After School Clubs


After-School Enrichment Clubs offer sessions throughout the year for students interested in engaging with additional subject areas. Classes will vary from session to session and will incorporate a variety of options such as the arts, athletics and science. Examples include (but are not limited to) chess, tennis, swimming, coding, Lego engineering, photography, creative writing, drama and music.

In line with the OHDS educational philosophy, our focus is on the whole child, which is why we offer students a variety of programming to choose from – engaging all parts of their creative minds.

We also offer our Aftercare Program, for students to enjoy unstructured, supervised play time both indoors and outdoors. Older students can also focus on their homework assignments during this time.

To register for either aftercare or after-school enrichment clubs, please click here.

 

WINTER & SPRING
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS


 

Mondays from 4-5 p.m.
Spring Swim
K-8 grades

Please join us for a 9-class session of swim lessons at the Oakland Hills Tennis Club. Swimmers will meet at OHDS aftercare for a quick snack, then change into swimsuits to be shuttled across the street to the Oakland Hills Tennis Club. Parents are responsible to pick up their children on time at the Oakland Hills Tennis Club. Our teachers will sort the swimmers on the first day into beginner, intermediate and advanced levels for instruction. Please click here to register.

  • When: 3/13-6/5 (No class 3/27 due to pool closure)
  • Cost: $125

 

Tuesdays from 4-5:15 p.m.
Art Club
1st-5th grades

Please join Ms. Esther for Art Club on Tuesdays. Each session students will learn a new skill, as well as have a chance to explore past projects. We will use seed beads and pony beads with wire and pipe cleaners. We will also make magnets and key chains out of Perler bead creations. 3D building is another component of the Art Club. Students will learn different building techniques with different kinds of materials, such as recycled materials and cardboard, to create structures, characters or something completely abstract. This term we will make masks and explore some with clay. Please click here to register.

  • When: 3/21-6/6
  • Cost: $160

 

Tuesdays from 4-5:15 p.m.
Mr. Jackson’s Hackers
5th-8th grades

An expansion of last year’s coding club, Mr. Jackson’s Hackers will begin with at least four sessions on a coding project (with two tracks for new and for experienced coders), but will expand the club’s focus to include other hands-on technology and engineering projects, including photo-editing with GIMP, breaking into groups to film and then video edit with iMovie, sound-editing with Garage Band, and tearing apart and putting back together a computer to see how it ticks. Please click here to register.

  • When: 1/10-5/23 (No class 4/21, 4/28)
  • Cost: $270

 

Wednesdays from 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Chess Club
1st-8th grades

If you are new to chess or polishing your skills, come develop your understanding and enjoyment of the king of games! Lessons and play will combine the skills of thinking and creativity with the thrill of sport. Classes include 20 minutes of instruction with returning instructor Bryon Doyle from the Berkeley Chess School, then 40 minutes of play. Needs 10 children to run, with a maximum of 20. Please click here to register.

  • When: 1/11-5/10 (No class on early dismissal Wednesdays)
  • Cost: $170
  • Sibling discount: After the first child is paid in full, additional siblings are half price.

 

Wednesdays from 4:15-5:30 p.m.
OHDS Musical Cast Rehearsals: 4th-8th grade

Cast members will learn their lines and how to work as a team, as well as all the elements of stagecraft in this fun, fanciful production of the annual OHDS musical (title to be announced in September!). Director Robin Eig, an OHDS parent with years of experience teaching music, will lead the group to put on an amazing production at the culminating performance on Sunday, February 26, at 4 p.m. Please click here to register.

  • When: 10/19-2/26 (Meets on early dismissal Wednesdays, except 11/23)
  • Cost: $270

 

Wednesdays from 4:15-5:15 p.m.
OHDS Musical Chorus Rehearsals: 1st-8th grade

Our chorus will learn to sign, dance and captivate an audience in this year’s spring musical production. This year, the chorus has been expanded to welcome students in first through eighth grades, with the opportunity for some of the older chorus members to be part of a chorus ensemble group. The ensemble, while still part of the chorus, will have more elaborate costumes, characterization and choreography. This year, we would like every child to be a part of the musical in some way! Please click here to register.

  • When: 10/19-2/26. (No class on early dismissal Wednesdays)
  • Cost: $175

 


 

JOIN THE EAGLES
MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL
Boys: Monday/Wednesday
Girls: Tuesday/Thursday
from 4-5:15 p.m.

Join our fantastic OHDS Eagles basketball teams. Coach Grace will lead a middle school boys team and a girls team in twice-weekly practices, and to games at neighboring schools. Tryouts are the week of November 7. Students must attend one day of tryouts to join the team.  Please click here to register.

  • When: November-March
  • Cost: $100

What People Say

  • The essence of the education OHDS provides is brilliantly reflected in the character and values of its students and graduates. I can't imagine a better foundation from which to grow and succeed.

    Rochelle Shapell, Parent of two OHDS graduates and OHDS Founding Board Member

  • The OHDS dream unfolds daily through the lives of the school's students and teachers. Every moment at the school is an opportunity to connect, learn, and grow.

    Rabbi Yonatan Cohen, OHDS parent and Spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Israel

  • OHDS has become more than a school, it’s our community and neighborhood. The focus on educating the whole child carries over to an investment in the health and welfare of each child, family and staff member.

    Catherine Shachat, OHDS alumni parent and former OHDS Board of Directors President

  • I love the fact that my children begin each day with prayer, engage in deep Torah study, speak Hebrew like an Israeli, and receive an excellent secular education. We appreciate how OHDS embraces every child.

    Elissa Kittner, OHDS parent and President of the Board

  • More than just a school, OHDS is a family, where each student is seen as our crown jewel - each cultivating a personal, passionate and serious Jewish identity and a commitment to join the Jewish journey as life long learners.

    Rabbi Yonatan Cohen, OHDS parent and Spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Israel

  • Our children are learning their Judaism from the ground up. There is no ambivalence.

    Judy Chun, OHDS Parent

  • OHDS has already given my children a strong sense of themselves as Jews living Jewish lives. This is no small thing in the modern world.

    Jodi Tharan, former OHDS Parent

  • OHDS students are constantly exposed to the new ways of approaching a variety of subject matters. They are encouraged to think critically and really explore and understand the material that they are learning and the world around them.

    Leslie Edelman, Past President and current Board Member, OHDS parent

  • It's not just about love of Israel and learning Hebrew. Our Kindergartner now sings "G-d bless America" with the same enthusiasm as she does songs about "Apples and Honey" and is recognizing letters and words in both languages.

    Dan Cohen, Former President of the Board of Directors and parent of two OHDS students

  • OHDS is more than a school and more than a community to me. It is really a family. The teachers are so loving and caring. They want each child to succeed with a deep thought of benefiting the whole Jewish community.

    Adi Yaron Schaker, former OHDS Parent

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