After-School Programs

Registration for 2019-20 After-School Programs are now closed. If you have a question about a specific program, please email us at programs@greenspringmontessori.org. 

Greenspring Montessori School offers a variety of After-School Programs for its students. Programs offered are always responsive to parent and student interest.

In order to continue to offer quality programs, we require a fee for all classes and activities offered. This fee goes toward supplies, uniforms/costumes, staffing, and/or transportation costs, depending on the program. The full amount of your registration will be added to your FACTS account once your registration in the programs has been confirmed.

Elementary and Adolescent Programs

In addition to our After-School Programs shown below, we also offer a variety of seasonal Athletics for our students including Soccer, Track and Field, Cross Country, and Basketball. To learn more about our Athletics, please visit this page.

Art Club

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.

Minimum: 5 students

Maximum: 12 students

Levels: Lower Elementary – Adolescents

Session Dates:

  • Session I – Tuesdays, October 1 – October 29 – 3:15-4:00pm (5 weeks)
  • Session II – Tuesdays, November 5 – December 3 – 3:15-4:00pm (5 weeks)
  • Session III – Tuesdays, January 21 – February 18 – 3:15-4:00pm (5 weeks)
  • Session IV – Tuesdays, March 3 – April 7 – 3:15-4:00pm (5 weeks)
  • Session V – Tuesdays, April 21 – May 26 – 3:15-4:00pm (5 weeks)

Cost: $55 per session

Instructors:

Sherry White is our Librarian at Greenspring Montessori School. She has been with our faculty for over 15 years, serving many different roles. Sherry loves working with children of all ages, instilling in them a life-long love of reading, writing, and art. Sherry leads our Summer Fun Explorer and Adventurer Programs, along with serving as an instructor in many of our After-School Programs.

Phil Adams is a Floating Assistant and a member of the Discovery team. He has been a member of the Greenspring community for over 30 years! Phil has watched many of our students grow up from toddlers all the way through adolescence and beyond. The children love it when Mr. Phil comes to help in their classrooms. He brings a light and sense of joy to the entire community.

Coding Club

Coding will expose learners to different, age-appropriate projects for each of the groups while having fun, being challenged and opening up to creative opportunities. There will be an occasional group project that will foster collaboration, team building, and sportsmanship.  The classes will all meet in the Media Lab in the Library.

Minimum: 4 students

Maximum: 6 students

Levels: Lower Elementary

Session Dates:

Lower Elementary 

  • Session I – Thursdays, September 26 – October 24 – 3:15-4:00pm (5 weeks)
  • Session II – Wednesdays, November 6 – December 11 – 3:15-4:00pm (5 weeks)
  • Session III – Thursdays, January 23 – February 20 – 3:15-4:00pm (5 weeks)
  • Session IV – Wednesdays, March 4 – April 8 – 3:15-4:00pm (5 weeks)
  • Session V – Wednesdays, April 22 – May 20 – 3:15-4:00pm (5 weeks)

Cost: $60 per session

Instructor:

Jamie Jeffries is our Technology Support Specialist who enjoys computers and all things tech, and, above all else, people. He has been a teacher for 12 years and has taught computer concepts to varying age groups from children to senior citizens.

Cooking Club

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! 

Minimum: 5 students

Maximum: 12 Elementary and Adolescent students

Levels: Lower Elementary – Adolescents

Session Dates:

  • Session I – Wednesdays, October 30 – December 4 – 3:15-4:00pm (5 weeks)

  • Session II – Wednesdays, January 22 – February 19 – 3:15-4:00pm (5 weeks)

  • Session III – Wednesdays, April 22 – May 27 – 3:15-4:00pm (5 weeks, no class April 29 Book Fair)

Cost: $60 per session

Instructors:

Sherry White is our Librarian at Greenspring Montessori School. She has been with our faculty for over 15 years, serving many different roles. Sherry leads our Summer Fun Explorer and Adventurer Programs, along with serving as an instructor in many of our After-School Programs. She loves working with children of all ages, and she is delighted to bring her experience and love of cooking to our students.

Phil Adams is a Floating Assistant and a member of the Discovery team. He has been a member of the Greenspring community for over 30 years! Phil has watched many of our students grow up from toddlers all the way through adolescence and beyond. The children love it when Mr. Phil comes to help in their classrooms. He brings a light and sense of joy to the entire community.

Dance

The Dance Program at Greenspring serves to foster a love of movement, to enable self-expression, and to build a foundation in dance traditions. While learning the fundamentals of ballet and jazz styles, students will develop technique, flexibility, etiquette, and performance quality. 

Each semester of instruction will culminate in an in-class showcase. Family members and friends will be invited to observe their children in the final class of each semester, during the regular class time, as they show their full range of abilities, including memorization of choreographed routines. Celebrating each dancer’s learning process in a familiar, developmentally-appropriate environment is the goal!

Traditionally, ballet and jazz dance attire consists of: 

  • pink or black tights; pink or black leotards, and pink ballet slippers, or
  • white tank tops or t-shirts; black pants or shorts, and black ballet slippers

Students are welcome to dress accordingly. Students are also invited to dress to suit their expressions and identities. Appropriate footwear and clothing that enables freedom of movement are the most important requirements.

Minimum: 8 students

Maximum: 20 students

Levels: Lower and Upper Elementary

Session Dates:

  • Session I – Tuesdays, September 17 – December 17 – 4:15-5:15pm (14 weeks)
  • Session II – Tuesdays, January 21 – May 12 – 4:15-5:15 (15 weeks)

Cost: $300 per session, includes the cost of Discovery

Instructors:

Dance instruction is provided by students Mikelle Evans and Lizzie Wiggin, with the guidance of faculty advisor Anne-Marie Robinson-Siemen. Mikelle Evans has been attending The Baltimore School for the Arts TWIGS program for four years, and she previously trained in Towson University’s Community Dance Center. Lizzie Wiggin currently attends The Johns Hopkins University Peabody Institute, and has for seven years. They primarily study ballet and contemporary styles, and have also dipped their toes into jazz, hip-hop, and many more genres. In partnership, they taught the Children’s House dance classes last year, and are so delighted to teach both levels for the 2019-2020 school year. Anne-Marie Robinson-Siemen is a lifelong dancer who specializes in ballet, jazz, and musical theatre styles. Most recently, she taught after-school ballet at Calvert School for seven years. Together, the dance teaching team strives to instill love and appreciation for dance and movement, and, most importantly, to have fun!

Drama

Students will play improv games, create magic worlds and superheroes, and use all their artistic talents to perform unique, short plays.

Minimum: 7 students

Maximum: 12 students

Levels: Lower and Upper Elementary

Session Dates:

  • Session I – Wednesdays, October 16 – December 4 – 3:15-4:45pm (7 weeks)
  • Session II – Wednesdays, January 22 – March 4 – 3:15-4:45pm (7 weeks)
  • Session III – Wednesdays, March 25 – May 13* – 3:15-4:45pm (7 weeks)
    *no program on Wednesday, April 8 due to the Upper Elementary camping trip

Cost: $175 per session

Instructor:

Alec Weinberg is a professional actor, has been teaching drama for several years, and is thrilled to work with Greenspring Montessori students.

Gingerbread Workshop

We will be offering one-day workshops where students will construct and decorate their own gingerbread house.

Minimum: 5 students

Maximum: 15 students

Levels: Lower Elementary – Adolescents

Session Dates:

  • Lower Elementary – Monday, December 9 3:15-4:15pm
  • Upper Elementary and Adolescents – Tuesday, December 10 3:30-4:30pm

Cost: $15 per student

Instructors:

This program will be led by Sherry White and Phil Adams. Sherry White is our Librarian at Greenspring Montessori School. She has been with our faculty for over 15 years, serving many different roles. Sherry leads our Summer Fun Explorer and Adventurer Programs, along with serving as an instructor in many of our After-School Programs.She loves working with children of all ages, and she is delighted to bring her experience and love of crafting to our older students.

Phil Adams is a Floating Assistant and a member of the Discovery team. He has been a member of the Greenspring community for over 30 years! Phil has watched many of our students grow up from toddlers all the way through adolescence and beyond. The children love it when Mr. Phil comes to help in their classrooms. He brings a light and sense of joy to the entire community.

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. Students will go off campus occasionally to explore the natural elements at Meadowood Regional Park.

Minimum: 5 students

Maximum: 12 students

Levels: Lower Elementary

Dates: 

  • Mondays, April 20 – May 18 – 3:15-4:15pm (5 weeks)

Cost: $55 per student

Instructor: 

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 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.

Robotics

With STAR Academy, you will learn to assemble robots, design robot creatures, and program robotic movements in ways you never thought possible. We encourage teamwork and imagination while applying problem-solving and engineering skills in order to awaken a sense of curiosity about the role of technology in our world. 

Student teams will work together on increasingly challenging projects as the school year progresses.

Minimum: 10 students

Maximum: 12 students

Levels: Upper Elementary

Dates: 

  • Mondays, September 23 – June 1 – 3:30-4:30pm

Cost: $450 per student

Instructor: 

Ben Conry came to STAR Academy after 17 years of teaching Computer Science at Baltimore County Schools magnet programs. During that time, he also published nine books on computer science, wrote the Cisco IT Essentials curriculum, and was a member of the very prestigious LEGO Education Advisory Panel (LEAP). Ben’s creativity with students and projects may be traced to his music background, for which he earned a degree in from Oberlin College. Ben’s education also includes a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology from Johns Hopkins University.

Set Design

Students in the Elementary and Adolescent Community come together to put the finishing touches on the set, both the backdrops and props, for our Winter Show held in December. While much of the process happens during the regular school day Art classes, there are always last minute details that need attention. These groups will gather on two afternoons in December to take care of these details and ensure everything is ready for the presentation. Both classes will meet in the Art Room in the Student Activity Center and the adjacent Gym.

Minimum: 6 students

Maximum: 20 students

Levels: Lower Elementary – Adolescents

Session Dates:

  • Upper Elementary and Adolescents – Wednesday, December 11 – 3:15-4:15pm
  • Lower Elementary – Thursday, December 12 – 3:30-4:30pm

Cost: FREE

Instructors:

Sherry White is our Librarian at Greenspring Montessori School. She has been with our faculty for over 15 years, serving many different roles. She loves working with children of all ages, instilling in them a life-long love of reading, writing, and art. Sherry leads our Summer Fun Explorer and Adventurer Programs, along with serving as an instructor in many of our After-School Programs.

Phil Adams is a Floating Assistant and a member of the Discovery team. He has been a member of the Greenspring community for over 30 years! Phil has watched many of our students grow up from toddlers all the way through adolescence and beyond. The children love it when Mr. Phil comes to help in their classrooms. He brings a light and sense of joy to the entire community.

Violin

This program is designed to teach the fundamentals of violin playing, such as correct posture, bow hold, tapping, sliding, plucking, and more. The group class environment will promote ensemble skills and playing/performing together as a class.

Children registered for Violin will need to rent or purchase a violin to bring with them every week. A list of local music rentals can be provided to students registered.

Lower Elementary children will go to Discovery between school and Violin.

Minimum: 4 students 

Maximum: 8 students

Levels: Lower Elementary – Adolescents

Session Dates:

  • Session I – Mondays, September 23 – December 16 – 3:15-4:00pm (11 weeks)
  • Session II – Mondays, February 3 – May 11 – 3:15-4:00pm (12 weeks)

Cost: $200 per session

Instructor:

Joelle Arnhold is the Music Enrichment Guide at Greenspring. She is also on the violin and viola faculties at the Levine School of Music and directs the Silver Spring Orchestras. Prior to coming to Greenspring, Dr. Arnhold taught music fundamentals at the Peabody Conservatory.

Yoga

Children will learn yoga through creative movement, song, and imaginative play. Age appropriate yogic philosophy is incorporated through simple and easy to understand play and games. Yoga can help children reduce stress, increase bodily awareness and self esteem. Each child will be safely guided as they unfold their practice in their own timing.

Levels: Lower and Upper Elementary

Session Dates:

  • Session I – Mondays, September 23 – October 28 – 3:15-4:00pm (5 weeks)
  • Session II – Mondays, March 2 – April 6 – 3:15-4:00pm (5 weeks)

Cost: $55 per session

Instructor:

Bianca Paterakis starting practicing yoga as an adolescent, took her first 200 hour teacher training in 2008, and then went on to take her 300 hour training with Charm City Yoga in 2014. She enjoys practicing Vinyasa, Kundalini, and Restorative yoga. She started teaching kids yoga at local schools with Twinkle Twinkle Yoga Yoga in 2015, including previously teaching classes at Greenspring Montessori School. Bianca is a new Dual Language Assistant Guide this year at Greenspring in the Older Toddler community and has a daughter who is going into Children’s House. She is very excited to not only be a continuing parent within the community but to be sharing her love for the Spanish language as a guide and love for the practice as a yoga instructor.

Children’s House Programs

Students in year two and three of Children’s House (4-6 years old) are eligible to register for the following After-School Programs at Greenspring Montessori School. 

Art Club

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.

Minimum: 5 students

Maximum: 12 students

Session Dates:

  • Session I – Thursdays, September 26 – October 24 – 3:00-3:45pm (5 weeks)
  • Session II – Thursdays, October 31 – December 5 – 3:00-3:45pm (5 weeks)
  • Session III – Thursdays, January 23 – February 20 – 3:00-3:45pm (5 weeks)
  • Session IV – Thursdays, March 5 – April 9 – 3:00-3:45pm (5 weeks)
  • Session V – Thursdays, April 23 – May 28 – 3:00-3:45pm (5 weeks)

Cost: $55 per session

Instructors:

Sherry White is our Librarian at Greenspring Montessori School. She has been with our faculty for over 15 years, serving many different roles. Sherry loves working with children of all ages, instilling in them a life-long love of reading, writing, and art. Sherry leads our Summer Fun Explorer and Adventurer Programs, along with serving as an instructor in many of our After-School Programs.

Phil Adams is a Floating Assistant and a member of the Discovery team. He has been a member of the Greenspring community for over 30 years! Phil has watched many of our students grow up from toddlers all the way through adolescence and beyond. The children love it when Mr. Phil comes to help in their classrooms. He brings a light and sense of joy to the entire community.

Cooking Club

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!

Minimum: 5 students

Maximum: 10 Children’s House students

Session Dates:

  • Session I – Wednesdays, September 18 – October 23 – 3:00-3:45pm (5 weeks)
  • Session II – Wednesdays, March 4 – April 8  – 3:00-3:45pm (5 weeks)

Cost: $60 per session

Instructors:

Sherry White is our Librarian at Greenspring Montessori School. She has been with our faculty for over 15 years, serving many different roles. Sherry leads our Summer Fun Explorer and Adventurer Programs, along with serving as an instructor in many of our After-School Programs. She loves working with children of all ages, and she is delighted to bring her experience and love of cooking to our students.

Phil Adams is a Floating Assistant and a member of the Discovery team. He has been a member of the Greenspring community for over 30 years! Phil has watched many of our students grow up from toddlers all the way through adolescence and beyond. The children love it when Mr. Phil comes to help in their classrooms. He brings a light and sense of joy to the entire community.

Dance

The Dance Program at Greenspring serves to foster a love of movement, to enable self-expression, and to build a foundation in dance traditions. While learning the fundamentals of ballet and jazz styles, students will develop technique, flexibility, etiquette, and performance quality. 

Each semester of instruction will culminate in an in-class showcase. Family members and friends will be invited to observe their children in the final class of each semester, during the regular class time, as they show their full range of abilities, including memorization of choreographed routines. Celebrating each dancer’s learning process in a familiar, developmentally-appropriate environment is the goal!

Traditionally, ballet and jazz dance attire consists of: 

  • pink or black tights; pink or black leotards, and pink ballet slippers, or
  • white tank tops or t-shirts; black pants or shorts, and black ballet slippers

Students are welcome to dress accordingly. Students are also invited to dress to suit their expressions and identities. Appropriate footwear and clothing that enables freedom of movement are the most important requirements.

Minimum: 8 students

Maximum: 20 students

Session Dates:

  • Session I – Tuesdays, September 17 – December 17 – 3:00-4:00pm (14 weeks)

    Session II – Tuesdays, January 21 – May 12 – 3:00-4:00pm (15 weeks)

Cost: $200 per session

Instructors:

Dance instruction is provided by students Mikelle Evans and Lizzie Wiggin, with the guidance of faculty advisor Anne-Marie Robinson-Siemen. Mikelle Evans has been attending The Baltimore School for the Arts TWIGS program for four years, and she previously trained in Towson University’s Community Dance Center. Lizzie Wiggin currently attends The Johns Hopkins University Peabody Institute, and has for seven years. They primarily study ballet and contemporary styles, and have also dipped their toes into jazz, hip-hop, and many more genres. In partnership, they taught the Children’s House dance classes last year, and are so delighted to teach both levels for the 2019-2020 school year. Anne-Marie Robinson-Siemen is a lifelong dancer who specializes in ballet, jazz, and musical theatre styles. Most recently, she taught after-school ballet at Calvert School for seven years. Together, the dance teaching team strives to instill love and appreciation for dance and movement, and, most importantly, to have fun!

Yoga

Children will learn yoga through creative movement, song, and imaginative play. Age appropriate yogic philosophy is incorporated through simple and easy to understand play and games. Yoga can help children reduce stress, increase bodily awareness and self esteem. Each child will be safely guided as they unfold their practice in their own timing.

Levels: Lower and Upper Elementary

Session Dates:

  • Session I – Mondays, November 4 – December 9 – 3:00-3:45pm (5 weeks)
  • Session II – Mondays, January 13 – February, 24 – 3:00-3:45pm (5 weeks)
  • Session III – Mondays, April 20 – May 18 – 3:00-3:45pm (5 weeks)

Cost: $55 per session

Instructor:

Bianca Paterakis starting practicing yoga as an adolescent, took her first 200 hour teacher training in 2008, and then went on to take her 300 hour training with Charm City Yoga in 2014. She enjoys practicing Vinyasa, Kundalini, and Restorative yoga. She started teaching kids yoga at local schools with Twinkle Twinkle Yoga Yoga in 2015, including previously teaching classes at Greenspring Montessori School. Bianca is a new Dual Language Assistant Guide this year at Greenspring in the Older Toddler community and has a daughter who is going into Children’s House. She is very excited to not only be a continuing parent within the community but to be sharing her love for the Spanish language as a guide and love for the practice as a yoga instructor.

After-School Athletic Programs

Greenspring Montessori School also offers a variety of Athletic programs for students. Details on these programs, practice and game/meet schedules, as well as sign ups will be available seasonally in the fall, winter, and spring. To learn more about our Athletic Programs, please go to our Athletics page.

Calendar of Programs

Greenspring Montessori School offers a wide variety of After-School Programs. When scheduling, we make the greatest effort to plan activities so as not to overlap with others for the same age group. This way, students may participate in a variety of activities. We also have shorter sessions for some activities, so that children can try out a variety of programs throughout the year. Please use the calendar below to view which programs are offered. If you have any questions about the calendar or the programs, please email us at inform@greenspringmontessori.org.

September 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
  • CH Dance - Session I
18
  • CH Cooking Club - Session I
  • Cross Country Meet - St. James Academy (UE-AC)
19
20
21
22
23
  • EL/AC Violin - Session I
  • EL Yoga - Session I
  • UE Robotics
24
  • CH Dance - Session I
  • UE/AC Soccer vs. St. Ignatius - Home Game
25
  • CH Cooking Club - Session I
26
  • CH Art Club - Session I
  • LE Coding Club - Session I
27
28
29
30