After-School Enrichment

Santa Catalina Lower and Middle School's After-School Enrichment program has grown to include a variety of activities, including partnerships with local organizations. Students build practical skills, gain confidence, and explore their interests while having fun in safe, supportive environments. Classes run from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. and are held on campus and in various locations around Monterey.
 

Spring 2019

The 19-week spring session runs from Monday, January 7–Friday, May 31. Please register for classes below. If you have any questions, call the Lower and Middle School Office at 831.655.9324.

Class Descriptions

PreK

MONDAY
Tennis — Tina Romeka, director of tennis at Meadowbrook Swim & Tennis Club
PreK–Grade 5
Cost: $475.00

Students learn the game of a lifetime! Basic fundamentals are taught with various age and skill-appropriate drills and games. Students are grouped according to age and ability level. Ratio is 6 students to 1 instructor or better. Emphasis is placed on eye-hand coordination and footwork drills, along with basic stroke production. Not only do children learn the game of tennis, they also learn skills that transfer to other sports, such as sending and receiving, repetitive footwork patterns, and balance challenges. They learn to hit forehands, backhands, volleys, serves, and overhead smashes by the end of the program. Depending on the age and skill level, both basic rules and court positioning is introduced. Cooperative play is emphasized with good sportsmanship and tennis etiquette as a key.

TUESDAY
Golf 1 — Justin Russo Golf Academy
PreK-Grade 1
Cost: $475.00

Skill levels range from beginner to intermediate. Your child will love the process that leads to self-discovery, picture-perfect mechanics, and self-confidence. Students develop putting, short game, and full swing fundamentals. The class strives to develop the “play” in every golfer, encouraging students to challenge themselves by learning new skills and reaching new goals. The classes are held at Santa Catalina School. Parents must pick up students at 5:15 p.m. The PGA Sports Academy curriculum, which is implemented in these lessons, includes:

  • Golf and athletic experiences
  • Life skills (concentration, self-discipline, team building)
  • Rules and etiquette
  • Course management and strategies
  • Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) fitness and nutrition
  • Video analysis and physical assessments

Dream Bakers — Mrs. Newton
PreK-Grade 1
Cost: $500.00 ($25.00 material cost included)

Join in on the fun as we cook up some creative recipes, develop a foundation of culinary skills, and explore the science of food. Students work together to prepare and share dishes that are both delicious and nutritious. Students foster skills such as organization, safety, nutrition, and cooperation, as well as how to follow recipes and learn to measure ingredients. We create memories in the kitchen every week! Please note: some recipes may include dairy, wheat, or nut products. (Example recipe: Vegetable soup with beef broth, potato, carrot, turnip, onion, celery, and brown rice.)

WEDNESDAY
Beginning Musical Theatre — Pac Rep’s School of Dramatic Arts
PreK–Grade 1
Cost: $475.00

Acting, singing, and dancing skills are great tools to build confidence, self-esteem, and poise. In this new performing arts class, designed exclusively for our youngest children, students learn how to “walk, talk, and listen” on the stage—by way of theatre games, group participation, and their own imaginations. Scene work and musical theatre numbers are explored, and having FUN and behaving silly is highly encouraged! This class is presented by Donal Meeks, a professional director, instructor, and actor at Pac Rep Theatre’s School of Dramatic Arts (SODA). Ms. Meeks is uniquely experienced in working with young beginners and has structured this class as a fun and productive way to expose our youngest students to the skill and craft involved in musical theatre, while helping them to unleash their innate creativity. During the final week of class, students perform in a special musical and theatre showcase for family and friends.

THURSDAY
Spanish — Profesora Lansdale
PreK–Grade 3
Cost: $485.00 ($10.00 material cost included)

This course introduces students to the Spanish language through a variety of games, songs, art projects, and outdoor activities. Emphasis is placed on discovering the joy of learning another language, while setting the foundation for future studies in Spanish. The material is taught in a way that is fun, dynamic, and educational, and incorporates activities for every style of learning. Due to the learning needs and abilities of different ages, the class is divided into age groups for certain games and activities, while others are performed as an entire class. Each class also includes snack time where students are offered various healthy snacks and learn to discuss food in Spanish.

FRIDAY
Monterey Museum of Art
PreK–Grade 1
Cost: $475.00

Afternoon Art Club is a fun, creative environment for children to learn about various materials and methods to create art, such as printmaking, charcoal, pastels, and more! Fun-filled field trips to the Monterey Museum of Art support these lessons by showing students applications of these techniques in works from the museum’s collection. As the weather gets warmer, instruction shifts to explore the relationship between art, science, and nature. Students create works of art using materials found on nature walks, make sun prints, and create their own nature sketchbook!

Kindergarten

MONDAY
Tennis — Tina Romeka, director of tennis at Meadowbrook Swim & Tennis Club
PreK–Grade 5
Cost: $475.00

Students learn the game of a lifetime! Basic fundamentals are taught with various age and skill-appropriate drills and games. Students are grouped according to age and ability level. Ratio is 6 students to 1 instructor or better. Emphasis is placed on eye-hand coordination and footwork drills, along with basic stroke production. Not only do children learn the game of tennis, they also learn skills that transfer to other sports, such as sending and receiving, repetitive footwork patterns, and balance challenges. They learn to hit forehands, backhands, volleys, serves, and overhead smashes by the end of the program. Depending on the age and skill level, both basic rules and court positioning is introduced. Cooperative play is emphasized with good sportsmanship and tennis etiquette as a key.

TUESDAY
Golf 1 — Justin Russo Golf Academy
PreK-Grade 1
Cost: $475.00

Skill levels range from beginner to intermediate. Your child will love the process that leads to self-discovery, picture-perfect mechanics, and self-confidence. Students develop putting, short game, and full swing fundamentals. The class strives to develop the “play” in every golfer, encouraging students to challenge themselves by learning new skills and reaching new goals. The classes are held at Santa Catalina School. Parents must pick up students at 5:15 p.m. The PGA Sports Academy curriculum, which is implemented in these lessons, includes:

  • Golf and athletic experiences
  • Life skills (concentration, self-discipline, team building)
  • Rules and etiquette
  • Course management and strategies
  • Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) fitness and nutrition
  • Video analysis and physical assessments

Dream Bakers — Mrs. Newton
PreK-Grade 1
Cost: $500.00 ($25.00 material cost included)

Join in on the fun as we cook up some creative recipes, develop a foundation of culinary skills, and explore the science of food. Students work together to prepare and share dishes that are both delicious and nutritious. Students foster skills such as organization, safety, nutrition, and cooperation, as well as how to follow recipes and learn to measure ingredients. We create memories in the kitchen every week! Please note: some recipes may include dairy, wheat, or nut products. (Example recipe: Vegetable soup with beef broth, potato, carrot, turnip, onion, celery, and brown rice.)

WEDNESDAY
Beginning Musical Theatre — Pac Rep’s School of Dramatic Arts
PreK–Grade 1
Cost: $475.00

Acting, singing, and dancing skills are great tools to build confidence, self-esteem, and poise. In this new performing arts class, designed exclusively for our youngest children, students learn how to “walk, talk, and listen” on the stage—by way of theatre games, group participation, and their own imaginations. Scene work and musical theatre numbers are explored, and having FUN and behaving silly is highly encouraged! This class is presented by Donal Meeks, a professional director, instructor, and actor at Pac Rep Theatre’s School of Dramatic Arts (SODA). Ms. Meeks is uniquely experienced in working with young beginners and has structured this class as a fun and productive way to expose our youngest students to the skill and craft involved in musical theatre, while helping them to unleash their innate creativity. During the final week of class, students perform in a special musical and theatre showcase for family and friends.

THURSDAY
Spanish — Profesora Lansdale
PreK–Grade 3
Cost: $485.00 ($10.00 material cost included)

This course introduces students to the Spanish language through a variety of games, songs, art projects, and outdoor activities. Emphasis is placed on discovering the joy of learning another language, while setting the foundation for future studies in Spanish. The material is taught in a way that is fun, dynamic, and educational, and incorporates activities for every style of learning. Due to the learning needs and abilities of different ages, the class is divided into age groups for certain games and activities, while others are performed as an entire class. Each class also includes snack time where students are offered various healthy snacks and learn to discuss food in Spanish.

FRIDAY
Monterey Museum of Art
PreK–Grade 1
Cost: $475.00

Afternoon Art Club is a fun, creative environment for children to learn about various materials and methods to create art, such as printmaking, charcoal, pastels, and more! Fun-filled field trips to the Monterey Museum of Art support these lessons by showing students applications of these techniques in works from the museum’s collection. As the weather gets warmer, instruction shifts to explore the relationship between art, science, and nature. Students create works of art using materials found on nature walks, make sun prints, and create their own nature sketchbook!

Grade 1

MONDAY
Tennis — Tina Romeka, director of tennis at Meadowbrook Swim & Tennis Club
PreK–Grade 5
Cost: $475.00

Students learn the game of a lifetime! Basic fundamentals are taught with various age and skill-appropriate drills and games. Students are grouped according to age and ability level. Ratio is 6 students to 1 instructor or better. Emphasis is placed on eye-hand coordination and footwork drills, along with basic stroke production. Not only do children learn the game of tennis, they also learn skills that transfer to other sports, such as sending and receiving, repetitive footwork patterns, and balance challenges. They learn to hit forehands, backhands, volleys, serves, and overhead smashes by the end of the program. Depending on the age and skill level, both basic rules and court positioning is introduced. Cooperative play is emphasized with good sportsmanship and tennis etiquette as a key.

Bella at Catalina (Sewing)
Grades 1-3
Cost: $250.00 ($25.00 materials cost included)
*This is a nine-week session (January 7–March 11)

Bella Lofaso from Bella’s Studio brings her sewing studio experience to Santa Catalina School. A creative sewing room and engaging projects introduce students to a useful, artistic, and challenging skill that will benefit them throughout their lives. Projects incorporate the use of the sewing machine and hand-sewing techniques; all projects have been kid-tested. Students learn sewing safety and basics in a fun, safe, and creative environment. Critical thinking, problem solving, and academic skills are enhanced with adding sewing skills to a child’s learning experience. Projects include bookmarks, needle case, chicken pin cushion, personalized pillow, teddy bear, personalized banner, hand embroidery stitches on a hoop, and more. An experienced teacher serves as an assistant. Class size is limited to 6 students for a 3-to-1 ratio.

TUESDAY
Golf 1 — Justin Russo Golf Academy
PreK-Grade 1
Cost: $475.00

Skill levels range from beginner to intermediate. Your child will love the process that leads to self-discovery, picture-perfect mechanics, and self-confidence. Students develop putting, short game, and full swing fundamentals. The class strives to develop the “play” in every golfer, encouraging students to challenge themselves by learning new skills and reaching new goals. The classes are held at Santa Catalina School. Parents must pick up students at 5:15 p.m. The PGA Sports Academy curriculum, which is implemented in these lessons, includes:

  • Golf and athletic experiences
  • Life skills (concentration, self-discipline, team building)
  • Rules and etiquette
  • Course management and strategies
  • Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) fitness and nutrition
  • Video analysis and physical assessments

Dream Bakers — Mrs. Newton
PreK-Grade 1
Cost: $500.00 ($25.00 material cost included)

Join in on the fun as we cook up some creative recipes, develop a foundation of culinary skills, and explore the science of food. Students work together to prepare and share dishes that are both delicious and nutritious. Students foster skills such as organization, safety, nutrition, and cooperation, as well as how to follow recipes and learn to measure ingredients. We create memories in the kitchen every week! Please note: some recipes may include dairy, wheat, or nut products. (Example recipe: Vegetable soup with beef broth, potato, carrot, turnip, onion, celery, and brown rice.)

Primary Glee — Miss Gaggini
Grades 1-3
Cost: $450.00 (No classes during concert week)

Does your child love to sing? Is he or she interested in learning more about singing in a choir? Join Miss Gaggini as she brings her Glee Club to the primary levels. In this enrichment class, students work through several songs while learning about proper vocal techniques and introductions to part-singing. The class explores multiple genres of music with an emphasis on fun, contemporary songs, and of course, movement!

WEDNESDAY
Beginning Musical Theatre — Pac Rep’s School of Dramatic Arts
PreK–Grade 1
Cost: $475.00

Acting, singing, and dancing skills are great tools to build confidence, self-esteem, and poise. In this new performing arts class, designed exclusively for our youngest children, students learn how to “walk, talk, and listen” on the stage—by way of theatre games, group participation, and their own imaginations. Scene work and musical theatre numbers are explored, and having FUN and behaving silly is highly encouraged! This class is presented by Donal Meeks, a professional director, instructor, and actor at Pac Rep Theatre’s School of Dramatic Arts (SODA). Ms. Meeks is uniquely experienced in working with young beginners and has structured this class as a fun and productive way to expose our youngest students to the skill and craft involved in musical theatre, while helping them to unleash their innate creativity. During the final week of class, students perform in a special musical and theatre showcase for family and friends.

THURSDAY
Spanish — Profesora Lansdale
PreK–Grade 3
Cost: $485.00 ($10.00 material cost included)

This course introduces students to the Spanish language through a variety of games, songs, art projects, and outdoor activities. Emphasis is placed on discovering the joy of learning another language, while setting the foundation for future studies in Spanish. The material is taught in a way that is fun, dynamic, and educational, and incorporates activities for every style of learning. Due to the learning needs and abilities of different ages, the class is divided into age groups for certain games and activities, while others are performed as an entire class. Each class also includes snack time where students are offered various healthy snacks and learn to discuss food in Spanish.

FRIDAY
Monterey Museum of Art
PreK–Grade 1
Cost: $475.00

Afternoon Art Club is a fun, creative environment for children to learn about various materials and methods to create art, such as printmaking, charcoal, pastels, and more! Fun-filled field trips to the Monterey Museum of Art support these lessons by showing students applications of these techniques in works from the museum’s collection. As the weather gets warmer, instruction shifts to explore the relationship between art, science, and nature. Students create works of art using materials found on nature walks, make sun prints, and create their own nature sketchbook!

Horsemanship — Cypress Stables
Grades 1-8
Cost: $1,140.00

Toni Venza Training offers the wonderful opportunity for all levels of riders from beginners through intermediate to define and achieve their personal riding skills. TVT focuses on safety and having a great time riding and learning about the true love of horses! Students enjoy horseback riding, grooming, vaulting, bareback riding, lunge lessons, team building, and social skill exercises. The course is held at Cypress Stables on Aguajito Road, about five minutes from campus.

*One-way transportation to Cypress Stables is provided by Santa Catalina. Parents must pick up students from the facility by 5:00 p.m.

Swimming (PreK-Grade 1)

After School Swim Lessons – Mrs. Debra Burke
PreK–Grade 1
Cost: $175.00
*This is a five-week session (April 29–May 30)

After School Swim Lessons is a program designed for new swimmers to get a jump start on water safety for summer and beyond. Beginning in first grade, students at Santa Catalina participate in two units of swimming as part of the Physical Education curriculum. This program allows them to enter first grade feeling prepared and ready for swimming. Swim lessons take place after school from 3:45-4:30 p.m. in the Catalina pool. Classes are limited to 4 students.

  • Group 1 – Mondays
    • Kindergarten–Grade 1
    • Memorial Day make-up will take place Wednesday, May 1
  • Group 2 – Tuesdays
    • PreK–Kindergarten
  • Group 3 – Thursdays
    • PreK–Kindergarten

Grade 2

MONDAY
Tennis — Tina Romeka, director of tennis at Meadowbrook Swim & Tennis Club
PreK–Grade 5
Cost: $475.00

Students learn the game of a lifetime! Basic fundamentals are taught with various age and skill-appropriate drills and games. Students are grouped according to age and ability level. Ratio is 6 students to 1 instructor or better. Emphasis is placed on eye-hand coordination and footwork drills, along with basic stroke production. Not only do children learn the game of tennis, they also learn skills that transfer to other sports, such as sending and receiving, repetitive footwork patterns, and balance challenges. They learn to hit forehands, backhands, volleys, serves, and overhead smashes by the end of the program. Depending on the age and skill level, both basic rules and court positioning is introduced. Cooperative play is emphasized with good sportsmanship and tennis etiquette as a key.

Bella at Catalina (Sewing)
Grades 1-3
Cost: $250.00 ($25.00 materials cost included)
*This is a nine-week session (January 7–March 11)

Bella Lofaso from Bella’s Studio brings her sewing studio experience to Santa Catalina School. A creative sewing room and engaging projects introduce students to a useful, artistic, and challenging skill that will benefit them throughout their lives. Projects incorporate the use of the sewing machine and hand-sewing techniques; all projects have been kid-tested. Students learn sewing safety and basics in a fun, safe, and creative environment. Critical thinking, problem solving, and academic skills are enhanced with adding sewing skills to a child’s learning experience. Projects include bookmarks, needle case, chicken pin cushion, personalized pillow, teddy bear, personalized banner, hand embroidery stitches on a hoop, and more. An experienced teacher serves as an assistant. Class size is limited to 6 students for a 3-to-1 ratio.

TUESDAY
Primary Glee — Miss Gaggini
Grades 1-3
Cost: $450.00 (No classes during concert week)

Does your child love to sing? Is he or she interested in learning more about singing in a choir? Join Miss Gaggini as she brings her Glee Club to the primary levels. In this enrichment class, students work through several songs while learning about proper vocal techniques and introductions to part-singing. The class explores multiple genres of music with an emphasis on fun, contemporary songs, and of course, movement!

Rock Climbing
Grades 2-8
Cost: $500.00 ($25.00 transport cost included)

Mrs. Kelly Miller and Sanctuary Rock Gym offer one of the best all-around fitness workouts. Through its purity of movement, climbing enhances physical and mental well-being while developing strength, balance, coordination, and trust. Besides the physical benefits, climbing also enhances problem-solving skills while climbers are totally focused on the moves before them. In a fun exploration of the indoor climbing gym and basic technique, students are guided as they build strength and comfort on the walls through games and climbing technique lessons. The youth program is designed to get kids stoked about climbing at all levels. With that established as a foundation, the program moves to safety, technique, and strength to give kids the best structure for a life in the vertical world. Sanctuary Rock Gym has over 6,000 square feet of molded Radwall climbing terrain up to 30 feet high.

*One-way transportation to Sanctuary Rock Gym in Sand City is provided by Santa Catalina. Parents must pick up children at the gym at 5:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY
Monterey Museum of Art
Grades 2-5
Cost: $475.00

Afternoon Art Club is a fun, creative environment for children to learn about various materials and methods to create art, such as printmaking, charcoal, pastels, and more! Fun-filled field trips to the Monterey Museum of Art support these lessons by showing students applications of these techniques in works from the museum’s collection. As the weather gets warmer, instruction shifts to explore the relationship between art, science, and nature. Students create works of art using materials found on nature walks, make sun prints, and craft their own nature sketchbook!

THURSDAY
Spanish — Profesora Lansdale
PreK–Grade 3
Cost: $485.00 ($10.00 material cost included)

This course introduces students to the Spanish language through a variety of games, songs, art projects, and outdoor activities. Emphasis is placed on discovering the joy of learning another language, while setting the foundation for future studies in Spanish. The material is taught in a way that is fun, dynamic, and educational, and incorporates activities for every style of learning. Due to the learning needs and abilities of different ages, the class is divided into age groups for certain games and activities, while others are performed as an entire class. Each class also includes snack time where students are offered various healthy snacks and learn to discuss food in Spanish.

Golf 2 — Justin Russo Golf Academy
Grades 2-8
Cost: $475.00

Skill levels range from beginner to intermediate. Your child will love the process that leads to self-discovery, picture-perfect mechanics, and self-confidence. Students develop putting, short game, and full swing fundamentals. The class strives to develop the “play” in every golfer, encouraging students to challenge themselves by learning new skills and reaching new goals. The classes are held at Bayonet and Black Horse golf courses in Seaside, and players have the opportunity to play on the course in order to develop the feel and experience necessary to succeed. The PGA Sports Academy curriculum, which is implemented in these lessons, includes:

  • Golf and athletic experiences
  • Life skills (concentration, self-discipline, team building)
  • Rules and etiquette
  • Course management and strategies
  • Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) fitness and nutrition
  • Video analysis and physical assessments

*One-way transportation to Bayonet and Black Horse is provided by Santa Catalina. Parents must pick up students from the course by 5:15 p.m.

FRIDAY
Horsemanship — Cypress Stables
Grades 1-8
Cost: $1,140.00

Toni Venza Training offers the wonderful opportunity for all levels of riders from beginners through intermediate to define and achieve their personal riding skills. TVT focuses on safety and having a great time riding and learning about the true love of horses! Students enjoy horseback riding, grooming, vaulting, bareback riding, lunge lessons, team building, and social skill exercises. The course is held at Cypress Stables on Aguajito Road, about five minutes from campus.

*One-way transportation to Cypress Stables is provided by Santa Catalina. Parents must pick up students from the facility by 5:00 p.m.

Grade 3

MONDAY
Tennis — Tina Romeka, director of tennis at Meadowbrook Swim & Tennis Club
PreK–Grade 5
Cost: $475.00

Students learn the game of a lifetime! Basic fundamentals are taught with various age and skill-appropriate drills and games. Students are grouped according to age and ability level. Ratio is 6 students to 1 instructor or better. Emphasis is placed on eye-hand coordination and footwork drills, along with basic stroke production. Not only do children learn the game of tennis, they also learn skills that transfer to other sports, such as sending and receiving, repetitive footwork patterns, and balance challenges. They learn to hit forehands, backhands, volleys, serves, and overhead smashes by the end of the program. Depending on the age and skill level, both basic rules and court positioning is introduced. Cooperative play is emphasized with good sportsmanship and tennis etiquette as a key.

Bella at Catalina (Sewing)
Grades 1-3
Cost: $250.00 ($25.00 materials cost included)
*This is a nine-week session (January 7–March 11)

Bella Lofaso from Bella’s Studio brings her sewing studio experience to Santa Catalina School. A creative sewing room and engaging projects introduce students to a useful, artistic, and challenging skill that will benefit them throughout their lives. Projects incorporate the use of the sewing machine and hand-sewing techniques; all projects have been kid-tested. Students learn sewing safety and basics in a fun, safe, and creative environment. Critical thinking, problem solving, and academic skills are enhanced with adding sewing skills to a child’s learning experience. Projects include bookmarks, needle case, chicken pin cushion, personalized pillow, teddy bear, personalized banner, hand embroidery stitches on a hoop, and more. An experienced teacher serves as an assistant. Class size is limited to 6 students for a 3-to-1 ratio.

TUESDAY
Primary Glee — Miss Gaggini
Grades 1-3
Cost: $450.00 (No classes during concert week)

Does your child love to sing? Is he or she interested in learning more about singing in a choir? Join Miss Gaggini as she brings her Glee Club to the primary levels. In this enrichment class, students work through several songs while learning about proper vocal techniques and introductions to part-singing. The class explores multiple genres of music with an emphasis on fun, contemporary songs, and of course, movement!

Rock Climbing
Grades 2-8
Cost: $500.00 ($25.00 transport cost included)

Mrs. Kelly Miller and Sanctuary Rock Gym offer one of the best all-around fitness workouts. Through its purity of movement, climbing enhances physical and mental well-being while developing strength, balance, coordination, and trust. Besides the physical benefits, climbing also enhances problem-solving skills while climbers are totally focused on the moves before them. In a fun exploration of the indoor climbing gym and basic technique, students are guided as they build strength and comfort on the walls through games and climbing technique lessons. The youth program is designed to get kids stoked about climbing at all levels. With that established as a foundation, the program moves to safety, technique, and strength to give kids the best structure for a life in the vertical world. Sanctuary Rock Gym has over 6,000 square feet of molded Radwall climbing terrain up to 30 feet high.

*One-way transportation to Sanctuary Rock Gym in Sand City is provided by Santa Catalina. Parents must pick up children at the gym at 5:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY
Monterey Museum of Art
Grades 2-5
Cost: $475.00

Afternoon Art Club is a fun, creative environment for children to learn about various materials and methods to create art, such as printmaking, charcoal, pastels, and more! Fun-filled field trips to the Monterey Museum of Art support these lessons by showing students applications of these techniques in works from the museum’s collection. As the weather gets warmer, instruction shifts to explore the relationship between art, science, and nature. Students create works of art using materials found on nature walks, make sun prints, and craft their own nature sketchbook!

THURSDAY
Spanish — Profesora Lansdale
PreK–Grade 3
Cost: $485.00 ($10.00 material cost included)

This course introduces students to the Spanish language through a variety of games, songs, art projects, and outdoor activities. Emphasis is placed on discovering the joy of learning another language, while setting the foundation for future studies in Spanish. The material is taught in a way that is fun, dynamic, and educational, and incorporates activities for every style of learning. Due to the learning needs and abilities of different ages, the class is divided into age groups for certain games and activities, while others are performed as an entire class. Each class also includes snack time where students are offered various healthy snacks and learn to discuss food in Spanish.

Golf 2 — Justin Russo Golf Academy
Grades 2-8
Cost: $475.00

Skill levels range from beginner to intermediate. Your child will love the process that leads to self-discovery, picture-perfect mechanics, and self-confidence. Students develop putting, short game, and full swing fundamentals. The class strives to develop the “play” in every golfer, encouraging students to challenge themselves by learning new skills and reaching new goals. The classes are held at Bayonet and Black Horse golf courses in Seaside, and players have the opportunity to play on the course in order to develop the feel and experience necessary to succeed. The PGA Sports Academy curriculum, which is implemented in these lessons, includes:

  • Golf and athletic experiences
  • Life skills (concentration, self-discipline, team building)
  • Rules and etiquette
  • Course management and strategies
  • Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) fitness and nutrition
  • Video analysis and physical assessments

*One-way transportation to Bayonet and Black Horse is provided by Santa Catalina. Parents must pick up students from the course by 5:15 p.m.

FRIDAY
Horsemanship — Cypress Stables
Grades 1-8
Cost: $1,140.00

Toni Venza Training offers the wonderful opportunity for all levels of riders from beginners through intermediate to define and achieve their personal riding skills. TVT focuses on safety and having a great time riding and learning about the true love of horses! Students enjoy horseback riding, grooming, vaulting, bareback riding, lunge lessons, team building, and social skill exercises. The course is held at Cypress Stables on Aguajito Road, about five minutes from campus.

*One-way transportation to Cypress Stables is provided by Santa Catalina. Parents must pick up students from the facility by 5:00 p.m.

Study Buddies (Grades 1-3)

MONDAY–FRIDAY
Study Buddies — Mrs. Bhaskar and Mrs. Hlasny
Grades 1-3
Cost: Varies; see below

Study Buddies is a program that allows students to get homework done in a fun and supportive environment. Students end their day in the Lower School Library, where Mrs. Bhaskar helps them complete their homework, monitors guided play, and facilitates fun games and craft activities. On “no homework Fridays,” students are led by Mrs. Hlasny in fun, outside play, games, and craft activities.

Students can attend Study Buddies between 1 and 5 times per week. Day of the week must be predetermined:

  • 5 days = $475
  • 4 days = $456
  • 3 days = $399
  • 2 days = $320
  • 1 day = $228

Grades 4-5

MONDAY
Tennis — Tina Romeka, director of tennis at Meadowbrook Swim & Tennis Club
PreK–Grade 5
Cost: $475.00

Students learn the game of a lifetime! Basic fundamentals are taught with various age and skill-appropriate drills and games. Students are grouped according to age and ability level. Ratio is 6 students to 1 instructor or better. Emphasis is placed on eye-hand coordination and footwork drills, along with basic stroke production. Not only do children learn the game of tennis, they also learn skills that transfer to other sports, such as sending and receiving, repetitive footwork patterns, and balance challenges. They learn to hit forehands, backhands, volleys, serves, and overhead smashes by the end of the program. Depending on the age and skill level, both basic rules and court positioning is introduced. Cooperative play is emphasized with good sportsmanship and tennis etiquette as a key.

Beginning Theatre — Miss Slama
Grades 4-6
Cost: $475.00

Have you ever wanted to be on stage? In this class, young performers learn the fundamental tools needed to become capable and self-assured actors. Through improvisation exercises and short scenes, students learn to take risks, make strong character choices, and develop character relationships. We also work on refining audition skills and learning theatre terms. Build self-confidence on stage and off! Miss Slama has a bachelor's degree in theatre arts and continues to work professionally as an actor and stage manager in Monterey County.

Bella at Catalina (Sewing)
Grades 4-6
Cost: $250.00 ($25.00 materials cost included)
*This is a nine-week session starting after Winter Break (March 18–June 3)

Bella Lofaso from Bella’s Studio brings her sewing studio experience to Santa Catalina School. A creative sewing room and engaging projects introduce students to a useful, artistic, and challenging skill that will benefit them throughout their lives. Projects incorporate the use of the sewing machine and hand-sewing techniques; all projects have been kid-tested. Students learn sewing safety and basics in a fun, safe, and creative environment. Critical thinking, problem solving, and academic skills are enhanced with adding sewing skills to a child’s learning experience. Projects include bookmarks, needle case, chicken pin cushion, personalized pillow, teddy bear, personalized banner, hand embroidery stitches on a hoop, and more. An experienced teacher serves as an assistant. Class size is limited to 6 students for a 3-to-1 ratio.

TUESDAY
Rock Climbing
Grades 2-8
Cost: $500.00 ($25.00 transport cost included)

Mrs. Kelly Miller and Sanctuary Rock Gym offer one of the best all-around fitness workouts. Through its purity of movement, climbing enhances physical and mental well-being while developing strength, balance, coordination, and trust. Besides the physical benefits, climbing also enhances problem-solving skills while climbers are totally focused on the moves before them. In a fun exploration of the indoor climbing gym and basic technique, students are guided as they build strength and comfort on the walls through games and climbing technique lessons. The youth program is designed to get kids stoked about climbing at all levels. With that established as a foundation, the program moves to safety, technique, and strength to give kids the best structure for a life in the vertical world. Sanctuary Rock Gym has over 6,000 square feet of molded Radwall climbing terrain up to 30 feet high.

*One-way transportation to Sanctuary Rock Gym in Sand City is provided by Santa Catalina. Parents must pick up children at the gym at 5:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY
Monterey Museum of Art
Grades 2-5
Cost: $475.00

Afternoon Art Club is a fun, creative environment for children to learn about various materials and methods to create art, such as printmaking, charcoal, pastels, and more! Fun-filled field trips to the Monterey Museum of Art support these lessons by showing students applications of these techniques in works from the museum’s collection. As the weather gets warmer, instruction shifts to explore the relationship between art, science, and nature. Students create works of art using materials found on nature walks, make sun prints, and craft their own nature sketchbook!

THURSDAY
Golf 2 — Justin Russo Golf Academy
Grades 2-8
Cost: $450.00

Skill levels range from beginner to intermediate. Your child will love the process that leads to self-discovery, picture-perfect mechanics, and self-confidence. Students develop putting, short game, and full swing fundamentals. The class strives to develop the “play” in every golfer, encouraging students to challenge themselves by learning new skills and reaching new goals. The classes are held at Bayonet and Black Horse golf courses in Seaside, and players have the opportunity to play on the course in order to develop the feel and experience necessary to succeed. The PGA Sports Academy curriculum, which is implemented in these lessons, includes:

  • Golf and athletic experiences
  • Life skills (concentration, self-discipline, team building)
  • Rules and etiquette
  • Course management and strategies
  • Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) fitness and nutrition
  • Video analysis and physical assessments

*One-way transportation to Bayonet and Black Horse is provided by Santa Catalina. Parents must pick up students from the course by 5:15 p.m.

Intermediate Glee — Miss Gaggini
Grades 4-5
Cost: $450.00 (No classes during concert week)

Join Miss Gaggini as she brings her Glee Club to the intermediate levels. In this enrichment class, we work through several songs learning about proper vocal technique and introductions to part-singing. We explore multiple genres of music with an emphasis on fun, contemporary songs, and of course, movement!

FRIDAY
Horsemanship — Cypress Stables
Grades 1-8
Cost: $1,140.00

Toni Venza Training offers the wonderful opportunity for all levels of riders from beginners through intermediate to define and achieve their personal riding skills. TVT focuses on safety and having a great time riding and learning about the true love of horses! Students enjoy horseback riding, grooming, vaulting, bareback riding, lunge lessons, team building, and social skill exercises. The course is held at Cypress Stables on Aguajito Road, about five minutes from campus.

*One-way transportation to Cypress Stables is provided by Santa Catalina. Parents must pick up students from the facility by 5:00 p.m.

Middle School

MONDAY
Beginning Theatre — Miss Slama
Grades 4-6
Cost: $475.00

Have you ever wanted to be on stage? In this class, young performers learn the fundamental tools needed to become capable and self-assured actors. Through improvisation exercises and short scenes, students learn to take risks, make strong character choices, and develop character relationships. We also work on refining audition skills and learning theatre terms. Build self-confidence on stage and off! Miss Slama has a bachelor's degree in theatre arts and continues to work professionally as an actor and stage manager in Monterey County.

Bella at Catalina (Sewing)
Grades 4-6
Cost: $250.00 ($25.00 materials cost included)
*This is a nine-week session starting after Winter Break (March 18–June 3)

Bella Lofaso from Bella’s Studio brings her sewing studio experience to Santa Catalina School. A creative sewing room and engaging projects introduce students to a useful, artistic, and challenging skill that will benefit them throughout their lives. Projects incorporate the use of the sewing machine and hand-sewing techniques; all projects have been kid-tested. Students learn sewing safety and basics in a fun, safe, and creative environment. Critical thinking, problem solving, and academic skills are enhanced with adding sewing skills to a child’s learning experience. Projects include bookmarks, needle case, chicken pin cushion, personalized pillow, teddy bear, personalized banner, hand embroidery stitches on a hoop, and more. An experienced teacher serves as an assistant. Class size is limited to 6 students for a 3-to-1 ratio.

TUESDAY
Rock Climbing
Grades 2-8
Cost: $500.00 ($25.00 transport cost included)

Mrs. Kelly Miller and Sanctuary Rock Gym offer one of the best all-around fitness workouts. Through its purity of movement, climbing enhances physical and mental well-being while developing strength, balance, coordination, and trust. Besides the physical benefits, climbing also enhances problem-solving skills while climbers are totally focused on the moves before them. In a fun exploration of the indoor climbing gym and basic technique, students are guided as they build strength and comfort on the walls through games and climbing technique lessons. The youth program is designed to get kids stoked about climbing at all levels. With that established as a foundation, the program moves to safety, technique, and strength to give kids the best structure for a life in the vertical world. Sanctuary Rock Gym has over 6,000 square feet of molded Radwall climbing terrain up to 30 feet high.

*One-way transportation to Sanctuary Rock Gym in Sand City is provided by Santa Catalina. Parents must pick up children at the gym at 5:00 p.m.

THURSDAY

Golf 2 — Justin Russo Golf Academy
Grades 2-8
Cost: $475.00

Skill levels range from beginner to intermediate. Your child will love the process that leads to self-discovery, picture-perfect mechanics, and self-confidence. Students develop putting, short game, and full swing fundamentals. The class strives to develop the “play” in every golfer, encouraging students to challenge themselves by learning new skills and reaching new goals. The classes are held at Bayonet and Black Horse golf courses in Seaside, and players have the opportunity to play on the course in order to develop the feel and experience necessary to succeed. The PGA Sports Academy curriculum, which is implemented in these lessons, includes:

  • Golf and athletic experiences
  • Life skills (concentration, self-discipline, team building)
  • Rules and etiquette
  • Course management and strategies
  • Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) fitness and nutrition
  • Video analysis and physical assessments

*One-way transportation to Bayonet and Black Horse is provided by Santa Catalina. Parents must pick up students from the course by 5:15 p.m.

FRIDAY
Horsemanship — Cypress Stables
Grades 1-8
Cost: $1,140.00

Toni Venza Training offers the wonderful opportunity for all levels of riders from beginners through intermediate to define and achieve their personal riding skills. TVT focuses on safety and having a great time riding and learning about the true love of horses! Students enjoy horseback riding, grooming, vaulting, bareback riding, lunge lessons, team building, and social skill exercises. The course is held at Cypress Stables on Aguajito Road, about five minutes from campus.

*One-way transportation to Cypress Stables is provided by Santa Catalina. Parents must pick up students from the facility by 5:00 p.m.


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