For Curious Kids Who Love to Learn

REGISTRATION FOR SPRING AND SUMMER 2024 AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS, CLASSES AND CAMPS IS OPEN!

Classes and Clubs

A menu of Classes and Clubs is offered in trimesters during the school year, generally offered between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m weekdays, though some weekend activities may be offered.  Activities and services are open to all students from traditional, alternative and home schools.  We offer a menu of activities focused on diverse topics, though primarily STEM-related.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are essential skills for the 21st century.  Information, technology, and artificial intelligence are advancing at light speed.  Students must understand the fundamental principles of these subject areas and have the ability to work in partnership with technology in order to be successful in the world in which they will work.  Our STEM-Exploration classes emphasize both teamwork and independent learning, these classes inspire creativity and innovation while teaching skills in problem solving, critical thinking and project management.

Daytime and after school activities occur during the school year.  Schedules may change each trimester.  Summer camps are held June – August.   There is something for people of so many ages and abilities.  Register for an activity on our Calendar.

Please note that only registered students may attend Classes and must be dropped off.  Students may be accompanied to Clubs and Meet Ups. 

SPRING 2024 CLASSES AND CLUBS SCHEDULE

We accept registrations after the term begins.  Contact us about late registration and prorated fees. 

Micro:Coding Class – Wednesdays  3:15 – 4:45 p.m., April 3 – June 5
Students in grades 3-8 interested in going further with micro:bit can sign up for the after school micro:coding club.
Cost: $200/student

American Sign Language Class – Wednesdays 3:15-4:45 p.m., April 3 – June 5
All skill levels are invited to learn conversational ASL vocabulary and phrases through flashcards, games, video interactions and activities. Appropriate for students grades 2 to adult. 
Cost: $250/student

Speed Cubing Club* – Thursdays 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., weekly beginning April 6.  (Check the calendar weekly for updates.)
Students in grades 1-8 can get together with others who enjoy solving mechanical puzzles, learn from each other and have fun.
Cost: Free

General Computer Skills for Adults – Mondays 4:30-5:30 p.m, April 1 – June 3
An basic course for adults and seniors ages 18+ who want to learn to secure a device from hackers, access internet, access email (including block junk mail), basic settings, accessibility settings, use of Bluetooth devices, basic video call use, and other questions students have.
Cost: $175

Beginner Excel for Adults – Mondays 6:00-7:00 p.m, April 1 – June 3
An introductory look at Microsoft Excel for adults ages 18+ who feel it could be useful, felt overwhelmed trying to learn, and/or want to improve skills for work or other coursework.  Course content includes how to make tables and add data, basic formatting, use formulas, print tables and charts, and more.  Class does not offer a certification and requires a laptop with excel.  Silverleaf may provide a loaner computer in class for an additional fee, but computers may not be taken home.
Cost: $175

*Students may be accompanied to Clubs and Meet Ups.  Only registered students may attend Classes and must be dropped off. 

Robotics

Silverleaf School offers a menu of robotics activities to students grades 1-8 through our STEM Exploration Classes, Robotics Teams and Summer STEAM Camps.  Students can access beginning, intermediate and advanced robotics classes using various VEX, micro:bits and other technologies.  Students engineer, construct, program and drive their machines.  In addition to technical skills, students practice teamwork, communication, collaboration, and problem solving.  Classes are offered during the school day as well as after school clubs.

Robotics Teams

Students interested in robotics are encouraged to join one of our competitive robotics teams.  Teams build robots to address the annual VEX/VEX IQ robotics challenge and collaborate with other teams from throughout Oregon to compete for a spot in the world finals.

Our ROCKETBOTS Robotics Teams are comprised students entering grades 3-8 (max of 4 students per team).  Students who register to participate on a team will meet weekly and attend approximately five (5) regional tournaments each season between November and April.  Attendance for registered team members is expected at events and may require travel.  Only registered team members may attend ROCKETBOTS meetings on the schedule.

Congratulations 2023-24 ROCKETBOTS! 
All of our Silverleaf ROCKETBOTS robotics teams qualified for the State tournament in Sandy, Oregon on February 24, 2024.
Two of our elementary teams places 3rd and 5th in the State of Oregon.  Our middle school team earned 4th place and was recognized with the Judge’s Award for excellence in performance, sportsmanship and leadership throughout the season! Awesome job students and coaches.  Thank you!

SPRING 2024 ROBOTICS TEAM SCHEDULE

The next robotics season begins in May 2024.  Check back for team registration information in April 2024.

*Students may be accompanied to Clubs and Meet Ups.  Only registered students may attend Classes and must be dropped off. 

 

Tutoring

Students are able to access tutoring by our STEM teachers.  Please see below for scheduling availability. 

Cost for private tutoring is $30/half hour.

MEET THE TUTORS

Lance Leblang has a master’s in Chemical Engineering, is a STEM Teacher and Camp Instructor at Silverleaf School, and has more than five years of tutoring experience.  Lance offers tutoring to all grade levels, including: calculus, pre-calculus, algebra, trigonometry, geometry, and statistics as well as SAT and ACT math assistance.  Tutoring in science is also available with Mr. Leblang.

Book tutoring with Mr. Leblang on his calendar: https://calendly.com/silverleaf_stem_lance

Zeb Schweickert is a lifelong math enthusiast and has a degree in pure mathematics from University of Oregon.  He has served as a STEM Teacher, Camp Instructor and Robotics Team Director at Silverleaf School for three years and has been an after school robotics coach since 2012.  He has experience teaching and tutoring math at all levels and is available to tutor elementary through early college math on any topic; SAT, ACT, and other test prep; and high school level physics and/or engineering. 

Book tutoring with Mr. Schweickert on his calendar:  TBD

Day Camps

Each year, we provide the Silverleaf Summer STEAM Series (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math): a menu of STEAM-based, week-long summer day camps for students entering grades 1-8.  Full day and half day camps are normally available on topics such as environmental sciences, art, robotics, LEGO® engineering, and fun mathematics applications.

Our camps emphasize both teamwork and independent learning.  They inspire creativity and innovation while practicing problem solving and collaboration.  The Summer STEAM Program facilitates access to 21st-century skills and technologies in an active and inclusive learning environment; fostering creativity and innovation.

Mobile STEM Lab

If you are a school or school district interested in having our STEM-Exploration or Robotics programs brought to you, we can make that happen!  Fill out the Contact Us form on our website to learn more about pricing and availability.


Leaders In-Training

Silverleaf supports personal development, learning and growth for all ages of students.  Our Leaders-in-Training opportunities allow high school, and sometimes middle school students, opportunities to gain valuable work experience as camp leaders or classroom helpers.  We also provide work opportunities for college students and young adults.  Some internship opportunities provide a stipend.

Do you like to work with kids?  Do you like to be creative?  Are you enthusiastic and interested in being a positive role model for kids?

If you are interested in an internship or work opportunity, connect with us on our Contact page.

Internship applicants will be asked to provide a letter of recommendation and resume.  Interns 18+ are required to pass a background check.