Enrichment Programs

Learning happens everywhere.

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

Our Enrichment classes are open to the community.  We welcome all learners to join the fun!  

To register please complete this registration form or email enrichment@manitouschool.org for questions.

 FALL ENRICHMENT 2021

MONDAYS

 

ART OF COLLAGE

Available to students ages 9+up

Students will be introduced to the art of collage as a means of self-expression and storytelling. With found and used books and magazines as our source material, students will explore techniques of cutting, tearing, deconstructing, gluing, and assembling in order to create unique and layered works of art.

$180 / 8 week session / 3:30-4:30
9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15 ( No class 10/11)

 

SOCCER SKILLS AND DRILLS (THIS CLASS HAS BEEN FILLED AND SIGNUPS ARE WAITLIST-ONLY)

Available to students ages 2-4th grade

Learn soccer regardless of skill level! Classes will include drills and games to encourage players to develop and participate in the game while refining their skills and have fun. Please dress in shorts/sweatpants and sneakers for easy movement. Players must wear shin guards.

$160/ 8 week session / 3:30-4:30

9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15 ( No class 10/11)

 

 

TUESDAYS

 

PUPPET CREATIONS- NEW!

Available for ages 5-9 yrs

Puppets, Stories, and Theatre- an after-school art program of creating puppets with moveable parts. Artists will add stories to their creations to energize and bring them to life. Join Ms. Christina DeMarco for fanciful constructions and collaborations including book theaters, collage, stage decorating, oil pastels, and performances!

$180/8 week session/3:30-4:30pm
9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/9, 11/16(No class 11/2)

 

CAPOEIRA JR and CAPOEIRA!  (THIS CLASS HAS BEEN FILLED AND SIGNUPS ARE WAITLIST-ONLY)

(Two different class ages/times-see below)

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 / 8 week session

9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/9, 11/16(No class 11/2)

NOTE: Two different class times and ages

3:15pm – 4:00pm/ ages 3-5

or

4:30pm-5:30pm/ ages 7+up

 

 

WEDNESDAYS

 

CREATIVE IMMERSION SPANISH
Available to students ages 5-8 yrs

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!

$160/8 week session/ 3:30-4:30
9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10

 

 

PLAY CHESS! (Ages 5-8 HAS BEEN FILLED AND SIGNUPS ARE WAITLIST-ONLY)
Available to students ages 5-14 yrs


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! 

$180/8-week session
9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10

NOTE: Two different class times and ages
3:30-4:30pm(Ages 5-8)

or

4:30-5:30pm(Ages 9-14)

 

 

THURSDAYS

 

ARTFUL STORIES
Available to ages 3-6
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*/ 8 week session/ 3:30-4:30pm
9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18 (No class 11/11)

 

HORSEMANSHIP & RIDING LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS- LIMITED SPACE
(THIS CLASS HAS BEEN FILLED AND SIGNUPS ARE WAITLIST-ONLY)
Available to grades K-8th

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 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! FOR BEGINNER STUDENTS ONLY

$450/ 8 week session /Two groups: 3:30-4:30pm or 4:45-5:45pm

9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18 (No class 11/11)

 

CHOIR
Available to grades 3-8

Drawing on extensive experience as a professional singer and musician, Ms Linda invites students to warm up their pipes, raise their voices, and “Sing Like You Mean It!”. The class will combine diverse musical traditions with new experimentation and blend individual student talent with group harmonies to make something uniquely, originally Hudson Valley.

Free
9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18 (No class 11/11)

FRIDAYS

 

 

KAYAKING EXPEDITIONS- LIMITED SPACE
(THIS CLASS HAS FILLED AND SIGNUPS ARE WAITLIST-ONLY)

(Available to grades 4th + up)

This month-long series of classes get your kids outdoors and on the water. The Hudson Highlands Expedition team has highly experienced, ACA-certified kayak and paddleboard instructors who will use play-based instruction methods to teach kayaking skills, safety, and environmental stewardship. We will use games and team-building strategies to create a fun and safe environment. Our experienced, certified instructor will work on basic strokes, safety, and rescue skills. NOTE: HRE Shuttle leaves Manitou school at 3:15PM. Pick up is promptly at 5:45 @ 14 Market St. Cold Spring.

$300/4 week session/3:30-5:45pm
9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1

 

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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. There is no After Care on Fridays. 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

 

ON-GOING COMMUNITY EVENTS

PARENT BOOK CLUB

Facilitated by Amie Anderson

What exactly is a “progressive education” anyway?

This is a group for anyone who wants to read about and discuss schooling, modern science about children, human nature and psychology, and the challenges of raising children today. Selections may include books about the history of schools, recent research about preschool-aged children, sex education, the nuances of raising children within one gender or another, and more! Reading suggestions welcome. We are committed to selecting only books that are approachable and either short or available in an audio format.

Contact Amie@manitouschool.org with the subject line “parent book club”. 

Open to the wider community of parents and educators.

 

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.