Friendship Academy

The extra curricular after-school and Saturday program

Fun activities

nurturing environment

experienced teachers

Friendship Academy is designed with fun in mind.

Our extra-curricular program is an opportunity for you and your kids to have a fun time developing skills, creativity and friendship! 

Saturday classes 

Daily after school classes (Monday – Friday) 

Saturday Classes

Available 10am - 2pm on Saturdays

Ceramic Clay

From beginning to advanced skill levels
Available to kids K4 – Grade 8

Learn the basics of slab construction and hand-building with clay. Our experienced teacher will assign various projects during the session. 

Instructor: Alexandra Petrenko 

Cooking

Available to kids Grades 1 – 8

Kids learn to cook fun and interesting recipes through hands-on cooking class with engaging instructors.

Instructors: Nina Zakharchenko and Lidia Petrovych 

Soccer

Available to kids K4 – Grade 8

Learn the fundamentals of soccer such as dribbling, passing, shooting and understanding the rules of the game. 

Instructor: David Martynenko 

Mental Math

Coming soon!

Enjoy memory training, concentration, increasing your processing speed, counting on an Abacus, educational games and more. 

Chess

Coming soon!

Develop analytical and decision-making skills while learning focus, planning and building self-confidence. 

Art

From beginning to advanced skill levels 
Available to kids K4 – Grade 8

Learn sketching, drawing, and painting using various mediums such as watercolor, acrylic, and oil paint. Taught by degree holder, professional artist and experienced teacher.

Instructor: Anna Pustovit 

Russian/ Ukrainian

From beginning to advanced skill levels 
Available to kids K4 – Grade 8

Develop your reading and writing language skills in Russian and/or Ukrainian through spatial, auditory and visual learning techniques. The teacher gives 1:1 attention to each student, adapting her instruction to the level of language development for each child. 

Instructor: Victoria Baydak

Sports Club

Available to kids K4 – Grade 8

This fun program is designed to introduce a variety of sports. Activities include exciting sports lessons and competitions in volleyball, basketball, ping pong, gymnastics, and more. 

Instructor: Vitaliy Zakharchenko

After School Weekday Classes

Available 4-5pm Monday - Friday

Arts

From beginning to advanced skill levels
Available to kids K4 – Grade 8

Express your creativity by creating art in a fun, encouraging environment.

Instructor: Anna Pustovit

Piano Lessons

From beginning to advanced skill levels 
Available to K4 – Adults

Learn the timeless skill of playing piano in 40-minute sessions. 

Instructors: Maia Patic 

Craft

From beginning to advanced skill levels 
Available to kids K4 – Grade 8

Learn how to make a variety of crafts — away from mom’s kitchen counter! 

Instructor: Aidana Alimbekova 

Voice Lessons

From beginning to advanced skill levels 
Available to Grade 9 – Adults 

Develop your vocal talents in 40-minute voice lessons. 

Instructor: Viktor Oliinyk 

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“This is not your average weekend program. We're so grateful for a fun place for our daughter to learn new things in a loving environment!”

Katie
Mom of 1st grade student

How to sign up:

  1. Fill out the form for each of your students.
  2. Select the classes you wish to participate in. 
  3. Get ready for a great learning experience! 

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Do we have to attend Friendship Christian School to sign up for Friendship Academy? 
    No. We are excited to offer Friendship Academy to the wider community! 
  • What if we won’t make every Saturday? 
    We understand that most families aren’t available to commit every Saturday. You will only be charged for the classes your child attends. 

We are excited to partner with you in your child’s education! At Friendship Academy, we believe that the family, church, and school share in the responsibility of educating the whole child — mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

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