Friday Afters is an after-school enrichment program for Lower School students in PC through Group IV.
Session I online registration:
Thursday, September 6–Thursday, September 13
Program Dates: Fridays
September: 21, 28
October: 12, 19, 26
November: 2, 16, 30
December: 7 (make-up, if needed)
The program for PC and CC runs from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM on the Ridgeview Avenue campus and includes lunch supervision. Parents are asked to provide a bagged, nut-free lunch for their children.
The program for Groups I-IV runs from school dismissal until 2:50 PM and includes lunch.
Learn the fundamentals of soccer. During this 1-hour class, the girls will develop good technical habits in passing, shooting, and dribbling through a series of fun games, themes, and activities. As they build their ball skills, they will also learn that teamwork is the key to success!
Instructor: Alistair Lonsdale. Limit: 20 girls
Have fun creating awesome art. Each week, the girls will use different mediums such as paints on canvas, watercolor, and pastels to create amazing masterpieces. The girls will have the opportunity to explore, create, and achieve—and most importantly, have fun with art.
Instructor: Felicity Kostakis. Limit: 20 girls
Fencing develops coordination, reflexes, balance, and strategic thinking. It challenges players physically and mentally, while building confidence and self-control. Girls will learn basic fencing footwork, blade work, and sports rules. Fencing equipment, which includes mask, plastic chest protector, jacket, glove, and sword, will be provided.
Instructor: Stamford Fencing Center. Limit: 10 girls
Coding lets kids turn their silliest or most ambitious ideas into reality. In this class, students will be introduced to different coding languages. With Blockly, they’ll learn to make their own programs for robots, Dash & Dot. Challenges include transforming Dot into an alarm, playing tag with Dash, and using Dot to control Dash. With Scratch, they’ll create fun animated stories and games while learning essential programming concepts. The Drag & Drop platform, developed by MIT, sets a foundation for computational thinking, systemic reasoning, and collaborative working.
Instructor: Zaniac & E6. Limit: 12 girls
Green Bots LEGO® MINDSTORMS® class is all about taking care of our precious planet and designing environmentally friendly and earth-loving robots. Students will develop a robot with green directives, such as windmills, solar panels, and more. The girls will learn the principals of robotics along with core environmental science concepts.
Instructor: Zaniac. Limit: 12 girls
Learn how to make your own videos! In this class students will plan their own original story and put it on the big screen. First, they’ll learn how to plan and write a simple script and operate a camera, using composition to enhance story. Next they’ll learn how to import footage and edit using Adobe Premiere. Students can expect to finish this class with a completed video project.
Instructor: Digital Arts Education. Limit: 16 girls
Come discover, experiment, and create as we learn about the colliding worlds of art and science in this STEAM-based class. Students will create simple machines, learn about crystals and minerals, and dabble in the world of robots. Put on your lab coat and grab your art supplies, because this STEAM class will rock your world.
Instructor: Little Scholars. Limit: 20 girls
This class starts with the basics—threading a needle and tying a knot—and progresses from there. By the final session, students will have an adorable fox and a sleeping bag where it can cuddle up. Along the way, they'll improve fine motor skills, work on focus and concentration, and pick up a creative pastime.
Instructor: Sew Happy. Limit: 12 girls
Grab your passport and pack your sense of adventure! In this unique offering, Waverly founder Molly Wills leads the girls on a world tour of creativity and self-discovery, each session "visiting" different countries. Travelers will engage in DIY projects specifically inspired by each visit—hand-cut scarves from Paris, floral perfumes from Indonesia, splatter paint totes inspired by Jackson Pollack, and paper-making pegged to Germany and the printing press revolution.
Instructor: Molly Wills. Limit: 15 girls