After School Classes

Grades k-5th

Fun and engaging classes for elementary schoolers to continue to learn and explore after their school day.

 View 2019-20 calendar
Fall Session: Sept 9-Nov 22 (no class Nov 11)
Winter Warm-Up: Dec 9-20 | Winter Session: Jan 9-March 20

No classes: 
Jan 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan 27: J Camp
Feb 17-21: Mid-Winter Break J Camp
Mar 20: J Camp


NEW! After School Plus
Need extended care after your after school classes? Check out our new After School Plus option to get care in our Kidstown after school program.

 

Questions? Contact Vance Snelson, Kidstown & Enrichment Coordinator, or call 206-829-2668. 

Please view the SJCC class refund/credit/cancellation policy.

Classes

Hip Hop Dance

Monday | 4:15-5:15 pm 
k-5th grade
Instructor: Liat Perlman

Session Dates Prices Number of Classes No Class Dates
Warm-Up Dec 9, 16 $35 (M)/$40 (G) 2  
Winter 2020 Jan 6-Mar 16 $140(M)/$160 (G) 8 Jan 20, Jan 27, Feb 17

This hoppin’ class was created specifically for kids who love to dance! Students will have 6 weeks of fun and exciting classes that focus on the coolest dance moves to pop music. Participants will learn basic dance skills like keeping rhythm, following choreography, and developing body control all while building self-esteem and confidence in this energetic class.

 Follow these instructions to use the J’s online registration system.

Watts Basketball Academy

Tuesday | 4:30-5:30 pm
K-5th grade
Instructor: Donald “Slick” Watts & Watts coaches

Session Dates Prices Number of Classes No Class Dates
Warm-Up* Dec 10, 17 $40 (M)/$45 (G) 2  
Winter 2020 Jan 7-Mar 17 $195(M)/$225 (G) 10 Feb 18

Kids learn the fundamentals of basketball while building confidence, self-esteem, teamwork, and social skills, and having tons of fun. Led by Donald “Slick” Watts, former Seattle SuperSonics Guard and a Seattle schools physical education teacher of 20 years.

Follow these instructions to use the J’s online registration system.

*Class is full; click the link below to join the waitlist.

NEW! Youth Theatre Northwest: Star Wars on Stage

Wednesday | 2:30-4 pm
k-2nd grade
Instructor: Youth Theatre Northwest Staff

Session Dates Prices Number of Classes No Class Dates
Warm-Up Dec 11, 18 $50 (M)/$60 (G) 2  
Winter 2020 Jan 8-Mar 18 $250(M)/$285 (G) 10 Feb 19

New class at the SJCC! Youth Theatre Northwest is bringing the drama to the J with their incredible curriculum and professional Teaching Artists. This class is an exercise in guided imagination and storytelling—and this winter we’re going to a galaxy far, far away! Do, or do not, there is no try. So, may the Force be with us as we explore the rich stories of Star Wars to create our own out-of-this-universe story. Students will learn the basics of acting, movement, and storytelling. There are characters to meet, problems to solve, and far away worlds to explore.  

 Follow these instructions to use the J’s online registration system.

NEW! Chess Wizards

Wednesday | 2:30-3:30 pm
k-5th grade
Instructor: Chess Wizards Staff

Session Dates Prices Number of Classes No Class Dates
Warm-Up Dec 11, 18 $42 (M)/$52 (G) 2  
Winter 2020 Jan 8-Mar 18 $210(M)/$245 (G) 10 Feb 19

New class at the SJCC! Chess Wizards is a premier chess education company providing fun, informative, and challenging chess lessons to students. Chess Wizards teaches children many important life concepts, such as learning the ability to win graciously and accept defeat with dignity and sportsmanship. Students will be divided into groups according to their chess experience. At the end of this session, each student will have had the chance to participate in a mini chess tournament.

 Follow these instructions to use the J’s online registration system.

STEAM Maker: Mini Carnival Float Parade

Thursday | 4:30-5:30 pm
k-2nd grade
Instructor: Linda Chen

Session Dates Prices Number of Classes No Class Dates
Warm-Up Dec 12, 19 $50 (M)/$60 (G) 2  
Winter 2020 Jan 9-Mar 19 $250(M)/$285 (G) 10 Feb 20

Do you have a child who can’t get enough of tinkering and making? 

Our Winter Warm-Up two-week STEAM maker sampler will introduce your kids to some of the current popular maker tools for kids. The theme will be snow and ice in anticipation of winter.   

Our full winter session leverages the science and technology of theater art to inspire students to work collaboratively in a non-directive format and to allow their creativity and curiosity to spark their learning. This quarter, we will get festive with a carnival float parade theme. Students will be exposed to engineering Design Process and structural engineering, magnets, electromagnetic and motors, programming robots to dance on the float using color sensors, and shoebox size parade float prop making.

 Follow these instructions to use the J’s online registration system.

Karate-X

Friday | 4:45-5:30 pm
k-5th grade
Instructor: Sensei Brandon

Session Dates Prices* Number of Classes No Class Dates
Warm-Up Dec 13, 20 $45 (M)/$55 (G) 2  
Winter 2020 Jan 10-Mar 13 $200(M)/$230 (G) 9 Feb 21, Mar 20

*Additional fees for Winter (not required for Warm-Up): uniform fee is $65 for new students only; belt test fee is $45 for all students. Fees are collected upon registration.

Join Karate-X for awesome classes that are disciplined, challenging and fun! Students will learn and practice karate skills with punching bags, breaking boards, blocking drills, kicking targets and more!  Karate-X has been teaching in the Puget Sound for 19 years, with a martial arts program specifically designed for preschool and elementary students. Our professional instructors know how to motivate kids while building self-confidence and discipline. Belt rank testing is held at the end of each session, giving students goals to aim for and recognition of their accomplishments. For beginners who have never tried karate, to athletes of any sport, Karate-X will challenge and grow bodies and minds!

Follow these instructions to use the J’s online registration system.

Creative Art Network: Sci-Fi Art

Friday | 4:30-6 pm
k-5th grade
Instructor: Luke Allenbaugh

Session Dates Prices Number of Classes No Class Dates
Winter 2020 Jan 10-Mar 13 $200(M)/$230 (G) 9 Feb 21, Mar 20

If you traveled to another planet in the future, what creatures, architecture, vehicles, and inventions would you discover?  Learn skills in drawing 2d and 3D, shading, and texturing, while creating unique worlds with traditional art supplies (pen, colored pencil, and marker).

Watch the commercial.  All drawing skill levels are welcome.

 Follow these instructions to use the J’s online registration system.

Little Coders: Coding Class

Friday | 4:30-5:30 pm   
k-2nd grade
Instructor: Coding with Kids

Session Dates Prices* Number of Classes No Class Dates
Winter 2020 Jan 10-Mar 13 $235(M)/$270 (G) 9 Feb 21, Mar 20

This class provides young students with the basics of computational thinking, such as coordinates, loops, and conditionals, through a blend of “unplugged” and online activities. Designed specifically for early learners.

 Follow these instructions to use the J’s online registration system.

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