Fee: $585
Location: Main Campus
Dates:
Sep 13, 20, 27
Oct 4, 11, 18
Nov 1, 8, 15, 29
Dec 6, 13, 20

In the workshop, children will split there time between movement and study. For the first half of class, children will practice Chinese dance forms. Afterwards, children will work on their Mandarin literacy through reading, writing, and recognizing Chinese characters. This class is for advanced beginners to intermediate level.

after-school-brooklyn-storybookTime: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Course Fee: $460
Location: Main Campus
Max Enrollment: 15
Dates:
Sep 13, 20, 27
Oct 4, 11, 18
Nov 1, 8, 15, 29
Dec 6, 13, 20

Join this class of dramatic wizards. Junior Acting Lab is an ensemble-based class focused on creating original theater collaboratively. Through theater games and improvisation, young actors will connect with their peers and build trust and confidence in themselves and the ensemble. Each class is an immersive drama experience that will give actors the opportunity to explore and bring to life the characters, obstacles, and settings within our theme. Fall term’s focus will be J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and Hogwarts.

science-after-school-programTime: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Course Fee: $420
Location: Main Campus
Max Enrollment: 16
Dates:
Sep 13, 20, 27
Oct 4, 11, 18
Nov 1, 8, 15, 29
Dec 6, 13, 20

Created by Kids is excited to offer our Science Discovery Class! Through weekly hands-on experiments, students will be introduced to the wonder of simple machines, chemical reactions, and geological investigations. Following the steps in the Scientific Method, students will log their hypotheses and findings in their very own scientific journals, learning valuable problem-solving skills while also having fun! These quirky projects will inspire curiosity and creativity and have them shouting EUREKA! with every new discovery.

Each student will participate in team activities, like building a Rube Goldberg machine, growing cool crystals, and studying Leonardo da Vinci’s gravity-defying flying machines. They’ll also get the chance to make and take home unique projects, like hand-built beakers for experimenting, hand-made paper that will teach them about natural dyes and fibers, pinhole cameras that illustrate properties of light and color, a groovy lava lamp that will teach them about density, and of course, their scientific journal once the session is complete.

Friday Courses

sewingTime: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Course Fee: $480
Location: Main Campus
Max Enrollment: 5
Dates:
Sep 14, 21, 28
Oct 5, 12, 19, 26
Nov 2, 9, 16, 30
Dec 14

In this class, children will learn to make a doll. Skills that will be taught: Hand Sewing, Coordinating Colors and patterns, Cutting and Stuffing, Drawing and Some Machine Sewing. As a side project, children will learn basic stitches in hand embroidery, such as the backstitch & running stitch, while completing their embroidery design. Each Child will go home with one doll and one embroidery piece. All supplies are included.

Please Note: Students must be age 7 and older

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Course Fee: $360
Location: Main Campus
Max Enrollment: 20
Dates:
Sep 14, 21, 28
Oct 5, 12, 19, 26
Nov 2, 9, 16, 30
Dec 14

Adventure Powered by Story! Our school-based workshops aim to unlock children’s passion and creativity, inviting them to become inspired by stories from mythology through classic literature and contemporary favorites. Students embark on a journey as Demigods (half mortal, half god) that will test their mettle and prove their heroism. The workshops follow a full residency narrative arc in which students train and learn the ways of heroes past in order to stop an opposing force and complete their mission. Each residency culminates with a Quest adventure where their training is put to the test in a live-action journey through a mythological world of their own creation.

Additional Programs

tutoring

If you are interested in registering for tutoring or learning more about our tutoring program, please contact Elizabeth Lahart at elahart@slaschool.org

Tutoring Hourly Rates

  • $90 for private tutoring for individual
  • $65 for semi private tutoring of 2 children
  • $50 for semi private tutoring of 3–4 children

tutoring

Aftercare is a supervised after-school space designed for busy families. It is a great place for your child to unwind after school, socialize, and enjoy free play, and is offered as follows:

  • For students in Pre-K – Grade 5 at our main campus – from 3:00 – 6:30 PM
  • For students ages 2 – 4 at our Annex location – from 3:00 – 6:00 PM.

Pricing for Full Aftercare

  • Mondays though Fridays dismissal to 6pm: $1500
  • 1 Day for Fall Session: $300

Extra Care for students enrolled in Enrichment course

  • 1 Hour per day for Fall Session: $100
  • 2 Hours per day for Fall Session: $200

Limited Drop-in Aftercare

  • Provided based on availability for $40 per day.