After School Studios

Rochester Montessori School offers an exciting After School Studios program which covers a wide variety of learning activites for Children's House through Middle School.  Brochures and Registration Forms will be sent home with students.  All Studio Registration Forms must be turned in with a check or a signature for a one-time auto-withdrawal. 

Please to to SchoolCues in order to sign up for  Let's Get Creative (for grades 3- 5) onTuesday's with Nicole and Winter moves (for ages 3-4) on Wednesday's with Kelly. Hard copies of the brochure will be sent home upon request. Please contact Joan if you need a paper copy. Please register directly for all other courses via the links provided.


Studios Winter 2018 (December - February)


  A Falu Strings Studio

Your child can learn to play a musical instrument at Rochester Montessori School!   Violin group lessons are offered in cooperation with experienced local teacher, Angel Falu-Garcia.

Taught by Angel Falu Garcia

Ages 3 through 3rd grade

Monday and Wednesday mornings 7:30-8:00 OR 8:00-8:30

September 10 – June 5th (contact instructor for schedule of recitals, meetings and non-lesson days)

Contact instructor for fees and payment schedule: [email protected]


     YEL Grandmasters of Chess

Youth Enrichment League

New and returning students invited. Each {YEL!} Chess class follows four basic components:

 •Teach It!…Each class students are taught different chess concepts and coached to implement those concepts into their chess games.

•Practice It!…Students practice positions set by the coach to improve their understanding of the concept.

•Puzzle It!… Students are given chess puzzles (constructed by WIM Serafima Sokolovskaya) and work with coach guidance to solve them.

•Play It!…Each class ends with students playing 20-30 minutes of chess. Coaches often feature in-class tournaments during the session.

Class fee includes membership for the session (a $49 annual value). Sign up today to THINK, LEARN and PLAY WELL with YEL!.

Grades K-5

Taught by YEL

Mondays 3:30- 4:30

8 Sessions, January 5 – March 11 (No class on 1/21 and 2/18)

For more information and to register, visit

Fee: $103.40


 Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do fosters discipline, exercise/physical fitness, Self Esteem, self-confidence, Self- control, concentration/learning skills, manners/respect and self-defense skills. Testing to advance in Tae Kwon Do Rank will be done at Park Institute headquarters during regular testing times. Tae Kwon Do students need to obtain a Park Institute uniform prior to the first class ($39/per uniform).

Grades 1st – 8th

Taught By Park Institute: Park Institute has been in Rochester for over 40 years and is the largest martial arts school in southeastern MN and one of the nation's leading schools.

Mondays 3:30-4:30

9 sessions, January 7 – March 18 (No classes on January 21st and February 18th.  Students can also attend classes at the Park Institute headquarters after they have attained Yellow belt, 1 time per week.)

For more information and to register email [email protected]

Fee: $255 there is a 30% discount for additional children in a family. (Students can also attend classes at the Park Institute headquarters after they have attained Yellow belt, 1 time per week.)  



   Let's Get Creative!

Whether it’s getting crafty with fabric, thread and scissors or whipping up something fabulous in the kitchen, let's get together and get creative!

Grades 3-5 

Taught by Nicole DeBurton

Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:00

5 Sessions, January 22 – February 19

Fee: $98 / $80 if enrolled in Late Pick-Up



     Winter Moves
Join Kelly in the Cypress classroom for 8 weeks of musical fun! We will be connecting musical notation with bodily movement (eurythmics), singing, experiencing pitched and non-pitched instruments and sharing children’s literature with a musical theme. This course is designed for 3 and 4 year olds and will run for 45 minutes.
Ages 3 -4
Taught by Kelly Shinn
Wednesdays, 3:15 – 4:00
8 Sessions, January 9 – February 27
Fee: $85 / $70 if enrolled in Late Pick-Up



     Ballet, Tap & Jazz Dance

Tippi Toes Dance Co provides an experience of dance, self-expression, and movement. High energy music is used to teach ballet, tap, and jazz! This class is wonderful for any child who loves to dance!  

Ages 3-6

Thursdays 3:15-4:00

September 7 - May 31

For more information and to register, visit

Fee: $50 per month ($35 annual fee)


    YEL Coding - Scratch Video Games

STEM Video Game Enrichment for the 21st Century learner. Each YEL! Video Game class follows four basic components:

•Teach It!…Students learn different video game design techniques (movement blocks, control blocks, basic animation, adding scores, etc.)

•Code It!… Students use Scratch* to code their own video games: i.e. maze runner, asteroid smash and more. •Explore It!…Students can write their own video game code, experiment with it and test new options. Our collaborative learning environment encourages students to learn from each other.

•Keep It!…Students can keep their video games online with Scratch and can access it and expand upon it at anytime. Sign up today to THINK, LEARN and PLAY WELL with {YEL!}.


Scratch® is an MIT created and monitored, kid-safe web interface. It uses a drag and drop programming interface to teach students of all levels coding practices. Your child will receive a Scratch user name and password so they can access their projects from any computer at anytime.


Grades 2-5

Taught by Youth Enrichment League

Thursdays, 3:30-4:30

6 sessions, January 10 – February 14

For more information and to register, visit

Fee: $74.40




   YEL Fencing

Fencing is one of the fastest growing sports in the USA and Youth Enrichment League (YEL) fencing continues to evolve to match that pace.  Olympic Coach Ro Sobalvarro heads up YEL’s curriculum, ongoing instructor training and tournament consultation. He brings with him an immense knowledge of youth as well as national and international fencing.   New students get introduced to a pulse-pounding sport while returning students continue their study through a progressive curriculum.  Safety is our first priority. We supply safety swords, protective masks, chest plates and jackets, in a high-octane, inclusive environment.  

Grades 2-5

Taught by Coach Kamau Wilkins, Youth Enrichment League

Fridays 3:30-4:30

8 sessions, December 7 – February 8 (No class on 12/28 and 1/18)

For more information and to register, visit

Fee: visit 


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