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There is an addtional fee to participate in extended care and after-school classes.
Morning care is available daily (unless otherwise specified) from 7:30 - 8:30 am.
After-school care is available daily (unless otherwise specified) from 3:45 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. It includes special activities weeks, community service projects, themed days, as well as relaxed puzzles, games, crafts, reading activities and outside time. Snacks are provided.
The children who join this program start the day with song, two mornings a week. Led by Adam Riccinto, this is a choral program that includes a range of music from folk songs to musical theatre. The children perform on regular occasions at morning meetings and school functions. Adam Riccinto is the Director of the Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra.
Our strings program is open to all students and takes place after school. Suzuki techniques are used to teach strings to beginning students; intermediate and advanced students progress into other techniques and reading music. The program is comprised of private lessons with group lessons as appropriate. It runs for the entire school year, and is taught by David Ford and Sabriena Lackey, professional musicians who belong to the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.
Chess and Thinking Games
Taught by Ray Garrison, our chess classes are open to all students regardless of their level of expertise. Beginners are taught the rules of the game, basic moves, and some classic end-game winning strategies. Intermediate and advanced students review several Grandmaster chess games and continue to work on tactics and endings. Class tournaments begin in December. Students also have the option to compete in tournaments throughout the state of Michigan.
Mandarin Chinese is a fun immersion class and a great opportunity for a student to gain exposure to a linguistic model that is different from other languages taught at Summers-Knoll. Students sing, speak, play, write and eat in Mandarin. They also explore cultural traditions such as the Chinese New Year celebrations. The class is taught by Fan Wu, a native speaker of Mandarin.
Our after school French Club is a mixture of language immersion and cultural activities including cooking (and eating!), games, stories, songs and conversation. It is an opportunity for our students to extend their interest and further explore the skills they are developing in class. The club is led by our French and Latin teacher, Imogen Giles.