TulsaKids' 2019 Education & Enrichment Guide
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ahha Tulsa is the place for families and teens to be creative! Check out THE STUDIO for drop-in activities that let guests think like artists through open-ended creative exploration and discovery. Select your own materials from a wide array of possibilities and make your own unique project. Visit every Sunday for STUDIO SUNDAYS, themed activities that change every month. Don't miss THE EXPERIENCE, an interactive art environment that takes over an entire floor of the Hardesty Center – it's like nothing else in Tulsa and makes a memorable family outing! Activities are included with the price of admission: $10.95 for adults, $6.95 for youth (3-17), and free for kids under 3 and ahha members. Be sure to keep in touch with ahha for information about community art classes, teen programs, and camps for school-aged kids. Explore your creativity today! www.ahhatulsa.org
7020 E. 38th St.
3740 E. Admiral Pl.
Aim High Academy offers gymnastics, ninja, and dance classes. These classes not only teach strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination but also build self-esteem and confidence. Aim High Academy's mission is to combine Fitness and Faith to help build bright Futures. For more information on our classes or enrollment, log on to www.aimhighgym.org.
Augustine Christian Academy is a Christian, classical, non-denominational, college preparatory school for grades K4–12. We are dedicated to educating young people to think, reason, and persuade from a distinctly Christian worldview. Our goal is to equip students to understand their times, to impact their culture and to serve God and man. Augustine Christian Academy uses a classical model that integrates every subject with the Biblical truths of the Christian faith. Find us on Facebook and on our website at www.acatulsa.org!
For 50 years the Boston Avenue Weekday School has nurtured children spiritually, emotionally, socially, creatively, intellectually and physically while offering a warm, accepting Christian environment. Our weekly theme-based curriculum supports teachers in their center-arranged classrooms with a small teacher to student ratio. Each child receives ample one to one attention. Activities include community visitors, field trips, chapel, music, sports skills, yoga, sign language and Spanish vocabulary. Our summer program for infants through 3rd grade begins June 1st with a different theme each month. Call for information and a tour today! Although we enroll all year, we enroll for the next school year in March. Be sure to call early; our placements are limited. Serving ages 4 months through Pre-K. Oklahoma DHS Licensed.
Brain Balance of Tulsa offers a comprehensive, drug-free program that helps kids overcome their behavioral and learning difficulties, enabling them to reach their social and academic potential. If your child suffers with behavioral issues, ADHD or a learning disability, then you’ve experienced their painful frustration and lack of confidence both academically and socially. At Brain Balance Achievement Centers, we can help your child achieve success behaviorally, socially, and academically. We are specialized achievement centers that utilize a drug-free, whole-child approach to address the underlying issues in many of the behavioral, developmental and learning disorders that plague so many children today. Call us today to schedule your free consultation!
Preparation for college begins in grade 6 with a seamless Catholic liberal arts curriculum through grade 12. Each class is aligned year after year to create pathways for students to reach their goals in college and in life. Students in grades 6-8 have opportunities to earn high school credit in math, science, and world language. Students in grades 9-12 can earn college credit in the extensive Advance Placement program. College level courses are available to upperclassmen through concurrent enrollment. Cascia Hall Upper School hosts a unique program called “minimester” for students to explore student interests and ambitions. With an enrollment less than 560, students are related to as individuals, resulting in stronger motivation and achievement. One hundred percent of Cascia Hall seniors matriculate to college following graduation.
Channing Day School, Where love for learning begins. It’s a fact: children who are given positive support right from the start are far more successful than those who are not. For more than 50 years, our time-proven methods, programs and activities have given children the tools to enter kindergarten ahead of the curve and eager to learn. Utilizing a thematic curriculum for ages three to five, Channing teachers work one-on-one with each child to help them develop their fine motor skills. Our hands-on activities are structured to help kids learn as they play. See the difference in your child that only a low, eight-to-one student-teacher ratio can provide.
Cookie-cutter molds don’t fit everyone, nor do traditional classrooms. For 20 years, Christian Montessori Academy has offered metro Tulsa students innovative, progressive, and individualized opportunities using the Montessori Method of instruction in a non-denominational setting. For over 100 years, Montessori education has been a proven method for excellence in education. CMA students have a strong sense of citizenship, community involvement, and values. Students are encouraged to excel to their full potential in a non-stressful manner. Our advanced core curriculum available for ages 3-15 (preschool through 8th grade) includes: Mathematics, Language, Science, Geography, History, Life Skills, Sensorial Development, Spanish, Art, and Music. Extra-curricular activities include: art, piano, theater, sewing, and swimming. Summer camp is also available to students in the community. If you feel your child would benefit from a non-traditional setting, please give us a call. Tours are given by appointment, 918.628.6524 or www.montessorilearning.org.
Our program is a Monday, Wednesday, Friday pre-school program. Hours are 9:30 to 2:30. There are several options as to how many days and the times children can attend. In the afternoons, we offer enrichment classes in gymnastics, music and “Bible Buddies.” Our staff members are chosen for their early childhood experience and training as well as sensitivity to the individual needs of each child. We use a hands-on approach so children learn by doing. Classes are arranged in learning centers and areas of interest where the daily theme is carried out throughout the room. Parent participation is encouraged.
HAPPY CAMPERS ACADEMY
1819 E. 15th St.
7:30am – 5:30pm
2004 E. 22nd Pl.
7:00am – 6:00pm
2929 E. 31st St.
Ages 5-12 years old for after school care
Enrollment: year round enrollment as space allows
Happy Campers Academy offers Tulsa and surrounding communities quality child care while families are at work. We accept children ages 6 weeks to pre-kindergarten, and provide parents an opportunity to view their children in the early learning center through a closed-circuit internet connection. At all three of our midtown Tulsa locations, Happy Campers utilizes a child-centered philosophy and partners with our families to provide a quality educational experience in a nurturing environment. Our highly trained staff works to get to know each individual child and his/her cognitive and developmental needs, while seeking input from families to make the home and school transition smooth and communication open for the success of the child. Through a balance of developmental play and planned educational activities, our students learn best through doing–all while having fun and expressing themselves creatively. We start the foundation for learning when our students are infants–bonding and connecting. When they become toddlers, the focus is self-help and self-recognition and then during the twos, we build upon independence and language skills. The three-year-olds start making cognitive connections and experience the beginnings of social skills. Finally, in PreK, students start connecting all the tools from every stage to form a strong foundation for early reading preparation to build confidence for kindergarten.
Our teachers conduct conferences twice a year in order to build a strong home and school team. We want to keep parents informed about what their child(ren) is learning, developmental milestones that are being achieved, and suggest skills that can be practiced at home. We believe that our child-centered philosophy will foster a love for learning in these ever-important early childhood years.
Grades: Pre-school – Grade 12
Holland Hall is Tulsa’s Pre-K through Grade 12 Independent Episcopal School. We offer an ambitious curriculum, an extensive array of exciting electives, dozens of individual and team sports, transformative arts programming, and an apprenticeship in self-reliance. Our student/teacher ratio of 9:1 means your child’s teachers truly know who they are and where their strengths and passions lie. Located on a beautiful 162-acre campus, Holland Hall provides a lively and uncommonly kind community that honors the individual integrity of each child while providing the bedrock education every student needs to succeed in college, work, and the world beyond.
Lake Hills Montessori is committed to providing quality education for children ages 2-6 years in a safe, loving, and stimulating environment. Each child’s day is organized to ensure successful experiences that will foster self-esteem and a love of learning. LHM offers a traditional Montessori curriculum that allows children to learn through exploration and play. In addition to providing an atmosphere of discovery, LHM offers healthy lunches, dance, Spanish, soccer, music, yoga and art. School time 8:30 a.m. -3:00 p.m. and before/after care 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Since its founding in 1918 as Sacred Heart School under the direction of the Ursuline Sisters, Marquette has a long tradition of academic excellence. That tradition continues today as we educate our children for the world of tomorrow. Combined with outstanding academics, Marquette students receive an education that nurtures their spirit and heart. Participating in weekly Masses as well as mission projects in and out of school, our children develop empathy and compassion for the less fortunate. These experiences will enable them as future leaders to govern not only with their minds but also with a conscience. As a service to the Parish of Christ the King, Marquette Catholic School teaches Catholic values and offers a comprehensive curriculum to preschool, elementary, and middle school students in an atmosphere that promotes the growth of each child’s mind, body and spirit.
Established in 1983, Metro Christian Academy is a state-accredited, college preparatory school serving students P3-12th grade. From their first morning in the halls to the day they don cap and gown, Metro Christian Academy students learn and live out the school’s four pillars. Academics, spiritual life, activities and community each make up a vital part of the student experience.
Academics are taken seriously at every level. Our educational standards are clearly articulated and aligned to ensure every student receives a consistent education. MCA maintains small class sizes for students. They stay challenged and remain on track because teachers are in tune with them and can offer differentiated instruction.
Biblical principles and truths are woven throughout every part of the school. Students study the Bible, strengthen their faith, and serve the community through outreach and mission opportunities.
Students are encouraged to discover and display their talents in activities ranging from athletics to fine arts to leadership. Participation in activities builds character, strengthens skills and fosters relationships.
Metro cultivates innovators, artists, leaders, and lifelong learners so they are prepared for the path ahead of them. For more information visit www.metroca.com
Ages: 6 Months-Adult
Miller Swim School has been in the business of swimming for over 60 years. We believe in building a safer community, one family at a time, through swim lessons, water safety education, and drowning prevention.
Through participation in water activities, students are able to gain self-discipline, coordination, and balance. Studies have also shown that swimming lessons help children grow socially and intellectually as well.
At Miller Swim School, students are grouped according to ability and comfort in the water. Classes are offered year-round, in both morning and evening at our main facility in Tulsa, and our second location will be opening early spring, located in Jenks at 91st and Elwood! Registration for spring classes will open February 2019.
Transportation for large groups may be provided in our Miller Buses as well.
Miller Swim School also offers party packages and open swim times for families and friends to enjoy the pool!
Check out our website to find our complete summer and year-round program schedules as well as more information regarding parties and the other classes we offer! Also, “like” us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on current news and discounts!
Ending the drowning epidemic, one swimmer at a time!
Mingo Valley Christian has been serving Tulsa area families for over 40 years. We are a college preparatory, non-denominational, private school, serving students in grades PK-12, through personalized learning and maximum growth for each student. We partner with parents and incorporate a Christian worldview into all aspects of the learning process. We know our students are tomorrow’s leaders, and our school culture is infused with opportunities for leadership, mentoring, and service to the Tulsa community. Learning happens best in the context of relationships, so our teachers engage personally with each student to encourage academic success. We offer honors and AP courses, NHS/NJHS, concurrent college enrollment, art, computer, music, and foreign language, with technology utilized throughout all academic disciplines. Our highly regarded theatre program attracts arts patrons from across the Tulsa community. Our athletic programs include football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, cross country/track, and cheer. For more information or to schedule a tour or shadowing, please call or visit our website, or visit us at our two open houses in the spring of 2019: January 29 (9 am-1 pm) and March 26 (9 am-1 pm). Office hours: 7:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Accreditation: State of Oklahoma (OPSAC); AdvancED; Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Miss Helen’s Private School is a family-owned, family-focused business celebrating over 60 years. Teachers are college degreed, caring and dedicated. All pre-kindergarten classes offer music, Spanish, art, stories & science, pre-reading skills, math and dance through small group and independent activities. Small class sizes in grades K-5 enable students to have more individualized instruction and work beyond traditional grade levels. In addition to basic academics, we offer Spanish, fine arts, and community service and charitable projects, as well as, health, nutrition and fitness. After-school activities include computer tutorial, swimming and music. Serving ages 3 years through 5th grade.
Founded in 1975, and located on the beautiful Zarrow Campus, Mizel Jewish Community Day School provides hands-on learning for students of all faiths in preschool through fifth grade. Our highly experienced, talented staff provides a nurturing environment with small class sizes, individualized instruction and innovative General and Judaic Studies. Hebrew is taught as a modern, living language and our strong Character and Values Education Program complements our overall curriculum. Specialists conduct classes in Fine Arts, Music, Physical Education and LEGO robotics. Smart Boards, Chromebooks and iPads allow for academic innovation. Educational field trips, student-to-student mentoring, an enriched after-school program, and multi-age interaction round out our program. Mizel students also have the unique opportunity to experience multigenerational activities with residents at Zarrow Pointe Retirement Center. Art appreciation classes are conducted at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art and students participate in planting and harvesting at the Community Garden, all located on our exceptional campus.
For more than 90 years, Monte Cassino School has been committed to academic excellence while educating the whole student. Beyond the classroom, Monte Cassino Students, ages PreK 3’s –eighth grade, develop socially and morally within a supportive community of educators and parents to develop the active skills for life. Enrichment opportunities abound for all students including team sports, Scouting, Robotics, Newsletter, Academic Bowl, fine arts and drama. Monte Cassino School represents 30 teachers with advanced degrees, 40 zip codes, 16 cities and a 10:1 student/teacher ratio; our students rank in the 90th percentile of school norms for standardized testing. Supported by the legacy of the Benedictine Sisters, Monte Cassino School provides students with a distinctly Catholic education.
The right school will change a child’s future. At Rejoice Christian Schools (RCS), our experienced faculty provides for your child’s best future through Christian nurturing, educational challenges, and small class sizes. Year after year, RCS continues to rank as one of the top academic schools in the country. Our God-given ministry is to lead
young people to know Christ and train them in Biblical principles, Christian character, language and traditional subject matter. RCS offers a complete curriculum from Pre3 – 12th grade, including college preparatory and honors classes, a vibrant arts program and a dynamic sports program.
Riverfield provides a student-centered approach to education for students 8 weeks through 12th Grade with an innovative program of authentic, experiential learning in which individuality is valued and the needs of the whole student are honored. Small class sizes, along with the collaborative nature of our classrooms, provide the opportunity for students to cultivate leadership, interpersonal skills, and the confidence needed for success today and tomorrow. Personalized programming and flexible scheduling offer Middle and Upper School students the opportunity to develop talents and explore interests in a college prep setting. The 120-acre campus encompasses a barnyard, hiking trails, gardens, freshwater system, outdoor classrooms and athletic fields. Accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and Oklahoma Private School Accreditation Commission (OPSAC).
Ages: 18 mos. – 9 yrs.
Step onto the field during any Lil’ Kickers class and you will find it transformed into a world created just for your child. Our well-trained coaches will thrill your child with 50 minutes of highly creative, high energy and age-appropriate activities that serve as a great introduction to soccer, and help children master developmental milestones, appropriate for their age. Because Lil’ Kickers is first and foremost a child development program, our purpose is really to help children mature on all levels. Our program focuses on helping children build strong physical, intellectual and emotional skills that will help them be successful on and off the soccer field. We believe in teaching children in ways that suit their developmental level. So, you won’t see adult-like skill drills in our classes, but you will see teaching methods specifically designed to create an atmosphere that is effective and fun. You will also see happy, confident and sweaty kids who are eager to learn and want to keep coming back for more. Whether your child is new to soccer or has already developed a love for the game, the progressive nature of Lil’ Kickers offers a place for children at every level. Our convenient class times provide families options to accommodate multiple children and busy schedules.
*2nd Winter sessions runs through March 16th. Open enrollment, SIGN UP TODAY!* *Spring break camp will be March 18th – 22nd * *Spring Lil Kickers will run March 25th – June 1st. Spring registration will be open by mid February* *Summer events will follow. Registration will be open by mid April *
For 61 years St. Pius X has educated leaders of tomorrow by focusing on academic success, personal responsibility, spiritual growth and character development. Conveniently located in midtown Tulsa, the campus offers new state-of-the-art 3-year-old through 8th grade classrooms with two FEMA-approved storm shelters. Computer technology, music, art and foreign language are part of a comprehensive curriculum taught in classrooms with an average 18:1 student to teacher ratio. We offer numerous extracurricular activities including State-qualifying Robotics and Academic Bowl teams, traditional team sports, Service Club, Mad Science, Running & Fitness Club, Musical Theater and more. St. Pius X alumni are National Merit Scholars and are also recognized as Commended Scholars at the diocesan high schools— which is one of the many reasons we are established as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. We also provide resources, such as tutoring, for our students with special needs, whether it be learning difficulties, or the need for a more challenging curriculum. Our diverse student population represents 38 Tulsa-area zip codes with 28% of our students speaking a second language at home. Need-based financial aid is available. Come see why St. Pius X could be the right school and church community for your family!
Contact: Loretta Keller, Executive Director
8906 E. 34th St.
Grades 1-12, year-round tutoring services offered to all students with learning disabilities, attention disorders, or Autism Spectrum Disorders in Tulsa and surrounding communities.
Accreditation: Oklahoma State Department of Education
Founded in 1961, Town & Country School is Oklahoma’s only accredited, non-public, full-day program specifically designed to meet the needs of students who have been diagnosed with learning disabilities, attention disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Serving students in grades 1-12, Town & Country improves each student’s life by advancing critical academic, social and personal skills through individualized attention, family support and flexible curriculum enhancements. Children with learning disabilities, attention disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorders are bright – they just learn differently. We look beyond their difficulties to find what our students can do. This builds self-esteem and inspires our students to learn. We believe that by providing the right tools and developing the right skills, our students can be successful in their life goals.
Applications accepted year round.
Let the Tulsa Zoo inspire your young animal enthusiasts. The zoo offers year-round educational experiences for individuals, schools, groups, and entire families – from kids to grandparents. For individuals, check out our seasonal camps and classes. Our school and outreach programs offer unique ways for you to explore the zoo or bring the zoo to you. Spend the night at the zoo – look for scheduled Snooz-a-pa-Zoo-za family events or schedule your own L.U.N.A. group outing. Each day brings new opportunities to learn about our animals through chats and demonstrations led by staff and volunteer docents, and about the wonders found in nature through our COX Nature Exchange. Visit tulsazoo.org to learn more about educational opportunities at the Tulsa Zoo, the region's largest daily attraction. Tulsa Zoo: Inspiring passion for wildlife in every guest, every day.
With a 50-year history in Tulsa, Undercroft Montessori School is the first Montessori school in Oklahoma accredited through the American Montessori Society and AdvancEd. Undercroft provides an authentic Montessori education, which is uniquely effective for children from age 3 through 8th grade. Undercroft students are diverse in interests, personality and learning style. Our approach supports development of individual capacities, and our students are well prepared for high school with academic skills as well as life skills. Instruction is individualized as children take a more active role in their own learning, and our graduates thrive in a variety of both public and private high schools. Most importantly, our students love to learn. Call for a tour at 918.622.2890 or visit www.undercroft.org for more information.
University School offers a challenging, yet nurturing, environment for gifted students ages 3 through 8th grade. Our program is well-rounded and includes art, music, physical education, foreign language, and computer classes for all ages. Located on The University of Tulsa campus, our beautiful facility provides a unique setting and resources that few schools can match. University School students benefit from a rich variety of learning opportunities and interactions with college professors and students as they endeavor to maximize their potential, develop creativity, and become responsible citizens.