Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead – Seabury style

A new slate of programs for kids 

pre-k through 5th 

Open to the community



Bricks 4 Kidz!

When: Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45; March 20 through May 29 (no class April 3),
Where: Lower school campus
Who: All kindergarten through fifth grade students
Cost: $120

Register: HERE

Seabury has had a long partnership with the Bricks 4 Kidz program, which builds on the popularity of LEGO® bricks to provide a learning environment where initiative is invited and self-expression is celebrated. Classes are designed to teach the fundamentals of S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, built around model plans, created by engineers and architects. Bricks 4 Kidz programs are based around the philosophy that kids learn best through activities that engage their curiosity and creativity.

Check Mates Chess Club!

When: Mondays, 3:45-4:45; March 5 through May 14 (no class April 2),
Where: Lower school campus
Who: All kindergarten through fifth grade students
Cost: $180

Register: HERE


Learning chess helps kids build critical thinking skills, self confidence, the ability to analyze challenges in advance and stay focused under pressure. Check Mates Chess Club is open to all students from the community – both beginners and those who have played before. We'll focus on the joy of the game, sportsmanship and respect for others' abilities without judgment.
Topics for beginners: fundamentals, basic moves and tactics. For intermediate/advanced players: algebraic notation (method of recording games), opening moves, middle game, end game strategies.


Field Study: Geology & Ornithology!

When: Saturday, May 12; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Meet at middle school campus
Who: All third through fifth grade students
Cost: $130

Register: HERE by May 7

Opt outside! Spend a day studying local geology and scoping out birds in Tacoma's incomparable 760-acre Point Defiance Park. You'll search for bald eagles, owls, woodpeckers and check out migratory species. You'll learn about how the park's spectacular cliffs were formed over tens of thousands of years and discover how to identify the layers that tell their story. Learn to read the secret story of soil. All field study participants will get their own pair of binoculars to take home, plus an all-weather field notebook. Dress for the weather and bring a sack lunch. Class limited to 10 students. Instructor Anna Dudley has a BA in environmental education from Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University. She has worked with several parks programs, including as creator and leader of junior ranger programs at Flathead Lake State Park in Montana. She also created a STEAM curriculum for the Whatcom Museum. Plus, she was a Hogwarts professor during Summer@Seabury 2017. Instructor Noah Griffin got his BS in geology from Western Washington University. He is a staff geologist and special inspector for Geotest, a geotechnical engineering firm in Bellingham. He's also a Seabury alum.


Let's Explore Animals! (Open Sea Art Club)

When: Mondays, 3:45-4:45 p.m.; March 5 through April 30 (No class April 2)
Where: Lower school campus
Who: All K through fifth grade students
Cost: $160

Register: HERE

We will draw, paint, sculpt, and tinker to create animals from all over the world,
making use of Seabury’s awesome MakerSpace and our awesome imaginations. Instructor Angela Larsen teaches art at Seabury School. She's been teaching art to young people for more than 10 years. She has a BA in interdisciplinary art from the University of Washington and an MA in art education from New York University. She is also a working artist, who has painted murals in Tacoma and Seattle.

MakerSpace Saturday! (Open Art Studio)

When: March 24, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: Lower school campus
Who: All pre-k through sixth grade students
Cost: $20 per session (registration required)

Register: HERE

Join us for a two-hour session of hands-on, creative play that will be a mix of all aspects of STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. A MakerSpace is an environment that fosters enthusiasm for learning, student confidence, collaboration, and creative problem solving. Seabury's awesome MakerSpace was established three years ago and has become an integral, exciting part of our curriculum at all grade levels. Instructor Angela Larsen teaches art at Seabury School. She's been teaching art to young people for more than 10 years. She has a BA in interdisciplinary art from the University of Washington and an MA in art education from New York University. She is also a working artist, who has painted murals in Tacoma and Seattle.

*Children in pre-k through first grades must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
*A MakerSpace usage waiver form needs to be filled out before students attend.
*Financial aid not available for MakerSpace Saturday.



Financial aid is available. Apply HERE.

*Financial aid application deadline: Feb. 26

NEW!

Seabury School
In partnership with Northwestern University
presents an Accelerated Weekend Experience (AWE)

The Accelerated Weekend Experience (AWE) provides academically talented students in fifth through eighth grades a full, single weekend to explore an area of study in depth with an expert in the field.

When: Saturday, April 14 & Sunday, April 15, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Where: Seabury middle school campus


CSI Seabury – Forensics and Criminal Behavior

For students in seventh and eighth grade

Where: Seabury middle school campus
Cost: $265 for the weekend

Register HERE

Forensic scientists and criminologists cultivate skills from a variety of disciplines—logic, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, and psychology—to solve mysteries. This course covers observational skills, critical thinking, chromatography, blood confirmation and species identification, criminal profiling, and more. Students will learn about behavioral profiling; analyze blood spatters and handwriting; examine fiber, hair, and glass fragments; and work together to investigate a simulated crime. Instructors Toska Olson, Ph.D. (Sociology) and Rebecca Sunderman, Ph.D. (Chemistry) teach a year-long, interdisciplinary program at The Evergreen State College that integrates perspectives from forensic science, criminal profiling, and criminology to investigate crime scenes, reconstruct crimes, and explain criminal behavior.

Inspired Engineering:

Fantastic Solutions to Everyday Challenges

For students in fifth and sixth grade

Where: Seabury middle school campus
Cost: $265 for the weekend

Register HERE

What is a physical task you do every day that could be easier? What gadget could you design that would make it less challenging? Armed with everyday materials, creativity and the engineering design process, students develop innovative solutions to daily tasks. Young engineers explore complex kinetic systems inspired by Rube Goldberg, and seek inspiration in art, music and literary characters to expand their understanding of problem-solving. Students collaborate to design, build, test and revise solutions in this project-based class. Instructor Ruth Maitlen teaches at Seabury School, where project-based curriculum and problem solving is an integral part of the educational philosophy. She received her bachelor's degree from University of California at Berkeley, an MA in organizational management from University of Phoenix, her teaching certificate from UW Tacoma, and a gifted endorsement from Whitworth University.

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