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2019-2020 Afternoon Programs

About SAGA's Afternoon Programs

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

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Preschool Playgroup

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 Tuesday afternoon, 4:15pm - 6:30pm, from September 9/10 through June 8/9, 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 Note: Children may not participate in the playgroup on the same day that they attend SAGA.

* *The playgroup will be offered on Tuesdays only at the beginning of the school year. If there is enough interest, we will consider offering it on Mondays as well.

2019-20 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 9/10, 2019 and end June 8/9, 2020.

Please email 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
  • 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).

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

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 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 2019-2020**:

Mondays - Blockfloete

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

Tuesdays- Parent-Child Kinderstunde (Mornings)

9:30am – 10:15am, 2019 Fall Session: Started September 10, 2019; Registration available soon.

Wednesdays- Wilderness Course and ChessWizards

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

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

Thursdays - Blockfloete

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

3:15pm - 4:00pm, Blockfloete/Recorder B2Th, Beginners, K - 1st Grade, 4 students maximum

4:00pm - 4:45pm, Blockfloete/Recorder B3Th, Lower intermediate, Current students only

4:45pm - 5:30pm, Blockfloete/Recorder B4Th, Upper intermediate/advanced, Current students only

5:30pm-6:30pm, Junior Ensemble, Intermediate to advanced players, by audition or invitation 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.

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

Registration available soon.

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

SAGA Wilderness Course - Description

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Wednesdays, September 18, 2019 - October 23, 2019

Kindergarten - 4th 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 6 classes.

COST (6 classes): $162

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, October 30 - December 18. No class Thanksgiving Break.

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 (7 classes): $105

Music - Blockfloete/Recorder Programs - Fall 2019

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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 2019 Fall session consists of 13 classes for Kindergarten and above and 26 classes for young beginners.


$390 for B1 level classes (young beginners; Mondays and Thursdays)

$195 for B2, B3, and B4 level classes (Kindergarten and above; Thursdays)

$260 for Junior Ensemble (due to its extended class length; Thursdays)

Monday classes extend from September 09, 2019 - December 16, 2019. Thursday classes extend from September 12 - December 12, 2019. (No class on Veterans Day or Thanksgiving Week).

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We hope you will join us! Willkommen!

For more information or questions, email