Youth Science Center
Geared toward our Kindergarten through 4th grade lions, the Youth Science Center brings the excitement of science to the SML campus. This six-week after school program focuses on astronomy, chemistry, Earth science, ecology, geology, and physics as the students participate in projects like creating astronaut food, building a hot air balloon, and making their own seed paper.
Fall Session for Kindergarten through 2nd graders on Thursdays from 9/14-10/26.
Fall Session for 3rd through 4th graders on Thursdays from 9/14-10/26.
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Open to Kindergarten through 4th graders, Academic Chess promotes the merits of chess among kids by using stories, dances, and catchy songs to make the game exciting and easy to understand. After seven-weeks of after school on-campus instruction, all students participate in a tournament.
Fall Session for Kindergarten through 4th graders on Tuesdays from 9/12-10/31.
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Play-Well STEM Fundamentals
With classes open to 1st through 8th graders, Play-Well offers St. Mark’s students the opportunity to explore concepts in engineering and architecture – all while using LEGOs! This six-week on campus workshop introduces projects that allow students to work in a collaborative, creative, and fun environment.
Fall Session for 1st through 8th graders on Mondays from 9/11-10/16.
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Windtree Education: Engineering and Digital Art
Windtree Education inspires Kindergarten through 4th grade students to become future science and technology leaders. Through hands-on exploration, students will test components of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and digital studio art. As they explore electrical and mechanical components, they will build deeper understandings of mathematical and scientific concepts.
Fall Session is for Kindergarten through 4th graders on Wednesdays from 9/13-11/1.
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“Cooking With Kids”
“Cooking With Kids” is a once monthly class after school that teaches 3rd-8th graders the basics of proper kitchen etiquette, kitchen safety, knife safety, proper food handling, and, of course, how to prepare some yummy food. During this two-hour class led by Ms. Ferrini, students may learn how to prepare a main dish, an appetizer, and/or a dessert depending on the theme that month. When class is over, they will have a dish to take home to share with their families.
“What Are We Creating”
“What Are We Creating” is an after school program led by our art teacher, Ms. Ferrini, with classes once per month that provides a safe and fun environment for kids to create. During a two-hour session, 2nd-8th graders learn about a new artistic process that they will then use to complete an activity such as cupcake decorating, tie-dying, making slime, or putting together a holiday floral arrangement – the possibilities are endless! When class is over, they will have a finished product to take home to show their parents/guardians.