A variety of after-school enrichment classes are offered throughout the year for all ages at both campuses. These classes demand a high level of interest and concentration from the students. This kind of specialized instruction is not appropriate for everyone and is, therefore, optional. These activities are geared more for children four years old and up. For most three year olds, it's recommended to wait until your child is acclimated to school before enrolling in ancillaries. Class sizes are limited. Enrollment is first come, first serve.

Preschool Ancillaries

Preschool ancillaries start the week of April 9 and go through June 8. These ancillary classes are open to all preschoolers at either campus. Top of the Hill preschoolers who wish to participate will need to arrange transportation to Harborside, and vice-versa. 

Classes for preschoolers run from 1:15-2:00pm, with the exception of Spanish. Extended Day is available to preschoolers enrolled in ancillary classes for a flat rate of $10/day to cover the time school ends (noon) until ancillaries begin (1:15pm). This can be pre-paid at the time of ancillary registration. 

Harborside

Monday - Junior All Sports with Mr. B.

Come and join this fun class with our Phys. Ed teacher Tim Barnard. This class will involve movement and entry into team sports. Children will stretch, skip, hop, jump, leap and have lots of fun all while while learning the basic skills - including sportsmanship.

  • Grades: Pre-K
  • Time: 1:15-2:00pm
  • Dates: Mondays, April 9-June 4
  • 8 sessions
  • Tuition: $120
  • Extended Day care from noon-1:15 is an additional $10 per day

Tuesday - Spanish with Mrs. Carr

Today Spanish is spoken everywhere. Jumpstart your child’s ability to learn the language.  Preschool Spanish builds a foundation which consists of music, games, crafts and dance.  This class is taught by Mrs. Carr, our school Spanish teacher.

  • Grades: Pre-K
  • Time: 1:30-2:00pm
  • Dates: Tuesdays, April 10-June 5
  • 9 sessions
  • Tuition: $135

Wednesday - Creative Kids with Ms. Keri

As Picasso once said “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up”.  In this class, we will nurture the inner artist of each child as we explore a variety of art mediums including drawing, painting, mixed media, and sculpture! Along the way, we will study artists and artistic techniques at an age appropriate level, including through literature and music. Taught by Keri Puglisi, preschool teacher, designer & owner of Loops by Keri hand knits and half of the duo behind EmmaLoops Creative Studio in Huntington.

  • Grades: Pre-K
  • Time: 1:15-2:00pm
  • Dates: Wednesdays, April 11-June 6
  • 9 sessions
  • Tuition: $135, materials included in cost
  • Extended Day care from noon-1:15 is an additional $10 per day

Thursday - Creative Movement

Dance, Leap, Turn, Hop, & Twist! Join us for movement, music, improvisation and basic dance technique! Students will learn dance fundamentals while improving motor skills, self-expression, confidence, and imagination. The class is broken up into weekly themes such as : In the Harvest Meadow, Scarecrows, Falling Leaves, A Secret Code, Bears, Magic, Falling Snowflakes and more! 

  • Grades: Pre-K
  • Time: 1:15-2:00pm
  • Dates: Thursdays, April 12-June 7
  • 9 sessions
  • Tuition: $135, materials included in cost
  • Extended Day care from noon-1:15 is an additional $10 per day

Friday - Music with Mr. Mike

Join a fun-filled afternoon of singing well-loved children's favorites. Children will learn folk and traditional songs from around the world, songs for the seasons, rhymes, finger plays and musical games. Music is led by Mr. Mike Soloway, a professional singer and entertainer with a long history of working with young children, including Montessori children.

  • Grades: Pre-K
  • Time: 1:15-2:00pm
  • Dates: Fridays, April 13-June 8
  • 7 sessions
  • Tuition: $105
  • Extended Day care from noon-1:15 is an additional $10 per day

Top of the Hill

Tuesday - Creative Kids with Ms. Keri

See class description above

  • Grades: Pre-K
  • Time: 1:15-2:00pm
  • Dates: Tuesdays, April 10-June 5
  • 9 sessions
  • Tuition: $135, materials included in cost 
  • Extended Day care from noon-1:15 is an additional $10 per day

Wednesday - Spanish with Ms. Carr

See class description above

  • Grades: Pre-K
  • Time: 12:45-1:15pm
  • Dates: Wednesdays, April 11-June 6
  • 9 sessions
  • Tuition: $135

Kindergarten and Elementary Ancillaries 

Afternoon ancillary classes for kindergarten and elementary students run from 3:00-4:00pm. They start the week of April 9 and run until June 8, with the exception of Swords and the new Ukulele Club.

Monday - Science with Dr. Mich

In this class the children will explore different topics of science with a hands on experimental approach. Dr. Micheline Laurent obtained her Ph.D in Developmental & Cellular Biology from the University of CA, Irvine. Dr. Laurent is currently facilitating at Hofstra Medical School and is employed by Omnilearn Science, teaching Science at local elementary schools.

  • Grades: K-2
  • Time: 3:00-4:00pm
  • Dates: Mondays, April 9-June 4
  • 8 Sessions
  • Tuition: $200, materials included in cost

Monday - Adventure Math with Mr. Li

In this math-themed after-school program, we will promote young children’s interest in math through hands-on learning, self-guided problem solving, and working in a team. Children of different grades will be mixed in different groups and work on projects that are easily accessible but also have high learning potentials to promote important math skills such as reasoning, analysis, and generalization. 

  • Grades: 3-6
  • Time: 3:00-4:00pm
  • Dates: Mondays, April 8-June 4
  • 8 Sessions
  • Tuition: $120

Tuesday - Sewing Studio with Ms. Keri

This class will explore hand sewing at each child’s level, whether they are new to sewing or have been sewing for years. Students will learn how to read patterns as well as make our own! Children will get to choose from a variety of projects including a drawstring bag, stuffed creature or pillow of their own design, or pillows, a doll quilt, different styles of bags, and more. They'll explore different embellishments like buttons and beads & how to best add them to our work. With each project the studnets will work on cutting, pinning, and hand sewing skills, all while using math and working on our fine motor skills! No prior sewing experience needed. Taught by Keri Puglisi, preschool teacher, designer & owner of Loops by Keri hand knits and half of the duo behind EmmaLoops Creative Studio in Huntington. 

  • Grades: K-6
  • Time: 3:00-4:00pm
  • Dates: Tuesdays, April 10-June 5
  • 9 sessions
  • Tuition: $162, materials included in cost

Tuesday - Kindergarten All Sports with Mr. B

Our Phys. Ed teacher, Tim Barnard, will continue to coach this fun class covering a variety of sports for kindergarten-aged children. This class will continue building physical mechanics. Skills such as throwing, catching, and kicking will be much more incorporated as opposed to the basics (running, hopping, skipping). The kids will be able to achieve these skills through a series of fun games and activities.  

  • Grades: K
  • Time: 3:00-4:00pm
  • Dates: Tuesdays, April 10-June 5
  • 9 sessions
  • Tuition: $135

Wednesday - Elementary All Sports with Mr. B

Our Phys. Ed teacher, Tim Barnard, will continue to coach this fun class covering a variety of sports, appropriate for elementary-aged children. This class will continue to explore and play various sports, while focusing on the strategies and movements that will enhance the child's knowledge of the game as well as their ability.  We will be playing soccer, football, basketball, European handball and we will spend a short period learning calisthenics and how to exercise properly.

  • Grades: 1-6
  • Time: 3:00-4:00pm
  • Dates: Wednesdays, April 11-June 6
  • 9 sessions
  • Tuition: $135

Wednesday - Knitting and Fiber Arts Studio with Ms. Keri

Knitting is an amazing craft; with just two sticks and string, one can make a scarf, a hat or just about anything! Knitting perfects fine motor skills, has been said to improve memory, works both sides of the brain and has a lot of math built into the process. Not to mention, it’s a LOT of fun! Students will also explore crochet, finger knitting and pom-pom making in this class too! 

In class students will explore hand knitting at their own level. They will learn how to put stitches on the needle, how to do different stitches and bind off our knitting. Finishing techniques will be covered as well. The beginner project will be a scarf for them or a doll to wear. More advanced knitters can tackle different projects based upon skill level.

No prior experience needed. Students will be given one pair of needles to keep as part of class so they can develop their skills. Taught by Keri Puglisi, preschool teacher, designer & owner of Loops by Keri hand knits and half of the duo behind EmmaLoops Creative Studio in Huntington. 

  • Grades: K-6
  • Time: 3:00-4:00pm
  • Dates: Wednesdays, April 11-June 6
  • 9 sessions
  • Tuition: $162, materials included in cost

Thursday - Yoga with Ms. Raj

Yoga instructor, Raj Shtrom, works with children of all ages to build their stamina, balance, and concentration. Her teaching background includes Hatha, Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow. 

  • Grades: 1-6
  • Time: 3:00-4:00pm
  • Dates: Thursdays, April 12-June 7
  • 9 sessions
  • Tuition: $135

Thursday - Drama with Ms. Thaler & Ms. Andreoni

Calling all Thespians! This 10 week class will focus on the FUNdamentals of theatre through games, improvisational exercises and scene work. Whether your child is looking to embrace their inner dramatic flair, or explore a new way to build confidence, this class is for them. Courtney Thaler from our Office staff has had a lifelong love of theatre and has been in many regional productions including Pippin, 42nd Street, A Chorus Line, and many more. She is excited to share her passion for the arts with the students at Love of Learning along with the support of assistant instructor Jolie Andreoni. 

  • Grades 1-6
  • Time: 3:00-4:00pm
  • Dates: Thursdays, April 12-June 7
  • 9 sessions
  • Tuition: $135

Friday - Swords with Mr. Craig & Mr. Angello

This is a martial arts class dedicated to studying, reconstructing, and training with the German Longsword. This comprehensive longsword training program is based principally on the manuscript of 14th century German Master Johannes Liechtenauer. Classes will begin with warm-ups and drills followed by a review of prior sessions, and then study of new techniques. In addition to martial studies the class will also impart the values of knighthood, virtue, wisdom, and honor, upon the students. This class is taught by Ian Craig and Peter Angello.

  • Ages 9 and up
  • Time: 3:00-4:30pm
  • Dates: Fridays, April 20-May 25
  • 6 sessions
  • Tuition: $120

Friday - Ukelele Club with Mr. & Ms. Thaler

This club is open to all of our students grades 2 - 6, their parents and our staff. The Ukulele is a wonderful, easy-to-learn instrument. The club will play songs at different levels, jam circle style and sing and learn together. Playing music socially is a fantastic way to build connections and confidence and it is fun! No experience necessary. Ukulele and tuner required. Bring your own or purchase them through the school at a cost of $80 per kit. (Uke, tuner and gig bag). This exciting new club is led by Mrs. Thaler and Mr. Thaler.

  • Grades 2-6, parents, staff (Open to 1st graders, pending instructor's permission, if parent attends with child)
  • Time: 3:00-4:00pm
  • Dates: Fridays, April 20-May 25
  • 7 sessions
  • Tuition: $70 
  • Ukulele Kit (Uke, tuner, bag): $80

In-School Ancillaries for Elementary

Monday-Thursday Music Lessons with Ms. C.

Music lessons are offered to elementary students in grades 2 and above. 

Mrs. Maggie Cotignola, the musical director, has outstanding qualifications to teach piano and stringed instruments. She has extensive training in teaching and performance of all areas of music. Mrs. Cotignola will provide enjoyable, stimulating and challenging instruction whatever level your child is at – or wants to attain. Students will receive lessons from a master teacher who is eminently successful teaching children.

  • Grades: 2-6
  • Individual, private lessons of a half-hour, during school hours. You will be notified which day your child’s lesson is once you sign up.
  • Dates: March 12-June 1
  • 10 private lessons
  • Tuition: $350. Payment plans available if needed.
  • Several string instruments are available for rent for a nominal fee.

Friday - Chess with Mr. Stenzel

Recent studies confirm what most well-informed teachers already know - Chess is a superior educational tool that develops important mental disciplines. Concentration, logical reasoning, goal-setting and rational planning are all integrated and required during each game of chess. And, best of all, these intellectual benefits develop from an enjoyable and exciting source - Chess is fun to play!

Harold Stenzel, our chess instructor is a National Tournament Director. He has successfully taught Love of Learning students for the past several years. His is approach to teaching chess has been as successful as it is simple; make learning an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Although winning is the ultimate goal of a chess game, the personal competitive aspect is de-emphasized in favor of encouraging the creative development of the student. Each step to improvement is presented in a clear and comprehensive manner; basic strategy, tactics, planning, and chess notation are all covered in order to learn and play better chess. The result is a pleasurable journey that points the way towards a firmer grasp of winning patterns and techniques, in addition to progressive intellectual and academic improvement. We are proud to offer your child the best!

  • Grades: 1-6
  • Time: Lessons are held during the afternoon and students will be finished before 3:00pm dismissal
  • Dates: Fridays, April 13-May 25
  • 7 sessions
  • Tuition: $112, chess sets and boards will be provided