Enrichment Programs

Learning happens everywhere.

Before school, after school, during the summers – these are excellent opportunities for enrichment.

 

Spring enrichment is underway! Our enrichment classes are open to the community. We welcome all learners to join the fun!

To register for a class with slots remaining, please complete this registration form or email aftercare@manitouschool.org for questions.


 SPRING ENRICHMENT 2022

 

** A Note about covid-19 risk mitigation 

Enrichment classes at Manitou will be held both indoors and outdoors this spring. Most classes utilize our outdoor canopies and the beautiful weather. Well-ventilated indoor spaces are also available. By the start of spring enrichment classes, mask-wearing will be optional both indoors and outdoors at the Manitou School. 

If the school learns that students in an enrichment class were exposed to covid-19 during an enrichment class, the impacted families will be notified. Guidance will be given at that time depending on the exposure and the most up-to-date information coming from the New York State Department of Education (NYSED), The Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Keeping aligned with the CDC’s updated quarantine and isolation guidelines that have been adopted by NY State, asymptomatic individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not need to quarantine after exposure to COVID-19.  They should, however, get tested 5-7 days after exposure. Students who are exposed to COVID-19, who are not fully vaccinated, are still required to quarantine for 10 days, or for 7 days if they are able to test after 7 days.

 

MONDAYS

HOW TO PUT ON A PLAY – NEW!

Available to students ages 9+

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This after-school class, taught by actor/director Tom Butler, will explore the collaborative process of staging a play from start to finish. Along the way, students will learn about auditioning, play analysis, character development, staging, and elements of production design. Students will have the opportunity to try their hand at acting, designing, and even directing. We will conclude with a short presentation of our theatrical discoveries!

$160 / 7 week session / 3:30 – 4:30pm

MON: 3/28, 4/4, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23  (No class 4/11, 4/18 & 5/30. Make-up class: 6/6)

 

CREATIVE WRITING CLASS – CANCELED DUE TO LOW-ENROLLMENT

Available to students ages 10+

Creative Writing Class

Students will practice creative writing, with the goal of developing original pieces and ideas.  They can choose from a variety of prompts posed by the teacher, Katherine Freedman (former Manitou Teacher), or if they prefer, they can work on their own writing project.  Each class will end with time for students to share their writing, if they choose.  Part of class will be spent discussing published work.  Students will take turns bringing in a favorite poem or short story to share with the class.  They will develop analytical questions in order to teach their selection to their classmates.

$160 / 7 week session / 3:30 – 4:30pm

MON: 3/28, 4/4, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 6/6  (No class 4/1, 4/18, 5/23 & 5/30. Make-up class: 6/13)

 

SOCCER SKILLS & DRILLS JR – NEW!

Available to students ages 3-6 years old

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Due to popular demand, Ms. Mary is teaching a soccer class for kids 3-6 years old! We will spend each class learning about the beautiful game! We will learn about the importance of a good warm-up and stretching and then get into different drills and games to develop our skills. We will focus on dribbling, kicking, receiving, and shooting. We will build our endurance and work on speed and agility, too! You can expect a lot of partner and team-based games. Please make sure children come to class with sneakers and an outfit they are comfortable to run around in. Students will have time between dismissal and the start of class to eat a snack and change if needed. 

$160 / 7 week session / 3:15 – 4:00pm

MON: 3/28, 4/4, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23 (No class 4/11, 4/18 & 5/30. Make-up class: 6/6)

 

SOCCER SKILLS & DRILLS FOR 7-10 YEAR OLDS  – NEW!

Available to students ages 7-10 years old

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Due to popular demand, our own Mr. Anthony is teaching a soccer class for kids 7-10 years old! This class will focus on skill development through gameplay. The soccer class will include various drills and a variety of games that are used in professional training internationally. Participating children need to come with sneakers, shinguards, and an outfit they are comfortable to run around in. 

$160 / 7 week session / 4:15 – 5:15pm

MON: 3/28, 4/4, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23  (No class 4/11, 4/18 & 5/30. Make-up class: 6/6)

 

TUESDAYS

CREATING BOOKS – NEW!

Available to students ages 7-11 years old

Bookmaking

Let’s create some books together for journals, drawing, comics, stories, and preserving precious things! We’ll try something different in each class! This class is taught by one of our favorite local artists, Christina DeMarco.

$180 / 7 week session / 3:30 – 4:30pm

TUES: 3/29, 4/5, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17 (No class 4/12. Make-up class: 5/24)

 

INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL)

Available to students ages 9+

ASL

In this after-school class, taught by Javier Piñón, students will receive instruction in American Sign Language. Students will learn the ASL alphabet and fingerspelling which will provide the foundation to quickly build a vocabulary of signed words formed with specific handshapes and gestures. Students will learn ASL grammar and engage in basic conversation to practice both signing and reading signs. Students will also learn about deaf culture and its rich history. Learning sign language is a beautiful way to expand our world and make connections all while improving communication skills and building self-confidence.

$150 / 7 week session / 3:30 – 4:15pm

TUES: 3/29, 4/5, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17 (No class 4/12. Make-up class: 5/24)

 

CAPOEIRA JR and CAPOEIRA!

(Two different class ages/times-see below)

Capeoria

Capoeira is a Brazilian art form that combines fight, dance, rhythm, and movement. Students will learn about all facets of this beautiful martial art: history, games, dance, drums, and more. Led by lively Rafael Cabecao, children will learn to move their bodies in a new way while playing and learning about the environment this art form was raised from. Please dress children in white shirts and pants for class. We will work towards having a performance at the end of the session.

$180 / 7 week session

TUES: 3/29, 4/5, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17 (No class 4/12. Make-up class: 5/24)

NOTE: Two different class times and ages

3:15 – 4:00pm / ages 3-6

or

4:15 – 5:15pm / ages 7+

 

WEDNESDAYS

SOCCER SKILLS & DRILLS FOR 11+ YEAR OLDS – NEW!

Available to students ages 11+ years old

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Due to popular demand, our own Mr. Anthony is teaching a soccer class for kids aged 11 years and older. This class will focus on skill development through gameplay. The soccer class will include various drills and a variety of games that are used in professional training internationally. Participating children need to come with sneakers, shinguards, and an outfit they are comfortable to run around in.

$160 / 7 week session / 3:15 – 4:15pm

WED: 3/30, 4/6, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18 (No class 4/13. Make-up class: 5/25)

 

CREATIVE IMMERSION SPANISH
Available to students ages 5-8 years old

Creative Spanish

This fun and dynamic class led by the playful Ms. Erica will help children learn the concepts of language through games, stories, and craft activities. Each class will have a theme and will introduce children to vocabulary, verbs, pronouns, articles, and more. Perfect for beginners and those who have had some exposure and would like to learn more!

$160 / 7 week session / 3:30 – 4:30pm

WED: 3/30, 4/6, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18 (No class 4/13. Make-up class: 5/25)

 

PLAY CHESS!

Available to students ages 5-14 years old

Chess

Our chess classes focus on having fun and allow students to develop important skills that they can apply to other areas of their life. Chess is a mentally rewarding game of skill that enhances cognitive development in children while providing a stimulating challenge. Mr. Rudolf’s love and experience of the game is contagious!

$180 / 7 week session

WED: 3/30, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25 (No class 4/6 & 4/13. Make-up class: 6/1)

NOTE: Two different class times and ages

3:15 – 4:15pm / ages 5-8

or

4:15 – 5:15pm / ages 9-14

 

 

THURSDAYS

ARTFUL STORIES

Available to ages 3-6
 Artful Stories

Young storytellers will learn to tell their tales through art. This class will help children narrate their own tales through pictures of various media: paint, pencil, found objects, charcoal. It won’t be neat but this sensory experience will help children express their narratives in new and creative ways. Taught by the ever-loquacious Mr. Adam, kids will bring home their stories for the whole family to enjoy.

$175 / 7 week session / 3:30 – 4:30pm 

THURS: 3/31, 4/7, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19 (No class 4/14 & 5/26. Make-up class: 6/2)

 

HORSEMANSHIP & RIDING LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS – LIMITED SPACE (STILL OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT)

Available to students 6-9 years old (BEGINNER STUDENTS ONLY)

Stonewall Stable Manitou

We are so excited to partner with Stonewall Stables again to offer this exceptional program. The beautiful outdoor facility is located just a few miles from the school. The Stonewall Stables staff is dedicated to ensuring a safe space for the physical, emotional, and educational growth of their students. The curriculum is designed to learn many aspects of riding through patterns and games while building teamwork and social skills with peers and the herd. Students will learn the essentials including horse care, handling, feeding, grooming, bathing, and upkeep in a farm setting.

This class is rewarding, challenging, and unforgettable!

$450/ 7 week session /Two groups: 3:15-4:15pm or 4:30-5:30pm

THURS: 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 6/2. 6/9 (No class 5/26. Make-up class: 6/16)

 

 

FRIDAYS

Currently, there are no enrichment classes scheduled for Fridays this spring. 

 

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MANITOU SCHOOL AFTER-CARE  

(M-F) 3pm – 5:30pm (Form link for details and fee structure)

The Manitou School offers after-care services to students currently enrolled at Manitou. The After Care Program allows time for children to have free play as well as time to read, create art, and do homework. Please provide your child with a nut-free healthy snack every day they are attending an afternoon enrichment class or aftercare. Snack must be in a separate clearly marked container. Snacks are not provided by the school.

* Please make sure you pick up by 5:30pm, an additional $30 late fee will apply for pick-ups after 5:30pm

PRIVATE LESSONS AVAILABLE IN:

Spanish

Reading / Writing

Math

Test Prep

PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS AVAILABLE IN:

Piano

Violin

Guitar

Loop pedal

Singing/Voice

Percussion Songwriter/Composition

Music Production

 

Manitou Enrichment-Programs Refund Schedule Refund Amount
Withdrawal two weeks prior to start of the class 100%
Withdrawal between two-one week prior to the start of class* 50%
Withdrawal after start of class* 0%

*If Manitou or the individual is able to recruit a replacement for their spot in class/program, a full refund will be distributed with a $25 processing fee.

In addition, 

  1. If a class is canceled due to low enrollment, participants will receive their full tuition refund or enrichment class credit.
  2. Cancellations initiated by the participant must be requested a minimum of 7 days prior to the start of the class. This request must be made in writing to the enrichment/program coordinator.
  3. These policies will apply to all enrichment-based programs at the Manitou School, unless stated otherwise in the program description and or informational/promotional materials. We understand there may be special situations that need extra consideration, and we attempt to accommodate everyone fairly and evaluate these situations on a case-by-case basis. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the program’s director.