Green Ivy Schools is pleased to once again offer rich, engaging after school programs for students throughout the Lower Manhattan community. As always, all of our enrichment programs are open to students from both public and private schools in the region. We offer programming across all interests, including the arts, technology and language.
TRIMESTERS: SEPT. 11-DEC. 15 | JAN. 8-MARCH 23 | APRIL 9-JUNE 14
GREEN IVY ELEMENTARY AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM - FIDI (K-4th Grade)
We offer an affordable after school Clubhouse in which students from local schools can socialize with their friends and make new friends in a safe, healthy environment overseen by our dedicated and caring staff. Clubhouse fee is $200/day/trimester and is included free of charge on days when a student is also registered for a class. Register
Walkover service is provided for any students coming from Blue School, Leman, Peck Slip, Spruce, Battery Park Montessori, and PS 276. The fee is $20/day/trimester.
Full details on the Elementary After School Program are available here.
ELEMENTARY AFTER SCHOOL FALL CLASSES
Maker Lab (1st-2nd Grade) | Mondays, 4:30-5:30pm In the spirit of the Maker movement, this class is an opportunity for students to make, break, and remake projects of their own devising. Students will gain building and hacking (safely!!) skills as they explore the intersection of electronics, engineering, and digital tools. Through explorations of different tools, students will follow their interests to both create unique projects and figure out how stuff works. Register
Game Lab (K-4th Grade) | Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm In this class, students will play games, make games and play the games they make. Through an exploration of physical games (cards, board games, dice games, etc.), digital games (online, user generated, video games) and a combination of the two, students will have a chance to stretch their creativity, technology skills, and problem solving skills to the max. By engaging in a process of writing, drawing, storytelling and rule making, these game designers will discover and share new worlds for others to experience. Register
Digital Ensemble I (K-1st Grade) | Fridays, 3:30-4:30pm This is a class where the focus is making performances that incorporate digital tools. Topics will include digital puppetry, homemade synthesizers, and adding digital elements into physical/dramatic play (including video projections and audio recordings). Register
Chess (K-4th Grade) | Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00pm The Chess At Three approach teaches much more than the rudimentary rules of chess. Chess At Three students also learn: The Importance of Sportsmanship, Literacy, Chess History, and Math, just to name a few. Lessons include interactive moments, physical movements (chessercizes), and guidelines for game play at each level of development. Chess At Three utilizes a unique cast of characters, in fun and interactive stories. Through these stories children progressively learn to play and develop a love for chess. Our stories focus on why chess pieces move in their own unique ways and are supported by activities that cement chess knowledge in your child's mind. Register
Beginner Spanish (K-1st Grade) | Mondays & Fridays, 4:30-5:30pm In this after school immersion class, children will learn Spanish vocabulary through games, songs, books, cooking and arts and crafts. This class is a great introduction to students with no previous knowledge in Spanish. I will only speak in Spanish and convey the language through the use of gestures, images and lots of repetition. We use the city as a resource! Guaranteed fun! Register
Beginner Mandarin (K-1st Grade) | Wednesdays & Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm This class is for beginners in Mandarin. The goal is to provide a fun cultural learning experience through activities about Chinese culture, such as Chinese crafts, cultural festivities etc. Students will build up vocabulary and improve communication skills through books, games, art and crafts, songs and dance, Chinese movies and online learning tools. Register
Advanced Mandarin (1st-3rd Grade) | Wednesdays & Fridays, 4:30-5:30pm This class is a place where students who have Mandarin speaking experiences enhance their language skills by using it to discuss different topics and through hands-on activities. Students will be introduced to simple Chinese characters, songs and stories. They will also have fun making crafts and doing experiments. Only Mandarin will be used in the class. Register
ARTS & MOVEMENT
Band (2nd-4th Grade) | Mondays, 3:30-5:30pm In the band program, students will learn how to play music in an ensemble setting. Each student will choose a primary instrument that they will play throughout the program and learn fundamental orchestra skills, such as sight reading, posture, rhythm techniques, following a conductor and more. The program will end with a live performance. Register
Beginner Dance (K-2nd Grade) | Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm This class will include a combination of dance styles and techniques to provide a well rounded and developed understanding of the art form. Stretching and some ballet will be the warm up with influences of modern dance mixed in, followed by a routine usually consisting of hiphop or jazz movments, and ending with a cool down. Register
Drama (2nd-4th Grade) | Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm Participants will dive into the act of theatre making from page to stage. We use teaching methods of the Royal Shakespeare Company to help students to help students develop performance and literary skills, and we explore contemporary theater styles like theatre in found spaces and immersive theatre. At the heart of this class is collaboration, expression, and problem-solving as the participants work together on playwriting, improvisation, directing, acting, and design activities which will culminate in a student written and performed play. Register
Choir (2nd-4th Grade) | Fridays, 3:30-5:30pm In choir, students will learn a combination of popular music from different countries and traditional choral repertoire. Students will be introduced to important skills, such as blending, breath support, vocal techniques and two-part harmony. There will be winter and spring performances. Register