After-School Athenaeum

After-School Athenaeum is focused on the liberal arts and promotes learning by providing students dedicated homework time in addition to a diverse array of culturally enriching, academically oriented activities beyond the classroom. Our activities and lessons are aimed at improving students’ scholastic performance by reinforcing the lessons, virtues and curriculum of the classroom.

But it’s not all academics! Athenaeum scholars also enjoy time for recreation, games, socializing and just plain fun. Athenaeum runs daily from the dismissal bell (even on early release and half-days) until 6:00 p.m. Flexible and affordable options are available to fit any family’s after-school needs.

*The Athenaeum (ath-uh-nay-uhm) was originally a school in Rome, founded by Emperor Hadrian in 133 A.D. for the promotion of literary and scientific studies.

Questions? Please contact the Campus Coordinator, Logan Blair, at Programs.Chandler@GreatheartsAZ.org or 602-740-0683.

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Art Club: 3rd – 5th Grade

Art club meets on Thursdays from 3:20 – 4:20 pm.
Join Art Club where you and other artists will explore and expand your skills in drawing, painting, ceramics, and mixed-media. Get to know others who share your love of art and be a mentor to those just getting started. We will have fun and make beautiful pieces.
The cost is $20 for the quarter. Please note participation is limited to 20 participants and no waitlist will be offered.
Questions? Contact Mrs. Wuerfel
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Band Club: 3rd – 5th Grade

Band club meets on Fridays from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.
Instruction offered by Baker Performing Arts. Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, or Trumpet. Participation fee is $150/child, includes method book, performance sheet music, & instruction. Instruments available for rental, see the flyer.
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Tuesday Arts & Crafts Club: K- 2nd Grade

Arts & Crafts club meets on Tuesdays from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.
The club is focused on building fine motor skills for Kindergarten through 2nd grade.  Each Tuesday students will create an item and focus on building these skills.
The cost is $20 for the quarter. Please note participation is limited to 12 participants.
Questions? Contact Mrs. Bess
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Thursday Arts & Crafts Club: K- 2nd Grade

Arts & Crafts club meets on Thursdays from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.
The club is focused on building fine motor skills for Kindergarten through 2nd grade.  Each Thursday students will create an item and focus on building these skills.
The cost is $20 for the quarter. Please note participation is limited to 12 participants.
Questions? Contact Mrs. Bess
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Drama Club: 3rd-5th Grade

3rd – 5th Grade students will meet on Friday from 3:20 pm – 4:50 pm.
To be or not to be, that is the question…Of course to be in drama club!!!
Students will play lots of fun drama games that teach about character development, as well as working on performing a show at the end of each semester.
Registration is by invitation only, please contact Ms. Mattheisen for additional details.
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Hands On Science Club: 2nd-5th Grade

2nd- 5th Grade students will meet on Tuesdays in Room 104 from 3:20 pm – 4:20 pm.
Join our Hands On Science Club! Designed for students from 2nd grade to 5th grade, Hands on Science Club hopes to foster excitement for science by incorporating activities and experiments. We will learn about Science by doing fun activities every week!
Questions? Contact Mrs. Cowen
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Makers Next Gen Club: 2nd – 5th Grade

2nd – 5th Grade students will meet on Mondays from 3:30 – 5:00 pm.
The goal of Makers Next Gen Education Foundation is to develop skill sets for our students in critical thinking, problem solving, 3D modeling/printing, circuits (micro and macro), coding, data analytics, chemistry, physics, mathematics, documentation, Scrum, leadership and more – a solid physical and analytical base. The end goal is the development of the next generation of leaders in technology and technology support services. The cornerstones of our ethos are integrity, self-reliance, honesty and courage.
Classes are offered throughout Quarters 1-2 in the following topics – you may register for one or more. Student participants are limited to 10 per class.
Electronics | 8/19, 8/26, 9/9, 9/23, 9/30, 10/2 | $164
3D Modeling/Printing | 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16 | $184
Combo (Both Classes – Full Semester) | 8/19 – 12/16 | $329
There are no classes on 9/2, 9/16, 10/14, 10/21, 11/11

Questions? Please call or email Jason  or call (586) 604-3784
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