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, music, or P.E. classes during our school day, we incorporate artistic and kinesthetic activities into most activities within our classrooms and throughout the project-based curriculum.

With the exception of Fresh Air Fun, homeschool and other non-AHB students are welcome to register for these programs as well.

Choose an activity to view program details:


Fresh Air Fun / Study Hall (All Ages; AHB Students Only)

Fresh Air Fun (FAF) is held all school year, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 pm with Theresa & Jenny.

Fresh Air Fun is supervised time for free play on the play scape.  Some cooperative games are offered as well as plenty of unstructured time for your student to play with friends and blow off steam at the end of the school day.

All students are automatically enrolled in FAF at 2:35 if they have not been picked-up by an authorized adult. A $10 drop-in fee will apply (billed through FACTS).

Program Fee is $700/school year, $350/fall only, or $450/spring only. Daily drop-in rate is $10 (billed through FACTS). Limit 18 students. (Class makes at 6.) Sign-up by emailing: businessadmin@ahbcs.org


Monday STEAM Team with Miss Kim (Alpha-Beta / K-3rd graders)

S = Science, Sewing and Study Hall!
T = Technology, Textiles and Teambuilding through Tribes Activities!
E = Engineering through Destination Imagination Challenges!
A = Art Projects based on Art History and Alignment with Alpha and Beta Thematic Study!
M = Math Pentathlon Games and Activities!

Kids will build community along with the following skills: creative and critical thinking, collaborative problem solving, teamwork, project management, perseverance and self-confidence!

Program Fee is $1200/school year. Meets Mondays from 9:00a-2:30p (optional 2:30-3:30 time for an extra fee). Sign-up by emailing: businessadmin@ahbcs.org


Monday Gamma with Miss Eliza (Gamma / 4th-5th graders)

Extended Study Hall, Personal Projects and Community Exploration. Gammas will have plenty of time each Monday to work through Projects and Practice with support. In addition, students will learn how to design and cultivate personally meaningful projects. Gamma Mondays include exploring our greater Austin community with Gamma Adventure Field Trips.

Program Fee is $1200/school year. Meets Mondays from 9:00a-2:30p (optional 2:30-3:30 time for an extra fee). Sign-up by emailing: businessadmin@ahbcs.org


Friday Fun with The Hermes Lab (all ages)

Claire Hermes of the Hermes Lab will oversee a series of Friday classes designed for mixed ages, including American Revolution, World Traveler, Flora & Fauna Science, Lab Time, and Robotics!

Friday schedule:

  • 9:00-10:15am – Section One: American Revolution (Fall), World Traveler (Spring)
  • 10:15-11:30am – Section Two: Flora & Fauna Science (Fall and Spring)
  • 11:30am-12:30pm: Lunch & Recess
  • 12:30-2:30pm – Section Three: Lab Time + Robotics
  • Note: No option for 2:30 – 3:30 pm on Fridays

    Section One (9:00-10:15am):

  • American Revolution (Fall) – Students will dive into American history through discussion, hands-on activities, crafts, and acting out significant moments in our country’s inception! From the Mayflower and the thirteen original colonies, to our founding fathers, the Declaration of Independence, and the American Revolution!
  • World Traveler (Spring) – Pack your bags, and let’s travel the world together! Students will choose destinations from around the world to study, with a focus on geography and world cultures. From latitude, longitude, and climate, to population, language, history, art and music, and crafting our own souvenirs!

  • Section Two (10:15 – 11:30 am):

  • Flora & Fauna Science (Fall & Spring)

    A science class that takes an in-depth look at a new plant or animal species each class! Through discussion, hands-on activities, crafting, and acting – students will learn about what makes our beautiful world so unique. From the giant redwood trees and carnivorous plants to how jellyfish sting and the hunting tactics of gray wolves.

  • Lunch & Recess (11:30 am – 12:30 pm)


    Section Three (12:30-2:30pm):

  • Lab Time – The first hour in the afternoons will be used as flexible lab time. This will be a combination of afternoon down time, hands-on projects, crafting, theater, gardening, games, and special guests.
  • Robotics – The second hour will be led by Isaac Williams, who will lead the class in exploring new technologies – from building robots and using 3D printers to learning programming and diving into hands-on technology projects!

Program Fees:

  • Full Year
    • Friday Fun Full Day, Full Year: 9:00am-2:30pm – $1200
  • Fall Only
    • Section One – American Revolution (Fall): 9:00 – 10:15 am – $300
    • Section Two: Flora & Fauna Science (Fall): 10:15 am – 11:30 am – $300
    • HALF Day: Sections 1 & 2 + Lunch & Recess (Fall): 9:00 am – 12:30 pm – $600
    • Friday Fun FULL Day (Fall): 9:00 am – 2:30 pm – $900
  • Spring Only
    • Section One – American Revolution (Spring): 9:00 – 10:15 am – $300
    • Section Two: Flora & Fauna Science (Spring): 10:15 am – 11:30 am – $300
    • HALF Day: Sections 1 & 2 + Lunch & Recess (Spring): 9:00 am – 12:30 pm – $600
    • Friday Fun FULL Day (Spring): 9:00 am – 2:30 pm – $900

Sign-up by emailing: businessadmin@ahbcs.org


After School Classes – Fall

Approximately $300 each; all classes require a minimum of 6 students to make. Sign-up by emailing: businessadmin@ahbcs.org

  • Tuesdays: Dungeons and Dragons Club (for Gamma-Delta aged kids) – A structured yet open-ended role-playing game (RPG). Each player controls a single character, which represents an explorer in a fictional setting. Working collaboratively, these player characters (PCs) become a ‘party’ of adventurers, with each member having his or her own areas of specialty that contribute to the success of the group as a whole
  • Wednesdays YEAR ROUND: Mariposas Spanish (for Alpha-Beta aged kids) – Home grown in Austin, TX, Mariposas brings extra- curricular Spanish classes to AHB Community School! Mariposas is a hands-on, thematically organized program that allows children ages 5-8 to learn Spanish through music, literature, games, visual aids, sign language, art and beyond. Sign-up at the Mariposas Spanish website.
  • Wednesdays: Crafts & Entrepreneurship with The Hermes Lab (all ages) – A craft class geared towards understanding the fundamentals of running your own small craft business. From building inventory to calculating cost, revenue, and profits. (Best for the Fall in preparation for the Winter Fair.)
  • Thursdays: 2D Art with Miss Eliza (for Alpha-Beta aged kids) – An exploration of artistic fundamentals including color, design, drawing techniques, painting, and a variety of mixed media from printmaking to fabric painting. The culmination of work will result in a student art show at the end of the semester.

After School Classes – Spring

Approximately $300 each; all classes require a minimum of 6 students to make. Sign-up by emailing: businessadmin@ahbcs.org

  • Tuesdays: Dungeons and Dragons Club (for Gamma-Delta aged kids) – A structured yet open-ended role-playing game (RPG). Each player controls a single character, which represents an explorer in a fictional setting. Working collaboratively, these player characters (PCs) become a ‘party’ of adventurers, with each member having his or her own areas of specialty that contribute to the success of the group as a whole
  • Wednesdays YEAR ROUND: Mariposas Spanish (for Alpha-Beta aged kids) –  grown in Austin, TX, Mariposas brings extra- curricular Spanish classes to AHB Community School! Mariposas is a hands-on, thematically organized program that allows children ages 5-8 to learn Spanish through music, literature, games, visual aids, sign language, art and beyond. Sign-up at the Mariposas Spanish website.
  • Wednesdays: Flora and Fauna Science Club (all ages) – A science class that takes an in-depth look at a new plant or animal species each class! From poisonous caterpillars and how jellyfish sting to the hunting tactics of grey wolves and orca whales.
  • Thursdays: 3D Art with Miss Eliza (for Alpha-Beta aged kids) – Expanding our creativity from 2-D into the dynamics of 3-D art includes paper crafting, sculpting, recycled arts, creating mosaics with tile, masks, crafting marionettes, weaving, and more. Students will be working with a variety of materials such as wood, paper mache, cardboard, fabric, clay, metal, etc. The culmination of work will result in a student art show at the end of the semester.