Fall 2019

Village Peeps

After-School classes

Open to children in the first through fourth grades from all neighboring elementary schools.

Classes run from September 9 to December 20.

Students enrolled in all five Monday-Friday classes receive a 10% discount.


Monday- Spanish Cooking

Mondays 3:30-5:00pm

Instructor: Don Ruben

Don Ruben brings his culture and heritage to this hands-on class where students learn about traditional South American flavors, plants and vegetables, spices, and cooking techniques while engaging in a lively Spanish-immersion classroom. Children will chop, prep, and cook new dishes in each class, exploring new flavors and textures along the way. No Spanish language experience necessary.

($275, 11 Classes)

(dates: Sep 9,16,23, Oct 7, 21, 28, Nov 4, 18, Dec 2, 9, 16)


Tuesday- Handwork

tuesdays 3:30-5:00pm

Instructor: Ms. Kristin

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 experienced students to create and work on personal projects of their own design. The atmosphere is social and active, but not rushed, with everyone working at their own pace, and instructor assistance available to each individual as he or she needs.

($325, 13 Classes)

(dates: sep 10, 17, 24, Oct 8, 5, 22, 29, nov 5, 12, 19, dec 3, 10, 17)


Wednesday- Movement + Mindfulness

WEDNESDAYS 3:30-5:00pm

Instructor: Danyelle Vilmenay

Students flow through an imaginative journey of interactive storytelling and renewing yoga poses while practicing peaceful movements, calming techniques, and gratitude. At the end of every class, students learn to create beautiful origami art, which promotes hands-on focus and mimics nature. Led by Danyelle Vilmenay, an experienced children's yoga instructor who infuses her classes with warmth and creativity through imaginative storytelling, asanas, singing bowl sounds, and origami.

($325, 13 classes)

(dates: Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, Dec 4, 11, 18)


Thursday- free Play Afternoon 

THURSDAYS 3:30-5:00pm

Instructor: Mr. Owen

This unstructured afternoon gives children a break from their schedules to engage in imaginative play and mixed-grade socialization in a peaceful Waldorf environment. Students spend time both indoors and out, playing games and being children. Traditional childhood games will be introduced.

($350, 14 Classes)

(dates: Sept 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, Dec 5, 12, 19)


Friday- “destination imagination”

Fridays 3:30-5:00pm

Instructor: Kat Alexander

Destination Imagination is a semester-long teamwork experience where children engage in project-based challenges that are designed to build confidence and develop extraordinary creativity, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork skills. Beginning with a theme, students are empowered to imagine, conceptualize, design, style, and build a creative project from start to finish, developing and adhering to a project timeline and making all creative decisions as a group. This semester’s theme, from the “Scientific” category, asks students to research a real animal species, recreate its habitat in artistic form, create and present a story in verbal, visual, or theatrical form about the first encounter between the species and the habitat, and show the viewer how the species and habitat each change as a result of the encounter.

($325, 13 Classes)

(dates: Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 8, 15, 22, Dec 6, 13, 20)