Garden School’s Foundations Specialty Classes are geared towards the varied interests of our students and the high standards of our parent/guardian community. Foundations broaden students’ awareness and bring forth their skills and talents in a nurturing environment.

Foundations AT-A-GLANCE (Main Building Only)

3:00-4:00 Hip Hop with Ms. Kim (Pre-K & K)
4:00-5:00 Hip Hop with Mis. Kim (Grades 1-3)
3:00-4:00 Karate with Mr. Orlando (Grades 1-3)
3:00-4:00 Contemporary Dance with Ms. Kim (Grades 1-3)
3:00-4:00 Spanish with Ms. Mendoza (Pre-K & K)
4:00-5:00 Karate with Mr. Orlando (Grades 4-6)
4:00-5:00 Contemporary Dance with Ms. Kim (Grades 4-6)
3:00-4:00 Spanish with Ms. Mendoza (PKFA Main Building)
3:00-4:00 Ballet/Jazz Combo (PKFA Main Building)
4:00-5:00 Ballet with Ms. Kim (Grades 1-3)
3:00-4:00 Ballet with Ms. Kim (Pre-K & K)
4:00-5:00 Hip Hop with Ms. Kim (Grades 4-6)
3:00-4:00 Soccer with Mr. Johnny (Grades 1-3)
4:00-5:00 Soccer with Mr. Johnny (Grades 4-6)

Foundations AT-A-GLANCE (ECC Building)

Monday from 3:00-4:00 – Spanish with Ms. Cathy
Tuesday from 3:00-4:00 – Science X-Periments with Ms. Alvarez
Wednesday from 3:00-4:00 – Messy Fingers 3D Art with Ms. Andrea

Class Descriptions

Hip Hop with Ms. Kim: Ms. Kim brings us rhythm and soul with Hip Hop. Children will learn appropriate steps to the music they know and love. Learn the latest dance moves while building strength, coordination and endurance. Let’s build the steps, the rhythm and confidence to be the next big thing! Great exercise, fun, fun, fun and a fantastic way to use all that energy!

  • Pre-K & K: Mondays from 3:00-4:00
  • Grades 1-3: Mondays from 4:00-5:00
  • Grades 4-6: Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00

Spanish with Ms. Mendeoza: Ms. Mendoza will present to the students activities that will enhance their vocabulary words in Spanish. Activities will include nursery rhymes, Bingo games in Spanish and family involvement activities. We will be focusing on colors, animals and verbs throughout this course.

  • Pre-K & K: Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00
  • PKFA (Main Building): Wednesdays from 3:00-4:00

Karate with Mr. Orlando: At every class, students develop physical strength and resilience, improved posture and flexibility, and heightened reflexes and timing. At the mental level, students cultivate a mental toughness and an “I can do this” attitude, self-control and discipline. Our training also nurtures spiritual awareness and being centered. Our Mission: Provide the best martial arts and fitness classes to children; Instill discipline, self-esteem, assertiveness, respect for oneself and for others, honor & integrity and responsibility.

  • Grades 1-3: Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00
  • Grades 4-6: Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00

Contemporary Dance with Ms. Kim: Contemporary dance is an art form that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. Because this style of dance can be hard to define, students will learn techniques of traditional dance while taking the opportunity to express an emotion or tell a story using the connection of the movement and music.

  • Grades 1-3: Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00
  • Grades 4-6: Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00

Ballet with Ms. Kim: The perfect start for aspiring dancers! We’ll begin with the five basic ballet positions and practice the techniques of the classic art form. We’ll also learn the names of each movement and weave them together to create a beautiful ballet. Students will enjoy fun exercises, learn ballet terms and create beautiful movements through music exploration. For our older students, we will explore many more techniques through barre, across the floor and center work. Getting more comfortable using their upper body, dancers can build confidence and flexibility while learning the music from some of the world’s most famous ballets.

  • Pre-K & K: Thursdays from 3:00-4:00
  • Grades 1-3: Thursdays from 4:00-5:00

Ballet/Jazz Combo: In this fun introduction to ballet and jazz, we will learn the foundations of ballet which is prevalent in almost all forms of dance. We will be able to build on the basics of ballet to introduce the jazz style. Students thrive in coordination, flexibility and musicality in this fun combo class!

  • PKFA (Main Building): Wednesdays from 3:00-4:00

Soccer Clinic: Our very own Mr. Johnny will be teaching the basics of one of Garden School’s favorite sports… soccer! Dribbling, passing, trapping, shooting and goalkeeping will be just some of the skills students will build on. While actual games may be on hold for the time being, children can have fun while building the power, speed and agility needed to score big in the future… all while having fun!

  • Grades 1-3: Fridays from 3:00-4:00
  • Grades 4-6: Fridays from 4:00-5:00

Foundations Registration

Or, call the Front Desk with your credit card information or drop off a check with your completed registration form.
Call (718) 335-6363 with any questions or email Ms. Hayes.

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