After School Adventures

Portledge After School Adventures welcomes Portledge and non-Portledge students to attend our programs. 

The classes offered include sports, arts, science, hobbies, and many learning opportunities. Through this program, we hope to provide a time for children to learn new things, engage in a hobby they love, spend time with friends, or try something new. After School Adventures is just one way that Portledge works to meet the needs of our students and their families. After School Adventures meet Monday through Thursday from 3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. and are open to students from Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade. 

Spring After School Adventures runs from April 3rd - June 12th, 2017.

For more information, please contact Melissa Worth, Director of Supplementary Programs, at 


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Spring 2017

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  • Soccer with Gold Coast

    In partnership with Gold Coast FC Portledge presents an introduction to soccer. Learn the basics of soccer though fun, exciting and engaging drills.

    Dates: Mondays, April 3 – June 12
    Instructor: Coach Paul
    Grades K-5
    Fee: $335
  • Intro to Coding

    Introduction to Coding is an enrichment program designed to prepare students of all ages for the rigors of coding. Through a variety of increasingly harder games that require programming know-how, students are eased into the world of computer languages, in a fun and visual way. Students, while taking this course, will develop logic and math skills that will aid them in academia, programming and in life. This course includes keyboarding lessons to give them a head-start in programming in the future. 

    Dates: Mondays, April 3 – June 12     
    Instructor: Luke Johnson
    Grades: 3-8
    Fee: $295
  • Martial Arts

    This program is designed to help students of all ages improve their overall fitness, which has proven not only to help improve health, but has been linked to better performance in the classroom, as well as improved self-esteem.  Our program will incorporate fitness concepts, such as agility, balance, motor development and will include components derived from Yoga, Pilates, Martial Arts, and traditional fitness/speed and agility training. Goal setting, self-control, leadership and responsibility are all stressed as part of this martial arts fitness program.

    Dates: Mondays, April 3 – June 12         
    Instructor: Lauren from Mr. Wilsons
    Grades: PreK-2
    Fee: $325
  • My Style Camp - Recently Added!

    This program encourages children from grades three and up to discover their own creativity through costume and fashion design.  We are happy to welcome back Stacey Salzman, a passionate and successful fashion designer with over 20 years of experience, to Portledge After School Adventures. She is excited to share and teach to all those interested in design. In this class, children will create the following maps as a guide for their designs: a mood board, a color card, a fabric card, and their own personal sketching coqui in the first four classes. The last four classes will be focused on creating a small collection based on their personal style maps using mix media and fabric. *All Supplies are included* Please visit for more info

    Dates: Mondays, April 3 – June 12 
    Instructor: Stacey Salzman
    Grades: 3 - 8
    Fee: $495
    * note this class meets for 1.5 hours 
  • Yoga

    Eugenia Kontolios will teach children how to strengthen their bodies as they learn how to do mindful movements and various breathing strategies. This yoga class will encourage self-expression as well as improving flexibility, strength, and coordination.

    Dates: Tuesdays, April 4 – May 30
    Instructor: Miss Kontolios
    Grades: K-5
    Fee: $295
  • Mandarin Chinese

    Mandarin class is an interactive cultural learning experience with Chinese language immersion. Students will use QTalk to practice and learn new words. Vocabulary will include, numbers, daily greetings, and comm0nly used words and phrases.  Activities will include how to celebrate Chinese holidays, handmade Chinese food and Chinese crafts in the class.
    Dates: Tuesdays, April 4 – May 30                                                   Instructor: Mrs. Wu
    Grades: 3-8
    Fee: $295
  • Basketball

    This program will work to build skill development. Footwork,proper mechanics, and the detailed breakdown of movement on the basketball court give players the opportunity to learn the right way. We create a positive atmosphere where players are able to work towards improvement without worrying about making mistakes. We encourage players to get out of their "comfort zone" by trying new things. The key is that we all learn by trial and error. We pride ourselves in helping players to realize that they are capable of more than they thought.
    Dates: Tuesdays, April 4 – May 30                                                  
    Instructor: Shooting Stars
    Grades: K-5
    Fee: $295
  • Cake, Bake and Decorate

    In this fun, interactive program, students will learn how to decorate cupcakes using assorted piping tips & fondant. They will learn how to make fondant flowers and decorations for cakes and cupcakes. Also, in the class, we will make brownies from scratch along with different flavors of butter cream. Activities will also include making and decorating cake pops, cookies & other baked goods to make and take home each week.

    Dates: Tuesdays, April 4 – May 30
    Instructor: Suzie of Suzie Cakez Bakery
    Grades: K-5
    Fee: $355 
  • Chess

    In this course, students will learn basic chess strategies. They will gain an understanding of chess notation and the most important rules to use during each phase of the game. Class time is split between instruction and game playing giving students an opportunity to apply newly learned strategies. Each student wins a trophy at the end of the session tournament!
    Dates: Wednesdays, April 5 – May 31                                               Instructor: Roger LaFlair
    Grades: K-6
    Fee: $295
  • Pottery Painting

    Join Madd Potter, Miss Julie for a pottery painting class. This class provides artists the opportunity to express themselves creatively and have some fun decorating functional items with glaze paint. Learn new pottery painting techniques such as bubbling, graffito, taping and stenciling. Projects include mugs, plates, bowls, boxes, piggy banks, figurines and more! Pottery will be fired in the kiln and returned to the students at the following class. 
    Dates: Wednesdays, April 5 – May 31
    Instructor: Miss Julie of Madd Potter
    Grades: K-5
    Fee: $325
  • Fencing

    Engarde! Ever wanted to learn how to fence like one of the Three Musketeers, or Zorro? This Fencing course teaches how! Learn the basics of footwork, blade work and the mental aspect that comes with handling a blade. Fun fencing games teach kids all about fencing while working on their overall physical fitness. Fencers will compete in real matches and the end of the course tournament for small prizes! Foils (swords), Fencing Jackets and Fencing Masks are provided. An old leather jacket, thick vest, thick sweatshirt, etc is recommended for torso protection.

    Dates: Wednesdays, April 5 – May 31
    Instructor: Luke Johnson
    Grades: 1-5
    Fee: $295 
  • Kinder-Ballet

    Kinder-Ballet is created for students entering Kindergarten. This class incorporates creative movement with pre-ballet. Students in this level are introduced to more formal ballet training including barre work. They continue to explore ballet terminology, both audibly and visually.
    Dates: Wednesdays, through June 7
    Instructor Ms. Moore
    Grades: K
    Fee: $350
    Times: 3:30-4:15                             
  • Tennis

    Robbie Wagner's Tournament Training Center has been providing off site tennis lessons to help promote junior tennis on Long Island for three years. This interactive class will take place in the gym. By bringing the lessons to you, it keeps the cost low and provides lessons for the youngsters in a fun and familiar atmosphere where they are surrounded by their friends. Our professionally trained instructors and Junior pros, will provide all the equipment necessary to teach your youngsters in a fun and safe environment. All the children need is sneakers, comfortable clothes and the willingness to learn.

    Dates: Thursdays, April 6 – June 1
    Instructor: Robbie Wagner tennis pro
    Grades: K-2
    Fee: $335 
  • Hand Sewing

    Join Mrs. Mickey Maguire for sewing fun.  Make a small stuffed animal, a potholder, some hand stitched picture. Learn all the basics of how to sew while having fun with friends.

    Dates: Thursdays, April 6 – June 1
    Instructor: Mrs. Mickey Maguire
    Grades: 3 - 5
    Fee: $325
  • Drama for After School - NEW!

    Join director and theater teacher, Ms. Celina Cullen, for a fun-filled exploration of the world of drama! Activities include theater games, improvisation, writing your own skits with a partner, and re-enacting short stories. Ms. Cullen is new to Portledge After School Adventures, and holds a Master’s Degree in Theater Arts from NYU and teaches theater locally.

    Dates: Thursdays, April 6 – June 1
    Instructor: Mrs. Celina Cullen
    Grades: 2 -5
    Fee: $325 
  • Ballet I

    Join Russian trained instructor, Ms Moore for Ballet I.  Ballet I introduces students to basic ballet techniques while facing the barre. Basic exercises teaching body, leg, arm, and head placement will be learned. Other levels available on other days please refer to webpage.

    Date: Fridays, through June 9
    Instructor Ms. Moore
    Grades: K-8
    Fee:   $350
  • Suzuki Piano with Private Instruction with Mrs. Baehr

    Dr. Suzuki’s “Mother-tongue Method” recognizes the unlimited potential in every child. Students learn to play music naturally by listening, imitating, repeating and exploring, just as children learn to speak. Research points to the many benefits of early music studies. The skills developed - including concentration, memorization, self-control and physical coordination - promote confidence and contribute to success in other areas of the child’s life. Additional goals include development of the ear and musical sensitivity, as well as the introduction of reading basics. For beginners and continuing students, email to reserve a session time (3:30, 4:00 or 4:30; Monday or Tuesday). The instructor has registered Suzuki training and is NYS certified in music education.

    Dates: Mondays or Tuesdays
    Times: 3:30-4, 4-4:30, or 4:30-5
    Fee: 30-minutes one-on-one time as arranged with instructor ($50 per class)