Clubs & Activities

The Waldorf School of Garden City offers a broad range of extracurricular activities that offer students integrated and experiential learning, collaborative group projects, physical and social enrichment and that extend a wide field of opportunities for students to explore areas of interest, enhance skills and experience and interact with other communities in leagues, conferences and meets, and in club and hobby organizations.

Club Fees:
Waldorf Students (WS): $100 per Club
Other Students: $150 per Club

All clubs meet from 3:20pm until 5:00pm at the Waldorf School of Garden City.
Register OnlineQUESTIONS?
Contact Kathy Bossuk at 516.742.3434 ext. 328 or bossukk@waldorfgarden.org

 


 

When choosing your clubs, please take note of these icons located next to each listing:

= Open to Waldorf Students only    = Open to All Students

Fall After School Clubs & Activities

Fall 2014 - 10 sessions:

Mondays: Sept. 15th through Dec. 1st
Tuesdays: Sept 16th through Nov. 25th
Wednesdays: Sept. 17th through Nov. 19th
Thursdays: Sept. 18th through Dec. 4th
Fridays: Sept. 19th through Dec. 12th

Online registration has officially closed.


 

Lower School offerings

Book Club
Elizabeth Fanning
Mondays 3:20 - 5:00 | Miller Library: Jennings Reading Room
Max # of students: 12

Students in grades 5 to 12 will read a book and discuss various themes with the guidance of the School Librarian, Mrs. Fanning.
Start Date: Monday, September 15th

Baking Club
aviva Gill
Mondays 3:20 - 5:00 | Cafeteria
Max # of students: 8

For students in grades 6 to 8. Learn how to bake pies, cakes, bread, quiches and pizza with our own Aviva Gill.
Start Date: Monday, September 15th

Yoga Club
Patricia Hart, LCSW, MS Ed
Mondays 3:20 - 5:00 | TBD
Max # of students: 20

For students in grades 6 to 8. An introduction to three forms of yoga: Hatha (postures), Vinyasa (flowing postures), and Kundalini (balancing the glandular and central nervous system) including yogic concepts and embedded into a fun, fluid class ideal for middle schoolers.
Start Date: Monday, September 15th

Girls Softball Club
Jeannine Sirey
MOndays 3:20 - 5:00 | Softball field
Max # of students: Open

Students in grades 4 to 6 will learn basic softball skills and how to work as a team while having a lot of fun! No experience needed. Come prepared in gym or athletic attire and with a softball glove. Meet outside the girls locker room.
Start Date: Monday, September 15th

Social Dancing Club (learn to dance with a partner)
juliane Schneider
Tuesdays AND/OR wEDNESDAYS 3:20 - 5:00 | TBD
Max # of students: 20

This club offers the opportunity for students in grades 7 to 12 to learn and practice basic ballroom and latin dance leading and following techniques. Dances to be covered include the Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha Cha and Swing as well as others depending on student interest, but will focus primarily on one or two dances. No partner necessary to join.
Start Date: Tuesday, September 16th

Board Games Club
jeremy Herrmann & crisann DiDonato
Wednesdays 3:20 - 5:00 | 3rd Grade Classroom
Max # of students: 15

Students in grades 2 to 8. Traditional board games such as Chess, Backgammon, and Nine Men’s Morris have been played for hundreds of years. Explore these games, learn the rules and develop strategies for a variety of different games. Healthy interactions with peers and good sportsmanship will be emphasized.
Start Date: Wednesday, September 17th

chinese dance Club
Jennifer hsinwen
thursdays 3:20 - 5:00 | bonner hall
Max # of students: 12

For students in grade 4 to 7, the Ribbon Dance is a traditional Chinese folk dance with its origin around 4th millennium BC. Traditionally performed for the royalty, ribbon dance uses colorful silk ribbons and graceful movements, providing good exercise for the entire body.  The class will introduce the beauty and basic steps of ribbon dance, developing children's creativity, muscle strength, and ability to follow instructions. Children will enjoy valuable Asian cultural experience through traditional Chinese dance and music.
Start Date: Thursday, September 18th



 

High School offerings

Culture Club
jeff Katzman
Mondays 3:20 - 5:00 | high school student room
Max # of students: 12

Students in grades 9 to 12 will explore classic as well as cutting edge arts and culture. Attend operas, museums and more. Discuss relevant themes during our weekly meeting.
Start Date: Monday, September 15th

Book Club
elizabeth Fanning
Mondays 3:20 - 5:00 | Miller Library: Jennings Reading Room
Max # of students: 12

Students in grades 5 to 12 will read a book and discuss various themes with the guidance of the School Librarian, Mrs. Fanning.
Start Date: Monday, September 15th

SAT Verbal & Writing
alexios Kritas
Tuesdays 3:20 - 5:00 | George K. Russell Biology Room
Max # of students: 15

For students in grades 10 to 12. In-depth preparation for the verbal & writing sections of the SAT.
Start Date: Tuesday, September 16th

Social Dancing Club (learn to dance with a partner)
juliane Schneider
Tuesdays AND/OR wEDNESDAYS 3:20 - 5:00 | TBD
Max # of students: 20

This club offers the opportunity for students in grades 7 to 12 to learn and practice basic ballroom and latin dance leading and following techniques. Dances to be covered include the Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha Cha and Swing as well as others depending on student interest, but will focus primarily on one or two dances. No partner necessary to join.
Start Date: Tuesday, September 16th

SAT Math
laura Johnson
Wednesdays 3:20 - 5:00 | High School math room
Max # of students: 15

For students in grades 9 to 12. Review math needed for success on the SAT. Enhance test taking skills, learn techniques for knowing when to make an “educated” guess, receive valuable practice taking this type of test.
Start Date: Wednesday, September 17th

digital drawing & design club
lee Stemkoski
thursdays 3:20 - 5:00 | high school classroom TBD
Max # of students: 15

For students in grades 9 to 12. Students will design, create, and refine digital images from scratch using vector graphics software. Topics will include shape and path editing, color space, gradients, alignment and symmetry, light and shadow effects, patterns, tessellations, blending and compositing images, and applying image filters. Click here for sample creations.
Start Date: Thursday, September 18th

Winter After School Clubs & Activities

winter 2015

Mondays: January 5th through March 30th
Tuesdays: January 6th through March 17th
Wednesdays: January 7th through March 18th
Thursdays: January 8th through March 19th
Fridays: January 9th through March 20th
Saturdays: February 28th through March 28th

REGISTRATION IS NOT YET OPEN FOR THIS SESSION.
PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON!


 

Lower School offerings

Book Club
Elizabeth Fanning
Mondays 3:20 - 5:00 | Miller Library: Lindsay Reading Room
Max # of students: 12

Students in grades 5 to 12 will read a book and discuss various themes with the guidance of the School Librarian, Mrs. Fanning.
Start Date: Monday, January 5th

Baking Club
aviva Gill
Mondays 3:20 - 5:00 | Cafeteria
Max # of students: 8

For students in grades 6 to 8. Learn how to bake pies, cakes, bread, quiches and pizza with our own Aviva Gill.
Start Date: Monday, January 5th

Calligraphy Club
Kathy Bossuk
Mondays 3:20 - 5:00 | high school classroom tbd
Max # of students: 10

Students in grades 7 to 12 will learn and practice roman and italic lettering techniques.
Materials required: Pen holder, nibs, and a pad of parchment paper or a practice pad. Click here for details. Contact bossukk@waldorfgarden.org with questions.
Start Date: Monday, January 5th

Social Dancing Club i (learn to dance with a partner)
juliane Schneider
Mondays 3:20 - 5:00 | Bonner Hall
Max # of students: 16

This club offers the opportunity for students in grades 7 to 12 to learn and practice basic ballroom and latin dance leading and following techniques. Dances to be covered include the Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha Cha and Swing as well as others depending on student interest, but will focus primarily on one or two dances. No partner necessary to join.
Prerequisite: No experience necessary
Start Date: Monday, January 5th

Social Dancing Club ii* (dance with a partner)
juliane Schneider
wEDNESDAYS 3:20 - 5:00 | Bonner Hall
Max # of students: 16

This club offers the opportunity for students in grades 7 to 12 to learn and practice basic ballroom and latin dance leading and following techniques. Dances to be covered include the Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha Cha and Swing as well as others depending on student interest, but will focus primarily on one or two dances. No partner necessary to join.
Prerequisite: *Must have taken Social Dancing I or receive advisor approval.
Start Date: Wednesday, January 7th

Board Games Club
jeremy Herrmann & crisann DiDonato
Wednesdays 3:20 - 5:00 | 2nd Grade Classroom
Max # of students: 18

Students in grades 2 to 6. Traditional board games such as Chess, Backgammon, and Nine Men’s Morris have been played for hundreds of years. Explore these games, learn the rules and develop strategies for a variety of different games. Healthy interactions with peers and good sportsmanship will be emphasized.
Start Date: Wednesday, January 7th

Introduction to ballet
caitlin sawyer
thursdays 3:20 - 5:00 | bonner hall
Max # of students: 10

Students in grades 1-3 will learn the basics of Ballet. The class will be comprised of several sections, beginning with a warm up to introduce the basic positions and vocabulary. Following the warm-up, students will take part in center floor exercises that lead to combinations. At the completion of the club, students will know the basic positions and have the ability to plié, jump and dance across the floor.
Required for class: Ballet shoes and close fitting comfortable clothing (tights and a leotard or shorts are prefered). For questions about where to purchase these items please contact Ms. Sawyer at: sawyerc@waldorfgarden.org.

SHOP Club
MARTIN somers
fridays 3:20 - 5:00 | woodshop
Max # of students: 10

Open shop for students in grades 5 to 12. Continue working on an existing project or start a new one. Materials available; wood, metal, stone.
Prerequisite: Must have previously taken a class with Mr. Somers.
Start Date: Friday, January 9th

BASKETBALL Club
cOACH bROWN AND COACH lOTT
sATURDAYS 9:00 - 10:30am & 11:00 - 12:30PM | gYMNASIUM
Max # open

For students in grades 4 - 8, sharpen your skills and elevate your game – whatever your ability level. Train with experienced coaches who make the game fun, while preparing students for competition.
Start Date: Saturday, February 28th
Specific Dates: (5 practices)
February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28

Meeting Times by Grade Level:
4th - 6th graders: 9am -10:30am
7th - 8th graders: 11:00am - 12:30pm

Contact Athletic Director, Shane Flanagan with questions.



 

High School offerings

Book Club
elizabeth Fanning
Mondays 3:20 - 5:00 | Miller Library: Lindsay Reading Room
Max # of students: 12

Students in grades 5 to 12 will read a book and discuss various themes with the guidance of the School Librarian, Mrs. Fanning.
Start Date: Monday, January 5t

Calligraphy Club
Kathy Bossuk
Mondays 3:20 - 5:00 | high school classroom tbd
Max # of students: 10

Students in grades 7 to 12 will learn and practice basic roman and italic lettering techniques.
Materials required: Pen holder, nibs, and a pad of parchment paper or a practice pad. Click here for details. Contact bossukk@waldorfgarden.org with questions.
Start Date: Monday, January 5th

Social Dancing Club i (learn to dance with a partner)
juliane Schneider
Mondays 3:20 - 5:00 | Bonner Hall
Max # of students: 16

This club offers the opportunity for students in grades 7 to 12 to learn and practice basic ballroom and latin dance leading and following techniques. Dances to be covered include the Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha Cha and Swing as well as others depending on student interest, but will focus primarily on one or two dances. No partner necessary to join.
Prerequisite: No experience necessary
Start Date: Monday, January 5th

Social Dancing Club ii* (dance with a partner)
juliane Schneider
wEDNESDAYS 3:20 - 5:00 | Bonner Hall
Max # of students: 16

This club offers the opportunity for students in grades 7 to 12 to learn and practice basic ballroom and latin dance leading and following techniques. Dances to be covered include the Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha Cha and Swing as well as others depending on student interest, but will focus primarily on one or two dances. No partner necessary to join.
Prerequisite: *Must have taken Social Dancing I or receive advisor approval.
Start Date: Wednesday, January 7th

SAT Verbal & Writing
alexios Kritas
Tuesdays 3:20 - 5:00 | George K. Russell Biology Room
Max # of students: 15

For students in grades 9 to 12. In-depth preparation for the verbal & writing sections of the SAT.
Start Date: Tuesday, January 6th

SAT Math
laura Johnson
Wednesdays 3:20 - 5:00 | High School math room
Max # of students: 15

For students in grades 9 to 12. Review math needed for success on the SAT. Enhance test taking skills, learn techniques for knowing when to make an “educated” guess, receive valuable practice taking this type of test.
Start Date: Wednesday, January 7th

SHOP Club
MARTIN somers
fridays 3:20 - 5:00 | woodshop
Max # of students: 10

Open shop for students in grades 5 to 12. Continue working on an existing project or start a new one. Materials available; wood, metal, stone.
Prerequisite: Must have previously taken a class with Mr. Somers.
Start Date: Friday, January 9th

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
ANDREW FALLU
MON, WED, FRI  |  BONNER HALL and MUSIC ROOM

MAX # OF STUDENTS: 7

The Music Department is offering High School students the chance to take part in a full-scale musical production of, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, on Friday and Saturday April 24th and 25th. Students will be selected on the basis of an audition, and those selected will rehearse from February through April. The rehearsal schedule will become more involved as the date of the performance gets closer. Cost will remain $100 for the entire session. Contact Mr. Fallu at fallua@waldorfgarden.org with questions.
Prerequisite: AUDITION – Friday, January 9th, 3:30-5:30 P.M in the Music Room. Students will need to prepare a verse and a chorus of any song that best showcases their voice. In addition, all auditioning will be asked to read an excerpt from the script, and learn a short dance routine as a large group.
Start Date: Monday, February 23rd

Spring After School Clubs & Activities

Spring 2015 - 7 sessions:

Mondays: April 13th through June 8th
Tuesdays: April 14th through May 26th
Wednesdays: April 15th through May 27th
Thursdays: April 16th through May 28th
Fridays: April 17th through May 29th

REGISTRATION IS NOT YET OPENED FOR THIS SESSION, PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON!

 

Soccer Club*
kim Wyant
Fridays 3:20 - 5:00 | Athletic Field
Max # of students: Open

For students in grades 4 - 8. Improve your skills or learn new ones during our friday afternoon soccer sessions. No previous experience necessary.
*Dates:

Clubs Calendar

CAMPUS LIFE

We want students to meet exciting people, try something different, discover something about themselves, and see the world from a new perspective; put simply we want students to learn.

PARENTS

There is an inviting atmosphere throughout our school created by happy children, engaged families, and dedicated teachers. As a parent—the opportunity to self-select your child’s peer group, one which is aligned with your family’s values and outlook on the world, is amongst the most important educational decisions you can make.

GREEN & ACTIVE

We provide unparalleled opportunities for children, by immersing them in our working farm, outdoor adventures and a community of adults who respect the natural world.

ACADEMICS

We take the best of classical education and make it relevant by intertwining the arts with academics, resulting in a synergistic experience that creates deeper meaning. No other form of education provides for an academic experience this enriching, authentic and joyful.

ADMISSIONS

We provide opportunities for children to be challenged while creating an environment that allows them to be healthy, satisfied, and productive community members.

THE BASICS

Our school includes a 200-acre farm campus, organic gardens, and a community that values well-balanced children.

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225 Cambridge Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530

516.742.3434

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