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Ross Montessori School

We're still looking for instructors!

Join us this semester:

Spring 2020 Course List:

Registration for Spring 2020 (February 3 - April 17) is open!

Courses will continue to be added to this list as they are confirmed.


Attack, parry, riposte! Learn the basics of Olympic foil fencing with Roaring Fork Fencers Club this fall. Master bladework and footwork as you explore what it means to be a modern day sword fighter. Beginner class offers a comprehensive foundation while still emphasizing fun, creating connections, and promoting sportsmanship.

With safety statistics in line with swimming and cross-country skiing, fencing is a great choice for cross-training and as a long-term, sustainable sport. Come find your passion in one of the founding Olympic sports, whether it is a connection through literature and film or simply the fun of poking new friends with foils!

Clean, safe equipment is provided. Opportunities to continue into competitive program offered at end of course.

Grades: 1-8th

Dates: February 3 - April 13

Day: Monday

Debate Club 

Would you like real life practice developing debate skills? Would you like to research important topics that are shaping our world? Join debate club! We will meet every week on Mondays. A new topic will be introduced every other week. Students will be randomly assigned a side to debate. The first week will be spent researching and developing a cohesive stance with your group, the following week will be spent in an active debate. At the end of the debate, class will conclude with a new topic for the coming debate. This class is open to 6th through 8th graders only.

Grades: 6-8th

Dates: February 3 - April 13

Day: Monday

Chess Club

We will be exploring the fundamentals of chess and developing chess strategy, as well looking at chess openings.

Grades: 1-8th

Dates: February 3 - April 16

Day: Monday or Thursday

Team Jump Rope 

Jumping is fun, friendly and good for your heart!
Beginners will learn to jump and skip rope individually and in a group. Intermediates will practice entering and exiting the rope, complete 50 consecutive jumps and work with a team of 3 to master games and tricks.
Advanced jumpers will learn and practice Double Dutch jumping between 2 ropes and help plan and organize a "jump celebration" on the last day.

Grades: 1-8th

Dates: February 6 - April 16

Day: Thursday

Sound + Color, Reuse + Create

Participants will be immersed in creating beautifully adorned and colorful instruments. We will use recycled and natural materials to draw connections between shapes, usefulness of objects, and diversity of sounds as well as play and make music along the way.

Grades: 1-8th

Dates: February 4 - April 14

Day: Tuesday

Lost Art + Art Outside

Join us and discover finger-knitting, crocheting, and making art from found objects! You will learn about how to work in groups yet have lots of solo time to knit or crochet. What will you make with found objects outside?

Grades: 1-4th

Dates: February 4 - April 16

Day: Tuesday and Thursday

The World of Polynesia 

Participants in this course will learn about Polynesian cultures, history, dances and their meanings. In addition, participants can expect to learn how to make adornments such as Hawaiian headpieces called Hei's and necklaces called Lei's, as well as learn how to make their own costume pieces and other craft projects!

Grades: 1-8th

Dates: February 4 - April 14

Day: Tuesday 

Access AfterSchool is proud to offer afterschool enrichment classes to all middle school aged students in Carbondale, Colorado. 

Classes are held at: 

Ross Montessori School

109 Lewies Lane

Carbondale, CO 81623

For questions or class suggestions please email:  Hailey Bird at hailey@accessafterschool.org

Access AfterSchool provides high-quality enrichment programming to

approximately 1,300 students annually throughout Garfield, Pitkin and Eagle Counties.