School-Age

Future Leaders and Innovators™

5+ Years Old

After-School, School Holiday and Year-Round Program

School-age children grow at an amazing rate— physically, emotionally/socially, cognitively and linguistically. As they develop, 5 to 11-year-olds refine peer relationships and information about the adult world, so they thrive on friendships, alliances, challenges and responsibility. Our programs are designed to nurture your child with character building, homework assistance, mind-expanding S.T.E.A.M. programming and experiments and physical activity to keep your child Fit for Life!

At Stepping Stone School, our exclusive Future Leaders and Innovators™ After-School Program offers your student a comfortable, group atmosphere. Learning plans are based on the accomplishments of the world’s greatest innovators and leaders. Themes and projects are tailored to your child’s interests, interwoven with our Platinum Learning for Life™ and S.T.E.A.M. curriculum. Children thoroughly enjoy exciting programming, health and wellness education and character-building activities!

A research study by Posner and Vandall (1999) found that high-quality after-school programs are associated with better peer relationships and positive outcomes.

Our summer program, Young Entrepreneurs and Philanthropists™  presents a sophisticated approach empowering participating students to develop and use academic skills. Students replicate real business activities found in the adult world, making and selling products, and giving all the profits away. This synergy between curriculum and innovation provides experiential learning, values development, teamwork, social skills building, and community involvement blended into a fun project. Far beyond merely connecting children with their communities, Stepping Stone Schools creates ‘philanthropreneurs’ connected ethically and morally in service to their communities.

 

 

Summer Camp

Stepping Stone School continues providing academic enrichment over the summer with a research-based curriculum. This year’s focus takes an in-depth look at the pioneers and explorers who have discovered places and ideas that have shaped our world.  Through this unique and innovative summer camp, children will develop a meaningful understanding of the impact of exploration and they’ll feel empowered to become the pioneers of the future. Learn more.

 

Field Journeys – Children are inspired by educational and exciting field journeys at Stepping Stone School! Journeys may vary by location, and include but are not limited to:

Field Journeys

Programs Offered

The Brainery™

The Brainery™ incorporates our Platinum Learning for Life™ curriculum which challenges the intellect and builds character. As a sophisticated and unique program, The Brainery™ focuses on the development of the "whole-child".

School-age children achieve their potential with innovative lesson plans, activities, field journeys and intellectual themes. This synergy is an example of how Stepping Stone School consistently raises the bar in education.

Homework Lab

Students are provided opportunities daily to receive support and guidance with homework. Our skilled faculty provide access to approved reference tools, reviews accuracy and communicates frequently with parents.

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead

Our exclusive S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) curriculum is fully integrated into all areas of programming. Students engage in activities, experiments, and investigations pertaining directly to theme-based study and are hands-on participants in their learning.

Read more about our S.T.E.A.M. curriculum, which is research-based for each developmental stage, and the philosophy behind this innovative way of learning. Stepping Stone School has received national recognition for advanced thinking in this area of curriculum!

Empathy and Character-Building

The Brainery™ offers a wide spectrum of compassion and character-building activities.

Research shows that helping others is a key to lifelong happiness. For example, participation in annual food drives for Caritas and field journeys to retirement homes instill compassion in children.

Teachers purposefully engage children in reflective-thinking and other-centeredness, serving as foundations for social-emotional development.

Every activity your child participates in at The Brainery™ will further their knowledge, increase their curiosity, peak their imagination and move them forward developmentally on the social-emotional continuum.