The After School Starfish Club
This is where our girls really shine. Our after-school curriculum introduces new life- and faith-centered themes each week, and lessons are reinforced each year.
Girls are invited to join a club they can be a part of for life. This is not about cliques and hanging with the “in” crowd. But it is about finding strength from within. Girls focus on positive affirmations built around love, kindness, faithfulness, joy and peace.
• After-school program for Grades 1 – 8
• One set of curriculum topics that’s adapted to different ages
• Life-skills lessons balanced with creative activities
• Weekly theme to inspire girls to grow in faith and confidence
Give your daughter more than just another after-school activity. Give her the support she needs to grow in confidence, courage, and faith while having fun and learning important life skills.
Encourage her to…
- Truly believe in herself
- Feel comfortable in her own skin
- Set and achieve goals
- Express herself in creative, authentic, and honest ways
- Improve her relationships by better understanding her own emotions
- Discover her unique gifts and talents
- Grow closer to herself and God through prayerful meditation
- Build a strong foundation of leadership skills
As a Starfish, your daughter will feel supported and loved for being herself. She’ll form strong friendships, learn tools and skills to help her grow personally and socially, and discover how to apply her faith in her everyday life…all while having a whole lot of fun!
What do our Starfish say about the club?
“I wish this was every day. I learned how to deal with a new part of me every week and become more confident.”
“I felt relieved to have new life skills and know I have God to turn to when things are difficult and he’s always with me.”
“I realized what I needed to change in myself, and now school is less stressful and I know I can handle tough situations on my own, with my faith in God.”
“I had a really good time getting to know some girls from other schools and doing activities and crafts that meant something.”
“It’s always super fun going to club after school.”
A day at the club…
We gather in the kitchen with prayer and community. There’s always something fun happening in our homey kitchen – complete with cooking, baking, and the house dog Tanner. The girls love chatting with friends (both old and new) as only a group of girls can!
After a warm time of cooking and fellowship, we move into the life skill lesson of the week. This is a group activity, allowing girls to feel empowered and encouraged by peers of their own age. Each girl is given a role to fulfill each week – helping them explore leadership roles and earn the respect of their peers.
The important lessons we teach are not included in the standard school curriculum, but are crucial to your daughter’s Social Emotional Learning. When you invest in her this way, you give her the tools she needs to excel socially and academically – the missing piece of her formal education.
At the conclusion of our weekly club meeting, the girls are given an action step that encourages them to practice what they’ve learned and apply it to their lives during the coming week.
The Club meets in sessions…
The Starfish Club meets for 10 weeks per session, 3 sessions per year. We encourage your daughter to join us for 1 session, during each 1st-8th grade year.
At Abigail Academy, we understand how important repetition is for learning at every developmental stage. That’s why each session of The Starfish Club offers the same curriculum and covers the same basic topics that are so important to your daughter.
The topics are the same, but the experience is different every time. As your daughter becomes more familiar with the tools and skills she’s developing, her understanding of herself and God will deepen. She’ll gain confidence and courage in each session and her faith in God will continue to grow and mature.
The activities and lessons are age appropriate, giving your daughter exactly what she needs at each grade level from 1st through 8th grade. We are committed to teaching your daughter life skills in a fun, supportive environment as she discovers her potential and flourishes in her personal relationship with God.
Our club meets at Abigail Academy. Our gorgeous building is located on
Shelbyville Road (one mile from Anchorage and Southeast Christian Church) with
easy access and ample parking to make pick-up and drop off a breeze.
SESSION I :: August – October
SESSION II :: November – January
SESSION III :: February – April
Mondays: 1st & 2nd grade
Tuesdays: 3rd &4th grade
Wednesdays: 5th & 6th grade
Thursdays: 7th & 8th grade
Girls are welcome to join at any time to participate in the full session season!
All cooking, baking, art materials, and supplies are included.
Cost: $200 per month in a 3 month membership