3rd Quarter Electives
January 8 - March 5, 2019
Tuesdays / Thursdays 8:30-3:30
Electives at R School include a variety of enrichment opportunities for students ages 5-14+. Students may register for individual classes, full days, or other flexible scheduling options.
New students must apply prior to registering for electives:
2-Day Quarterly Tuition: $1,199
1-Day Quarterly Tuition: $649
Individual Classes: $109-$195
*Pricing does NOT include the 3:45-5:00 after school classes.
Physical Education, Health & Fitness (ages 5-14+) Tuesday 8:30-9:45am)
Staying active is a lifelong pursuit, and finding hobbies that can provide regular activity is one of the keys to lifelong health and wellness. Students will design their own fitness courses and create innovative ways to stay active. And if that doesn’t work, we’ll just run stadium miles for an hour. Haha. Just kidding. Or R we?
Gardening (ages 5-8) Tuesday 10:00-11:15am
Students will plan, plant, tend, and harvest edible and non-edible plants for each growing season. Between gardening sessions, students will confront the issues facing our environment today, including threats of pesticides, pollution, habitat loss and other human impacts on the natural world around us. Students will learn what plants and animals need to survive, the importance of balanced ecosystems, and steps we can take to support the interconnected web of life around us and become better stewards of the Earth.
?? (ages 9-14+) Tuesday 10:00-11:15am
Art (ages 5-8) Tuesday 12:15-1:30pm
In this fun, interactive improv class, students will engage in the act of risk-taking in a safe environment and learn the art of “Yes, and . . .” Life can be messy, and so often, we expect everything to turn out perfectly, but in this class, students learn to expect the mess and then find ways to get through it (or around it).
Anyone Can Art (ages 10-14+) Tuesdays 12:15-1:30Pm
The next 9 weeks will be filled with projects showing us that everyone has creativity. We will be drawing inspiration from nature, household items, and our classmates to show that anything and anyone can be art. We will be learning about the color wheel and how to blend colors as well as contrasting colors. We will learn that art doesn’t have to be perfect and will learn about different artists, past and present, using them for inspiration. Jackson Pollock might make an appearance, so sending an oversized t-shirt wouldn’t be a bad idea! Everyone can art!
? (ages 5-8) Tuesday 1:45-3:00pm
Maker something (Ages 9-14+) Tuesday 1:45-3:00pm
Music (ages 5-14+) Thursday 8:30-9:45am
External distractions in our world pull our attention out of ourselves and away from our bodies/feelings, but how can students become more mindful of what is happening in their own bodies? By becoming the muse for their own music. In Muses for Music, students will learn the fundamentals of rhythm, melody, music appreciation, and how to find that own inner spring of creativity.
grammar bootcamp (Ages 9-14+) Thursday 8:30-9:45am
Cooking (ages 5-8 & 9-14) Thursday 10:00-11:15am & 12:15-1:30pm)
R School cooking classes are designed to encourage innovation, divergent thinking, independence, curiosity, and risk-taking, while fostering creativity, resilience, and flexibility -- all within a safe, encouraging, and delicious environment. This 9 weeks they will look at how flexible, edible, and creative salads can be.
Necessity is the mother of all invention: engineering clean water (ages 9-14+) Thursday 10:00-11:15am
Students will be introduced to the engineering and design process as they work together to design a solution to an engineering challenge. Students will explore the problem of water scarcity and learn how to evaluate water quality and improve it by creating filters. Then, they will engineer a process for reusing water that makes it safe and clean enough for people to use in a variety of extreme environments. By the end of the course, students will be ready to present what they learned about water resource engineering, water quality, and the Engineering Design Process by sharing the water reuse process that they have engineered.
$180 / quarter
Creative Movement (Ages 5-8) Thursday 12:15-1:30pm
Students in Creative Movement will explore movement through creative challenges, choreography, and more. All classes will include a warm-up & cool down that incorporate a fusion of dance styles, fun, age-appropriate movements, exercise, and yoga.
puppetry & the art of Storytelling (Ages 5-8) Thursday 1:45-3:00pm
This quarter, students will engage their imaginations through games and storytelling using simple puppets that can be created by the children themselves. Students will act out stories as part of retelling or adapting various children’s books.
?? (Ages 7-14+) Thursday 1:45-3:00pm