The First Independent STEAM School in Orange County, CA
Serving Early Childhood to 8th Grade

After School Programs

Academic Chess

Academic Chess was founded in 1994 and has been teaching chess to students ever since. Academic Chess has fostered a passion for chess in tens of thousands of students, including the youngest National Master in U.S. history. Children participating in this program develop critical thinking and problem solving skills; Have better concentration and mental discipline; Gain confidence and have lots of fun.

Brain Builders

In this fun hands-on Brain Builders class, students will learn the fundamentals of structural engineering and architecture while using LEGO bricks. Students learn concepts such as force, joints, strong shapes, and engineering fundamentals. Challenges include building a structure strong enough to survive the famous Box Cannon and seeing how strong a bridge is on the Bridge Crusher.

Culinary Kids

Culinary Kids was born out of a love of teaching and good food. Incredibly, the idea came to Bonnie during a morning commute to her job as an elementary school teacher. The vision of Culinary Kids is to empower children to be lifelong learners by developing confidence through shared experiences and mutual encouragement. From the oven to their tummies, students are inspired to cook, create, and collaborate in the kitchen. With the essential cooking skills they develop, students marinate their way through sensational suppers and meaty menu masterpiece.

Nexplore Games

Nexplore Games is an innovative program that uses an internationally acclaimed selection of strategy and mind games to enhance 21st century life skills and teach students how to think, rather than what to think. The Nexplore Games curriculum and methodology is inspired by Aristotle’s appreciation of play, David Perkin’ Transference Theory, Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences Theory and Herbert Simon’s Understanding Process: Problem Isomorphs. Each of these theorists contributes valuable ideas supporting the importance of using games to develop skills that can be applied to real life.

Soccer Shots

3-5 Years Old

Soccer Shots is consistently recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as the #1 Children’s Fitness Franchise in the U.S. And today, Soccer Shots is positioned as the best-in-class children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. The program utilizes creative and imaginative games to focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting. Their coaches are the best-trained in the business and the expert­ approved curriculum is age-appropriate and aligns with education standards.

Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.