2020-2021 Enrichment Programs

About SAGA's Enrichment Programs

A robust program with classes to meet a variety of interests, the 2020-21 Enrichment Program includes a Preschool Playgroup on Mondays and Tuesdays; an Enrichment Program featuring music and recorder lessons, wilderness, Chess (in English), and a parent-child Kinderstunde.

For more information, email enrichmentprograms.

2020-21 Preschool Playgroup

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

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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, and Tuesday afternoon, 4:15pm - 6:30pm from September 14/15 through June 7/8, with the exception of major holidays and school closures. The playgroup is an ongoing session with open enrollment. Classes are paid on a monthly basis, charged in equal payments of $90/month. For questions, email enrichmentprograms@sagaschool.org. Note: Children may not participate in the playgroup on the same day that they attend SAGA.

2020-21 SAGA Academic Afterschool Program

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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 14/15, 2020 and end June 7/8, 2021.

Please visit the Academic Afterschool webpage for more information.

2020-21 SAGA Enrichment Programs - Update

The SAGA School Enrichment Programs consist of a variety of 45 minute - 2.25 hour classes offering programs such as Kinderstunde, Recorder, and a Robotics Course. (Not all courses are available year round.) Most classes are held in German. Please email enrichmentprograms@sagaschool.org to obtain more information or to ask questions. (Classes will not be held during Thanksgiving week, Winter Break, Mid-Winter Break, Spring Break or Holidays.)

Mondays and Thursdays - Blockfloete Register

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.

In the light of the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic we will offer online instruction for this fall. Knowing that online music instruction is not ideal, especially for young children, we are working hard at finding solutions that would allow us to meet on the SAGA campus later during the school year.

The Beginners class B1 will only be offered when we can meet on campus. For those PreK families who are able to actively support their child's learning, private arrangements for online lessons can be made. Please contact sabine.endrigkeit@sagaschool.org.

1:15 - 2:00 pm Blockfloete/Recorder B1, Beginners (Mondays and Thursdays), 33 Sessions, $495

ON HOLD Please sign up to voice your interest and to be placed on a waitlist. You will be informed directly once we are able to move forward with on-campus classes. Tuition will be adjusted accordingly.

3:15 - 4:00pm Blockflöte/Recorder B2, Kindergarten (Mondays and Thursdays), 33 Sessions, $495 - New students are welcome!

4:00 - 4:45pm Blockflöte/Recorder B3, Lower intermediate, Current students only (Thursday), 17 Sessions, $255

4:00 pm - 4:45pm, Blockflöte/Recorder B4, Upper intermediate/advanced, Current students only (Monday), 16 Sessions, $240

NOTE: Schedules may vary slightly for the online sessions, in order to meet family needs.

Monday classes extend from September 14, 2020 - January 25, 2021, (No classes during Thanksgiving, Winter Break and MLK)

Thursday classes extend from September 9, - January 21, 2021. Make-up day January 28, 2021 (No classes during Thanksgiving and Winter Break).

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.

* 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. Individual lessons are available on a first come, first serve basis for older beginners. Please contact Sabine Endrigkeit directly at sabine.endrigkeit@sagaschool.org for more information.

Tuesdays- Parent-Child Kinderstunde (Mornings) Register

Experience German music, finger play, stories and movement with your child. Children ages 6 to 29 months are welcome. The class is taught by Janet Scholz. Janet is an experienced Preschool teacher. She enjoys singing and music and started a new German guided meditation for children.

Online: 9:45am – 10:30am, 2020-21, 13 Fall Sessions: Sep 15 - Dec 15, 2020; $130

Location TBD: 9:30am – 10:15am, 2020-21, 13 Winter Sessions: Jan 5 - Apr 6, 2021; $130

Location TBD: 9:30am – 10:15am, 2020-21, 8 Spring Sessions: Apr 20 - Jun 8, 2021; $80

No prior exposure to German is required for parent or child. For questions, email kinderstunde@sagaschool.org.

Tuesdays and Thursdays Robotics Register.

Learn science and engineering through projects. Explore - Create - Share! In this class we build and program little machines, using Lego WeDo 2.0. Minimum students required to run the course.

This class is for current SAGA daytime students 1st to 3rd grade only. Students will be grouped according to their daytime class groups. Each group will have 8 sessions Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Max 6 students per group.

Group 1: 3:00pm – 4:00pm, 2020-21, Tuesdays and Thursdays: Sep 8 - Oct 1, 2020; (Age group TBD), 8 sessions, $128

Group 2: 3:00pm – 4:00pm, 2020-21, Tuesdays and Thursdays: Oct 13 - Nov 5, 2020; (Age group TBD), 8 sessions, $128

Group 3: 3:00pm – 4:00pm, 2020-21, Tuesdays and Thursdays: Nov 17 - Dec 17, 2020; (Age group TBD), 8 sessions, $128

Group 4: 3:00pm – 4:00pm, 2020-21, Tuesdays and Thursdays: Jan 5 - Jan 21, 2021; Nov 5 (Age group TBD), 8 sessions, $128

ChessWizards Register online at Chess Wizards

Chess class has moved online! 1 Hour, 64 Squares, Infinite Possibilities

Pick classes that match your child's interest and skill level, and our amazing Chess Wizard staff will take care of the rest. Group classes (up to 6 children), private lessons, and themed classes are just a few examples of the great experiences our online classes have to offer. 5% off - Apply L50FpS code at check out (valid until 6/1/2021).

Find more information at: ChessWizard - Fall 2020.

Wednesdays - Wilderness Course

No Fall class this year due to COVID 19. Please check back in January for the Spring schedule.

We hope you will join us! Willkommen!

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