After School Enrichment Classes for 5-10 Year Olds

Our After School Program for children ages 5-10 years old builds on our belief in the importance of language immersion and arts integration. With small groups of 10 children, exposure to French culture, and innovative contemporary art projects, our after school program inspires your child to speak a foreign language!

Classes are taught by native French speakers and resident artists. All classes are "en francais!" After School Classes are offered Monday through Friday during the Fall, Winter, and Spring trimesters.

2013-2014 Class Schedules 
Time: 4:30 - 5:45 PM

Fall 2013: September 30 2013
Winter 2014: January 6 2014
Spring 2014: March 24 2014

  Upper West Side
4:30 - 5:45 PM
4:30 - 5:45 PM
 Tuesday Painting 
 Wednesday Cooking Painting

After School Tuition Information
After school classes are offered during the fall, winter, and spring trimesters. Each class is $525 for a 9 week period, per trimester. Siblings receive $25 off.

Class Descriptions

La Petite Cuisine" Global Cooking
At La Petite Ecole, we cook everything from scratch using the freshest seasonal and wholesome ingredients. Kids observe, touch and, of course, taste ingredients whenever it is possible before starting to transform them. Every week, through sweet and savory recipes specifically developed for small hands and demanding palates, kids discover new ingredients, flavors, textures, smells, cooking tools as well as French words and open their taste, eyes and mind to new experiences

Sing-along with Josephine 
Come and sing in French with Josephine! This program is open to children of all ages, parents are also welcome to come experience the joy of singing in French. Students will be introduced to rhythm through song, physical exercise and dance in order to develop their musical ear as well as discover new sounds and instruments. All ages are welcome! "Drop in" for 0 to 5 years old "drop off" 5 to 10 years old. 

Online Applications for After School Classes

Class Registration Policy: After school class schedules and availability are subject to change. Registration does not guarantee the availability of any class. The minimum required number of registered students is three students for a class to occur. La Petite Ecole reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment. In the event of a cancelled class, registered students who have paid tuition will have the option of enrolling in another class at no additional charge or will receive a full refund of tuition paid.

The Giant Palette Painting Class
This painting class is bursting with different opportunities for children to experiment with 2-dimensional art in painting and mixed media. Centered around the giant 8-foot paint palette, children are invited paint and explore mark making, color mixing, and movement. 

Le Petit Théâtre: Dramatic Arts, Music & Dance
Theater, dance and music take over when children explore the dramatic arts through plays and performances. Children will explore French culture and learn the French language through a variety of fun activities adapted to their unique interests and strengths. Theatricality is also examined through creative writing, puppet-making, performance, costume and set design inspired by French and Francophone writers, composers and performers.