After School Activities
After school activities are provided to enrich the student learning experience by giving children the opportunity to develop new skills, make friends, and have fun without leaving campus.
Activities vary each trimester as teachers, parents, and professionals from the community offer their expertise. Below is a sample of activities that have been offered in the past, with classes in arts, athletics, music, games and more.
Arts & Crafts
Students experience exciting crafts while building their self-esteem. They learn basic craft skills with materials such as ribbon, Hanji (Korean traditional paper), cloisonne, and much more!
Students learn basic ballet movements and how to interpret music. The class is taught by a teacher with a BFA in Ballet, an MFA in Choreography, and experience with dance companies in Korea and the US.
Students learn and develop basketball skills by working on passing, ball handling, shooting, defense, teamwork, and game strategy.
Be a Young Filmmaker
Students learn how to write scripts, develop characters, and direct short films. They learn the basics of shooting with good composition, how to edit footage, and how to incorporate special effects.
Students develop basic skills in several sports, including soccer, basketball, baseball, and hockey. Instruction focuses on the basic fundamentals of each sport as well as teamwork and sportsmanship.
Students learn to develop their skills as instrument players and as ensemble members. Any students who enjoy playing non-stringed instruments and want to play as a team with others should join Beginning Band.
Students who like playing board and card games can play games they enjoy or learn new ones. Games are provided, but students can bring their own too. Monopoly, Sorry, Jenga, and Uno are some of the games available.
Students create their own ceramic pieces to take home. Art Cube, a local organization that conducts the class, is dedicated to creating a fun, educational art experience for students.
Chess is played by millions of people worldwide. In this after school activity, students learn the basics of the game and play against others with similar interests in order to master the strategic and skillful game of chess.
Students have the opportunity to practice acts of kindness as well as to help plan the annual "Bundle Up" Christmas project, where they collect warm accessories to pass out to those in need at Seoul Station.
Cross stitching is an ancient art form that can improve concentration, dexterity, and math skills! Students learn the basics of following a pattern, stitch counting, and cross stitch technique and will have their own craft to treasure.
Can you use popsicle sticks, a motor, bottle caps, tape, and a rubber band to build something that can travel across a classroom? Design Thinking is a process where students complete challenges and develop critical thinking.
Students are introduced to the basic graphic design principles of composition, color, and space. Graphic designs are paired with instruction on narrative arc story writing and illustration using digital tablets.
Dodgeball is a team sport that encourages players to use hand-eye coordination with speed and agility to avoid being hit by the opposing team’s balls. Students have fun while improving their overall fitness level.
Girls Scripture Journaling
Scripture journaling is for students who desire to grow in their love for God's word. They learn a creative way to study the Bible using art and journaling as they discuss the life of Jesus and how their lives are changed by Him.
Students focus on acting games to encourage quick thinking, ad-libbing skills, team bonding and cooperation in this fun improv acting class. The result will be laughter, confidence, quick-wit and friendships.
Math Games is for students to review the concepts they have learned in class by playing exciting games. Students have fun playing board games that have been given a math twist and teacher-created games.
Piano for Beginners
Piano for Beginners introduces basic piano and music reading skills to students who have never played. The instructor has a Masters in Piano Performance and is certified in the Suzuki method.
Play Swim is a highly supervised free time in the shallow-end of the pool. There are guided group games, as well as a free swim time. Swim instructors assist lower ability swimmers in exploratory aquatic play.
In this advanced dance class, students learn basic movements from various dance styles - jazz, modern dance, musical theater, and hip hop.
Realistic Sketching aims to develop sketching skills with the use of pencils. Pieces are focused on realism, such as portraits of people, animals or nature. Students also learn how to use grid drawing to design realistic artwork.
STEM Club, a high school club, offers 4th and 5th graders opportunities to participate in hands-on science experiments to learn about the concepts behind them and to have fun while learning.
In this program, students gain soccer technical skills, decision making skills, physical fitness, and new friends. They experience soccer in a competitive but friendly environment.
Swimmers range from beginners submerging for the first time to winning medals in the Olympics! There are several classes offered, and students are challenged wherever they fall on the swimming continuum.
In this class, the emphasis will be on learning fundamental table tennis skills (basic forehand/ backhand strokes and service), basic tactics, etiquette, rules, and application to game situations.
Students learn taekwondo from an experienced, certified instructor. The benefits to students of taekwondo include increased strength, self-discipline, focus, safety, and self-defense. It is a great form of exercise and fun!
The Etiquette Factory
Students learn manners' lessons such as being polite, table etiquette, integrity, proper introductions, empathy, anti-bullying techniques, and communication skills in order to instill leadership and social confidence.
In the deep end of the pool, students learn the basic skills involved with water polo while having plenty of time to play the game. Students practice teamwork and different types of swimming techniques to increase their skills.
As part of the worship dance team, 5th Graders are eligible to participate as worship leaders for the elementary chapel services throughout the year. Students learn new music, collaboration, and performance skills.
Zentangle is the relaxing artform of making different patterns on images. Students explore making different patterns to creatively express their desired images.