Enrichment Programs


Enrichment | Private Lessons | Student Clubs | Aftercare

Learning happens everywhere.

Registration for fall enrichment is now open! 

For 2022-23 Manitou Students

Manitou can register for Early Birds, aftercare, or enrichment classes via your Curacubby Parent Portal.

You can find instructions on how to set up your parent portal here.

For Non-Manitou Students

Non-Manitou families can click here to register for our enrichment programs.

Note: Early Birds and Aftercare are not available to non-Manitou students. Please scroll down to the Enrichment portion of the form to register.





Our after school enrichment classes are open to both Manitou students and the wider community. Mark your calendars for our offerings for Fall 2022 below!



Soccer Skills & Drills Jr.

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3:15 – 4:00 PM
Available to students ages 6-8 years old

Mr. Leander and Ms. Steph are back again to offer an engaging soccer class for 6-8 year olds! 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.

$170 / 8 week session
MON: 9/19, 10/3, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21 (No class 9/26 & 10/10. Make-up class if a class is canceled: 12/12)



Decorative Papers – NEW!


3:45 – 4:45 PM
Available to students ages 7-11 years old

Let’s explore different ways to decorate paper such as printing, paste papers, making marks, and more. These unique papers then can be used for all sorts of things such as book covers, cards, wrapping paper, kites, and more! This class is taught by one of our favorite local artists, Christina DeMarco.

$190 / 8 week session
TUE: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8 (Make-up class if a class is canceled: 11/16)




3:15 – 4:00pm  | Ages 3-6
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4:15 – 5:15pm | Ages 7+

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.

$190 /8 week session
TUE: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8  (Make-up class if a class is canceled: 5/24)




Soccer Skills & Drills for School Aged Kids

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3:15 – 4:15 PM
Available to students ages 9+ years old

Due to popular demand, our own Mr. Anthony is teaching a soccer class for kids 9+ 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, shin guards, and an outfit they are comfortable to run around in.
$170 / 8 week session / 3:15 – 4:15pm
WED: 9/21, 9/28, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16  (No class 10/5 & 4/18.  Make-up class if a class is canceled: 11/30)


Creative Immersion Spanish

Creative Spanish

3:30 – 4:30 PM
Available to students ages 5-8 years old

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!
$170 / 8 week session
WED: 9/21, 9/28, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16  (No class 10/5 & 4/18.  Make-up class if a class is canceled: 11/30)


Play Chess!


3:15 – 4:15 PM | Ages 5-8
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4:15 – 5:15 PM | Ages 9-14

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!
$190 / 8 week session
WED: 9/21, 9/28, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16  (No class 10/5 & 4/18.  Make-up class if a class is canceled: 11/30)



Middle School Dungeons & Dragons


3:15 – 5:15pm
Available to middle school students

Exciting news: we’ve opened up a new Dungeons and Dragons class for middle schoolers only! Dungeons and Dragons is a collaborative role-playing / storytelling game in which players take on the role of a character in a fantasy world, and use dice rolls to determine the outcome of certain tasks. Guided through the world by a Dungeon Master (class instructor Michael Rinere), these heroes work together to solve the mysteries of the world around them. No experience is needed to join the game.

$260 / 10 week session
Dates: 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8

Artful Stories

Artful Stories

3:30 – 4:30 PM
Available to students ages 3-6 years old

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.
$185 / 8 week session
THURS: 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10 (Make-up class if a class is canceled: 11/17)


Horsemanship & Riding Lessons for Beginners (Off-Campus) – LIMITED SPACE

Stonewall Stable Manitou

3:15-4:15 PM -or- 4:30-5:30 PM 
Available to students 6-9 years old

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. Families will be required to fill out liability waiver in order to participate.

NOTE: Transportation is not provided to the stables.


$460 / 8 week session
THURS: 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10 (Make-up class if a class is canceled: 11/17)


Hudson Highlands Kayak Expeditions – LIMITED SPACE


3:15 – 5:45 PM
Available to students in 4th grade +

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 paddle board 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. Families will be required to complete a Hudson River Expeditions kayaking liability waiver before the first class in order to participate.
Students will be picked up at 3:15pm at the school by the HRE shuttle van. Students must be picked up at 14 Market Street at 5:30pm.

$310 / 4 week session
FRI: 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7




Reading / Writing


Test Prep





Loop pedal


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.