Wondering what to do with the kids after school? Once the school day ends, kids have an opportunity to pursue their passions and connect with kids from other schools. Engage their minds and bodies with extracurricular classes.  Check out these awesome after-school programs being offered around Metro Vancouver.

Knight Academie Lessons for KidsAcademie Duello Knight Academie

Raise your swords for more fun this Fall with Academie Duello! If your child is looking for something unique and engaging to enroll in this Fall, look no further than the Knight Academie. Students will journey back into the Middle Ages for authentic knight training in the Historical Martial Arts of Europe.

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Alliance Francaise Vancouver

Kick off your child’s success with Fall lessons at Alliance Française Vancouver! Classes are organized by age and skill level to ensure the optimal development of each student. NEW courses this year include DELF preparation and classes geared toward students currently enrolled in French Immersion.

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CTORA Theatre

At CTORA Academy, your child will sing, dance, act, and build a professional-quality production from September -March, culminating in three performances per cast for each of the two shows at the Pal Studio Theatre in March 2024. Through working with a professional production team, your child will learn about teamwork, the process of putting together a full-scale production, and the fundamentals of musical theatre. This year, two different shows are being offered: “The Grunch” for students in grades 4-7 and “Mean Girls, Jr.” for students in grades 8-12. Choose from either the Vancouver or Richmond location for rehearsals.

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EJS School of Fine Arts

If your child has been interested in learning a new instrument, trying their hand at painting, or wanting to take the stage and give acting a shot, then there is no better time than the present! EJS School of Fine Arts has an abundance of offerings for children and youth ages 5- 18, including dance classes, music lessons, visual arts classes, musical theatre, and more!

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Gateway Academy

If you have a child between the ages of 6-18 years old that is looking for a place to have fun, develop close friendships, and increase confidence, then Gateway Academy has just what you are looking for! Gateway Academy classes are organized into Acting or Musical Theatre, and further grouped by age and ability. New this year, the Acting and Musical Theatre C-level for ages 14-18 classes will incorporate rehearsal and performance during the second half of the year, with the addition of technical elements (lights and sound) and a dedicated Tech Day to the year-end presentations.

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Pedalheads Swim Lessons

Swimming is an important life skill for kids to have.  Pedalheads Swim has been teaching kids how to swim since 1986 with their unique teaching methods that utilize progressive skills and small class sizes. With their exceptional teaching, your child will be confident in the water in no time! From tots classes to group lessons to private lessons, there is a program perfect for all your needs. Pedalheads also offers private and semi-private lessons for those looking for a bit of extra coaching and assistance.

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Place des Arts

Do you have children or youth interested in the arts? From fine arts to music to movement and dance, it’s time to start thinking about registering for Place des Arts classes and lessons for the fall. With a wide variety of popular programs, you’ll want to move quickly before the classes are full! Registration for the centre’s 2023-2024 classes and private lessons is now open.

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Science BCScience BC

Chemical reactions, biological curiosities, astronomical oddities… there’s no denying it, science is fascinating and fun! Building a strong foundation in science is the hallmark of the Science BC Fall Classes. The programs are designed to meet the learning needs of both home learners and in-school students and are offered through in-class learning, self-paced, and slides available for purchase.

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Shoreline Studios Summer CampsShoreline Studios

The Shoreline Studios Fall Programs are ongoing and welcome participants of all levels, whether they’re new to the biz or advanced actors looking to further hone their skill set and expand their toolbox. Students will explore the depths of their imagination and learn empathy to create nuanced characters that live beyond the text.  Shoreline Studios classes are small so each child is able to receive individualized attention.

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Vancouver Chess School

If your child has spent the summer playing Chess or is just starting to show an interest in learning, enroll them in Fall lessons at Vancouver Chess School. With over a decade of experience and highly qualified coaches and instructors, Vancouver Chess School is a leader in chess education with small class sizes, one-on-one instruction, and competitive tournaments. Through this approach, students progress through levels: Absolute Beginner for those who have never played before, to Master, the highest level.

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