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 1st - December 12, 2018.

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


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Fall 2018-2019

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  • Soccer

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

    Dates: Mondays, Oct 1 - Dec 10
    Instructor: Gold Coast Soccer Coach
    Grades: PreK-2
    Fee: $335 
  • Cake, Bake and Decorate

    Cookies, cupcakes, cake pops & more! 
    This class will include seasonal and holiday-themed treats for kids to create. They will learn how to decorate using buttercream, fondant, chocolate and other fun decorating techniques. The kids will be making their own treats to eat and take home to share with friends and family.

    Dates: Mondays, Oct 1 - Dec 10 
    Instructor: Suzie Cakez 
    Grades: 2-5
    Fee: $345 
  • Sculpt It – Art Class

    Learn to sculpt using wire, wood, clay, aluminum, plastic, string and paper. We’ll mold, bend, twist, stretch, balance and even apply scientific concepts and mathematical methods while we design each three-dimensional creation. Learn about flexible glass sculptures, busts, kinetic floating elements, Mexican tin art, and amazing artists while creating eight 3D sculptures that are dynamic, creative, and fun! This program requires projects to be stored if not completed in one class.

    Dates: Mondays, Oct 1 - Dec 10
    Instructor: Abrakadoodle Art
    Grades: 2-5
    Fee: $345
  • Bounce Boot Camp

    This fun, new work out, and train program will join us this Fall. The program will contain 3 inflatables, including walls and obstacle courses as well as multiple agility training tools. Within each hour-long session, there will be:
    • 5-7 minute warm up. 
    • 8-12 minute station work (3) stations
    • 8-12 minute full obstacle course training
    • 5-7 minute cooldown with questions and comments (what did we learn today, what muscle groups were used, nutritional facts etc)
    Each week will have a different set up with different exercises.

    Dates: Tuesdays, October 2 – November 27
    Instructor: Bobby of Bounce Boot Camp
    Grades: 1-5
    Fee: $340
  • Science of Slime

    Join Mrs. Early 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. Try out new ingredients and see what happens!

    Dates: Tuesdays, October 2 - November 27
    Instructor: Mrs. Earley
    Grades: PreK-3
    Fee: $345
  • 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: Tuesdays, September 18 –June 11
    Instructor Ms. Moore
    Grades: PreK-1
    Fee: $1100/year                          
  • Golf

    In this new addition, we will be working on golfing techniques such as driving, irons, approach shots, chipping, putting, and speed control while putting. Students will also learn how to read putts and the proper club positions in their swing. Join us!
    Dates: Wednesdays, October 3 - December 12                  
    Instructor: Shannon Fox, LIU Varsity Golf
    Grades: 2-5
    Fee: $345                                                                   
  • 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 3 -December 12 
    Instructor: Roger LaFlair
    Fee: $325 
    Grades: K-5
  • 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: Wednesdays, October 3- December 12
    Instructor: Luke Johnson
    Grades: 1-5
    Fee: $325
  • Ballet I

    Students in this class will study basic ballet technique and terminology at the barre, as well as other ballet exercises in the center. Come to learn and perform with us.

    Date: Wednesdays, September 26 –June 12
    Instructor Ms. Moore
    Grades: PreK-1
    Fee: $1300/year
  • Digital Creations, Coding, and More

    In Digital Creations students will create all sorts of fun media on the computer. From games, cartoons, animation, drawings, music, and much more this class explores how to use your computer to make all sorts of projects. Such skills will not only expand a student’s imagination but will help create a skill-set for any for future projects. The class will also explore the logic behind coding and will have an Internet Safety Class as well. All students’ projects will be put on their very own “profile website” at the end, so they can share with friends and family!
    Dates: Thursdays, October 4 – November 29                    
    Instructor: Luke Johnson
    Grades: 1-5
    Fee: $335                                                                   
  • Basketball

    Shooting Stars Basketball focuses on dribbling, shooting, passing, ball handling and defense.  Emphasis is given to teaching the concepts of basketball while developing each individual’s playing skills. We conclude each week with a basketball game which reinforces the skills taught.
    Dates: Thursdays, October 4 – November 29                    
    Instructor: Shooting Star Sports
    Grades: K-5
    Fee: $345                                                                 
  • 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 4 - November 29 
    Instructor: Ms. Kirsh
    Grades: 1-5
    Fee: $335
  • Pre-Ballet/Creative Movement

    This class is designed to promote a child’s coordination and motor skills as well as introduce basic beginner ballet skills.
    Dates: Fridays, September 21 - June 7                                
    Instructor Ms. Moore
    Grades: Pre K-K
    Fee: $900/year                                                         
  • 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