Classes by Category

Learning & Enrichment

Classes for Ages 5-14

Our Learning & Enrichment classes offer academically challenging, hands-on classroom experiences. From chess and writing to math games and coding, these are wonderful age-appropriate opportunities for children to exercise their minds during the summer months, fostering curiosity, problem solving, creativity and a love of learning. 
 
Very Beginning Chess for Girls and Boys
Ages 5-8 years old
June 17-21
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Lori Osseward
This class is a great introduction for beginners to learn the basics of this wonderfully challenging game. Chess helps young minds to develop exceptional critical thinking and problem solving skills. Chess also increases creativity and cognitive skills. Coach Lori uses games, stories, puzzles, and art projects to help our very young children learn to love this ancient game.
 
Bughouse Team Chess for Girls and Boys
Ages 6-14 years old
June 17-21 and/or August 19-23
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
$330
Head Coach: Leo Stefurak
Bughouse Team Chess is a four-person game between pairs of cooperating chess partners, played according to a nationally codified set of rules. Children seeking fun team play should join us for study and practice of this unique game. Beginners welcome; no previous bughouse experience necessary.
 
Comparison of Children's Authors 
Instructor: Hope Frazier
Ages 6-8 years old
June 17-21
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 
$185
Instructor: Hope Frazier
The class combines it all: reading, writing, and art. Children will spend the week learning about famous, creative, and entertaining children’s authors and their illustrators. Students will create and illustrate their own stories. The class will discuss story sequence and character develop.m.ent as well.
 
Learning to Love Writing
Ages 6-8 years old, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 
Ages 8-10 years old, 1:00-4:00 p.m.   
June 17-21    
$185
Instructor: Nimisha Joshi
Students fall in love with writing for a variety of purposes. Different ways to enjoy writing can be as simple as making lists or writing letters to friends, or something more such as keeping a journal, creating a comic book, or even writing a story. Students will receive lots of encouragement all week in this class. It’s a great way for children to use their imaginations while improving their writing skills.
 
Building Bonanza for Girls and Boys
Ages 8-10 years old
June 17-21
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and/or 1:00-4:00 p.m.
$185 each class
Instructor: Sandra Brown-Potter
We’re using KAPLA blocks all week! These deceptively simple, uniform wood planks are a Dutch designer's amazing creation, named as a short form of "Kabouter Plankjes," or "gnome planks" in Dutch. Their magic is to open up an unbelievably rich world of spatial reasoning, perseverance, teamwork, focus and concentration. KAPLA constructions weave together elements of art, architecture, physics and above all fun. Students will tackle a myriad of different engineering challenges throughout the week, from towers to spirals to cantilevers. This class encourages teamwork, communication and cooperation throughout.
 
Mine, Craft, Build Adventure Ga.m.ing with LEGO® Materials
Ages 5-7 years old
June 24-28
1:00-4:00 p.m.
$225
Instructors of Play-Well TEKnologies
This week, students bring Minecraft to life with LEGO bricks! Resourcefulness, creativity and cooperation come together in this unique building adventure game: roll the dice to mine for resources, and use these resources to build special items to help in our adventures. Students may build a zoo, create a medieval castle, or even design a tree house village. This original experience is designed by Play-Well instructors, inspired by the popular game Minecraft.
 
Energy! Power!
Ages 6-8 years old
June 24-28
1:00-4:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Hope Frazier
An energizing week for the children! Students will be discovering and learning about different kinds of
energy all week. Each day will focus on a type; solar, wind, water, food, man-made, and more.
 
Intermediate Chess for Girls and Boys
Ages 6-14 years old
June 24-28 and/or August 12-16
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
$330
Instructor: Head Coach: Leo Stefurak; Assistant Coach: Lori Osseward
Children who have had previous chess instruction may enroll. Tactical skills and middle-game strategies will be emphasized as students build upon their opening knowledge and individual styles. A training tournament will be conducted each afternoon enabling students to join theory with practice.
 
Salmon Celebration
Ages 6-8
June 24-28
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Hope Frazier
Students will learn all about the lives of salmon through story, song, movement, and art. Investigations will include learning all about the salmon life cycle and its stages, salmon structures, the needs of salmon in each stage of life, and how pollution can cause harm to salmon and their habitat.
 
 
Introduction to Typing/Keyboarding Skills
Ages 7-9
June 24-28 and/or August 5-9
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.     
$185
Instructor: Stasia Smith
Typing is an invaluable skill that takes time and lots of practice to master. This class is for students with little or no experience. We will discuss the history of typing and why it’s important. Students learn about proper ergonomics and the home row keys. Students will also be exposed to several typing programs and games. A list of resources will go home on the last day.        
 
Mindfulness Matters and More
Ages 8-10
June 24-28
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and/or 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Sandra Brown-Potter
If your child is curious about the state of mindfulness and loves art, then this is the perfect summer class! This class is a week-long exploration of mindfulness practices. We will be creating make-and-take mindfulness tools that are both beautiful and useful, as well as practicing mindfulness through various art media. Join us in this relaxing class and go home with a mind jar, a zen garden and much more.
 
Girl Gamers
Ages 9-12
June 24-28
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Kimberly Chu
Calling all girl gamers! This is a fantastic opportunity to meet other girls who game all while playing a variety of fun strategy games. Students will learn and play various games such as Settlers of Catan, Star Realms, Ticket to Ride, Pandemic and more. Learn how to play some of those favorite strategic games in a safe, supportive environment.
 
City Explorers
Ages 10-13, June 24-28
Ages 8-10, July 15-19
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
$385
Instructors: Melaney Mayne & Erik Eriksen
Seattle is a big, exciting city with lots to offer. Students will have the opportunity to navigate the city by bus, learn to read maps, learn budgeting for their food and entertainment each day … then we’re out to plot our course for adventure! The class will plan trips to little-known sites around Seattle, visit local markets to try adventurous foods, and map and journal our discoveries along the way, all while feeling our sense of place and belonging in the big city. Students will be learning valuable life skills this week.
 
Geometry and the Art of Problem Solving
Ages 10-14
June 24-28
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Steven Foster
This class will have the dual focus of introducing basic to intermediate geometry concepts while helping to cultivate critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students will gain experience using a straightedge and compass to construct geometric diagrams, allowing for a deeper understanding of relationships between two-dimensional objects. Discussions and activities will also provide opportunities to think critically about what information will be needed in order to come up with solutions to a myriad of real-life situations and scenarios.

T-Shirts with Meaning!
Ages 10-14
June 24-28, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
July 15-19, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Steven Foster
This week will begin with group conversations around justice and stereotypes. Once each student decides on a chosen moral message, which may be a message about just who they are or a message promoting positive change, we will begin creating our designs. Then, we'll put the designs on our personal t-shirts for showcase. This class supports students in ca.m.paigning for important messages they believe in.
 
The Author's Chair
Ages 5-7
July 1-5 (closed Thursday, July 4)
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$150
Instructor: Molly Daybert
This class offers a week 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.
 
Wonders of the World
Ages 5-7
July 1-5 (closed Thursday, July 4)
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.     
$150
Instructor: Molly Daybert
This class will simply help to ignite interest in the history and beauty of our world. Class will discuss both the ancient and modern seven wonders. The beginning lessons will include noticing and discussing beautiful natural wonders just around our own school campus. Class discussion will include geography, maps and bodies of water.
 
It's 8:00 a.m. Somewhere in Our World
Ages 7-9
July 1-5 (closed Thursday, July 4), 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., $150
July 8-12, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., $185
Instructor: Maria Lee
This week-long class combines international studies with cooking. Each day we’ll be learning a bit about the culture and cuisine from a specific country. Lessons will be taught using stories, cooking and craft projects, and geography and science.
 
EPublishing: Writing Without Paper
Ages 10-14
July 1-5 (closed Thursday, July 4)
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$150
Instructor: Jeff Lageson
Learn how writers can “publish” their work to the world without paper. Top formats PDF and EPub allow writers to share their work electronically on various platforms to friends and family around the world. Coursework will include daily writing sprints for new material and working with previously created works to generate a “book” to share with friends and family by week’s end.
 
Girls Crush Math
Ages 10-14
July 1-5 (closed Thursday, July 4)
9:00 p.m.-12:00 p.m.
$150
Instructor: Vicki Pettiross
Join us for a week of fun, confidence-building mathematical experiences! Girls will spend the morning collaborating with others creating mathematical models, applying methods, drawing diagrams, connecting ideas, reasoning and communicating in different forms. We will also play a variety of board games and puzzles that will mathematically extend, enrich, and challenge all students. The importance of having a growth mindset in learning will be emphasized throughout.
 
Pollution Science Explorers
Ages 6-8
July 8-12
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Hope Frazier
We're exploring the interesting science behind pollution this week ... and what can we do about it! The class will be doing hands-on experiments to learn about the effects of pollution on our environment. We'll discuss ideas in a group, then come up with solutions for how to reduce and eliminate our own carbon footprints.
 
 
 
 
                      
Novel Engineering
Ages 7-9
July 8-12            
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Hope Frazier
A reading, writing and story creation class exploring the engineering and design process through the exploration of literature! Through discussion and attentive reading, students will collect problems that a character is facing, then explore the needs and constraints of the character and brainstorm possible solutions. For a hands-on approach, students will work in teams to plan and build a functional prototype in order to meet the needs and constraints of their characters.
 
Press Pass: The Daily Newspaper
Ages 7-9
July 8-12 and/or August 12-16
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Maria Lee
We’re learning how to interview, write, photograph, and report for our own daily publication. Students are taught report writing mechanics and how to transfer the content into a quick-read, interesting piece for an audience.

Terrariums
Ages 9-14
July 8-12
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Gelareh Roomiany
Students will be creating their own indoor garden: a terrarium. They will have many different items to select from. We may be planting mini ferns, succulents, or maybe even air plants or cactuses. Class discussion will include stewardship, interconnectedness with nature, plant lifecycle and the importance of ecosystems.
 
Dungeons & Dragons
Ages 10-14
July 8-12 and/or August 5-9
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185     
Instructor: Kuran Pettiross & Jeff Lageson
Join us for this spectacular adventure into the world of magic, monsters, brave warriors and medieval fantasy! In this class, students will learn how to play 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons. Dungeons and Dragons, also known as D&D, is a roleplaying game where the players take the role of a character in the world that the storyteller, also known as the dungeon master, creates. We’ll be creating characters, playing the adventure, then fighting the battle. All levels of D&D players welcome to join!
 
Nifty Lifter
Ages 10-14
July 8-12            
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Steven Foster
We’re in the BIG Lab this week, The Evergreen School's makerspace! Students will design and build a complex machine using only recycled materials. This combination of simple machines will be able to lift a weight that is six times greater than the input weight!
 
Puzzle Lamp
Ages 10-14
July 8-12
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$185     
Instructor: Steven Foster
We’re in the BIG Lab this week, The Evergreen School's makerspace! Students will design and build their own free-standing lamp out of pieces they have cut from our laser machine… we’re putting together our lamps without any fasteners or adhesives!
 
Adventures in STEM using LEGO® Materials
Ages 5-7
July 15-19
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$225     
Instructors of Play-Well TEKnologies
During this fun, imaginative week, students will be constructing with tens of thousands of LEGO parts! They will be guided to build engineer-designed projects such as trains, helicopters, treehouses and bridges.
 
Author Study
Ages 6-8
July 15-19
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Hope Frazier
In this class, students are comparing and contrasting three beloved author/illustrators: Arnold Lobel, Arthur Dorros and Margaret Wise Brown. The class will be practicing the story book writing process and students will have the opportunity to write and illustrate their very own story.
 
Science Experiments
Ages 6-8
July 15-19
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Hope Frazier
This week we’re discussing the scientific method of coming up with a hypothesis, following a procedure, coming up with a conclusion, and then analyzing if they were the same or different. Students work through a variety of fun, hands-on science projects and even come up with some of their own. The class will be working with easy-to-gather supplies such as vinegar, baking soda, water bottles, balloons, and food coloring. New experiments presented each day.
 
Improving to Advanced Chess for Girls and Boys
Ages 7-14
July 15-19
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
$330
Instructor: Leo Stefurak
Students wishing to build an opening repertoire and develop endgame skills are welcome to join in a week of study and play. Tournament experience is recommended along with a desire to systematize chess study in opening systems, middlegame plans and endgame procedures. Thinking methodologies, visualization approaches, and the unification of strategy with tactics will be the focus of this week’s advanced study and tournament play. A training tournament and individual game review will accompany our chess study throughout the week.
 
Public Service Announcements for Social Justice
Ages 10-14
July 15-19
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Steven Foster
Powerful public service announcements do much more than just spread a message… they can initiate change. This class encourages our students to be critical thinkers and problem solvers. We’ll be utilizing the green screen in The Evergreen School's makerspace, the BIG Lab, in creating these messages. Each student will create their own unique PSA.
 
Beginning-Intermediate Chess for Girls and Boys
Ages 5-9
July 22-26
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Lori Osseward
Children at the beginning and beginning-intermediate levels may enroll. Coach Lori is highly skilled at teaching and working with children at their appropriate chess playing levels. Children will learn the basic rules of chess and then practice through friendly games.
 
Animal Exploration
Ages 6-8
July 22-26
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Hope Frazier
Science with animals! Discussion and lessons in this fun-filled class will involve the different needs different animals have and their diverse habitats. Other topics will include animal diets, body parts, how different animals move, what special abilities they have, and much more.
 
Chinese Culture
Ages 6-8
July 22-26
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Yuli Zhu
Through this hands-on class, students will experience China. Students will learn Chinese songs and Chinese words, make Chinese-inspired crafts, play traditional Chinese games, and taste Chinese food.
 
Discover Geometry
Ages 6-8
July 22-26
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Hope Frazier
This class offers a week of geometric fun filled with games, math art, stories, and building materials. Students will learn about geometric shapes and solids and do hands-on work with perimeter, area, and squaring and cubing numbers.
 
Cardboard Academy
Ages 7-9
July 22-26
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Karen Kessinger
We’ll be in The Evergreen School’s innovation makerspace, the BIG Lab, this week transforming cardboard into dream houses, arcade games, toys or anything else your child imagines! We’ll focus on the development of construction and craftsmanship skills with a variety of tools and materials. Design, engineering, art, and imagination all in one!
 
Geology Rocks!
Ages 8-11
July 22-26
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$225
Instructor: Amy Bergin of Rock Solid Science
A fun geology class where we’ll uncover the mysteries of our planet while exploring the earth from its core to the outer reaches of space. Students will discover why lava is hot and how gemstones are formed. They get to grow their own crystals, crack geodes and learn why scientists want to mine asteroids. Join us for this exciting class as we learn about our world from the inside out!
 
Junior Math Olympiad
Ages 8-10
July 22-26
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Vicki Pettiross
Curious about what math competitions are all about? This week will be full of problem solving, collaborative teamwork, and mental math. Students will build their risk-taking muscles as they try new ways of exercising their knowledge. We will balance creative mathematical thinking with fun puzzles and math games. If your child has ever wondered how extracurricular math teams operate, then here’s a chance to find out!
 
Robot Building & Programming
Ages 9-12
July 22-26
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
$385
Instructors: Lina Rose and Bob Kelly
This is an all-day robotics class where students will practice all the elements of robot building and programming. Students will learn the Mindstorm program, how to use a variety of sensors, how to incorporate simple machines, how to leverage the elements of physics and how to build robots for a variety of tasks. In this hands-on class, students will learn skills as they build and program, and will culminate with a Future Lego League-style robot competition. If your child is currently in FLL and looking to increase programming skills, this a great class—or if your child just enjoys robotics and wants more hands-on practice, this is also a great class!
 
Math Facts Boot Camp: All Operations
Ages 10-14
July 22-26
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Vicki Pettiross
This is an opportunity for students to spend the afternoon improving their math fact fluency by playing games, solving puzzles and creating math art! Students will learn multiple strategies to add to their mental tool box that will support them in solving any problem. Skills covered will include flexibly working with whole numbers, fractions, decimals and integers.
 
Saber Academy, Saber Building
Ages 10-14
July 22-26
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Shaye Whitmer
Learn the code, live the code! Hone your skills! Students will learn techniques to safely wield a saber. One task that a saber initiate must complete is the construction of their own metal light-up saber. Initiates will learn the elements of design and metal fabrication that can be applied to crafting their own unique stunt saber hilt with electronics. This engineering class will teach students about voltages and basic soldering skills. Once done, the saber is theirs to keep to use in the battle for the galaxy.
 
Strategy Games and Math Puzzles
Ages 10-14
July 22-26
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Sanni Keskimaki
We’ll spend the week challenging ourselves with "Think Fun" games, like Rush Hour, playing games in pairs and groups that incorporate strategy or math, and solving logic puzzles, Sudokus, and other tricky math problems together. Students will work at their own ability level on different logic and mathematical activities in a fun and supportive environment.
 
Who Speaks for the Trees? Writing for Nature
Ages 10-13
July 22-26
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Sophie Taylor
Students will read three different approaches to nature writing: short story/allegory, poetry and logical argument. They will then write pieces emulating what they have read in each of those three forms. In the last two days of class, they will choose one of their pieces to workshop, learning to edit both their own and another's work.
 
Building and Architecture
Ages 6-8
July 29-August 2
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Hope Frazier- Building and architectural challenges all week! Students will be challenged to build structures that support a dictionary, survive a mini-earthquake, and reach the ceiling; all while having a great time. Class discussion will include cool facts about the buildings around us. We'll also be making our own structures out of everything from sugar cubes to cement we made ourselves.

Picture Book Design Thinking
Ages 6-8
July 29-August 2
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Megan Logan
Engineers solve problems by making things that work or by making things better. We’re in The Evergreen School's innovation makerspace, the BIG Lab, this week using cardboard, paint, and other tools to build solutions to problems set forth in picture books. For example, after reading The Three Billy Goats Gruff, how else could the goats have gotten across the river? Design a solution for them! What about Olympig!, where Boomer participates in the Animal Olympics but has trouble with the pole vault—what could we design to help him?
 
Design Your Own Hero
Ages 7-9
July 29-August 2
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Maria Lee
There are plenty of princes, princesses, and heroes in our world … but how many of them look, act, and think like us? In this class there will be elements of storytelling centered around a comic book writing and presentation style. This is a class where we’re designing the idols of our dreams and completing a story panel to take home by the end of the week. This is an imaginative creative writing and drawing class.
 
Speak … Eat … Spanish!
Ages 7-9
July 29-August 2
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Maria Lee
Each day, this class will take a look at the culture, food, and language of a different Spanish-speaking country. Over the week, we’ll discuss all the ways in which countries that share the same language can really be so different. We’ll be immersed in Latin and Spanish culture all week while we’re cooking and participating in fun Spanish lessons.

Flash Fiction
Ages 9-11
July 29-August 2
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Sophie Taylor
Students will read and discuss short stories and vignettes, and learn to write short but powerful stories, drawing on the powers of imagery and suggestion. Students will learn not only to produce stories, but to edit for length—the best writing is efficient, and students will use the workshopping process to help one another write efficient, creative prose. Students will also participate in the Six Word Story challenge, made famous by "For sale: baby shoes, never worn," attributed to Hemingway.
 
Strategy, Problem Solving, Creativity … Board Games!
Ages 6-8
August 5-9
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Tiffany Tran
Board games are a sometimes-overlooked educational tool. Children need, and acquire, many key skills in order to successfully play board games, including communicating, creativity, fine and gross motor development, strategy, patience, and reading, among others. Some of the wonderful games your child will experience this week include Cranium, Scrabble, Blokus, Labyrinth and an assortment of card games.
 
Strategy Games and Problem Solving Adventures
Ages 8-10
August 5-9
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Vicki Pettiross
Students will solve pressing problems of a bus stuck in the desert, renegade zombies, a loner vampire, and the undercover mystery on the train. Stories will include complex calculations and opportunities to communicate their thinking and convince each other of the viability of their solutions. Students will be supported in all ways as needed.

3D Modeling & Printing
Ages 11-14
August 5-9
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Anna Baldi
This class takes place in The Evergreen School’s makerspace, the BIG Lab. Students will learn how to use two 3D modeling programs, Tinkercad and Sculptris. After learning the basics, students will create their own projects, and watch them come to life via the 3D printer.
 
Interactive Cardboard Sculpture
Ages 11-14
August 5-9
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Anna Baldi
This class takes place in The Evergreen School's makerspace, the BIG Lab. Students will design and make interactive toys, games, and tools, all out of cardboard! Using rubber bands, magnets, spinners, and more, we'll create moving parts and functional machines. Advanced students may choose to integrate basic circuits into their projects.
 
Beginning Computer Coding for Girls
Ages 7-9
August 12-16
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Stasia Smith
This is an introductory and exploratory coding class for girls who are curious about programming but have never tried it or have very little experience. We will discuss the importance of computer programming and what it means to be a programmer. Students will explore several different engaging activities on Code.org, ScratchJr and Girls Who Code.
 
DIY Electronics
Ages 9-14
August 12-16
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Gelareh Roomiany
Join us in The Evergreen School's makerspace, the BIG Lab, this week to explore different directions of smart electronics, like interactive wearables, room decorations, or goofy robots. You might choose to lay with sensors, addressable LED strips, servos, a variety of types of microcontrollers, and/or 3D printed or laser cut components. Every student will get to take home their final major project!
 
Hot Stuff
Ages 9-11
August 12-16
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Karen Kessinger
Things are warming up in The Evergreen School's innovation BIG lab this week! We’re experimenting with heat press vinyl, crayons, fun shrinky dinks ... and even chocolate. We’ll be using glue guns, irons, hot plates, and our oven to create these imaginative science projects.
 
Philosophy: No Question Too Small or Too Big
Ages 9-11 years old, August 12-16, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Ages 10-13 years old, August 19-23, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Bryan Carr
Philosophy is both the foundation and the peak of education, and young people are naturals at it if given the chance. In this introductory class, we will start with stories, games, and movie and video clips, as well as food, and then move on together to rediscover the biggest, most perplexing issues of all. Rather than be told answers, students will generate questions, by thinking together about science, ethics, art, and more. We will discover that thought is a great deal of fun, while developing critical thinking and listening carefully to each other. Because there is no end to puzzlement or to understanding, the class is never the same twice, and is appropriate for both first-time and returning students. Dialogue is guided by the instructor.
 
French Culture 
Ages 6-8
August 19-23
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Kim Chastagner
This is a fun introduction to French culture and language through games, art projects, and delicious French pastries! Students will have the opportunity to order (and taste) French pastries in class. Vocabulary will be introduced through popular French children's songs and games. Students will also learn about the city of Paris and its beautiful monuments, as well as the stories of famous Impressionist artists, and students will have opportunities to create their own art projects.
 
Video Game Design for Girls and Boys
Ages 9-14
August 19-23
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Gelareh Roomiany
A class for students who love animated storytelling or have wonderful video game ideas they would like to actualize! Students will have the opportunity to make fun, interactive animations and video games, as well as learn game mechanics and advanced coding techniques.  

How to Debate
Ages 10-14
August 19-23
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Kim Chastagner
The goal of this class is to familiarize students with the basics of public speaking and argumentation. Debate is a fun and engaging way for students to learn and practice the processes of logic and critical thinking. Students will build skills arguing both sides of an issue as well as defending their argument with logic and evidence. We will use a parliamentary-style format created by the Middle School Public Debate Program. At the end of the class, families are invited to a final debate presentation.
 
Your Next Big Idea
Ages 10-14
August 19-23
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Lindsey Own
How do inventors, artists, creators and entrepreneurs come up with their amazing new ideas? In this class, students develop their ability to find connections between seemingly unrelated niches, approach interesting problems from different perspectives, and grow their innovative ideas. From Japanese Chindogu to improbable alternative energy sources to unexpected solutions to social needs, the class will explore, cross-pollinate, experiment, prototype and challenge to develop their next big ideas. A creative, inventive week!


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.