Zen After School Program

After School Martial Arts

3 to 5 Karate classes a week for students enrolled. Our martial arts after school program engages students in a fun learning environment to inspire them to become intellectually vibrant, compassionate and responsible citizens. The after school program starts at the end of the school day and ends at 6pm. The program runs Monday to Friday from Late August to the middle of June (Your School Calander Year). The program also includes full day care on PD days for all schools and after school care on snow days (transportation on snow days is dependant on the school). Depending on the child’s school the children are either picked up at school by their regular school bus and dropped off at Zen, or they are picked up at at school by Zen staff and our shuttle bus. While in our care, the children receive a healthy snack and complete their homework. The after school program combines after-school childcare and enrichment programs for children from SK through grade 8. The program is focused on providing children with a safe, nurturing and enjoyable place to be after school.

Martial arts training, regular reading, meditation and the other scholastic activities in our after school program help students learn and achieve higher marks in school. Our after school program enhances a childs teamwork skills, focus, attention, discipline and patience. Our program helps develop skills that are necessary later in life. We focus on "doing," as opposed to “observing”, as with TV and computer games. Activities such as karate belt tests and tournaments teach young people to conquer fear and to take risks.

We provide:

  • 3 to 5 Karate classes a week
  • Self-defense training
  • Anti-bullying skills
  • Creative art
  • Cooperative games
  • Quiet areas for reading, homework and 'down' time
  • Participation in sports and games
  • Outdoor play
  • Healthy snacks
  • Meditation

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
2:50 - 4:15 Pick Up, Nutritional Break, Agenda Review, Homework, Board Games, Leisure Play
4:15 - 4:45 Indoor/Outdoor Organized Activities Little Samurai Class
4:45 - 5:00 Homework
Play Time
Silent Reading
Pickup
5:00 - 5:30 Homework
Play Time
Silent Reading
Pickup
Little Samurai Class Homework
Play Time
Silent Reading
Pickup
Little Samurai Class
5:30 - 6:00 Play Time
Pickup
Play Time
Pickup

After School Program and Karate Pricing

  • Kids between ages of 7 to 11
    • $69/Week ($13.80/Day) + Karate Membership
  • Kids between ages of 7 to 11
    • $69/Week ($13.80/Day) + Little Samurai Membership

Payments are based on a 40-week school year

Only $16 to $18 a day for the entire program!!!

Transportation is provided free of charge.

Enroll early as we have a maximum number of students that we can register from some schools.