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 Griot Academy
The Griot Academy’s mission is to provide each student with an enriching experience where they learn perseverance through patience, imagination and focus. Their philosophy: “We believe that all children deserve attention, nurturing and a competitive edge. We believe that a safe environment allows children to explore and grow. Griot Chess allows children to have hands-on learning experiences. This fosters age appropriate development. We believe that positive reinforcement is important for children to develop self-esteem. Children need an environment that supports free expression and stimulates learning. Most importantly, however, we believe that children need to have fun!”
All Chess curriculum is written by David Paulina USCF Chess Master. David has been teaching, coaching and playing chess for over a decade. His students win trophies in Super National and National Competitions. Beginner chess class where students are introduced to the world of chess. Students learn piece movement, board file/ranks and notation. Our students develop their minds while learning the stages of the game. They acquire skill sets they can apply to all aspects of their lives for years to come. All this just by playing chess with new and old friends!
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. . .
by Simon Says Yoga
Young children can enjoy the benefits of yoga while acting like animals in nature, playing yoga freeze dance, learning to breathe and enjoying moments of quiet. Older children, while still being playful, can practice more serious sets of yoga, gaining resources to help with stress from school, relationships and changes they experience as they’re growing up.
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.
Wonder League Robotics Club
The Wonder League is a worldwide community of clubs inspiring the creators of tomorrow through robotics and coding. Every year, clubs participate in the Wonder League Robotics Competition, where they design solutions to real-world science and technology challenges. Children will develop problem solving and creativity skills, learn about issues facing the world around them, and build meaningful relationships with their peers.