Special Skills and Lifestyle Courses

Health and Fitness


Audrey Lin

Section 1: Grades 5-8, Sun: 6PM-6:45PM EST
Prerequisites: None

Health and Fitness is a course that will assist students in improving their lifestyle by learning to balance their diets and stay fit. The lessons will cover varieties of different topics such as workouts targeting specific parts of the body, injury prevention/recovery, and healthy recipes. Each class will include a workout and/or a demonstration on how to make a recipe. 

Introduction to Fencing

Section 1: Grades 5-8, Thurs: 5PM-5:45PM EST

Prerequisites: None

In this course, students will learn the basics of fencing, including rules, moves, and strategies. Sessions will consist of learning basic information about fencing mixed with practicing important physical exercises and movements. Additionally, we will explore the differences and history behind each of the 3 fencing swords: foil, epee, and saber. This information, along with online fencing resources to be provided, will allow students to figure out which sword interests them and further pursue fencing outside the class. Other than an open space, no prior knowledge or materials are necessary.

Baking and Cooking


Saumya Seth

Section 1: Grades 6-8, Sat: 1PM-1:45PM EST
Prerequisites: Access to an oven, pans, stovetop, and basic cooking/baking cookware.

Get ready to make some yummy food! In this course, students will be able to learn the basics of baking and cooking required to become an expert in the kitchen. We will be learning different techniques and recipes that are derived from a range of cultures. We will make various foods while still covering all of the classics of the food world. The course will accommodate all dietary restrictions, and students will be able to make requests for recipes. Be ready to have fun and make good food!

Mental Health Management


Sayali Patil

Section 1: Grades 6-8, Fri: 5PM-5:45PM EST
Prerequisites: None

If you are interested in how stress can internally hurt your mental and physical health, this class is perfect for you. In this session, students will learn how to handle stress from outside forces and how it can inadvertently hurt one's health. Through this course, I hope students learn how to maintain their mental health without becoming overwhelmed from stress and anxiety as they begin their transition to high school. 

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