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 January 8 through March 16. 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, January 8-March 12
  • 8 sessions, $15 per session. 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, January 2-March 13
  • 10 sessions, $15 per session. Tuition = $150.

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, January 3-March 14
  • 10 sessions, $15 per session. Tuition = $150. Materials included in cost. 
  • Extended Day care from noon-1:15 is an additional $10 per day

Thursday - Creative Movement with Ms. Taylor Swiatkowski

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! Experienced dance educator Taylor Swiatkowski from Posey School will lead these classes.  

  • Grades: Pre-K
  • Time: 1:15-2:00pm
  • Dates: Thursdays, January 4-March 15
  • 10 sessions, $16 per session. Tuition = $160. 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, January 5-March 16
  • 8 sessions, $15 per class. Tuition = $120.
  • 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, January 2-March 13
  • 10 sessions, $15 per session. Tuition = $150. 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, January 3-March 14
  • 10 sessions, $15 per session. Tuition = $150.

Kindergarten and Elementary Ancillaries 

Afternoon ancillary classes for kindergarten and elementary students run from 3:00-4:00pm. They start the week of September 25, 2017 and run until December 15, 2017.  

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, January 8-March 12 
  • 8 Sessions, $25 per session. 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, January 8-March 12
  • 8 Sessions, $15 per session. 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, January 2-March 13
  • 10 sessions, $18 per session. Tuition = $180. 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. For the winter, Mr. B will focus more on movements in sports and how students can correlate these movements to the sport they wish to focus on. With a fair amount of time nature will force us to be indoors, students will work on sport specific movements as well as focus heavily on increasing quickness, agility, and core body strength. The class will also spend a period of time exploring calisthenics and other fun ways to get and stay fit.

  • Grades: K
  • Time: 3:00-4:00pm
  • Dates: Tuesdays, January 2-March 13 
  • 10 sessions, $15 per session. Tuition = $150.

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. See class description above for more detail. 

  • Grades: 1-6
  • Time: 3:00-4:00pm
  • Dates: Wednesdays, January 3-March 14
  • 10 sessions, $15 per session. Tuition = $150.

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, January 3-March 14
  • 10 sessions, $18 per class. Tuition = $180. Materials included in cost.

Wednesday - 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: Wednesdays, January 3-March 14
  • 10 sessions, $15 per class. Tuition = $150

Thursday - Drama with Ms. Thaler

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

  • Grades 1-6
  • Time: 3:00-4:00pm
  • Dates: Thursdays, January 4-March 15
  • 10 sessions, $15 per session. Tuition = $150

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: 3:00-4:00pm
  • Dates: Fridays, January 4-March 15
  • 8 sessions, $20 per session. Tuition = $160

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: January 2 through March 2
  • 8 private lessons, $35 per lesson. Tuition = $280. 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, January 5-March 23
  • Chess sets and boards will be provided
  • 9 sessions, $16 per session. Tuition = $144.