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About Canterbury Woods Elementary

The Canterbury Woods PTA is excited to offer an after school enrichment program for its students! We have three exciting sessions planned - Fall, Winter and Spring - with lots of great classes to choose from in each one. On this site you'll find all the information about program procedures, class descriptions and details you need to participate. Whether you are looking for sports, drama, arts and crafts, technology, science or hobbies, there's something here for everyone. 

Transition from school to enrichment programs:

Morning classes: Provider will be in classrooms, students will arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before start of class (8:10). 
Afternoon classes: The students will go directly to their enrichment classrooms. SACC students will be walked by the OSC to their enrichment classrooms after they check in with their SACC teacher.

Please click on “View all Courses” button below during Open Registration to register.

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For any other questions, please reach out to Lori at


STEM exCEL Robotics is designed for students looking to get started with robotics, and who are possibly interested in learning competitive robotics. In this course, students learn how to design, build, and program Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots by constructing and programming a robot. By applying engineering concepts as well as advanced sensor programming skills, students will perfect their design and programming to solve a variety of challenges. These engineering, design and programming concepts serve as a great stepping stone for students that have an interest in competing in robotics competitions such as First Lego League (FLL).

Glee Club

This program provides students with an opportunity to showcase singing skills in a fun, casual environment. Students will learn 3-4 songs in a variety of genres from today's pop songs, Disney, Broadway, and the golden oldies. They will also learn simple choreography to go with each song, culminating in a presentation for parents during the last class. No prior singing or dancing experience is necessary.

Motor Mayhem

Bust a move and crash some cars.
Come explore the ways of motors - from simple air blasts to over-clocked electric motors. You will make helicopters, and airplanes. Explore rockets and make your own stomp rocket assembly. Wrap up with electric motors and your very own electric car. Almost all of these will crash at least once, so be ready for extreme mayhem. You'll learn about basic propulsion principles and apply them to the real world. Several fun open-ended projects have you building moving creations with your own hands and tools. What to expect - Everyone will use real tools and raw parts - no toy kits! Students will learn how to splice & strip wires Students will learn basic electrical safety


The United States Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Section (USTA MAS) proudly presents TGA Premier Youth Tennis, the first and only national tennis enrichment program in the country. Students will develop tennis skills utilizing kid-friendly equipment in a play-to-learn style that gets them rallying and having fun right away. In addition, students will learn relevant character development and STEM skills such as sportsmanship, respect, math, science, technology, and more. Elementary school programs include a five-level progression system. All first time students receive a wristband, a hat, and a student handbook. Program is taught by USTA-trained and background-screened coaches utilizing the most current teaching methodology. All tennis equipment is provided (e.g. racquets, balls, pop up nets).

Mandarin Immersion

The Mandarin Chinese Immersion Program is dedicated to providing an interactive environment for students to develop positive attitudes and excitement toward learning the target language. The student acquire the target language in a fun and interactive way through games, songs, skits, storytelling, accumulative projects and cultural events. By listening, speaking, reading and writing, the student are able to broaden their awareness, acceptance and understanding of different cultures throughout the world. This program is designed to accommodate varying levels of language learners as they progress through the stages of the National Foreign Language Curriculum with Readiness, Foundations and Essential Objectives.
Our curriculum is organized around thematic units, designed to facilitate the practice of key vocabulary and functional language structures. Our experienced teachers use only the target language in class, supporting comprehension with dramatic gestures and facial expressions, and a variety of simple visuals and manipulatives, such as flashcards, worksheets, toys and games.
Take advantage of this window of opportunity and give your child a head start by providing them with an immersion environment to learn Mandarin!

Groovy Guitar

Students will participate in an beginner guitar music group. Students will learn about the instrument, how to read musical notation as well as how to participate in a group. Students are provided with FREE instrument rentals to TAKE HOME with them for the entire session! Parents will be invited to a “Parent Day” on the last day of class. Rental Instruments must be returned at the last class.

So You Want To Be A Scientist

There are so many ways to do science! Join us as we explore different science careers. Use real scientific equipment to investigate research questions in different fields. Try out SCUBA gear as a marine biologist, learn basic methods for studying DNA, run experiments in chemistry and engineering and try your hand at operating an ROV (remote operated vehicle) like those used to take samples on the surface of Mars or in the deep sea.
As members of The Science Place research team, students receive junior scientist wristbands. When they successfully complete their science mission each week, they earn an insignia to add to their wristband. By the end of their session, they have a visual record of the science knowledge that they've gained on their expedition.


iCook is a really fun, hands-on after-school cooking program for children. Our mission is simple: to help teach children to love everything about food, cooking, eating delicious and healthful dishes, learning about different cultures and stories behind the food.
Our chefs-in-training will learn how to make a variety of healthy, delicious and fun seasonal recipes. We will learn about herbs, spices and how they add flavor and aroma to the dishes. Our little chefs will "travel" to new countries and learn about their cuisines and cultures. We will master cooking safety, slicing, dicing, chopping, folding, baking, zesting, mixing and more.