After School Programs

After School Programs | Winter 2020

The Toronto Heschel School is pleased to notify you that the following After School Programs will be offered starting Monday, April 20, 2020 until Thursday, June 18, 2020.

LAST DAY TO SIGN UP – March 27, 2020

We will not be accepting any late applications.

To register, please complete the form at the bottom of this page.


Action Potential Lab

Open to students in Grades 1 – 4

Mondays from 4:05-5:05 pm

Dates: April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 25, June 1, 8, 15 (No classes on May 18).

Cost: $260 for 8 sessions.

Location: TBD

Calling all kid inventors, designers and engineers! Do you like to know how things are made? Do you want to explore the world of upcycling? Do you love to creatively design things from scratch? If so, then this after school class is the right fit for you! Inventor’s Club is all about using our hands and our brains to design brilliant, light-bulb worthy ideas. Over the semester, we’ll learn all about the world of inventors, designers, and engineers. Using a variety of craft,  recycled materials and some electronics, each child will create prototypes, sketch ideas, build 3D models, and demo designs. Get ready to discover! The next big idea is YOUR idea!

Chess Club

Open to students in Grades SK – Grade 8

Mondays from 4:20 – 5:20 pm

Dates: April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 25, June 1, 8, 15 (No classes on May 18).

Cost:$215 for 8 sessions

Location: TBD

Chess Institute of Canada (CIC) is bringing its popular and rewarding after school chess club back to The Toronto Heschel School this fall! All levels of chess players are welcome. Beginners will be gifted with the universal language of chess knowledge, while advanced players will be challenged and raised to new levels. While learning or expanding their chess knowledge, students also gain important values and life skills such as:

  • goal setting
  • creative analysis
  • resilience
  • respect for others
  • responsibility for decisions

These skills are gained through our approach to chess as a mental martial art, where choosing a move means:

  • taking wise, calculated risks
  • dealing with unexpected and disappointing outcomes
  • reflecting critically on changing situations
  • looking deeper to find more viable options than may at first appear
  • valuing diverse abilities and skill sets
  • realizing there are choices in every situation

As this strong, respectful and resilient mindset is nourished, players will have a lot of fun with our experienced and engaging instructors, who will appeal to and elevate their natural abilities. Chess is an amazing activity for children of all ages, where focus and skills are gained with surprising speed. Please feel free to reach out to Chess Institute of Canada at if you have any questions and we will be happy to help you.


Creative Drama with The Heschel Players

Open to students in Grades JK – Grade 1

Mondays from 4:00 – 4:50 pm 

Dates: April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 25, June 1, 8, 15 (No classes on May 18).

Cost:$200 for 8 sessions

Location: TBD

Here it is, back by popular demand, a ‘pint sized’ Heschel Drama Program designed specifically for our youngest students. Each week our JK and SK participants will be kept busy exploring a new and exciting theme through role-playing, storytelling, music, movement and creative exploration. Along the way they’ll gain confidence and learn to work collaboratively and independently. Most importantly, they’ll have lots of fun! Join us!


Masterchef Kids: Cooking and Baking Edition

Open to students in Grades JK – Grade 6

Tuesdays from 4:05 – 5:05 pm

Dates: April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16. 

Cost:$230 for 9 sessions

Location: TBD

In this class, participants will be initiated into the exciting and creative world of baking. Masterchefs will learn to mix, whisk and measure while learning to make delicious cakes, cookies, breads and desserts. Our experienced instructor will teach your child how to make delicious and nutritious dishes that they will be begging to recreate at home! All ingredients are kosher and nut-free.

Kids will be competing in a Masterchef competition at the end of the session where they will create their own recipes and put their creativity to the test!

Wanda’s Creative Clay

Open to students in Grades JK – Grade 5

Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Dates: April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16. 

Cost:$165 for 9 sessions

Location: TBD

Wanda’s Creative Clay is a team of caring clay instructors who value and love children and has been in business for over 20 years. Our classes consist of gentle step-by-step, no fail instruction, creating new and exciting oven-baked clay projects each week. We create a fun, safe and enriched environment that allows your child to express themselves, work on their fine motor skills, math & colour recognition, teamwork and build their confidence all while having fun!




Open to students in Grades JK-Grade 3  – MAXIMUM # OF STUDENTS IS 14

Wednesdays from 3:50-4:50 pm

Dates: April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17. 

Cost:$250 for 9 sessions

Additional Cost:$65 for uniform, children’s manual and crest.

Additional Materials: a white t-shirt to wear under their gi and a water bottle

Location: TBD 

Introduce young bodies and minds to fitness, focus, discipline, goal setting.

Students are taught the principles of respect, compassion and gratitude. The classes instill and develop self-esteem, confidence, improve focus, concentration….

The children will be introduced to basic blocks, rolls and falls, self-defence techniques all taught in an enjoyable yet disciplined environment.


Little Fingers Keyboard Class

Open to students in Grades JK – Grade 2

Wednesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Dates: Dates: April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17. 

Cost:$205 for 9 sessions

Additional Materials: It is recommended that they have a keyboard to practise on at home.

Location: TBD 

Little Fingers Music Keyboard Classes are a fun introduction to learning the fundamentals of keyboard and music theory through practical playing, writing exercises and the use of Song Games.  These classes prepare students for one-on-one keyboard lessons.


Clapboard Kids Film Workshops

Open to students in Grades 1 – Grade 5

Thursdays from 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Dates: April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, June 4, 11, 18 (No classes on May 28)

Cost:$240 for 8 sessions


Learn professional filmmaking skills from an award-winning filmmaker who has worked with Disney, Touchstone Films, Columbia Pictures, Universal Pictures, Alliance Atlantis Communications, the CBC and the National Film Board of Canada!
Various filmmaking techniques such as stop motion animation, Lego animation, claymation, basic special effects, and live action are explored as students work together through the different stages of filmmaking – from the creation of an original film idea – through to the planning, shooting and editing of their films. This gives students the opportunity to try out a variety of filmmaking roles and skills (i.e. writing, acting, directing, sound, cinematography, and editing). At the end of the session, students receive a copy of their videos to watch with family and friends.
Educational Benefits: Our workshops give students the opportunity to learn a wide range of unique skills, some of which include:
  • Media literacy skills
  • Technical filmmaking knowledge
  • Self-expression and presentation skills
  • Creative thought processes
  • Storytelling skills
  • The opportunity to work on an original project
  • Team building skills
  • Due to the collaborative nature of the workshops, each session of Clapboard Kids is truly unique!
Our goal at Clapboard Kids is to inspire and guide the next generation of digital storytellers and filmmakers! For more info, visit:

Completed payment before the deadline of March 27, 2020 is required in order to participate in the programs. Payment is only being accepted via Paypal.

After School Programs – Spring 2020