Extracurriculars

In addition to their daily curriculum, Northwest Montessori students have the option of participating in the following supplemental activities:

  • Gymnastics

    In this class, students experience activities that develop gross and fine motor skills with an emphasis on body awareness and control. Each class includes flexibility, stretching, and cardiovascular activities, as well as appropriate developmental gymnastics skills that build strength, coordination, balance, and confidence. These activities challenge students physically, mentally, and emotionally through safe and gradual, step by step, progressions.

Visit their website www.danceassociatesaustin.com for more information!

  • Dance

Kinderdance is a movement and fitness program specifically designed for young children. The emphasis of the program is to expose children to various forms of dance and movement while having fun learning. The basics of ballet, tap, and creative movement are taught while blending numbers, colors, shapes and words into each lesson. The children are provided with appropriate physical, imaginative and critical thinking exercises that contribute to their development.

Visit their website www.kinderdanceaustin.com for more information!

  • Spanish

Mariposas brings extra-curricular Spanish classes to the school twice a week. The hands-on, thematically organized program allows children to learn Spanish through innovative lessons that include real life experiences, cultural activities, music, literature, games, visual aids, sign language, and art.

 

Visit their website www.mariposasspanish.com for more information!

  • Computer Class

I.Q. Kids is a computer education class for children two years of age or older. The program offers the latest in CD ROM technology, with color monitors, sound, printer, and interactive software. Additionally, students are taught computer component names, functions, and complete computer literacy; the child will also be taught age appropriate skills such as language arts, mathematics, science, geography, and higher level thinking skills.

For more information, feel free to contact Michele Garlington at iqkids@austin.rr.com, or by phone at (512) 567-9240.

  • Chinese

Cool Panda, offers an extracurricular Chinese immersion class that takes advantage of young children’s unique abilities to develop listening, reading, and speaking skills through exposure and engagement. The children participate in activities and educational games designed to help them absorb Chinese while having fun.

 

Visit their website www.cool-panda.com for more information!

  • Chess

Little Geniuses is a chess-song singing, laughing, chess-tourney, puppet show introduction to chess and being the smart kid in class. Only for kids ages 4 and up, Little Geniuses comes each Monday to Northwest Montessori and puts on a fun and instructive 45-minute chess practice.

Visit their website at www.theknightschool.com for more information!

All extracurricular classes are held at Northwest Montessori throughout the week and take place in the front room of building 1903, except for I.Q. Kids, which takes place in the geography room of building 1905. Please inquire about classes directly with schools, as they function independently from Northwest Montessori.