The Village

Learning and growing

The Village is Walden’s extended day child care program. We are open every school day (and some non-school holidays) Monday through Friday from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Enrollment is open to all Walden School students.

We believe that children learn and grow though play. The Village offers a balance of structured activities and unstructured free play for cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development. We also provide enrichment classes for special interests.

To reach the Village during after-school care, please call 626-484-9503.

 

 

 

 

Village Programs

Enrichment Classes

The Village offers various classes for student enrichment. These are taught by outside and in-house vendors that charge an additional fee. Some classes require attendance from the beginning while others have a drop-in policy. Village members (those with a 2, 3, or 5 day plans) have priority and pay a lesser fee.

The following classes will be offered in the second half of the 2019-2020 school year:

Mondays

Young Kings Basketball

Young Kings will help you to master important and basic basketball skills! The program focuses on basketball fundamentals, imitating game situations, and developing proper techniques.

  • January 13 - April 20
  • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • All ages
  • $180

Click here for more information and the registration form.

Mandarin Chinese

Taught by Sophia Hamilton

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Various levels

Click here for class descriptions and the registration form.

Tuesdays

Young Ninjas

Young Ninjas is a high-energy program introducing children to fundamental martial arts elements, like blocks, kicks, strikes, situational awareness, basic self-defense, and the all important KI-YAH!

Through skill training, fun games, creative challenges, and Pad work on foam targets, children develop self-confidence and learn to enjoy being physically active in a non-competitive setting.

  • January 14 - March 24
  • Grades K - 3
  • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • $190

Click here for registration information.

Mandarin Chinese

Taught by Sophia Hamilton

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Various levels

Click here for class descriptions and the registration form.

Wednesdays

Egg Head Robotics - Egghead Labs: Rumblebots

Boot up and get ready to join the RumbleBot squad! First, it's building time - using advanced Lego BOOST, students will build our high-tech RumbleBots - our Jousting Bot, Launching Bot, RampBot, FlexBot, and more. Then, we’ll deck them out with all kinds of awesome gadgets and creations using color and motion sensors, gears, motors, pulleys, and other special pieces. At the end, we'll put our robots to the test as we code them to spin, move, chomp, smash, and pit them against the Professor’s bot, each other, and our challenges to rumble it out. Fun is Guaranteed!

  • January 22 to April 15
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Open to students in grades 1-5
  • $220

Click here for the flyer. Register with Whitney Matsuno; please make check out to Walden School with "Egg Head Robotics" in the subject line.

Kid Shakespeare

Explore the wonders of theatre through a comprehensive study at Walden's after-school program. Taught by Carlyle Williams and Sydney Walsh, Shakespeare will be brought to life through improvisation and storytelling. At the end of the program, there will be a "Shakespeare Under the Stars" performance on May 31 at 6 p.m. in the North Yard. 

Class size is limited to 20.

  • January 22 to May 31 (Performance)
  • 3:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Open to students in grades 3-6
  • $425 for a total of 17 classes

Click here for more information and the registration form.

Kids Yoga

Play, move, dance, sing, and grow together through yoga, taught by certified kids yoga teacher Elizabeth Zeleke! We play games that nourish the brain and the body, and build strength and confidence. Yoga enhances communication between the heart and the brain, and can help us direct our focus and our attention. Together, we cultivate compassion and creativity.

  • January 22 to June 3 (book all or individual classes!)
  • 3:45-4:30 p.m.
  • Open to students in grades Pre-K to 6
  • $10 per class

Click here for more information and the registration form.

Thursdays

Dance Class with Trina

Come express your creative side through dance! We will explore hip hop rhythms, Latin flare, and a mixture of new and old school moves! 

  • Open to students in grades 3-6
  • All levels welcome
  • 3:45 - 4:45 p.m.
  • 8 sessions, starting January 23
  • $85

Click here for details and the registration form.

Fridays

World of Design w/ Crayola Imagine Arts Academy

Take a journey to the farthest reaches of the imagination while learning about the rainforest, Hollywood, Mars, and a futuristic city! Use the design thinking process to solve real-world problems in these different environments. Experiment
 with Crayola® products and many art techniques such as sculpting, storyboarding, collage, and mixed media. Discover design careers such as graphic design, universal design, urban design, and product design.

  • January 24 - April 17
  • Grades K - 6
  • 3:45 - 4:45 p.m.
  • $154 early bird registration by January 13; $174 after early bird deadline

Click here for the registration form.

Mad Science: System 3 - Did Someone Say Science?

We are on a mission to explore the world of science! Learn about the hidden components of light. Use hands on experimentation to find out if compasses really help you find your way. Have fun with thermometers and investigate amazing optical illusions. Explore how sounds are created and transmitted and create hair- raising experiments with plasma balls! Lastly, cultivate a healthy attitude about fitness and nutrition in a fun way while discovering the biology of your taste buds!

  • Fridays 3:45 - 4:45 p.m.
  • April 24 - June 5 (no class May 22)
  • Grades K - 6
  • $137 early bird registration by April 13; $157 after early bird deadline

Click here for the registration form.

Mandarin Chinese

Taught by Sophia Hamilton

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Various levels

Click here for class descriptions and the registration form.