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Enrichment programs

Old School Montessori is proud to partner with the following providers for after school enrichment programs offered at our school. Please visit their respective websites, contact them directly, or call our school for more information.

 

Claytivity

Join the exciting world of Claytivity every Tuesday after school at OSM for Kindergarten and Elementary children. All materials provided. Students will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m.–4:20 p.m. or 4:25 p.m.–5:15 p.m.
 

Contact
Titina Youtsey
cyoutsey@osmkids.com
847-223-9606

 

Li’l Language Scholars Spanish Classes 

Adding Spanish to your curriculum is easy! We offer school-day curriculum for elementary ages. Our goal with Li’l Language Scholars is to offer young children the opportunity to learn a foreign language while their brains are the most adept at recognizing and learning it. 

Classes are taught by Paula Fortini, MS Ed. After working in the public schools for 20 years, she noticed a lack of foreign language instruction at the best age. She opened Li’l Language Scholars in June 2003.

Benefits:

  • Enroll any time, we will prorate your cost.
  • Phonetic guides on our website.
  • Progress reports every 8 weeks.
  • Automatic re-enrollment until you tell us differently.
  • Increased analytical thinking and intellect.
  • Greater sensitivity for listening, flexibility, and acceptance of others.
  • Better problem solving skills.
  • Teaches children to take risks.
  • They learn rapidly—the best time to offer foreign language is before age 10.
  • Bilingualism is extremely valued in our world today.
  • Our classes are just plain fun!

Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
 

Contact
Paula Fortini, MS Ed.
info@lilscholars.com
847-997-6438
www.lilscholars.com

 

Chess scholars

Chess Scholars training program is based on our unique Chess Belts® system with a gradual step-by-step increase in the difficulty of material. This system enables us to quickly teach children the rules of chess, enhance their understanding of the game, as well as take them to a higher chess skill level.

Our curriculum is well-suited for the needs of young students. Children love our Chess Belts system. We also have a special point system designed to avoid discouraging young beginners. We work with students of all levels, including complete beginners.

We always design our instruction to best fit the needs of the group and to ensure students’ fastest chess progress as well as their enjoyment of chess. Typically, we divide the time about equally between teaching and guided practice games. In some cases, we split up the group into two parts, when the students’ range of skills is too wide.

Thursdays, 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
 

Contact
Chess Scholars
info@chessscholars.com
847-482-9999

 

Amazing Athletes

The Amazing Athletes program is specifically designed to enhance your child's learning experience through movement. At Amazing Athletes, your child will learn the basic fundamentals and mechanics of two sports per session, while also building self-confidence, practicing teamwork, and improving seven key areas of motor development.

Fridays, 3:30 p.m.–4:10 p.m.
 

Contact
Rory Levine
rory@amazingathletes.com
312-209-1158
www.amazingathletes.com

 

 

sticky fingers cooking Allows young chefs to: Explore new tastes – all fresh and globally inspired. Learn culinary skills. Nourish their bodies and minds. All tools, ingredients and expert chef instructor provided. We come to you! Mondays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. - Elementary  Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. - Primary    Contact Lucy Warenski Lucy@stickyfingerscooking.com https://stickyfingerscooking.com/school-programs/illinois/ 303-648-4078

sticky fingers

Letting children discover and unleash their inner chef!  

Sticky Fingers Cooking allows young chefs to:

  • Explore new tastes – all fresh and globally inspired.
  • Learn culinary skills.
  • Nourish their bodies and minds.

All tools, ingredients, and expert chef instruction provided. We come to you!

Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. - Primary

Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. - Elementary

Contact
Lucy Warenski
www.stickyfingerscooking.com
303-648-4078
lucy@stickyfingerscooking.com

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young Rembrandts

With Young Rembrandts, children gain the following skills:

  • Fine motor skills (handwriting)
  • Attention to detail and focus
  • Process, order, and completion
  • Visual discrimination
  • Time on task
  • Visual-spatial organizational skills
  • Sequencing
  • Expanded image vocabulary
  • Persistence and follow through
  • Patience, discipline, and manners
  • Increased self-esteem and confidence

Mondays, 3:30 p.m.-4:15 p.m. - Primary

Mondays, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. - Elementary

Contact
Nehal Acharya
www.youngrembrandts.com
224-545-7047
nwlake@youngrembrandts.com

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Let's Build It - Engineering

STEM Learning

Let's Build It Robotics – Gears and Gizmos! Open to grades 1-6. Design and build your own robots! Your child will explore the field of robotics through a series of exciting and dynamic lessons. Students will learn about mechanical engineering as they construct and use robots to complete tasks and engage in competitions. A variety of topics will be covered including gear ratios, electricity, rotation, friction, force, transmitters and LEDs. This course gives students the opportunity to experience the captivating world of robotics in an inviting and fun environment. No previous experience is necessary; both new and returning participants are welcome! Each participant will receive an award on the last day of the session, and will have the opportunity to earn Energy Belts by demonstrating their learned skills.  See promotional video here-- Let's Build It - Robotics.

Fridays, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Contact
Afterschool Enrichment Solutions
www.learningmeansfun.com
847-482-9999
info@learningmeansfun.com

stage stars

Acting is Fun!

Your time to shine, it's acting time! In Stage Stars, children will learn theater terms, play games, and act in short skits. During theater games, students will use their creativity to communicate and improvise. The carefully selected skits are based on folk tales that teach cooperation and positive moral values.  Every student will have the opportunity to play at least one lead role per session. Also, Stage Stars participants can earn prizes for identifying and explaining parts of a skit and goals of the characters. Each child will receive a participation award. Parents are invited to attend the final performance on the last day of class!  Open to grades 1-5.

Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Contact
Afterschool Enrichment Solutions
www.learningmeansfun.com
847-482-9999
info@learningmeansfun.com