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The joy of learning and creative engagement continues beyond the school day at the Lower School through meaningful and enjoyable after school programs. Girls make broader social interactions, explore new learning opportunities, express themselves and have fun in a variety of activities or clubs rooted in the mission, vision and warmth of the Lower School.

Fees and hours vary by program, and SPACE IS LIMITED.


Fill out the online registration form below and make your payment using a credit card. 

All students participating in a Woodlands club, MUST BE registered with Harford Heights aftercare (available until 6 pm) for emergency drop-off care. Click here for more information about Harford Heights.

Questions? Contact Jenni Glose, 410-559-3251 or


WOODLANDS REFUND POLICY: The following policy will apply to all registrations for Woodlands programs:

  • A full refund, less a $35 administrative fee, will be given for each class if enrollment is dropped or changed before the activity's start date OR after completing one day of the program.
  • A 50% refund will be given if enrollment is dropped after completing two or more days of the program.

Please consider: A dropped enrollment may result in the cancellation of the activity if there is a minimum enrollment requirement.

WOODLANDS BEHAVIOR POLICY: The following policy will apply to all registrations for Woodlands programs:

  • If a child's behavior is not within the expectations of the club, the instructor will give the child a warning and the child will be expected to improve her behavior.
  • If the child's behavior does not improve and the negative behavior continues, the child will be excused from the club for the remainder of the club's trimester. There will be no refund.


Spirit Club (Grades 2-4): Mondays, 1/8-2/26 | 6 weeks | 3:30-4:30 PM
Students in Second Grade to Fourth Grade can join Coach Kesler's Cheerleading Club where they will learn cheers, chants, stunts and a dance. After the 6 week session, the girls will have a special performance. No Class 1/16 & 2/20.

Teacher/Organization: Kellie Kesler, Garrison Forest School 
Min/Max: 6-15 students
Cost: $65

Sewing Club (Grades 3-5): Mondays, 1/8 - 2/26 | 6 weeks | 3:30-4:30 PM
Our program consists of teaching students how to use the sewing machine while working on a project. Students will be able to choose two items to make, such as, a drawstring bag, emoji pillow, or an owl pillow. All students will make a hooded animal scarf. No Class 1/16 and 2/20.

Teacher/Organization: Margaret Garland, Sew Fabulous
Min/Max: 4-12 students 
Cost: $105

Advanced Robotics (Grades 4 & 5): Mondays, 1/8 - 2/26 | 6 weeks | 3:30-5:00 PM
Advanced Robotics for Marine Engineering for 4th & 5th grades. Students will design and build robots which can be operated while submersed in water. No Class 1/16 and 2/20.

Teacher/Organization: Al Sweets, Engineering for Kids
Min/Max: 6-18 students
Cost: $195

Crazy Eights Math Club (Grades K-2): Tuesdays, 1/9 - 2/27 | 8 weeks | 3:30-4:30 PM
Back by popular demand! Join Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s, where you will build and make, run and jump, make music, and make a mess…it’s a totally new kind of math club. You will do mischief-making activities like Glow-in-the-Dark Geometry, Bouncy Dice and Toilet Paper Olympics. Best of all, you will take home some very cool gadgets. 

Teacher/Organization: Amy Welling, Garrison Forest School 
Min/Max: 12 student maximum 
Cost: $75

Global Citizens and Explorers (Grades 2-4): Tuesdays, 1/9 - 2/27 | 8 weeks | 3:30-4:30 PM
"Visit" countries from all parts of the globe in the club Global Citizens and Explorers! As world travelers, you will explore games, food, crafts, language and learn about people from distant lands who may have a GFS connection.

Teacher/Organization: Andrea Vespoint, Garrison Forest School 
Min/Max: 6-15 students 
Cost: $75

Basketball (Grades 3-5): Tuesdays, 1/9 - 2/27 | 7 weeks | 3:30-4:45 PM
Grades 4 and 5 will work on skills and play a few scheduled games vs area schools. 3rd Grade will be more of a clinic where the girls learn basic skills and have scrimmages. No Class 1/16.

Teacher/Organization: Dak Kothari, Parent Volunteer  
Min/Max: No maximum 
Cost: $75

Tiny Chefs (Grades K-2): Wednesdays, 1/10 - 2/28 | 8 weeks | 3:30-4:30 PM
Tiny Chefs share the joy of cooking with kids. In a safe and fun environment, children learn through cooking. They obtain basic education skills and culinary techniques while making and enjoying healthy and delicious foods. Our instructors teach kids to follow directions and safety guidelines; identify, measure and combine ingredients; and work together on a team to accomplish goals. 

Teacher/Organization: Cyndi Weinstein, Tiny Chefs 
Min/Max: 8-20 students 
Cost: $200

Genius Hour (Grades 3-5): Wednesdays, 1/10 - 2/28 | 8 weeks | 3:30-4:30 PM
Do you have an interest or passion that you would like to learn more about? Then sign up for Genius Hour! Participants will choose a topic of interest and create a project over the eight week session. Would you like to learn about the anatomy of a horse or how to build a bridge? Would you like to raise money for a charity, learn about the SPCA, or write a blog? Anything goes!

Teacher/Organization: Tracey Brocato, Garrison Forest School
Min/Max: 6-12 students 
Cost: $75

Sewing Club (Grades 1 & 2): Thursdays, 1/11-3/1 | 8 weeks | 3:30-4:30 PM
Our program consists of teaching students how to use the sewing machine while working on a project. Students will be able to choose two items to make, such as, a drawstring bag, emoji pillow, or an owl pillow. All students will make a hooded animal scarf. 

Teacher/Organization: Margaret Garland, Sew Fabulous
Min/Max: 4-12 students
Cost: $135

Introduction to Robotics (Grades 1-3): Thursdays, 1/11 - 3/1 | 8 weeks | 3:30-4:30 PM 
Introduction to robotics for grades 1st through 3rd . Students will be exposed to basic mechanical and software engineering principles that are age appropriate.

Teacher/Organization: Al Sweets, Engineering for Kids
Min/Max: 6-18 students 
Cost: $175

Scratch Club (Grades 2-5): Thursdays, 1/11 - 3/1 | 8 weeks | 3:30-4:30 PM
In Silver Knights Coding clubs, children in grades 2-5 learn to create stories, games, and animations using a visual programming language called Scratch. It’s as easy to use as snapping together building blocks! With Scratch, children learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. Scratch is designed and maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. Our curriculum teaches new coders the basics while challenging more experienced coders to create increasingly complex programs. Silver Knights provides a laptop for every child.

Teacher/Organization: Silver Knights
Min/Max: 8-18 students 
Cost: $190


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