After School - Kaleidoscope


Our Kaleidoscope Enrichment Program offers all Tower Hill students in Tower Tots—sixth grade the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of extracurricular activities—such as soccer, dance, theater, chess and science.

Enrichment registration will open via Homeroom on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. Brochures will be available at the Lower School Meet and Greet on Sept. 5 or sent home with students in their backpacks on the first day of school.

ChessNuts (Grades K-8)
Mondays 3:10-4:10 p.m. (Beginners): 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11
Tuesdays 3:10-4:10 p.m. (Advanced): 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5
Greg Rogers of Chess Masters of Delaware offers his expertise in teaching Tower Hill students how to play chess and improve their current level of competence. The benefits of chess are numerous. Encouraged by Mr. Rogers’ enthusiasm and dedication, Tower Hill students take part in various chess tournaments and have won numerous prestigious trophies. Students keep the same level of competency throughout the school year. 
For further information or questions, please contact Greg Rogers at
Let’s Talk Chinese (Pre-K-8)
Tuesdays: 3:10-4:10 p.m.: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5
In the Let’s Talk Chinese program, we create a dynamic and immersive learning environment for children to explore and embrace the beauty of Chinese language and traditions through a variety of interactive activities, games, movement and music. Our instructor leads the class with enthusiasm and expertise, ensuring that children have a fun and engaging experience while learning.

Whether your child is just beginning their journey in learning Chinese or is already an advanced student, our program is tailored to accommodate learners of all levels. 

During the classes, children will have ample opportunities to engage in meaningful conversations, practice vocabulary and enhance their pronunciation skills. They will also delve into Chinese characters and reading comprehension to develop their literacy in the language.

*JUST ADDED*  Emotional Explorers: A Nature Self-Regulation Group (Grades 2-3)
Wednesdays 3:10-4:30 p.m.: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8
Tower Hill is excited to offer “Emotional Explorers: A Nature Self-Regulation Group” in partnership with Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Liz Downing, of In the Woods OT. This unique enrichment program will provide students with an opportunity to grow their self-regulation skills and strengthen their self-awareness. Utilizing resources from the Powerfully You™ curriculum, Ms. Downing helps students find ways to better recognize and manage their emotions. This facilitated group will be limited to 6 students in 2nd and 3rd Grades, as it will provide a safe space for the children to develop a focused connection to nature and their peers. Over the course of eight weeks students will gain confidence, learn strategies to navigate the social world, and build relationships with peers all while immersed in nature. Emotional Explorers will take place in various outdoor locations on and around the Tower Hill campus (we will advise you on how to dress your child.) For questions please contact Liz at
Participants will learn how to:
  • Initiate and maintain strong friendships
  • Resolve conflicts 
  • Develop soft skills, such as flexibility and collaboration
  • Communicate emotions effectively and appropriately

Science  Explorers (Grades K-4)

Thursdays 3:10-4:10 p.m.: 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7 

Slime Time, Science Sampler and Magical Mixtures
Slime Time - Prepare to get elbow deep in gooey fun as we make different slime creations over this three-week intro into the world of polymer chemistry. You’ll make amazing color changing slime, textured slime with growing orbs and slime that you can draw on!
Science Sampler - Experience a sampling of our different club themes each week! Become a “slimeologist” and mix up a batch of oozy glowing slime, become an inventor and build your own circuit to send messages in Morse Code, become a geologist and discover mysteries beneath the Earth and create chemistry concoctions!  
Magical Mixtures - Join us as we explore the science behind the magic! Reveal a rainbow of colors during our acid and base investigation, mix up an exothermic reaction to create a “matter monster” conduct experiments on mystery powders and uncover the secrets behind disappearing crystals and magic sand. These fun-filled experiments will amaze you and your friends!

Graphic Design at THS (Grades 1-4)
Thursdays 3:10-4:10 p.m.: 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7
Interested in drawing, art or design? In this class you’ll learn how to use your doodling skills for real by doing design projects for local nonprofits or small businesses. You will learn how to make professional posters and art that people normally pay for, and you’ll ultimately design posters and ads for real organizations with good causes. We will expand our tool kit by creating designs for the school, for us personally and for external stakeholders. Everyone should come to class with an idea of the types of people and events you want to help in your community.


Martial Arts (Grades K-4) 
Wednesdays 3:10-4:10 p.m.: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6
Students learn coordination, cooperation, self control and concentration in this fun Brazilian jiu-jitsu program taught by Stephen Plyler. Price includes uniform and belt promotion. For questions regarding the class, contact Stephen Plyler at 
Karate USA/Splash Class (Grades 1-4) 
Thursdays 3:10-4:10 p.m.: 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7 
“We teach people first, martial arts second.”
Come try our new pop up class introducing Kenpo Karate to our Lower School. Mr. Dino has been teaching karate to students of all ages for over 25 years (at Tower Hill for 15 years) including promoting over 300 students to the rank of black belt. This class introduces children to the basics of karate in a fun environment as they learn to punch, kick, block and even even learn some self defense techniques. This class will end with a promotion to white belt. 

Soccer (Pre-K-2)
Thursdays 3:10 - 4:10 p.m.: 5 sessions 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26  
Coach Kevin Schneider. Soccer Shots is a national leader in youth soccer development. Our nationally recognized program offers a high energy, fun, age-appropriate introduction to the wonderful game of soccer. Our innovative curriculum emphasizes both soccer skills and character development. Our goal is simple: to leave a lasting, positive impact on every child we serve. Join us and see why hundreds of thousands of children throughout North America have benefited from the Soccer Shots experience! Equipment recommended: sneakers or soccer cleats (shin guards not required). 

For any questions regarding the class, feel free to contact Kevin Schneider at 302-222-6184 or

Petite Yogi (Grades K-4)
Tuesdays 3:10-4:10 p.m.: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5
This introduction to yoga incorporates playful movements and games in a noncompetitive environment. Each class ends with a guided relaxation to allow students to decompress after a full day of school. Our yoga classes begin to build the foundation for a lifetime of self awareness and compassion. Visit for more information.

Field Hockey (Grades 1-4)
Mondays 3:10-4:10 p.m.: 6 sessions 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30 11/6 
Delaware Sharks Field Hockey Club is partnering with Tower Hill to offer an introduction to field hockey for grades 1-4. Athletes will learn field hockey basics through a mix of skills drills and fun games. All skill levels welcome!

Contact Jen Zuck at for more information.
Equipment needed: stick, shin guards and mouthguard. Some loaner 
sticks available!


Acting (Grades K-5) 
Fridays 3:10-4:10 p.m.:  9/22, 9/29, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8
Join Child Drama Workshops for this interactive drama class including creative movement, theater exercises and improvisational role playing. Students will learn the fundamentals of the theater including stage geography and terminology. Basic acting techniques such as concentration, emotional awareness and characterization are explored. This creative experience allows for children to express themselves imaginatively by improvising favorite stories and original ideas. Costume accessories and props will be used to enhance creativity during the workshop. An original and improvisation-based play will be presented to parents and peers on the final day of class. 

For further information or questions, please contact Bethany Miller, program director, at

THS DANCE - Ballet, Theater and Jazz Dance Classes (Grades Pre-K-4)
Mondays 3:10-4:10 p.m.: 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11
Children will learn the basics of ballet, theater and jazz emphasizing proper technique and terminology, which are an essential foundation in the performing art of dance. The class will include an original and creative approach using great music, costumes and props. In every class, students will participate in age appropriate activities that engage the students’ interest while encouraging them to improve their skills and gain an appreciation for this art form. Parents are invited on the last day for a performance! Fee includes costume but not attire.

Dance Attire: Girls wear pink, black or white leggings and pink ballet slippers with names inside. Boys wear black track or sweat pants, white shirts and black jazz or ballet shoes with names inside. A dance bag is suggested for all their belongings. 

Painting With a Twist (Grades 1-4) 
Wednesdays 3:10-4:30 p.m.: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6
Create six paintings that explore the fall season. We will embrace fall colors and creations. We will nurture each child’s creative ability. Every two weeks your child will bring home a painting they can proudly display in your home or office or give as gifts to family and friends. 
For information contact Stephanie Rhodes -

School of Rock: Little Wings (Grades TT-Pre-K) 
Wednesdays 3:10-4:10 p.m.: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6
Little Wing is School of Rock’s music program for 3- to 5-year-olds. This music program features a special, rock-focused curriculum where students play games and engage in activities to help them internalize the foundational skills they will use as their musical abilities grow. Each class, School of Rock uses classic rock hits to teach rhythm, song structure, melody, dynamic, and more through play.  

School of Rock Rookies Program: (Grades K-2)
Fridays 3:10-4:10 p.m.:  9/22, 9/29, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8
Rookies is a music program designed for young learners (K-2) with no previous musical experience. As with all our music programs, Rookies uses the patented School of Rock Method. Performance-based music education is the best and most enjoyable way for students to gain musical proficiency. Rookies students have one weekly group music lesson where they learn music fundamentals like chords, rhythm and song structure. Rookies learn and experiment with multiple instruments like vocals, guitar and drums, so they are then able to decide which one they want to try at the next level, our Rock 101 program.

View fees and register online at  

*Due to the nature of the classes in our enrichment program, refunds will no longer be granted.
Students will be dismissed from school to Kaleidoscope staff/class instructor and given a snack prior to class. After class, registered students attending the Kaleidoscope After School Program will be picked up by staff and brought to the Kaleidoscope building. Students who are not enrolled in the Kaleidoscope, should be picked up promptly by their parent or caregiver in the designated enrichment classroom. Children not picked up within 10 minutes of the end of class will join Kaleidoscope After School, and families will be charged accordingly at the drop-in rate. 
Please note: Children that need to attend Kaleidoscope after their enrichment class for the remaining part of that day will need to register on homeroom for an additional hour or two for that given day. For example: (one hour after their enrichment class, register for the 4 p.m. pick up time; two hours after enrichment class, register for the 5 p.m. pick up time, etc.)