After School Programs

After School Enrichment Programs

Hudson Montessori offers several After School Enrichment Programs comprised of a variety of extracurricular classes offered throughout the week for the convenience of our school’s parents and children. A number of these programs are run by outside organizations for an additional fee. In addition, there is a one-time Registration Fee of $25.00. The After School Enrichment Programs are optional and separate from the Extended Day Program.

Spring 2018 After School Programs

To register for programs listed in the following section please click on the link that follows each.

3D Printing & Design          Wednesdays 3:15-4:00, Ages KG-6th Grade         Session 3 Fee: $199 for 7 classes         

Register For 3D Printing & Design Here

This program will introduce students to core ideas about technology and engineering through problem-based learning (PBL). Students will work on several design challenges and reflect on the process used to solve them. The course will introduce students to TinkerCAD & then understand the role it plays in 3D printing & Design. In addition, students will observe the influence 3D printing technology will have in solving real-world problems. Furthermore, this course will educate students on the importance of being advocates for themselves and others.


  • Introduction to 3D printing Design (CAD)
  • 3D Printing Design Challenge 1 “Solve something that impacts the world you live in”
  • 3D Printing Design Challenge 1 “Extension on how the student solved their problem and future ideas for greater results”

Price also includes:

  • 3D Prints
  • 1 free monthly membership trial at PicoTech Institute- $99 value
  • Students are also invited to our quarterly membership community nights to present what they learned to the community & peers

If you have any questions regarding PicoTech Institute, please contact Mr. Michael at


Chess          Wednesdays, 3:15-4:15, Ages 5+         Session 3 Fee: $175 for 7 classes               

Register For Chess Here

Your children will be coached by an internationally renowned master who has won many championships and titles. She is a highly experienced teacher, bringing fun and laughter to Chess. This class is offered to ages 5+.

Please note: The 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM class is now closed. Registration for the 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM class is open. A minimum of 8 children need to enroll for the 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM class to be held.

If you have any questions regarding Chess class, please contact Ms. Natasha at

Embroidery Workshop          Wednesdays, 3:15-4:15, Ages K-6th Grade          Session 3 Fee: $160 for 7 classes               

Register For Embroidery Workshop Here

Embroidery is an ancient handicraft defined as the art of forming decorative designs on fabric or other materials with needle and thread or yarn. Embroidery may also incorporate other materials such as beads, sequins and more.

The basic techniques or stitches on surviving examples of the earliest embroidery—chain stitch, running stitch, back stitch, satin stitch, cross stitch—remain the fundamental techniques of hand embroidery today.  Our embroidery workshop will teach your children these basic skills in an easy and fun way. They will learn these ancient techniques that have remained unchanged for thousands of years.

Students will design two projects that they will take home with them:

  • Apron

If you have any questions regarding Embroidery Workshop, please contact Ms. Ruth at

JC Taekwondo          Fridays, 3:15-4:00, Ages 3-6          Session 3 Fee: $175 for 6 classes            

Register For JC Taekwondo Here

For over 20 years, JC Taekwondo and Kickboxing Academy has been the #1 Martial Arts School in Downtown Jersey City.  Founded by Master Felix Claudio, our Martial Arts School has taught thousands of people, just like you, how to obtain their goals and accomplish their dreams. Students will learn confidence, self-discipline and self-control as they explore how to act and react to the world around them. Our students are treated with respect and taught how to return that respect to others around them.

If you have any questions regarding JC Taekwondo class, please contact Ms. Jennifer at

Royal Gymnastics    Wednesdays, 3:15-4:00, Ages 3-4 & Wednesdays, 4:15-5:00, Ages 5+    Session 3 Fee: $140 for 7 classes

Register For Royal Gymnastics Here

It is time to offer your child an activity that will impact his/her future! Children are getting excited, active and engaged with our unique program where its benefits are so far beyond forward rolls and cartwheels. We are an innovative gymnastics school dedicated to improve the physical abilities, positive behavior and emotional resilience of children by providing exceptional service and a comprehensive program like no other ever seen! Every week Royal Gymnastics Mobile comes to Hudson Montessori School and assembles two diverse gymnastics events such as: Floor, Trampoline, Vault, Rings, Balance Beam, Bars and Mini Tramp. Classes are divided by age groups and each participant will follow a 45 minutes lesson plan, performing a skill progression with emphasis on the weekly theme, selected on our calendar. All skill progression are carefully selected to present students with remarkable results on psycho-motor development, increasing balance, rhythm, space awareness, coordination, bilaterally, agility, focus and speed. Our instructors are highly qualified, including, Claudia Magalhaes and Aureliano Carmo, who are World Class Olympic coaches with over 30 years of experience.

Follow link for additional Royal Gymnastics program details:

Tennis         Thursdays, 3:15-4:15, Ages 5-6.5 & Thursdays, 4:15-5:15, Ages 7-12         Session 3 Fee: $168 for 7 classes  

Register For Tennis Here

A certified PTR (Professional Tennis Registry) Instructor, ICI Certified Coach, and USTA rated 4.5/5.0 player James Alfalla has been involved in the tennis world for over 20 years. Educated in a variety of teaching methods both modern and traditional, Mr. Jim brings the experience of many to provide a singular teaching style that helps students learn and improve as quickly as possible. Whether a child is just starting out, an experienced junior, or even a seasoned adult, Mr. Jim has the knowledge and experience to take their game to a new level and fully enjoy the game for a lifetime. TennisApproach specializes in the U.S.T.A endorsed 10 and under format. This format involves shorter courts, low compression balls, appropriately sized equipment and a variety of skills in which movement, hand-eye coordination and racket skill progressions are introduced to the students.  The overall format eliminates the frustration often faced by children when they use the wrong size racket and a net or court that is inappropriately sized.

Tennis Approach values game play as kids learn to develop the skills to rally. For the students, it is all about the excitement and fun but also about proper technique.  Tennis Approach strongly believes in starting kids early with proper movement drills and games as well as teaching them correct modern stroke technique.  Tennis Approach has its own unique curriculum that engages the children by using Math, Language skills, Sounds and Science so that children feel and get engaged as they would in the normal classroom, but within the context of learning tennis.

If you have any questions regarding Tennis class, please contact Coach Jim at         

Zaniac Minecraft         Thursdays, 4:15-5:15, Ages 3rd-6th Gr.         Session 3 Fee: $175 for 7 classes  

To Register For Game Based Learning (Minecraft) contact or call 201-360-2450

In Game Based Learning, Minecraft is a teaching tool. We use Minecraft to teach important physical and life sciences as well as math, engineering, and technological skills. By using a game that kids already love we are able to easily excite students and get them engaged in projects and activities. Using Zaniac’s custom educational server we are able to keep students safe, on task, and focused on the creative and educational aspects of the game.

  • Using a game that students already love to get them engaged in science and engineering
  • Fun, exciting way to relate science to a game and real life
  • Students play and learn together to create peer-to-peer learning and team environment

If you have any questions regarding Zaniac Minecraft class, please contact Ms. Sakhi at

Zaniac Robotics        Thursdays, 3:15-4:15, Ages KG-6th Gr.         Session 3 Fee: $175 for 7 classes  

To Register For Robotics contact or call 201-360-2450

The Zaniac Robotics course is a great mix of mechanical engineering and computer programming. Students will develop important critical thinking and problem solving skills while exploring scientific and engineering concepts. This class is great for future engineers and kids that love to tinker and play with their hands.

  • Students develop and design projects, program the motors, and watch their ideas come to life.
  • Perfect mix of engineering and computer programming to get students excited and engaged.
  • Learn to design, build, test, and tweak projects that students come up with on their own.

If you have any questions regarding Zaniac Robotics class, please contact Ms. Sakhi at

Zumba          Mondays, 3:15-4:00, Ages 3.5-6         Session 3 Fee: $150 for 6 classes               

Register For Zumba Here

In this class kids can just let loose and be themselves! Here they socialize, move to age-appropriate music and do games/ activities. Zumba Kids is designed to help develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children’s lives by making fitness fun. It incorporates key childhood development elements like leadership, respect, team work, confidence, self-esteem, memory, creativity, coordination, cultural awareness, spatial awareness which helps improve mood and help focus, Boosts the level of brain-derived Neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a substance important for essential growth of brain cells.  Helps kids sleep better, eat better, and handle physical and emotional challenges better. The kids will get stamps in their passports as they explore a new country each week and enjoy games & activities to promote different skills.

If you have any questions regarding Zumba class, please contact Ms. Kausar at


To register for programs listed in the following section please click on the ‘Register Here’ link located at the bottom of the page.

Art Life JC          Thursdays, 3:15-4:15, Ages KG-6th Grade          Session 3 Fee: $140 for 7 classes

ArtLife JC holds fun, engaging art and creativity classes.Your child will learn about great artists and explore a wide variety of materials.  Classes are relaxed, nurturing and children will truly be engaged with their creative process. Come explore and create!

Ballet          Tuesdays, 3:15-4:00 & 4:15-5:00, Ages 3-5          Session 3 Fee: $140 for 7 classes

Mexican-American dancer, Celeste Landa, has a diverse and accomplished career as a young performer. Her training began at the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts in Palm Beach, Florida and continued at the American Ballet Theatre and Ballet Austin. Ms. Celeste spent three years dancing with Ballet des Amériques as a corps de ballet and a faculty member. Additionally she taught in Florida, New York and New Jersey. Ms. Celeste’s pre-ballet classes will introduce a structured environment while allowing children to recognize their body mobility. Focus will be on coordination, musicality and rhythm, introduced in creative and imaginative ways. Students will gain knowledge of terminology, alignment and flexibility, providing them the foundation of ballet.


In case you don’t know where to purchase dance clothes & ballet shoes, here’s a site I recommend: Discount Dance. Remember dance clothes are not mandatory, however ballet shoes are a must since we are dancing on carpet floor.

Code Club        Mondays, 3:15-4:15, Ages KG-2nd Grade & Mondays, 3:15-4:15, Ages 3rd-6th Grade        Session 3 Fee: $120 for 6 classes

Students in Code Club will use Scratch, a tile based visual programming software designed and maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. Students will create and share their own interactive stories, animations, games, music and art. Programming concepts will first be introduced using unplugged interactions after which the students will apply the concepts using Scratch.  As they explore Scratch, they will also learn  to think creatively, work collaboratively and reason systematically. The program is conducted by Ms. Michelle and Ms. Grace, our Science & Technology teachers. The students will have the opportunity to present their work during Code Night on December 4th and 5th.

Elementary Engineering    Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15, Ages 1st-2nd Grade & Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15, Ages 3rd-6th Grade    Session 3 Fee: $140 for 7 classes

For our Spring session, our engineers will begin an engineering unit called Bubble Bonanza: Engineering Bubble Wands, which is part of the Engineering Adventures curriculum developed by the Museum of Science, Boston. This program introduces children to the Engineering Design Process and various fields of engineering. Throughout this unit, children will learn about materials engineering and work to solve a materials engineering design challenge. The challenge is to design different types of bubble wands to help a fictional California amusement park develop a Bubble Bonanza show to entertain park visitors.

Hindi Language Class    Tuesdays, 3:15-4:00, Ages KG-6th Grade    Session 2 Fee: $140 for 7 classes

Hindi Language Classes
Level: beginner
Kids will be familiarized with Devanagari alphabets, grammar and numbers. Visual and audio articulation of words and sounds will be encouraged. As the classes progress the aim will be to enable children to understand and hold simple conversations in Hindi.

If you have any questions regarding Hindi Language Class, please contact Ms. Deepali at

Spanish          Fridays, 3:15-4:00, Ages 3-6          Session 3 Fee: $120 for 6 classes

Spanish Club is intended for students who would like to learn and speak a foreign language. The classes are focused on vocabulary acquisition, pronunciation and basic grammar principles. Students will be able to learn the new vocabulary through games, songs and stories. They will learn more about conversational skills and writing as they learn about the Spanish culture. Students are expected to have a short conversation fluently using full affirmative, negative and interrogative sentences at the end of this course. Active participation is essential to succeed in this course.

Yoga          Thursdays, 3:15-4:00 & 4:15-5:00, Ages 2.5-4          Session 3 Fee: $140 for 7 classes

With Ilsi Molina Yoga, children are encouraged to “play” yoga and experience how their breath and body move together in a fun-filled way! Teaching yoga to children provides children with a variety of tools that they can take away from the class and use throughout their lives. Animals, nature and other objects come alive in our classes; as we move, we learn to stretch our bodies in new creative ways. Through yoga poses, games, activities, music and stories, we promote strength, flexibility, coordination, and body awareness. Breathing and visualization techniques teach focus, relaxation and self-control. The program also promotes inner-strength, confidence and self-esteem; a feeling of well-being and respect for others; and, love for one’s self, inside and out. Ms. Ilsi is a Karma Kids Yoga Certified Children’s Yoga Teacher. She is also certified by the United States Gymnastics Association.


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