Before-School Enrichment

For the 2017-2018 academic year, the before-school enrichment program will run five days per week, 7:30-8:30 am.

When you sign up, you will be doing so for the entire semester. This is a great opportunity to expose your child to a broad range of activities that they may not have tried before all at an affordable price.

Course offerings will be offered in two, nine-week sessions.

Fall Semester 1A classes will run August 21 – October 20:

Monday: Movement Through Math/Learning Through Movement*
Tuesday: Chess
Wednesday: Bricks4Kids
Thursday: Tutoring
Friday: Yoga

Fall Semester 1B classes will run October 23 – December 22:

Monday: Movement Through Math/Learning Through Movement*
Tuesday: Chess
Wednesday: Mad Science
Thursday: Tutoring
Friday: Abra-Kid-Abra

*Students will be split into two groups and swap classes halfway through the semester.

Spring semester registration will take place early December.

How does the schedule work?
It will be a set schedule and each day will have a different class offered. Right now there is not a part time option, however if you have more than 1 kid and you want to split the week between the kids (for example Johnny goes to Chess on Tuesday and Tutoring on Thursday, and Sally goes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) you can do that. You can also just send your child 2 or 3 days per week if that is when you need care, however, you would still pay the full amount.

How much does it cost?
The total cost for 18 weeks of morning enrichment is $650 paid up front or in four payments of $163/month. Enrollment will close on August 14th.

When does it start?
Classes will begin the week of August 21st.

Have more questions?
Contact Sybill Naidoo, PTO Vice President, at

Program Offering Details

These classes build on the universal popularity of LEGO® Bricks to deliver high quality, educational play. Every class is a fun, enriching experience utilizing the classic bricks loved by generations of children.

The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis continues its ongoing partnership with Mallinckrodt this year. Instructors from the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis provide chess classes that teach fundamental chess elements in addition to promoting educational values that can be learned through chess. Classes will focus on chess fundamentals while also incorporating lessons on critical thinking, planning and logic.

Moving through Math (brought to you by Springboard)
This interactive lecture-demonstration is a fun and lively program using music and dance to bring elementary math and geometry to life. The performance catalyzes children’s capacity to grasp mathematical concept by simultaneously stimulating visual, auditory and kinesthetic leaning while introducing some of the fundamental elements of dance art.

Learning through Movement (brought to you by Springboard)
Explore the music and history associated with dance in America. Students learn hip-hop, disco and other dance moves that developed in America. For a culminating event, students choreograph and perform original dances in small groups.

This will be a time that your child can do homework, get some extra help on subjects that have proved to be more challenging for him/her, catch up on some reading or other activities guided by the teacher. This class will be staffed with Mallinckrodt teachers.

Yoga in the Garden
Mallinckrodt moms, Amy Raymond & Kate Stewart, will guide students through asanas (postures), breathing exercises, meditation and games. Through yoga children will harness their powers of concentration, develop a healthy body awareness, increase confidence and improve coordination. They’ll learn breath awareness, working with others and discover how we’re all connected. *Should there be inclement weather, classes will take place in library.

Mad Science: Science Mania
Dive into the exciting lab of a Mad Scientist! Investigate all about bugs and how they help our environment. Become a detective and discover how forensic science plays a role in solving crimes. Be a special effects expert and discover why science is the real star on the big screen. Investigate meteorology and build your own UV detector. Climb the ladder of knowledge as you discover the science behind your favorite toys with MAD SCIENCE.

Abra-Kid-Abra: Disappearing Ink & More Amazing Magic!
Mind read the color someone is thinking of, magically reveal a spectator’s selected card in a comical manner and squirt ink on someone, then make it disappear! These are just a few of the tricks you’ll learn in our magic class! Put on shows for your family! Develop presentation skills and confidence! Class culminates with the magicians putting on a family show. Tricks are all new from the last several years. 3 goals for our classes: 1) Develop presentation skills & confidence. 2) For math magic, meet Common Core State Standards in math. 3) Have fun!