After-School Activities

Greenspring Montessori School offers a variety of After-School Activities for its students. Programs offered are always responsive to parent and student interest. While some programs that began in the fall will continue through the spring semester, we also have new offerings for the spring.

In order to continue to offer quality programs, we have added a fee for most classes and activities offered. This nominal fee goes toward supplies, uniforms/costumes, staffing, and/or transportation costs, depending on the program. All payment is due at time of registration.

We work hard to ensure everyone has the opportunity to participate. If there is space available, your child is welcome to attend consecutive sessions. If we have a waitlist, we will need to allow other children the opportunity to participate instead. 

To learn more about our programs, please email us at inform@greenspringmontessori.org.

Sports & Movement Programs

Outdoor Games

Our Outdoor Games program is a chance to get your child playing large group activities that will include classic PE games like Capture the Flag, Ultimate Frisbee, Kickball and Dodgeball, as well as a variety of new and different sports. This is a great opportunity for kids with a competitive spirit to gain valuable physical and social skills on the playing field. Outdoor Games will keep your kid moving, having fun, and understanding the significance of teamwork! The fee for this program is $75.

  • Outdoor Games – Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary & Adolescents
    Mondays, April 8 through May 20 from 3:15-4:15pm (Skip 4/22)

This program will be run by our Physical Education Guide, Liz Hamilton. Prior to coming to Greenspring, Liz taught Elementary and Middle School Physical Education and coached varsity field hockey and junior varsity lacrosse at Roland Park Country School. After moving to the west coast in 2017, she worked for Tiny Pros where she taught a variety of sports to children ages 2-8 in Manhattan Beach and was the Sports Camp Director in the summer season.  

Yoga

We will be offering Yoga classes this spring on Tuesdays in two sessions, the first for Elementary students, and the second for Children’s House students. The cost of the six-week program will be $75. The dates and specific details are as follows:

  • Session 1 – Children’s House (ages 4 and 5)
    Tuesdays, January 15 through February 19 from 3:15-4:00pm
  • Session 2 – Children’s House (ages 4 and 5) *Full
    Tuesdays, February 26 through April 9 from 3:00-3:45pm

The program will be taught by Suzannah Kolbeck. Suzannah has been practicing yoga for 20 years and has dedicated herself to diving deeper into the practice, completing the 500 hour teacher training program through the Jivan Yoga Teacher Training program in 2016. Suzannah is excited to share her enthusiasm and talents with the children.

Track & Field

Our Track & Field team participates in middle school-level track meets held at other schools that participate in our interscholastic league. The format is designed to teach skills, rules and safety, while engaging in friendly competition. There are only eight events at each meet: 60 m dash, 60 m hurdles, 200 m, 400 m, 800 m, mile, 4×100 relay, and shot put. The height of the hurdles and the weight of the shot put will be middle school-sized. We invite students in 4th through 8th grade that are interested in trying track and field to join the team.

  • Track & Field – Upper Elementary and Adolescents
    Mondays and Fridays, March 5 through April 17 from 3:30-4:30pm 
    Meet Schedule: Wednesdays on March 27, April 3, April 10, and April 17

During the season, we will gather on Monday and Friday afternoons in the Gym (where we can leave backpacks, etc.) and will practice on campus, jog to Meadowood Regional park for more training, and attend cross country meets with other independent schools in the Baltimore County/City area. The cost for the season is $75 per student.

The team will be coached by Rodney Reid. Rodney has coached Track and Field and Basketball for many years, including Greenspring’s own Track team last year.  

Please note that we must have a minimum of 5 participants to field a team.

Children’s House Soccer Clinic

This spring we will be offering a soccer program for Children’s House (second and third-year students.) The focus is on introduction to the sport and honing of skills as well as beginning to practice working with their peers to function as a team. The cost for the season is $75 per child.

  • Soccer Clinic (4 and 5 year olds) *Full
    Wednesdays, April 10-May 15 from 3:00-3:45pm 

The team will be coached by our Physical Education Guide, Liz Hamilton. Prior to coming to Greenspring, Liz taught Elementary and Middle School Physical Education and coached varsity field hockey and junior varsity lacrosse at Roland Park Country School. After moving to the west coast in 2017, she worked for Tiny Pros where she taught a variety of sports to children ages 2-8 in Manhattan Beach and was the Sports Camp Director in the summer season.  

Dance

The goal of the program is threefold: for students to have fun; learn the fundamentals of dance, specifically ballet and tap; and to develop a love and appreciation for the art of dance and movement.

This program will have a fee of $400 for the program year. This fee covers weekly dance classes and a costume for the end of the year performance.  

Classes meet on Thursday afternoons in the gymnasium. The program begins the week of September 27 and runs through the week of June 6. The schedule is as follows:

  • Children’s House Dance Class (4 and 5 year olds
    Tuesdays, September 15-June 4 from 3:00-4:00pm
    Thursdays, September 27-June 6 from 3:00-4:00pm
  • Lower Elementary Dance Class (grades 1-3)
    Thursdays, September 27-June 6 from 4:15-5:15pm

Please note the specific start and dismissal times for each class. For those elementary students not enrolled in the Extended Hours program we do not have separate child care available for Dance students awaiting their class time, or after 5:45pm. Please make arrangements for those circumstances.

Interscholastic Basketball Team

Greenspring’s interscholastic basketball team is comprised of co-ed players grades five through nine who will participate in practices each week as well as play actual games against other area schools. While the games are an important part of the experience, our first priority is to build a team that is responsible, respectful, hard-working and collaborative, with a commitment to developing athletic skills and broadening their diverse talents. The fee for the season is $75.

The team is coached by our Physical Education Guide, Liz Hamilton. Prior to coming to Greenspring, Liz taught Elementary and Middle School Physical Education and coached varsity field hockey and junior varsity lacrosse at Roland Park Country School. After moving to the west coast in 2017, she worked for Tiny Pros where she taught a variety of sports to children ages 2-8 in Manhattan Beach and was the Sports Camp Director in the summer season.  

Creative Arts & Nature Programs

Art Club

This spring we will be offering Art Club for each of the age groups. The classes will focus on exploring different, age-appropriate media for each of the groups. The classes will all meet in the Art Room in the Student Activity Center, and will run for seven weeks. The fee for Art Club is $75 per student per session.

The different programs are as follows:

  • Children’s House Art Club
    Session 1a: Mondays, January 14 through March 11 from 3:00-3:45pm (Skip 1/21 and 2/18) *Full
    Session 1b: Thursdays, January 17 through March 7 from 3:30-4:30pm (Skip 2/14)
    Session 2: Mondays, March 25 through May 13 from 3:00-3:45pm (Skip 4/22) *Full
  • Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary & Adolescent Art Club
    Session 1: Wednesdays, January 16 through February 27 from 3:15-4:15pm
    Session 2: Wednesdays, April 3 through May 15 from 3:15-4:15pm

Sherry White, our creative Librarian, will be teaching the program. Sherry has been teaching the Children’s House After-School Art for several years and is delighted to bring her experience and expertise to our older students.

Cooking

Cooking together can be a delicious learning experience! Join us as we peel, chop and bake our way through a fun afternoon! During this program, we will learn how to read recipes, measure ingredients, explore new foods and learn basic culinary skills and nutritional value. We will share interesting facts about world cuisine and encourage students to share their own cultural food experiences. We hope everyone leaves inspired to share their cooking experience at home! The fee for this session is $80.

  • Lower & Upper Elementary
    Session 1: Tuesdays, January 15 through March 5 from 3:15-4:15pm
    Session 2: Tuesdays, April 9 through May 21 from 3:15-4:15pm

Sherry White, our creative Librarian, will be teaching the program. Sherry is delighted to bring her experience and love of cooking to our older students.

Naturalist Club

The Greenspring Naturalist experience will emphasize opportunities to discover the wonders of nature through hands-on exploration, field identification, and assessing the health of our nearby stream.

  • Lower & Upper Elementary
    Thursdays, April 11 through May 23 from 3:15-4:15pm (Skip 5/9)

The program will be led by our Director of Facilities, Dave Schmitt. Dave has 27 years of experience inspiring a sense of wonder while connecting students with nature. He served as the Naturalist’s director at the Barrie School, created a nature center and naturalist program at Henson Valley Montessori, and was the Outdoor Learning Coordinator at Bowie Montessori. He also spent seven summers leading his own nature camp.

Guitar

  • Guitar – Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, and Adolescents
    Tuesdays, September 25-May 21 from 3:15-4:00pm in the Music Room

The Guitar program is led by Beven Barnhart. Beven has been playing guitar for 16 years and counting. Although he has learned to play other instruments such as drums, piano, mandolin, and more, his primary focus has always been guitar. For the past 3 years, Beven has been giving lessons to children ranging from the ages of 6 to 12. He is influenced by all sorts of music, and enjoys songwriting and recording.

The cost of the program is $425. We recommend that each student have their own guitar so that they can practice at home. If you do not have a guitar at home your child may use one of the school’s guitars during the lesson, however, these may not go home with the students.