2019-2020 Afternoon Programs

Washington State has mandated school closures through the end of the school year, June 19, 2020 due to COVID-19. Therefore, some afterschool classes have been canceled or a remote learning model has been adopted. Questions can be addressed to pmprograms@sagaschool.org.

About SAGA's Afternoon Programs

A robust program with classes to meet a variety of interests, the 2019-20 Afternoon Program includes a Preschool Playgroup on Mondays; an Enrichment Program featuring music and recorder lessons, wilderness, Chess (in English), and a parent-child Kinderstunde.

For more information, email pmprograms@sagaschool.org.

Preschool Playgroup - Cancelled Effective March 16, 2020

Mondays 4:00pm - 6:15pm and Tuesdays 4:15pm - 6:30pm

The Preschool Playgroup, previously known as "Anita’s Playgroup", is open to children 2.5 to 5 years of age. Art, music, games and food will be introduced in a fun and relaxed playgroup environment. This group meets every Monday afternoon, 4:00pm - 6:15pm, from September 9/10 through June 8/9 and Tuesday afternoons, 4:15pm - 6:30pm, from January 28 through June 9, with the exception of major holidays and school closures.* The playgroup is an ongoing session with open enrollment. Classes are $27 each, charged on a monthly basis at the beginning of the month for the number of classes that month. For questions, email pmprograms@sagaschool.org. Note: Children may not participate in the playgroup on the same day that they attend SAGA.

Remote Learning: 2019-20 SAGA Academic Program

The school-aged academic programs are 32 weeks long and are designed to build upon German language skills developed in the home or through SAGA’s immersion program. All classes will develop German literacy with the goal of building skills and preparing our students for the Deutsch Sprachdiplom DSD and AP German test and language competency when traveling or working abroad. Classes start September 9/10, 2019 and end June 8/9, 2020.

Please email pmprograms@sagaschool.org if you have any questions on the placement of your child.

2019-2020 Academic Program Schedule (begins Sept 9th/10th):

  • Mondays 4:00 - 6:15pm
  • WAITLISTED: Kindergarten (approx. ages 5 – 6 yrs old)
  • Unterstufe 1 (approx. ages 6 – 8 yrs old)
  • Mittelstufe 1 (approx. ages 9 – 11 yrs old)

  • Tuesdays 4:15 - 6:30pm
  • Unterstufe 2 (approx. ages 8 - 9 yrs old)
  • Mittelstufe 2 (approx. ages 9 – 11 yrs old)
  • Oberstufe 1 (approx. ages 10 – 12 yrs old)
  • Oberstufe 2 (approx. ages 11 – 15 yrs old)
  • AP and DSD2 Prep/Test (approx. ages 14 – 18 yrs old)

Tuition Payment/Enrollment Agreement

Tuition for a 32 week session is $875 (books and materials included) and can be paid in full or in three installments ($375, $250, $250). Classes are held weekly with the exception of Thanksgiving week, Winter Break, Mid-Winter Break, Spring Break, and National Holidays (no Tuesday class following a Monday holiday).

SAGA Enrichment Programs

The SAGA School Enrichment Programs consist of a variety of 45 minute - 2.25 hour classes offering programs such as Kinderstunde and a Wilderness Course. (Not all courses are available year round.) Most classes are held in German. Please email pmprograms@sagaschool.org to secure a space or send in an application. (Classes will not be held during Thanksgiving week, Winter Break, Mid-Winter Break or Spring Break.)

Enrichment Program Schedule for 2019-2020**:

Mondays - Blockfloete Register

1:15 - 2:00 pm Blockfloete/Recorder B1, Beginners (Mondays and Thursdays)

Tuesdays- Parent-Child Kinderstunde (Mornings) Register

9:30am – 10:15am, 2019-20 Fall Session: Starting September 10, 2019

9:30am – 10:15am, 2019-20 Winter Session: Starting January 7, 2020 (WAITLISTED)

Offered Online: 9:30am – 10:15am, 2019-20 Spring Session: Starting April 21, 2020

Wednesdays- Wilderness Course and ChessWizards

Register online at Chess Wizards

3:00 - 5:15 pm, Wilderness, September 18 - October 23, 2019 Kindergarten - 4th Grade (6 classes, $162)

Fall: 3:00 - 4:00 pm, ChessWizards, October 30 - December 18, 2019 Kindergarten - 5th Grade (7 classes, $105)

Winter: 3:00 - 4:00 pm, ChessWizards, January 8 - February 12, 2020 Kindergarten - 5th Grade (6 classes, $96)

Spring: 3:00 - 4:00 pm, ChessWizards, February 26 - April 8, 2020 Kindergarten - 5th Grade (7 classes, $112)

Thursdays - Blockfloete

1:15 - 2:00 pm Blockfloete/Recorder B1, Beginners (Mondays and Thursdays)

3:15pm - 4:00pm, Blockfloete/Recorder B2, Beginners, K - 1st Grade, 4 students maximum

4:00pm - 4:45pm, Blockfloete/Recorder B3, Lower intermediate, Current students only

4:45pm - 5:30pm, Blockfloete/Recorder B4, Upper intermediate/advanced, Current students only

* New students: The recorder class levels are broken out based on experience and age. In case you are unsure which class is appropriate for your child, please contact Sabine Endrigkeit directly at sabine.endrigkeit@sagaschool.org. Each child should bring his/her own Soprano recorder (Yamaha YRS 302B or Yamaha YRS 402B "ECODEAR" and 1/2 inch binder (preferably black with see-through sleeve on front) for sheet music. If your child is under 5 and you are interested in the program, please contact the teacher.

To inquire about individual music lessons, please email Sabine Endrigkeit, SAGA's recorder teacher, directly at sabine.endrigkeit@sagaschool.org for more information.

** Children under 5 years of age who attend SAGA during the day may participate only when a parent is on the premises.

Parent-Child Kinderstunde (Tuesday Morning Program, 9:30am - 10:15am)

Register online.

(WAITLISTED) Fall: Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:15am, September 10 - December 10, 2019 (no class Thanksgiving Week)

(WAITLISTED) Winter: Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:15am, January 7 - March 31, 2020 (no class Mid-Winter Break Week)

ONLINE: Spring: Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:15am, April 21 - June 9, 2020

Experience German music, finger play, stories and movement with your child. Children ages 6 to 29 months are welcome. The class is taught by parent volunteer Cristina Plath. Cristina is an excellent teacher of toddler activities.

COST: $8/class; see registration form for final total per session

For questions, email kinderstunde@sagaschool.org.

Chess Wizards - Description

Register online at Chess Wizards. Choose "Seattle Metro" as a location and then create a profile to register.

Winter: Wednesdays, 3:00 - 4:00pm, January 8 - February 12.

Cost (6 classes): $96

Spring: Wednesdays, 3:00 - 4:00pm, February 26 - April 8.

Cost (7 classes): $112

Join Chess Wizards for challenging chess lessons, exciting tournaments, fun team activities, and more! If you are brand new to the game, we will teach you the basics and get you playing with the big kids in no time. If you are a seasoned checkmate artist, we will show you new ways to let your creativity loose on and off the chess board. This program is conducted in English and is run by 'Chess Wizards'.

Offered remotely effective March 16, 2020: Music - Blockfloete/Recorder Programs - Winter/Spring 2020

The Blockflöte/Recorder program at SAGA offers music instruction for all ages and levels of expertise. We will learn the foundation of recorder playing as well as experience music with our entire bodies, listen, sing and dance. Rhythmic exercises, games and listening units taken from the Orff inspired program „Music and Dance“ by Rudolf Nykrin will enrich the experience. Very young beginners will be meeting twice a week. School-aged beginners (over 5 years of age) and the more advanced classes will meet once a week. They will expand on their knowledge of music reading and performing, learn how to co-operate in an ensemble and eventually delve into more challenging musical literature. The 2020 Winter/Spring session consists of 19 classes for Kindergarten and above and 37 classes for young beginners.


$555 for B1 level classes (young beginners; Mondays and Thursdays)

$285 for B2, B3, and B4 level classes (Kindergarten and above; Thursdays)

Monday classes extend from January 06, 2020 - June 1, 2020, Make-up days: June 8 and 15, 2020 (No class on Martin Luther King Day or during Winter Break and Spring Break week)

Thursday classes extend from January 9, - May 28, 2020. Make-up days June 4 and 11, 2020 (No class during Winter Break and Spring Break week).

Each child should bring his/her own Soprano recorder (Yamaha YRS 402B "ECODEAR"), as well as a 1/2 inch binder (preferably black with see-through sleeve on front) for sheet music.

We hope you will join us! Willkommen!

For more information or questions, email pmprograms@sagaschool.org.