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2018-2019 Afternoon Programs

About SAGA's Afternoon Programs

A robust program with classes to meet a variety of interests, the 2018-19 Afternoon Program includes an Academic Program for Kindergarten – High School aged students and a Preschool Playgroup on Mondays and Tuesdays; an Enrichment Program featuring music and recorder lessons, wilderness, Chess (in English), Robotics (in English) and a parent-child Kinderstunde

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Preschool (Anita's) Playgroup

Mondays 4:00 – 6:15 pm and/or 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 10/11 through June 10/11, 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.

2018-19 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 10/11, 2018 and end June 10/11, 2019.

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

2018-2019 Academic Program Schedule (begins Sept 10th/11th):

  • Mondays 4:00 - 6:15pm
  • Kindergarten (approx. ages 5 – 6 yrs old)
  • Unterstufe 2 (approx. ages 8 – 10 yrs old)
  • Mittelstufe 1 (approx. ages 9 – 11 yrs old)
  • >>Mittelstufe 1 Class (offered on Tuesday as well; limited space)

  • Oberstufe 1 (approx. 12 – 15 yrs old)

  • Tuesdays 4:15 - 6:30pm
  • Unterstufe 1 (approx. ages 6 – 9 yrs old)
  • Mittelstufe 1 (approx. ages 9 – 11 yrs old)
  • >>Mittelstufe 1 Class (offered on Monday as well; limited space)

  • Mittelstufe 2 (approx. ages 11 – 13 yrs old)
  • Oberstufe 2 (approx. ages 13 – 16 yrs old)
  • AP and DSD2 (approx. ages 14 – 18 yrs old), Until January

Tuition Payment/Enrollment Agreement

Tuition for a 32 week session is $875 (books and materials included; pricing for AP/DSD2 class is prorated) 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 and a Wilderness Course. (Not all courses are available year round.) Most 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 2018-2019**:

Mondays - Blockfloete

1:15 - 2:00 pm Blockfloete/Recorder B1M** (Waitlisted for New Students), January 7 - June 10, 2019

3:00 - 4:30 pm Robotics Club, January 28 - April 1, 2019 + April 15 (make-up day), 1st - 4th Grade (9 classes, $202.50)

Tuesdays- Parent-Child Kinderstunde (Mornings)

9:30am – 10:15am, 2018 Fall Session: Started September 11, 2018

9:30am – 10:15am, 2019 Winter Session: Starts January 8, 2019

9:30am – 10:15am, 2019 Spring Session: Starts March 26, 2019

Wednesdays- Wilderness Course and ChessWizards

3:00 - 5:15 pm, Wilderness, September 12 - October 24, 2018 Kindergarten - 3rd Grade (7 classes, $189)

3:00 - 5:15 pm, Wilderness, April 17 - June 12, 2019 Kindergarten - 3rd Grade (9 classes, $243)

3:00 - 4:00 pm, ChessWizards, October 31 - January 30, 2019 Kindergarten - 5th Grade (10 classes, $150)

3:00 - 4:00 pm, ChessWizards, February 6 - April 3, 2019 (no class 2/20) Kindergarten - 5th Grade (8 classes, $120)

Thursdays - Blockfloete

1:15 - 2:00 pm Blockfloete/Recorder B1Th** (Waitlisted for New Students)

3:15 – 4:00 pm Blockfloete/Recorder B2Th*, (Beginners, Kindergarten - 1st Grade, Waitlisted for New Students)

4:00 - 4:45 pm Blockfloete/Recorder B3Th*, (Intermediate, current students 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 2019 Winter/Spring session consists of 20 classes. The cost for the Blockfloete classes is $300. Monday classes extend from January 7, 2019 - June 10, 2019. Thursday classes extend from January 7, 2019 - June 6, 2019. (No class MLK Day**, Mid-Winter Break, Spring Break, April 15th, and Memorial Day**) ** Monday, MLK Day class will occur Thursday, January 24 from 2:00 - 2:45pm. Monday, Memorial Day class will occur Thursday, May 30 from 2:00 - 2:45pm.

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


Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:15am, September 11 - December 11, 2018 (no class Thanksgiving Week).

Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:15am, January 8 - March 26, 2019 (no class Mid-Winter Break Week).

Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:15am, April 16 - June 11, 2019.

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. Christine is an experienced Kinderstunde member and is an excellent teacher of toddler activities.

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

For questions, email

SAGA Robotics Club - Description

Registration Full.

Mondays, January 28, 2019 - April 1, 2019 + April 15, 2019 (make-up day)

1st - 4th Grade, 3:00 - 4:30pm: A robotics club is a fun way to meet and work with other kids at school while creating different elements that go into making a robot. This class will be hosted by Kim Kotovic, parent and STEM project facilitator at SAGA. We will use the LEGO WeDo robotic to solve real-world problems through creative engineering. The WeDo combines LEGO bricks and drag and drop programming for a discovery-based approach in creating, programming and testing student solutions. Teamwork is an important part of this program and students will be working on projects in teams of 2. Students will leave having learned about computational thinking and engineering principles and have a better idea of how robots are used in the world. This class will be conducted in English. The class will run for 9 classes (no class Mid-Winter Break).
Minimum students required to run the course.

COST (9 classes): $202.50

SAGA Wilderness Course - Description

Register online.

Wednesdays, April 24, 2019 - June 19, 2019 (originally starting on April 17, but delayed by one week due to snow days)

Kindergarten - 3rd Grade, 3:00 - 5:15pm: 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 team building will be an integrative element in all the sessions. Children will walk down to Carkeek Park from the school. Pickup will be at the park. The class will run for 9 classes.

COST (9 classes): $243

Chess Wizards - Description

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

Wednesdays, 3:00 - 4:00pm, February 6 - April 17. No class Mid-Winter Break (2/20) or Spring Break (4/10).

Join Chess Wizards this school year 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'.

Cost (8 classes): $120

We hope you will join us! Willkommen!

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

For more information or questions, email