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Charleston Day School

Charleston Day School

After School Program

Extended Day Offerings

Students have the opportunity to explore their interests through a wide variety of after-school classes. Previous classes have included cooking, knitting, yoga, clay sculpture, photography, painting, guitar, surfing and comic book writing, to name a few.

The After School Program for Charleston Day students is offered Monday through Thursday from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. and Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Activities include playground time, library time, study hall, and several optional classes. A snack is also included for students staying for After School. The charge is $5.00 for the first half hour and $2.50 for each half-hour thereafter and is billed monthly.

To register for classes, or for additional information about the After School Activities program, contact Eric Getter at  (843) 377-0315 or email eric.getter@charlestonday.org

 

INTRODUCTION TO THEATER

Imagine! Interact! Improvise! In this exciting 8-week class, students will learn the basics of theater and storytelling through dramatic play and creative drama.

CHESS

Learn chess skills while also developing self-directed learning and improvement strategies applicable to chess, the classroom, and beyond!

SURFING

Learn water safety, surf etiquette, ocean knowledge, and of course, surfing techniques! All experience levels welcome!

TECHNOLOGY, DESIGN, AND THE ARTS

Students will code on Scratch, a block coding website developed at M.I.T. that engages creativity, logical thinking, and sequencing. Students will also build their own game controllers and virtual musical instruments using conductive materials!

BOAT-BUILDING

Through this class students will construct a nearly 12-foot long wooden skiff. Participants will learn explicit boat-building skills, math and science principles behind boat-building, as well as cooperation, communication, creativity, and critical thinking.

GROUP GUITAR

Students will learn how to play chords, fingerpicking-style classical guitar, and an introduction to the 12-bar blues. Beginners to advanced players welcome!

YOUTH CHOIR

Open to students grades K-8, choir students are provided with a quality music education, in addition to an authentic choral experience, culminating in a choral performance!

ROCK BAND

Students will be brought together to form a band consisting of keyboards, guitar, percussion, and vocals. Using professional equipment and instruments, young musicians will get a taste of what it means to be a real band member while expanding their musical education.

ART: CLAY SUPERHEROS

Students will create their favorite (or their own made-up) superhero out of clay.

ART: CREATE TO SAVE

Piggy Banks are no longer limited to the pig shape! Come create your own “piggy bank” out of clay by creating any animal you want.

ART: SOPHISTICATED STAMPS

Students learn how to use linoleum blocks to create unique and fun prints!

ART: IMAGINATION COMES ALIVE

Students will create unique and colorful layered prints using linoleum blocks!

ART: BROWN BEAR, BROWN BEAR STORIES

Inspired by Eric Carle’s children’s book “Brown Bear Brown Bear, What Do You See,” students will create their own paper animal collages to make their own stories!

ART: PAINT REMIX

Students will be able to experience the incredibly fun and gorgeous world of “paint pouring.” They will learn how to mix their materials to create vibrant and abstract paintings.

ART: CLAY MINIONS

In this class students create their own minion out of clay!

ART: CLAY KINGDOM

Students have the opportunity to create the zoo animal of their choice out of clay!

ART: PHOTO SAFARI

Explore Charleston while learning and creating gorgeous photographs!

ART: PAINTING SAFARI

Students will learn about composition, light, and perspective by painting different scenes from around Charleston with watercolors!

PRIVATE VIOLIN LESSONS

Learn violin from an experienced violin instructor.

PRIVATE GUITAR LESSONS

learn guitar from an experienced guitar instructor.

PRIVATE PIANO LESSONS

learn piano from an experienced piano instructor.

 

 

 

Meet the After School Care Team

Eric Getter

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