After-School Programs

After-School Programs are open to K-6 students, providing an opportunity for extended play and participation in a wide variety of programs. The basic philosophy of After-School Programs is the same as the values and ideals practiced during regular school hours. We strive to continue the development of the student’s self-esteem, self-expression, and self-control in a safe environment and familiar surroundings.

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Campbell Hall offers a rich array of programs every day of the week. Classes are taught by experienced Campbell Hall teachers and coaches. We invite your child to participate!

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  • Session Schedule

  • Afternoon Mindfulness

    Mindfulness is being present here and now. In this class, we practice this by paying attention to our thoughts, bodily sensations, emotions, and the external environment. We pay attention to these in a special way - with kindness and curiosity, and without judgment. Mindfulness gives us tools to meet life's challenges with care and compassion. Many students find that practicing mindfulness helps them to develop self-awareness, agency, freedom, and choice about how to respond to what they are experiencing internally, and externally as they interact with the world around them. Students will learn basic mindfulness practices and be encouraged to connect these practices to their daily lives. Through practice, they will be empowered in their capacity to gain greater self-awareness and self-regulation. Time will be provided during every class for direct experience in mindfulness. The classroom community is a safe space for students to share and explore their inner experience. While new students are learning these practices, returning students benefit from engaging in regular practice together within a community of supportive peers. Classes meet in the Nathanson-Swiger Chapel and Spiritual Center.
  • Cartooning & Comic Book Creation

    Cartooning is a great way to learn how to sketch and draw. Students will learn to create their own characters as well as popular characters from Disney, Anime, and more! Students will learn about storylines, design, coloring, and lettering, as they create their very own comic book.
  • Chess

    Grades 1-2
    We introduce chess to students in a fun and exciting way. For all students and all levels, we teach students to play chess and help them succeed in school by stimulating their problem-solving skills, analytical skills, and critical thinking. Includes exclusive booklets and worksheets.

    Grades 3-6
    This class is designed to help players of all levels cultivate their chess skills, expand upon their existing knowledge of the game, and promote greater confidence. Players will review the basics of the game, including rules, the history of chess, terminology, and etiquette, while also working towards mastering opening principles and developing end-game strategies. Students will have the opportunity to participate in friendly tournaments too! Players of all levels, as well as those brand new to the game of chess are welcome.

  • Dance

    This course offers the following options: Creative Movement KA/KG (all students), 1st Grade Ballet, 2nd Grade Ballet, 3rd Grade Ballet & Contemporary, 4th Grade Ballet, Contemporary, & Family Waltz, 5th Grade Ballet & Contemporary, and 6th Grade Ballet & Contemporary
  • Design Challenge Engineering

    What is Design Challenge Engineering? It’s a combination of project-based learning, design thinking and the engineering design process that develops the innovator’s mindset through iteration. This session will incorporate learning and fun with potential real-world challenges. As students work through their engineering design challenges, they will have the opportunity to build problem-solving, teamwork, communication, and creative-thinking skills.For more specific information about this class, please contact the instructors: Linda Savage and Amanda Dye
  • Improv/Theater

    This course offers the following options: Story Theater for Kindergarten, Story Improvisation for 1st Grade, Improvisation for 2nd Grade, Improvisation for 3rd Grade, Improvisation for 4th Grade, Improvisation for 5th Grade, and Improvisation for 6th Grade
  • Instrumental Music

    This course offers the following options: Beginning Violin (2nd & 3rd grade), Celebration Strings (2nd & 3rd grade), Symphonic Strings (5th-6th grade), Beginning Band (4th-6th grade), Elementary Orchestra (5th-6th grade)
  • Life Drawing

    This program provides a space for art loving students to practice drawing and build confidence. Students will study human proportions and body parts through observational drawing. We will also cover value, tone and composition. We will use traditional mediums such as pencil and charcoal as well as the iPad program Procreate. We will introduce students to drawing fundamentals and techniques in drawing from observation using still life and live models. We will look at examples from professional artists who use drawing in their practice.
  • Minecraft

    Join us to learn about and play the most popular computer game on the planet! Learn Minecraft building techniques, details of command blocks, and how to change the look of the game. Kids learn strategy, team building, and cooperation skills while playing Minecraft in a fun, safe, and supervised environment.
  • Renaissance Kids

    Renaissance Person: "A person of any period who has a broad range of intellectual and physical abilities as well as interests."

    Campbell Hall middle school drama teacher, life-long entertainer, and Magic Castle member/performer Jason Rowland leads students through a world of possibilities with a class designed to stimulate body, heart, and mind. Students will explore everything from magic tricks, balloon art, writing blues songs, clowning, break dancing, comedy, puppetry, juggling, theatrical design, learning about and singing the Beatles hits, learning to Yo Yo (and much more). Because life is too amazing not to try everything and this is the perfect place to start trying…to be a Renaissance Kid! The emphasis of this special after school class is on having a ton of fun in a stress-free and encouraging environment. The outcome is improved social skills, an increase in focus, new-found confidence, and of course a huge smile. Classes taught by Jason Rowland and occasional guest teachers and entertainers.

    For more specific information about this class, please contact the instructor: Jason Rowland
  • Robotics

    Students build new and different projects each week as they graduate from simple machines, to motorized mechanisms, to robotics with basic programming. They'll learn all about engineering principles such as gears, wheels, axles, levers, and pulleys. This class is as fun as it is educational!
  • Tennis

    This course is open to students in grade K-3. In each session, children will learn the basics of tennis. We will focus on forehands, backhands, volleys, and serves. We will play games as a group to promote teamwork and fair play.

    Class Goals: Motivate kids to play tennis for a lifetime by teaching them tennis in the most positive, enthusiastic manner. We are promoting teamwork and sportsmanship. This is a non-competitive class. All children should feel successful and have fun!

    Class Equipment: Coach Melissa will provide rackets and balls for the students, but students are welcome to bring their own rackets if they prefer. Please wear tennis shoes and bring water. Each class will be held on the tennis courts on campus. For more specific information about this class, please contact the instructor: Melissa Detwiler


Contact Us

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  • Jan Weiss

    Director of Childcare and After-School Programs


The after-school yard is the “neighborhood” in our community, providing opportunities for outdoor free play with fellow K-6 students.

In addition to free play, childcare supervisors engage children in recreational games, board games, and crafts. On the occasional rainy day, childcare moves inside for indoor play and movies.

A supervised homework center is available for children who are in grades 1-6 in the childcare program. A snack is provided after 3 pm for children in childcare. Afternoon childcare is closed during school holidays and vacations, in addition to the Halloween Parade, Christmas Chapel, Grandparents' + Special Friends' Day, and K-5 Closing Chapel.
4533 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Studio City, CA 91607
Phone 818.980.7280

Campbell Hall is an independent, Episcopal, K-12 all gender day school. We are a community of inquiry committed to academic excellence and to the nurturing of decent, loving, and responsible human beings.
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