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2017-2018 Afternoon Programs

About SAGA's Afternoon Programs

A robust program with classes to meet a variety of interests, the 2017-18 Afternoon Program includes an Academic Program for Kindergarten – 8th Grade students and a Preschool Playgroup on Mondays and Tuesdays; an Enrichment Program featuring music and recorder lessons, a parent-child Kinderstunde; a NEW Dancing Course; a Wilderness Course, a Textile Course and a Elementary Electronics Course on various days throughout the week. Classes will not be held during the Thanksgiving week, Winter Break, Mid-Winter Break or Spring Break. For more information, email

Preschool (Anita's) Playgroup

Mondays 4:00 – 6:15 pm (FULL - Waitlist Available); Tuesdays 4:15pm - 6:30pm

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The Preschool Playgroup, "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 11/12 through June 11/12, 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 Note: Children may not participate in the playgroup on the same day that they attend SAGA.

2017-18 SAGA Academic 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 11/12, 2017 and end June 11/12, 2018.

Please email if you have any questions on the placement of your child.

2017-2018 Academic Program Schedule (begins Sept 11th/12th):

  • Mondays 4:00 - 6:15pm
  • Unterstufe 1 (approx. ages 6 – 8 yrs old)
  • >>Preparation for A1 Testing

  • Unterstufe 2 (approx. ages 8 – 9 yrs old)
  • >>A1 Test Class (offered on Tuesday as well; limited space)

  • Oberstufe 1 (approx. 10 – 12 yrs old)
  • >>Preparation for DSD 1

  • Tuesdays 4:15 - 6:30pm
  • Kindergarten (approx. ages 5 – 6 yrs old)
  • Unterstufe 2 (approx. ages 8 – 9 yrs old)
  • >> A1 Test Class (offered on Mondays as well; limited space)

  • Mittelstufe 1 (approx. ages 9 – 11 yrs old)
  • >> A2 Preparation Class

  • Oberstufe 2 (approx. ages 12 – 14 yrs old)
  • >> DSD 1 Test Class

  • AP and DSD2 (approx. ages 13 – 15 yrs old)
  • >> DSD 2 Preparation Class

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).

To register for the Academic Program classes, please register online.

SAGA Enrichment Programs

To register for the Enrichment Program classes, please register online.

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

Enrichment Program Schedule for 2017-2018**:

Tuesdays- Parent-Child Kinderstunde (Mornings)

9:30am – 10:15am, Winter Session: January 9, 2018 - March 27, 2018

9:30am – 10:15am, Spring Session: April 17, 2018 - June 5, 2018

Tuesdays- German Dancing Course

3:00pm - 4:00pm, Winter Session: January 9, 2018 - February 27, 2018

Thursdays - Blockfloete

1:15 - 2:00 pm Blockfloete/Recorder BI**

2:00 - 2:45 pm Blockfloete/Recorder B1a**

3:15 – 4:00 pm Blockfloete/Recorder B2*, open to enrollment by existing students only

4:00 - 4:45 pm Blockfloete/Recorder B2a*, open to enrollment by existing students only

5:30 – 6:30 pm Ensemble Group (Adults welcome. By audition only.)

* New students: The recorder class levels are broken out based on experience and age. Individual lessons are available on first come, first serve basis for older beginners. Email to discuss options. Each child should bring his/her own Soprano recorder (Yamaha YRS 302B or Yamaha YRS 402B "ECODEAR". If your child is under 5 and you are interested in the program, please contact the teacher.

Sabine Endrigkeit, SAGA's recorder teacher, is also offering individual music lessons. Please contact Sabine directly at 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.

Music - Blockfloete/Recorder Programs - Winter/Spring 2018

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The Blockflöte / Recorder program at SAGA offers music instruction for all ages and levels of expertise. Very young beginners are being led into the world of music by the music cat. We will learn the foundation of recorder playing as well as experience music with our entire bodies, listen, sing, dance, and make music together on various percussion instruments. Rhythmic exercises, games and listening units taken from the Orff inspired program „Music and Dance“ by Rudolf Nykrin will enrich the experience. The more advanced classes 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 2018 Winter/Spring session consists of 20 classes. The cost for the Blockfloete classes is $280 and the cost for the Ensemble Group is $373 for classes January 11, 2018 - June 7, 2018. (No class mid-Winter Break or Spring Break.)

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

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Experience German music, finger play, stories and movement with your child. Children ages 6 to 29 months are welcome. The class is taught by native German speaker Christine Scoville and co-teacher Karin Roth. Christine is an experienced Kinderstunde member and is an excellent teacher of toddler activities. Karin will be joining her and assisting with projects and class management.

The Winter Session starts January 9, 2018 and continues through March 27, 2018 (no class February 20th). The Spring Session starts April 17, 2018 through June 5, 2018. Register online.

COST for the WINTER Session ($8/class for 11 classes): $88

COST for the SPRING Session ($8/class for 8 classes): $64

For questions, email

Dance Course - Winter 2018

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SAGA is offering a 7 week, German dance group class for children Kindergarten - 5th Grade. Lessons will take place in the SAGA School, Festhalle. (No class February 19 during mid-winter break.) Class hosted by experienced "plattlers", Brittany Dunlap and Anita Dunlap.

The 2018 Winter session consists of 7 classes. The cost for the dance class is $189/child for classes January 9, 2018 - February 27, 2018. (No class mid-Winter Break.) Register online.

SAGA Wilderness Course - Thursdays

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September 14, 2017 - October 19, 2017

Kindergarten - 1st Grade, 3:30 - 5:45pm: In this course, children will improve their nature awareness and gain knowledge of mammals, birds, plants and survival in our ecosystem through exploration, play and interacting with land and the elements. Social learning and teambuilding will be an integrative element in all the sessions. The program will meet at Carkeek Park. Pickup will also be at Carkeek. 6 classes in total.

COST: $162 for the Thursday program

Grade 2 - Grade 5, 3:30 - 5:45pm: In the Wilderness Class for older children, students will explore the forest learning about native plants and their uses. We will search for forest animals and birds and study the life cycle of salmon in Pipers Creek. At low tide we will look for animals in the tide pools. Students will also practice some wilderness survival skills and learn how to read a map and compass. There will always be time for free play, exploration and just having a great time being in nature. The program will meet at Carkeek Park. Pickup will be at Carkeek. 6 classes in total.

COST: $162 for the Thursday program

SAGA Textile Course - Thursdays

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Thursdays, October 26, 2017 - December 7, 2017

Make your own Christmas presents and Christmas decorations. This creative and inspiring class is for everybody who likes to cut, glue, paint, imagine and create. We will work with natural materials such as wood, pine cones and acorns, as well as fabrics, yarn and other components. Introducing kids to new tools, techniques and materials will spark their imagination to produce their own ideas and create little presents with personal value. Kindergarten - Grade 5 welcome. 6 classes in total. Cost: $162

SAGA Elementary Electronics Course - Wednesdays

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October 25, 2017 - December 6, 2017

Grade 1 - Grade 5, 3:00 - 5:15pm: . Students will enjoy an introduction to electricity and magnetism through a series of experiments. Under the direction of Annette & Stefan Witte, students will explore magnets, simple motors, and electric circuits. The course will be conducted in German. Students in 1st - 5th Grade are welcome. German proficiency required. 6 classes in total (no class Thanksgiving week). Cost: $189 tuition and a $25 materials fee/child.

For costs and further details, please reference the online application.

For more information or questions, email