GRADES K - 5

Grades K-5

Kids in grades K-5 can enjoy a variety of after-school classes at the JCC. For more information about any of the classes listed here, contact Rebecca Durham at [email protected].

(Looking for classes for 6th-12th graders? See the Grades 6-12 web page.)

Ride the Los Gatos School Bus to the JCC
The Los Gatos school bus now stops at the JCC! Students from Blossom Hill Elementary, Fisher Middle, and Van Meter Elementary can ride the bus. JCC staff will meet the bus and escort students to classes and recreation programs at the JCC (check out the programs listed on this page), and/or to after-school care in the JCC’s Club J youth lounge. For details, see our School Bus Information Sheet, or contact Alix Davidson, the JCC’s Youth & Camps Director, at [email protected] or 408.357.7447.

 

Players of all skill levels are welcome. New and beginning players will learn the fundamentals of chess, while experienced students will be taught according to their needs. Our primary coaches are highly rated chess players, instructors, and tournament directors that each have many years of experience teaching chess to children. Instructors from Mind Games Academy.

More info: [email protected]

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Fri 3/15-5/31* 3:15pm-4:15pm $150 $180

CM = Full Center Member   SM = Social Member   NM = Non-Member

* No class 4/12, 4/19, 4/26

Learn basic floor gymnastics, tumbling, and circus arts. Globes, air track, aerial and more, with instructor Abby Pistoni.

More info: [email protected]

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Thu 3/14-5/2* 3:45-4:45pm $150 $180

CM = Full Center Member  SM = Social Member  NM = Non-Member

* No class 4/11

Focus on one specialized circus skill each month, such as trapeze, Spanish webs, silks, globe walking, air track, etc., with instructor Abby Pistoni.

More info: [email protected]

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Thu 3/14-5/2* 4:45-5:45pm $150 $180

CM = Full Center Member  SM = Social Member  NM = Non-Member

* No class 4/11

 

An introduction to the Olympic sport of fencing, for beginners or those who have very limited experience. Learn basic eye-hand-foot coordination, proper fencing form and technique, footwork, bladework, distance control, introduction to fencing rules, safety rules, fencing etiquette and sportsmanship needed to start fencing and develop basic skills. Taught by internationally recognized coaches from the Academy of Fencing Masters. Please bring athletic clothing and footwear. All fencing equipment will be provided.

Classes are divided by age. Grades 1-4 meet at 3:45pm, and grades 5-8 meet at 4:45pm.

More info: [email protected]

AGE DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
grades 1-4 Tue 3/26-5/7* 3:45-4:45pm $240 $270
grades 5-8 Tue 3/26-5/7* 4:45-5:45pm $240 $270

CM = Full Center Member   SM = Social Member   NM = Non-Member

* No class 4/23

Mini Camps are offered on dates when local schools are closed for a day or two. Come hang out in the JCC’s youth lounge, Club J, for a fun-filled day of supervised activities. Full day (9:00am-3:30pm) and half-day (9:00am-12:30pm) options are available, as well as extended care (8:00-9:00am and 3:30-6:00pm). Cost for a full day is $75 CM/SM, $97.50 NM. Extended care is available. For more information, contact Becca Durham at [email protected].


CM = Full Center Member  SM = Social Member  NM = Non-Member

Upcoming Mini Camp dates: TBA

We also offer camp during fall break, winter break, ski week, and spring break.

 

Let’s play ukulele and learn your favorite song! This class will focus on learning basic skills and techniques for the instrument. No former musical knowledge is required. Please bring your own ukulele.

More info: [email protected]

GRADES DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
grades K-2 Mon 3/18-5/6* 3:45-4:30pm $180** $200**
grades 3-8 Mon 3/18-5/6* 4:45-5:30pm $180** $200**

CM = Full Center Member   SM = Social Member   NM = Non-Member

* No class 4/8, 4/22

** Non-refundable $25 materials fee payable to instructor at first class.

Learn yoga poses and techniques through storytelling, props, and imagination, with instructor Linda Adleson.

More info: [email protected].

DAY DATES TIME CM/SM NM
Tue 3/5-4/9 3:45-4:45pm $150 $180
Tue 4/16-5/28* 3:45-4:45pm $150 $180

CM = Full Center Member  SM = Social Member  NM = Non-Member

* No class 4/23

Children ages 10-15 years old can learn to use the Fitness Center in a safe and effective manner through this 5 session program. (For children 10-12, this program is REQUIRED in order to be admitted to the Fitness Center. After completing the program, children can work out with parental supervision. Children ages 13-15 can also benefit from this program, but it’s not required.)

During the first four sessions, your child will learn about different components of exercise including flexibility, cardiovascular, strength training, balance and core training, and safe use of the equipment. During the fifth, individually scheduled session, they will be taken through a practical examination with the instructor.

Dates and times are based on participant request and instructor availability. Rates are $200 for Full Center Members, $250 for Social Members or non-members. Rates are per child, for groups of two or more. Private instruction is $235 per child for Full Center Members. More info: [email protected] or call the Fitness Desk at 408.357.7419.

You can find information about swimming, sports, dance, and fitness classes by clicking these links:

All K-5 After-school Enrichment Programs are made possible, in part, by a generous gift from Ron Cohn in memory of Edythe Cohn.

Financial assistance is available to attend these programs, through the generosity of the Arnie Addison Scholarship Fund

To make a donation to support youth programs at the JCC, please visit our Donations page.