Enrichment Course Descriptions


1:15 - 2:30 PMChess Club (2-5) - $125
75 minutesDrumming (3– 5) - $150
NEW! Create with Code: Photography + Code (2-4 ) - $225
Game Development – Int/Adv (3 – 5 ) - $230
Jump Rope (1 – 5) - $150
CANCELLED - Mindful Movement, Games, Art & More! (1-3) - $170
Trendy Crafts: Rainbows & Unicorns (K-5) - $200
Wilderness Awareness (1-5 ) - $160 class til 4:15 PM, last class 5/30
2:30 - 3:45 PM 75 minutesDrumming (1-5) - $150
2:30 - 3:30 PMNEW! Cooking Around the World (3-5) - $115 class til 4 PMArt Wizards (K – 5) - $150Gymnastics (K-4) - $135NEW! Connect 4 vs. Checkers (K-2) - $125
60 minutesBasketball (K-2) - $65NEW! Fashion Club: Fiction 2 Fashion (1-5) - $245 class til 4 PMNEW! Hip Hop (2-4) - $135 NOTE: start date postponed to 4/19CANCELLED - Connect 4 vs. Checkers (3-5) - $125
Basketball (3-5) - $65Flag Football (K-2) - $65Musical Minds Piano Club (K only) - $200Dance Fitness (K-2) - $120
Drawing & Painting (1-5) - $125. NOTE: No class 5/14; make-up class 6/18Flag Football (3-5) - $65Play & Learn Spanish (K-2) - $65CANCELLED - Juggling (3-5) - $130
NEW! Game Time! (K-2) - $110CANCELLED - French (1– 5) - $165NEW! Trendy Crafts - Room to Bloom (K-5) - $160NEW! Stone Soup Theatre: Robin Hood - Musical (2-5) - $155
Little Coders (K-1) - $200Game Development - Beginner (2 – 4) - $220JUST ADDED! Tae Kwon Do (K-3) - $125 NOTE: class starts late on 4/19Tennis (3-5) - $150
Musical Minds Piano Club (1-5) - $180CANCELLED - Guided Drawing (3-5) - $65Unit Origami (3-5) - $65
NEW! Stone Soup Theatre: Creative Story Drama (K-2) - $145Mandarin (K-2) - $155
CANCELLED - Yoga & Mindfulness (3 – 5) - $130School of Rock (K – 2) - $120
Spanish (3– 5) - $165
Unicycle (3-5) - $65
Note: Class days and fees are subject to change.
Session dates: April 2 - June 15, 2018. Mondays (9 classes); Tuesdays - Fridays (10 classes), unless otherwise noted.
Some classes may be cancelled or combined due to low enrollment.


Download a printable PDF of the Spring 2018 Enrichment Class Schedule HERE .


Download a PDF of the Spring 2018 Class Description HERE.


Art Wizards – Everyone Can Draw! Grades K – 5 Tuesdays to 3:30 PM
Art Wizards is a unique fine arts program based on the belief that every child can learn to draw. The most important part of learning to draw is learning to see. That’s where we start. We give students all the information they need to be successful, but not so much that we stifle their imagination or limit their opportunities.  With consistent and ongoing practice throughout the school year, our students are amazed at the progress they make. Projects include fish, birds and animals of all kinds; people, landscapes, still life, mythical creatures, movie characters and cartoons (including Minecraft, Pokemon, Smurfs, Cars 3, Leap!, The Nut Job and the Lego Batman Movie).  We show them how to break down a scene or character so it comes out looking like what they intended.  We show them how easy it can be when they know how to use chalk and oil pastels, when it’s better to use colored pencils and where markers and watercolor fit in.  It’s easy! It’s exciting! It’s rewarding! And it has a super-positive effect on all other subjects. You can see some examples of our students’ work in the galleries at www.artwizards.org. Class limit: 20
Drew Crain, Art Wizards Room 1114 $150/session (10 classes)


Basketball “Hoop” Dreams Grades K-2

Grades 3-5

Mondays to 3:30 PM

Mondays to 3:30 PM

Coach Santana (3-5) and Coach Cudney (K-2) will teach basketball skills, run drills, and scrimmage with students. New this session, we have added separate sections for grades K-2 and 3-5. This is one of our most popular classes so register early (or volunteer as a PTA chaperone) to save your spot! Class limit: 16 (per section)
Aranza Santana* and Shawn Cudney* Gym $65/ session (9 classes)


NEW! Cooking Around the World Grades 3 – 5 Mondays to 4:00 PM
Join Chef Meghan for a global culinary adventure this Spring!  Each class will focus on one cooking project including empanadas, pita bread, pasta, tortillas and more.  Junior chefs will learn a different recipe each week, as well as basic nutrition, proper measuring, pouring, knife safety skills, culinary terms, and much more.  Plus, they get to eat what they make and receive the recipe at the end of each class! Unfortunately, allergies cannot be accommodated. Tuition includes $20 supply fee. Class limit: 12.
Megan Parrera* Room 1220 $115/session (9 classes)


Chess Club Grades 2 – 5 Wednesdays to 2:30 PM
Students will learn chess strategies, tactics and openings, and have fun playing chess. Chess helps children built critical thinking skills and helps learning to focus and plan. Each class includes a lesson, chess puzzles and game-playing time. Chess sets and boards and other materials will be provided. All you need is to be eager to play and learn!  The Chess Mates Foundation has offering after school chess clubs in Seattle for over 20 years. Our regular chess coach Michael Grife will be taking a brief sabbatical this Spring. Jeremy Higgins will be teaching the class this session. Jeremy is a West Seattle resident and has been coaching chess for over a decade. Class limit: 14 (NOTE: A parent volunteer is needed in exchange for priority enrollment and a 50% tuition discount. K-1 students may be able to enroll based on experience and space availability).
Jeremy Higgins, Chess Mates Room 1220 Wednesdays: $125/session (10 classes)


NEW! Connect 4 vs. Checkers Grades K – 2 Fridays to 3:30 PM
OTA offers a brand new indoor games class featuring two classic games with a twist for a fun, entertaining, and competitive after school challenge. Outsmart, outwit, and out move your opponent to get to the top of the PYRAMID. Each class will be a sprint to the top. The “pyramid game” keeps players rotating and angling to move up the ladder! With someone always to challenge and someone always ready to accept the challenge, the PYRAMID feature for a Connect Four and Checkers tournament keeps everyone involved and having fun.  Class limit 15
Overtime Athletics staff  1st Grade Commons
$125/session (10 classes)


NEW! Create with Code: Photography + Code Grades 3 – 5 Wednesdays to 2:30 PM
New this session, students will learn digital photography basics and then design and program their own games and animations in Scratch. Elements of our Digital Photography 1 course will be incorporated as students learn to code in Scratch. Students will work singly and in teams to complete various photography assignments. Skills in photography, editing and coding will all be combined as students progress towards creating Scratch projects featuring their own photos.  Students will be encouraged to collaborate and will work on presentation skills. Cameras and laptops provided. Class limit 16. NOTE: A parent volunteer is needed in exchange for priority enrollment and a 100% tuition discount.
Karen Russell, TechVenture Kids Room 1222 $225/session (10 classes)


Dance Fitness Grades K – 2 Fridays to 3:30 PM
Coach Jojo returns this Spring with this active class is designed for kids to let loose and dance the hour away at the end of a long week! There will be cardio-intense, follow along, and fun dance moves for students to get a good workout. Plus, we will be adding some games and art this session. Get ready to sweat and come have some fun! Class limit: 18
Santana’s Sports staff
K Commons
$120/session (10 classes)


Drumming Grades 3 – 5

Grades 1 – 5*

Wednesdays, 1:15 – 2:30 PM

Wednesdays, 2:30 – 3:45 PM

Have fun learning rhythm and playing the drums!  Designed by a music industry professional, this class combines unique tools and innovative techniques, including exclusive iPad linked drum sets, personal audio monitoring systems, and video projection, to create a truly immersive one-of-a-kind experience! Students will learn fundamentals of rhythm and time keeping, technique, rudiments, beats and much, much more. All necessary equipment is provided and all levels of ability are welcome! Visit experiencebpm.com for more information! Instructor Jon Slatkin is a GH parent and musician/producer. Present/past clients include One Reel (Bumbershoot 2004-13), Capitol Hill Block Party, Sundance Film Festival, YouTube and EMP. Jon began his professional career at age 15 and has studied with legendary drummer Jim Chapin. He is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) and the Percussive Arts Society. Class limit: 17. *NOTE: Please do not enroll in the second session (grades 1-5) if your child attends Aftercare at the SP site unless they can be picked up at GH after class ends.
Jon Slatkin, GH parent Music Room $150/session (10 classes)


NEW! Fashion Club – Fiction 2 Fashion Grades 1 – 5 Tuesdays to 4:00 PM
In this extended 90 minute Fashion Club class, designers will have the freedom to push the boundaries of their creativity by reimagining the fashions worn by some of their most beloved literary characters! Miss Reese will guide each student through the process of creating a new one-of-a-kind look from concept to completion. Each designer will be provided with a fashion sketchbook, learn hand and machine sewing basics, and participate in a group fashion show directly following our final club session! Please have your young designer bring a favorite book (or two) to the first day of class to use as the inspiration for their garment! Tuition includes $25 supply fee. Class limit 16.
Maresa Cogger, Ms. Reese Fashion Club Room 2201 $245/session (10 classes)


Flag Football Grades K – 2

Grades 3 – 5

Tuesdays to 3:30 PM
Coach Santana will teach the basic rules and definitions of flag football, as well as help students develop sportsmanship, confidence, integrity, and perseverance.  Flag football allows football enthusiasts to play with a lowered risk of injury.  Each player is given a flag that is worn at the waist.  Instead of tackling, the flag is removed to signify the play’s end. This class is played outside, rain or shine. Plan on your student coming home wet and muddy! NOTE: This class is being offered as two separate sections for grades K-2 and 3-5. Class limit 16 (per section).
Aranza Santana* & Santana’s Sports staff Field $65/session


CANCELLED – French with Sponge School Grades 1 – 5 Tuesdays to 3:30 PM
This third session of French will broaden students’ understanding of language and culture with two new themes “Where’s My House Key” and “Let’s Take a Trip to a Beach! Since the curriculum is theme based, both new students and continuing students are welcome to enroll.  Classes are immersion based, and taught by experienced teachers using games, art, drama and movement to help children build language skills. Students will receive an activity book and access to our online e-learning portal to help students practice their language skills. Class limit: 12. NOTE: A parent volunteer is needed in exchange for priority enrollment and a 50% tuition discount.
Erica Titus, Sponge School 5th Grade Commons $165/session (10 classes)


Fun with Drawing and Painting Grades 1 – 5 Mondays to 3:30 PM
Local teaching Janet Crawley returns with her fun and creative art class!  Young artists will have fun expressing themselves creatively through drawing, watercolor and tempera painting.  Using the elements of color, shape, line, form and texture, we’ll focus on themes in nature as we create our masterpieces. Class limit: 16. NOTE: No class 5/14; make-up class 6/11
Janet Crawley, Janet Crawley Art Room 2201 $125/session (9 classes)


Game Development (Beginner)

Game Development (Intermediate/Advanced)

Grades 2 – 4

Grades 3 – 5

Tuesdays to 3:30 PM

Wednesdays to 2:30 PM

Do you play video games and wonder how they are created?  Would you like to build your own computer programs?  Beginning students will be introduced to the core concepts of computer programming, including loops, conditionals and variables. Intermediate students will be introduced to more advanced concepts, such as nested conditionals and functions with parameters. Advanced students will dive into complex concepts, such as game physics, arrays, and artificial intelligence. Using the Scratch, coders will learn how to create their own programs, such as simple games, animations, and interactive stories. See examples here. Class limit: 16. NOTE: A parent volunteer is needed in exchange for priority enrollment and a 100% tuition discount.
Coding with Kids staff Computer Lab Tuesdays: $220/session (10 classes)

Wednesdays: $230/session (10 classes)


NEW! Game Time! Grades K – 2 Mondays to 3:30 PM
OTA returns with a new class that features all the best backyard and summer camp Tag games! Kids will play all the playground favorites. The best “to-do” list ever – Sharks & Minnows, Freeze Tag, What Time is it Mr. Fox?, Capture the Flag, Bump and Bite, Knights and Dragons, Numbers Game, Safe Base and MORE! OTA covers all the bases with our emphasis on playing, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fitness. Don’t miss out on the FUN! Class limit 30.
Overtime Athletics staff Field Mondays: $110/session (9 classes)


CANCELLED – Guided Drawing Grades 3 – 5 Tuesdays to 3:30 PM
Ms. Kwintner returns with her popular Guided Drawing class.  Young artists first establish the boundaries of a piece of paper and identify start and end points to connect lines. As the lines connect and build, a beautiful image appears. Guided Drawing helps students learn how to use lines and shading to create depth, explore various art mediums, and most importantly builds confidence. Examples of student work are on display in the lobby. Class limit: 15
Jennifer Kwintner* Room 3114 $65/session (10 classes)


Gymnastics Grades 1 – 4 Thursdays to 3:30 PM
Now open to 1st graders! Join Santana’s Sports for another fun session of Gymnastics this Spring! Gymnastics helps children develop coordination, strength, flexibility and endurance! Students will practice gymnastics skills (such as forward rolls, handstands, cartwheels and balancing) in an upbeat and positive environment. Students will also work to develop flexibility, core strength, and life skills such as teamwork and determination. This class will be taught by an experienced gymnast who is skilled at working with school aged children. Class limit: 16
Santana’s Sports staff Gym $135/session (10 classes)


NEW! Hip Hop Grades 2 – 5  Thursdays to 3:30 PM
Boom Dance Studios (BDS) brings their popular Hip Hop class back to GH this session with all new dance moves! Learn the creative and energetic steps of Hip Hop for fun and fitness. Hip Hop classes are designed for students to learn all facets, foundations, and basic fundamentals of hip hop. Students will leave class refreshed, with confidence and ready to strut their stuff. Ms. T is the owner of BDS and teaches dance at various community centers in Seattle. Class limit: 25
Ms. T, Boom Dance Studios Dance Stage
$135/session (10 classes)

NOTE: Start date postponed to 4/19


CANCELLED – Juggling Grades 3 – 5 Fridays to 3:30 PM
Mr. Dominic returns this session to teach both beginning and advanced students how to master the art of juggling! In this hands-on class, students will learn how to juggle different objects, plus some bonus magic tricks along the way! Learning and performing will build your child’s confidence and self-esteem. If your child loves to entertain, this is definitely the class for them. Be prepared to be amazed by with their new skills! Class limit: 16.
Mr. Dominic, Santana’s Sports 1st Grade Commons $130/session (10 classes)


Jump Roping for Fun & Fitness Grades 1 – 5 Wednesdays to 2:30 PM
Join Genesee Hill parent Rene Bibaud as she shares Ropeworks’s “smart sequencing” approach to jumping rope. Classes help anyone, of any skill level to learn the steps to basic, intermediate and advanced level jump rope skills. Kids work together in a fun and rewarding environment of goal setting, best effort and team building.  Kids will play games, learn skills, develop new skills and stay fit in a fun-filled, high energy program. End of the session performance culminates the program. Bring your own jump rope or purchase one from the instructor for $5. Class limit: 25
Rene Bibaud, RopeWorks Gym $150/session (10 classes)


Little Coders Grades K – 2 Mondays to 3:30 PM
Jump start your child’s STEAM education with this Little Coders class! Students will develop their computational thinking skills and build their own creative programs. Our curriculum combines a blend of fun activities – both “on-screen” and “off-screen” – to keep students engaged and excited about coding. This class will give students a strong foundation on coding basics, such as loops and conditionals that can be built upon in our other classes. Kids will be introduced to these programming fundamentals in a variety of ways appropriate for this age group, from coding puzzles and board games to hands-on programming using online drag-and-drop tools, such as Scratch (scratch.mit.edu). Class limit: 16.  NOTE: A parent volunteer is needed in exchange for priority enrollment and a 50% tuition discount.
Alaina Buzas, Coding with Kids Computer Lab $200/session (10 classes)


Mandarin Grades K-2 Tuesdays to 3:30 PM
This engaging class will use songs, games, and many other activities to make Chinese language fun for young learners. Students are quickly able to remember words, recognize basic characters and engage the teacher in simple dialogue; they also gain an appreciation for the Chinese culture and language! Tuition includes a $5 supply fee. Class limit: 15
Wendy Tan, Mandarin Experts Room 2112 $155/session (10 classes)


CANCELLED – Mindful Movement, Games, Art & More! Grades 1-3 Wednesdays to 2:30 PM
In this new class, kids can take a break after a busy day of school and practice mindful awareness.  Simply defined, mindfulness is paying attention to what is happening right now. Students will learn a secular approach to mindfulness through short and fun lessons, engaging games, art, and activities.  Based on the Mindful Schools curriculum, this class will focus on practicing skills and techniques that help children to cope and thrive in daily situations by developing focus, emotions, self-regulation, adaptability and compassion.  For research studies on the benefits of mindfulness in kids, go to mindfulschools.org. Instructor Liz Warren is trained by Mindful Schools and has been teaching mindfulness to students at West Seattle Montessori School for the last two years. Tuition includes $20 supply fee. Class limit: 12
Liz Warren Room 1218 $170/session (10 classes)


Musical Minds Piano-Keyboard Club Grades 1 – 5

K only

Mondays to 3:30 PM

Thursdays to 3:30 PM

This class teaches kids to play their favorite songs and music on electric keyboards. Classic songs are made so easy, that students will be playing them after the very first class! The class combines keyboard piano lessons and a music learning workshop, which uses a clever visual method to teach the basics of music reading and piano playing. Learning games and activities teach kids basic music reading skills and playing techniques, in ways that are fun, engaging, and stimulating. Intermediate students will learn more advanced materials and brand new songs, as well as chords, scales and ensembles. All materials provided. Class limit: 16 (grades 1-5); 8 (K only)
Musical Minds staff Music Room Mondays: $180/session (9 classes)

Thursdays:  $200/session (10 classes)


Play and Learn Spanish Grades K-2 Thursdays to 3:30 PM
This very popular beginning Spanish class, taught by Ms. Santana, will expose your child to the Spanish language and culture in a fun, engaging environment through the use of songs, games, age appropriate books and activities.  The goal of this class is to foster an appreciation of and a level of comfort with the language, and just have fun! Class will include 15 – 20 minutes of recess time. Class limit: 12
Aranza Santana Room 1317 $65/session (10 classes)


Spanish with Sponge School Grades 3 – 5 Tuesdays to 3:30 PM
This third session of Spanish will broaden students’ understanding of language and culture with two new themes “Where’s My House Key” and “Let’s Take a Trip to a Beach! The curriculum is theme based, so both new students and continuing students are welcome to enroll. Classes are immersion based, and taught by experienced teachers using games, art, drama and movement to help children build language skills. Students will receive an activity book and access to our online e-learning portal to help students practice their language skills. Class limit: 12. NOTE: A parent volunteer is needed in exchange for priority enrollment and a 50% tuition discount.
Ms. Nelly, Sponge School 2nd Grade Commons
$165/session (10 classes)


School of Rock Grades K – 2 Tuesdays to 3:30 PM
This music class teaches both valuable music and social skills to students. Students practice singing and listening skills and engage in special activities using electric and bass guitar, keyboards, Hi Hat and snare drum, and delay pedals to develop science and math skills. Activities include rhythm patterns; singing and tonal processing; exercising both short and long term musical memory, including kinetic memory; understanding sound and silence, musical dynamics and song structure; and auditory focus and the development of great listening skills! Class limit: 12
Ben Haber, School of Rock Music Room $120/session (10 classes)


NEW! Stone Soup Theatre: The Legend of Robin Hood Grades 2-5 Fridays to 3:30 PM
Join Stone Soup Theatre for acting games, theatre exercises, and a staged production of The Legend of Robin Hood, a new adaptation of the story of the English hero who robbed the rich to help the poor.  It features many of the familiar characters of the traditional story including Friar Tuck, Maid Marion, and villains Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham. Complete with music and a surprise ending! Class limit: 15
Cristie Kearny, Stone Soup Theatre Music Room $155/session (10 classes)


NEW! Stone Soup Theatre: Creative Story Drama Grades K-2 Mondays to 3:30 PM
Join Stone Soup Theatre to learn how to lift a story from the page to the stage using only your body and imagination. Young students develop excitement about reading and story-telling through the art of simple play. Class concludes with a performance for families and friends. Class limit: 15
Heather Bernadette, Stone Soup Theatre 1st grade Commons $145/session (9 classes)


JUST ADDED! Tae Kwon Do           Grades K – 3
Thursdays to 3:30 PM
Master Lisa brings Tae Kwon Do back to Genesee Hill this Spring! This fun class combines self/defense/martial arts with sport training and fitness. It also focuses on mastering patience, respect, discipline, focus, and integrity. Students will develop skills, fitness, and confidence while experiencing the teachings of a martial arts program. Tae Kwon Do is great for beginners ad experienced students alike, anyone wanting to learn and improve skills. Class limit: 20. Note: For students who are ready, an optional belt test will be given at the end of the class (test date TBA; additional test fee of $60) Students who pass the belt test will receive a FREE Tae Kwon Do uniform!
Lisa Skvarla, Lee’s Martial Arts        Gym $125/session (9 classes)

NOTE: Class has late start date on 4/19


Tennis Grades 3 – 5 Fridays to 3:30 PM
Join Coach Jeannie to learn and play Tennis this winter! Students will learn the fundamentals of the sport and have fun learning to play tennis. Both new and returning students are welcome! Class limit: 20.
Jeannie Shek, Santana’s Sports Gym $150/session (10 classes)


Trendy Crafts – Rainbows & Unicorns Grades K – 5 Wednesdays, 1:15 – 2:30 PM
Join Trendy Crafts for an encore session of Rainbows and Unicorns – now open to kindergartners!  Students will create super hip projects this session featuring everything crafty kids love-bling, sparkle, and tons of rainbows and unicorns. All materials provided. Class limit: 20
Loretta Campbell, Trendy Crafts Room 2202 $200/session (10 classes)


Trendy Crafts – Room to Bloom Grades K – 5 Thursdays to 3:30 PM
Let your creativity bloom this spring with fresh new crafts. This session Trendy Crafts is going all out with Air Plants, Night Lights and a very special Mother’s Day Craft! Join us to make a fun new project every week! All materials provided.  Class limit: 20
Loretta Campbell, Trendy Crafts Room 1111 $160/session (10 classes)


Unicycle Grades 3 – 5 Tuesdays to 3:30 PM
Ms. Sealey returns for a second session of Unicycle Club! This class is for both beginners and those who already know how to ride. Riders will practice their skills and learn new ones. We will even get on the giraffes! Class limit: 30
CJ Sealey* Gym $65/session (10 classes)


Unit Origami Grades 3 – 5 Fridays to 3:30 PM
Ms. Williams returns this session on a different day (Fridays) with more fun Unit Origami projects! Unit Origami involves folding multiple numbers of one or more units then assembling them to create one large Origami. Students will be given direction and guidance to create their own origami projects!  See examples in the 2nd floor display case. Class limit: 15
Nicole Bankhead–Williams* Room 3102 $65/session (10 classes)


Wilderness Awareness – Extended Version! Grades 1 – 5 Wednesdays 1:15 – 4:15 PM
Come explore the great outdoors in an extended 3 hour class this Spring! A Wilderness Awareness School instructor will lead students into Schmitz Park and will work closely with them to increase their awareness and knowledge of the natural world, including knowledge of Pacific Northwest plants, mammals, birds, wildlife tracks and sign, and local rain forest and coastal ecology. More information about the program and the necessary medical release forms can be found at wildernessawareness.org.  NOTE: Students will be escorted from GH to Schmitz Park field for this class. Pick-up will be at Schmitz Park. Class limit: 24. NOTE: Please do not enroll in this class is your child attends Aftercare at the GH site unless they can be picked up at SP after class ends
Jesse Phillips, Lead Instructor

Wilderness Awareness School

Schmitz Park

(pick-up on playground)

$160/session (8 classes only)

Last class 5/30


CANCELLED – Yoga & Mindfulness Grades 3 – 5 Mondays to 3:30 PM
Certified Yoga teacher and Genesee Hill parent Robin Lutton returns with her popular yoga and mindfulness class (inspired by Little Flower Yoga for Kids).  Classes are based on the five elements: Connect (with self, others, and environment), Breathe, Move, Focus, and Relax.  Students will explore their thoughts, breath, and bodies in a fun, safe, and engaging environment that in time will provide them with the tools for lifelong wellness.  Class limit: 12
Robin Lutton Room 1218 Mondays: $130/session (9 classes)


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