After School Programs at SEA

offer families the flexibility of engaging and meaningful care for their children when the school day ends. With a variety of options from 3:25 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., many families take advantage of these programs and students are eager to spend additional time with classmates and friends.

Extended Day

During Extended Day, students enjoy a snack, work on homework, and spend time with friends. 
Extended Day staff members supervise the completion of homework and can provide some learning support. Students who have music instruction or formal tutoring outside of Extended Day are escorted to their lessons at the appropriate times and can return to Extended Day upon completion. Extended Day staff members make every attempt to take children outside to play every day. In the winter, students with boots, a warm jacket, and appropriate outdoor accessories can play outside unless it’s extremely cold, and they even enjoy playing in the snow with appropriate weatherproof gear. 
Extended Day is open to students in Preschool – 5th Grade and offers a daily and half-daily rate. 

SEA Explorers

Families who enroll their children in our Extended Day Program have the opportunity to choose SEA Explorers enrichment experiences to extend learning and enhance the after school experience. SEA Explorer classes range from athletic instruction and cooking classes, to travelling programs from Pittsburgh institutions such as Phipps Conservatory and the Pittsburgh Zoo.  

Since SEA Explorers enrichment classes happen at varying times after school, many families enroll their children in the Extended Day program and select SEA Explorers courses as enhancements to the Extended Day experience.  Children are escorted to and from Extended Day to SEA Explorers courses based on each family’s choice. Class schedules change each trimester, and prices vary based on the class.    

Fall 2022 Courses

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  • Monday SEA Explorers Courses

    Classes run September 19th – December 9th, unless otherwise noted.

    Learning with Legos | Grades 1-5
    Tisa Schuit, $250, 3:45 – 4:45
    Each week, students will engage their creative brain while promoting fine motor skills, encouraging teamwork and developing problem-solving, planning and mathematical skills.
    Drills, Skills, and Thrills | Preschool – 5th Grade
     Hidden Gyms, PS-5, $250, 4:15 – 5:15
    Students will explore, learn, and compete in various sports. Each week students will focus on a different sport or recreational activity that will be a joy for all involved. Come out and compete in the thrilling world of sports!

    Brain Games
    | Grades 2-5
    Connie Martin, $250, 3:45 – 4:45
    Students will challenge their minds to think in different ways as they enjoy cards, skill games such as such as Qwirkle, Mastermind, Sequence, Connect 4, jigsaw puzzles and mind benders.

    Jewelry Making
    | Preschool – 5th Grade
    Libby Brown, $250, 4:15 – 5:15
    Students will learn how to make wearable Jewelry! Mixed metals, beads, and stones are just some of the materials we will use to create unique and functional jewelry pieces!
  • Tuesday SEA Explorers Courses

    Classes run September 19th – December 9th, unless otherwise noted.

    Fun in the Kitchen | Preschool – 5th Grade
    Theresa Wooton and Libby Brown, $250, 4:15 – 5:15
    Students will learn how to make healthy and delicious snacks while developing an understanding of measuring skills and various culinary techniques in a safe and supportive environment. Creativity is welcomed!

    Move and Groove | Preschool – 5th Grade
    Alyse Alexander, $250, 4:15 – 5:15
    Put a pep in your step as we dance the afternoon away. Whether it be Hip Hop, Country, Pop, or Rock, we will get your feet moving to the beat. Get ready to dance!

    Co-Ed Flag Football | Grades 2-5
    Jimyse Brown and Kevin Organ, $250, 4:15 – 5:15
    Join us as we introduce a wide range of skills including passing, receiving, and de-flagging. Students will learn from former/current collegiate and/or professional athletes while developing an understanding of offensive and defensive plays. Students will be encouraged to implement these skills into scrimmages and game-play situations. Groups are separated by grades/skill level to ensure all players experience a positive learning environment.

    Walk and Talk | Grades 3 – 5
    Ms. Patterson and Ms. Stiteler, $250, 3:45 – 4:45
    Do you like to walk? Do you like to talk? Get to know your friends a little better as you explore surrounding neighborhoods and talk about your day. Students will spend time off campus walking, talking, and visiting local parks!
  • Wednesday SEA Explorers Courses

    Classes run September 19th – December 9th, unless otherwise noted.

    Life Drawing
    | Grade 3-5
    Nurse Meghan, $250, 3:45 – 4:45
    This class is designed for all skill levels. From active sketching and gestural studies, to finished drawings and portrait sketches, students will investigate drawing the figure.  Students will learn about anatomy, proportion and form using line, shape, color and value to create meaningful and fun figure drawings. We will use a variety of different mediums including pencil, charcoal, pastel, and colored pencil. The class will use (clothed) models and photographs.
    S.E.A Fit | Preschool – 5th Grade
    Hidden Gyms, $250, 4:15 – 5:15
    Students perform a variety of bodyweight exercises and use light exercise equipment for a safe, fun, and entertaining workout!
    Mindful Movement | Grades 1-5
    Holly Adams, $250, 3:45 – 4:45
    Students will learn how to practice mental and physical well-being. This Mindful Movement class will allow children to check in with our bodies and get moving in a way that can help them lower stress, release energy, and strengthen Their mind-body connection.
    Sports Science | Preschool – 5th Grade
    Theresa Wooten, $250, 4:15 – 5:15
    Join us for fun sports-themed science experiments and investigations. Students will exercise their bodies and their minds as they navigate the complicated world that is Sports Science!
  • Thursday SEA Explorers Courses

    Classes run September 19th – December 9th, unless otherwise noted.

    Crazy 8’s Math
    | Grades 2-4
    Tisa Schuit, $250, 3:45 – 4:45
    Crazy 8’s is a recreational after-school math program that enables students to gain a conceptual understanding of their favorite math activities. Students will build a glow in the dark city, throw a beach ball party, become air traffic controllers and more! A recent study led by Johns Hopkins University psychologists shows that Crazy 8’s Math Club significantly reduces student’s feelings of math anxiety after 8 weeks of participation.
    E-Sports | Grades 2-5
    Alyse Alexander, $250, 4:15 – 5:15
    By exploring the growing field of E-Sports, students will develop skills for recreation and competitive play. The skills practiced and polished over the course of the program will prepare students for a multi-week tournament which will crown a final winner. Gamers of all levels are welcome.

    Kung Fu
    | Grades 1-5
    Master Win Win, $250, 3:45 – 4:45
    Students will have the opportunity to learn amazing self-defense moves and forms that you only see in movies like Kung Fu Panda, Karate Kid, Jackie Chan, and Jet Li.  Students will also gain confidence, discipline and respect through Chinese martial arts training.

    Sports Around the World
    | Preschool – 5th Grade
    Hidden Gyms, $250, 4:15 – 5:15
    Sports Around the World is focuses on the learning and participating of some of the most popular and creative sports in the world. Students will have the opportunity to explore sports that are popular in the States as well as other countries. Each week we will travel the world through sports. Some of the sports we will play this fall are (Flag Football (United States), Soccer (England), Basketball (United States) Sepak Takraw (Thailand), Kin-Ball (Quebec), and more! 
  • Friday SEA Explorers Courses

    Classes run September 19th – December 9th, unless otherwise noted.

    | Grades 2-5
    The Queen’s Gambit, $250, 3:45 – 4:45
    Students will experience chess in the form of lessons, games and competition. Chess combines concentration, planning, and forward thinking with playing and competing against an opponent. Each week, prepared lessons and exercises strengthen each student’s knowledge of chess. After many weeks of practice and stimulating chess games, the class will have a mini chess tournament with prizes for top players.
    Tennis | Preschool – 5th
    Coach “K”, $250, 3:45 – 4:45
    Join Coach “K” as he enthusiastically teaches the lifetime sport of tennis! Learn how to serve, volley, and improve your groundstrokes.
    Panda Pals | Kindergarten – 5
    Manhattan Mandarin, $250, 3:45 – 4:45
    This class will introduce students to the core elements of Chinese language through lessons built around games, activities, movement and stories. Students will progress through the course learning pronunciation, vocabulary, reading, writing, and listening, and will gain confidence in their ability to learn Chinese. Class will also feature interactive video and audio to help build language and cultural fluency.
    Little Medical School | Preschool – 1st
    Laura Stumpf, $250, 3:45 – 4:45
    The Little Medical School brings medicine, science and the importance of health to children in a fun and entertaining way. After “adopting” their very own plush puppy, students will role-play the key responsibilities of a veterinarian, including how to properly perform a nose-to-tail exam. These future veterinarians will learn how to sew stitches, remove ticks, make healthy treats, and vaccinate their dog.
    Note: This class will not meet on November 11th.
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