Lower School Program Offerings

List of 24 items.

  • Art for Healing - CANCELLED

    Day/Time: Monday 4:00-4:45 p.m.
    Grades: LS grade 5; MS grades 6-8
    Instruction Fee: $112.50
    Instructor:
    Art Rebel
    Minimum Enrollment: 6
    Description: This art class will focus on creative exercises the entire family can do together that are designed to help you reconnect with your creative self and promote a more positive physical, mental, and emotional outlook. All projects can be completed with materials you will be able to find at home.
  • Art Rebel - CANCELLED

    Day/Time: Wednesday 3:00-3:45 p.m.
    Grades: Grades 1-5
    Instruction Fee: $157.50
    Materials Fee:
    $75
    Instructor:
    Art Rebel
    Minimum Enrollment: 6
    Description: Students will be supplied with an art kit that will include all the supplies necessary to create a different art project each week. Join us on Zoom for live instruction, or if you prefer, you can access a link and watch step by step video tutorials at your convenience.
  • Basketball Skills - CANCELLED

    Day/Time: Tuesday 4:00-4:45 p.m.
    Grades: Grades 3-5
    Instruction Fee: $157.50
    Instructor:
    Rod Sailes on behalf of Art Rebel
    Minimum Enrollment: 6
    Description: Taught by Rod Sailes, a Buckley alum who played college ball in Maryland, this course has been thoughtfully designed to teach students the fundamentals of the game, as well as exceptional overall knowledge of basketball concepts. Physical conditioning will be a key component of the class, all while having fun. Log into Zoom each session with your own basketball and some space to move around.
  • Brain Games with Mr. Ayers

    Day/Time: Friday 4:00-4:45 p.m.
    Grades: Grades K-5
    Instruction Fee: $112.50
    Instructor:
    John Ayers
    Minimum Enrollment: 6
    Description: Bring your friends to end the week with fun and engaging games that will improve problem-solving skills, concentration, pattern recognition, and visual perception, while enhancing spatial recognition and increasing reaction time. Students will work alone and in pairs or groups to challenge themselves in a non-competitive and enjoyable way.
  • Ceramics Masters Series: Picasso

    Day/Time: Monday 4:00-4:45 p.m.
    Grades: Grades K-5
    Instruction Fee: $112.50
    Materials Fee: 
    $75
    Instructor: 
    Gabby Melendez
    Minimum Enrollment: 6
    Description: A fateful trip to the South of France inspired a whole new chapter in Picasso’s career and changed pottery forever. In this live Zoom class, students will discover the multiple hallmarks of Picasso’s artistic personality in his ceramics: humor, inventiveness, fearlessness, and his unsurpassed ability to define simplicity in form and create their own original ceramic work. In this Pick-Up Materials Class option, you are able to pick up all of the materials you'll need to create your masterpiece from the school (times and area TBD). Sculpted pieces can then be brought back to be fired in our kiln and the finished pieces will be picked up at your convenience.
  • Chess Club

    Day/Time: Wednesday 3:00-3:45 p.m.
    Grades: Grades K-5
    Instruction Fee: $157.50
    Instructor: Parker-Anderson Enrichment
    Minimum Enrollment: 6
    Description: Chess is an exciting educational experience. This class teaches students to play chess while stimulating problem-solving skills, analytical skills, and critical thinking skills. Each class has a lesson for beginners, a lesson for intermediate/advanced students, and playing time for everybody.
  • Culinary Kids Academy

    Day/Time: Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday 4:00-5:00 p.m.
    Grades: LS grades 2-5; MS grades 6-8
    Instruction Fee: $292.50
    Service Fee: 
    $28.60
    Instructor:
    Culinary Kids Academy 
    Minimum Enrollment: N/A
    Description: Culinary Kids Academy combines hands-on cooking and academic learning in engaging workshops. After teaching 150,000+ students in the classroom, we've shifted to a highly successful Zoom program, tested this spring and summer.
     
    You can expect yummy, kid-approved recipes, experiential cooking instruction, and engaging learning & storytelling …all from the comfort of your own home!

    This course is best suited for second through eighth graders. Supply lists will be sent to participants ahead of time, and younger students are required to have adult supervision in the kitchen.

    We are now offering five class options via Zoom, Monday through Friday, all from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
     
    This course will run for 13 weeks, Session I and Session II. Please refer to the course calendar provided by CKA and choose only ONE day to enroll:

    Mondays: 9/14, 9/21, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14
     
    Tuesdays: 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15
     
    Wednesdays: 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16
     
    Thursdays: 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10
     
    Fridays: 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/30, 12/4, 12/11
     
    CKA is offering a 5% sibling courtesy for your continued commitment. Additionally, they will gladly offer a 5% referral courtesy for every non-Buckley student you send them who enrolls in the program! *Your discounts will be credited directly through CKA.
  • Fit Box Fitness - CANCELLED

    Day/Time: Wednesday 3:00-3:45 p.m.
    Grades: LS grade 5; MS grades 6-8
    Instruction Fee: $157.50
    Instructor:
    Art Rebel
    Minimum Enrollment: 6
    Description: Join us for a fast paced, introductory level workout that combines boxing and fitness drills. A great way to burn off some steam at the end of a school day.
  • Friday Pep Rally: Cheer and School Spirit - CANCELLED

    Day/Time: Friday 4:00-4:45 p.m.
    Grades: Grades K-3
    Instruction Fee: $112.50
    Instructor: Parker-Anderson Enrichment
    Minimum Enrollment: 6
    Description: This fun course emphasizes fitness and cheer techniques. We will promote teamwork, school spirit, and self-esteem. We cover the importance of nutrition and taking care of our bodies to build confidence and spirits. We will teach a dance and multiple cheers, incorporating them into fun routines to celebrate our love for Buckley.
  • Games, Fitness and Sports Trivia with Coach Holland - CANCELLED

    Day/Time: Monday 4:00-4:45 p.m.; Thursday 4:00-4:45 p.m.
    Grades: Grades 1-3
    Monday Instruction Fee: $112.50
    Thursday Instruction Fee: $135
    Instructor: John Holland
    Minimum Enrollment: 6
    Description: This Beyond the Bell program will revolve around fun games, sports knowledge & activities, and other challenges. We will cover the sports world by sharing lots of facts and answering questions. There will be times when we will have some fitness and exercise challenges. We will also touch on health and nutrition with different fun facts and exercises.
  • Graffiti Rebel - CANCELLED

    Day/Time: Tuesday 4:00-4:45 p.m.
    Grades: LS grade 5; MS grades 6-8
    Instruction Fee: $157.50
    Materials Fee: 
    $50
    Instructor:
    Art Rebel
    Minimum Enrollment: 6
    Description: This introductory class, conducted live each week over Zoom, will include a Graffiti Art kit and downloads that will shed light on the origins of how this art form was created. It will also introduce students to various Graffiti artists and provide them with a basic understanding of the various lettering styles, tags, stenciling, and street art concepts.
  • Hip Hop and Intermediate Hip Hop - CANCELLED

    Please note that Hip Hop is offered two days a week for third grade, Tuesday (Hip Hop) and Thursday (Intermediate/Advanced Hip Hop). Each day requires a separate enrollment. Our goal is to provide dance to as many students as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

    Hip Hop

    Day/Time: 
    Tuesday 4:00-4:45 p.m.
    Grades: Grades 1-3
    Instruction Fee: $157.50
    Instructor: Adi Licht
    Minimum Enrollment: 6
    Description: A fun and energetic dance class for both experienced and brand, new dancers in first through third grade. Students will learn the history and origin of hip hop dance and will be introduced to both old and new school hip hop dance styles - from the running man to the whoa. They will learn how to isolate, wave, pop and breakdance. Class starts with a warm up followed by a dance routine and educational games.

    Intermediate/Advanced Hip Hop
    Day/Time: Thursday 4:00-4:45 p.m.
    Grades: Grades 3-5
    Instruction Fee: $135
    Instructor: 
    Adi Licht
    Minimum Enrollment: 6
    Description: A fun and challenging dance class. Students will be introduced to various hip hop dance genres including old school, new school, locking and house. They will learn how to isolate, wave, pop and breakdance. Students will learn a new dance routine every two to three weeks in order to retain choreography more quickly with an emphasis on performance quality. 

  • Kallpachay Spanish Immersion

    Day/Time: Tuesday and Thursday 4:00-4:45 p.m.
    Grades: Grades K-5
    Instruction Fee: $292.50
    Instructor: 
    Kallpachay Spanish Immersion
    Minimum Enrollment: 8
    Description: Kallpachay Spanish Immersion online classes are a perfect blend of interactive activities that make learning Spanish fun—now from the comfort of your home. Our native Spanish-speaking instructors guide students to Spanish fluency using songs, movement, projects, and more through our small-group environment. Participants will be grouped according to both their age and their fluency level.  Join the fun! For more information please call 818-392-4826 or email bienvenidos@kallpachay.com.
     
    *Please note that this course meets twice a week for optimal results. 
  • LEGO Masters!

    Day/Time: Monday 4:00-4:45 p.m.
    Grades: Grades K-2
    Instruction Fee: $112.50
    Instructor: 
    Parker-Anderson Enrichment
    Minimum Enrollment: 6
    Description: Being LEGO Smart is more than building with LEGO bricks--it’s having the ability to work in teams, solve problems, and create solutions, as you explore your creativity! Join us for the perfect combination of learning and fun! If you have basic LEGO bricks already at home, you have everything you need to log into this weekly Zoom and create with confidence.
  • MatheMagic

    Day/Time: Monday 4:00-4:45 p.m.
    Grades: Grades K-5
    Instruction Fee: $112.50
    Instructor: 
    Parker-Anderson Enrichment
    Minimum Enrollment: 6
    Description: MatheMagic combines the exciting skills of Magic with the brain-teasing aspects of Math to create an intellectual and entertaining activity that not only enhances students’ problem solving, logic, and lateral thinking skills, but also teaches them that Math can be fun!
  • Mock Trial, Public Speaking and Debate

    Day/Time: Wednesday 3:00-3:45 p.m.
    Grades: Grades 3-5
    Instruction Fee: $157.50
    Instructor: Parker-Anderson Enrichment
    Minimum Enrollment: 6
    Description: 
    Are you a person of passion and conviction, with a love for critical thinking and dialogue? In this class, students learn to use logic and other rhetorical tools to support their positions and to express themselves succinctly and skillfully. Students learn to walk and talk with assuredness and purpose, overcome jitters, and deliver speeches with confidence and animation!
  • Running Rebel - CANCELLED

    Day/Time: Friday 4:00-4:45 p.m.
    Grades: Grades 2-5
    Instruction Fee: $112.50
    Instructor:
    Art Rebel
    Minimum Enrollment: 6
    Description: 
    Get ready for some fun and fitness with exercises,
    games, and scavenger hunts that will get your heart pumping! What better way is there to kick off a well-earned weekend?
  • S.T.E.A.M with Ms. Francis - CANCELLED

    Day/Time: Wednesday 3:00-3:45 p.m.
    Grades: Grades 1-3
    Instruction Fee: $157.50
    Instructor: 
    Savannah Francis
    Minimum Enrollment: 6
    Description: 
    Join Ms. Francis for a weekly S.T.E.A.M. challenge! For each challenge, you will be given a task, have time to plan and build your creation, and share with other students. These activities are intended to spark imagination, encourage innovation, and give students a space to create. For planning purposes, you will receive a list of common household items that will come in handy to create your S.T.E.A.M. makerspace prior to the first-class session.
  • Sewing - CANCELLED

    Day/Time: Thursday 4:00-4:45 p.m.
    Grades: Grades K-5
    Instruction Fee: $135
    Materials Fee: 
    $30
    Instructor: 
    Shannon Allbright
    Minimum Enrollment: 7
    Description: 
    Learn how to hand sew and embroider with Miss Shannon’s Sewing. First project, a felt pouch for sanitizing wipes teaches how to sew on a button. All other projects teach each stitch and skill. The final project is the cutest stuffed dog with floppy ears. All materials and supplies are provided and can be picked up locally at our studio on Magnolia and Whitsett.
  • Slime Rebel - CANCELLED

    Day/Time: Thursday 4:00-4:45 p.m.
    Grades: LS grades 3-5; MS grade 6
    Instruction Fee: $135
    Materials Fee: 
    $50
    Instructor:
    Art Rebel
    Minimum Enrollment: 6
    Description:
     
    Students will be supplied with a Slime Art Kit that will include all the materials and supplies necessary to create a different awesome slime each week! Join us each for live Zoom instruction and get ready to have some fun!
  • Study Hall - CANCELLED

    Day/Time: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 4:00-4:45 p.m.; Wednesday 3:00-3:45 p.m.
    Grades: Grades 1-5
    Instruction Fee:
    Monday: $112.50
    Tuesday: $157.50
    Wednesday: $157.50
    Thursday: $135
    Instructors:
    Monday/Wednesday: Jeremy Fox
    Tuesday/Thursday: Riley McQueen
    Minimum Enrollment: 6
    Description: 
    Our compassionate and talented Buckley faculty will be available to help your child complete asynchronous tasks that include all subjects such as spelling, geography, math, phonics, and more. Additionally, they can provide important support and assistance for the successful completion of long-term projects and assignments. 
     
    *Please note that enrollment is for the day/days you select when you register, and cannot be switched for other days. Each day requires a separate registration.
  • Tech Kids: Video Game Design

    Day/Time: Friday 4:00-4:45 p.m.
    Grades: Grades 2-5
    Instruction Fee: $112.50
    Instructor: 
    Parker-Anderson Enrichment
    Minimum Enrollment: 6
    Description: 
    Students will learn how to design and modify their own exciting arcade-style video games using Roblox, Hopscotch, Sploder, and more! They will learn how to control characters, objects, and outcomes in their games as they increase the difficulty level and add more features.
  • TikTok Dance Party

    Day/Time: Friday 4:00-4:45 p.m.
    Grades: LS grade 5; MS grades 6-8
    Instruction Fee: $112.50
    Instructor: 
    Art Rebel
    Minimum Enrollment: 6
    Description: 
    Looking for a way to kick off your weekend? How about learning some of the most popular TikTok dance routines with friends? Bring a water bottle, a positive attitude and a desire to have some fun! Let’s get this dance party started!
  • Woodworking: A Live Zoom Workshop for Kids - CANCELLED

    Day/Time: Tuesday 4:00-4:45 p.m.
    Grades: Grades K-5
    Instruction Fee: $157.50
    Materials Fee: 
    $105
    Instructor: 
    Gabby Melendez
    Minimum Enrollment: 8
    Description: 
    This class is a fun-filled introduction into the world of woodworking, specifically designed for beginners. Students will use fine motor skills to forge a strong connection between the hands and the mind. They are encouraged to try new ideas, exercise their imagination and creativity, and are allowed to make mistakes in a safe environment. With the guidance of an experienced artist/woodworker, children learn how to use tools safely, effectively, and independently. 
     
    In this Pick-Up Materials Class option, you are able to pick up all of the materials you'll need to create your masterpiece from the school (times and area TBD).