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!

I am one of the students at Stepping Stone School and I love it! We do very fun activities that I learn a lot from and I have made many amazing friends here!

When I have children, I will definitely let them go to Stepping Stone School and I think you should too!

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.

Participation in afterschool programs has been associated with better work habits in classrooms, improved test scores, increased self-confidence, self-esteem and improved leadership skills. Positive health outcomes, including reduced obesity are also associated with participation in afterschool programs.

Learn more about Stepping Stone School After School Programs

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.

School Age Enrichments

Stepping Stone School continues providing academic enrichment over the summer with a research-based curriculum. This summer, we will explore your child’s Creative Genius. The children will participate in activities, experiments and investigations using STEAM principles which will help them develop their problem-solving and critical thinking skills. The subjects being studied will be Visual Arts, The Stage, Literature, Music, Film and Mixed-media Art. Our one of a kind Professional Speaker Series™ and field journeys will correspond with each bi-weekly theme.  Learn more.

Stepping Stone School After School Programs

Stepping Stone School After School Programs


Video and Podcast Production

Stepping Stone School School-Age Podcasts

Tune in to learn about S.T.E.A.M education, Superhero Movie Reviews, unicorns, and a variety of interesting topics chosen and produced by our School-Age classes.

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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™

Stepping Stone School Early Childhood EducationThe 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.