After School Guide 2014

. August 29, 2014.

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Who says the learning stops when the school day is over? Toledo Area Parent shows parents that there are a plethora of after school activities to keep kids engaged and active. All that’s left to do is check out our list and sign up!

  • St. John’s Jesuit High School & Academy
    5901 Airport Hwy, Toledo

    At St. John’s Jesuit High School & Academy, we offer more than 100 sports teams, clubs and extracurricular activities that our young men in grades 6-12 participate in, from championship athletics and Christian Service to academic enrichment and the fine arts. New for the 2014-15 school year is our Alumni Leadership & Mentoring Program, where our students receive leadership training from SJJ alumni and then are mentored throughout the year.
  • SunBridge Schools
    2105 N. McCord Rd., Toledo

    Our after school program focuses on three core areas of childhood development- academics, character development, and self-discipline. In academics, there is an emphasis in core subject areas: reading/language arts and math. Character development includes teaching the importance of playing active roles in the community and offering a perspective on society as a whole. Self-discipline leads students to the realization that they alone control their actions, and have the ability to succeed at whatever they desire. Program features include supervised homework help, individualized tutoring and healthy snacks and meals.

  • Build It!
    5180 Chappel Dr., Perrysburg

    The Fall schedule is packed with fun after school activities. The cost to participate is $15 each person or $25 if doing the Wednesday Workshop Combo. The times available are 4-5:30pm or 5-6:30pm but classes vary day to day. On Tuesdays, the First LEGO League will begin (12 week series beginning September 1). Wednesdays will include workshops including Angry Birds, LEGO Motion-Machines, Mario, LEGO Motion-Car (September), Boy and Girl Scouts (October and November). Thursday classes will be four-week series featuring Minecraft (September), Minecraft 2 (October) or Large LEGO Display to be featured at the Imagination Station (November).

  • Judan Judo
    5020 Lewis Ave., Toledo

    Judan Judo is an outreach program that teaches the Olympic Martial Art of Judo to Toledo area youth and is designed to keep youth off the streets, away from drugs and out of gangs. We give youth the opportunity to learn the self discipline and self esteem of a martial art in a year round program. We offer practices three days a week and travel to other dojos (schools) to worth with youth from different backgrounds. Participants are encouraged to compete at tournaments to demonstrate their abilities in judo.

  • Sauder Village
    22611 Ohio 2, Archbold

    Sauder Village, in Archbold, Ohio, is ready to help make your afterschool programming come to life! With many traveling programs we can bring standards-based, multi-curricular experiences that are engaging and FUN to your students. They can explore Native American life while sitting in a real wigwam or learn the science behind butter churning while making their own tasty treat. Many more hands-on, minds-on programs available. Email us at

  • Mini Motions
    2249 Tremainsville Rd., Toledo

    Mini Motions is now celebrating 23 years of teaching and has great pride and joy in every student that experiences our programs. You’re never too young or too old as we offer classes for children 12 months old through senior citizens. Choose from ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, cheer, tumble, modern, lyrical, yoga and zumba. From the classroom to the stage- “Where the student becomes the performer.”

  • St. Joseph School
    5411 S. Main St., Sylvania

    The Extended Day program at St. Joseph Sylvania is a service to the parents of children attending our school. The program costs $4 per hour, per child. A minimum of one hour will be charged for the service and in fifteen minute increments thereafter. Our program provides a secure, cheerful environment for your child(ren) by offering a well-supervised schedule including time for outside/gym play, quiet play and/or homework. More details available at

  • Stonehaven Farms
    351 W. Samaria Rd., Temperance, MI

    Stonehaven Farms, home of the interscholastic equestrian team, specializes in English hunter/jumper style riding with a mission to develop knowledgeable, safety-conscious, correctly-trained riders and give them the tools they need to pursue their individual riding goals. With group, home school programs, and Girl Scout outings available for ages five and up, it’s the perfect place for learning more about horses. Weekly lesson programming offered and year round riding participation. Ask about our “Ladies Lessons” and “Mom Outings.”

  • Sylvania Historic Village
    5717 Main St., Sylvania

    The village consists of the Heritage Center Museum, a log cabin, a one-room school, a blacksmith barn, a train depot, and a train car barn featuring an electric train engine and a caboose. The Historic Village offers a variety of programs that can be customized to each grade level or interest group. The content of the programs has been guided by the Ohio Social Studies Standards. School field trips can be scheduled during regular school day hours. All other groups can contact the museum to arrange a visit. The cost for the day is $5 per student. Adult chaperones and teachers are free. Schedule a visit at

  • Toledo Ballet
    5001 Monroe St., Toledo

    Toledo Ballet offers a wide variety of dance classes including ballet, tap, jazz, musical theater, voice, acting, contemporary fusion, adult classes, pre-school themed dance enrichment and creative movement, and conditioning classes. TB offers the ABT National Training Curriculum in its classical ballet division. A special program is available for youth with Down syndrome.

  • Children’s Theatre Workshop
    2417 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo

    Children’s Theatre Workshop offers a number of special programs in acting classes and live theatrical experiences for youth ages 5 to 18. With theatre games, improvisation exercises, characterization techniques and public speaking lessons, CTW promotes self-expression, critical thinking, creativity, and teamwork. All CTW students are encouraged and invited to participate in CTW’s productions. The Fall 2014 Session Registration Day is August 30 and the Winter 2015 Session Registration Day is January 10, 2015. See the performance schedule online!

  • EduCare Academy
    806 Starr Ave., Toledo

    At Educare Academy, we know that all families want quality for their children when it comes to early learning and child care services. With 50 years of experience providing early care and education we understand what it takes to offer educational, safe, and fun programs for children. Our teachers guide and support children, engaging them in activities and experiences that are purposeful and meaningful to them. Activities and experiences are created with input from the children; and guided by the teachers, to attract their curiosity and stimulate creative thinking and problem solving.

  • Hunter’s Run
    9241 Secor Rd., Temperance, MI

    Horse lovers will delight in the options available at Hunter’s Run- 61 acres to master equestrian skills under the guidance of expert trainers. It’s a safe and fun athletic activity, with the security of knowing that parents and their children are in good hands at the family-owned business with more than 25 years of experience. Lessons are available for all ages, with three outdoor rings, an open field and trails for your young rider’s enjoyment!

  • Imagination Station
    1 Discovery Way, Toledo

    Science is cool at Imagination Station, a museum with more than 300 hands-on exhibits for families to explore. Lucas County residents 12 and under are admitted free on Saturdays when accompanied by a guardian. Take a weekend challenge of defying gravity on the high wire cycle, a bicycle ride 20 feet above the ground!

  • Hope Learning Academy
    4234 Monroe St., Toledo

    When a local parochial school, whose mission was educating students who struggled in traditional classrooms and/or who had learning disabilities, closed its doors, many families felt they had nowhere to turn. Daniel LaValley made the decision to open a charter school. HOPE Learning Academy of Toledo was created. They are committed to maintaining a small class size, highly qualified and dedicated staff, and developing students who are independent and critical thinkers.

  • Country Lane Tree Farm
    3525 N. Bolander Rd., Genoa

    Country Lane Tree Farm is a real working farm and THE farm for hands-on Educational Farm Animal Field Trips. Everyone milks a real cow, not a replica! Students also hold baby animals, feed the larger ones, see an observation bee hive while learning about pollination, then take a hayride down to the pumpkin patch to pick their very own pumpkin! Tour programs are available for every grade level, as well as Scout programs.

  • Rosenbloom’s Farm
    2738 Shetland Rd., Toledo

    Rosenbloom’s Farm is a fun, wholesome place to interact with horses, llamas, donkeys, chickens, bunnies and much more. Each hands-on experience is individualized to meet every group’s needs. They welcome scouting troops, preschools, play groups, special needs groups and groups of all sizes and ages. Jeff and Linda Rosenbloom are pleased to have acquired non-profit status, and they also welcome parents to call them for their party destination.