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Afterschool Enrichment

Spring 2024 After School Enrichment Class Registration will go live at 12pm on March 13th on the Auxiliary Programs site.




Tuesdays Watercolor Misfits Plein Air: This amazing fine art class series continues with a new focus on painting  the things we see in nature. Learn how to paint light, insects, plants and the natural beauty around us. 4th-8th grade. 

Day and Time: Tuesdays 3:45-5:15pm

Date Range: April 9th-May 14th (6 classes)

COST: $198

Leader: Mila Shelehoff of Art Sprouts

Location: Around Campus


Wednesday Chess Club with Rose City Chess: Have you always wanted to learn the artful game of chess? Are you a seasoned player looking to show off your strategies? Join Coach Nick here on campus for weeks of fun and learning. Please see link above for more information. 

Day and Time: Wednesdays | 3:45-4:45pm

Date Range: April 3rd-May 29th (9 classes) 

Location: US Rm 1

Find out more and register HERE: Chess Club Registration

Grade Range: 2nd-8th


Leader: Coach Nick 



Wednesday LEGO Robotics: Be a part of Cascades Academy's LEGO League robotics! This group will meet once a week to learn about coding and robotics with LEGOS. This fun-filled, non-competitive program for younger students includes several opportunities for students to learn, work together, enhance their building and programming skills, and be creative in the STEM fields. K-3rd grade. 

Dates & Time: April 17th-June 5th 3:45-5pm

Leader: Mr. Sebastian and John Sereni

COST: $198

Location: LS STEM Room



Thursday K-2 Choir: This popular class continues. Do you love to sing? Want to learn how to train your voice? This is a wonderful opportunity we are thrilled to offer through our Cascades Academy Music teacher, Natalie True. This class goes beautifully with piano lessons and students can sign up for aftercare in between if needed. K-2nd grade. 

Dates & Time: April 4th-June 6th 3:45-4:20pm

Leader: Ms True

Location: Main Commons


Thursday Dungeons & Dragons w/ Mr. Pat: A fun and inclusive club for students to come together and learn the necessary skills to play the timeless Role Playing Game, Dungeons & Dragons. We would love to welcome some new students to this class this fall. This Dungeons and Dragons Club is intended for adventurers of any level, whether beginner or experienced, to join together and learn the ins and outs of the ever-popular tabletop roleplaying game. 3rd-5th grade.

Dates & Time: April 11th-May 23rd 3:45-5pm

Leader: Mr. Pat

Location: mS science Room

**Note:There will be no DnD class during LS Traveling School weeks (May 13-17 & May 29-31)**



Ms True has some openings for Piano Lessons!
Please contact Natalie at or via this form: Piano Lesson Form

We are pleased to now be able to offer financial aid for all internal Enrichment Classes (exclusive of Chess Club and Piano). To apply, please reach out to our Director of Enrollment Buck McKenna





PK Extended Day, 2:30-3:30, M-F

Cascades Academy offers Extended Day Care for its PK students. Since the PK day ends at 2:30, students in the PK classroom can extend their stay to 3:30. Extended Day is designed to be a time for the PK'er to spend an hour in the library reading books, eating snacks, having choice time, and playing with other PK friends. This time is free of charge and offers an opportunity for students to connect with their older siblings at dismissal or transition to the After Care program at 3:30.

After Care

After Care is available after school dismisses from 3:30-5:30 pm Mondays through Thursdays and 3:30-5:00 pm on Fridays. The cost of After Care is either $17.75/day for the drop in rate (billed to the parents' school account after each term) or $12/day with registering through our Aftercare Portal.
**Please note**you are welcome to register for and then pay for one month at a time or 20 days at a time, as this is taking the place of our previous Punch Pass system.

If you would like to sign up for After Care and need help navigating the portal, please email

After Care will be held both outside on the playground and in the library this year, and parent pick-up will take place through the main entrance.  


Early Release Care

Once a month, Cascades Academy dismisses at 2:00 in order to provide extended planning and meeting time to its teachers. During these early release days, PK-5 grade students can sign up to be part of the After Care program. Specific Early Release dates are posted on the All-School calendar.  Feel free to reserve a spot for your child in the portal at your earliest convenience HERE:


On days when there is no school due to teacher/staff work days, we offer Day Camp from 8am-4pm. Feel free to reserve a spot for your child in the Aftercare Portal at your earliest convenience here:


Monday, March 25th - Friday, March 29th


2024 Camp:

Join us for the  Camp CREATE EcoRangers Adventure Camp, where young explorers become stewards of our planet! In partnership with the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council, this spring break camp offers budding scientists and nature lovers the chance to delve into the wonders of our local ecosystem. Alongside exhilarating hikes through our beautiful rivers and streams, campers will participate in hands-on scientific field studies, creative arts, and interactive games. From uncovering the secrets of stream-dwelling macroinvertebrates to discovering the rich biodiversity of our watershed, participants will develop a deeper appreciation for the natural world. Additionally, we'll be actively involved in a restoration project with the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council, contributing directly to the health of our environment. Through immersive experiences and guidance, campers will learn the importance of environmental stewardship and how to care for our Earth. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to explore, learn, and protect our planet! The camp runs from March 25th-29th, daily from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and is open to children currently in grades K-5. Each camper will receive a Camp CREATE EcoRangers certificate and official embroidered patch upon completion. Cost: $375 per student.


Registration will go live here: on February 9th at 10:00am

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