SPRING 2020

Spring 2020 Extension Registration Is Now Open!

Fall 2019 Extension Ending Dates


To support the school's mission to nurture a well-rounded child and to encourage each student to achieve his or her full intellectual and personal potential, we offer a variety of extracurricular, after-school classes in two extension sessions per school year. The classes we offer are chosen to appeal to a broad spectrum of interests. Some are taught by Curtis School employees; others by third-party contractors. All classes meet on campus.

  • Classes: Extension sessions include choices for students in all grades (DK-6). Some classes are open to all students; others are limited to a range of grades. Some classes limit enrollment and others have a minimum enrollment requirement. You will find these details in the class description. Any class that does not meet a minimum threshold enrollment level will be canceled and parents/guardians will receive a refund of fees paid.
  • Schedule: Extension classes meet from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., rain or shine. Class meetings that fall on a holiday or a Faculty Workshop Day will be rescheduled. If a class session is canceled for any reason, you will be notified.
  • Extension Procedures: At carpool dismissal time, extension students will meet at the lunch area adjacent to the playground. From 3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. snacks will be provided, and at 3:30 p.m. all students will be escorted to the campus location designated for their class.
  • Pick-Up: Extension classes end at 4:30 p.m. All extension students who are not picked up by 5:00 p.m. will be signed into Day Care and parents will be billed according to the current Day Care fee schedule. Please refer to the 2019-2020 Curtis School Parent and Student Handbook, section XII After-School Programs, for a statement of school policy.
  • Fees & Payment: Because instructors base curriculum materials upon initial enrollment, there will be no refunds after the first class meeting. Proration of class fees is not offered for late enrollment. To register and pay online, use the Payment Form in the right panel. If you would like to pay by check, please complete the online registration and select check as your form of payment to save a spot for your child, which you can then submit separately along with the brochure for reference to Christine Sorfazian in the Facilities Office. If you want to pay by credit card, please sign up online.

If you have any questions about classes or about general policies and procedures, please contact the Facilities Administrative Assistant and Extension Coordinator.

Spring 2020 Program Offerings

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  • ARTS & CRAFTERS

    Grades K-3

    Arts & Crafters celebrates the creativity in all of us! Students will craft their way through weekly projects using a variety of artmaking media and techniques. Come join us for all of these arts and crafty projects plus way more.  (Max. 20 students)
  • DRAMA

    Grades DK-5

    MUSIC-DANCE & DRAMA and FUN! This non-competitive class is designed to teach your child the basic elements of the stage in the context of a musical production. Each child has his/her "own" character while being part of a whole team.
  • HIP-HOP/JAZZ

    Grades DK-2

    Are you ready to ROCK? Learn the basic techniques of dance and how to move to the beat. We promote a healthy lifestyle through fun, physical activity that encourages self expression through music and movement. This is a performance-based class, designed to help students gain confidence and self-esteem. We teach age-appropriate dance routines to pop music and classics from the past! We put on a rockin' performance in costumes on the last day for family and friends to enjoy!
  • PROFESSOR EGGHEAD SUPERHEROES

    Grades DK-4

    Calling all Eggheads to the lab with the SCIENCE SYMBOL! Eggheads become science superheroes this session as they bend their vision, learn about super smelling, crazy illusions, ultrasonic hearing tons more! Each week, Eggheads will learn the science behind super strength and all the other things our superheroes need, and take home their experiment to help them be super themselves! At the end of the session, every Egghead will become an official Science Superhero a Degree to prove it! (Max. 14 students)
  • ROCKSTAR

    Grades K-1

    Crank that bass up to 11 and plug in those guitars, because the show is about to start! Professional rock musicians teach kids how to play the guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, compose songs, and perform their favorite Rock 'n Roll hits. In this music immersive class, students will be guided through the most essential elements of musicality: value, rhythm, group awareness, original songwriting, lyric composition, and even how to read and write basic guitar tablature. This introductory class will give your child a true RockSTAR experience that culminates with an end-of-session rock-out performance at school. Participation in this groundbreaking class harnesses the cognitive, social and creative benefits of music education in a format that is perfect for EVERY child. All instruments are provided and no previous experience is required in order to participate. (Max. 7 students)
  • BEGINNER CHESS

    Grades K-6

    CHESS—the greatest board game! Come learn how to play the game of KINGS (and QUEENS!) Students will learn the rules, basic strategies and tactics, and how to checkmate their opponent’s king. CHECKMATE!
  • ADVANCED CHESS

    Grades 1-6

    This class teaches advanced chess strategy, tactics and openings. The first 30 mins. of class is a detailed lesson and the second 30 mins. is free play where the students put what they learned into practice by playing against fellow classmates. (Note: this class is open to students who have taken two sessions of beginning chess or students who play tournament chess).
  • CODING

    Grades K-3

    You're never too young to code with Scratch Jr.! Learn how to think computationally through hands-on activities and MIT's Scratch Jr. visual programming language. Students will engage in computational thinking by learning how to break down complex problems into smaller parts, recognize patterns within their environment and create algorithms to define solutions to accomplish their goals. Students will make their own animations and games in Scratch Jr.'s easy-to-grasp interface and express their creative voice through their very own code. (Max 12 students)

  • PERSIAN 101

    Grades K-6

    This course offers a communicative approach to learning Persian language and culture through an interactive teaching style to help students develop all five language skills:  listening, speaking, reading, writing and cultural introduction. (Max. 15 students)
  • ADVANCED DEBATE

    Grades 5-6

    This course will build upon fundamental debate skills and offer the opportunity to advance participants' debate knowledge and skills. Participants will dive more deeply into debate topics and get more experience practicing parliamentary debate. This course is for returning debate extension students as well as new debaters. For new debaters, we start with a crash course in fundamental debate skills so beginners can then join returning debaters in research and practice rounds. Please note that participation in the course does not guarantee an invitation to 6th-grade competitive debate team. (Max 24 students)
  • SEWING

    Grades K-4

    Learn how to hand sew and embroider with Miss Shannon’s Sewing. Projects include a cloud emoji, butterfly, nature embroidery and llama pillow. All materials and sewing kit included.  (Max. 18 students) 
  • CERAMICS

    Grades K-5

    Students will make original projects from fresh clay. Techniques such as coiling, slab building, and pinching will be explored. Once painted and fired, your artwork will spring to life from our kiln and into your home. Sculpting and painting techniques will be covered, and creativity is encouraged. Join us for all the fun! (Max. 24 students)
  • CHOPPED (K-1)

    Grades K-1

    Culinary Kids Academy is a revolutionary program that combines math, science and history into fun and yummy cooking workshops! CKA builds independence, boosts self-esteem, produces adventurous and healthy eaters, promotes responsibility, advances academic growth, teaches valuable life skills and is a flat-out BLAST! Join CKA's take on the Food Network's popular competition cooking show, "CHOPPED." This intro class will concentrate on developing fine motor and other skills geared specifically for our younger chefs. (Max. 16 students)
  • CHOPPED MASTERS (2-5)

    Grades 2-5

    Culinary Kids Academy is a revolutionary program that combines math, science and history into fun and yummy cooking workshops! CKA builds independence, boosts self-esteem, produces adventurous and healthy eaters, promotes responsibility, advances academic growth, teaches valuable life skills and is a flat-out BLAST! Join CKA's take on the Food Network's popular competition cooking show, "CHOPPED"! CHOPPED MASTERS will make your child look like a professional sous chef. (Max. 20 students)

  • HOMEWORK CLUB

    Grades 3-6

    Homework Club is an opportunity for students to have a structured and supervised environment in which to complete their homework. The teacher is available to answer questions, work out difficulties, and create a study environment without distractions. Homework Club is ideal for students who need a little support with their homework.
  • MARTIAL ARTS

    Grades DK-4

    Join this exciting martial arts program with Master Richard Alonzo and increase your focus, respect, and self-discipline! Master Alonzo's teaching method combines wit and humor with challenging physical activities to further develop strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. Students will be tested and can earn belts at the end of the session. Don't miss out! (Max 21 students)
  • TENNIS

    Grades K-4

    Come serve it up with TGA Premier Youth Tennis. Join this 5-level fun and innovative program that includes games, drills and physical fitness activities that improve motor skills, agility and hand-eye coordination. Sign up and learn the rules and etiquette of tennis and give yourself the building blocks for future achievement on the tennis court and in life.

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    Mrs. Christine Sorfazian 

    Facilities Administrative Assistant and Extension & Summer Programs Coordinator
    (310) 889-3718