Enrichment

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Four Square Enrichment is a Christian community that meets on Mondays for twelve weeks per semester 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 chapel worship 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 and middle school students. High school students have a wide variety of 60 and 90 minute a la carte classes from 9am-2pm.

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

We end our year with a family Celebration Night that includes a musical presentation and an art fair. 

Four Square Enrichment is designed to complement Four Square Academic or stand on its own, based on parent preferences. If you are unable to join our in-person classes, we encourage you to check out Without Doors – a Bible, Geography, History, Literature, Enrichment, and Nature Study curriculum inspired by Four Square Enrichment. 

"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
2024-2025

9am-Noon
$575/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.

*$625/year*
Art Introduction to Art + Fine Motor Skills
Music Composer Study + Music Appreciation
PE  Nature Walks + Gross Motor Skills
Speech Introduction to Speaking + Listening

Art Artist Study + Nature Art
Music Composer Study + Music Appreciation
PE Gross Motor Activities
Speech Introduction to Speaking + Listening
 
Art Artist Study + Nature Art + Traditional Projects
Music Composer Study + Music Appreciation
PE Games
Speech Introduction to Speaking + Listening
Art Artist Study + Nature Art + Traditional Projects
Music Composer Study + Music Appreciation
PE Games
Speech Introduction to Speaking + Listening

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

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

Art Artist Study + Handicrafts + Traditional Projects
Music Composer Study + Worship Arts
PE Outdoor Education + Games
Speech (Semester 1 or 2) Speaking, Listening + Presenting
Sign Language (Semester 1 or 2) Basic Signs

Art Artist Study + Handicrafts + Traditional Projects
Music Composer Study + Worship Arts
PE Outdoor Education + Games
Speech (Semester 1 or 2) Speaking, Listening + Presenting
Sign Language (Semester 1 or 2) Basic Signs

Art Artist Study + Handicrafts + Traditional Projects
Music Composer Study + Worship Arts
PE Fitness
Speech Presenting, Debate + Discussion

Art Artist Study + Handicrafts + Traditional Projects
Music Composer Study + Worship Arts
PE Fitness
Speech Presenting, Debate + Discussion

A lá carte classes
2024-2025

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.

Age 5-6

[Option 1]
Storytime Chess & STEAM
Storytime Chess: Introduction to the chess pieces and the game of chess through story.
STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

[Option 2]
Beginning Ballet & Jazz 

[Option 3]
Nature Club & Beginning Gymnastics

[Option 4]
Free Play & Sensory Science

[Option 5]
Kindermusik & Israel: God’s Chosen People
Kindermusik: Music and Movement
Israel: Hebrew Phrases, Alef-Bet, Holy Land Geography & Culture, Biblical Feasts (food waiver)

Age 6-7
[Option 1]
Sensory Science & Math Club 

Age 7-8
[Option 1]
Intermediate Ballet & Lyrical 

[Option 2]
Israel: God’s Chosen People & Storytime Chess
Israel: Hebrew Phrases, Alef-Bet, Holy Land Geography & Culture, Biblical Feasts (food waiver)
Storytime Chess: Introduction to the chess pieces and the game of chess through story.

[Option 3]
Math Club & Science Experiments

[Option 4]
Beginning Gymnastics + Nature Club

[Option 5]
Forest School
Glory to Elohim, Creator God! Students will be outdoors in all weather and need high quality winter/rain gear. Students will be exploring God’s creation, hiking, identifying trees, looking at ecosystems, searching for critters, playing nature games, looking at the patterns of leaves and tree bark, finding animal tracks, and other hands-on nature activities.

[Option 1]
Story Ballet taught by Charlotte Davis
Dancers will glorify God and tell a story through ballet. Includes a spring performance.  

[Option 2]
Theater Performance directed by Rebecca Maloley 
Students will go through the theater process including auditioning for a role, memorizing lines and participating in a spring performance. 

[Option 3]
Handicrafts around the World ages 10+ taught by Elly Admiral 
Students will create a variety of handicrafts from around the world such as knitting, crocheting, jewelry-making, hand-crafted candles and soap, etc. 

[Option 4]
Dissection & Nature Study taught by Holly Allen
Students will go on nature hikes and engage in object study (plants, flowers, insects, etc). Students will observe and participate in several simple dissections throughout the year (owl pellet, earth worm, grasshopper, etc).

[Option 5]
Drama & Improv Club taught by Brandi Van Houten
Students will learn basic theater terms, how to create a character, and the components of storytelling. Enjoy fun improv games, prop play, and skits to develop theater skills as well as increase general performance confidence.

[Option 1]
Beginning & Intermediate Ukulele (ages 9+)
Science Experiments (ages 9-11)
Chess Club (ages 9+) 
World Landmarks (ages 9+)
Visit famous landmarks around the world through hands-on activities and games.
Basketball (ages 11+)
Girls in the Bible (ages 9+)
A fun study of all the stories of girls in the Bible! 

[Option 2]
Basketball (ages 9-11)
Beginning Guitar (ages 9-11)
Intermediate Guitar (ages 11+)
Michigan Adventure (ages 9+)
Learn history, geography, and fun facts through hands-on activities and games. 
Logic (ages 11+)
Strategy Games (ages 9+)
Play Strategy Board Games or Chess

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

Preschool Enrichment fee is $625/student and includes 24 weeks of claseses.

K-8th Grade Enrichment fee is $575/student and includes 24 weeks of classes.

The A la Carte fee is $350/student and includes 24 weeks of classes.

Enrichment Supply List
2024-2025

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Students should wear:
Four Square Apparel
Tennis Shoes

Students should bring:
Backpack
Water Bottle
Snack

Semester 1: Thomas Cole (1801-1848)
Semester 2: Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937)

Semester I: Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869)
Semester II: Scott Joplin (1868-1917)

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
Without Doors: Preschool (optional for at home)

Pencils
Pencil Box
24 Crayons
Safety Scissors
Glue Stick
Basic Colored Pencil Set
Paint shirt (old t-shirt)
Without Doors: Kindergarten (optional for at home)

Pencils
Pencil Box or Pouch
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)
3rd-6th Grade:
Sign Language for Kids, by Tara Adams
5th-6th Grade: 
Orienteering Compass

Ballet & Dance
Pink Leotard
Pink Ballet Shoes
Pink Ballet Tights

Basketball
Tennis Shoes

Dissection & Nature Study
Nature Journal
Travel Watercolor Set
Safety Goggles

Beginning Guitar
Guitar, D-Addario Clip-On Guitar Tuner
Alfred’s Kid’s Guitar Course Complete: The Easiest Guitar Method Ever!, by Ron Manus

Intermediate Guitar
Guitar, D-Addario Clip-On Guitar Tuner

Israel: God’s Chosen People
3-ring binder with clear sleeve in front

Forest School
(See tab below)

Exploring Michigan
The Book of Centuries

Nature Club
Nature Journal
Travel Watercolor Set

Science Experiments
Lab Notebook (Composition Notebook)
Safety Goggles

Ukelele
Soprano Ukelele, D’Addario Clip-On Ukelele Tuner

World Landmarks
The Book of Centuries

ALL WEATHER
Backpack
Water Bottle 
Extra Clothes
Orienteering Compass

SUNSHINE
Sunscreen
Bug Repellent
Hat (to protect from sun)
Sunglasses

RAIN
Tuffo Rain Suit or Frog Togg (two-piece rain gear) 
Rain Boots
Bug Repellent

SNOW
Winter Jacket
Snow Pants
Winter Hat
2 Pairs of Gloves (waterproof)
Neck Gater
Waterproof Winter Boots
Wool Socks
Base Layers – Long Johns

Enrichment Calendar

2024-2025

Open House
August 19, 2024 10-11am


Classes
September 9, 16, 23, 30
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18, 25

January 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 10, 17, 24
April 14, 21, 28

*Snow Make-Up Dates (only if needed) – March 3 + May 5


High School Spanish & ASL Extra Classes
December 9 + May 5


Middle School Play
March 28, 2025


Celebration Night
April 28, 2025


Story Ballet
April 25, 2025


High School Play
April 25, 2025


High School Graduation Ceremony
May 9, 2025

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