After 3 Class Descriptions

Registration for After 3 includes the ability to stay before and after a class or private lesson from 3:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at no additional charge. Childcare is not available beyond 5:30 p.m. A late fee will be assessed for students picked up beyond this time. Students can be registered for any or all days of the week.

Registration opens Wednesday, November 13 at 10:00 a.m.

Check it out! New Classes coming this Spring:
  • NEW! Robotics Exploration for 1st-3rd on Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Cardboard Construction for 1st-5th
  • Culinary Arts for 3rd-5th
  • Cooking Around the World for 1st & 2nd
  • Puppetry for Pre-K & Kindergarten
  • Teddy Tennis for Pre-K & Kindergarten
See below for details!

Activity Power Hour – 1st-5th Grades
Activity Power Hour (APH) for our older Greenies incorporates what this age group loves the most: choice. Each weekday offers a variety of options for students to choose from: Sports, The Islands, Tech Lab, Art & Design, and Specials. While these offerings may change on a daily basis, we always have at least four activities available. Please read more about our Activity Power Hour environments below:
  • Directed Study: The Newman After 3 Directed Study staff are primarily composed of Newman Lower School teachers or specialists. Our staff help students who are registered for Directed Study complete their homework in full each day. They are also available if a student is just looking for daily homework assistance, encouragement, or some extra time going over concepts covered during the school day. The Directed Study session will begin at 3:30 p.m. after free play and snack and will end by 4:30 p.m. Students completing their homework assignments prior to 4:30 p.m. will have the option to choose an environment to attend in Activity Power Hour.
  • Sports: This environment features a rotating assortment of favorite playground games, such as Kickball, Capture the Flag, and Medic, along with classic sports like Flag Football, Soccer, and Basketball. Students who participate in our sports environment have the chance to run out some energy while improving their game skills and sportsmanship.
  • The Islands: Named after the most relaxing environment in Newman Summer Day Camp, The Islands offers students a variety of crafts and projects. Students work on their fine motor skills while creating intricate designs in Perler beads, lanyards, and homemade jewelry and accessories.
  • Makerspace: Located in the Innovation Lab, students will have the opportunity to utilize this rapid prototyping environment to enter with an idea and develop it into reality. Offered Monday through Thursday.
  • Tech Lab: A wide variety of technology-based activities draws students in to this environment. Students will have the opportunity to explore applications such as Minecraft, Tinker, Hour of Code, MIT Scratch, StopMotion animation, and Tinker CAD. Tech Lab is not open on Mondays.
  • Visual Art & Design: Led by talented artists, this environment offers a wide variety of creative endeavors. Housed in the Lower School art studio, students have the opportunity to focus on their artistry while creating original pieces of wearable arts, found object art, painting, drawing, and mixed media.
  • Specials: Surprise specials are offered throughout the semester and help us gauge student interest in future class offerings. Beginning with fan favorite, Dungeons & Dragons every Wednesday.
 
Instructors: After 3 Instructors and Newman Faculty
Days: Monday through Friday
Time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $479
 
Activity Power Hour – Pre-K and Kindergarten
Activity Power Hour for our youngest Greenies includes either an in-classroom, extracurricular enrichment activity or an active-play sport or game. The Classroom Enrichment environment will include rotations of art projects, hands-on science, musical games, and tinkering. The Active Play & Games environment will include P.E. games, races, and sports. Each day will focus on teamwork, motor skills, and fun. At the time of registration, you will be able to select your preference for your child: either Active Play & Games or Classroom Enrichment Activities. This will help our staff make sure each student in Activity Power Hour is engaged, focused, and happy each afternoon. Of course, we are flexible and can make game-time changes if a student’s preference changes.
Instructors: After 3 Instructors and Newman Faculty
Days: Monday through Friday
Time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $479
 
Private Piano Lessons, Kindergarten-5th Grade
After 3 puts the fun in fundamental piano skills. We have six piano teachers to provide flexibility to meet the demand for the lesson time you might desire. Our instructors will have a consistent curriculum with unified materials which will engage the students with songs they will love to play and sing. Our Classical composers will include Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Scott Joplin (ragtime) of course! All students enrolled will receive one 30 minute lesson per week. We strongly recommend that students enrolling in private piano lessons own a piano or a keyboard or that they have easy access to one during the week. Practice is mandatory starting with first grade or level 1 piano. All lesson books and materials are provided at no extra charge.    
Instructors: Amanda Wadsworth, Chase Ludeau, Jeremy Parker, Patrick Scioneaux, Rik Fletcher, and Sebastian Bharj
Days: Monday through Friday
Times: 3:05 - 3:35, 3:40 - 4:10, 4:15 - 4:45 or 4:50 - 5:20 p.m.
Fee: $835
 
Private Guitar or Ukulele Lessons – 1st-5th Grades
Guitar and Ukulele lessons will focus on building proper technique, musical awareness, and overall music appreciation. In addition to the more technical aspects of playing the instrument, the students will be engaged with repertoire which they will love to play and sing. Some of the musical projects will include: repertoire study of pop and rock artists such as the Beatles; the guitar as an essential part of American music; and how to play and sing along. All students enrolled will receive one 30 minute lesson per week. Students will be strongly encouraged to have their own instrument at home. Practicing is mandatory and ideally should be consistent.
Instructor: Alex Peña & Jeff Krause
Days: Monday through Friday
Times: 3:05 - 3:35, 3:40 - 4:10, 4:15 - 4:45 or 4:50 - 5:20 p.m.
Fee: $835
 
Monday

Little Pianists – Pre-K and Kindergarten
This class is a fun group piano lesson only offered to Pre-K and Kindergarten students. With most young children having limited individual finger dexterity, trying to play the piano can lead to frustration and feelings of defeat. In our group lessons your child will be instructed on: how the piano works as a physical instrument, how to sit at the piano and hold a proper hand shape, how to recognize specific patterns on the piano, up/down and high/low on the piano, finger numbers, steps and skips on the piano, names of the piano keys, how to aurally identify duple and triple meter, stepping/skipping forward and backward in the musical alphabet, lines and spaces on the staff, steps and skips on the piano and staff, how to aurally identify major and minor chords, and much more.  Group lessons are an engaging and effective way to start learning to play the piano.
Instructor: Chase Ludeau
Times: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $526
 
Kindergym – Pre-K and Kindergarten
Kinder Gym is gymnastics for Pre-K and Kindergarten students. Students are introduced to bars, beam, and tumbling using preschool gymnastic equipment.
Instructor: NOLA Gymnastics led by Coach Gretchen Schultz
Times: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $526
 
Little Hoopsters – Pre-K and Kindergarten
This fun skill based introduction to basketball. Students will learn fundamentals of dribbling, passing, shooting, defense, and team play.
Instructor: TBA
Times: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $526 
                                                             
Music Production – 3rd-5th Grades
In Music Production, students will learn the "ins and outs" of everything that goes into producing music. Through the use of recording software such as Garageband and Mixcraft, students will learn about basic sound principles, electronic/digital audio, microphones and microphone placement, tracking, equalization, MIDI, and mastering. Music Production will also focus on the concept of songwriting, as each student will write and produce their very own song to take home with them at the end of the term. This class is a fun approach to understanding the combination of music and technology - something that is imperative in the modern music industry.
Instructor: Jackson Delany
Times: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $526 
 
Scholastic Chess: Beginners – 1st-5th Grades
Students will be introduced to the game of Chess, and learn all of the rules about the ancient game, including etiquette, sportsmanship, and the joy of learning. Students will gradually acquire basic competence in chess through learning the characteristics of each piece, basic cornerstone fundamentals, and by learning and practicing basic tactics. The class period will be structured as a mix of direct lecture and demonstration, and ample hands-on practice. This class section is for beginners who perhaps have no previous experience or background in Chess.
Instructor: Jeff York
Times: 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Fee: $526  
 
Scholastic Chess: Intermediate – 1st-5th Grades
Students in this section will build their competitive competence in Chess by learning and practicing more advanced tactics, openings and endings, and planning based upon strategic considerations. In addition to lecture/demonstration and hands-on practice, students will become familiar with basic chess analysis and will be challenged to sharpen their tactical and strategic skills. This class is for students who already are familiar with the rules of chess, have played in tournaments, older students, or those who have previous experience in a chess club. The tone of the class will be to challenge students toward greater skill and ability, with an eye toward participation in local scholastic tournaments and a love of learning.
Instructor: Jeff York
Times: 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Fee: $526 
 
Robotics Exploration – 1st-3rd Grades
This class is an environment for free exploration with the components involved in robotics. Students may use this time to experiment with new combinations of sensors, learn more of the intricacies of programming, or perhaps build a new style of robot with a brand new purpose. For students interested in joining the competitive team in the coming years, this exploration class is a great opportunity to get excited about robotics and develop new skills.
Instructor: Travis Blotsky
Times: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $526 
 
Tuesday

Little Innovators – Kindergarten
Through exploration, discovery, and experimentation students in this class will become architects and engineers. By trying different approaches to daily challenges students will find creative solutions using a variety of materials including blocks, LEGO, cardboard, craft materials, and found objects.
Instructor: Khiry Armstead
Times: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $526 
 
Soccer Shots Classic – Pre-K and Kindergarten
The Soccer Shots Classic program teaches the technical skills of soccer and encourages greater confidence with ball control, using both feet, starting and stopping and changing directions by incorporating basic moves. Through creativity, positivity and fun, we encourage new challenges and increased confidence in the Classic program. Soccer Shots provides children's soccer experiences and believe this sport is a powerful vehicle for positively impacting youth. Through our partnership with the U.S. Soccer Foundation, they aim to impact children through quality soccer programs that support their physical and personal development. Athletic shoes and socks are required for class.
Instructor: Soccer Shots Coaches
Times: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $526 
 
Ballet – Pre-K and Kindergarten
Dancers will have the opportunity to learn and explore ballet principles such as plié, relevé, and sauté. Additionally class times will be spent improving skills in balance, coordination, and rhythm through creative movement exercises.
Instructor: Gretchen Erikson
Times: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $526 
 
Puppetry – Pre-K and Kindergarten
Students will learn to design and build characters using various types of puppets, also learning the performance aspects of this exciting form of theatre.
Instructor: Bryan Spitzfaden
Times: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $526
 
Beginner Gymnastics – 1st-5th Grades
Beginner Gymnastics instruction including bars, beam, floor exercise, tumble trak, and vault. NOLA Gymnastics Rainbow Ribbon Program awards the students as they progress and achieve gymnastic skills. Once a student has achieved all of the Rainbow Ribbon Skills, they can promote to the competitive team.
Instructor: NOLA Gymnastics led by Coach Gretchen Schultz
Times: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $526
 
Culinary Arts – 3rd-5th Grades
Each week, students will be exploring different art styles and learning about significant artist figures by using the art of cooking. From Kandinsky circle bundt cakes to Picasso pizza portraits, our lessons will carry out a theme where students can express themselves with the styles and/or artist inspiration of the week. Different cooking strategies and methods will also be taught. At the end of the semester, students will have completed their very own cookbook and journal of the things they made in class.
Instructor: Marie Contreras
Times: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $526 
 
Wednesday

Cardboard Construction – 1st-5th grades
This instructional course provides a hands-on introduction to the Cardboard Arts. Students will create both two dimensional works of art and three dimensional sculptures utilizing the same techniques used to build Cardboard Mountain at Newman Summer Day Camp.
Instructor: Bryan Spitzfaden
Times: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $526

KinderChess, Kindergarten
Chess teaches children how to think critically, problem solve and plan ahead. This class introduces our youngest Greenies to the game of chess through stories and fun games. Students will learn about each piece, how they move, and strategies on how to win at chess.
Instructor: Khiry Armstead
Time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $526
 
Mini Chef Cooking – Pre-K
Mini Chefs will learn some basic preparation and cooking techniques while tasting foods that they have prepared under the supervision of a culinary explorer! Each week will feature a new recipe that students can take home.
Instructor: Marie Contreras
Times: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $526 
 
Science – Pre-K and Kindergarten
Continue the creative wonder of science with fun, hands-on science experiments and projects that will help promote life-long interests and skills. Exploration will include everything from volcanoes and dinosaurs to polymer super balls, balloon rockets, and plants. The focus will be on enjoying participating in experiments and projects while learning and understanding the scientific fundamentals of each project.
Instructor: Susan Scharff
Times: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $526 

Teddy Tennis – Pre-K and Kindergarten
This class inspires children to get active and learn to play tennis through music, pictures, and stories.  Students will learn essential tennis skills and enhance coordination through an interactive learning adventure.
Instructor: Teddy Tennis Coach, Ashton Schwab
Times: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $526 

Competitive Robotics Team – 4th & 5th grades
The Competitive Robotics Team is open to ten team members who will represent our school at this season’s First Lego League (FLL) challenge. Team members will hone their skills designing and building a robot and attachments to solve timed challenges. Team members will write programs to guide the robot through the challenges. Team members will research and investigate the FLL challenge theme. The team may also meet for extra practices on a Saturday in preparation for the local qualifier and state tournament. The goal of our team is to get students excited about robotics, and the competitive team takes that energy to the tournament to do the very best we can. On your marks, get set, Lego!
Instructor: Collin Doruff
Times: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $526 
 
Advanced Karate – 1st-5th grades
Karate is a Japanese martial arts that requires discipline and concentration.  In this class students will learn advanced basic punching, kicking, and blocking techniques.  Classes will consist of technique (kihon), forms (kata), and partner work (kumite).  After certain progress, students will have to opportunity to test for higher rank and compete in tournaments.  Uniforms (Gi) are recommended but not required.  Enrollment in this class also offers the optional purchase of a karate uniform for $30. Students should only enroll in this class if they have a yellow belt or above.
Instructor: Dimitri Papadopoulos
Times: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $526
 
Thursday

Mini Chef Cooking – Kindergarten
Mini Chefs will learn some basic preparation and cooking techniques while tasting foods that they have prepared under the supervision of a culinary explorer! Each week will feature a new recipe that students can take home.
Instructor: Marie Contreras
Times: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $526 
 
Little Innovators – Pre-K
Through exploration, discovery, and experimentation students in this class will become architects and engineers. By trying different approaches to daily challenges students will find creative solutions using a variety of materials including blocks, LEGO, cardboard, craft materials, and found objects.
Instructor: Khiry Armstead
Times: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $526 

Robotics Playground – Kindergarten
Robotics Playground is a fun introduction to STEM concepts and team-building skills as students work to complete fun Robotics challenges. This experience is multi-sensory, hands-on, and feeds on students imaginations, introducing them to coding and learn how to command a Robot.
Instructor: TBA
Times: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $526 
 
Soccer Shots Classic – Pre-K and Kindergarten
The Soccer Shots Classic program teaches the technical skills of soccer and encourages greater confidence with ball control, using both feet, starting and stopping and changing directions by incorporating basic moves. Through creativity, positivity and fun, we encourage new challenges and increased confidence in the Classic program. Soccer Shots provides children's soccer experiences and believe this sport is a powerful vehicle for positively impacting youth. Through our partnership with the U.S. Soccer Foundation, they aim to impact children through quality soccer programs that support their physical and personal development. Athletic shoes and socks are required for class.
Instructor: Soccer Shots Coaches
Times: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $526 
 
Beginner Karate – 1st-5th grades
Martial Arts can be an integral part of youth education by teaching children discipline, self-control and self-defense, while providing them with a rigorous physical education regimen.  If students wish to progress and attain ranks in Karate, they can through this program. No previous experience is required.  Enrollment in this class also offers the optional purchase of a karate uniform.
Instructor: Miranda Brengartner and Tiffany Tobin
Times: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $526 
 
Electronics – 3rd-5th grades
Students will work through a series of projects from the awesome book Electronics for Kids by Oyvind Nydal Dahl. The projects will move students beyond simple circuits and into the world of breadboards, resistors, capacitors, relays, and more. Registration includes all necessary components, which students will take home at the end of the session.
Instructor: Travis Blotsky
Times: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $526 
 
Friday

KinderKarate – Pre-K and Kindergarten
Martial arts can be an integral part of youth education by teaching children discipline, self-control and self-defense, while providing them with a rigorous physical education regimen. If students wish to progress and attain ranks in karate, they can through this program. This class is open to all Pre-K and K students, regardless of previous karate experience. Enrollment in this class also offers the optional purchase of a karate uniform for $30.
Instructor: Amine Belkouche and Tiffany Tobin
Times: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $526 
 
Science – Pre-K and Kindergarten
Continue the creative wonder of science with fun, hands-on science experiments and projects that will help promote life-long interests and skills. Exploration will include everything from volcanoes and dinosaurs to polymer super balls, balloon rockets, and plants. The focus will be on enjoying participating in experiments and projects while learning and understanding the scientific fundamentals of each project.
Instructor: Susan Scharff
Times: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $526 
 
T-Ball – PreK and Kindergarten
This class introduces our youngest Greenies to basics of T-Ball. Students will learn about base running, throwing, catching, and hitting. Students will also develop skills in listening, following directions, and taking turns while building confidence in an active fun environment. Glove and helmet are required.
Instructor: TBA
Times: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $526

Gymnastics: Acro and Tumbling – 1st-5th Grades
ACRO is the most interesting of the gymnastic disciplines. It involves gymnastic skills done with partners in pairs or trios like you would see in Cirque du Soleil. Students will perform their acro, tumbling and dance skills in a routine to music. This class will also teach students basic and advanced tumbling instruction on tumble trak trampoline and spring floor.
Instructor: NOLA Gymnastics led by Coach Gretchen Schultz
Times: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $526 
 
Cooking Around the World – 1st-2nd Grades
Each week, students will learn to make a traditional dish from a different country while learning a brief lesson of the country's history and culture. The recipes that are taught will be full of flavor, but also thoughtful as to what the foods represent to their native region. Different cooking strategies and methods will also be taught. At the end of the semester, students will have completed their very own cookbook and journal of the things they made in class.
Instructor: Marie Contreras
Times: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $526
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