Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead – Seabury style

A new slate of programs for kids 

pre-k through 8th 

Open to the community

PLUS! A SEABURY FAMILY PAINT & SIP NIGHT!



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.

Cities and their Architecture! 

When: Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; March 6 through May 9 (no class March 27, April 3)
Where: Middle school campus
Who: All fifth grade through eighth grade students
Cost: $160

Register: HERE

Learn about architecture from a professional! In this hands-on workshop, students will learn about urban patterns and what it feels like to be a person in urban fabric. We will use two dimensional drawings to explore some different cities and the public spaces they contain. Kids will then get to design their own school and relate it to an outdoor city space. As for inspiration and real-life instruction? A whole city's worth of architecture is right out the front door of our middle school campus. Instructor Sonja Barteck has a masters degree in architecture. She teaches architecture at all levels, from university to elementary school, and works with architectural firms in the Pacific Northwest.

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

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.

Think Globally, Act Locally!

When: Mondays, 3:30-5:30 p.m., March 5-May 14 (no class March 26, April 2)
Where: Middle school campus
Who: All fifth through eighth grade students
Cost: $160

Register: HERE

“Think globally, act locally” is a rallying cry for sustainability activists around the world. But what exactly does this catchy phrase mean? Every day the 7.6 billion people who live on earth eat and drink, buy and discard things, and travel to and from their homes. These actions all impact Earth’s water and air, soil and species. In this workshop, we'll learn how our choices matter. We’ll investigate how sustainability challenges such as climate change and urbanization impact places as diverse as the Amazon Rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef, and the South Puget Sound. We will discover how to turn global thinking into local action. During the last sessions of the class we'll get out into the community: touring a wastewater treatment plant; working with Citizens for a Healthy Bay to stencil signs marking storm drains; and touring Tacoma's Recovery and Transfer Center, while dropping of materials we've collected that can't be recycled curbside. Workshop instructor Dr. Sharon Amani has 20 years of international development experience, including more than 13 years in agriculture and rural development with a focus on small farms. This includes significant experience in sub-Saharan Africa on projects related to household decision-making, microfinance, food security, and access to markets. Most recently, Dr. Amani has been involved in the World Food Programme’s Purchase for Progress project.


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.

Let's Get Painting! (Open Sea Art Club)

When: Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., March 14 – May 16 (no class March 28, April 4)Where: Middle school campus
Who: All sixth through eighth grade students
Cost: $180

Register: HERE

We will work on techniques as well as explore different artistic styles with painting. We will work on different materials and try out different kinds of paint and applications. This is a community group that encourages individuality and personal creativity. 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.

What's your Game?

When: Mondays, 3:30-5:30 p.m., March 5 – May 14 (no class March 26, April 2)  
Where: Middle school campus
Who: All sixth through eighth grade students
Cost: $160

Register: HERE

We will get together weekly to play a few of your favorite games such as Dungeons & Dragons, chess, and Rubik’s Speed Cube.  Whether you are a new player or one who can roll with the best of ‘em, come join the fun! Game playing requires you to think on your toes, solve problems, be creative, and ultimately learn how to become a team player. Each student gets a set of playing dice to keep.
If you are curious, you’ll find the puzzles around you.  If you are determined, you will solve them.” – Erno Rubik


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.

Seabury Family Paint & Sip Night!

When: Friday, April 20, 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Middle school campus
Who: Seabury parents, grandparents, teachers, students of all ages
Cost: $15 per adult; $10 per child (registration required)

Register: HERE

Each participant will create a Cherry Blossom Moon painting on canvas, while sipping hot chocolate, tea, and coffee.  All supplies are provided. 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. 
*Financial aid not available for Paint & Sip Night.


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

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

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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