Minicourses

Minicourses

Minicourses are an extension of Lowell's After Care Program and are designed to compliment a rigours day of academic learning. By Providing students with invaluable opportunities to explore, Minicourses help sustain students' curiosity and creativity. There are courses for children of all ages, although most offerings are geared toward Pre-Primary and Primary School children. Five sessions of 6-week courses are offered each year, and selections vary from session to session.

Current Offerings

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  • Monday

    New Dance Institute II : Elly Porter will present ballet and modern dance in a way that allows children to be children while encouraging them to learn to express themselves through dance. Loose-fitting clothes are required. An informal performance is scheduled for spring in the dance studio.
    Time–3:45-4:45 pm
    Grade–3-5
    Cost–$260
  • Tuesday

    Beginning Chess: Chess makes you smarter; we make it fun! Liz Sadoff returns to teach chess for beginners. This course introduces students to basic chess techniques and strategies and helps them develop piece movement and checkmating skills.
    Time–3:30-4:00 pm
    Grade–K-5
    Cost–$50

    Beginners/Intermediate Chess: Chess makes you smarter; we make it fun! Liz Sadoff returns to teach chess for beginners/low intermediate. This course will help students to develop and master basic chess techniques and strategies involving how to move their pieces and checkmate their opponents.
    Time–4:00-5:00 pm
    Grade–K-5
    Cost–$130

    Advanced Chess: Chess makes you smarter; we make it fun! Liz Sadoff returns to teach advanced chess techniques and strategies for more advanced students.
    Time–5:00-6:00 pm
    Grade–K-5
    Cost–$130

    Yoga with Sara: Yoga at an early age promotes self-esteem and body awareness. Children derive enormous benefits from this non-competitive physical activity. It enhances their flexibility, strength, and coordination. Also, it improves concentration and encourages calmness and relaxation.
    Time–3:45–4:45 pm
    Grade–PP
    Cost–$130

    New Dance Institute I (Sept 11-Dec 16): Elly Porter will present ballet and modern dance in a way that allows children to be children while encouraging them to learn to express themselves through dance. Loose-fitting clothes are required. An informal performance is scheduled for spring in the dance studio.
    Time–3:45-4:45 pm
    Grade–K-2
    Cost–$260
  • Thursday

    Yoga with Sara: Yoga at an early age promotes self-esteem and body awareness. Children derive enormous benefits from this non-competitive physical activity. It enhances their flexibility, strength, and coordination. Also, it improves concentration and encourages calmness and relaxation.
    Time–3:45-4:45 pm
    Grade–K-2
    Cost–$150

    Math, Science, and Fine Motor Skills: Fine motor skill activities are a great help when it comes to developing your child's writing. These activites focus on motor skill development by improving the muscles in the fingers and hands, strengthening hand grip, and developing wrist movement. By doing all of those things, your child will be better prepared to hold a pencil for long periods of time, and learn to write with strong and controlled muscles. These fine motor skills activities include art projects like painting and tissue paper bouquets, to science projects like silly putty, and even to games like water relay! Your kids are sure to have a blast with these activities, and will be developing important skills without even knowing it.
    Time- 3:45–4:45 pm
    Grade- PP

FAQs

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  • Are there any discounts?

    Students currently enrolled in After Care on the beginning day of their minicourse will receive a $19 discount.

    Students not enrolled in After Care may use our drop-in services following the dismissal of their minicourse up until 6:00 pm for the current drop-in fee of $15.
  • How do students find their Minicourse?

    After dismissal, K-5th grade minicourse students gather in the After Care office. At 3:30 pm instructors escort their students to the minicourse location. Pre-Primary School students are picked up from their classrooms.
  • What happens after Minicourse dismissal?

    Per-Primary School children stay in the Pre-Primary School building for pick-up. Minicourse instructors or an After Care staff person will escort Kindergarten-5th grade students to the After Care office at the end of their classes.

    All minicourse participants should be picked up and signed out within 15 minutes after their course ends.

    Pick-up later than 15 minutes will result in a drop-in fee of $15 billed to the student's parents.
  • What happens if a class needs to be canceled?

    Every effort will be made to give advance notice regarding class cancelations. In the event of individual canceled classes due to inclement weather or otherwise, an additional make-up class will be added.

Questions?

Do you have an idea for a Minicourse? We are always open to suggestions from students and parents. Please email your course suggestion and potential instructor names to After Care Director.

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