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

Tennis Tots (PK - JK)

TennisTOTS is perfect for children who either have expressed an interest in tennis or who just love to run around and be busy. Our class accommodates children of all ages and levels of ability. We teach students proper footwork, racquet handling, and the required body mechanics, in addition to other fundamental skills required for this sport. We provide all the equipment needed (racquets, balls, etc.) and pop-up nets that allow for indoor play. This class is fun and exciting for the children while at the same time promoting self-esteem, sports etiquette and the benefits of exercise. Students will participate in drills, games and relays which allow for all students to participate and to be successful. Students should wear tennis shoes or non-skid shoes to class each week. 

Instructors: Tennis Tots
Schedule: Tuesday, September 3 - Tuesday, November 19
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Cost: $215

Min/Max: 6/12


Girls Who Code & Create Club (PK - JK)

Join us for lots of SUGAR “CODED” fun each week as we code and have fun exploring STEM, STEAM, and STREAM coding in this all girls club.  Girls will participate in a variety of different coding experiences such as fashion shows with coding on the catwalk, designing dream homes and engineering gardens, coding puppies and kittens to play, along with other amazing robotic challenges. Our weekly meetups  enhance critical thinking skills and incorporate literacy connections, while building up self-confidence and teamwork all in a positive and enthusiastic learning environment. Help encourage your daughter to be part of the biggest career revolution in modern history by signing up today. Girls RULE…..let’s get coding!!!

Instructors: Computer Explorers
Schedule: Wednesday, September 4 - Wednesday, November 20
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Cost: $215

Min/Max: 6/12


Intro to Dance (PK - SK)

This ten week class will incorporate one hour of acro based dance technique, jazz, and hip hop each week. Students will learn the basics of each style while also learning how to comprehend musicality and choreography in a team environment. Don’t miss out on this fun!! 

Instructors: Studio Gray
Schedule: Wednesday, September 4 - Wednesday, November 20
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $215

Min/Max: 8/15


Chess (SK - 2nd)

Come learn to play chess. Chess is one of the oldest games in the world. It started over 1500 years ago in India. Children who play Chess, learn problem solving, memory, and strategy. It is a challenging game that provides competition and fun as you strive to capture your opponent’s King. This class is designed for beginners. Our spring class will be offered for everyone who wants to improve in chess.

Instructors: Gwen Collier
Schedule: Thursday, September 5 - Thursday, October 3
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $125

Min/Max: 6/16


Tumbling (PK - JK)

This class is great for beginners or intermediate tumblers! Learn basics or hone your skills. Work on front, back, and side tumbling, including power preps, cartwheels, limbers, walkovers, and more. A parent demonstration will take place on the last day of class.

Instructors: Wings Gymnastics
Schedule: Thursday, September 5 - Thursday, December 12 (no class October 10 and 24, and November 21)

Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Cost: $210

Min/Max: 6/12


Gymnastics (SMP - PK)

Come join the fun! Learn beginning and intermediate skills on floor, bars, balance beam, and vault. Develop flexibility, strength, coordination, and confidence which promote focus and healthy habits for life. A parent demonstration will take place on the last day of class.

Instructors: Wings Gymnastics
Schedule: Thursday, September 5 - Thursday, December 12 (no class October 10 and 24, and November 21
Time: 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $210

Min/Max: 6/12


Gymnastics (JK - SK)

Come join the fun! Learn beginning and intermediate skills on floor, bars, balance beam, and vault. Develop flexibility, strength, coordination, and confidence which promote focus and healthy habits for life. A parent demonstration will take place on the last day of class.

Instructors: Wings Gymnastics
Schedule: Thursday, September 5 - Thursday, December 12 (no class October 10 and 24, and November 21)

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Cost: $210

Min/Max: 6/15


Ballet: Snow White (PK - JK)

In this class, students will learn the beautiful art of French and Russian classical ballet with a creative and fun syllabus designed by Mary Van Dyke, Artistic Director of Children’s Ballet Theater. The theme this semester is Snow White, and the Nutcracker. There will be a parent demonstration on the final day of class for each session and JK-SK can perform in the annual Children’s Ballet Theater Nutcracker on the GPAC stage! There will be an information meeting about the performance after the first class on September 9th . Students should wear school clothing and bring ballet slippers; tutus are provided during class.

Instructors: Children's Ballet Theater
Schedule: Monday, September 9 - Monday, December 2 (no class October 14)

Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Cost: $220

Min/Max: 6/12


Ballet: Snow White (SMP - PK)

In this class, students will learn the beautiful art of French and Russian classical ballet with a creative and fun syllabus designed by Mary Van Dyke, Artistic Director of Children’s Ballet Theater. The theme this semester is Snow White, and the Nutcracker. There will be a parent demonstration on the final day of class for each session and JK-SK can perform in the annual Children’s Ballet Theater Nutcracker on the GPAC stage! There will be an information meeting about the performance after the first class on September 9th . Students should wear school clothing and bring ballet slippers; tutus are provided during class.

Instructors: Children's Ballet Theater
Schedule: Monday, September 9 - Monday, December 2 (no class October 14)

Time: 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $220

Min/Max: 6/15


Ballet: Snow White (JK - 1st)

In this class, students will learn the beautiful art of French and Russian classical ballet with a creative and fun syllabus designed by Mary Van Dyke, Artistic Director of Children’s Ballet Theater. The theme this semester is Snow White, and the Nutcracker. There will be a parent demonstration on the final day of class for each session and JK-SK can perform in the annual Children’s Ballet Theater Nutcracker on the GPAC stage! There will be an information meeting about the performance after the first class on September 9th . Students should wear school clothing and bring ballet slippers; tutus are provided during class.

Instructors: Children's Ballet Theater
Schedule: Monday, September 9 - Monday, December 2 (no class October 14)

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Cost: $220

Min/Max: 6/15


Art Free Play (PK - JK)

In this class, kids will get to use a wide variety of art mediums and techniques - painting, collage, watercolor, glue, drawing, Model Magic clay and more!  We’ll do lots of process based art and sensory play to keep it fun!

Instructors: The Art Project
Schedule: Tuesday, September 10 - Tuesday, November 26 (no class September 24 or October 15)

Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Cost: $175

Min/Max: 6/12


3D Art: Building and Sculpture (SK - 2nd)

In this class, kids will get to use a wide variety of art mediums and techniques - painting, collage, watercolor, glue, drawing, Model Magic clay and more!  We’ll do lots of process based art and sensory play to keep it fun!

Instructors: The Art Project
Schedule: Tuesday, September 10 - Tuesday, November 26 (no class September 24 or October 15)

Time: 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $175

Min/Max: 6/15


Yoga (PK & JK)

Yoga at St. Mary’s is integrative learning that uses storytelling, music, and creative arts blended with yoga movement to educate the whole child. Yoga helps to increase focus, concentration, and attention span.

Instructors: Casey Herring
Schedule: Tuesday, September 17 - Tuesday, November 19
Time: 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $150

Min/Max: 6/15


Yoga (SK - 2nd)

Yoga at St. Mary’s is integrative learning that uses storytelling, music, and creative arts blended with yoga movement to educate the whole child. Yoga helps to increase focus, concentration, and attention span.

Instructors: Casey Herring
Schedule: Tuesday, September 17 - Tuesday, November 19
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Cost: $150

Min/Max: 6/15


Butterfly Garden (JK - 1st)

Instructor: Laura Hutton
Schedule: Friday, September 20
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 

Min/Max: 6/15


Musical Theater (PK - 1st)

Students will learn about musical theater through weekly direction of the show Aladdin. Students will learn a mini version of the show with parts assigned by age on the third-class day. The combined classes will put on a performance for family and friends on the last day of class. Students will need a cream-colored camisole for under costume for the performance day.

Instructors: Memphis Youth Musical Theater
Schedule: Wednesday, September 25 - Wednesday, December 11
Time: 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $200

Min/Max: 8/15


Nature 2 You (PK - SK)

Students can discover nature at SMS! Nature 2 U programs engage students in a variety of hands-on, participatory activities.  Programs include storytelling, costumes, touchable biofacts, plus preserved and live animals. 

Instructors: Lichterman Nature Center
Schedule: Wednesday, October 2 - Wednesday, November 6
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Cost: $125

Min/Max: 8/15


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

Tennis  (SK-2nd)

Tennis is perfect for children who either have expressed an interest in tennis or who just love to run around and be busy. Our class accommodates children of all ages and levels of ability. We teach students proper footwork, racquet handling, and the required body mechanics, in addition to other fundamental skills required for this sport. We provide all the equipment needed (racquets, balls, etc.) and pop-up nets that allow for indoor play. This class is fun and exciting for the children while at the same time promoting self-esteem, sports etiquette and the benefits of exercise. Students will participate in drills, games and relays which allow for all students to participate and to be successful. Students should wear tennis shoes or non-skid shoes to class each week. 

Instructors: Tennis Tots
Schedule: Tuesday, September 3 - Tuesday, November 19
Time: 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $215

Min/Max: 6/15


Readers Theater (1st - 4th) 

Imagine giving a voice to a woodland creature or creating thoughts for a village leader! Public speaking exercises, theater games, and improv will all be used as part of the fun. Small groups will prepare short presentations with a performance for parents on the last day.

Instructor: Mary Clayton Garavelli
Schedule: Tuesday, September 3 - Tuesday, October 8
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $120

Min/Max: 6/15


Hip Hop (1st - 5th) 

Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their individual style and personality to the movements. Hip hop dance requires students to have the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves. Therefore, class includes upper and lower body conditioning as well as a rigorous warm-up to help prepare students for more intense movements.

Instructors: Studio Gray
Schedule: Wednesday, September 4 - Wednesday, November 20
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $215

Min/Max: 8/15


Chess (SK - 2nd) 

Come learn to play chess. Chess is one of the oldest games in the world.  It started over 1500 years ago in India. Children who play Chess, learn problem solving, memory, and strategy. It is a challenging game that provides competition and fun as you strive to capture your opponent’s King. This class is designed for beginners. Our spring class will be offered for everyone who wants to improve in chess.

Instructor: Gwen Collier
Schedule: Thursday, September 5  - Thursday, October 3
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $125

Min/Max: 6/16


Intermediate Gymnastics & Tumbling (1st - 5th) 

Come join the fun! Build your skills on floor, bars, balance beam, and vault.  This class will move on from the beginning curriculum, focusing on balance beam tumbling skills, tying together bar skills into routines, and developing floor skills up to powerful round-offs, front and back walkovers and back handsprings.

Instructors: Wings Gymnastics
Schedule: Thursday, September 5 - Thursday, December 5 (no class October 10 and 24, and November 21)

Time: 4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $210

Min/Max: 6/15


Knitting (3rd - 5th) 

Do you want to learn how to knit, but aren't sure where to start?  This class will get you churning out cozy scarves in no time flat! Knitting is a great way to relax, socialize, and learn to focus.  We'll start off with finger knitting and loom knitting to get used to the feel of the yarn, then move on to "real" knitting. The class will cover casting on, binding off, knit stitches, and purl stitches.  Each girl will receive their own loom and needles and will make three projects to bring home

Instructor: Laura Ginsberg
Schedule: Monday, September 9 - Monday, November 18 (no class October 14)
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $215

Min/Max: 6/15


Ballet (JK - 1st)

In this class, students will learn the beautiful art of French and Russian classical ballet with a creative and fun syllabus designed by Mary Van Dyke, Artistic Director of Children’s Ballet Theater. The theme this semester is Snow White, and the Nutcracker. There will be a parent demonstration on the final day of class for each session and JK-SK can perform in the annual Children’s Ballet Theater Nutcracker on the GPAC stage! There will be an information meeting about the performance after the first class on September 9th. Students should wear school clothing and bring ballet slippers; tutus are provided during class.

Instructors: Children's Ballet Theater
Schedule: Monday, September 9 - Monday, December 2 (no class October 14)
Time: 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $220

Min/Max: 6/15


3D Art: Building and Sculpture (SK - 2nd)

In this class, kids will get to use a wide variety of art mediums and techniques - painting, collage, watercolor, glue, drawing, Model Magic clay and more!  We’ll do lots of process based art and sensory play to keep it fun!

Instructors: The Art Project
Schedule: Tuesday, September 10 - Tuesday, November 26 (no class September 24 or October 15)

Time: 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $175

Min/Max: 6/15


3D Art: Building and Sculpture (3rd - 5th)

In this class, kids will get to use a wide variety of art mediums and techniques - painting, collage, watercolor, glue, drawing, Model Magic clay and more!  We’ll do lots of process based art and sensory play to keep it fun!

Instructors: The Art Project
Schedule: Tuesday, September 10 - Tuesday, November 26 (no class September 24 or October 15)

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Cost: $175

Min/Max: 6/15


Makers: Magical Unicorn (1st - 5th)

Spend an afternoon in the mythical world of unicorns!  Make and bake unicorn poop cookies, design your own unicorn pillow and more in this magical camp!

Instructors: Jessica Lancaster
Schedule: Friday, September 13
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $50

Min/Max: 7/15


Yoga (SK - 2nd)

Yoga at St. Mary’s is integrative learning that uses storytelling, music, and creative arts blended with yoga movement to educate the whole child. Yoga helps to increase focus, concentration, and attention span.Instructor: Casey Herring
Schedule: Tuesday, September 17 - Tuesday, November 19
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Cost: $150

Min/Max: 6/15


Musical Theater: Aladdin (PK - 1st)

Students will learn about musical theater through weekly direction of the show Aladdin. Students will learn a mini version of the show with parts assigned by age on the third-class day. The combined classes will put on a performance for family and friends on the last day of class. Students will need a cream-colored camisole for under costume for the performance day.

Instructors: Memphis Youth Musical Theater
Schedule: Wednesday, September 25 - Wednesday, December 11
Time: 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $200

Min/Max: 8/15


Musical Theater: Aladdin (2nd - 5th)

Students will learn about musical theater through weekly direction of the show Aladdin. Students will learn a mini version of the show with parts assigned by age on the third-class day. The combined classes will put on a performance for family and friends on the last day of class. Students will need a cream-colored camisole for under costume for the performance day.

Instructors: Memphis Youth Musical Theater
Schedule: Wednesday, September 25 - Wednesday, December 11
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
Cost: $200

Min/Max: 8/15


Nature 2 You (1st - 5th)

Students can discover nature at SMS! Nature 2 U programs engage students in a variety of hands-on, participatory activities.  Programs include storytelling, costumes, touchable biofacts, plus preserved and live animals. 

Instructors: Lichterman Nature Center
Schedule: Wednesday, October 2 - Wednesday, November 6
Time: 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $125

Min/Max: 8/15


Makers: Blow Up (1st - 5th) 

Do you like to see things explode and make messes?  Then this camp is for you as we learn about chemical reactions that make everyday items become explosive!

Instructor: Jessica Lancaster
Schedule: Friday, October 4
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $50

Min/Max: 7/15


Study Skills (4th & 5th) 

Improve your students learning effectiveness and make study time more efficient.  Practice time management, note taking skills, textbook study methods, test taking strategies, and critical thinking skills.

Instructor: Deena Phillipy
Schedule: Monday, October 7  - Monday, November 4 (no class October 14)
Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $180

Min/Max: 6/15


Sewing Club (1st - 5th) 

Join us for five weeks of sewing.  We will make American Girl doll clothes as well as some new and creative projects.  Girls will learn to sew different stitches, sew on buttons, and add trims.

Instructors: Gwen Collier, Barbara Persons, and Heather Hendry
Schedule: Tuesday, October 15 - Tuesday, November 12
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $165

Min/Max: 10/30


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


Turkeys in Training: Soccer (3rd - 5th) 

This program is designed to introduce our Lower School girls to the wonderful world of Turkeys Athletics! Throughout the six week clinic, we will focus on passing, dribbling, and shooting. We will spend the first 35 minutes each week learning soccer fundamentals in skills and the remaining 25 minutes will be spent playing intra-squad games. Please bring shin guards, a soccer ball, and a water bottle each week. 

Instructors: Casey Crenney & Athletic Department Coaches
Schedule: Tuesday, October 15 - Tuesday, November 19
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $150

Min/Max: 6/20


Turkeys in Training: Lacrosse (3rd - 5th) 

This program is designed to introduce our Lower School girls to the wonderful world of Turkeys Athletics! Throughout the six week clinic, we will focus on passing, catching, cradling, and shooting. We will spend the first 35 minutes each week learning lacrosse fundamentals in skills and the remaining 25 minutes will be spent playing intra-squad games. Please bring a mouth guard, a lacrosse stick, goggles, and a water bottle each week. 

Instructors: Casey Crenney & Athletic Department Coaches
Schedule: Wednesday, October 16 - Wednesday, November 20
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $150

Min/Max: 6/20


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

Artland (6th - 9th)

Artland is for students who love art and want to engage with like minded peers.  Students are encouraged to develop originality and personal expression in their work as they explore various two and three dimensional media.  Projects are different each semester.

Instructor: Elizabeth Garat
Schedule: Tuesday, October 1 - Tuesday, November 19
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $180

Min/Max: 6/12


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.  

Instructor: 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.

August Sessions: 2 Saturdays, August 17 & 24
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 programming. 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. 


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