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After-School Programs

In addition to extracurricular sports for Grades 3-8, we offer fun and engaging after-school programs throughout the year designed to enrich the diverse interests, passions, and strengths of our students. Whether they're looking for ways to sharpen their creativity, try new athletic pursuits, or challenge their minds, your children will find a wide variety of clubs and activities to excite them at CDS.
Many of our after-school programs are developed and taught by our talented faculty and staff, as well as in partnership with Pittsburgh-area arts and education organizations. With new offerings to sign up for three times a year, students always find something interesting to explore. 

For questions or more information, please contact Allan Dalfen, Director of After-School Programs, at

2018-2019: 3rd Trimester

Click on each of the programs below for more information and for a link to register and pay.
Tuesday Programs

Little Veterinarian School (K-Gr. 3)

Kindergarten-Grade 3
Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45 p.m. 
March 19, 26; April 2, 9, 16, 30
6-week, 60-min. program 

This club encourages students to role play and explore the exciting world of veterinarians. Using interactive demonstrations, crafts and games, kids learn how to take care of a pet and use instruments that real veterinarians use. Each student will take home their own stuffed animal dog that they will adopt along with tape measures, dog journal, dog bone cookie cutter, and so much more!

Minimum of 6 students, maximum of 12


Assemble Game Design & Coding Club (Gr. 1-3) ** PLEASE NOTE THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN MOVED TO TUESDAY **

Grades 1-3
Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45 p.m. 
March 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9, 16, April 30; May 7
8-week, 60-min. program 

Dip your toe into programming! Flex your game design muscles and get digital! Get inspired by your favorite games! Join Assemble for video game design! Build out characters, their stories, and their worlds. Learn about other video game designers and the type of games out there. Projects include using Scratch Programming, Makey Makey, and Google Cardboard VR.

Minimum of 10 students, maximum of 18


Wednesday Programs

Mega Movers (Pre-K and K)

Pre-K and Kindergarten
Wednesdays, 3:45-4:45 p.m. 
March 20, 27; April 3, 10, 17; May 1, 8, 15
8-week, 60-min. program 

Let's get moving! Each week, with CDS Pre-K teacher Jessica Pindzola, we will get our bodies moving with games and activities that challenge our muscles and minds. We will do all kinds of activities, such as carnival games, obstacle courses, relay races, parachute, yoga, dance parties, and more!

Minimum of 6 students, maximum of 10


Friday Progams

Mighty Kicks Soccer (K-Gr. 3)

Kindergarten-Grade 3
Fridays, 2:40-3:40 p.m. 
February 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22; April 5, 12; May 3
8-week, 60-min. program

Mighty Kicks Soccer is designed to encourage children to build a healthy, active lifestyle, and offers a high-energy, fun program helping children develop coordination, confidence, and strength. Coach Sam Bellin is a former standout college soccer player – selected as a member of the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame – and current Pittsburgh Allderdice High School Head Coach who will help children learn the skills, moves, rules, and joy of America’s most popular youth sport! Coach Sam is well-known for combining top notch sports instruction with a fun program that helps children develop character and confidence on and off the field. All classes are held right after the school day at CDS, and no equipment of any kind is required. Just sign up and play!

Minimum of 10 students, maximum of 30