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After School Enrichment Classes

Enrichment Offerings

The following are classes have typically been offered through our after school enrichment program which serves students in Kindergarten through 5th grade.


This list will be updated to reflect current offerings closer to the beginning of school, August 2019.



Critters N Clay 

Enrich your child’s world with a delightful hour integrating science, sculpting and children’s literature!  We will learn interesting facts about a different animal each week, sculpt it out of clay, and wrap things up with a story about the “critter of the week.” Basic sculpting and glazing techniques will be taught to assist in the creation of 3 future family heirlooms. The 3 creatures sculpted by students will be glazed at our final class.  A new group of animals will be studied each session.




Viva el Espanol: 1st – 5th Grade 

Join Viva el Español to learn Spanish through games, songs, stories and art projects.  This full-immersion approach is offered before school every school day which assists in reinforcing lessons learned.  Students will learn vocabulary related to a variety of everyday themes, practice using it within sentences, and master many useful phrases.  They will also learn about various traditions of different Spanish speaking countries.  Curriculum for continuing students builds on what they learned this year, expanding to new subject areas and more complex phrases.

Who:  K - 5th Grades

When:  TBD

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday - 7:30-8:15AM (K, Early Workers, & 2-5 grade) & 8:25-9:10 AM (Late Workers).
For more information please visit or call 925-962-9177.


Chess: 1st – 5th Grade 

Each 60 minute lesson consists of instructions, analysis and tournament games in which students play each other. Lessons are fun and easy to follow, and include individual written instructions to practice at home.  All necessary chess equipment (board, pieces, and demonstration tools) is provided. We also offer sibling discounts (50%for second child) and partial scholarships. Our instructors are experienced chess players and enthusiasts as well as professional teachers.



Sarah’s Science Toyology  – Back by popular demand! In these exciting hands-on science classes we will build a variety of toys and use them to demonstrate major scientific concepts such as energy, electricity, light, gravity, motion, friction, magnetism and simple machines. Each student will construct and take home a science toy in every class. The classes will be taught by the award-winning science educator, Sarah Shaffer, and her staff. Each student will make and take home: Light-Up Electric Robot,Motorized Solar Cell Color Spinner, Ping Pong Popper, Mighty Mini-Catapult, Optical Illusion Friction Flipper, Static Electroscope, Magnetic Hopping Grasshopper, and more.



Please review this important excerpt from our Enrichment Policies and Procedures. There will be no exceptions to these rules!!!

  • Students are expected to behave according to the Montair Code of Ethics at all times. Instructors will contact the parents of students who are not behaving properly to discuss remedial action. Students asked to withdraw from a class due to misconduct will not be eligible for a tuition refund.
  • Please remind your student that he or she should wait quietly outside their Enrichment classroom until told they may enter for the start of class.
  • Children are to be collected at the end of class from the room in which the Enrichment class has been held. 
  • Students are expected to arrive and leave promptly at the beginning and end of their Enrichment classes. Enrichment classes are not intended to provide a babysitting service and class teachers and/or Enrichment instructors may not be able to wait with students whose parents do not arrive on time. Repeated lateness may lead to a request to withdraw the child from class.
  • Parents should make sure their children understand the arrangements for the beginning and end of each Enrichment class—where they need to go to get to class, who will be meeting them after class and where, etc.. In particular, if children are to go to Kids’ Country, please make sure the Kids’ Country staff knows your child’s after class arrival time.