Enrichment Program

Enrichment Program


Poughkeepsie Day School’s Enrichment Program presents students of all ages with opportunities to learn new skills in a joyful and supportive environment. The program is scheduled parallel to After-School care, so children can join their peers in After for a healthy snack prior to attending class and have the option to re-join them for some downtime when class ends. The fee for After is waived for PDS students on days that they take an enrichment class.

Fall Enrichments
September 5 – January 26

Performing Arts: Pop Icons (After School Elective for grades 5-12)

September 19, 2022 – January 26, 2023 : Mondays & Thursdays : 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM

Students pick a genre or artist of their liking and then participate in weekly supervised rehearsals of music chosen. Emphasis will be given to stylistic integrity, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy. All instruments, as well as singers, are welcome! Students who participate in Pop-Icons will have opportunities to perform both, in and out of the school, throughout the year.


Instructor :
Kenneth McGloin
Dates : September 19, 2022 – January 26, 2023 : Mondays & Thursdays
Times : 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Location : PDS : Gilkeson Center : map
260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Seats : Unlimited seats available
Fees : $250.00
Registration

Visual Art: Life Drawing (After School Elective for grades 9-12)

September 20, 2022 – January 24, 2023 : 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM


Instructor :
Benjamin King
Dates : September 20, 2022 – January 24, 2023
Times : 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Location : PDS : Gilkeson Center : map
260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Seats : Unlimited seats available
Fees : $20.00 – $250.00
Registration

Visual Art: Portfolio (After School Elective for grades 11-12)

September 21, 2022 – January 25, 2023 : Wednesdays & Fridays : 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM


Instructor :
Benjamin King
Dates : September 21, 2022 – January 25, 2023 : Wednesdays & Fridays
Times : 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Location : PDS : Gilkeson Center : map
260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Seats : Unlimited seats available
Fees : $20.00 – $250.00
Registration

Stickbow Rangers (grades 1-5)

September 29, 2022 – November 17, 2022 : Thursdays : 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Stickbow Rangers is an arts-based, youth archery program that offers a one-of-a-kind blend of archery, art-making and role playing to schools in the Hudson Valley. Here’s the scoop: Rangers create an alter ego, build robot monsters, learn traditional archery, and then engage in epic battles with their wayward creations! Their experience evolves with every session, and becomes tailored to the Rangers’ interests and creative whims!
The instructor, Lewis Berns (aka Ranger Zero) is an elementary school teacher and archery enthusiast with professional certification in Visual Arts and a graduate degree in special education.
*This program is open to all Hudson Valley students, grades 1-5*


Dates : September 29, 2022 – November 17, 2022 : Thursdays
Times : 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location : PDS : Gilkeson Center : map
260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Seats : 3 seats available
Fees : $400.00
Note : This program runs for 8 weeks, September 29 – November 17. For children in grades 1-5 only. This program is specialized for this particular age group and we encourage only families in these grades to sign up to ensure the best program for your child!
Stickbow Rangers is an outdoor program. Make sure to dress accordingly for the weather.
Registration