After School Clubs

Spring Session (II) Runs April 16 through June 1, 2018




Spring Club Schedule:

  • Mondays :  Improv Gr 1-5 ($90 for 6 week session)  3:30-4:30
  • Tuesdays :  Chess Gr 4*-8 ($105 per 7 week session) 3:30-4:30 
  • Wednesdays (lunch) :  Robotics Club Gr 8-12 ($100 per semester) 
  • Thursdays:   Everyone Can Sing Club Gr 1-4 ($140 per 7 week session)
                        Jazz Workshop Gr 7*,8*, 9-12, ends May 10 ($120 per 4 week session)  3:30-4:30
  • Fridays : NEW Cooking Club, Gr 4-8 ($140 per 7 week session)  3:30-4:30


Love Cooking For You Cooking Club - Grades 4-8

LoveCookingForYou believes that food should nourish and replenish our bodies. They educate and empower children to eat healthfully by teaching them the essential life skill of cooking. Kids prepare, cut, cook, clean and having fun while doing so.  LoveCookingForYou uses the most organic and natural ingredients available, pasture raised and/or organic meats and dairy, and lots of spices purchased either at a local farmers market or health food market. All recipes will be adjustable for gluten free, vegan and vegetarian.  They will be using only natural healthy sugar sources (e.g., coconut, date sugar...)  They will be sourcing produce as available from Highland Hall's own biodynamic garden and/or local CSA resource..

LoveCookingForYou is founded by Liila Yerro, an alumni of Highland Hall Waldorf School. Liila found her calling of food and health education then pursued her dream for cooking at the Natural Gourmet Institute of Health and Culinary Arts. She creates easy recipes with a strong emphasis on holistic health. Liila merges ingredients that provide health essential benefits to create delicious tasting meals.

Improv Storytelling Club - Grades 1-4 

Using improv, narrative story development, theater games, music, and movement, children will learn the fundamentals of acting and performing techniques. They will learn to channel their natural creative abilities into powerful authentic characters. They will also develop peer collaboration, and learn to work within and support the entire ensemble while developing strong acting skills all while having a blast! 

The program is led by Mark and Hara Lewis of Kids Interactive Studio Ensemble (KITE), who have been working with children in Waldorf schools for over 20 years and teaching KITE acting for students for over 12 years. 

Chess Club - Grades 4-8 

(Grades 4-5 with teacher approval)

This club is for beginning and experienced players. Newcomers will learn the rules of the game, and more experienced players will move beyond that to dive into chess strategy, technique and style!  There will be something challenging for all involved. The class will be fun and upbeat and will include game play, puzzles, and group activities. 

The Chess Club is led by chess mentor, Brian Julian, who began his chess career in 2010 working for an after-school program that services under privileged children in the Compton area. He has since brought chess clubs to many schools and summer programs around the L.A. area.


Everyone Can Sing Club - Grades 1-4 

Build confidence, expression, connection and have fun singing!  Students will play instruments, experience sound, singing and more.

Everyone Can Sing is led by Anny Lieberman.  Anny Lieberman is trained in Bel Canto Opera, East Indian Ragas, The Blues and all her musical influences throughout her life.  Since 2009, Anny has performed professionally throughout the Los Angeles area.  She  assists with Highland Hall's singing program on occasion.   


Jazz Improvisation Workshop

Saxophone virtuoso/composer Max Kaplan, a Highland Hall alum and UCLA graduate, leads a one hour workshop on Thursday afternoons, from 3:30 - 4:30 pm.. This workshop is for high school students who already play an instrument, however, advanced abilities are not required. 7th and 8th graders may also participate with approval from Mr. Bluske. The fee for the workshop is $30 per week. Please contact Mr. Bluske at if you have further questions.