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 annual Registration Fee of $25.00. The After School Enrichment Programs are optional and separate from the Extended Day Program.

Fall 2018 After School Programs

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

3D Printing          Wednesdays, 3:15-4:00, Ages KG-6th Grade         Session 1 Fee: $249 for 11 classes          

Register For 3D Printing Here

THEME: Mechanical Engineering – Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Students will learn the basics of mechanical engineering including the basics in aerodynamics and combustion engines. The course will focus on the applications of mechanical engineering on large scale projects. PicoTech Institute is a 21st-Century learning center offering a wide range of services for students and revolutionizing the modern classroom by providing advanced STEM curricula known as Project RED. PicoTech’s Project RED Pedagogy was created not only by experienced educators but also our highly skilled engineers from our parent company PicoTurbine with 10+ years of real-world application and extensive piloting with hundreds of schools throughout the world.

If you have any questions regarding 3D Printing class, please contact Mr. Michael at picotechjc@picoturbine.com

Chess          Wednesdays, 3:15-4:15, Ages 5+         Session 1 Fee: $275 for 11 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+.

If you have any questions regarding Chess class, please contact Ms. Natasha at Natasha@101discoveries.com

Embroidery Workshop          Wednesdays, 3:15-4:15, Ages K-6th Grade          Session 1 Fee: $250 for 11 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. The basic techniques or stitches of surviving examples of the earliest embroidery – chain stitch, running stitch, back stitch, satin stitch, cross stitch – remain the fundamental techniques of hand embroidery today.

Luna de Papel 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. Handicrafts like embroidery gives children an opportunity for self-expression that is more approachable, authentic and sustainable than other forms of art. Handicrafts takes commitment, perseverance and resilience both to master and to complete a project. It teaches children that we can achieve great things, if we take them on e step at a time. The product of their labor is a constant reminder of their achievement and an incentive to make more.

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

  • 1st year students: Felt Animal Pillow
  • 2nd and 3rd year students: Pillow Case Dress or Superhero Cape

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

JC Taekwondo          Fridays, 3:15-4:00 & 4.15-5:00, Ages 3-6          Session 1 Fee: $230 for 9 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 jsanchez@jctkd.com

Robotics (Bricks 4 Kidz)    Thursdays, 3:15-4:15, Ages 2nd Grade – 6th Grade    Session 1 Fee: $250 for 10 classes

Register For Robotics Here

Bricks 4 Kidz Robotics offeres all of the fun of building with LEGO bricks plus the challenge of computer programming. LEGO Education’s WeDo 2.0 is a drag and drop icon-based software that introduces the kids to the world of computer programming and robotics.

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If you have any questions regarding Robotics, please contact Ms. Cristina at cespiritu@bricks4kidz.com

Royal Gymnastics    Wednesdays, 3:15-4:00, Ages 3-4 & Wednesdays, 4:15-5:00, Ages 5+    Session 1 Fee: $230 for 10 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: https://hudsonmontessori.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/215/2017/08/ROYAL-GYMNASTICS-PROGRAM-DETAILS.pdf

If you have any questions regarding Royal Gymnastics class, please contact Mr. and Mrs. Carmo at royalgymnastics@gmail.com

Tennis         Thursdays, 3:15-4:15, Ages 5-6.5 & Thursdays, 4:15-5:15, Ages 7-12         Session 1 Fee: $266.50 for 10 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 Info@tennisapproach.net         

Zaniac Chemists         Fridays, 3:15-4:15, Ages KG-2nd Gr.         Session 1 Fee: $225 for 9 classes  

Register for Zaniac Chemists Here or contact jerseycity@zaniaclearning.com or call 201-360-2450

In Intro to Chemistry, we will will utilize the scientific method to administer hands-on experiments to discover fascinating chemical properties. The children will learn about chemical reactions with weekly experiments that could range from making Slime, Elephant Toothpaste, Plastic from milk and other fun projects. Who knew chemistry could be so fun?

If you have any questions regarding Zaniac Chemists class, please contact Ms. Sonali at jerseycity@zaniaclearning.com

Zaniac Tinkering        Fridays, 4:15-5:15, Ages 2nd-6th Gr.         Session 1 Fee: $225 for 9 classes  

Register for Zaniac Tinkering Here or contact jerseycity@zaniaclearning.com or call 201-360-2450

The Zaniac Tinkering course puts the power of electronics in every student’s hands, and teaches them how they can be an inventor. Students learn through hands-on-prototyping, and use cutting-edge hardware to develop 21st century skills. This unique course is a powerful way to inspire interest in real world technology and expose kids to the limitless possibilities that electronics hold.

If you have any questions regarding Zaniac Tinkering class, please contact Ms. Sonali at jerseycity@zaniaclearning.com

Zumba          Mondays, 3:15-4:00, Ages 3.5-6         Session 3 Fee: $275 for 11 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 info@goldensneaker.com

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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 1 Fee: $200 for 10 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!

If you have any questions regarding Art Life JC class, please contact Ms. Nicole at artlifejc@gmail.com

Ballet          Tuesdays, 3:15-4:00, Ages 3-4 & 4:15-5:00, Ages 4.5-6         Session 1 Fee: $240 for 12 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.

Attire 

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.

If you have any questions regarding Ballet class, please contact Ms. Giselle at gisellebellas@gmail.com

Code Club        Mondays, 3:15-4:15, Ages KG-2nd Grade & Mondays, 3:15-4:15, Ages 3rd-6th Grade        Session 1 Fee: $220 for 11 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.

If you have any questions regarding Code Club class, please contact Ms. Grace at gsanvictores@hudsonmontessori.net

Cooking        Fridays, 3:15-4:00, Ages 3-5 & Fridays, 4:15-5:15, Ages 6+        Session 1 Fee: $225 for 9 classes

Cultivate a life long love of healthy food. Children will learn basic nutrition concepts, simple healthy snack options, and proper safety in the kitchen and food preparation. A successful recipe for cooking class includes going beyond teaching about nutrition basics. This class will also teach students science concepts as they learn to measure, observe and make predictions as food changes through mixing and baking. For young chefs, math concepts include counting, measuring and sequencing. Older chefs build on these concepts by learning about fractions used in recipes. History and culture are explored as we learn about international foods. We will sprinkle in expanding vocabulary and build on reading skills as we work through  recipes. What we cook up is a successful recipe for learning and fun!

If you have any questions regarding Cooking, please contact Ms. Sonya at sonyamabdul@gmail.com

Elementary Engineering    Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15, Ages 1st-3rd Grade & Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15, Ages 4th-6th Grade    Session 1 Fee: $240 for 12 classes

For our Fall session, our engineers will explore the amazing world of automatons. Automatons are the ancestors to our modern day robots, and they are simple self-operating machines. Throughout history, automatons have fascinated both young and old. They were created as tools, toys or prototypes to demonstrate science principles. During the session, students will explore simple machines such as cams, levers and linkages. Using the Engineering Design Process engineers will create their own automaton (mechanical sculpture) to tell a story using at least one simple machine.

If you have any questions regarding Elementary Engineering, please contact Michelle at sciencemichelle@hudsonmontessori.net

Hindi Language Class    Tuesdays, 3:15-4:00, Ages KG-6th Grade    Session 1 Fee: $240 for 12 classes

Hindi Language Classes
Level: Beginner
Students 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 deepali_mehandru@hotmail.com

Spanish          Fridays, 3:15-4:00, Ages 3-6          Session 1 Fee: $180 for 9 classes

“Studies by Harvard University confirm that the creativity, critical thinking skills and flexibility of the mind are significantly enhanced if children learn second language at a younger age… This is when the foundations for attitudes, thinking and learning, among others, are laid down.”

https://www.mother.ly/parenting/the-best-age-for-kids-to-learn-a-second-language

Hudson Montessori School is glad to offer Spanish in our After School program. Children will enjoy Spanish in our foreign language environment in an interactive way. They will be actively engaged, motivated and challenged. Students will learn new vocabulary through games, videos and songs. As the course progresses, students will learn to say short and long affirmative and negative phrases related to everyday life.

If you have any questions regarding Spanish class, please contact Ms. Lu at lucre.par1@aol.com

Yoga          Thursdays, 3:15-4:00, Ages 3-4 & 4:15-5:00, Ages 4.5-6          Session 1 Fee: $200 for 10 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.

If you have any questions regarding Yoga class, please contact Ms. Ilsi at ilsiyoga@outlook.com

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