Village Peeps After School

Open to all neighborhood children. Current classes run from September 12th, 2018 through December 21st, 2018.



Mondays 3:30 pm-5:00 pm ($275, 11 Classes)

This class serves as both an introduction to knitting, crocheting, and sewing for children who have not yet been exposed to these skills, and a place for more experience students to work on personal projects as well as repair projects for our classrooms. The atmosphere is social and active, but not rushed, with everyone working at their own pace.

Class Instructor: Chieh de Jong

(Class dates: Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 26, Dec. 3, 10, 17)


Children's choir 

tuesdays 3:30 pm-5:00 pm ($325, 13 Classes)

Our after-school children's choir draws on the rich tradition of classical and choral singing. Repertoire will include Waldorf foundational music, world folk music, theater classics and original compositions designed to meet the developmental needs of early grades children. We will focus on the foundations of music making, including fine-tuned listening, melody, pitch, healthy vocal practice, and musicianship. 

Music Director: Mr. Owen Schiller - Mr. Owen is an actor and singer from Colorado. He studied in a Waldorf school as a child before going on to earn his degree in Theater Arts from the University of Northern Colorado. Mr. Owen has worked with several Colorado-based choirs including the Basalt Chamber Choir and UNC’s Men’s Glee Club. This past summer, Mr. Owen taught the Drama program for New Amsterdam School.

(Class dates: Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 27, Dec. 4, 11, 18)



Movement & Mindfulness 

wednesdays 3:30 pm-5:00 pm ($325, 13 Classes)

Yoga is non-competitive workout that is adaptable to every shape, size and age group.

Our method of play yoga increases physical strength and improves flexibility, coordination, and balance in an exciting and educational way. Our Movement & Mindfulness class fosters a heightened sense of self, greater body awareness, boosted self confidence, increased flexibility and coordination, and improved physical strength. Through thoughtful breathing techniques and visualizations children develop tools to bring peace and self-soothe, and through movement they develop increased self-confidence, focus, attention span, and gratitude.

We strive to create an engaging and healthy environment where children learn to stretch and connect with their bodies and imagination. 

Class Instructor: Chloe Compton of Kindred Roots Yoga

(Class dates: Sept. 12, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19)



thursdays 3:30 pm-5:00 pm ($325, 13 Classes)

Students in Drama Peeps experience the process of learning, rehearsing and performing a play for their community. Classes are full of theater games and engaging exercises designed to help students integrate sound and movement with their bodies, and to work together as an ensemble. The dual gifts of theater are expression and control, out-breath and in-breath. Students are encouraged to let loose with improvisational games and to cultivate focus for rehearsal.

Drama Instructor: Mr. Owen Schiller

(Class dates: Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25. Nov. 8, 15, 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20)


Games & Latin American Culture  

Fridays 3:30 pm-5:00 pm ($325, 13 Classes)

By Friday, students appreciate a relaxed afternoon of old-fashioned outdoor and indoor games. Our Spanish teacher will bring a Latin American flair, adding songs and games from Latin American culture as well. Children will learn four square, kick-the-can, and the like, as well as inside games on seriously inclement weather days. One goal of the class is to encourage children to moderate their own game playing, building negotiation and leadership skills in the process. No prior knowledge of games or Spanish is required!

(Class dates: Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec. 14, 21)

Sign up for Village Peeps classes using the below links if your child attends an outside school. If you already have a child enrolled in New Amsterdam School, please sign up using the form in the Parent Portal.