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. 

Fall After School Adventures runs from October 2nd - December 6th, 2017.

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


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After 3:30 Club

Distinct from After School Adventures, we also run the After 3:30 Club. This club offers assistance to working parents, or families who require extended supervision. This program is a year-long commitment and space is limited. Click here for the After 3:30 Club registration form. If you are interested in enrolling your child, then please complete the form and return it to Melissa Worth at school or via email at

Fall 2017

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  • Martial Arts

    Miss Lauren is back! This program is designed to help students of all ages improve their overall fitness, which will not only help improve health, but has been linked to better performance in the classroom as well as increased self-esteem.  Our program will incorporate fitness concepts, such as agility, balance, motor development.  Goal setting, self-control, leadership and responsibility are all stressed as part of this martial arts fitness program.

    Dates: Mondays, October 2 - December 4        
    Instructor: Lauren from Mr. Wilson's
    Grades: PreK-2
    Fee: $325
  • Bricks 4 Kidz Legos

    Where can your child develop teamwork, creativity and problem solving skills?
    Bricks4Kidz™ after school classes build on the popular LEGO® bricks to deliver high-quality educational play. We kick things off with a discussion about key concepts related to the model, then get right into the building.  Working with a partner, your child will experience the hands-on fun of seeing a model come together piece-by-piece, from concept to completion – and it’s motorized.

    Dates: Mondays, October 2 - December 4
    Instructor: Ms. Nilsson
    Grades: K-4
    Fee: $325
  • 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, October 2 – December 4
    Grades K-5
    Fee: $335
  • Elementary Coding & Keyboarding

    Elementary Coding is an enrichment program designed to build on knowledge students of all ages possess about coding and reinforce as well as introduce new skills. 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: Thursdays, October 5 - November 30 
    Instructor: Luke Johnson
    Grades: 2-5
    Fee: $295
  • 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: Tuesdays, October 3 - December 5 
    Instructor: Tennis Pro from Robbie Wagner
    Grades: 1-4
    Fee: $335 
  • Painting and Drawing Class

    Students will learn traditional and non-traditional techniques in drawing and painting. They will explore different media and subjects, such as watercolor, pastel, and pen and ink, creating still lives, landscapes, animals and more.

    Dates: Tuesdays, October 3 - December 5
    Instructor: Ms. Nagin 
    Grades: K-4
    Fee: $335
  • Volcanoes and Chemical Reactions – New class

    During the first half of this new program’s 8-week session, we’ll study volcano shapes then make inferences about the consistency of the lava that formed them. We’ll build our own volcano structure and test out lava of different consistencies. We’ll even watch as a volcano blows its top. Then, we’ll look at gases and chemical reactions, blow up balloons without using our lungs, mix a variety of liquid concoctions and make a glow in the dark drink.

    (Ms. Trezza from STEMtastic Science has been educating children through Nassau Boces Outdoor Ed, aboard the schooner SoundWaters, at the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and the NYC Dept. of Ed, for over 20 years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies from Southampton College, a Master’s of Science Education from Hunter College and a New York State certification. Upon leaving the public school system to raise her own kids, Denise developed the StemTASTIC program which values children as the remarkable scientists they are.)

    Dates: Tuesdays, October 3 - December 5 
    Instructor: Ms. Trezza
    Grades: 3-5
    Fee: $335
  • Artful Observation and Reflection

    In this class, we will look closely at art, images and ads from various sources to examine carefully its contents, which will lead us into discussion of our own interpretation and understanding of the art, image or ad presented to us. This class will foster creativity, critical thinking and discussion skills. The class is built on the Harvard Project Zero Classroom Courses.  

    Dates: Wednesdays, October 4 - December 6 
    Instructor: Ms. Jang
    Grades: 4-5
    Fee: $295
  • 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. 
    Dates: Wednesdays, October 4 - December 6
    Instructor: Roger LaFlair
    Grades: K-5
    Fee: $295
  • Slime Club

    Join Mrs. Earley for The Slime Lab! This popular program is a very hot trend right now. In this class, children will enjoy creating different types of Slime.  Art and science will come together in this fun new class. Each week we could focus on a different type of slime created by mixing various materials. 

    Dates: Wednesdays, October 4 - December 6 
    Instructor: Mrs. Earley
    Grades: PreK-3
    Fee: $335
  • Fencing

    Back by popular demand, this fun course will learn the fundamentals of fencing. Students will engage in practice bouts using swords with electronic sensor tips. All equipment will be provided. Students simply need soft gloves and long sleeves for this course.

    Dates: October 4 - December 6 
    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 6
    Instructor Ms. Moore
    Grades: K
    Times: 3:30-4:15                             
  • Professor Potion's Mixology class

    Professor Potion has been called away on mysterious business and has left you in charge of his lab. What kind of crazy concoctions will you create? Purple liquids that can turn pink, then blue, or gases that can blow up a balloon? Become a certified mixologist as you observe what happens when a variety of common chemicals are combined. This class is guaranteed to stir up quite a reaction.

    Dates: Thursdays, October 5 - November 30 
    Instructor: Ms. Trezza
    Grades: PreK-2 
    Fee: $335
  • 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: Thursdays, October 5 - November 30                                  
    Instructor: Shooting Stars
    Grades: K-5
    Fee: $335
  • Creative Crafts

    Come join this class if you love to be "artsy and creative"! Together children in this class will make.....beaded bracelets, necklaces with charms, treasure boxes, decorate wooden picture frames and phone holders with markers, gems, rhinestones and all sorts of bling, yarn octopus w/ cute fuzzy hair and googly eyes to name a few! Bring your originality and imagination and let’s get started.

    Dates: Thursdays, October 5 - November 30 
    Instructor: Ms. Kirsh
    Grades: 1-5
    Fee: $335
  • 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. LIMITED SPACES

    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)
  • Girls Scouts

    Daisys, Brownies and Juniors will all meet again this year! Day and times to be announced.  If you are interested in becoming a Girl Scout please email Mrs. Worth at