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 – 6th 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 2021 Courses

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  • Monday SEA Explorers Courses

    Classes run September 13 - December 17, unless otherwise noted.

    Crazy 8 Math

    Crazy 8s 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.

    WHO: 1st – 4th Grade Students
    COUNTS: Minimum =10; Maximum = 16
    WHEN: 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    COST: $150
    INSTRUCTOR: Amanda Smith
    Note - This class will meet for 8 weeks between 9/13 through 11/15. Class will not meet on 10/11 and 11/1.

    Flag Football with Hidden Gyms
    The Hidden Gyms Co-Ed flag football program introduces 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.
     
    WHO: 2nd – 8th Grade Students
    COUNTS: Minimum = 6
    WHEN: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    COST: $250
    INSTRUCTOR: Trey Cole

    Move and Groove Monday
    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 chuck and jive. 
     
    WHO: Preschool – 5th Grade Students
    COUNTS: Minimum = 6
    WHEN: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    COST: $250
    INSTRUCTOR: Jimyse Brown

    Brain Fitness - Games and Puzzles
    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.
     
    WHO: 2nd – 4th Grade Students
    COUNT: Minimum = 6
    WHEN: 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    COST: $195
    INSTRUCTOR: Connie Martin
     
    Knitting
    Students will learn the basic stiches, knit and purl, used in knitting to make a series of projects. The projects will include a washcloth, hat, and scarf.
     
    WHO: 4th – 8th Grade Students
    COUNTS: Minimum = 3
    WHEN: 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    COST: $195
    INSTRUCTOR: Holly Adams
  • Tuesday SEA Explorers Courses

    Classes run September 13 - December 17, unless otherwise noted.

    Fun in the Kitchen with Libby and Theresa (Early Childhood)
    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!

    WHO: Preschool, PreK, and Kindergarten
    COUNTS: Minimum =5
    WHEN: 3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    COST: $250
    INSTRUCTOR: Libby Brown and Theresa Wooten

    Little Wolves Basketball 
    Join our basketball program and turn your dreams into reality. Students will polish and improve their game of basketball by focusing on  skills such as ball handling, offense, defense, shooting, and game fundamentals. After joining the Little Wolves program, players will be ready dominate the basketball court! Students will be divided into groups according to age and skill level.

    WHO: Preschool - 5th Grade Students
    COUNTS: Minimum =5
    WHEN: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    COST: $235
    INSTRUCTOR: Jimyse Brown

    Fun in the Kitchen with Libby and Theresa (Lower School)
    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!

    WHO: 1st - 4th Grade Students
    COUNTS: Minimum =5
    WHEN: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    COST: $250
    INSTRUCTOR: Libby Brown and Theresa Wooten

    Beginner Chess
    Students are invited to learn how to play the strategic game of Chess! 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.
     
    WHO: Kindergarten – 8th Grade Students
    COUNTS: Minimum = 2
    WHEN: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    COST: $140
    INSTRUCTOR: Queen’s Gambit

    Little Medical School I and II
    The Little Medical School brings medicine, science and the importance of health to children in a fun and entertaining way. Through interactive demonstrations, crafts and games, students learn how the body and organs work, how to use doctors’ instruments and even how to administer first aid.
     
    WHO: 1st - 4th Grade Students
    COUNTS: Minimum = 5
    WHEN: 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    COST: $250
    INSTRUCTOR: Little Medical School
  • Wednesday SEA Explorers Courses

    Classes run September 13 - December 17, unless otherwise noted.

    Sports Around the World
    Join us as we travel the world through sports! Students will learn how to play some of the most popular and creative sports created in the world. Students will have the opportunity to explore sports and their origins that are popular in the United States as well as other countries.

    WHO: Preschool - 5th Grade Students
    WHEN: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    COST: $250
    INSTRUCTOR: Jimyse Brown

    Let it Rise (Early Childhood)
    Students will receive an introduction to cooking and learn how to make (and enjoy!) delicious bread and desserts from scratch.
     
    WHO: Preschool, PreK, and Kindergarten Students
    COUNTS: Minimum = 5
    WHEN: 3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    COST: $250
    INSTRUCTOR: Libby Brown and Theresa Wooten
     
    Let it Rise (Lower School)
    Students will receive an introduction to cooking and learn how to make (and enjoy!) delicious bread and desserts from scratch.
     
    WHO: 1st - 4th Grade Students
    COUNTS: Minimum = 5
    WHEN: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    COST: $250
    INSTRUCTOR: Libby Brown and Theresa Wooten
     
    S.E.A. Tank
    Bring your entrepreneur spirit to this fun, creative, and stimulating learning environment! Working together, students will learn how to win over a SEA Shark while gaining marketing knowledge and expertise. Instruction will focus on identifying the priority components of a strong marketing plan and selection of the product or service. Toward the end of the session, students will share their inventions with SEA Sharks and take their invention to the next level!
     
    WHO: 3rd – 8th Grade Students
    COUNTS: Minimum = 5
    WHEN: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    COST: $250
    INSTRUCTOR: Marcus Christian
  • Thursday SEA Explorers Courses

    Classes run September 13 - December 17, unless otherwise noted.

    Learning with LEGOs
    Each week, students will engage their creative brain while promoting fine motor skills, encouraging teamwork and developing problem-solving, planning and mathematical skills.
     
    WHO: 1st – 4th Grade Students
    COUNTS: Minimum = 5
    WHEN: 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    COST: $195
    INSTRUCTOR: Tisa Schuit
     
    Kung Fu
    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.
     
    WHO: 1st – 4th Grade Students 
    COUNTS: Minimum = 5
    WHEN: 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    COST: $195
    INSTRUCTOR: Hesheng Bao
     
    Mindful World
    Students enrolled in Mindful World will learn how to integrate mindfulness and art into their lives. Each class will focus on a particular value such as compassion, honesty, or peacemaking and a different country’s traditions from India to Ghana to Denmark. Each session includes a world folktale, a different style of mindfulness practice and a take home art activity.
     
    WHO: 1st – 5th Grade Students
    COUNTS: Minimum = 6
    WHEN: 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    COST: $250
    INSTRUCTOR: Bonnie Weiss

    Scrapbooking
    Students will learn how easy it is to make a scrapbook that will keep their memoires safe for a lifetime. Students will be asked to bring in their favorite photos. All other supplies will be provided, including a scrapbook album, themed paper, and stickers. Students will also learn how to use various tools such as corner rounders, paper punches, and border makers. Lettering techniques will also be taught. Students will take home their completed project at the end of the session.

    WHO: 1st – 5th Grade Students
    COUNTS: Minimum = 3
    WHEN: 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    COST: $195
    INSTRUCTOR: Melissa Stiteler
     
    S.E.A. Fit
    Our youngest learners will participate in various fitness activities such as zumba, kickboxing, aerobics, dance, yoga, and stretching. Students will learn proper fitness technique while gaining a positive self-image.

    WHO: Preschool, PreK, and Kindergarten Students
    COUNTS: Minimum = 5
    WHEN: 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    COST: $195
    INSTRUCTOR: Jody Henkel
  • Friday SEA Explorers Courses

    Classes run September 13 - December 17, unless otherwise noted.

    Advanced Beginner Chess
    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.
     
    WHO: Kindergarten – 8th Grade Students
    COUNTS: Minimum = 2
    WHEN: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    COST: $140
    INSTRUCTOR: Queens Gambit
     
    Tennis with Koach!
    Join Koach as he enthusiastically teaches the life time sport of tennis! Learn how to serve, volley, and improve your groundstrokes.

    WHO: K – 5th Grade Students
    COUNTS: Minimum = 8
    WHEN: 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    COST: $250
    INSTRUCTOR: Koach Tim Conroy
    Course will not meet on December 17.
     
    Strength and Agility
    Students will learn how to integrate isolated movement skills utilizing a combination of balance, coordination, speed, reflexes, strength,  and endurance. Students will participate in age appropriate groups.
      
    WHO: Preschool – 5th Grade Students
    COUNTS: Minimum = 8
    WHEN: 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    COST: $250
    INSTRUCTOR: Jimyse Brown

    Panda Pals: Learn Mandarin Chinese  
    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.
     
    WHO: Preschool, PreK, and Kindergarten Students
    COUNTS: Minimum = 3
    WHEN: 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    COST: $195
    INSTRUCTOR: Manhattan Mandarin
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