While on any given school day in Greenwich, traffic bunches up in predictable spots. At schools all over Town, idling cars wait at dismissal to collect children and usher them to activities and sports programs. The routine can be maddening.
Up at Whitby School, however, afternoons are full of enrichment and students need not leave campus.
When the bell rings a fleet of instructors with guitars, chess kits and literally bags of magic tricks supplement school staff for a wave of after school offerings.
The school provides everyone a healthy snack and the atmosphere is upbeat as children rush to the programming they have picked based depending on their interests.
And important part of Whitby School’s mission is to provide co-curricular programing, including choice-based offerings that complement the curriculum while supporting families who want an extension to the academic day. Offerings include intramural sports, enrichment classes, theater and music opportunities, as well as a host of clubs and electives.
On a recent afternoon, Mark Greenstein, founder of Kids Corner, and his band of instructors greeted students at dismissal time. Through Kids Corner, Whitby sources an array of supplemental instructors including magic & fun science lessons with Mark Goldstein, film instruction with Drew Lanthier and Robotics with Nate Repasz.
Kids Corner was founded by Mark Greenstein who also founded and serves as the Academic Director of Ivy Bound Test Prep & Academic Tutoring.
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Whitby School is located at 969 Lake Ave in Greenwich. Tel. (203) 869-8464.