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STEM After School Program

Empowering tomorrow’s leaders beyond the classroom!

Our After School Program features an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math – and allows students to do hands-on work in a wide range of STEM subjects, such as programming, engineering, science, digital arts, and game design.  Students learn the fundamental concepts and skills that are above and beyond what is taught in schools.

We take your child’s current academics to the next level, providing challenging, hands-on, and fun STEM projects helping them develop essential 21st century skills like problem solving, critical thinking, creativity and innovation. They’ll build their portfolios while also building their knowledge base, skills, and confidence.

What Makes Our After School Program Unique:

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  • Our individualized learning model begins with a meeting with parents to discuss the student’s interests, skills and needs, allowing us to create a personalized STEM learning plan
  • Homework assistance and small teacher/student ratios (8:1) ensure homework is completed before pick-up
  • Our instructors, with high-level technical experience in their fields, bring passion and excitement to their teaching,
    sparking creativity and the love for learning in students
  • Our flexible scheduling options allow you to select the days that work best for you each week – with the ability to change each week!

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  • State-of-the-art facility with access to the latest tools and technologies for hands-on, interactive learning in science, programming, mobile app and game design, robotics, engineering, 3D modeling, digital arts, and more!
  • Our balanced program includes additional activities such as music, exercise and more, ensuring a well-rounded learning experience
  • At the end of each semester students will participate in a STEM fair where they can demonstrate and present their STEM projects to family and friends.  this is a great opportunity for students to showcase all their STEM knowledge and skills.

 

Areas of Study:

Science

Subjects:

  • Investigative Science
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Earth and Space
  • Life Science & Biology
  • Physical Science
  • Energy and Sustainability

Programming

Subjects:

  • Programming
  • Web Design and Development
  • Mobile App Development

Tools and Technologies:

  • Tynker, Scratch, codeSpark
  • Python, Java
  • HTML, CSS, Javascript
  • App Inventor, iOS Swift, Android

Engineering & Robotics

Subjects:

  • Robotics
  • Basic Engineering and Construction
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electronics and Circuits

Tools and Technologies:

  • LEGO WeDo
  • Little Bits, Snap Circuits, Makey Makey
  • LEGO Mindstorms EV3
  • VEX Robotics
  • Raspberry Pi, Arduino

Digital Arts

Subjects:

  • Digital Painting & 2D Animation
  • 3D Modeling & Animation
  • 3D Printing
  • Digital Photography & Digital Video
  • Digital Music Production

Tools and Technologies:

  • Canva, HUE Animation
  • Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premeire Pro, Flash
  • 3D Printing, SketchUp, TinkerCAD
  • Adobe Lightroom, GarageBand

Game Design

Subjects:

  • 2D Game Design
  • 3D Game Design
  • Virtual Reality
  • Mobile Game Design

Tools and Techologies:

  • Minecraft, MCreator, Learn To Mod
  • Kodu, Flowlab Game Creator
  • Unity, Unreal Engine
  • Oculus Rift

After School Class Schedule:

Weekly class schedule is subject to change

Monday

  • Gr 1-2 : Science
  • Gr 3-5 : Game Design & Digital Arts
  • Gr 5-8 : Robotics & Engineering

Tuesday

  • Gr 1-2 : Coding
  • Gr 3-5 : Programming & Mobile App Development
  • Gr 5-8 : Digital Arts

Wednesday

  • Gr 1-2 : Jr. Robotics & Engineering
  • Gr 3-5 : Robotics & Engineering | Digital Arts
  • Gr 5-8 : Game Design

Thursday

  • Gr 1-2 : Math & Digital Literacy
  • Gr 3-5 : Science & Math
  • Gr 5-8 : Programming with Python & Java

Friday

  • Gr 1-2 : Digital Arts
  • Gr 3-5 : Game Design & Digital Arts
  • Gr 5-8 : Digital Arts

Pricing (weekly):

Flexible scheduling allows you to pick your days!

  • 1 day/week – $35
  • 2 days/week – $70
  • 3 days/week – $95
  • 4 days/week – $115
  • 5 days/week – $135

Registration fee: $50 per student

10% sibling discount available. Sibling discount is applied via online payment system.

Sample Day:

  • 2:35 pm : Pickup from school 
  • 3:00 – 4:00 pm : Snacks, homework and open play
  • 3:30 – 4:00 pm : (optional) ‘Kid-Fit’ – a variety of indoor physical activities
  • 4:00 – 5:00 pm : STEM classes and activities
  • 5:00 – 5:30 pm : Student projects
  • 5:30 – 6:00 pm : Pickup
  • 6:00 – 6:30 pm : Extended care (available on request for $5/day)

School Pick-Up List:

Free pick-up from local elementary and middle school

Other Schools: If your school is not listed, please send us an email and we will consider adding it to the school pickup list

Click on the appropriate tab to view school listings

  • Ashburn, Newton-Lee, Belmont Station, Steuart W. Weller, Sanders Corner, Dominion Trail, Cedar Lane, Discovery, Hillside, Mill Run
  • Algonkian, Countryside, Potowmack, Horizon, Sugarland, Meadowland, Lowes Island
  • Creighton’s Corner, Legacy, Moorefield Station
  • Seldens Landing, Virginia Academy, Smarts Mill, Rosa Lee Carter, Madison’s Trust
  • John Tolbert, Cool Spring
  • Frances Hazel Reid, Ball’s Bluff, Catotcin, Evergreen Mill
  • Farmwell Station, Trailside, River Bend
  • Eagle Ridge, Seneca Ridge, Harper Park, Stone Hill
  • Smarts Mill, Belmont Ridge, Simpson, Virginia Academy

Special Offer – Save 15% – 25%

Save 15% – 25% off tuition fees with a school year commitment (Sept 2017 – June 2018). Complete the form below or contact us for more information.

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Registration Instructions:

To register for STEM After School, complete the form below and provide payment for the first week. After registration, you will receive an email with instructions to access the online payment system. Please follow the instructions to set up your payment account.

Prior to first day of class:

  • Complete student information form
  • Complete the transportaton authorization form and submit to your child's school

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LCPS Closures:

  • School Holidays
    • Mindframe is open for full day camps
    • After School students can attend half day (included with registration) or full day camps
  • Snow Days
    • Mindframe will be open for full day camps
    • Mindframe follows Federal Government closures

Please contact us, or check our website for additional information regarding snow day schedule

Contact Us:

Questions? Email us or call us at (703) 940-9440.

1. “Why the Focus on STEM?” the Massachusetts STEM Advisory Council; 2011