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2017-2018 Afternoon Programs

About SAGA's Afternoon Programs

A robust program with classes to meet a variety of interests, the 2017-18 Afternoon Program includes an Academic Program for Kindergarten – 8th Grade students and a Preschool Playgroup on Mondays and Tuesdays; an Enrichment Program featuring music and recorder lessons, a parent-child Kinderstunde; a Wilderness Course, and a Textile Course on various days throughout the week. We are planning an electronics course as well. Classes will not be held during the Thanksgiving week, Winter Break, Mid-Winter Break or Spring Break. For more information, email pmprograms@sagaschool.org.

Preschool (Anita's) Playgroup

Mondays 4:00 – 6:15 pm; Tuesdays 4:15pm - 6:30pm

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The Preschool Playgroup, "Anita’s Playgroup", is open to children 2.5 to 5 years of age. Art, music, games and food will be introduced in a fun and relaxed playgroup environment. This group meets every Monday afternoon, 4:00pm - 6:15pm, and Tuesday afternoon, 4:15pm - 6:30pm, from September 11/12 through June 11/12, with the exception of major holidays and school closures. The playgroup is an ongoing session with open enrollment. Classes are $27 each, charged on a monthly basis at the beginning of the month for the number of classes that month. For questions, email pmprograms@sagaschool.org. Note: Children may not participate in the playgroup on the same day that they attend SAGA.

2017-18 SAGA Academic Program

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The school-aged academic programs are 32 weeks long and are designed to build upon German language skills developed in the home or through SAGA’s immersion program. All classes will develop German literacy with the goal of building skills and preparing our students for the Deutsch Sprachdiplom DSD and AP German test and language competency when traveling or working abroad. Classes start September 11/12, 2017 and end June 11/12, 2018.

Please email pmprograms@sagaschool.org if you have any questions on the placement of your child.

2017-2018 Academic Program Schedule (begins Sept 11th/12th):

  • Mondays 4:00 - 6:15pm
  • Unterstufe 1 (approx. ages 6 – 8 yrs old)
  • >>Preparation for A1 Testing

  • Unterstufe 2 (approx. ages 8 – 9 yrs old)
  • >>A1 Test Class (offered on Tuesday as well; limited space)

  • Oberstufe 1 (approx. 10 – 12 yrs old)
  • >>Preparation for DSD 1

  • Tuesdays 4:15 - 6:30pm
  • Kindergarten (approx. ages 5 – 6 yrs old)
  • Unterstufe 2 (approx. ages 8 – 9 yrs old)
  • >> A1 Test Class (offered on Mondays as well; limited space)

  • Mittelstufe 1 (approx. ages 9 – 11 yrs old)
  • >> A2 Preparation Class

  • Oberstufe 2 (approx. ages 12 – 14 yrs old)
  • >> DSD 1 Test Class

  • AP and DSD2 (approx. ages 13 – 15 yrs old)
  • >> DSD 2 Preparation Class

Tuition Payment/Enrollment Agreement

Tuition for a 32 week session is $875 (books and materials included) and can be paid in full or in three installments ($375, $250, $250). Classes are held weekly with the exception of Thanksgiving week, Winter Break, Mid-Winter Break, Spring Break, and National Holidays (no Tuesday class following a Monday holiday).

To register for the Academic Program classes, please register online.

SAGA Enrichment Programs

Registration will be available July 15, 2017.

The SAGA School Enrichment Programs consist of a variety of 45 minute - 2.25 hour classes offering programs such as Kinderstunde, Wilderness Course, Textile Course and, coming soon, an electronics course. (Not all courses are available year round.) All classes are held in German. Please email pmprograms@sagaschool.org to secure a space or send in an application. (Classes will not be held during the Thanksgiving week, Winter Break, Mid-Winter Break or Spring Break.)

** Children under 5 years of age who attend SAGA during the day may participate only when a parent is on the premises.

Music - Blockfloete/Recorder Programs

Registration will be available July 15, 2017.

The Blockflöte / Recorder program at SAGA offers music instruction for all ages and levels of expertise. Very young beginners are being led into the world of music by the music cat. We will learn the foundation of recorder playing as well as experience music with our entire bodies, listen, sing, dance, and make music together on various percussion instruments. Rhythmic exercises, games and listening units taken from the Orff inspired program „Music and Dance“ by Rudolf Nykrin will enrich the experience. The more advanced classes expand on their knowledge of music reading and performing, learn how to co-operate in an ensemble and eventually delve into more challenging musical literature.

Parent-Child Kinderstunde (Morning Program)

Registration will be available July 15, 2017.

Our next session will start in September 2017 and continue through December 2017.

Experience German music, finger play, stories and movement with your child. Children ages 6 to 29 months are welcome.

The class is taught by Sarah Lewko a native German speaker and an excellent teacher of language and toddler activites.

Class will be held once a week. More details soon.

SAGA Wilderness Course - usually Thursdays

Registration will be available July 15, 2017.

1st - 4th Grade, 3:30 - 5:45pm: Students will focus on identifying birds, on scout games and general increase of nature awareness. Social learning and teambuilding will be an integrative element in all the sessions. The program will meet at Carkeek Park. Pickup will also be at Carkeek.

Kindergarten - 1st Grade, 3:30 - 5:45pm: In this course, children will improve their nature awareness and gain knowledge of mammals, birds, plants and survival in our ecosystem through exploration, play and interacting with land and the elements. Social learning and teambuilding will be an integrative element in all the sessions. The program will meet at Carkeek Park. Pickup will also be at Carkeek.

SAGA Textile Course - Day TBD

Registration will be available July 15, 2017.

Students will be learning the fundamentals of using a sewing machine and hand sewing by practicing with beginning projects such as: drawstring backpacks, pot holders, hand warmers, lap quilts and projects of their choice. Students in 1st - 4th Grade are welcome.

More details soon.

For more information or questions, email pmprograms@sagaschool.org.

Willkommen!