Enrichment Class Information
International School of Brooklyn offers a variety of language, art, science, movement and music based classes during the afternoon hours. ISB’s enrichment programs are open to ISB students and the general community (unless it is noted otherwise).
Winter registration is open! Download the registration forms here.
Enrichment Program Class Descriptions
Art In Motion: Taught by Brooklyn Beanstalk. In this class students will cultivate their skills and expressive abilities through targeted exercises in painting and drawing, while also making artwork as a group. In this class, each student will experiment individually with a variety of fine arts media, developing his or her own unique vocabulary and slowly building a rich portfolio of work. Students will also learn to collaborate by creating a series of animated drawings and paintings in partnership with their peers.
Bija Yoga Enrichment: Taught by Bija Kids. Bija Afterschool balances play and enrichment. We know that after a long day at school, kids need time to release energy and relax. Freedom to play (indoors and out) is coupled with yoga, art, science, and dance. Our teachers are enthusiastic and talented individuals who work each day to create an environment that promotes creativity, learning, and respect.
Chess: Taught by New York Chess & Game. Classes are tailored to meet children’s interests and skill levels. Chess improves the whole child, key benefits of the Chess Enrichment program include: stronger problem solving abilities, longer attention spans and improved math, reading and reasoning skills.
Circus Arts: Taught by Brooklyn Beanstalk. Students explore the different techniques of traditional circus arts from juggling to acrobatics, balancing objects and physical comedy. For older children, classes also integrate elements of a performing artist practice; developing awareness of the stage, the audience and acting out newly acquired skills in the context of a show.
Cooking: Taught by Butter Beans. Cooking is a fun and exciting way to explore and learn about food. Join Butter Beans after-school cooking classes to learn seasonal, fun and nutritious recipes that the whole family can enjoy! Kids will learn about how different foods effect our bodies, and how to put together a balanced plate. Menus include lunch-time favorites like spring ravioli and taco salad, with a focus on the different food groups represented in each dish. Through our classes students will learn culinary tricks to making a terrific vinaigrette and poaching a perfect pear, and even learn about food preservation while making their own jam and pickles! As students cook they also learn important kitchen skills such as how to properly use a knife and how to taste and season food while cooking. Additionally, students learn and explore math skills through measure ingredients and adding them to recipes. All Butter Beans cooking classes conclude with time for a shared meal and lively conversation. From seed to table, students gain an appreciation for food, learn great cooking techniques, make friends and have fun!
Drama: Taught by ISB Camp Staff. Rooted in both theater and dance, children will have the opportunity to express themselves using their bodies and voices as vehicles of creativity. Class participants will strengthen their dramatic skills through amusing theater games. The goal of this class will be a communal play written by the students, showcasing their creative ideas and wild imaginations.
Guitar: Taught by EzraGuitar. EzraGuitar is unique in its approach to teaching. It is based on a working group of 4-6 children. Children who study EzraGuitar not only learn to play many songs, but they acquire other important skills such as the ability to read music, hear and play rhythms. These basic skills are the building blocks for further music education. EzraGuitar also helps children develop fine motor skills, coordination, self-confidence, improved social skills; such as working in a group and a strengthened learning capacity.
French & Spanish Creative Workshop: Taught by ISB Summer Camp Staff. Students in the the Creative French/Spanish Workshop will be introduced to language and cultures through word games and movement activities. Participants will incorporate storytelling and dramatic games as an interactive way to learn new vocabulary, including verbs and conjugation. Class activities will require increasing levels of engagement and comprehension over time, rewarding kids with a sense of accomplishment. A literacy and art component in the class will aid the students in their reading and writing skills.
French & Spanish Language Enrichment: Taught by Brooklyn Beanstalk. Brooklyn Beanstalk’s programs are designed as full linguistic immersion experiences, led by experienced native French and Spanish teachers. Children will exlore different themes throughout the session, incorporating visual and physical activities that make learning a new langauge fun and engaging. These classes are appropriate for children with beginner, intermediate and advanced language levels.
Mad Science: Taught by Mad Science® of Manhattan. Mad Science® is the world’s leading science enrichment provider. This program delivers unique, hands-on science experiences for children that are as entertaining as they are educational. Mad Science is proud to introduce millions of children to a world of discovery while sparking their imagination. Mad Science encourages scientific literacy in children in an age when science is as vital as reading, writing and arithmetic. New cirriculum for the winter/spring semester!
Make Me Laugh!: Taught by Brooklyn Beanstalk. Make Me Laugh! is a physical comedy class introducing children to the art of acting and performing. Using improvisation, miming and theater games, children will develop their confidence, self-awareness, and of course, learn the art of making people laugh.
Robofun: Taught by Vision Education and Media. Students learn how to program their RCX robots through the use of RoboLab Software. RoboLab comprises a powerful combination of LEGO® bricks and National Instruments LabVIEW graphical development software. RoboLab introduces engineering concepts to students. The RoboLab software is engineered for the classroom and teaches basic computer programming, robotics, mathematic sequencing and automation skills.
Stomp;Feet on the Groove!: Taught by Brooklyn Beanstalk. This class is a journey through rhythm that the students will discover through their bodies. Kids will explore body percussion dances from South Africa to New York! Taught by tap dancer Stephanie Larriere. Students are recommended to wear sneakers and comfortable pants for this class.
Super Soccer Stars: Taught by Super Soccer Stars. Our class format is developed to give our budding soccer stars a familiar framework in which they can excel from class to class. Our classes begin with a welcome, incorporating a song for the younger age groups and a cheer for the older ages. The classes then kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action. The bulk of each class focuses on skill-building activities and games. Individual, partner, and group activities are introduced in a non-competitive environment to optimize the experience for each child. Every session culminates in a scrimmage game (adapted variations for younger age groups) to familiarize each child with the structure of a game setting, while always encouraging our young kickers with positive reinforcement.
*ISB is a fast growing school with a competitive admissions process. Being a part of ISB Enrichment Programs does not guarantee admissions into our school day program. Enrichment Program families join our regular applicant pool when applying for admission to the school day program.