AFTER SCHOOL, WEEKEND AND HOMESCHOOLER ENRICHMENT, BEFORE/AFTER CARE
PLEASE NOTE: no testing is required for our enrichment programs outside of competitive math.
Free Elementary Math Circle: We run a free city-wide circle for children in grades 1-4 for everyone, regardless if you are homeschooled, private school or public school and no, you don’t have to live in the City of Chicago to participate. Someone else runs a circle for grades 5 and up: Math Circle of Chicago. Please note, the Math Circle does not meet the week of the open house on October 3rd or 6th.
Math Team grades K-12: Pick from two teams: A casual, monthly team without a tryout, and a competitive weekly math team with a free try out. We may offer visitor registration for AMC8 and Math Kangaroo as well.
Experimental Outdoor Math Workshop grades 3-8: this is a hands-on outdoor math class where students learn outside as they build and grow. Notebooks, pencils, and hammers.
Self-paced, Pre-Algebra and Algebra classes with small group and individualized instruction. There is a free placement test. We are capable of running programming elementary through college level courses if there is demand. Admissions tallies all requests.
Experimental Archaeology for grades 1-6
Citizen Science Club for grades 1-6
Robotics club for grades K-4
Robotics Team for grades 4-8
Lego League JR Club for grades K-4
First Lego League Team for grades 4-8
4H for grades K-12
Odyssey of the Mind Team for grades K-6
Art Explorers field trip and studio combo grades k-6. Tour some of the top art galleries in Chicago, learn new art techniques and to appreciate the significance of modern art.
Gifted Social Skills Group for grades 1-6
Study Skills for Middle and High School (no free trial)
Executive Functioning Skills for Middle and High School (no free trial)
We have much more in the works. Stay tuned for Spelling Bee, Free NaNoWriMo weekly writing group for kids who are playing.Science Fair dates and so on. We plan to develop this program further based on student interest. Our goal is to help meet the unique needs of underserved gifted and homeschooling populations. If you have a suggestion, drop us a note.
Before and After Care for Full time enrolled students:
7 AM – 8 AM
3:30 PM – 6 PM
Rate: $1-5/every 15 minutes - depends on demand. Rate will be set in July. Activities include supervised free choice time with board games, reading, building toys, and light arts and crafts. Once our space is established, there may be outdoor time scheduled for After Care.