STEAM Play Groups

Open to Kid's After School and Homeschoolers.


Wee Thrive, STEAM, Middle School and Teen groups

Days/Times listed below:

Homeschoolers: Now offering Charter fund payment options.*

*more info in Full Details Information Sheet below


As community spread has decreased and CDC guidelines have changed we have returned to our standards of mixing groups of kids and using more natural cleaners.

Spring Options:

*We will be keeping kids in small groups that don't mix and allowing free play within those groups.

*Masks are not required outdoors. Families may opt-out of indoor mask-wearing for health, personal or religious reasons. Some groups do not allow opt-out and all kids will be asked to wear masks indoors.

*Schedule to remain constant the rest of the school year. Once you are in a group you will remain in the group every month unless you give us a 15-day notice of withdrawal or group change request.

*All prices are monthly including facilitation fees.

Groups are M/W or T/Th

9am to 1:30pm

or 2:30 to 5:30pm 

STEAM and Socialization: Ages 5 to 12. A perfect mix of hands-on and teacher led, engaging Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math activities with plenty of time for Self-Directed discovery, activities, socialization, and play.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9am to 1:30pm

$275 STEAM Package A +$25 facilitation fee


Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30 to 5:30pm

$175 STEAM Package B +$25 facilitation fee


Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:30 to 5:30pm

$175 STEAM Package B +$25 facilitation fee


Wee Thrive: Ages 4.9 to 7. A great start to their educational journey. Wee Thrive takes inspiration from Waldorf and Montessori philosophies, offering a teacher led environment with an emphasis on songs, stories, crafts, socialization and early elementary basics with lots of time for imaginative play.

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am to 1:30pm- WAITLIST

$275 STEAM Package A +$25 facilitation fee


Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30 to 5:30pm

$175 STEAM Package B +$25 facilitation fee


Project Based Learning: Ages 10 to 14. Project Based Learning is a student centered approach where participants gain a deeper understanding of subjects through hands-on projects, active exploration and real-world problems and challenges. Each month has a different theme: from Robotics to Mars Exploration to Giant Numbers to Human Body Systems. No matter the theme our older Thrivers are engaged, challenged, and presented with new information and ideas each class. There is plenty of time for socialization and making friends during this time of life when friendships are so important.

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am to 1:30pm- WAITLIST

$275 STEAM Package A +$25 facilitation fee


Teen STEAM: Ages 13 to 17. Our Teens need a space to meet friends and hang out so much right now. A club environment for teens where they get to take the lead on what they want to learn. Complete with a maker space, Virtual Reality, 3D printing, Coding, Digital Art, Motion Capture, Animation software and an instructor excited to share and teach them. As with all our programs, there is also lots of time for socializing and just hanging out.

Mondays and Wednesdays 2:30 to 5:30pm

$175 STEAM Package B +$25 facilitation fee


STEAM at Home: Ages 4.9 to 17. STEAM products and resources that you can facilitate from home. Much like last year’s STEAM bags with many items and activities, and some with video instructions. Optional live virtual instruction office hours. Monthly pick up of supplies and resources for a month’s worth of activities.

$275 STEAM Package A- activities for up to 9 hours per week at home

$175 STEAM Package B- activities for up to 6 hours per week at home

No facilitation fees


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