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After School Enrichment Program

Registration for Spring Session A is open now through January 25th.

Willowwind offers a variety of after school enrichment classes throughout year. Classes are offered in the fall and spring, and typically run for about an hour one day each week. Enrollment is open to all PreK-6th grade students in the Iowa City community.

Session B: April 1-May 17


Storybook Ballet

Mondays, 3:45 - 4:15 PM with Ms. Ally

Get your groove on! Join preschool extraordinaire Ms. Ally with storybook themed movement activities. Learn basic technique, developmentally appropriate exercises, and rhythm activities for our youngest learners in a fun way. This class is great for beginning ballet students as well as continuing students from the fall semester.         

Cost: $75; $50 for full-time ASP enrollees

K-6th Grade

STOMP! (Grades K-2)         

Tuesdays, 3:15 - 3:45 PM with Ms. Jessica

Bang on pots and pans, create shakers out of tin cans, and make music in a way you never have before! In this class, we will explore ways to make music with non-traditional instruments. Create melodies with boomwhackers, learn about steel drums made from old oil drums, and create instruments from recycled materials.

Cost:  $75; $50 for full-time ASP enrollees


Chess Club (Grades K-6)

Fridays, 3:15 - 4:15 PM with Mr. Kenny

The Willowwind Chess Club has returned, with ASP favorite Mr. Kenny! Chess offers students a chance to hone skills of strategy, focus, critical thinking, problem‐solving, and logical reasoning. This class is for beginning chess players as well as practiced students, all are welcome.

Cost:  $50; $40 for full-time ASP enrollees

Intermedia Art (Grades K-6)       

Thursdays, 2:00 - 3:30 PM with Ms. Dana

Imagination and inspiration abound as we explore a wide variety of materials in this (almost) anything goes studio class. Students will discover how using multiple textures and layering can add interest as they experiment with combining traditional mediums like paper and paint, with found items to create their works. Come create!

Cost:  $175; $150 for full-time ASP enrollees

Lego Robotics (Grades 3-6)           

Mondays, 3:15 - 5:15 PM with Mr. Connor

Students will work together to design several NXT and EV3 robots to maneuver, lift, push, pull, respond to sensors, and endure the consequences of gravity. Connor is a Physics and Pre-Med major, and has been building robots since he was 8 years old. This course is suitable for students who have some programming experience.

Cost:  $200; $175 for full-time ASP enrollees

Spanish Conversations (Grades 3-6)         

Wednesday, 3:45 - 4:45 PM with Profe Ashley

Can you order food at a Spanish speaking restaurant? Invite a friend over en espanol? Practice your conversational Spanish skills while having fun! Perform skits, play games, and work in small groups to improve conversational Spanish.

Cost:  $125; $100 for full-time ASP enrollees

Girls on the Run (Grades 3-6)

Tuesdays & Fridays 3:45-5:15 (10 weeks beginning Feb. 19) with Melissa Foliente

This program is designed to enhance girls’ social, psychological and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences. Cost includes 20 lessons with a coach, curriculum, t-shirt and registration for the GotR 5K event.

Cost:  $150 Girls on the Run provides financial assistance for those unable to pay full registration fee.  


Contact our Programs Director, Jessica Palmer, at jessicap@willowwind.org.