Explore gifted education at SeaburySquared – with enrichment classes (after school programs, clubs, camps, workshops, and accelerated weekends) that stretch the imagination and provide engaging, challenging experiences for youngsters in the greater community and those who are Seabury students.


Winter@Seabury

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Click HERE for students attending other schools

Click HERE for currently enrolled Seabury students

Advance registration required for all Seabury Squared programs and workshops.
Financial assistance is available.
All classes require a minimum number of students for classes to be held.



Creative Writing

When: Feb. 27 through March 27; Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Where: middle school campus
Who: all fourth through eighth grade students

Cost: $120

This is not your typical writing class. Sure, we’ll brainstorm, write and revise, but we’ll also create our own books. We’ll even make mini books for a guerrilla poetry project – to spread the writing love across Tacoma. Designed for students of all skill levels, this course is about creativity and imagination. We’ll develop ideas, write original stories and poems, and have fun. You’ll never look at writing the same way again!

Check Mates Chess Club

When: Feb. 25 through April 8 (no club on March 25 or April 1); Mondays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Where: middle school campus
Who: all fourth through eighth grade students
Cost: $75


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, and end game strategies.


Ukulele Jam for Beginners

When: Feb. 28 through April 11 (No class March 21, April 4); Thursdays, 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Where: lower school campus
Who: all kindergarten through fifth grade students
Cost: $90

Exercise your fingers as you learn cool chords, riffs, and a few songs. The ukulele is a great instrument for a budding musician. No experience necessary. Bring your own uke or play one of ours. Mahalo!

Animal Art

When: Feb. 28 through April 11 (No class March 21, April 4)); Thursdays, 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Where: lower school campus
Who: all first through fifth grade students
Cost: $120

Join us to create a wide range of animal art. Use various media in a low-key art class for students who want time and space to create art. NOTE: Pre-k and K students can attend with parent present.


Book Club: A Reading Community

When: Feb. 28 through April 11 (No class March 21, April 4)); Thursdays: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Where: middle school campus
Who: all fourth through eighth grade students
Cost: $90

Join a group of excited readers to share an hour of conversation and creative projects based around a reading list that members will determine together. The possibilities are endless –  anything from graphic novels to cherished classics.  Led by an experienced and fun English teacher, book club offers a relaxed place to share the pleasure of reading.

Dungeons and Dragons - CLASS FULL (waitlist available)

When: Feb. 26 through Mar. 26; Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Where: middle school campus
Who: all fourth through eighth grade students

Cost: $90

Fantasy table top role playing at its best. Dungeons and Dragons is the most popular game of its kind. It's a fun social gathering that requires you to think on your toes, solve problems, be creative, and ultimately learn how to become a team player. Includes playing dice. Maximum of 6 students!


Workshops, Camps & Accelerated Weekends:


Winter Break Camp: Coding for Girls

When: Jan. 2, 3, & 4: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: middle school campus
Who: all fourth through eighth grade girls
Cost: $250

Women hold only 24 percent of the computer programming jobs in the United States. These are some of the most lucrative careers in our country. Plus, gender diverse perspectives are a vital need in the field of computer science. This class will ask girls involved to choose, research, and develop projects of their own interest and aid them in researching and choosing coding languages or programs that will help them best complete their projects. The teacher will act as coach linking them with expert help, the programs that will help them, and professional online tutorials. Laptops are a requirement. Projects may include graphic design, app design, Python projects, game design, or mini-computing.

Accelerated Weekend (1-Day): 

Writing Workshop – The Passionate Pen

When: Jan. 26; Saturday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: middle school campus
Who: all fourth through eighth grade students
Cost: $130

Participants in this one-day course will spend time thinking about what’s important to them (politics, sports, family, pets, fashion, video games, etc.) We’ll examine different types of opinion writing (from blog posts to spoken word poetry to letters to the editor). And, of course, we'll write – and share – our own opinions.

Accelerated Weekend (1-Day): 

Architecture – Placemaking

When: Jan. 26; Saturday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: middle school campus
Who: all fourth through eighth grade students
Cost: $130

Design a public student space in Tacoma. Using cartography communicate your design spatially. Dress for outdoor weather – and indoor painting.



Accelerated Weekend (2-Day): 

Chess Accelerated Workshop

When: Jan. 26 & 27; Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: middle school campus
Who: all fourth through eighth grade students
Cost: $200 (includes both days)

The purpose of the Chess Accelerated Workshop Weekend (two-day class) is to promote and encourage the knowledge, study and play of the game of chess by young people. Chess has been shown to improve academic performance. 




To Register:

Click HERE for students attending other schools

Click HERE for currently enrolled Seabury students

Advance registration required for all Seabury Squared programs and workshops.
Financial assistance is available.
All classes require a minimum number of students for classes to be held.



Watch for Spring@Seabury offerings – including spring break camps! Registration begins 2/15/19.


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