AEBS’s afterschool program believes in the appreciation of the arts to enable our students to development their multiple intelligences to become a complete person in a healthy society.
Its mission is to enable children to engage in artistic and cultural activities that otherwise would not be available to them. Our program integrates the literary, performing, visual, and culinary arts not just to teach particular skills, but to nurture individual creativity, encourage group collaboration, and to give students the opportunity to explore new and sometimes life-changing experiences.
In our after school program we will foster the ability to gain knowledge, apply knowledge, acquire Spanish language skills, manipulate one’s environment and think abstractly. Students will engage their natural curiosity and explore the arts, computers, chess, robotics, applied mathematics, stories and other creative activities in a comfortable, stimulating, Spanish immersion atmosphere.
There are eight elements associated with our program that support the visual arts.
Enjoy reading, writing, telling stories, and doing crossword puzzles
Inductive and deductive reasoning, use of numbers effectively and to categorize, infer, make generalizations, and test hypotheses
Ability to visualize objects and special dimensions, think in images and pictures, like to draw and design, and enjoy puzzles
Ability to move the body with skill and control, expertise in using the body to express ideas and feelings
Recognizing patterns and sounds, sensitivity to pitch and rhythm
Awareness of the natural world around them, can identify people, plants, and other environmental features
Ability to understand and communicate effectively with others, understand them, and interpret their behavior
Awareness of one’s self, goals, and emotions and the ability to use that knowledge for personal understanding
Our program has full-time and part-time options with a minimum of three non-consecutive-week enrollment.