Chess Wizards

Chess Wizards is a premier chess education company providing fun, informative and challenging chess lessons to students. Chess Wizards teaches children many important life concepts, such as learning the ability to win graciously and accept defeat with dignity and sportsmanship. Students will be divided into groups according to their chess experience. At the end of this session, each student will have had the chance to participate in a mini-chess tournament. Click here to learn more. 

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Coding with Kids

Coding with Kids is a computer programming academy for grades K-12. Our proven, progressive curriculum grows with our students, from foundations of coding to professional skills. Coding with Kids curriculum introduces computer programming concepts through creative projects, such as development of games, websites, and mobile applications. Our classes provide a hands-on experience, with brief opening lessons and plenty of practice time. Small class sizes and experienced instructors offer plenty of 1:1 support for each student. Click here to learn more. 

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Everyday Science

Afterschool Science Enrichment Program. Open to students in grades in K – 6. Click here to learn more.  

Fine Art Starts!

Get into ART! Students are introduced to real fine art skills in drawing, painting and clay to balance with their own ideas to make unique artwork. New students are introduced to fundamentals while continuing students are challenged. Each session is different and most students continue the program through 5th grade. Art class will be held on Thursdays from 2:50-3:50pm, beginning October 6th. Please join us for a structured, but casual, Art Show in December.

Art classes at VCES are taught by artist and licensed Fine Art Teacher, Ms. Sascha, who has been teaching art to K-12 students for over 20 years. She teaches Art full time and was nominated for the Oregon Art Educator of the year award in 2021. Fine Art Starts is a federally-recognized 501(c)3 organization and Foundation 11 School. Financial assistance available for qualifying families. Tuition is tax-deductible.

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Play.Fit.Fun is excited to be back – getting kids between K to 5th grade moving and having fun at Valley Catholic! PLAY.FIT.FUN is a fun mix of P.E., field day, summer camp and team building. Your child(ren) will have a blast playing active games, making friends, and building skills. Each class is designed so every kid, no matter their grade level or ability will have an amazing time and feel successful. This program focuses on physical activity, skill building, confidence, and self esteem. Click here to learn more. 

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