Montessori Academy of Chicago students enjoy an array of after school extracurricular activities. These classes are scheduled at times that are convenient for families and optimal for student development. We also partner with North Shore Pediatric Therapy to offer small group activities centered around emotional awareness, fine motor control, and sensorial exploration. See below for some of the extracurriculars our Primary and Elementary students experience!
Cooking– Everyone at the Academy knows how important that afternoon snack can be. Healthy Cooking Class with our partner Sticky Fingers provides children with a chance to gain hands-on cooking experience. Each week the class collectively works to create a healthy snack. The children have been learning skills such as measuring and food prep safety. Needless to say, the end outcome is always a treat.
Bollywood– One of our long standing programs here at the Academy is Bollywood Dance. We have the privilege of having Ms. Ajanta, co-owner and founder of Bollywood Groove as our teacher here on Thursday afternoons for this awesome extracurricular class. Bollywood class spans across three levels of students here at school which makes it a community wide activity. The students have been busy learning stories and dance moves in order to prepare for our all school show!
Basketball– A new addition to our extracurricular lineup is Basketball 101 with Amazing Athletes. This class is taught by Coach Rory of Amazing Athletes who also teaches gym classes to our Elementary students. The students have been developing their skills in areas such as dribbling, footwork, ball handling and proper shooting technique. The students are having a great time in basketball class and look forward to spending Monday afternoons with Coach Rory!