Orff Music

Lisa McKenzie

The Orff Approach to music education combines music, movement, drama and speech into lessons that are similar to the child’s world of play. Music helps the children with coordination, dexterity and concentration. The Orff Approach harmonizes with Maria Montessori’s ideas of how a child learns.


Introducing a young child to a second language gives them a chance at greater fluency and access to countless professional opportunities later on. The time when child’s language skills naturally develop is the ideal time for the child to learn a second language. Spanish is one of the most popular languages for children in the United States to learn and is the second most-spoken language in the world.


Julie Dalton

The essence of art is self-expression but in children, the process of creating art is the most important aspect. Through art our children will learn better motor skills, language development, decision making, visual learning, improved academic performance, cultural awareness and self-confidence.

After School
Upstage Talent
Michael Donovan, Director

We are very excited to offer our fitness and exercise program for your children with gymnastics classes. Our goal is for the children to have lots fun while learning gymnastics fundamentals. The gymnastics program emphasizes physical activity and motor development. Areas of concentration will include flexibility and strength, confidence and self-image, fine and gross motor coordination, balance, visual motor association, landings, and safety. Through fun and fitness children can improve their physical growth which is so vital in their early years.

A professional company encouraging self-respect, confidence and professionalism with all involved. Mr. Michael’s “Kidz in Motion”, a creative movement and acrobatics class, taught at Montessori and private schools throughout the Kansas City area for 26 years to children of all ages, and still going strong.

Classes start on October 1st. Please fill out the registration form and return it to the office. The cost is $29 a month per child.

Chess Club
Ken Fee

All kids ages 4-15 are welcome. The goal of each club meeting is to have fun while learning to play chess. During one of their sessions, the club will meet Fridays after school from 3:45-4:30. The Kansas City Chess Club chess curriculum will guide students from Pawn to King level advancement. Progress will be measured by a chess skills test taken at the end of each level. Ken Fee and his staff of certified chess instructors from Kansas City Chess Club will be teaching players about the important rules, chess etiquette, strategy, openings, endgames, and tactics. Sign up now.

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