MCNS is lucky to be surrounded by many local organizations in Westchester county that can help us provide children with hands-on opportunities to explore movement through gymnastics and yoga, gain an awareness of their natural world, and foster a joy for music and entertaining. Because of these wonderful collaborations, you may discover that your child will be able to name the bird that appears in your backyard, lead you in some yoga practice in the living room or join in when they hear a Hamilton lyric! These enrichment experiences provide children with new skills, expand their learning, and build their confidence.
Sheldrake Environmental Education Program
Sheldrake’s unique programs encourage curiosity while developing skills of observing, describing, and sorting. By focusing on local nature and teaching children about the common creatures they may encounter, children develop a sense of place and an awareness of their natural surroundings.
Yoga with Sue
(Older 2's, 3, 4 and 5-Year-Old programs)
This fun-filled class combines yoga poses, music, games and breathing work to build focus, concentration, strength, and confidence. Children learn how to calm their bodies through various breathing exercises. The class ends with a “Peace Time” relaxation. Yoga with Susan seeks to inspire, empower, and teach young people the joy of yoga!
(3, 4 and 5-Year-Old programs)
Artistree Performing Arts, owned by MCNS parents Heather and Peter Capelle, offers performing arts classes for the students of MCNS. The focus of Artistree’s instruction is to enhance the techniques required in all disciplines of theater and the arts. Artistree strives to foster a community where students can build their confidence and establish friendships in a supportive, fun, and nurturing environment. These classes are designed to be a child's first real introduction to performing and are equally perfect for those who are already singing and dancing all over the house as well as those who feel shy in front of other people.
Music with Angeline
(2, 3, 4 and 5-Year-Old programs)
This is a fun, educational, and musical experience. Angeline incorporates various styles of music through sing-a-longs, chants, large and small movement activities, dance, marches, tonal and rhythm patterns, finger plays, and instrument play. There are many benefits that come from socially interactive music and movement experiences:
Thinking and imagination
Positive social interaction
Basic music competence
Rhythm and singing in tune
Listening and concentration
Coordination and Motor Skills