After School & Other Classes

Website25With a part-time school schedule, many of our students pursue extra-curricular interests in the evenings or on off-days. Some of our students are involved with club sports, instrumental music, scouting, etc.

Though we do not offer separate art or music classes during our school day, we incorporate artistic and musical elements into most activities within our classrooms and throughout the project-based curriculum.

About Outside Contractors

AHB Community School works with individuals to provide different classes to our community. When a student registers for a class with an outside contractor, parents pay the contractor directly. The contractor is also responsible for your student once they have signed into the class. Classes offered by outside contractors are denoted by this symbol: ◈

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Monday-Thursdays: Early Drop Off (All Ages • AHB students only • 8:00–9:00 • full year)

For those parents needing an earlier drop-off, we offer the option to drop off students at 8:00 am before classes start! Note: There is no morning FAF on Fridays.

Cost: $850/week for the full year, $425/week per semester, $300/day for the full year, $150/day per semester, or $10/day drop-in rate.


Monday-Thursdays: Fresh Air Fun / Study Hall (All Ages • AHB students only • 2:30–3:30 • full year)

Run around outside with a few dozen of your best friends! The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children 6 and older get 60 minutes of physical activity per day. Your child can get this after school on the AHB playground. Parent supervised. Note: There is no afternoon FAF on Fridays. All students (including middle schoolers) must be picked up at 2:30.

Cost: $850/week for the full year, $425/week per semester, $300/day for the full year, $150/day per semester, or $10/day drop-in rate.


Mondays: Monday Lab (Alpha-Beta / K–3rd graders • 9:00–2:30 • full year)

The Alpha and Beta students will meet in their respective classrooms for learning experiences that align with the core programs. This is an excellent opportunity for Alpha and Beta students to enjoy additional time exploring thematic learning along with additional practice time with writing, reading, and math and PnP support if needed.

We need at least 12 students in each class (Alpha and Beta) to make it a go, so SIGN UP and ENJOY this terrific addition to our school offerings!

Cost: $1,700 for the full year. Offered and directly billed by AHB. No refunds after class is charged.


Mondays: Beta–Gamma Dungeons & Dragons ◈ (2nd Year Beta–Gamma / 3rd–5th graders • 2:30–3:30 • Fall Semester)

Ms. Dee leads Dungeons & Dragons at AHB in open-ended, collaborative storytelling. The game unfolds over a series of once-a-week meetings to complete a single semester-long campaign, with weekly sessions becoming chapters in the longer story. Participants create and decide on the actions of their individual player characters (PCs), each representing an explorer in our co-created fictional world. Your D&D-playing child will practice a wide variety of social and academic skills: leadership, logic, basic arithmetic and probability, mapping, creative problem solving, collaboration and most importantly, imagination… with absolutely no screen time involved!

Cost: $300 per semester + $10 supply fee. Offered and directly billed by Ms. Dee. Class will held at AHB, but students will be signed over to the contractor at 2:30. Class capped at 8 students. Sign up by emailing Ms. Dee at mizdee0907@gmail.com.


Mondays: Delta Dungeons & Dragons ◈ (Delta / 6th–8th graders • 3:30–4:30 • Fall Semester)

Ms. Dee leads Dungeons & Dragons at AHB in open-ended, collaborative storytelling. The game unfolds over a series of once-a-week meetings to complete a single semester-long campaign, with weekly sessions becoming chapters in the longer story. Participants create and decide on the actions of their individual player characters (PCs), each representing an explorer in our co-created fictional world. Your D&D-playing child will practice a wide variety of social and academic skills: leadership, logic, basic arithmetic and probability, mapping, creative problem solving, collaboration and most importantly, imagination… with absolutely no screen time involved!

Cost: $300 per semester + $10 supply fee. Offered and directly billed by Ms. Dee. Class will held at AHB, but students will be signed over to the contractor at 2:30. Class capped at 8 students. Sign up by emailing Ms. Dee at mizdee0907@gmail.com.


Mondays: Art Club (Alpha, Beta, Gamma / K–5th graders • 2:30–3:30 • Fall Semester)

Join Ms. Kristen to explore the world of 2D and 3D art. We will create imaginative and fun projects while exploring how to use different types of art materials and techniques. Students will have a blast developing their skills and gain creative confidence!

Ages: 6+. Cost: $300 per semester + $50 supply fee. Offered and directly billed by AHB. Class requires minimum of six enrolled students.  No refunds after class is charged.


Tuesdays: Sewing Club (Alpha, Beta, Gamma / K–5th graders • 2:30-3:30 • Fall Semester)

Students will learn and continue to hone their hand sewing and machine sewing skills and continue to build upon their menagerie of sewn animals with Ms. Kristen! We will start the semester all working on the same animal project, then students will choose their own additional projects to work on throughout the semester.

Ages: 6+. Cost: $300 per semester + $50 supply fee. Offered and directly billed by AHB. Class requires minimum of six enrolled students. No refunds after class is charged.


Tuesdays: Yoga, Mindfulness & Meditation (Alpha, Beta, Gamma / K-5th graders • 2:30–3:30 • Fall Semester)

Join Ms. Lindsey as we explore yoga, meditation, and mindfulness activities through music, stories, guided meditation, stretching, and more. Let’s relax after a busy day and clear our minds to get ourselves ready for the rest of the week! All levels of experience welcome!

Cost: $300 per semester. Offered and directly billed by AHB. Class requires minimum of six enrolled students. No refunds after class is charged.


Wednesdays: Math Pentathlon (Alpha–Beta / K–3rd graders • 2:30–3:30 • full year)

Math Pentathlon Club, supervised by parent volunteers under the direction of Beta mom and long-time Pentathlon Coach, Mandy Menzer, is an opportunity to spend time playing the Math Pentathlon games, a set of five math/strategy games that are also played in the classroom. Most kids find that these games are a lot of fun and they are a great way to get kids thinking quantitatively and to enjoy using the strategic parts of their brains. As an additional option for those who are interested, this club will help kids prepare for the Math Pentathlon tournament.

Cost: $150 for the full year, which includes tournament registration and a team t-shirt. Parents who sign their student up are required to volunteer every 2-3 weeks to help kids learn the games and to have a good time (no previous knowledge or experience required!) Please note this class will not follow the standard schedule as other class offerings; we will meet weekly from mid-September through early April. Parent and volunteer run and billed by AHB. Class will be held at AHB, but students will be signed over to the volunteer at 2:30.


Thursdays: Myths & Legends (Alpha, Beta, Gamma • 2:30–3:30 • Fall Semester)

Join Ms Kristen in exploring myths and legends from Greek, Roman and Norse Mythology. We will learn about gods, goddesses and creatures from mythology while creating our own games, crafts and more!

Cost: $300 + $50 supply fee. Offered and directly billed by AHB. Class requires minimum of six enrolled students.  No refunds after class is charged.


Thursdays: Author & Illustrator Club (Alpha, Beta, Gamma • 2:30–3:30 • Fall Semester)

Join Ms. Kandyce as participants write and illustrate their very own books. They’ll start of by writing and illustrating a circle story in the style of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, then move on to writing and illustrating a story book. Finally, each student will research a topic to create a non-fiction book. Besides developing creative writing and research skills, students will learn illustration techniques and brush up on the elements of fiction and nonfiction.

Cost: $300 + $50 supply fee. Offered and directly billed by AHB. Class requires minimum of six enrolled students.  No refunds after class is charged.


Fridays: Optional Full-Day Programs

Note: There is no morning or afternoon FAF on Fridays. All students (including middle schoolers) must be picked up at 2:30.

Fridays: Science & Team Adventures (Alpha, Beta, Gamma • 9:00–2:30 • full year)

Friday Lab provides the option to extend the learning week for Alpha through Gamma students. Ms. Kirsten and Ms. Alice will take turns leading the class each week. Along with supported study time to work on P&P, students will participate in learning extensions based on the chosen 2019-20 semester themes:

  • Science Adventures (Fall semester) will include projects and learning related to the scientific method, group experiments, nature-based art and school service activities.
  • Team Players (Spring semester) will include projects and learning related to team building, math/strategy and sport games, Destination Imagination challenges, and school service activities.

Cost: $1,700 for the full year. Offered and directly billed by AHB. No refunds after class is charged.


Fridays: Pathways: Exploring Strands and Service (Delta • 9:00–2:30 • full year)

Pathways provides the option for middle school students to extend their school week with deeper learning and broader experiences by focusing on:

  • Community Service
  • Personalized Study Strands
  • Study Skills and P&P Time

Students will become leaders and mentors through community service and explore study “strands” to develop and deepen their personal interests. The strand studies also support students who may wish to apply to specialized high schools—STEM, Arts (Visual, Digital & Performing), or World Studies (International Baccalaureate or IB). Once a strand is selected, AHB teachers will guide each student in creating strand-based portfolios and/or meeting academic objectives. These experiences, along with time devoted to study skills and P&P completion, will support students as they choose a pathway to their target high school, whether it be a public neighborhood school or a specialized school. Fridays will be the primary opportunity for students to accomplish these goals with teacher and peer support at AHB. Ms. Kirsten and Ms. Alice will take turns leading the class each week.

Cost: $1,700 for the full year. Offered and directly billed by AHB. No refunds after class is charged.