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. Most of these programs are run by outside organizations for an additional fee. In addition, there is a one-time Registration Fee of $25.00 unless the child was enrolled in the same program in the previous session. The After School Enrichment Programs are optional and separate from the Extended Day Program.

After School programs offered in Fall 2017 include:

Chess          Wednesdays, 3:15-4:15, Ages 5+         Session 1 Fee: $(Coming Soon) for 11 classes

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+.  See schedule for details.

Embroidery Workshop          Wednesdays, 3:15-4:15, Ages K-6th Grade          Session 1 Fee: $(Coming Soon) for 11 classes

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:

  • Pencil holder
  • Plush toy

JC Taekwondo          Fridays, 3:15-4:00, Ages 3-4 & Fridays, 4:15-5:00, Ages 5+          Session 1 Fee: $185.00 for 8 classes

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.

Tennis          Thursdays, 3:15-4:15, Ages 5-7 & Thursdays, 4:15-5:15, Ages 8+          Session 1 Fee: $225.00 for 9 classes

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.

TennisApproach 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.  TennisApproach strongly believes in starting kids early with proper movement drills and games as well as teaching them correct modern stroke technique.  TennisApproach 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.

Zumba          Mondays, 3:15-4:00, Ages 3.5-6 & Mondays, 4:15-5:00, Ages 7+          Session 1 Fee: $253.00 for 11 classes

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.

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Art Life JC          Thursdays, 3:15-4:15, Ages KG-6th Grade          Session 1 Fee: $180.00 for 9 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, Ages 3-4 & Tuesdays, 4:15-5:00, Ages 5+          Session 1 Fee: $240.00 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.

Code Club        Mondays, 3:15-4:15, Ages KG-1st Grade & Mondays, 3:15-4:15, Ages 2nd-6th Grade        Session 1 Fee: $220.00 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.

Elementary Engineering    Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15, Ages 1st-2nd Grade & Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15, Ages 3rd-6th Grade    Session 1 Fee: $240.00 for 12 classes

During the fall session, students will be Electrical Engineers. We will be doing an engineering unit called Light Up the Night: , which is part of the Engineering Adventures curriculum developed by the Museum of Science, Boston. Engineering Adventures is a curricular program that introduces children to engineering and the Engineering Design Process. Throughout this unit, children will learn about electrical engineering and work to engineer a light display that mimics the Northern Lights.  This curriculum provides the students with hands-on, real-world engineering experiences which make math, science, and other content areas come alive. They will also work on problem-solving skills, including problem formulation, creativity, planning, and testing alternative solutions. The program is conducted by Ms. Michelle, our Science & Technology teacher.

Royal Gymnastics    Wednesdays, 3:15-4:00, Ages 3-4 & Wednesdays, 4:15-5:00, Ages 5+    Session 1 Fee: $220.00 for 11 classes

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: http://hudsonmontessori.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/215/2017/08/ROYAL-GYMNASTICS-PROGRAM-DETAILS.pdf

Spanish          Fridays, 3:15-4:00, Ages 3-6          Session 1 Fee: $160.00 for 8 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, Ages 3-4 & Tuesdays, 4:15-5:00, Ages 5+          Session 1 Fee: $180.00 for 9 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 kids 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.

Coming Soon… Registration Information (Including Dates/Fees)

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