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Classes & After School Program

Battery Park Montessori offers rich, engaging after school programs for students throughout the Lower Manhattan community. All of our enrichment programs are open to students from both public and private schools and families in the region. We offer programming across all interests, including the arts, technology, and language.

FALL SEMESTER: SEPTEMBER 10-DECEMBER 21, 2018

Schedule of Classes (September 10-December 21*)

ALL CLASSES

Chess at Three - Monday, 3:00-3:45pm | Ages 2-6 | $550/semester Register
Montessori Parent-Child: Infant - Wednesday, 4:15-5:00pm | $560/semester Register
Montessori Parent-Child: Toddler - Tuesday, 4:15-5:00pm | $600/semester Register
Performing Arts: Child's Play NYC - Thursday, 3:00-3:45pm | Ages 2-6y | $550/semester Register
Music Together - Saturday, 10:30-11:15am | Ages 0-5y | Register (registration for this class is through Music Together)
Music Together in Mandarin - Tuesday or Friday, 4:30-5:15pm | Ages 0-5y | $452/day/semester Register (registration for this class is through Music Together)
Canta y Baila Conmigo: Music Together in Spanish - Monday, 4:00-4:45pm | Ages 0-5y | $416/semester Register (registration for this class is through Music Together)
Extended Day Montessori - Monday-Friday, 3:00-5:30pm | Ages 2-6y | $250/day/semester Register

MONDAY CLASSES

3:00-5:30pm Extended Day Montessori (2-6y) | $250 Register
3:00-3:45pm Chess at Three (2-6) | $550 Register
4:00-4:45pm Canta y Baila Conmigo: Music Together in Spanish (0-5y) | Register (registration for this class is through Music Together)

TUESDAY CLASSES

3:00-5:30pm Extended Day Montessori (2-6y) | $250 Register
4:15-5:00pm Montessori Parent-Child: Toddler | $600 Register
4:30-5:15pm Music Together in Mandarin (0-5y) | Register (registration for this class is through Music Together)

WEDNESDAY CLASSES

3:00-5:30pm Extended Day Montessori (2-6y) | $250 Register
4:15-5:00pm Montessori Parent-Child: Infant | $560 Register

THURSDAY CLASSES

3:00-5:30pm Extended Day Montessori (2-6y) | $250 Register
3:00-3:45pm Performing Arts: Child's Play NYC (2-6y) | $550 Register

FRIDAY CLASSES

3:00-5:30pm Extended Day Montessori (2-6y) | $250 Register
4:30-5:15pm Music Together in Mandarin (0-5y) | Register (registration for this class is through Music Together)

SATURDAY CLASSES

10:30-11:15am Music Together (0-5y) | Register (registration for this class is through Music Together)

*Canta y Baila classes run September 17-November 26
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Music Together in Mandarin runs September 25-December 4
*Music Together runs September 22-December 8

Class Descriptions

EXTENDED DAY MONTESSORI | AGES 2-6

Extended Day Montessori offers affordable afternoon care for children currently enrolled at Battery Park Montessori. From 3:00-5:30 pm, we provide a nurturing after school experience lead by a Casa teachers and hosted in one of our Casa classrooms. Our Extended Day program is guided by the the same Montessori principles and approach that the children experience during their school day. Children have access to the Montessori work available on the shelves, and have time to work freely with the materials as they do during the school day. Extended day activities will also include crafts, guided art activities, and cooking. A healthy snack is included.
Extended Day Montessori is only open to children currently enrolled at Battery Park Montessori.

Monday-Friday | 3:00-5:30pm


MUSIC TOGETHER IN MANDARIN | AGES 0-5

Introduce your family to Mandarin through music! A trained Music Together teacher speaks fluent Mandarin and incorporates the language into songs and activities. It is a great way to introduce or support Mandarin study in your babies and children, but please note this is not a Mandarin immersion music class or foreign language class. English is also used.

Tuesday or Friday | 4:30-5:15pm
Monday & Thursday options at our sister school, Pine Street School. Click here for details.


CANTA Y BAILA CONMIGO™: MUSIC TOGETHER IN SPANISH | AGES 0-5

Take a journey into Spanish language and its cultures through the magical world of music! With Canta y Baila Conmigo™ you and your child will be transported as you sing, dance and play along to the irresistible sounds and rhythms of Spanish speaking countries. This is a Spanish immersion music class. This is a caregiver participation class.

Monday | 4:00-4:45pm


MONTESSORI PARENT-CHILD | Infant & Toddler

If you have ever wanted to learn more about the Montessori approach and have wondered if a Montessori education would be right for your child and family, we encourage you to come and experience it first hand!

INFANT | Wednesday | 4:15-5:00pm
In this class, one of Battery Park Montessori’s teachers will introduce parents to the fundamentals of the Montessori approach and philosophy. Parents will gain insight into mindfully observing their children and ideas on how to prepare developmentally appropriate and stimulating activities for their infants. This class will offer parents the opportunity to see the Montessori approach in action and witness how even the youngest children begin to build concentration and independence through experiences in the Montessori prepared environment. Parents will learn the science behind the Montessori materials and how they meet and challenge babies physical and cognitive skills at each stage of their early development.
This class is designed for children from 3 months old until walking independently. This is a caregiver participation class.

TODDLER | Tuesday | 4:15-5:00pm
In this class, lead by one of Battery Park Montessori's own teachers, children and parents will be introduced to activities designed to foster curiosity, concentration, and independence. Children will build confidence and skills through work with authentic Montessori activities and materials. Families will gain an understanding of Montessori philosophy, mindful observation of their child, and insight on preparing an environment that fosters concentration and supports and enhances their child’s innate learning potential. This class will be held in our Toddler classroom, and is designed for children who have begun walking independently to age two.
For children walking to 2 years. This is a caregiver participation class.


PERFORMING ARTS: CHILD'S PLAY NYC | AGES 2-6

Children will explore story-telling, song and creative movement in this class for the youngest of thespians. Using their bodies, voices and minds, students re-interpret classic and contemporary children’s literature and are inspired to create their own adventures. Simple props and costumes help them bring their characters to life. Connections are made to literature and the world around them. Classes encourage creative expression and confidence.
Open to children 2-6 years. This is a drop-off class.

This fall at Battery Park Montessori: Animal Adventures! Help your favorite monkey escape from the zoo! Join the Circus Ship with a troupe of animal performers! Through theater games and improvisation, kids explore their inner Wild Thing. (Tails and tales provided!) Recommended for preschool-aged students.

ABOUT CHILD'S PLAY NYC
Child’s Play NY is a highly regarded theater program for children offering classes, camps, parties and in-school workshops to New York kids since 2009. Our mission is to inspire young people to tap into their intrinsic sense of play through theater. We believe studying the art of acting encourages kids to be even more creative, collaborative and compassionate human beings. Child’s Play NY runs classes at dozens of schools throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan and is ranked in Time Out NY Kids as a top acting program.

THURSDAY | 3:00-3:45pm


CHESS AT THREE | AGES 2-6

The Chess At Three approach teaches much more than the rudimentary rules of chess. Chess At Three students also learn: The Importance of Sportsmanship, Literacy, Chess History, and Math, just to name a few. Lessons include interactive moments, physical movements (chessercizes), and guidelines for game play at each level of development. Chess at Three utilizes a unique cast of characters, in fun and interactive stories. Through these stories children progressively learn to play and develop a love for chess. Our stories focus on why chess pieces move in their own unique ways and are supported by activities that cement chess knowledge in your child's mind.
Open to children 2-6 years. This is a drop-off class.

MONDAY | 3:00-3:45pm

ABOUT CHESS AT THREE
Chess At Three has an international network of Certified Storytellers (Chess Tutors) who provide one-on-one lessons and group sessions. We utilize a unique cast of characters, in fun and interactive stories helping children progressively learn to play chess. Our stories focus on why chess pieces move in their own unique ways and are supported by activities that cement chess knowledge in your child’s mind.