ChildTech’s focus is developing and teaching exciting technology courses to kids from ages 4 and up. At Feynman School, students as young as Pre-Kindergarten are busily engaged in assembling Lego© robotic structures and using laptop computers to program the robots to move or make sounds in a variety of ways. Our older students engage in more complex tasks, following multi-step procedures to build structures such as drawbridges, race tracks and carousels to name a few. ChildTech offers a wide variety of courses for our budding computer scientists from the Lego© Robotics programs to more complex gaming and coding programs that keep these students motivated and engaged.
by Silver Knights
In 2004, Adam Weissbarth was an enthusiastic chessplayer and a full-time graduate student in Statistics. A friend came across an ad from a local elementary school looking for a chess coach and passed it along. Adam responded to the ad and took the job. As soon as he started, he found that the best hour of his week was the time he spent teaching chess to the kids. After some thought and a lot of preparation, Adam decided to make a career change and teach chess to children full-time. He founded Silver Knights Chess in 2006, and in 2008, was joined by his brother Daniel, also a lifelong chessplayer — and Adam’s first student! Later that year, two of their students won national championships for the first time. Their hope is that every child has a positive experience learning and playing, just like they did.
Introduction to Mandarin Chinese
by International School of Language
Mandarin is the world’s most commonly spoken language and its relevance in America continues to grow. Learning Mandarin will prepare our students to traverse a global workplace in which knowledge of additional languages provides a competitive advantage. By starting with students ages five and up, we ensure that non-native Mandarin-speaking students have sufficient mastery over their native language first before tackling a language as diverse as Mandarin through the art of calligraphy, songs and conversation.
Private Piano Lessons
by Allegretto Studio
With a Bachelor of Music from the Rostropovich School, University of Voronezh, Russia, Larisa Shtirberg brings over 20 years experience teaching Music and Choir in schools and privately in Russia as well as Bethesda, where she has resided since the late 90s. Students as young as 4 years old have the opportunity to sign up for after-school private piano lessons and work towards an appropriate level of mastery they can then showcase at recitals held at Strathmore Mansion in Rockville.
with Thomas Mills
The Head Instructor and owner of Mills Martial ArtsTM, Mr. Mills, is currently a fifth-degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. He holds rank of Sandan (3rd degree Black belt) in Japanese JuJitsu as well. He has more than twenty-five years of experience in the martial arts, having studied a variety of styles, including BJJ, Aikido, Thai boxing, and others.
Mr. Mills has many years of teaching experience with all age groups. In addition to the studio classes, he runs after-school enrichment programs for some local elementary and middle schools in which Martial Arts instruction is taught with foundation in basic Tae Kwon Do techniques. Teaching students the importance of discipline, focus, and consistency of proper practice to achieve goals. Control of technique, balance, and coordination emphasized as major parts of the art. Thomas’ philosophy: To teach students the importance of courtesy, respect, and self-confidence to assist in developing appropriate social and life skills in all subjects.
by MSA Jr.
The basketball program is coached by former and present collegiate players from University of Maryland and various other universities, NCAA Champion players, former NBA players, and MSA professional coaching staff. Our attentive and loving staff will provide your child with the knowledge of the game, and the encouragement your child needs for a well-rounded basketball program. MSA provides all the equipment including basketballs.
MSA Basketball Program will put emphasis on developing sound fundamental skills, confidence, teamwork and of course fun for all. The skills taught are Dribbling, Passing, Shooting, Offense, Defense, Rebounding, and more. . .
Girls on the Run
This program believes that every girl can embrace who she is, can define who she wants to be, can rise to any challenge, and can change the world. The program missions is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. GOTR envisions a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. Girls in second grade and up meet twice weekly and engage in rich discourse on a number of real-life topics while at the same time training for the culminating 5K run.