After School Studios

Rochester Montessori School offers an exciting After School Studios program which covers a wide variety of learning activites for Children's House through Middle School.  Brochures and Registration Forms will be sent home with students.  All Studio Registration Forms must be turned in with a check or a signature for a one-time auto-withdrawal. 

Please email Joan Lowery in order to sign up for  Get Outside This Spring (for grades 3- 5) onTuesday's with Nicole, and Spring moves (for ages 3-4) on Wednesday's with Kelly. Hard copies of the brochure will be sent home upon request. Please contact Joan if you need a paper copy. Please register directly for all other courses via the links provided.

Studios Spring 2019 (April - May) PDF version



   Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do fosters discipline, exercise/physical fitness, Self Esteem, self-confidence, Self- control, concentration/learning skills, manners/respect and self-defense skills. Testing to advance in Tae Kwon Do Rank will be done at Park Institute headquarters during regular testing times. Tae Kwon Do students need to obtain a Park Institute uniform prior to the first class ($39/per uniform).

Grades 1st – 8th

Taught By Park Institute: Park Institute has been in Rochester for over 40 years and is the largest martial arts school in southeastern MN and one of the nation's leading schools.

Mondays 3:30-4:30

9 sessions, April 1 - June 3 (No Class on May 27th),

For more information and to register contact [email protected]

Fee: $153 (30% discount for additional children in a family)


     YEL! Grandmasters of Chess

Youth Enrichment League

New and returning students invited. Each {YEL!} Chess class follows four basic components:

 •Teach It!…Each class students are taught different chess concepts and coached to implement those concepts into their chess games.

•Practice It!…Students practice positions set by the coach to improve their understanding of the concept.

•Puzzle It!… Students are given chess puzzles (constructed by WIM Serafima Sokolovskaya) and work with coach guidance to solve them.

•Play It!…Each class ends with students playing 20-30 minutes of chess. Coaches often feature in-class tournaments during the session.

Class fee includes membership for the session (a $49 annual value). Sign up today to THINK, LEARN and PLAY WELL with YEL!.

Grades K-5

Taught by YEL

Mondays 3:30- 4:30

8 Sessions, April 1 – May 21

For more information and to register, visit

Fee: $103.40



   Get Outside This Spring!

We’ll do some nature exploration hikes, some spring plant identification, plant seeds in our new greenhouse and in the garden.  If we get rainy days, we’ll play games indoors and/or do some cooking?

Grades 1-5

Taught by Nicole DeBurton

Tuesdays, 3:30 – 4:30

5 Sessions, April 23 - May 21

Fee: $75/ $62.50  if enrolled in Late Pick-Up


   YEL! Flag Football

Get ready to dash to the end zone with our high-octane Flag Football course. Develop your basic passing, catching,

defending, and teamwork skills. Safety and sportsmanship are emphasized. Each week we do basic skill-building exercises followed by action-packed games to cement those skills. Sure to energize young athletes!

Grades 2-5

Taught by Youth Enrichment League

Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30

4 sessions, May 7 – May 28

Fee: $48.40



     Spring Moves
Join Kelly in the Cypress classroom for 8 weeks of musical fun! We will be connecting musical notation with bodily movement (eurythmics), singing, experiencing pitched and non-pitched instruments and sharing children’s literature with a musical

theme. This course is designed for 3 and 4 year olds and will run for 45 minutes.

Ages 3 -4

Taught by Kelly Shinn

Wednesdays, 3:15 – 4:00

8 Sessions, April 10 – May 29

Fee: $85 / $70 if enrolled in Late Pick-Up



     Ballet, Tap & Jazz Dance

Tippi Toes Dance Co provides an experience of dance, self-expression, and movement. High energy music is used to teach ballet, tap, and jazz! This class is wonderful for any child who loves to dance!  

Ages 3-6

Thursdays 3:15-4:00

September 7 - May 31

For more information and to register, visit

Fee: $50 per month ($35 annual fee)



    YEL! Advanced Video Games with Scratch®

STEM Video Game Enrichment for the 21st Century learner. Each YEL! Video Game class follows four basic components:

•Teach It!…Students learn different video game design techniques (movement blocks, control blocks, basic animation, adding scores, etc.)

•Code It!… Students use Scratch* to code their own video games: i.e. maze runner, asteroid smash and more.

•Explore It!…Students can write their own video game code, experiment with it and test new options. Our collaborative learning environment encourages students to learn from each other.

•Keep It!…Students can keep their video games online with Scratch and can access it and expand upon it at anytime. Sign up today to THINK, LEARN and PLAY WELL with {YEL!}.

Prerequisites: Students should either 1) have taken a previous YEL! Junior Coding class (Video Games or Storytelling); or 2) have prior experience coding with Scratch®.

Scratch® is an MIT created and monitored, kid-safe web interface. It uses a drag and drop programming interface to teach students of all levels coding practices. Your child will receive a Scratch user name and password so they can access their projects from any computer at anytime.

Grades 2-5

Taught by Youth Enrichment League

Fridays, 3:30-4:30

6 sessions, April 12 – May 17

For more information and to register, visit

Fee: $74.40


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