A Program of Schools for Children

Middle School Clubhouse

Middle School Clubhouse is a great way to come together and spend the afternoon with friends. Activities are specifically designed for middle school students as an extension of their day. Clubhouse is included in tuition, and all Clubhouse activities are Monday through Thursday from 3:15 – 4:30 pm. Any activities outside of these times is an additional fee.

Session Sign-Ups

Each session is two months long with five sessions. A limited number of students are allowed in each activity, each session. Students may sign up for a second session of a particular activity after the 15th of the month preceding the next session.  (For example, if a student enrolls for Calculating with Chuck for September and October, that same student may not enroll for Calculating with Chuck for November and December until October 15.) Students may enroll for a different activity at any time for November and December. Middle School Study Hall is available to all students who wish to enroll; there is no enrollment limit.


Year Round Clubhouse Activities

Middle School Athletics

Whether you’re into soccer, basketball, or cross country Lesley Ellis has a team for you! Learn about all the sports that Lesley Ellis offers here.

Study Hall


Monday through Thursday

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. ($15 / day)

Friday
3:15 – 5:30 ($35 / day)
Grades 5 – 8

Study Hall is a time during Clubhouse that is set aside for independently studying, reading and finishing homework. A teacher will be provided each afternoon to monitor and lend simple support to students. All students must be enrolled through Clubhouse to stay for study hall.

September / October 2022

ORIGAMI WITH CHA

Monday
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
September 14  – October 26
Class size: 12

Let’s explore the art of paper folding! We’ll cover origami folding techniques and learn how to interpret those often inscrutable directions. We will fold traditional basic forms like cranes and flowers and move on to more complex creations and modern structures as well as modular collaborations.

Sports Fun

Wednesday
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
September 14  – October 26
Roster size: 16

Sports and fun physical activities with Paulo in the gym (and even outside on some days).


Bobby’s Hobbies

Wednesday (excluding Early Release Days)
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
September 14  – October 26
Class size: 12

Explore some of the many fascinating activities that can occupy your free time with Bobby’s Hobbies. You’ll trim bonsai, make studio art, shoot and edit short films, and play advanced cooperative games. Learn to tell some stand-up jokes or write plays. You will also spend time doing BYOH – Bring Your Own Hobby – to share with others.

NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2022

Creative Lettering with Cha


Monday

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
November 1  – December 13
Class size: 15

Turn words into art with hand lettering. We’ll cover lettering basics, proportions, font styles, compositional design choices and decorative elements like flourishes, banners and frames. We’ll make greeting cards, envelope art, wall art, signage, and develop our own original lettering fonts.

Peter’s Visual Storytelling

Tuesday
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
November 7  – December 12
Class size: 12

Are you really into reading comic books?  Watching movies?  Binging the latest thing on Netflix or Disney +?  Visual storytelling has become the dominant way that students interact with narratives, whether it is interactive storytelling in video games, or passive storytelling as in television, movies, digital, or comic books.  Students will spend time exploring visual storytelling, learning about popular art styles for comic books, and learning anatomy for illustrators or cartoonists.

Bobby’s Hobbies

Wednesday (excluding Early Release Days)
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
November 9  – December 14
Class size: 15

Explore some of the many fascinating activities that can occupy your free time with Bobby’s Hobbies. You’ll play board games, carve pumpkins, make studio art, shoot and edit short films, and play advanced cooperative games. Learn to tell some stand-up jokes or write plays. You will also spend time doing BYOH – Bring Your Own Hobby – to share with others.

Math Musings with Chuck

Thursday
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
November 3 – December 15
Class size: 15

Each week we will explore math ideas and activities designed to stretch the middle school math student mind. Topics to include geometric constructions with compass and straight-edge, Greek and Latin math roots connecting math ideas to language, working with geoboards to explore spatial relationships and geometrical concepts, and introduction to cryptography exploring five common ciphers.

JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2023

Watercolor Explorations


Monday

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
January 4 – February 15
Class size: 12

After covering some of the basics of watercolor, we’ll dig into the tips and tricks that make watercolors such an expressive medium to work with. We’ll work both observationally and with free-form exercises to explore the different techniques for watercolor application.

Bobby’s Hobbies

Wednesday (excluding Early Release Days)
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
January 4  – February 15
Class size: 12

Explore some of the many fascinating activities that can occupy your free time with Bobby’s Hobbies. You’ll play board games, carve pumpkins, make studio art, shoot and edit short films, and play advanced cooperative games. Learn to tell some stand-up jokes or write plays. You will also spend time doing BYOH – Bring Your Own Hobby – to share with others.

Math Musings with Chuck

Thursday
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
January 5 – February 16
Class size: 15

 

Each week we will explore math ideas and activities designed to stretch the middle school math student mind. Topics to include geometric constructions with compass and straight-edge, Greek and Latin math roots connecting math ideas to language, working with geoboards to explore spatial relationships and geometrical concepts, and introduction to cryptography exploring five common ciphers.

MARCH / APRIL

Papercraft with Cha


Monday

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
March 6 – April 24
Class size: 12

We’ll make all manner of things out of paper! We’ll collage, cut, sculpt, and even marble it to create greeting cards, pop-up books, 3-D flowers, and more.

Bobby’s Hobbies

Wednesday (excluding Early Release Days)
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
March 8  – April 26
Class size: 12

Explore some of the many fascinating activities that can occupy your free time with Bobby’s Hobbies. You’ll play board games, carve pumpkins, make studio art, shoot and edit short films, and play advanced cooperative games. Learn to tell some stand-up jokes or write plays. You will also spend time doing BYOH – Bring Your Own Hobby – to share with others.

Math Musings with Chuck

Thursday
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
March 2 – April 22
Class size: 15

Each week we will explore math ideas and activities designed to stretch the middle school math student mind. Topics to include geometric constructions with compass and straight-edge, Greek and Latin math roots connecting math ideas to language, working with geoboards to explore spatial relationships and geometrical concepts, and introduction to cryptography exploring five common ciphers.

MAY / JUNE

Sports and Fun Physical Activities with Paulo


Monday, 3:15 – 4:30 p.m.

May 1 – June 5
Roster size:16

Come on out and enjoy various kinds of sports and fun physical activities with Paulo. A wide variety of games and activities will keep you engaged and active.

Art Journaling with Cha


Monday
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.

May 1 – June 5
Class size: 12

We will create our own autobiographical mixed media art journals, focusing on a new prompt each session with which to fill one full spread. Materials like pencil, ink, watercolor, paint pens, collage, and more will be used to explore our artistic journal expressions.

Sports and Fun Physical Activities with Paulo


Wednesday, 3:15 – 4:30 p.m.

May 3 – May 31
Roster size:16

Come on out and enjoy various kinds of sports and fun physical activities with Paulo. A wide variety of games and activities will keep you engaged and active.

Bobby’s Hobbies

Wednesday (excluding Early Release Days)
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
May 3  – May 31
Class size: 12

Explore some of the many fascinating activities that can occupy your free time with Bobby’s Hobbies. You’ll play board games, carve pumpkins, make studio art, shoot and edit short films, and play advanced cooperative games. Learn to tell some stand-up jokes or write plays. You will also spend time doing BYOH – Bring Your Own Hobby – to share with others.

Math Musings with Chuck

Thursday
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
May 4 – June 1
Class size: 15

Each week we will explore math ideas and activities designed to stretch the middle school math student mind. Topics to include geometric constructions with compass and straight-edge, Greek and Latin math roots connecting math ideas to language, working with geoboards to explore spatial relationships and geometrical concepts, and introduction to cryptography exploring five common ciphers.