Providing a strong Montessori education is our core mission at the Austin Children’s Academy. Our goal is to guide and encourage children to embrace a love of learning as they are nurtured in an academically stimulating environment set up just for them. But every parent knows that learning doesn’t stop when the school bell rings at the end of the academic day.
That’s why ACA offers a variety of recreational extracurricular activities for the “off” hours. Play is at the heart of the Montessori Method philosophy, and vital for physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development. Play gives children the opportunity to explore freely, relieve stress, and put into action the social and emotional lessons developed in the classroom.
Check out our current enrichment programs.
The Knight School: Chess Club
Wednesday, 12:45 pm to 1:30 pm, Sept. 4th to May 6th
This “Little Geniuses” program, geared for kids ages 3 to 5 years old, is nothing like your boring old high school chess club. It’s a once-weekly, 45-minute, high-energy introduction to the mind-bending game of chess involves singing and dancing, puppets and tourneys, and playing for Mardi Gras beads.
Tuesday, 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm (2-3 years), 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm (4-5 years) from Sept. 24th to Dec. 17th
Your kids will get an active introduction to eight different sports in this semester-long multi-sport program. Whether they’re learning the basics of soccer, baseball, basketball, football, hockey, volleyball, golf, or tennis, your kids are sure to get a great workout and come home with a few new skills. What sport will they like best? What better way to find out?
Monday and Wednesday afternoons, 2:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Monday classes start Sept. 9th, and Wednesday classes start Sept. 4th
Anyone who has ever seen a child leap with joy knows that kids instinctively express their emotions not just with words, but also with motion. Kinderdance®, a dance, motor development, and fitness program, has at its core the philosophy that music, dance, and movement can be used as a tool for learning. With the aim of building confidence and self-esteem, the program introduces the joys of ballet, tap, acrobatics and creative movement.
Along with Kinderdance®, we also offer Kindergym®, a floor gymnastics program that emphasizes fun. Using jumping boards, balance beams, octagons, and wedges, kids develop gross motor skills and overall physical fitness while absorbing lessons about colors, numbers, words and shapes.
In addition to these special programs, we offer after-hours piano lessons, robotics and computer programming as enrichment activities. Spanish language classes are also available at every grade level. Do you want your children to really learn a second language? Ask us about our Spanish Immersion program.
Interested? Our enrichment programs tend to fill up quickly. Call to enroll your child today.