Programs

After School

Intramurals

Intramural activities are fun, creative, and active course offerings that happen right after school (3:30-4:30 P.M.)for children ages PreK through fifth grade. Intramurals are just a little something extra. They exercise the body and the brain, they teach something new, and they are a great way to dabble without too much long-term commitment. Best of all, they happen right here in our TLS backyard. Intramural programs will change each semester to include new and different fun for preschool and lower school children. Watch the intramural calendar and offerings above to see the rotating fun! Feel free to email Jonathan anytime with questions.
Intramural Director:
Jonathan Herrington
 
 

List of 8 events.

  • Jan
    24

    Bricks4Kids

    Bricks4Kids      1st - 5th Grade
    Wednesdays     Jan. 24 to March 7  3:30 to 4:30 

    Galaxy Far Away
    Join us on an adventurous journey through space! Build a rocket to blast through the atmosphere into a realm that is truly out of this world. Build a world where rebels and the dark side start epic battles. We'll build motorized models that represent spacecraft from your favorite popular space movie. We will also learn a lot about space along the way. Come experience this stellar journey to a galaxy far away!
    The Lexington School - Bowling-Drama - 34
  • Feb
    20

    Pre-K and Kindergarten Yoga

    Yoga                  Pre - K to Kindergarten/Montessori III
    Thursdays         Feb. 20 to March 27  3:30 to 4:15 


    Yoga is an excellent tool for helping children develop strength and flexibility in both body and mind. Certified children's yoga instructor and former children's librarian Katie Scherrer (www.katiescherreryoga.com) guides students through developmentally appropriate yoga poses, breathing exercises, mindfulness practices, relaxation techniques, yoga games, and yoga crafts. These fun classes will get kids moving, help them relax, and provide them with tools they can use in daily life. 
  • Feb
    22

    Taekwondo

    Taekwondo       Kindergarten/Montessori III - 8th Grades
    Thursdays         Feb. 22 to April 26  3:30 to 4:30 
    Teacher:  Tiger Kim

    Tiger Kim's Taekwondo Academy is one of the most outstanding and well respected in the United States.  Our goals are to provide the highest quality martial arts instruction.  We will help students to build more self-confidence and self-control, improve concentration and self-discipline, and improve overall physical, mental, and spiritual strength.  Martial arts training can sometimes be challenging, but we will assist you in your commitment to black belt excellence.  

    Price of class includes:  10 instruciton classes as well as uniform and belt.  If you already have a uniform and belt, we can remove that fee.  
  • Feb
    27

    French Club

    French             3rd Grade - 5th Grade
    Tuesdays         Feb. 27 to April 24  3:30 to 4:30 
    Teacher:  Molly King-Anderson

    Tu parles français? Show of hands: who wants to go to France? Come explore French language, culture, monuments, food, sports and more! This is a five-week enrichment program for grades 3-5, no French experience necessary. Each session will include a language and culture lesson.
  • Mar
    7

    Kid Strong

    KidStrong          Kinderklass to Pre-Kindergarten
    Wednesdays         March 7 to May 2  3:30 to 4:30 
    Teacher: Megin Sharp

    The Lexington School is partnering with KidStrong to offer their program onsite at our preschool in March. KidStrong is a child development program that was created by a team of teachers, pediatric occupational therapists, and former athletes to help kids develop physically and mentally. The program has rapidly grown in Lexington over the last couple of years and we are excited to add this offering to The Lexington School.
    What is KidStrong? KidStrong is an innovative 360-degree synergy training program designed to developmental, physical, and character skills in kids from ages 15 months to 13 years old. A science-based curriculum, leveraging experts in the field of pediatric occupational therapy, sports physiology, and physical education.
     
     
  • Mar
    8

    Tynker

    Tynker               1st Grade to 5th Grade
    Thursdays         March 8 to April 19  3:30 to 4:30 
    Teacher:  Jonathan Herrington

    What is Tynker?

    Tynker is a complete learning system that teaches kids to code. Kids begin experimenting with visual blocks, then progress to JavaScript and Python as they design games, build apps, and make incredible projects.
  • Apr
    9

    Tennis

    Tennis       1st Grade to 5th grade
    Mondays         April 9 to May 14  3:30 to 4:30 
    Teacher:  Amy Hisle

    Thank you for your child’s interest in the after-school tennis program.  Students will be encouraged to develop friendships through competitive and cooperative play, learn how to work as a team, enhance mental abilities and how to live a healthy and active lifestyle.  
  • Apr
    10

    Pre-K and Kindergarten Dance

    Preschool Dance      Pre-K to Kindergarten/Montessori III
    Tuesdays         April 10 to May 22 3:30 to 4:30 
    Teacher:  Lexi Bowling


    For 6 weeks, this after-school course will honor introductory elements of dance into routines and ideas. With an emphasis on ballet and jazz dancing, the fun, playful course will combine styles providing basic terminology, understanding, and an exciting way to exercise. The final week will conclude with a performance demonstrating the skills developed as a way of incorporating the "performance" element into dancing.
    This course will be taught by Lexi Bowling. She has intensively trained in basically all styles of dance, owning her own studio from 2011-2015. Here she shared her love of dance with youth in the community. As she moved to college, she danced for The University of Kentucky. 

After School Fine Arts

The Lexington School offers visual, music, and theatrical art options for just about every age group during the fall, winter, and spring season.

We follow two goals: to foster creativity among children and to expose our students to the wide range of creative activities our community has to offer in the arts. This program also creates a bridge between creative professionals from the local community and students of all ages at TLS.

The funding for these programs is covered by the generous proceeds from The Simpson Family Art Endowment reducing the parent cost to a $20 registration fee.

Want to see the program in action? Here's a VIDEO PLAYLIST that shows you a little bit more.

Extended Day

The Extended Day Program includes a morning drop off service beginning at 7:30 A.M. and after school child care. Students who arrive before 7:50 A.M. report to the appropriate area for the supervised, before-school program. Preschool students meet in the Dining Hall. Lower school students meet in the second grade commons area, and middle school students gather in the library. The after school Extended Day program is offered each school day with the exception of half-days. The goal is to provide a flexible, activity-based program for preschool through first grade and a 20-minute study hall and play time for second through eighth grade.

The service is available on an as needed basis for $10 per hour. In order to comply with state regulations, students in Acorns, KinderKlasse, Prekindergarten, and Montessori may not attend extended day for more than 10 hours per week (this includes before-school and after-school care), so please plan accordingly.

After 3:15 preschool students not picked up in car line may be picked up in the preschool Extended Day room. After 3:30 the second through fifth grade may be picked up in the Library and the middle school in the Middle School Commons. The charge for Extended Day begins to accrue at 3:15 for preschool and 3:30 for all other grades. The athletic department has a separate service for those attending athletic practice and games. When pick-up cannot be arranged immediately after these obligations, a charge of $5.00 per half-hour will be incurred. Students not picked up by our closing time of 5:30 P.M. are charged an additional $1 per minute. Billing will be mailed out monthly by our Business Office, and all payments are to be made to The Lexington School.

The safety of your children is our first priority. Students should be picked up through the main entrance. To reinforce their safety, you must sign your children out so that we know they are leaving with the proper person. They may be signed out either at the front desk or with the Extended Day Staff. If anyone other than a parent is picking up your child, please send written permission. Permission information is to be given to the classroom teacher for Preschool and Lower School and to the advisor for Middle School. Identification will be checked.

Middle school students who want to leave Extended Day to attend an after school athletic event or other school sponsored activity such as Fall Festival need written permission to be released without a parent. This can be in the form of a note sent with the student to be given to Mr. Jonathan Herrington, Director of the Program. An email or text to Mr. Herrington would also be acceptable for release. Verbal permission will not be accepted. Lower school and preschool students must be picked up/signed out by the responsible adult. The only exception to this is if a lower school student is being released with a middle school sibling, parents may include the lower school student in the release note and then he or she may leave with their middle school sibling.

Study Clinic

Study Clinic is an after school program offered to fourth through eighth graders, from 3:30-5:00 P.M. Monday through Thursday. This program is designed to help reinforce the efficiency, organization, and success of our students. The program gives students assisted time to complete their homework. It is a supervised time for the students to get their homework completed with a teacher available to help. The teacher-to-student ratio is kept low so that individual needs may be met.

This program is staffed by teachers. Parents are encouraged to have conversations with the study clinic staff about their child’s study habits and any specific expectations for their time in study clinic. For example, some students may need help with their English, some Math, some organization, and some just need a quiet place to get their work done. The study clinic staff is in constant contact with the lower and middle school teachers so they are aware of upcoming projects, quizzes and tests. The parental role of homework monitor is reduced, and the students leave with much if not all of their work done so that they are able to pursue other interests.

We invite parents and students to consider Study Clinic. Children may attend any number of days in a given week. Some students come all four days that the service is offered, others come a couple of days a week, and some come on an as needed basis. Parents do not have to sign up for the service; it’s available on a walk –in as well as a regular basis.

Students are picked up in the second and third grade common areas and walked to Study Clinic, which is conducted in Mrs. Johnson’s room. They are then walked up front at 5:00 P.M., or parents are welcome to come to Mrs. Johnson’s room to pick them up. Parents may also have the front office call the rooms to have the student sent up to the front office. The cost is $18 per day and is billed monthly through our Business Office. If you have questions about our program, please contact the Director, Mr. Jonathan Herrington.