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. 

The fill-able PDF Registration Form  is for Nature Explorers (for ages 4- 1st grade) on Monday's with Nicole and FLL® Robotics (for grades 4-8) on Tuesday's with Mark.  If you would like to sign your student up, please download this form and email or turn it in to Joan. Hard copies of the brochure and registration forms 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 Fall 2018 (September - December)


  A Falu Strings Studio

Your child can learn to play a musical instrument at Rochester Montessori School!   Violin group lessons are offered in cooperation with experienced local teacher, Angel Falu-Garcia.

Taught by Angel Falu Garcia

Ages 3 through 3rd grade

Monday and Wednesday mornings 7:30-8:00 OR 8:00-8:30

September 10 – June 5th (contact instructor for schedule of recitals, meetings and non-lesson days)

Contact instructor for fees and payment schedule


     YEL Grandmasters of Chess

Youth Enrichment League

Join this “sport of the mind” and be part the RMS chess club.  We have thousands of puzzles and corresponding lessons crafted by Women’s International Master and former Russian Chess Champion Sima Sokolovskaya.  YEL chess lessons are designed to engage beginners through advanced students.  Our fall session introduce basic concepts to beginners while ensuring more advanced students get a thorough chess workout.  Sign up and create a checkmate today!   Taught by Ian Finch

Grades K-5

Wednesdays 3:30- 4:30

9 sessions, September 17-November 5

For more information and to register, visit

Fee: $103.40


 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). 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.

Taught by the Park Institute

Grades 1-8

Mondays 3:30-4:30

15 sessions, September 10 - Decmeber 17

For more information and to register email [email protected]

Fee: $255 there is a 30% discount for additional children in a family. (Students can also attend classes at the Park Institute headquarters after they have attained Yellow belt, 1 time per week.)  


   Nature Explorers

Fall is a great time to be outside exploring and learning about what we find!  In case of inclement weather we will do indoor activities or make crafts with things we find in nature.

Ages 4-1st grade

Taught by Nicole DeBurton

Mondays 3:00-4:00

6 sessions, Sept 10-October 16

Register on RMS Studio registration form.

Fee: $80 ($70 if enrolled in LPU)



   FLL® Robotics: Into Orbit

FIRST® LEGO® League* teams (up to 10 members) research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, then compete on a table-top playing field.

It all adds up to tons of fun while they learn to apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts (STEM), plus a big dose of imagination, to solve a problem. Along their journey, they develop critical thinking and team-building skills, basic STEM applications, and even presentation skills, as they must present their solutions with a dash of creativity to judges. They also practice the Program’s Core Values, which emphasize discovery, teamwork and good sportsmanship. 

The 2018/2019 FIRST® LEGO® League season will transport your team into space, where you’ll explore, challenge, and innovate in the vast expanse of space.  We will field 2 teams this year. Each team will meet once a week on Tuesday or Thursday from 3:30 to 5:00.

There will be no practice the week of conferences. Priority will be given to students that have participated in previous years of FLL®.

Grades 4th-8th

Taught by Mark Seifert

Tuesdays or Thursdays 3:30 – 5:00

September 18-December 6 (not 10/16, 10/18, 10/30, 11/1, 11/20, 11/22) 9 sessions

Regional Tournament is either December 8th or 9th at Willow Creek Middle School.

Future date would be scheduled if our team advances to Sectional Tournament!

Register on RMS Fall Studios Registration Form.

Fee: $155 (includes t-shirt) $139.50 (if enrolled in LPU & includes t-shirt)






     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 Fencing

Fencing is one of the fastest growing sports in the USA and Youth Enrichment League (YEL) fencing continues to evolve to match that pace.  Olympic Coach Ro Sobalvarro heads up YEL’s curriculum, ongoing instructor training and tournament consultation. He brings with him an immense knowledge of youth as well as national and international fencing.   New students get introduced to a pulse-pounding sport while returning students continue their study through a progressive curriculum.  Safety is our first priority. We supply safety swords, protective masks, chest plates and jackets, in a high-octane, inclusive environment.  

Grades 2-5

Taught by Coach Kamau Wilkins, Youth Enrichment League

Fridays 3:30-4:30

12 sessions, September 21 – November 30 (No class on 10/19, 11/2, or 11/23)

For more information and to register, visit

Fee: $110

Studios Fall 2018.pdf

Studio Registration Form Fall 2018.pdf




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