Explore Something New In Our Gifted Enrichment Programs!

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We offer an exciting array of courses designed for high-ability learners that you may not find elsewhere.  The Enrichment Center provides extracurricular, gifted enrichment programs that challenge high ability learners to think critically, ask and answer difficult questions, solve problems, stretch their minds, have fun, and make new friends!

Part of our mission at The Grayson School is to be a resource in the greater Philadelphia area.  The Enrichment Center is a place where gifted students from any school or from a homeschool setting can come together to engage in all kinds of fascinating and challenging topics with intellectual peers who share their interests.

Winter 2018 Enrichment Programs

All sessions are held at The Grayson School: 35 N. Malin Road, Broomall, PA.

Dinosaurs Jr.
Saturday, January 20 and January 27

Explore the great, giant beasts that roamed the earth tens of millions of years ago! This activity based, hands-on course is specifically designed for younger students interested in all things dinosaur. We will study the major types and species of dinosaurs, as well as their lifestyles and habitats, and the environment of ancient earth. Learn about evolution, fossils, paleontology and what it means to be a paleontologist. Each student will construct a miniature Jurassic World!

Instructor: Michael Brodine

Recommended Grades: K & 1st

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Cost: $95

Medieval World
Saturday, February 3

This is a one day adventure into an era from which so much of the Modern World developed. Knights in shining armor, huge castles, the beginnings of modern science, art and literature all come from this often misunderstood time period. Students will learn what a typical day in Medieval times was like. We will learn how to build a typical Medieval house, a castle, and catapult. We will learn Medieval songs and games and how to make (totally safe and non-toxic) Medieval remedies and potions. History and adventure rolled into one!

Instructor: Michael Brodine

Grades: 1st & 2nd

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Cost:  $95

Learning the art of the game through video
Saturday, January 20 and January 27

Come and learn the art of storytelling and how to craft a compelling storyline to keep people interested in your video game.  We will use an easy-to-learn language, Basic, to write successively more difficult video games.  By the end of the course, students will be able to write their own original video game in a simple but powerful programming language

Instructor: Kat Murray

Recommended Grades: 2nd through 6th

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Cost: $95

Basketball  Fundamentals
Saturday, January 20, January 27, and February 3

This basketball workshop aims to teach the game of basketball to boys and girls while having fun! We’ll provide your child with a strong foundation for player development by stressing the fundamentals of the game through ball handling, defensive rebounding and shooting stations.

Instructor: Alexa Fusselbaugh

Recommended Grades: 2nd through 4th

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Cost: $135

Introduction to Guitar
Saturday, January 20, January 27 and February 3

Calling all students interested in playing the guitar, with little or no experience required.  This is an excellent opportunity for students to get an idea of what playing the guitar is actually like.  We will learn to play and sing a few simple songs as a group.  Students will also have the opportunity to choose from a list of well-know songs to learn individually.  It is not required, but highly recommended that students like to sing as well.  Students are not required to bring their own guitar, but they may if they desire.

Instructor: Jared Scheetz

Recommended Grades: 2nd and up

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Cost:  $135

Dungeons & Dragons
Saturday, January 20, January 27 and February 3

Does your child enjoy science fantasy and an intense attention to detail? This role play tabletop game will have players developing their mathematical and strategic skills. No experience required.

This game is led by a gifted, high school-aged student who exhibits strong leadership skills, competency in, and a passion for the subject matter.  The opportunity for your child to engage with an older student as a positive role model is an additional beneficial outcome of this session. Adult supervision is on staff during all sessions.

Dungeon Master: Sebastian Bilash

Recommended Grades: 4th and up

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Cost:  $135