Students and teacher dancing

After School Specials

After School Specials offer children an opportunity to explore new activities, develop a deeper understanding about topics of interest and enjoy more time with friends in a supervised environment. Classes offered this year will include Yoga, Dance, Martial Arts and Chess. Additional classes will be added to the list below when registration opens.

Dance

After - school dance classes will begin Tuesday September 4.  Tricia Sundbeck will continue to be the dance instructor. For those who are unfamiliar with her, Tricia Sundbeck has an extensive and varied background in dance, including soloist for The Cincinnati Ballet Company, principal with the Sacramento Ballet Company, and several other companies. She has trained with world famous teachers and choreographers.  In addition, she is an experienced teacher in many cities including Cincinnati, Toledo, and Lexington, Ky.  

The classes are designed for participation by both boys and girls. No special clothing is required. There will be a small performance at the end of each session.

Objective: The objective of the introduction to dance, ballet, and creative movement class is to develop appreciation for music and dance.  Additionally, the class will facilitate the development of motor control, flexibility, and balance for participating children.
Benefits: Children will develop better physical control of their bodies including posture, flexibility, and balance.  Furthermore, children will develop music-body movement coordination, knowledge and appreciation of the art of dance, and personal creativity as demonstrated through dance.
Dates:  Tuesday class dates- September 4- November 20
Time: 3:15-4:05 p.m. Children staying for Extended Day Care will be walked over to the Extended Day Care after class when needed. 
Fees: $240 per 12 weeks
Location: Montessori Library, Lower School

Class is limited to the first 15 registrants per group. To guarantee a class we need an enrollment of 10 students.  Outside friends of Summit are welcome. No refunds will be given after the first class. 

Kids Can Cook

New Leaf Kitchen, a new and exciting non-profit, is bringing its one-of-a-kind cooking and food exploration series to the lucky students of The Summit. The classes offer real-life food experiences to help preschool children understand where food comes from, teach them how to prepare it, make healthy eating fun and encourage food exploration with all five senses. Educating about food from the root up, students will learn about seed cycles, gardening, sustainable living, mindful nutrition and cooking safety. Physical, social, language arts and cognitive learning skills all transcend the kitchen. We will turn even the most selective eaters into food lovers with our engaging approach. While nurturing all domains of learning, we embrace the whole food process, not processed foods, and truly believe that all kids can cook.

Ages:3-6
Mondays: 3:15pm – 4:15pm
Dates: Jan. 7 – March 4
**No class Jan. 21 or Feb. 18

Fee: $196 for 7 weeks
Class is limited to the first 15 registrants.
* To guarantee a class, we need an enrollment of 10 students. No refunds will be given after first class.

Introduction to Martial Arts

Session I: Ages 3-6
Ultimate Leadership Martial Arts, under the guidance of Madison Mershad, will provide a 13-week introduction to Martial Arts. Each week, students will balance between gross motor skill development drills and learning mental/safety skills. The students will learn the importance of earning rewards through focusing and working on this fun and educational curriculum. The classes are designed for participation by both boys and girls. No special clothing is required
 
Dates: Thursdays from Thursday, Sept. 6 to Thursday, Dec. 13 (No class Oct. 18 or Nov. 22)
Time: 3:15-4 p.m. Children staying for Extended Day Care will be walked over to the Extended Day Care after class when needed. 
Fees: $300
Location: Montessori Library, Lower School

Class is limited to the first 15 registrants per group. To guarantee a class we need an enrollment of 10 students. Outside friends of Summit are welcome.  No refunds will be given after the first class.

Session I: Grades 1-4
Introduction to Martial Arts will begin Thursday, Sept. 6. Ultimate Leadership Martial Arts, under the guidance of Madison Mershad, will provide a 13-week introduction to Martial Arts. Each week,  students will balance between gross motor skill development drills and learning mental/safety skills. The students will learn the importance of earning rewards through focusing and working on this fun and educational curriculum. The classes are designed for participation by both boys and girls. No special clothing is required.

Dates: Thursdays from Thursday, Sept. 6 to Thursdays, Dec. 13. (No class Oct. 18 or Nov. 22)
Time: 4-4:45 p.m. Children staying for Extended Day Care will be walked over to the Extended Day Care after class when needed. 
Fees: $300   
Location: Montessori Library, Lower School

Class is limited to the first 15 registrants per group. To guarantee a class we need an enrollment of 10 students.  Outside friends of Summit are welcome. No refunds will be given after the first class.

Chess Instruction Grades K-8

Session I: Beginner - Fall 2018
With more than 27 years of experience playing chess and as an USCF Expert, as well as a certified tournament director, Jon Applebee is well versed at teaching chess to children. The beginner class is designed for students with little to no knowledge of the game. Students will learn the rules of the game along with basic strategies. Sessions will begin with a short chess lesson, however most of the time will be spent playing chess or variations on chess. Mr. Applebee runs and organizes monthly chess tournaments in the Cincinnati area and is an officer at the Cincinnati Chess Club.
Dates: Fridays, Aug. 31 – Dec. 14 (No class Sept. 14, Oct. 19, Nov. 9 and Nov. 23.)
Time: 3:15-4:30 p.m. Children staying for Extended Day Care will be walked over to the Extended Day Care room once all children have been picked up.
Fee: $300 for 12-week session 
Location: Begins in Lower School Cafeteria
Class limited to 12 participants. No refunds given after first class.

Session I: Advanced - Fall 2017
Jon Applebee, an A-level tournament chess player and instructor, will lead our Advanced Chess Instruction. He has a rating of 1900 with a peak rating more than 2100. Jon has won local tournaments and one national championship, the 1989 Golden Knights. Jon is a cheerleader style coach who wants students to have fun. Sessions will begin with a short chess lesson however most of the time will be spent playing chess, or variations on chess. He brings 40 years of tournament play and ten years of chess instruction experience to The Summit.  It is understood that each child will be at various levels of chess knowledge. The advanced class is designed for students who already know basic chess strategy. The class will concentrate on tactics and endgame principles. 

Dates: Fridays, Aug. 31-Dec. 14 (No class Sept. 14, Oct. 19, Nov. 9 and Nov. 23.)
Time: 3:15-4:30 p.m. Children staying for Extended Day Care will be walked over to the Extended Day Care room once all children have been picked up.
Fee: $420 for 12-week session 
Location: Begins in Lower School Cafeteria
Class limited to 12 participants. No refunds given after first class.

Celebrate the Holidays: Kindergarten to Grade 3

It's time to get ready for the holidays with Montessori Lead Teacher Linda Moeggenberg in her "Celebrate the Holidays" After School Special. Have fun reading holiday-themed stories and creating crafts and food to go along with the stories. We will meet on two Mondays & two Wednesdays for each holiday. Each day of the week's classes will build on previous class’ activities. 
Dates: Oct. 1, 3, 8 and 10 – Halloween theme; Nov. 5, 7, 12 and 14– Thanksgiving theme; Dec. 3, 5, 10 and 12 – Christmas theme. 
Time : 3:15 to 5 p.m.
Fee: $260 for 12 classes
Location: LS room 107 
Class size Limit: 15 

Field Hockey Clinics

These sessions are designed for girls in grades 2-8 from all Cincinnati area schools. Field Hockey Life Coaches, under the guidance of coach Keli Puzo, will design a 75-minute indoor practice each week. Practices will be fun, interactive and will teach the proper way to execute the fundamentals of the game. Players will be grouped accordingly. New players and experienced players are welcome! The sessions will also increase overall coordination and introduce the game of field hockey. Games and scrimmages will be a large part of this offering.  

Dates: Wednesdays from Nov. 7- Feb. 6

Time: 6:00-7:15 p.m.
7th and 8th grades will stay until 7:30.

Place:
The Summit Country Day School-Athletic Complex
5580 Ehrling Rd,
Cincinnati, OH 45227

Questions:
Contact Lisa Nicholson, 513-871-4700 ext. 369 or via email.