Classes by Age

Ages 3-5 (Preschool & PreK)

For children ages 3-4 years old either entering or finishing preschool

As our youngest learners begin their educational journey, it is our desire to create a happy, rewarding experience for them. Each week's program includes a regular routine filled with fun learning activities. 

These children enjoy their mornings through singing songs, making crafts, cooking, playing games, experimenting with science, and playing outside. Creative, imaginative thinking is nurtured when we allow our students to openly experiment and explore using a variety of materials. A different theme each week guides our teacher’s curriculum, and learning happens in an emergent and exciting fashion.

Each week costs $185. The week of July 1-5 costs $150 (closed Thursday, July 4).

Camp hours are 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
 
Afternoon drop-in (pre-registration is not necessary) extended care
is open until 5:30 p.m. The cost of care is $7.75 an hour.
 

Preschool Program

Let's Go to the Jungle
June 17-21
This class will go on fun and silly jungle adventures all week! We’ll discuss different kinds of jungle animals and play monkeys, lions, tigers, elephants and giraffes. Students will create their own jungle books and craft animals and will also make a classroom jungle mural.
 
Something Fishy
June 24-28
This class offers a week learning about fish of the Puget Sound region. Class discussion will include the life cycle of salmon and the important role they play in our environment, and children will learn how they can help protect the fish. This week of science fun will include simple experiments, crafts and stories.
 
Ladybugs and Other Gentlebugs
July 1-5 (closed on Thursday, July 4)
Interesting fact: There are thousands of different kinds of ladybugs! Students will learn all about this interesting beetle as well as other “gentlebugs” in our environment. We will make ladybug crafts, read all about ladybugs, and play ladybug games.
 
Author a Day
July 8-12
Each exciting day this week, students will study a different beloved children’s author. We will look in depth at Roald Dahl, Ezra Jack Keats, Bill Peet, Audrey Wood, and Shel Silverstein. We will also discuss the writing process and what inspires us as writers. Students will be writing and illustrating their own story.
 
Number Fun
July 15-19
Math games and number sense are this week's focus. Students will be taught the Mystery Number game, go on a number hunt, and bake number pretzels. We'll practice skip counting, patterning, and sequencing, and learn all about numbers and counting in a fun, supportive environment.
 
Magnificent Magnets
July 22-26
Playing with many kinds of magnets leads to great discoveries and a deeper understanding of how magnets work. Magnet art, making a compass, and inquiry-based experiments will be the main attractions for this fun-filled week. Plus, we’ll also be focusing on the letter M!
 
Bubbles and Rainbows
July 29-August 2
Children should be ready each day this week to play in the water! We'll play water games and experiment with water activities. Bubbles, buckets, toys and sprinklers are just a few of the ways we’ll experience water. Water crafts and science will be included. Please provide your child with a swim suit and towel each day this week.
 
Things that Fly, Soar, Zoom
August 5-9
We’re flying and floating through this week! Each day will be filled with stories, crafts, creative play and movement. Class discussion will include simple facts about air, birds, planes and space.
 
Glad I'm Me
August 12-16
This week will be all about who we are and what makes us special. We’ll celebrate our differences and acknowledge our similarities. Each child will create a time capsule and self-portrait. Discussion will include sharing stories and talents that make each of us unique. At the end of the week, we will have show and share about what we each like and love.
 
Blossoming Artists
August 19-23
This week is about the artist within each of us. The class will explore painting with watercolor and tempera, and use crayons, stencils, clay and more. We'll be busy all week creating perhaps one special masterpiece or several beautiful pieces. Class discussion will include different artists and their styles as well as the importance and beauty of each individual having their own style.

For children ages 4-5 years old either entering or finishing PreK

Summer prekindergarten is filled with an abundance of learning opportunities! Through outdoor play, experiments and lessons, stories, and hands-on activities, our preK students are joyfully busy all summer long. These young students are ready for some more advanced learning and skill building, as they become more independent and want to be challenged solving problems and taking steps towards leadership. Our teachers foster this stage offering a thoughtful, developmentally appropriate curriculum.  
 
Each week costs $185. The week of July 1-5 costs $150 (closed Thursday, July 4). 

Class times are either from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. or 1:00-4:00 p.m. If your child is enrolled in both a morning and afternoon class, then we offer care for all of the children between 12:00-1:00 during lunch and recess time at no additional charge. 
 

PreK Program

Me and My Shadow  
June 17-21 and/or July 29-August 2
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Molly Daybert
This class will spend a week exploring color and light through science experiments, books, songs and art. We will make silhouettes and mix our own rainbow of colors. We’ll discuss the difference between primary and secondary colors and experiment with prisms, glasses and colored tiles. We will also get to use flashlights for fun shadow activities!

The Author's Chair
June 17-21
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Molly Daybert
This class offers a week spent celebrating several of the greatest children’s authors: Eric Carle, Maurice Sendak, Dr. Seuss and more. We will be reading books, creating books, exploring with art, and experimenting with book characters.

Buzz Said the Bee
June 24-28
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Melissa Norby- Summer is bee season, and it's the best time to learn about this incredibly helpful insect. We’ll talk all about different types of bees and their life cycles, as well as pollen and flowers. Students will create their own “All About Bees” book, make their own bee costume, and get to taste honey. The class will also take a look at the other pollinators that live around us. Class activities include math, singing, reading and games.
 
DIY Extravaganza
June 24-28
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Molly Daybert
A fun, creative week filled with DIY (do it yourself) projects! Class discussion will include the importance of reading directions and following a pattern for creation. Projects include making crayons, musical instruments, playdoughs and fancy soaps. This is a hands-on class of experiments.
 
Water Science
June 24-28
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Molly Daybert
This week, we'll explore and play in water. We'll use the water table and experiment with bubbles, ice and colored water, and we’ll play water games and run through sprinklers. Class discussion will include learning about various bodies of water, rain and condensation.
 
World Foods
June 24-28
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Melissa Norby
This week, we’ll be pretending to travel to a different country each day to taste different foods! Each child will create their own passport, and we'll visit Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Japan and South Africa. Class discussion and activities will include basic world geography and different cultural traditions, and each child will make their own travel guide to take home by week's end.
 
We Go Together
July 1-5 (closed Thursday, July 4), 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
August 12-16, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Melissa Norby
There are people to meet and places to go! This is a class about transportation and community. Through stories, crafts, dramatic play and building projects, students will learn about important people in their community and discovering all the different ways that people "go together."
 
What's the Habitat? 
July 1-5 (closed Thursday, July 4) and/or July 29-August 2
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Melissa Norby
This class will be “traveling” across the world to discover the sights and sounds of nature’s most vibrant habitats. We’ll playfully search for bears in the mountains, uncover creatures in the rain forest, touch prickly desert cacti, and more! This is a science class with discussion and projects all about different animal habitats.
 
A Blast of Blue
July 8-12
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Molly Daybert
A week of creativity and learning about things that are blue, like blueberries, bluebirds, blue oceans and our big blue sky. Color science, reading, cooking and crafts are some of the activities children will use to explore the color blue this week.
 
A Whole New World
July 8-12
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Molly Daybert
Fairy tales are traditional literature for children. Their appeal transcends boundaries of countries and cultures. Fairy tales are a perfect vehicle for building language skills and developing creative thinking. In this class, we will explore the world of fantasy by reading fairy tales and writing our own fun versions. This week is all about hearing stories and reading, and includes many opportunities for creative fun.
 
Simple Math Games
July 8-12 and/or August 12-16
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Melissa Norby
Learn by doing! Children make sense of math by noticing patterns in their world. Students will be exposed to addition, subtraction, and even multiplication and division using everyday items in their environment. Different math stations will be set up all week long. This is a very hands-on and engaging yet simple math-focused class.

Treasure Island
July 8-12
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Melissa Norby
This is a fun, imaginative week guaranteed to tickle children’s funny bones! Students will create a map for treasure hunting, we’ll pretend to look for buried treasure, and each child will create their own message in a bottle and design their own pirate costume. It’s a week of exploring, pretending and acting mysterious!
 
Cooking in Different Countries
July 15-19
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Molly Daybert
In this basic geography and cooking class, discussion centers around globes and maps, continents and countries, and abundant foods from different regions of the world. Activities include stories from other cultures, map puzzles, and cooking foods representative of different countries.
 
Put Me in the Zoo
July 15-19
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Molly Daybert
Get ready for monkeys, lions, tigers, elephants, zebras and giraffes! The week will be filled with stories and poems, art projects, and drama and cooking projects about zoo animals.
 
Games People Play
July 22-26 and/or August 12-16
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Jeff Lageson
Playground games are physically and mentally challenging and support social skills and conflict resolution. These games are also excellent in supporting healthy growth of endurance and dexterity. We’ll be introducing new games as well as playing some of our old-time favorites. Most of the games are cooperative in nature, but there may be a few where light competition is encouraged.
 
Imagination Station
July 22-26
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Molly Daybert
A fun week of creative thinking, problem solving, and team building all focused on reusable materials! We’ll discuss the 3 Rs—reduce, reuse, and recycle—and why they're important. We'll also learn about sustainability and taking care of Mother Nature.
 
Mud, Sand, Rocks
July 22-26
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Molly Daybert
Get ready for a geological sensory, outdoorsy, messy week exploring mud, sand, and rocks! Students will be creating, mushing, building, exploring and digging. We’ll be reading about rocks, playing with rocks, and crafting rock creatures.
 
Literature Arts and Crafts
July 29-August 2
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Molly Daybert
This is the perfect class for those who love books and stories.The class will begin each day with a different piece of children’s literature and pursue interesting related lessons, creatively and imaginatively immersing children in the daily story. Creative movement is another way we will explore literature.

Natural Science Collage
July 29-August 2, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
August 19-23, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Melissa Norby- This week offers a collection of science experiments and nature explorations that are also works of art. Combining science and art is a natural way to learn both. The class will take nature walks, observe and discuss their surroundings, and then create crafts such as collages, rock paintings, solar prints, natural tie-dye, and more.
 
Beachcombing         
August 5-9
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Melissa Norby
This week, we'll have fun with many activities visiting the beach. Students will make their own sea life book with fun facts about different sea animals. We'll have lots of discussion and exploration around beaches and oceans, and we’ll play games, make snacks, and participate in crafts.
 
Tie-Dye Crafting
August 5-9
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Melissa Norby
The art of tie-dying is a great, simple way to upcycle unused pieces of clothing by turning them into fresh fashion for summer fun! We will supply different articles of clothing for each child to create their own tie-dye wearable art. We’ll help the children with different ties and twists as well as different dye techniques. Children will bring home all of their bright and bold creations.
 
Sharks & Whales: Fun Differences
August 19-23
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Melissa Norby
This week, students will be introduced to different types of sharks and whales. One is a fish and the other is a mammal … and we’ll discuss lots of fascinating differences and similarities all week. Some things we’ll cover include the geographic regions where the animals live, migration patterns, social organization, what they eat, and more fun facts. Students will also craft their own sharks and/or whales.

The Evergreen School
15201 Meridian Avenue North
Shoreline, WA 98133
206.364.2650
The Evergreen School is a private, Seattle-area school  serving the needs of gifted students in preschool through 8th grade.