After school and athletic programs are available for Grayson students only.  We also offer weekend enrichment and summer programs, available to all gifted students in the greater Philadelphia area.

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Creative Writing Workshop

Mondays 3:30-4:45 | January 6 through March 16

Grades 6-10

$300

Before Percy Jackson convinced us we could all be superheroes, Rick Riordan was a kid in school, dreaming about mythology. Our Creative Writing Workshop will inspire budding authors to think about what inspires them, brainstorm with a community of similarly-inclined wordsmiths, and put pen to paper to help their ideas come to life. We will also talk about what makes our favorite books (or poems, graphic novels, stories, etc.) so compulsively readable, attending to character, tone, pacing, word choice, to name just a few.

Comic Book Creator

Tuesdays 3:30-4:45 | January 7 through March 17

Grades 6-10

$300

Join us for Comic Book Creator classes this winter where we invite our students to create their own comic strips and graphic short stories. Students will learn character design, storyboarding, illustration techniques and capturing their imagination in words and pictures.

Chess with The Knight School

Tuesdays 3:30-4:45 | January 7 through March 17

Grades K-5

$300

All beginners are invited! The Knight School instructors use really fun teaching methods such as super-fast chess clock-slapping chess games, zany chess videos, a strict bully-free environment, silicone wristbands for tactics mastery, chess puzzlers, driving music, hilarious tactics-lesson videos, and Mardi-Gras bead tournaments. In this kid-centered environment, your student will learn every cool trick, strategy, opening, and tactic in chessdom and soon learn to love and master chess, and to masterfully control their classrooms, sports fields, and home lives as well!

Karate

Wednesdays s 3:30-4:45 | January 8 through March 18

Grades K-5

$300

The after school karate program, as developed by Master Ted Chaney-Miadzinian (5th Degree Black Belt, Internationally Certified) is designed to work with students of all ages and will help our students to develop physical skills such as balance, coordination, strengthening, and flexibility while instilling aspects of martial arts training to help them develop into more focused, disciplined, respectful, and confident young people.


Digital Photography Workshop

Thursdays 3:30-4:45 | January 9 through March 19

Grades 6-10

$300

Students in our Digital Photography Workshop will be instructed in both professional and smartphone photography, tackling a range of weekly projects, including: abstract photography, still life and kitchen close-ups, optical illusions and forced perspectives, small world observations, faceless portraits, candid documentation, narrative photography, pet portraits, and panorama studies.  All levels are welcome.

Craft Class

Thursdays 3:30-4:45 | January 9 through March 19

Grades 4+

$300

Do you fancy yourself as a creator? Do you love projects and do the letters D-I-Y get you excited? Join the afterschool Craft Class! Crochet, soap making, and jewelry making are just a few of the many crafts we will explore over this winter session. Great for gifts, personal edification, and crafty experimentation, this after school program is sure to bring out your creative side.