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Enrichment Programs

The Kessler School offers a variety of after school enrichment programs. These programs are offered after school in addition to our already expansive curriculum. Some include:

  • Cooking With Books
  • Tech Detectives
  • Drama (Dallas Children's Theater)
  • Soccer Shots
  • Magic 
  • Violin Lessons
  • Young Artists (with Oil and Cotton)
  • Drawing Club (with Oil and Cotton)
  • The Knight School Chess
  • Little Geniuses Chess
  • Coding, Scratch & Keyboard Skills
  • Tumbling (Oak Cliff Tumbling)
  • Running Club
  • Orchestra
  • Little Medical School

Enrichment Programs 21-22Dates: September 13th - December 10th

Students: 10 max 

Please note that students staying in After School Care before enrichment begins or not picked up after enrichment classes end will be taken to After School Care and billed accordingly.  Per safety policy, students may not be left unattended at any time.

Registration closes on Friday Sept 3rd.



COOKING WITH CLASS - Instructor Danielle Dupuis

K-6th:  Join Ms. Dupuis for a student centered cooking class designed to make popular dishes. This class will increase the student's interest in learning about culinary skills/recipes that they can easily adapt at home.  Older students will have opportunities to lead as sous chefs! 

PreK-K:  Join Ms. Dupuis for a student centered cooking class designed to make popular dishes.  The class will increase the students' interest in learning about culinary skills/recipes that they can easily adapt at home. 

No class during Book Fair Week (December 6th)

FITNESS STARS - by Stretch-n-Grow



DRAMA - Presented by Dallas Children's Theater

SOCCER SHOTS - Instructor Logan Misegades

Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. Our caring team positively impacts children’s lives on and off the field through best-in-class coaching, communication and curriculum. Our coaches are the best-trained in the business. Our expert-approved curriculum is age-appropriate and aligns with childhood education standards. In addition, we provide an exceptional customer experience and ongoing communication with parents.

Our weekly 30-40 minute sessions focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting. Through fun games and positive reinforcement, children will begin to experience the joy of playing soccer and being active. We also highlight a positive character trait each session such as respect, teamwork and appreciation. Each student will receive one Soccer Shots Jersey per school year.  

YOGA STARS - by Stretch-n-Grow



LITTLE GENIUSES CHESS - Instructor Coach Burnes from The Knight School

This preschooler-only chess class specifically developmentally targets our preschoolers with puppet shows, fast chess clocks, playing chess for mardi-gras beads, collecting 25 colorful silicone wristbands, zany movies, hilarious songs, fun chess tourneys, and a great, fun spirit that makes kids never leave chess and gain problem-solving ability and academic confidence each week.

THE KNIGHT SCHOOL - Instructor Coach Burnes from The Knight School


CODING, SCRATCH & KEYBOARD SKILLS - Instructor Danielle Dupuis

YOUNG ARTISTS - by Oil and Cotton

Designed especially for the young artist who is eager to engage. Explore a variety of art-making materials and concepts, while learning about artists from history and around the world. This small class fosters creative expression, motor skill development, classroom etiquette, and art tool safety. 

STUDIO ARTISTS - by Oil and Cotton




DANCE STARS - by Stretch-n-Grow

SUPERHERO & PRINCESS - by DFW Institute for Musical Advancement

Find yourself through Marvel and Disney characters! Learn Disney songs, play princess and superhero games through creative movement, crafts, imagination, and etiquette. Learn how to talk, sing and dance like a true Superhero and Princess. Students will create props and perform a short routine for family and friends at the end of the week! 

LEADERSHIP & MUSIC - by DFW Institute for Musical Advancement




FROM DISNEY TO BROADWAY - by DFW Institute for Musical Advancement

See your child take the big stage! In this class, students explore what it takes to be a Broadway star. By the end of our time together, your child will grow in knowledge and confidence showcased in a fabulous final performance! 

♫ Sing your favorite songs, from Disney to Broadway 

♫ Play your favorite characters & create fun scenes in a group 

♫ Learn basic dance moves that the stars use onstage 

This class is for all regardless of experience! All that is required is a love for music and a willingness to try new fun things! 


TKS CARES - Leadership Through Community Service

TKS Cares is a school-sponsored community service outreach program providing students and their families opportunities to give back to local charities and the surrounding community. The program seeks to provide a supportive environment for students to develop their leadership skills, connect and understand the needs in their community, spend quality time with their families and classmates during service projects, and foster the intrinsic value of giving of oneself time and talent. The program upholds and supports the School’s mission statement.

At The Kessler School, the TKS Cares Program is incorporated at every grade level- Preschool, Lower, and Middle School. Through service learning, students work together with their teacher to develop community projects. Afterwards, students reflect on what happened during the experience. The learning becomes meaningful and students see how and why being involved citizens leads to positive change. When students serve, they learn!

Every year, The Kessler School will adopt an annual school wide service day where faculty, staff, students, and parents give back to the community. 

Organizations served by our TKS Cares Program:

2020-2021 Organizations

  • PK- Meals on Wheels
  • Kinder- Well Community
  • 1st- Brother Bills Helping Hands
  • 2nd- Birthday Party Project
  • 3rd- Jammies for Jubilee
  • 4th/5th- Brother Bills Helping Hands
  • MS- Bonton Farms


The Kessler School takes pride in serving our community and is an integral part of its mission.