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After-School Enrichment K-6


After-School Enrichment (ASE) for Elementary Students

In addition to after-school care offered for elementary students from dismissal until 6:00 p.m., St. James' gives K-6 students the opportunity to enroll in After-School Enrichment (ASE) classes from 3:30–4:30 p.m. each day. These classes supplement the standard curriculum and focus on engaging, hands-on, interactive learning.

If you have questions about our After-School Enrichment programs, contact Jen Cefaly, After-School Enrichment Coordinator and Academic Technology Specialist.


Monday Classes

Monday classes meet 7 times in the winter session: 1/14, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11.  Enrollment fee is $280.


String Orchestra (Intermediate Level) K-6

With Strings Instructor Hwi-Eun Kim

Welcome to our very first St. James’ String Orchestra! This course offers instructions on playing the violin, viola, cello, or bass instruments in an ensemble setting, with a focus on learning multi-cultural repertoires that may be performed during various school events throughout the year. This intermediate string orchestra is for students who are currently learning a string instrument (minimum of six months of prior lessons) and have an understanding of basic music reading, instrument assembly and maintenance, and correct playing position. Instruction offers continued focus on the refinement of tone quality, technique, aural skills and music literacy.

- Requirements:

• Must bring your own instrument

• Ability to judge basic intonation – flat, sharp

• Understanding of whole, half, quarter, eighth and dotted half notes and rests

• Understanding of 4/4, 2/4, and 3/4 time signatures

• Basic sight-reading

• Private lessons encouraged, but not required


Drones, Robotics, & Engineering 1-6

With Science Specialist Alex Marcoulides

Are you fascinated by drones, robotics, and the positive power of technology?! Then come build, craft, tinker, and create machines, robots, and more with us!


Dungeons & Dragons 3-6

With Gaming Instructor Ian Littleworth

You control the adventures in Dungeons & Dragons class! In the interactive role playing game, students will create their own characters and then work together to defeat monsters, hunt for treasure and go on exciting quests. The limits of the game are your imagination! This class is for experienced D&D players and beginners alike.


Improv K-6

With Dramatic Arts Instructor John Staley

Are you hilarious? Want to perform and make your friends, teachers, parents, and classmates laugh? Don’t be shy! Let’s overcome all inhibitions and let our creativity shine! We’ll introduce the children to confidence and skill-building exercises that include: cooperation, character development, accents, staging, music, etc in a fun, non-competitive environment.

Tuesday Classes

Tuesday classes meet 7 times in the winter session: 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26. Enrollment fee is $280.


Just Dance Dance Class! K-6

With Fourth Grade Teacher Jackie Taylor

Join Ms. Taylor's dance class for fun, fun, fun! Every week we'll break a sweat by dancing to popular songs throughout history, eat a healthy snack and drink lots of water out of a special water bottle they'll get to keep. This is an active class, but no pop-n-lock dance skills are required.



Spanish Fiesta K-3

With First Grade Assistant Teacher Rosi Lopez

Want an extra boost in Spanish? Come join the fun in this class by playing Spanish games and creating fun bilingual art projects. We will be reading books in Spanish and learning about Latin American artists. It’s a great way to enhance your child's Spanish skills.


Young Ninjas K-4

With Young Ninjas USA

The red headband is reserved for the dragon. Dragons are powerful mythical creatures that soar through the air with immense intensity and positivity. A beast that cannot ever be truly tamed, the dragon represents one of the highest levels one can achieve in Young Ninjas.Young Ninjas is a high-energy program introducing children to fundamental martial arts elements, like blocks, kicks, strikes, situational awareness, and the all important KI-YAH! Through skill training, fun games, creative challenges, and pad work on foam targets, children develop self-confidence and learn to enjoy being physically active in a non-competitive setting. C'mon, how cool! All classes are non-contact. Each session will include a mix of NEW skills, training games, and challenges, based on a new animal style. KI-YAH!


Shakespeare for Kids K-6

With Dramatic Arts Instructor John Staley

Students will discover the magic of Shakespeare's poetry as they learn about the Renaissance and Elizabethan England. Each child will be assigned a scene or monologue to be performed for family and friends on the last day of class.


Anatomy, Dissections, & Medicine 4-6

With Science Teacher Alex Marcoulides

Are you fascinated with animals and anatomy? Are you interested in the medical field? Have you ever wondered how organs work? Would you like to choose your own topic to study in the field of medicine or biology? Then come join us as we study the anatomy of various animals from grasshoppers to frogs, various organs from hearts to eyes, conduct microscope investigations, and give you the freedom to tell us how and what you would like to learn!



Wednesday Classes

Wednesday classes meet 7 times in the winter session: 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 . Enrollment fee is $280.


Advanced Chess 2-6

With Creative Content & Communications Manager Andrew Wright

Take your chess game to the next level! You know the pieces, you know checkmate, but do you know the 3 move checkmate? En passant? The English Opening? Come learn chess with Creative Content & Communications Manager Andrew Wright, a longtime chess teacher and two-time coach of the winners of the LA Chess Champions. As a bonus every student who signs up gets one free one on one session with Mr. Wright!

**This class is open to students in grades 2-6 who have previously completed 2 sessions of chess.**


Elementary Korean

With Jung Yun Choi


안녕하세요! (^-^)/ Learn Korean language and culture this Winter! This course is designed for students who have very limited knowledge of the Korean language. In an Elementary Korean course, students learn to listen, speak, read and write in Korean. Also, students learn Korean Culture such as food, and music through various activities and tasks. By the end of the semester, students are able to (1) read and write the Korean alphabets Hangul, and (2) have a basic conversation in Korean, i.e., self-introduction, counting numbers, asking and answering questions, making requests. We meet every Wednesday at 3:30.


Kommercial Kids K-4

With Schooly Groove, Delandis McClam

Learn what makes the commercials you watch fun and exciting! This Kommercial Kids on-camera acting class will keep your child using their imagination while creating, producing and filming silly commercials. To add to the excitement, they will invent and make their products that will be seen in their commercials. Your child will see what it takes to be that adorable kid on TV, advertising their favorite toy! *Each child will receive an edited video of their commercial after completion of the session*




Thursday Classes

Thursday classes meet 7 times in the winter session: 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28. Enrollment fee is $280.


Leggo my Legos K-4

With Schooly Groove’s Delandis McClam

Experience your Ultimate fantasy in this creative Superhero Lego class!  Students will build their favorite Superheroes while creating stories to share.  Along with their Superheroes they will act out their super powers as well as create comic books for the characters they create!  Building has never been more fun in this fun-filled, interactive Leggo My Legos, “Superheroes” class!


Husky Flag Football K-6

With Lead Play Facilitator Chris Zapata

Love playing football or want to learn how to play? Join Husky Flag Football- no pads needed! In Husky Flag Football, students will learn, develop and master football plays. Students will improve throwing, catching, running with the ball, and much more through guided drills. Students will not only learn new skills, but they will also learn how to work as a team.


Wow! Waffles! K-6

With Kindergarten Teacher Nancy Vermette

I LOVE waffles, don't you?  Join me for this yummy cooking class as we make a different breakfast treat each week.  How about hash brown potatoes one week and breakfast burritos the next? We will eat what we make, yes! You will receive a cookbook with all recipes on the last day of class.  Are you hungry yet?

**If your child has food allergies or any food restrictions please contact Mrs. Vermette before signing up.**


Origami Box Fairy Lights 3-6

With School Nurse Kelly Basham

Learn how to make beautiful origami box fairy lights.  Step-by step instruction to create unique origami boxes. Each magical origami box fits over a twinkling bulb, to create a string of lights fit for a fairy palace! Turn your bedroom or special place into a fairy tale dream-land with these handmade one of a kind origami boxes!


When Hollywood & Nature Combine 1-6

With Science Specialist Alex Marcoulides

Do you love to act and inspire others to take positive action? Would you like to learn how to become a reporter, film editor, director, producer, screenwriter, or run your own YouTube or Instagram page? Then join us to create episodes, short films, and documentaries about how our species can live in balance with nature!


The Spanish Kitchen 4-6

With Spanish Instructor Nashelli Flores

Te gusta comer y hablar español? Come join Profesora Flores in a culinary adventure of food from Spanish speaking countries from around the world. We’ll learn delicious recipes and will practice our Spanish while we cook! Come eat with us!


Friday Classes

Friday classes meet 7 times in the winter session:  1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8. Enrollment fee is $280.


Chess Club

with Parker Anderson Enrichment(K–6)

We introduce chess to students in a fun and exciting way. For all students and all levels, we teach students to play chess and help them succeed in school by stimulating their problem-solving skills, analytical skills, and critical thinking. Includes exclusive booklets and worksheets. Win certificates, medals, and trophies!


Sew Fun! 3-6

with Kindergarten Teacher Nancy Vermette

Learn to sew by choosing a fun sewing project.  If you are a beginner you will learn to use a needle and thread to create a fun and easy sewing project!  Returning students may choose to learn how to use a sewing machine for your sewing project. 3rd through 6th grade boys and girls are all welcome!  We will have sewing machines at school for you to use, or you may bring your own.

(This class has a max of 5 students)



With Fifth Grade Teacher Richard Yi

Are you good at video games? Want to test your skills with other players? Come and play StarCraft with us! This 20-year-old game is the phenomenon that started it all. StarCraft is a science fiction real-time strategy game that players must work together and plan strategically to win. This will be a fun way to learn problem solving, teamwork, communication skills, creativity, visualization, math skills, and much more.

**some games contain mild animated violence**



Green It Up! 1-6

With Science Specialist Alex Marcoulides

Would like to grow your own food, create a gorgeous green rooftop farm, or grow a green wall? Have you ever thought about creating something beautiful and inspirational through moss art? Are you motivated and determined to create a world where all people have clean air, water, and healthy food? Would you like to create your very own solar panels and wind turbines? Do you want to help our school improve its recycling program and compost all leftover food? Do you believe that together we can take action to create a zero-waste campus powered by 100% clean, green, renewable energy? Do you love trees and would you like to help plant a forest in Koreatown? Then get ready to dig in because this is the class for you!