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After-School Programs

Childcare and Before/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 Childcare and Before/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.

Childcare

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 into the kindergarten classrooms 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.

Before/After-School Programs

Campbell Hall offers a rich array of Before/After-School programs every day of the week. From Dance, Instrumental Music, and Elementary Theater to Mindfulness, Renaissance Kids, Tennis, and Athletics Skills, there is something for everyone. Classes are taught by experienced Campbell Hall teachers and coaches. We invite your child to participate! Click here to register.

After-School Program Descriptions

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  • Story Theater for Kindergarten

    This class is for kindergarten boys & girls. The class offers a safe and fun environment, where students learn to use their voices, bodies and imaginations to create a variety of characters, settings and stories. They can explore how a zombie-scientist might move or how a cat-queen might talk. We might create our own version of “Jack/Jackie and the Beanstalk” where the giant is simply misunderstood and the cow is in cahoots with the bean seller all along. Join us as we foster creativity through theater and stories! For more specific information about the Theater/Improvisation classes, please contact the instructor: Megan Zakarian Adell.

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  • Story Improvisation for 1st Grade

    Each week, students will hear an existing story OR create an original story and then proceed to improvise the story of the week. Students will also play theater and beginning improvisation games, teaching them how to tap into and express their creativity to develop varieties of characters, settings, and story ideas. In a fun and safe environment, students will also continue to learn to use the full range of their vocal and physical expression. For more specific information about the Theater/Improvisation classes, please contact the instructor: Megan Zakarian Adell.

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  • Improvisation for 2nd Grade

    Through mostly comedic improvisations and improvisation games, students will take initiative and instantaneously create colorful characters, settings and dialogue. They will also practice the “give and take” of stage work, learning that an actor must listen and work with the other actors on stage, while at the same time, developing their own stage presence. The goal of the class is to encourage each child to have fun discovering their own inherent talent, expression, and sense of humor. For more specific information about the Theater/Improvisation classes, please contact the instructor: Megan Zakarian Adell.

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  • Improvisation for 3rd Grade

    Through a wide variety of improvisation games and exercises, students will learn how to create long-form scenes and stories, and will be encouraged to not only instantaneously create characters and settings, but to boldly and whole-heartedly commit to their choices. As with all improvisation classes, students will continue to learn the balance of the “give and take” of stage work, and continue to explore their creative expression, boundless talents, and sense of humor. For more specific information about the Theater/Improvisation classes, please contact the instructor: Megan Zakarian Adell.

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  • Improvisation for 4th Grade

    This course will focus on comedic and dramatic improvisations, and will be geared toward encouraging students to fully commit to their creative choices and to embrace leadership opportunities. The more advanced warm-ups, as well as the games and exercises, will aid in a greater focus on the individual (while continuing group work). The class offers a very fun and safe place where students experience the joy of learning about who they are as unique, distinctive artists. For more specific information about the Theater/Improvisation classes, please contact the instructor: Megan Zakarian Adell.

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  • Improvisation for 5th Grade

    This course will focus on comedic and dramatic improvisations, and will be geared toward encouraging students to fully commit to their creative choices and to embrace leadership opportunities. The more advanced warm-ups, as well as the games and exercises, will aid in a greater focus on the individual (while continuing group work). The class offers a very fun and safe place where students experience the joy of learning about who they are as unique, distinctive artists. For more specific information about the Theater/Improvisation classes, please contact the instructor: Megan Zakarian Adell.

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  • Improvisation for 6th Grade

    This course will focus on comedic and dramatic improvisations, and will be geared toward encouraging students to fully commit to their creative choices and to embrace leadership opportunities. The more advanced warm-ups, as well as the games and exercises, will aid in a greater focus on the individual (while continuing group work). The class offers a very fun and safe place where students experience the joy of learning about who they are as unique, distinctive artists. This class is open to 6th grade students only. For more specific information about the Theater/Improvisation classes, please contact the instructor: Megan Zakarian Adell.

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  • Creative Movement KA/KG (Boys & Girls)

    Welcome to Campbell Hall Elementary Performing Arts: The pedagogy for Creative Movement is: pre-ballet, jazz, contemporary theory, turns & leaps, self-expression, pantomime, improv-dance, dance etiquette, imagery, passion and fun! This is a 5-month performance class beginning in January with a recital presentation at the Elementary Spring Arts Festival. For questions about the Elementary After School Dance Program, please visit the Elementary Music & Dance class webpage or please contact Brandy Curry.

    Tuesdays, 2:45-3:30pm 

    January 8, 2018 – May 14, 2019 

    Fee: None
  • Dance 1 · 1st Grade Ballet

    Dance 1 students are introduced to the classical ballet classroom after exploring Creative Movement in Kindergarten. Basic Vagonova Ballet Technique is taught with an emphasis on proper alignment. An introduction to ballet terminology and proper ballet class etiquette will be taught. Looking ahead for Dance 4-4th Grade Family Waltz: while it is not required, it is recommended that students who enroll in Dance 4 (4th Grade Ballet & Contemporary) have completed Dance 1-1st Grade Ballet, Dance 2-2nd Grade Ballet, and/or Dance 3-3rd Grade Ballet & Contemporary prior to participating in the 4th Grade Family Waltz. This class meets once a week. This is a year-long performance class with a recital presentation at the Elementary After-School Programs Winter Recital & Elementary Spring Arts Festival. For questions about the Elementary After School Dance Program, please visit the Elementary Music & Dance class webpage or please contact Brandy Curry.

    Thursdays, 2:45-3:45pm
    September 13, 2018 – May 16, 2019
    Fee: None
  • Dance 2 · 2nd Grade Ballet

    Dance 2 students learn primary steps of Vagonova Ballet Technique and are challenged in memorization and ballet terminology. Students in Dance 2 develop confidence by being challenged to dance the classical technique and feeling pride with a sense of accomplishment in ballet movement. Students become further skilled at controlling their movements by working on more complex forms of weight transfer, balance and movement patterns. Looking ahead for Dance 4-4th Grade Family Waltz: while it is not required, it is recommended that students who enroll in Dance 4 (4th Grade Ballet & Contemporary) have completed Dance 1-1st Grade Ballet, Dance 2-2nd Grade Ballet, and/or Dance 3-3rd Grade Ballet & Contemporary prior to participating in the 4th Grade Family Waltz. This is a year-long performance class with a recital presentation at the Elementary After-School Programs Winter Recital & Elementary Spring Arts Festival. For questions about the Elementary After School Dance Program, please visit the Elementary Music & Dance class webpage or please contact Brandy Curry.

    Tuesdays, 3:45-4:30
    September 11, 2018 – May 14, 2019
    Fee: None
  • Dance 3 · 3rd Grade Ballet & Contemporary

    Dance 3 students are introduced to the artistic expression and the elements of classical ballet and contemporary dance. Students will study primary Vagonova Ballet Technique, as well as basic Graham and Horton Contemporary Dance technique. Combinations at the barre and center become more complex with an introduction to epaulement: emphasis on head and arm position as well as consistent turnout of the legs. Musicality and expression are being developed with Dance 3 students to encourage dual-technique in ballet and contemporary. Looking ahead for Dance 4-4th Grade Family Waltz: while it is not required, it is recommended that students who enroll in Dance 4 (4th Grade Ballet & Contemporary) have completed Dance 1-1st Grade Ballet, Dance 2-2nd Grade Ballet, and/or Dance 3-3rd Grade Ballet & Contemporary prior to participating in the 4th Grade Family Waltz. This is a year-long performance class with a recital presentation at the Elementary After-School Programs Winter Recital & Elementary Spring Arts Festival. For questions about the Elementary After School Dance Program, please visit the Elementary Music & Dance class webpage or please contact Brandy Curry.

    Mondays, 2:45-3:30pm AND Fridays, 1:45-2:45pm
    September 14, 2018 – May 13, 2019
    Fee: None
  • Dance 4 · 4th Grade Ballet, Contemporary & Family Waltz

    Dance 4 students study the balance between the technical and artistic elements of ballet and contemporary dance. While it is not required, it is recommended that students who enroll in Dance 4 (4th Grade Ballet & Contemporary) have completed Dance 1-1st Grade Ballet, Dance 2-2nd Grade Ballet, and/or Dance 3-3rd Grade Ballet & Contemporary prior to participating in the 4th Grade Family Waltz-due to the rigor of technique in this class. Ballet students of Dance 4 must exhibit a consistent understanding of the material from the prior levels and have a high degree of mental focus and physical technique. Students whom have taken ballet, at an approved/accredited dance studio, in lieu of Elementary After School Dance at Campbell Hall should request to be reviewed prior to enrolling in Dance 4-4th Grade.This class meets twice a week, with occasional Saturday Nutcracker rehearsals. Students will study primary Vagonova Ballet Technique, as well as basic Graham and Horton Contemporary Dance technique. This is a year-long performance class with a recital presentation at the Elementary After-School Programs Winter Recital, The Nutcracker, and the Elementary Spring Arts Festival. For questions about the Elementary After School Dance Program, please visit the Elementary Music & Dance class webpage or please contact Brandy Curry.

    Mondays, 3:30-4:30pm AND Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00pm 

    September 12, 2018 – May 15, 2019 

    Fee: None
  • Dance 5 · 5th Grade Ballet & Contemporary (Pre-Secondary Repertory)

    Dance 5 Ballet students begin intermediate Vagonova Ballet Technique, and continue basic Graham and Horton Contemporary dance technique. Female students in Dance 5 begin pre-pointe strength training. En Centre combinations develop with more complexity; moving in a faster-paced class is expected. Dancers are motivated to apply self-correction and to demonstrate a higher level of self-awareness. A strong understanding of the theories and practicum of ballet and contemporary, as well as self-control and discipline are necessary to progress through the ballet and contemporary secondary program. Students in Dance 5 are invited to perform in the secondary extra-curricular dance show. This is a year-long performance class with a recital presentation at the Elementary After-School Programs Winter Recital, The Nutcracker, the Secondary Extra-Curricular Dance Show, and the Elementary Spring Arts Festival. For questions about the Elementary After School Dance Program, please visit the Elementary Music & Dance class webpage or please contact Brandy Curry.

    Mondays, 4:30-5:30pm AND Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00pm 

    September 12, 2018 – May 15, 2019 

    Fee: None

  • Dance 6 · 6th Grade Ballet, Pointe, & Contemporary (Pre-Secondary Repertory)

    Dancers in Dance 6 are confident and proficient in intermediate Vagonova Ballet Technique as well as Graham and Horton Contemporary dance technique. This class meets three times a week with occasional Wednesday, Friday and Saturday rehearsals. Moving in a faster-paced class, memorization of combinations en adagio and allegro is expected. A daily emphasis on performance ability is essential to express greater emotional nuances on the stage in both disciplines of dance. Female students may begin dancing en pointe upon teacher approval. Dance 6 students are invited to perform in the secondary extra-curricular dance show. This is a year-long performance class with a recital presentation at the Elementary After-School Programs Winter Recital, The Nutcracker, the Secondary Extra-Curricular Dance Show,and the Elementary Spring Arts Festival. For questions about the Elementary After School Dance Program, please visit the Elementary Music & Dance class webpage or please contact Brandy Curry.

    Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30pm AND Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm
    September 11 – May 16
    Fee: None

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  • Beginning Violin (1st & 2nd grade)

    For students interested in learning the violin, Beginning Violin class is the place to start! No previous experience is required. Students will need to provide their own violins and shoulder rests. Benning Violins in Studio City is a top-quality, local resource for instruments. Please plan on bringing your student to the violin shop to pick out the violin (students need to be present to secure the correct size of instrument.) This is a year-long class. Students should plan to choose and attend 2 classes each week. For more information about this class, please contact the instructor: Julie Whiting via email or by calling (818) 980-7280 ext. 246.

    Mondays 2:30-3:15
    Wednesdays 2:30-3:15
    Fridays 1:15-2:00
    September 12, 2018 - May 16, 2019
    Open to: Grades 1-2
    Fee: None
  • Celebration Strings (2nd & 3rd grade)

    2nd and 3rd grade violinists and cellists who have had at least one year prior string experience will enjoy being a part of the Celebration Strings! Students in this class play as a mixed ensemble, with multiple musical lines designed to both encourage progress for all players and to challenge experienced players. This is a year-long class. Students should plan to choose and attend 2 classes each week. For more information about this class, please contact the instructor: Julie Whiting via email or by calling (818) 980-7280 ext. 246.

    Mondays 3:35-4:15
    Wednesdays 3:25-4:05
    Fridays 2:25-3:05
    September 12, 2018 - May 16, 2019
    Open to: Grades 2-3 with one year string experience
    Fee: None
  • Symphonic Strings (4th-6th grade)

    4th-6th grade violinists and cellists who have had at least one year prior string experience will enjoy being a part of Symphonic Strings! Students in this class play as a mixed ensemble, with multiple musical lines designed to both encourage progress for all players and to challenge experienced players. This is a year-long class. Students should plan to choose and attend 2 classes each week. For more information about this class, please contact the instructor: Julie Whiting via email or by calling (818) 980-7280 ext. 246.

    Tuesdays 7:45-8:25am (yes, morning class)
    Wednesdays 4:15-4:55
    Fridays 3:15-3:55
    September 11, 2018 - May 16, 2019
    Open to: Grades 4-6 with one year string experience
    Fee: None
  • Beginning Band

    Are you interested in learning to play the flute, clarinet, saxophone, or trumpet? If you answered ‘yes’, then this is the class for you! No previous experience is required. Students will need to provide their own instruments and reeds. Pedersen’s/Bertrand’s Band & Orchestra Shop in Burbank is a top-quality, local resource for instruments. This is a year-long class. Students should plan to attend both classes each week. For more information about this class, please contact the instructor: Julie Whiting via email or by calling (818) 980-7280 ext. 246.

    Tuesdays AND Thursdays, 3:10-3:50
    September 11, 2018 - May 16, 2019
    Open to: Grades 4-6
    Fee: None
  • Elementary Orchestra

    4th through 6th grade instrumentalists who have had one year prior experience on a woodwind, brass, or string instrument will enjoy being a part of the Elementary Orchestra! The orchestra learns and performs music ranging from standard classics to contemporary tunes to movie themes. This is a year-long class. Students should plan to attend both classes each week. For more information about this class, please contact the instructor: Julie Whiting via email or by calling (818) 980-7280 ext. 246.

    Tuesdays AND Thursdays, 4:00-4:40
    September 11, 2018 - May 16, 2019
    Open to: Grades 4-6 with one year prior experience
    Fee: None

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  • Mindfulness

    This course in the Nathanson-Swiger Chapel and Spiritual Center is open to beginning and intermediate students. Students experience specific ways of paying attention to their breath, body, thoughts, feelings, and surroundings. They learn that when they are able to observe their thoughts and feelings, they can choose what to say and how to respond. Through developing mindfulness, students are able to better understand themselves, the environment, and the needs and feelings of others. Mindfulness can increase attention and focus, while reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. It can promote a sense of calmness and self-acceptance. Students will also be gently encouraged to try practice exercises at home to deepen their experience. In order to create an enriching, supportive, and effective learning environment, students enrolled in this course are expected to be punctual. For more specific information about this class, please contact the instructor: Ms. Lonnie Ngo

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  • Renaissance Kids

    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 teacher, life long entertainer, and Magic Castle member Jason Rowland leads your student through a world of possibilities with a class designed to stimulate body, heart, and mind. Explore everything from magic tricks, balloon art, writing blues songs, clowning, break dancing, comedy, puppetry, juggling, learning about and singing the Beatles hits, learning to Yo Yo (and much more) because life is too amazing not to try everything and Kindergarten 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. For more specific information about this class, please contact the instructor: Jason Rowland

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  • After-School Science: Design Challenge Engineering Grades 3-5

    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 instructor: Linda Savage 

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  • After-School Athletics Skills

    The After School Athletics Skills class will focus on fundamentals of the game that will enhance the elementary student’s athletic ability during each seasonal sport. Instructors will be current Campbell Hall Middle School & High School coaches who have numerous years of playing and coaching experience. Participation in this after school class is not required in order to participate in elementary sports teams. There will be no class on game days and no make-ups for missed classes.

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  • After-School Tennis

    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 groaup 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.
    *Due to the later start time of the class on Fridays, students will need to go to Childcare before Tennis. Normal childcare rates will apply. For more specific information about this class, please contact the instructor: Melissa Detwiler

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  • Creative Writing

    The Writing Vikings is an after-school class for students who love writing! We will be spending time doing our own creative writing, sharing our writing in small or whole groups and engaging in fun writing activities. For more specific information about this class, please contact the instructor: Courtney Behrenhausen 

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  • Media Maker

    Media Maker Lab is an introductory making and design course for 1st and 2nd graders. Students will be introduced to basic design principles and learn to express themselves using multiple forms of media. We will build using digital tools as well as more traditional craft materials. The course will be broken down into smaller themes of sound, fashion, and art. It will be geared toward students interested in expressing themselves creatively; no prior technology knowledge is required or assumed. The course will be taught by Mr. Fishman and special guests from the Campbell Hall community.For more specific information about this class, please contact the instructor: Alex Fishman 

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Contact Us

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  • Jan Weiss

    Director of Childcare and After-School Programs
    818.505.2492
4533 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Studio City, CA 91607
TEL 818.980.7280 | FAX 818.505.5319 | Email
Campbell Hall is an independent coeducational day school for grades K-12, located in Studio City, CA. We are affiliated with the Episcopal Church and its 500-year history of academic excellence, and are also one of the most religiously and racially diverse schools in southern California.

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