Academics

Lower School Extended Day Care & Enrichment

Extended Day Care

Our Extended Day Care (EDC) program provides supervised extended play before and after school. We offer this program as a convenience for working parents, but it also provides the opportunity for any student to benefit from and enjoy unstructured play with peers before and after school.

While monitoring the play areas, supervisors try to ensure fairness as well as protect the well-being and self-esteem of every student. EDC is available from 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. to all Lower School families free of charge. If you have questions regarding Extended Day Care, please contact Garrett Crosby.

Enrichment Program Descriptions

    • Fall Enrichment Details

2021 Fall Courses

After School Program Team

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Garrett Crosby

    Garrett Crosby 

    Associate Dean of Students, Pre-K – Grade 6
    Ext. 271
  • Photo of Lisa Ortiz Najafi

    Lisa Ortiz Najafi 

    Accounts Receivable Manager
    Ext. 107

Academic

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  • American Sign Language (2nd & 3rd)

    Day: Tuesdays
    Enrollment Fee: $400 
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Grades: 2nd & 3rd 
    Instructor: Gaby Krasny

    In this exciting American Sign Language course, students will learn the ASL alphabet, numbers, food, animals, emotions, places, how to have conversations using ASL, deaf history, and so much more! Sign language is such a valuable and incredibly fun language! Let's get signing!
  • American Sign Language (4th-6th)

    Day: Thursdays
    Enrollment Fee: $400 
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Grades: 4th-6th
    Instructor: Gaby Krasny

    In this exciting American Sign Language course, students will learn In this exciting American Sign Language course, students will learn the ASL alphabet, numbers, food, animals, emotions, places, how to have conversations using ASL, deaf history, and so much more! Sign language is such a valuable and incredibly fun language! Let's get signing!
  • Book Club (Pre-K & K)

    Day: Mondays
    Enrollment Fee: $400 
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. 
    Grades: Pre-K & Kindergarten
    Instructor: Cecilia Falk

    If you love stories, join me this fall for a fun-filled and educational Book Club. Each week we will read a book and follow up with a comprehension and/or STEAM activity related to the story. The students will learn and practice reading strategies to help them become better readers while having fun!
  • Book Club (1st & 2nd)

    Day: Thursdays
    Enrollment Fee: $400 
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. 
    Grades: 1st & 2nd
    Instructor: Cecilia Falk

    If you love stories, join me this fall for a fun-filled and educational Book Club. Each week we will read a book and follow up with a comprehension and/or STEAM activity related to the story. The students will learn and practice reading strategies to help them become better readers while having fun!
  • Jr. Academic Workshops

    Day: Mondays and Thursdays
    Enrollment Fee: $400 
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Grades: Pre-Kindergarten - 1st  
    Instructor: Margaux Veralrud

    Join Mrs. V for a fun and strong start to the school year! Each child will receive individual attention while also getting the chance to learn in a supportive group environment. Students will enjoy a variety of activities and centers that build each week to strengthen their basic reading and math skills. Students will also gain study skills, improve confidence, and learn to work toward specific learning goals. Perfect for new students and returning students who want to feel more confident in the classroom!

Art

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  • Creation Station

    Day: Tuesdays
    Enrollment Fee: $400 
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Grades: Kindergarten - 2nd
    Instructor: Juliana Beeman

    This class is designed to bring out the imagination in your child. We will start each class with a guided lesson, such as salt painting, yarn art, and calming glitter bottles. The rest of the class will be spent using different materials for your child to create independently. From feathers and clay to rocks and gems, your child will be given the ability to explore and foster their own artistic talents.
  • Drawing and Painting for Beginners

    Day: Mondays
    Enrollment Fee: $400 
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Grades: Pre-K - 2nd
    Instructor: Kayla Okui 


    This course is for students who are interested in exploring their artistic and creative side through painting. Students are guided throughout each step of the creative process while learning all about color theory and how to use different types of art materials. Lessons and projects will range each week and your child will be able to take home a piece of art they created!
  • Drawing and Painting for Intermediate

    Day: Wednesdays
    Enrollment Fee: $400 
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Grades: 3rd - 6th
    Instructor: Kayla Okui 


    The Drawing and Painting Intermediate class are for students in 3rd through 6th Grade. In this class, students continue building their knowledge on the different art materials and associated techniques. Each week, we create projects inspired by famous works of art and learn about the artist behind them. Students complete one piece of art every two to three classes. The teacher walks the students through each step of the creative process.
  • Imaginative Lenses

    Day: Tuesdays
    Enrollment Fee: $400 
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Grades: 2nd & 3rd
    Instructor: Rachel Rubenstein

    Put on your lenses and use your imagination to embark on unique, age-appropriate adventures and explore the many wonders of our creative minds. Where will your mind take you next? We will focus on creating storylines, visual images, and pieces of art that are unique to each student. Let your imagination run wild!
  • Young Artists

    Day: Fridays
    Enrollment Fee: $400 
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Grades: 2nd - 4th
    Instructor: Addison Little

    Young Artists encourages your child to develop their artistic talents and self-expression. Through mediums such as painting, drawing, sculpture, and more, students will be able to explore their creativity for a rewarding and enriching experience. Take home a new project each week, such as Salt Art Painting, Snowflake Art, and Black Scratch Art.

Dance and Yoga

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  • Choreography

    Day: Fridays
    Enrollment Fee: $475
    Time: 3:30 p.m.-4:15 p.m. 
    Grades: 3rd - 6th
    Instructor: Jessica Steinhart

    Dancers will learn how to build choreography and the story around it through using shapes, style, technique, as well as express their creativity and breath life into their ideas. The class will choreograph their own pieces that will be performed by the dancers in the class. It is recommended that dancers have previous dance training (at Sierra Canyon, gymnastics/cheerleading, or at a dance studio).

    Dance Company is an in-house dance studio experience. This year-long enrichment program runs from August 25-April 29. Our annual recital performance will be in the Upper Campus Gym on Sunday, May 1, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Dress Rehearsal will be Sunday, April 24, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  
  • Dance Company A & B

    Day: Wednesdays
    Enrollment Fee: $475
    Time: 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. 
    Grades: 3rd-6th
    Instructor: Jessica Steinhart

    This class is a conceptual choreography-based class that is for dancers looking to challenge their knowledge and training as well as their creativity. Students will learn more difficult combinations and skills while developing finesse and classic style. elements of dance while strengthening coordination, building body awareness, and increasing technique as well as aid in exploring not only genres but of different dance styles such as Fosse jazz, modern dance, Broadway dancing, contemporary, etc. Dancers will gain an understanding of where the style they are studying came from, who pioneered the style, and where this style is being performed today. All while learning a new technique and strengthening their own fundamental technique.

    Dance Company is an in-house dance studio experience. This year-long enrichment program runs from August 25-April 29. Our annual recital performance will be in the Upper Campus Gym on Sunday, May 1, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Dress Rehearsal will be Sunday, April 24, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  
  • Hello Namaste

    Day: Mondays
    Enrollment Fee: $400
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Grades: 3rd - 6th 
    Instructor: Morgan Kaminsky

    Yoga is a mind and body practice. Students will improve their strength, balance attention, and coordination through fun yoga games, challenging yoga sequences as well as partner and group poses, learn various styles of yoga that combine physical postures and stretches, and meditation or relaxation. Students don’t need to have a certain level of fitness or flexibility to try yoga. Yoga class will have a “pose of the day” that will be described in detail for the students and students will set goals for themselves for the class.
  • Jr. Dance Company

    Day: Tuesdays
    Enrollment Fee: $475
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Grades: 1st & 2nd  
    Instructor: Jessica Steinhart

    This level of dance company begins to blend the foundations of dance and technique with a faster pace movement and style. This class will focus on learning proper dance techniques such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality, and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Learning skills that will allow the students to experience each style of dance while improving their flexibility, sense of rhythm, and overall coordination.

    Dance Company is an in-house dance studio experience. This year-long enrichment program runs from August 25-April 29. Our annual recital performance will be in the Upper Campus Gym on Sunday, May 1, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Dress Rehearsal will be Sunday, April 24, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  
  • Musical Theatre

    Day: Thursdays
    Enrollment Fee: $475
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Grades: 2nd-6th  
    Instructor: Jessica Steinhart

    At the beginning of the semester, we will hone our acting skills through learning scenes and playing improvisation games, learn choreography from some of the hit musicals, and sing songs from all our favorites. After sharpening our skills, we will dive into the world of the hit Broadway show “Hairspray” through the three elements of Musical Theatre: acting/dancing/singing. Each performer will master a character and create the world of the 1960’s “Hairspray" in our yearly performance.

    Dance Company is an in-house dance studio experience. This year-long enrichment program runs from August 25-April 29. Our annual recital performance will be in the Upper Campus Gym on Sunday, May 1, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Dress Rehearsal will be Sunday, April 24, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  
  • Tiny Toes

    Day: Mondays
    Enrollment Fee: $475 
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. 
    Grades: Pre-K & Kindergarten
    Instructor: Jessica Steinhart 

    Dancers will enjoy this interactive class that builds on basic movements then quickly moves into technique and terminology. This Hip-Hop, Ballet, and Jazz class includes an introduction to proper warm-ups and stretches combined with across-the-floor progressions and mini combinations. The Jazz portion builds on what 4-6-year-olds already know i.e. skipping, hopping, leaping, etc while also building on the proper “dance way” to execute those same steps. The Ballet portion of class includes an introduction to the ballet barre and learning more challenging steps as well as Ballet terminology plies, tendu, passe, etc. This class is not only a great introduction for students just developing their coordination but for dancers who are exciting to start dancing at Sierra Canyon. 

    Dance Company is an in-house dance studio experience. This year-long enrichment program runs from August 25-April 29. Our annual recital performance will be in the Upper Campus Gym on Sunday, May 1, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Dress Rehearsal will be Sunday, April 24, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  
  • Tiny Yogi

    Day: Wednesdays
    Enrollment Fee: $400
    Time: 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Grades: Pre-Kindergarten - 2nd
    Instructor: Morgan Kaminsky

    Yoga is a mind and body practice. Students will learn how to focus and center themselves with various breathing and visualization techniques. They will also learn self-respect and respect for others with the practice of fun and challenging poses and lots of yoga games. Yoga class will have a “pose of the day” which will be described and shown for the student to learn and practice the pose. 

Miscellaneous

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  • Chess

    Day: Thursdays
    Enrollment Fee: $400
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Grades: 1st - 6th
    Instructor: Parker Anderson

    We introduce chess to students in a fun and exciting way! For all students and all levels, we teach students to play chess and help them succeed in school by stimulating their problem-solving skills, analytical skills, and critical thinking. Includes exclusive booklets and worksheets.  Win certificates, medals, and trophies!
  • Green Team (Free)

    Day: Mondays
    Enrollment Fee: Free! 
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Grades: 3rd-6th  

    Join Mr. Johnson as we care for our school garden, clean up our campus, and learn how to be a difference-maker as we take care of our planet. Students will join once a week to enjoy fun hands-on activities and environmental learning.
  • Kid's Cooking Academy

    Day: Mondays 
    Enrollment Fee: $400 
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Grades: Pre-K - 2nd
    Instructor: Parker Anderson

    Kids will tantalize their taste buds and have fun with food! Different recipes each week from appetizers to entrees, snacks, desserts, and more! Learn about nutrition, dining etiquette, and cooperation skills in this scrumptious class!
  • Magic

    Day: Wednesdays
    Enrollment Fee: $400
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Grades: 1st - 6th
    Instructor: Parker Anderson

    Ever wonder how a Magician does a magic trick? This class unlocks some of the secrets to the techniques of magic. Students will gain skills in acting, comedy, and memorization that are essential to a magician's performance. They will use a variety of normal household items such as cards, coins, cups and balls, and rope, and learn cool simple tricks!
  • Music Theory

    Day: Fridays
    Enrollment Fee: $400 
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Grades: 3rd - 6th
    Instructor: Christine Nguyen

    This course will teach basic music theory concepts such as learning about the different clefs, notes, meters, how to read sheet music, scales, and key signatures. We will learn basic pop/rock songs on instruments like guitar, bass, piano, and drums, and learn more about how to play in an ensemble.

Science & Technology

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  • Creative Tech

    Day: Thursdays
    Enrollment Fee: $400 
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Grades: 3rd - 6th
    Instructor: Megan Wong

    This course is designed to provide a creative outlet for your child to experiment and explore the world of technology. Students will participate in creative projects that will inspire their imagination and build confidence! This class is open to students at all skill levels.
  • LEGO Robotics

    Day: Tuesdays
    Enrollment Fee: $400 
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Grades: Pre-Kindergarten - 2nd
    Instructor: Parker Anderson

    Students build new and different projects each week as they graduate from simple machines to motorized mechanisms, to robotics with basic programming.  They'll learn all about engineering principles such as gears, wheels, axles, levers, and pulleys.  This class is as fun as it is educational!
  • Rocket Science and Astronomy

    Day: Fridays
    Enrollment Fee: $400 
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Grades: Pre-Kindergarten - 3rd
    Instructor: Parker Anderson

    Ready, set, blast off!  Explore the Universe as we launch everything from Film Canister Rockets, to Water Bottle Blasters, Business Card Boomerangs, and much more! Our adventures will take us to Titan, Mars, and a Galactic Cluster as we learn about comets, constellations, and our galaxy! This class is out of this world!
  • Typing Ninjas

    Day: Tuesdays
    Enrollment Fee: $400 
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Grades: 3rd - 6th
    Instructor: Jocelyn Robertshaw

    Typing Ninjas is a great way to get students excited about typing while learning the keyboarding basics necessary for future academic requirements. Learn to touch-type on the computer keyboard using proper techniques while improving alphabet recognition, dexterity, and familiarity with technology. Challenge yourself each time as you begin to develop speed and accuracy skills. Earn Typing Ninja Belts Certificates and level up as you proceed to mastery.

Sports

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  • Basketball Clinic

    Day: Mondays
    Enrollment Fee: $400 
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Grades: 3rd-6th
    Instructor: Jordan Sneed

    Whether you are new to the game or a veteran player – come out and have fun running drills, learning plays, and practicing with your friends.
  • Intermediate Golf

    Day: Thursdays
    Enrollment Fee: $400 
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Grades: 2nd-6th
    Instructors: Ian Dobbs

    Intermediate Golf allows students in 2nd through 6th Grade to improve their golf skills. The coach will teach and engage students in the fundamentals such as grip, putting, chipping, and full swing, while encouraging them to develop their hand-eye coordination and improve their motor skills.
  • Intro to Golf

    Day: Tuesdays 
    Enrollment Fee: $400 
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Grades: Pre-Kindergarten - 1st 
    Instructor: Ian Dobbs

    Intro to Golf allows students in Pre-Kindergarten through 1st Grade to be introduced to the game of golf. The coach will teach and engage students in the fundamentals such as grip, putting, chipping, and full swing, while encouraging them to develop their hand-eye coordination and improve their motor skills.
  • Jr. Outdoor Rec

    Day: Wednesdays
    Enrollment Fee: $400 
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Grades: Pre-Kindergarten - 2nd
    Instructor: Jordan Sneed

    Intramural is designed to create a fun environment for students in Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd Grade to participate in physical activity and gain new skills in a wide variety of sports such as soccer, kickball, basketball, and more. Our program will help your students develop their physical fitness, enhance positive competition, develop positive character, and give them opportunities to build their leadership skills.
  • Jr. Soccer Clinic

    Day: Mondays 
    Enrollment Fee: $400 
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Grades: Pre-K - 2nd
    Instructor: Natalie Ento

    Our Soccer Clinic provides students in Pre-K through 2nd Grade developmental soccer classes to teach them skills in a fun, engaging, and educational environment. Students will be taught techniques and fundamentals through various drills such as how to pass, dribble, and shoot, all the while improving their coordination, flexibility, and strength.  
  • Volleyball Clinic

    Day: Tuesdays
    Enrollment Fee: $400 
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Grades: Kindergarten - 3rd
    Intructor: Natalie Ento

    Our Volleyball Clinic provides students in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade developmental volleyball classes to teach them skills in a fun, engaging, and educational environment. Students will be taught techniques and fundamentals through various drills such as how to set, serve, and spike, all the while improving their coordination, flexibility, and strength. 
  • Young Ninjas

    Day: Fridays
    Enrollment Fee: $400 
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Grades: Pre-Kindergarten - 3rd  

    Dragons are powerful mythical creatures that soar through the air with immense intensity and energy. A beast that cannot ever be truly tamed, the dragon represents one of the highest levels one can achieve in Young Ninjas. Young Ninjas is a high energy program introducing children to fundamental martial arts elements, like blocks, kicks, strikes, and the all-important KI-YAH! Through skill training, fun games, creative challenges, and Pad work on foam targets, children develop self-confidence and learn to enjoy being physically active in a non-contact setting. KIYAH!
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Sierra Canyon School is a private, independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory school for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12 located in Chatsworth, California. The highly cosmopolitan campus community is reflective of the Greater Los Angeles area and the world at large. Students are empowered to realize their greatest creative, ethical, intellectual and physical promise through small class sizes, a diverse student-teacher culture and a family-like environment.