Workshops - Spring 2019

Meeting after school weekly daily for fall, winter, and spring trimester, Enrichment Workshops connect students to passionate instructors from the Portland community for an afternoon of exploration. Workshops include: arts, drama, dance, film, sports, science, and technology.

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*Students enrolled in full-time Afterschool receive a 25% discount on the price of Enrichment Workshops.

*Enrichment workshops do not conflict with Middle School sports.

Have an idea for a club? Contact the Director of Enrichment at

Spring 2019 Workshops:

MONDAY: Grades 4-8

Robotics- James Gregg

April 1– May 20, 2019
Mondays 3:15–5:00 p.m.
7 classes
No class April 15
Robotics Track Meet May 11, 2019
Location: CHM-24 (Lisa Libby's room)

Come explore the world of Robotics in this fun-filled workshop that will culminate in students attending the annual Maine Robotics Track Meet on May 11, 2019.
*Price includes admission fee to the USM Track Meet.


Indoor Tennis

March 13–May 8
Wednesdays 12:15–2:45 p.m.
8 classes (2 additional sessions)
No class March 20 and April 17
Location: The Racket and Fitness Center

Racket and Fitness Club employs proven current teaching techniques including the use of “low compression” tennis balls, to propel clinic participants from beginning racket skills into intermediate game play. Kids will practice forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys, while learning game scoring, court position and ball placement through fun games and drills.

Transportation is provided to and from The Racket and Fitness Club. Pick up is at the Waynflete tetherball court loop (2:45 p.m.). Bring a lunch. Rackets are available to borrow or bring your own.


Dungeons and Dragons - Mike Dank

March14- May 30, 2019
Thursdays 3:30–4:30 p.m.
11 classes
No class April 18
Location: Morrill 21

Join your friends around the table to dive into a world of your own design!

At its core, Dungeons and Dragons is a game of collaborative storytelling. Students will each take on the role of a character in a fantasy story, and will need to work as a group to uncover treasure, solve puzzles, and accomplish their goals.

Upper school mentors and more experienced students will help newer players learn the basic rules, and often the best stories are made by those who are new to the game!

What path you choose is up to you...but know that the world is full of both danger and adventure...


Swim - American Red Cross through Portland Rec

March 14- May 23, 2019
Thursdays 3:15–4:30 p.m.
10 classes
No class April 18
Location: The Reiche Pool

Join this Waynflete class run by Portland Park and Rec to learn or improve swim skills. Red Cross-trained instructors will split the group into two levels to best meet students’ learning needs. Enrichment staff will walk students from Waynflete to Reiche at 3:15 p.m., supervise boys and girls locker rooms, and pick them up to return to campus by 4:30 p.m.

Pick up at Waynflete tetherball court loop at 4:40.

Thursday: Grades EC3-K

The Imagination Stage- Kailina Mills

March 28- May 23, 2019
Thursdays 3:15- 4:15 p.m.
8 classes
No class April 18
Location: Lower School Music Room

In the Imagination Stage program, children will learn all about musical theater! They will play improv games, sing songs, learn community dances, and so much more! On the last day of the program, students will put on a short performance for their family to watch and enjoy.

Wednesday: GRADES K-3

Exuberant Play- Michael Schwartz

March 27- May 22, 2019
Wednesdays, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
8 classes
No class April 17
Location: Sills Gym

This fun after school program will creatively channel each child's physical exuberance and curiosity. We will enhance fundamental movement skills such as running, jumping, climbing, catching, throwing, kicking, rolling, and crawling through a series of team-building games and playful exercises. We will explore of our physical environment through movement. This open format design allows the participant to experience and enjoy a range of activities, from parkour to tag to martial arts---while gaining greater understanding of how their body works.

Michael Schwartz is an experiential health educator. For over thirty years he has taught martial arts, physical education, self defense; created group exercise classes and trained and certified teachers and trainers; worked with an eclectic mix of physical therapy, injury prevention, and performance enhancement clients; and provided leadership and team building consulting for corporate clients.

If you have more questions, you may reach him at