Enrichment

Four Square Enrichment is a Christian community that meets on Mondays for twelve weeks per semester at Rush Creek Bible Church in Byron Center, MI. It is a drop-off program and parents are not required to volunteer. We welcome and encourage families to join us for community chapel at 8:45am!

Beginning at 9am, students rotate through four 45-minute enrichment classes. We offer a variety of classes designed to meet the different needs of preschool, elementary, middle and high school students.

Four Square is inspired by Charlotte Mason’s principles of education. She held children in the highest esteem and emphasized the value of living literature, hands-on learning, nature study, developing good habits and the strong faith of a child.

We end our year with a Celebration Night including a musical presentation and an art fair!

Four Square Enrichment is designed to compliment Four Square Academic or to stand on its own, based on parent preferences.

"Our aim in education is to give a full life. We owe it to them to initiate an immense number of interests. Life should be all living, and not merely a tedious passing of time; not all doing or all feeling or all thinking - the strain would be too great - but, all living; that is to say, we should be in touch wherever we go, whatever we hear, whatever we see, with some manner of vital interest."

Charlotte Mason

Enrichment Classes
2021-2022

9am-Noon
$475/year

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All of our classes feature activities that are best experienced in a community setting and that enrich a home education.

Art (Nature Art + Traditional Multi-Media Projects)
Music (Music Appreciation + Composer Study)
PE (Gross Motor Activities + Nature Walks)
Speech (Introduction to Speaking + Listening + Drama)

Art (Nature Art + Artist Study)
Music (Music Appreciation + Composer Study)
PE (Gross Motor Activities + Nature Walks)
Speech (Introduction to Speaking + Listening)
 
Art (Nature Art + Artist Study)
Music (Music Appreciation + Composer Study)
PE (Gross Motor Activities + Nature Walks)
Speech (Introduction to Speaking + Listening)
 

Art (Handicrafts + Artist Study)
Music (Music Appreciation + Composer Study)
PE (Gross Motor Activities + Games)
Speech Semester 1 or 2 (Speaking, Listening + Presenting)
Sign Language Semester 1 or 2 (Introduction to Sign Language)

Art (Handicrafts + Artist Study)
Music (Music Appreciation + Composer Study)
PE (Physical Fitness Activities + Games)
Speech Semester 1 or 2 (Speaking, Listening + Presenting)
Sign Language Semester 1 or 2 (Basic Signs)

Art (Handicrafts + Artist Study)
Music (Worship Arts + Composer Study)
PE (Physical Fitness Activities + Games)
Speech (Presenting, Debate + Discussion)

Classes are a la carte. We have a social hall and volunteer opportunities between classes. If your student would like to participate in all Monday classes, the cost is discounted to a total of $825.


American Government & Constitution 9-10am (Includes Mock Legislative Session Experience) $250
Fitness 10-11am (Physical Fitness Activities) $250
Speech & Apologetics 11am-noon (Communicating + Defending Biblical Faith) $250
Spanish 1 10-11am + 30 minute mid-week zoom (Grammar, Vocabulary + Cultural Study) $250
Spanish 2 11am-noon + 30 minute mid-week zoom (Grammar, Vocabulary + Cultural Study) $250
Lunch Noon-12:20
Art Studio 12:20-1:50pm (Mixed Media: Illustration, Clay, Acrylic, Watercolor, Drawing, Handicrafts) $300

A lá carte

Noon-2pm
$350/year

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We offer optional a la carte classes in the afternoon to customize a student’s experience and extend their day of enrichment.

Beginning Ballet & Jazz Ages 4-7
Intermediate Ballet & Jazz Ages 7-10
Free Play & Sensory Science Ages 5-6
Sensory Science & Math Club Ages 6-7
Theater Club & Free Play Ages 5-6
Math Club & Science Experiments Ages 7-8
Spanish Club & Theater Club Ages 7-8
Beginning Gymnastics & Nature Club Ages 5-6
Nature Club & Beginning Gymnastics Ages 7-8

Ballet Ages 9-10
Basketball Ages 11-14 (Fundamentals Practice with a Coach) +$100 optional Courthouse Team (Official Jersey + 6 evening games)
Beginning Ukulele Ages 9-11
Intermediate Ukelele Ages 11+
Chess Club Ages 9+
American History Club Ages 10-13 (Hands-on Activities + Fun Facts)
Science Experiments Ages 9-11
Theater Performance Ages 9+ (Includes a Spring Production)

Basketball Ages 9-11 (Fundamentals Practice with a Coach) +$100 optional Courthouse Team (Official Jersey + 6 Evening Games)
Beginning Guitar Ages 9-11
Intermediate Guitar Ages 11+
World History Club Ages 11+ (Hands-on Activities + Fun Facts)
Jazz Dance Ages 9-10
Logic Ages 11+
Spanish Club Ages 9+
Theater Performance Ages 9+ (Includes a Spring Production)

Art Studio (Mixed Media: Clay, Acrylic, Watercolor, Drawing, Handicrafts) $300
Chess Club, Logic, Intermediate Guitar or Ukulele, Theater Performance (Pick Two) $350

There is a required, non-refundable registration fee of $50/student.

The 2021-2022 PreK-8th Grade Enrichment fee is $475/student and includes 24 weeks of classes.

The 2021-2022 K-8th Grade A la Carte fee is $350/student and includes two classes for 24 weeks.

Enrichment Supply List

The supply list includes links to suggested literature and supplies. As an Amazon Associate, we may earn a small commission from qualifying purchases at no extra expense to you. The HSB is our recommended resource for new/used literature.

Please have your student wear:
Four Square Apparel
Tennis Shoes

Please have your student bring:
Backpack
Water Bottle
Snack

Semester 1: Edward Hopper
Semester 2: Henry Ossawa Tanner

Semester I: Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741)
Semester II: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1759 – 1791)

Pencils
Pencil Box
24 Crayons
Safety Scissors
Glue Stick
Outdoor gear (coats, boots, etc.)
Paint shirt (old t-shirt)
Change of clothes in ziplock bag

Pencils
Pencil Box
24 Crayons
Safety Scissors
Glue Stick
Basic Colored Pencil Set
Paint shirt (old t-shirt)

Pencils
Pencil Box
24 Crayons
Safety Scissors
Glue Stick
Basic Colored Pencil Set
Basic Watercolor Set
Basic Oil Pastel Set
Paint shirt (old t-shirt)

Pencil
Pink Pearl Eraser
Scissors
Glue Stick
Regular Black Sharpie
Fine Tip Black Sharpie
Basic Colored Pencil Set
Basic Watercolor Set
Basic Oil Pastel Set
Ruler
Paint Shirt (old t-shirt)

 
Basketball
Tennis Shoes
 

Science Experiments
Lab Notebook
 
 
Guitar
Guitar, D-Addario Clip-On Guitar Tuner
 
Ukelele
Soprano Ukelele, D’Addario Clip-On Ukelele Tuner

Fitness
Beach Towel or Floor Mat
5-10 lb dumbbell set (personal preference)
Notebook

Spanish 1 and Spanish 2
Binder and Tab Dividers

Constitution and American Government
The Summer of 1787, by David O. Stewart
How to Read the Constitution & the Declaration of Independence, by Paul B. Skousen
U.S. Government Terminology Pamphlet
Notebook

Apologetics
The Case for Christ, by Lee Strobel
Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis

High School Art Studio
Pencil
Pink Pearl Eraser
Scissors
Glue Stick
Regular Black Sharpie
Fine Tip Sharpie
Basic Colored Pencil Set
Basic Watercolor Set
Basic Oil Pastel Set
Basic Drawing Pencils 6B or 8B and 2H or 4H
Ruler

Enrichment Calendar

2021-2022

Open House & Picture Day
August 16
10am-noon



Classes

September 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
January 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 14, 21, 28
April 11, 18, 25
(Snow Day Cancellation follows Byron Center Schools. Snow makeup date is March 7, 2022.)



Theater Night

April 22, 2022
6-8pm



Celebration Night

April 25, 2022
6-8pm

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