Specialty Classes

Our Specialty Classes are offered for our SMP girls through our seniors. We offer a variety of year-round programs and workshops from hip hop, gymnastics, and fairy tale science to SAT, ACT, and PSAT college prep courses. 

Fun, discovery, and investigation await every child in a creative, supportive, and enriched environment rooted in St. Mary’s Episcopal School’s mission.

After3 is free for girls enrolled in classes from the time school is dismissed until the start time of the class. Girls must be picked up within 15 minutes of the end of class or drop-in fees will apply. 

ECC Specialty Classes

Intro to Pottery and More (JK - 1st) 

In this hands on six week holiday’s themed class, students will learn the basics of clay hand building. Students will get to use their imagination and create several themed clay projects from forming the clay with their hands to learning painting techniques and/or using specialty pottery glazes. At the end of the session we will have a gallery showing for the students to reveal their sculptures to their friends and families.  Projects will be based on grade level.

Instructors: Seize the Clay
Schedule: Monday, October 21 - Monday, November 25 
Time: 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $180

Min/Max: 6/10


Junior Chefs (SMP - SK)

Icing, sprinkles, candy, OH MY! In these very popular classes, the kids will decorate their favorite desserts and create fabulous themed treats! Whip your way over to Jr. Chefs for a sweet afternoon!

Instructors: Martha May and Allison Coates
Schedule: Friday, October 18 and Friday, December 6
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Cost: $25 per session

Min/Max: 10/25


Little Miss Manners (SMP - SK)

You are cordially invited to attend our holiday themed Little Miss Manners at St. Mary’s this December.  Girls in this class will learn party and table manners as well as appropriate manners for interacting with peers and adults. The class will conclude with a winter wonderland tea party.

Instructor: Martha May 
Schedule: Monday, December 2 - December 16
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Cost: $85 

Min/Max: 8/16


Little Miss Manners (PK - JK)

You are cordially invited to attend our holiday themed Little Miss Manners at St. Mary’s this December.  Girls in this class will learn party and table manners as well as appropriate manners for interacting with peers and adults. The class will conclude with a winter wonderland tea party.

Instructor: Martha May 
Schedule: Tuesday, December 3 - Tuesday, December 17
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Cost: $85 

Min/Max: 8/12


Harry Potter Christmas (SK - 5th)

Let's have a Happy Christmas- Harry Potter Style! Join us for a for a fun afternoon of making socks for the house elves, Mrs. Weasley's Christmas sweaters, drinking butterbeer, and more! 

Instructor: Raquel Capocaccia 
Schedule: Monday, December 16
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $35 

Min/Max: 10/30


Santa's Workshop (PK - 5th)

Calling all elves interested in helping at Santa's Workshop! Join us for a time of cheer, ornament decorating, and present making! (All items made during this workshop will be sent home with your child) Santa's Workshop will be complete with hot cocoa and candy canes. Don't miss out on this magical time of merrymaking!

Instructor: Kacie O'Kelley 
Schedule: Tuesday, December 17
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $35 

Min/Max: 10/30


Winter in Whoville (PK - 5th)

Don’t be a grinch; it’s wintertime in Whoville.  Come and celebrate the holidays with whos of all ages both big and small. Crafts, games, treats, and more are coming your way.  There will be enough fun going around to make our hearts grow three sizes on this day.

Instructor: Rachael Scarbrough 
Schedule: Wednesday, December 18
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $35 

Min/Max: 10/30

Lower School Specialty Classes

Tasty Treats (1st - 5th) 

A cup of fun, a tablespoon of surprise, and a dash of creativity is all you need to make delicious treats in these always popular classes. The girls will whip up yummy themed treats to share and enjoy!

Instructors: Mary Clayton Garavelli and Heather Hendry
Schedule: Friday, October 18 and Friday, December 6
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 per session

Min/Max: 10/30


Intro to Pottery and More (JK - 1st) 

In this hands on six week holiday’s themed class, students will learn the basics of clay hand building. Students will get to use their imagination and create several themed clay projects from forming the clay with their hands to learning painting techniques and/or using specialty pottery glazes. At the end of the session we will have a gallery showing for the students to reveal their sculptures to their friends and families.  Projects will be based on grade level.

Instructors: Seize the Clay
Schedule: Monday, October 21 - Monday, November 25 
Time: 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $180

Min/Max: 6/10


Beginner Pottery and More (2nd - 5th) 

In this hands on six week holiday’s themed class, students will learn the basics of clay hand building. Students will get to use their imagination and create several themed clay projects from forming the clay with their hands to learning painting techniques and/or using specialty pottery glazes. At the end of the session we will have a gallery showing for the students to reveal their sculptures to their friends and families.  Projects will be based on grade level.

Instructors: Seize the Clay
Schedule: Monday, October 21 - Monday, November 25 
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Cost: $180

Min/Max: 6/15


Makers: Spy Hacks & Crafts (1st - 5th) 

Continue crafting your spy skills as we learn about fingerprints, breaking codes, building alarm buzzers and much more!

Instructor: Jessica Lancaster
Schedule: Friday, November 1
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $50

Min/Max: 7/15


Harry Potter Christmas (SK - 5th)

Let's have a Happy Christmas- Harry Potter Style! Join us for a for a fun afternoon of making socks for the house elves, Mrs. Weasley's Christmas sweaters, drinking butterbeer, and more! 

Instructor: Raquel Capocaccia 
Schedule: Monday, December 16
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $35 

Min/Max: 10/30


Santa's Workshop (PK - 5th)

Calling all elves interested in helping at Santa's Workshop! Join us for a time of cheer, ornament decorating, and present making! (All items made during this workshop will be sent home with your child) Santa's Workshop will be complete with hot cocoa and candy canes. Don't miss out on this magical time of merrymaking!

Instructor: Kacie O'Kelley 
Schedule: Tuesday, December 17
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $35 

Min/Max: 10/30


Winter in Whoville (PK - 5th)

Don’t be a grinch; it’s wintertime in Whoville.  Come and celebrate the holidays with whos of all ages both big and small. Crafts, games, treats, and more are coming your way.  There will be enough fun going around to make our hearts grow three sizes on this day.

Instructor: Rachael Scarbrough 
Schedule: Wednesday, December 18
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $35 

Min/Max: 10/30

Middle & Upper School Specialty Classes

All-Sports Speed, Jump, and Endurance Training (6th - 12th)

This class will provide training that will help athletes involved in all sports.  Specifically, we will focus on speed, endurance, agility, and jumping with a focus on improving running form and technique.  

Note: Auxiliary Programs will discount the two day option once you have registered. We cannot provide the discount in advance. Email Kacie O'Kelley with any questions about registration or pricing.

Instructors: Eric Janise and Kari Duncan
Schedule: Mondays and Thursdays, November 4 - December 9 (no class November 28)
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $125 for one day, $200 for both days

Min/Max: 6/20

College Prep Specialty Classes

ACT Prep Workshops For girls and boys entering grades 10th-12th

This class provides comprehensive reviews of math, science, and verbal skills necessary for taking the ACT.  Students also learn test taking strategies and complete practice tests during the class.  Students need to bring a small lunch/snack and calculator they plan on using for the exam; all other materials and practice tests provided.

November Sessions: 2 Saturdays, November 9 & 16
January Sessions: 2 Saturdays, January 11 & 18
March Sessions: 2 Saturdays, March 21 & 28

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $350

Adult Programs

Auxiliary Programs at St. Mary's Episcopal School is thrilled to offer programming for adults during the 2019-2020 school year. This programming is open to the community; you do not have to have a child enrolled at St. Mary's to attend. 


Body Back Transformation (Adult Women)

Body Back® Transformation is a 6-week result based workout program for moms offered by FIT4MOM. The experience includes high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts designed to challenge, empower, and recharge you. All levels welcome! Nutrition guidance, recipes, and meal planners are provided to educate and guide you toward healthy eating habits over the 6-week session. Additionally, pre and post fitness assessments are completed allowing you to see your progress and celebrate your accomplishments. 

The program also includes online workouts, accountability, and a supportive community that is with you every step of the way. This six-week journey will reconnect you to your inner strength and encourage you to believe in personal transformation.

Please wear workout clothes, bring a bottle of water and yoga mat. Learn more about Body Back by clicking here.

Instructor: Margo Bradley (a St. Mary's mom!)
Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 3 - October 10
Time: 4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Cost: $250

Min/Max: 6/15

Music Lessons

Traditional Music Lessons

St. Mary’s is pleased to offer several options for private music lessons to our students and families. Violin, piano, voice, and guitar lessons are available. Students taking music lessons after school may stay in the after care program free of charge until their lesson time and will receive a snack, enjoy recreation, and older girls will have a designated homework time. Siblings are also welcome to take lessons at St. Mary’s. Each teacher manages his/her own schedule, so please contact him/her directly regarding availability and fees.

St. Mary’s offers several different options for families interested in traditional music lessons. Traditional music lessons expose students at an early age to technique, music theory, and sight-reading.

Piano & Voice Instructor: Diane Carden 901-240-1081
Piano Instructor: Bill Fuller 901-219-7214
Piano, Voice, & Guitar Instructor: Adam Levin 901-603-2098
Violin Instructor: Priscilla Tsai 626-417-5496   

Specialty Class Policies & Procedures

GENERAL INFORMATION

All policies and procedures expressed in the St. Mary’s Student Handbook apply to all Auxiliary Programs. All students must be fully potty trained to participate in any specialty class. Any questions should be addressed to Raquel Capocaccia, Director of Auxiliary Programs.

To register online, please click the "register now" button in the sidebar on the right side of this page. This will direct you to our online registration system, Ultra Camp. If you haven’t done so before, please create a complete profile for you and your child. You can register for classes as well as make payments through this site. You may also contact Kacie O’Kelley, Assistant Director of Auxiliary Programs, via email or 901-537-1415 for registration and to make payment.


COURSE FEES

A $25 deposit per class is required for registration. The $25 per-class deposit is applied toward the total class fee; it is not an additional fee. The deposit reserves a space for you child, and the remaining balance is due by the start date of the class. All deposits are non-refundable. Our program accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express, as well as checks and cash. St. Mary’s classes will not be prorated for any reason. Classes with insufficient enrollment are subject to cancellation with a full refund. Advance notice will be provided to those registered.

St. Mary's classes will not be prorated for any reason. A reservation must be canceled before the start date of the class to receive a refund. Dropping a class after the start date will be non-refundable.


BEHAVIORAL POLICY

Students are expected to adhere to the policies of St. Mary’s Episcopal School at all times while on campus. We reserve the right to dismiss from the program (without refund) any student whose behavior becomes unmanageable.


PICK-UP AUTHORIZATION

Only adults designated on the registration form will be permitted to pick up children from the program. Written authorization is required for pick up by someone other than those listed on the registration form. The parent or authorized adult to whom the child is being released must sign the child’s time sheet and record the time.

Your child must remain on campus to participate in after school Auxiliary Programs. If your child is checked out of school for any reason during the day, they must be checked back into their division's office before dismissal in order to participate in Speciality Classes. 

Pick-up from Specialty Classes on North Campus is at the desk located outside of the cafeteria located in the Shaw Early Childhood Center.  Pick-up from Specialty Classes on South Campus is at the desk inside the library in Windland Smith Rice. 


LATE FEE/PICK-UP POLICY

It is important that students be picked up promptly at the end of their classes. Children not picked up within 15 minutes of the end of class will be checked into our after school program and charged a drop-in fee.

If a student is attending a class but regularly stays for After3, they should be picked up promptly at 6:00 p.m. Parents will be charged a fee of $2 per minute for the first 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, a late fee of $5 per minute will be charged. All late fees must be paid at the time of pick-up. If a student is picked-up late more than three times in a semester, St. Mary’s reserves the right to dismiss that student from the After3 program.


IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Raquel Capocaccia  901-537-1485
Director of Auxiliary Programs

Kacie O’Kelley  901-537-1415
Assistant Director of Auxiliary Programs

Rachael Scarbrough  901-537-3150
Auxiliary Programs Manager

After3 Line (from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.) 901-537-3149