After School Program

As a school that is rooted in community, Convent & Stuart Hall’s After School Program (ASP) serves K-8 families and the student experience by providing supplemental programming until 6 p.m. on school days, including midday dismissal days.

ASP is a unique coed opportunity that provides time for homework if desired and facilitates a combination of free choice activities and structured play, including free play on outdoor playgrounds and courts, imaginative play and reading in the Hoffman Learning Commons and design and tinkering in the Unkefer Spark Studio.

Registration for the 2019–20 After School Program is now available.
 

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Fall Specialty Classes

ASP classes are a wonderful opportunity for students to engage in activities and programs that they might not have access to during the normal school day. New and exciting classes are offered over the course of two sessions per year. The fall session is 10 weeks long, and classes typically meet for one hour each week.  

Registration for 2019–20 Fall Specialty Classes is now available.
 

Register for Fall Specialty Classes

Monday

Power of Drawing | Grades 1–4

Teacher: Susana Barajas
Time: 3:45–4:45 p.m.
Cost: $375

Class Description: Designed for students who like to experiment with fine art disciplines, Power of Drawing covers the study of line, linear perspective, light and shade, form and proportion and much more while drawing favorite characters. New skills and talents will be developed while designing unique creations. Students will learn realistic drawing and observational skills using pencils, color pens, charcoal, soft pastels and ink. As a result, students show dramatic improvement in their drawing abilities, discipline and focus, and improve their attention to detail. The power of drawing encourages, inspires and comforts the creative artist in all of us.

SSAT Prep | Grade 8

Teacher: Randolf Arguelles
Time: 4–5:30 p.m.
Cost: $405

Class Description: Students can maximize their chances of gaining admission to selective high schools in San Francisco and the Bay Area by improving their scores on the SSAT, the standardized admissions test that will take place on Saturday, November 2 at Convent & Stuart Hall. This coed class for Grade 8 students will cover all three subjects on the test: verbal, reading and quantitative math. Students will take a weekly practice test, review their answers with the teacher in class and go over a weekly lesson packet in one of the SSAT subjects. This rigorous prep course will meet for 1.5 hours, once a week. In addition, students need to complete the practice test for the week before attending class. Homework is assigned every week, including 50 vocabulary words to study for a quiz.

The class will start on Monday, September 23 and run for six weeks. The last class meeting will be on Monday, October 28.

Gymnastics & Mandarin Grades | K–2

Teacher: Hong Yao
Time: 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Cost: $375

Class Description: Students will learn about several Chinese cultural traditions such as the Chinese New Year and the Moon Festival. Chinese language instruction is taught through movement, playing games and listening to Chinese stories. Students are taught short sentences and basic daily vocabulary, such as family members, ages, colors, transportation, animals, fruits and more. Students will also be taught how to write Chinese characters.

These classes will open with warm-ups and stretching, such as the splits and bridges, which will teach students the importance of flexibility. Students will learn basic gymnastics skills, including cartwheels, handstands, bridge kickovers, balancing, running, jumping, leaping and agility movements.

Coding Dojo | Grades 3–4

Teacher: Code Fu
Time: 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Cost: $425

Class Description: The class consists of website design, app design and Minecraft mods. Website Design Dojo teaches students the basics of HTML and CSS by having them create their very own custom website about a topic they research as well as a "choose your own adventure" game! Previous coding students have made websites about various topics, ranging from pigs to the Golden State Warriors. Application Design Dojo teaches students the basics of .js (Javascript) with Bitsbox, coupled with our own CodeFu curriculum. Students will be able to create a number of user friendly applications that will teach them the essentail skills of coding. Minecraft Modding Dojo is where students will learn how to use Javascript to make changes in the world of Minecraft.

Choir | Grades 5–8

Teacher: Grace Renaud
Time: 3:45–4:45 p.m.
Cost: $425

Class Description: Join the choir! We will sing a great variety of choral music, including classical, jazz, gospel, world and pop styles. Students will study safe vocal technique, rich vocal tone, two to four-part harmonies, sight reading, vocal improvisation, and general musicianship. Selections will include interlocking rhythms and foreign language components. Be a part of the joyful group of dedicated singers! No auditions or solos required.

Tuesday

Art Explorers | Grade K–2

Teacher: Susana Barajas
Time: 3:45–4:45 p.m.
Cost: $375

Class Description: In this class students will learn how to create something brand new using the endless resource of their imagination. Students will learn about the creative process while experimenting with different art mediums like acrylic paint, watercolor, cardboard, crayons, pastels, construction paper, markers, color pens, glue and all kinds of recycled materials — they create amazing artwork while conserving natural resources. It is very important for young artists to understand that art is not about just following step-by-step instructions. They will learn not through instruction but through play (with plenty of encouragement and advice). There is one goal in mind: to create a space for students to find their creative skills, while gaining autonomy over their artwork and the confidence to execute their ideas.

Choir | Grades 2–4

Teacher: Grace Renaud
Time: 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Cost: $425

Class Description: Join the choir! We will sing a great variety of choral music, including classical, jazz, gospel, world and pop styles. Students will study safe vocal technique, rich vocal tone, two to four-part harmonies, sight reading, vocal improvisation, and general musicianship. Selections will include interlocking rhythms and foreign language components. Be a part of the joyful group of dedicated singers! No auditions or solos required.

Engineering Fun! | Grades 2–3

Teacher: Belle Akers
Time: 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Cost: $425

Class Description: Come ready to dive into design and engineering challenges! If you love to build and explore, this is the class for you. Students will use their creativity and imagination to build structures with a variety of craft materials. Discover what forces are at work around the themes of air, land and water. What are the possibilities? How can you create stability for moving and stationary objects? Find out in Engineering Fun!

SSAT Prep | Grade 8

Teacher: Randolf Arguelles
Time: 4–5:30 p.m.
Cost: $405

Class Description: Students can maximize their chances of gaining admission to selective high schools in San Francisco and the Bay Area by improving their scores on the SSAT, the standardized admissions test that will take place on Saturday, November 2 at Convent & Stuart Hall. This coed class for Grade 8 students will cover all three subjects on the test: verbal, reading and quantitative math. Students will take a weekly practice test, review their answers with the teacher in class and go over a weekly lesson packet in one of the SSAT subjects. This rigorous prep course will meet for 1.5 hours, once a week. In addition, students need to complete the practice test for the week before attending class. Homework is assigned every week, including 50 vocabulary words to study for a quiz.

The class will start on Monday, September 23 and runs for six weeks. The last class meeting will be on Monday, October 28.

Wednesday

Daring Dazzlers | Grades 1–4

Teacher: Dragonfly Designs
Time: 3:15–4:15 p.m.
Cost: $425

Class Description: Dare to dazzle with handmade jewelry pieces! Daring Dazzlers is a jewelry-making class for beginners and encourages children to explore their creativity through an introduction to colors, textures and age-appropriate jewelry-making techniques. Classes are designed not only to entertain but to improve hand-eye coordination, small muscle development and pattern-making skills. Boys and girls can learn the basics of beading, finger knitting and so much more. Highly trained instructors create a relaxed, encouraging environment that should help each child become a Daring Dazzler!

Mini-Coding Dojo | Grades 1–2

Teacher: Code Fu
Time: 3:15–4:15 p.m.
Cost: $425

Class Description: The class consists of website design, app design and Minecraft mods. Website Design Dojo teaches students the basics of HTML and CSS by having them create their very own custom website about a topic they research as well as a "choose your own adventure" game! Previous coding students have made websites about various topics, from pigs to the Golden State Warriors. Application Design Dojo teaches students the basics of .js (Javascript) with Bitsbox, coupled with our own CodeFu curriculum. Students will be able to create a number of user friendly applications that will teach them the essentail skills of coding. Minecraft Modding Dojo is where students will learn how to use Javascript to make changes in the world of Minecraft.

Thursday

Junior Chefs | Grades 2–4

Teacher: Junior Chef Stars
Time: 3:30–4:45 p.m.
Cost: $425

Class Description: Junior chefs will be provided the necessary tools to create, cook and learn. With new recipes, the class covers nutrition, seasonal cooking, knife skills, the purpose of core ingredients and the cultural aspects of food. Junior chefs will develop critical life skills, all while making new friends and food!

Chess | Grade K

Teacher: Jesse Dioquino
Time: 2:45–3:45 p.m.
Cost: $375

Class Description: Learn chess in a fun, engaging and dynamic environment where the philosophy is to instill a love of the game. As a result, students develop patience, strategic planning ability and critical thinking skills. They also come to understand that decisions, both on and off the chess board, result in consequences. This class caters to all levels, and participants receive exclusive chess workbooks. 

Chess | Grades 1–4

Teacher: Jesse Dioquino
Time: 3:45–4:45 p.m.
Cost: $375

Class Description: Learn chess in a fun, engaging and dynamic environment where the philosophy is to instill a love of the game. As a result, students develop patience, strategic planning ability and critical thinking skills. They also come to understand that decisions, both on and off the chess board, result in consequences. This class caters to all levels, and participants receive exclusive chess workbooks. 

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