John Ross Robertson

Explore It! • After School Programming


We’re thrilled to be returning to the JRR community this fall. Let’s explore together!

We will be offering engaging, in-person programming, after school, starting in October. We have an exceptional team of talented, experienced instructors ready to explore with all participants.

More information to come as the fall term gets started – watch for school updates and check back here for the details as they become available. And – follow us on Instagram to stay in the loop! 

Contact us any time with comments, questions or suggestions. We’re here for you!



Tuesdays: October 11 – November 29


Minute to Win It: Active Games & Fun!

Grades 1 – 2

Can you knock over empty cans using only a yo-yo tied around your waist? Can you stack 3 golf balls on top of each other? Can you catch balls in a bucket on the top of your head? Yes? But can you do it better than your friends can? The timer is set. The challenges await. Total bragging rights are on the line and you’ve got a Minute to Win It! Each week will feature different themed events and the program will finish with a Grand Tournament of Fun! Join us this term to explore your gaming potential and to take home the glory!

  • Program runs from school dismissal to 4:45pm. Students are encouraged to bring a small snack to school to enjoy before the program.
  • Note that this program may go outdoors some weeks, please send participants to the program with appropriate clothing and layers for the weather.

Great Minds: STEAM Science, Art & Philosophy

Grades 3 – 6

From Thomas Edison to Marie Curie, the great minds of our time have shaped the way we look at the world. In this program, students will use a hands-on approach to learn about the great minds of history. Together, we may learn about Archimedes’ “eureka” moment, investigate the revolutionary engineering of Gustave Eiffel, or discover Leonardo Da Vinci as an artist, a mathematician and an inventor. Explore with us and you could be the next Great Mind of the 21st century!

  • Program runs from school dismissal to 4:45pm. Students are encouraged to bring a small snack to school to enjoy before the program.

Wednesdays: October 12 – November 30


Discovery Lab : STEAM Science Club

Grades 1 – 2

Expand your scientific mind and discover how the world works in your very own discovery lab! By participating in fun, hands-on activities and experiments, students will develop their understanding of how science applies to the world around them. From ecosystem interactions to weather, or the kinetic differences between solids, liquids and gases, Discovery Lab has something for everyone!

  • Program runs from school dismissal to 4:45pm. Students are encouraged to bring a small snack to school to enjoy before the program.

Adventures At Hogwarts: A Multidisciplinary STEAM Program!

Grades 3 – 6

Hop on the Hogwarts express and step inside a world where magic is real! In this fun program we’ll do as Harry, Hermione, Ron and Ginny do… we’ll discover our wands and learn magic spells, we’ll explore science and potions, we’ll follow a Marauder’s Map and engineer escapes, and we’ll even play Quidditch! Ditch those muggle duds and get ready for your cape… The sorting hat is coming your way!

  • Program runs from school dismissal to 4:45pm. Students are encouraged to bring a small snack to school to enjoy before the program.

Thursdays: October 13 – December 1

Musical Theatre: Exploring the Broadway Greats

Grades 1 – 3 and Grade 4 – 6

Join the Explore It! team for Musical Theatre and become a theatrical success! With a focus on the love of the performing arts, we will explore areas of singing, acting and dancing, and participants will work to finish the term with a polished performance for family and friends. Taking the size of the group into consideration, we will work with students according to their age and abilities to ensure appropriate attention is given to foster the development of both confidence and skills in this unique and powerful art form.

For the Fall 2022 term, we will be exploring and performing some of the greatest numbers from Broadway in this revue style program and show. Drawing from shows such as Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Oklahoma, Annie, Mary Poppins, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and Wicked – it’s clear, musical theatre has it all. From chorus lines to jazz hands, dance breaks and dazzling costumes – truly – what could be more amazing than a musical?!

  • Program runs from school dismissal to 4:45pm. Students are encouraged to bring a small snack to school to enjoy before the program.



Please see our Terms and Conditions here.

Please note: While we’re extremely hopeful that students will be able to remain at school for in-person learning, we know things do not always go as planned. If schools are forced to go to online learning during our programming term, we will do the same, transitioning all of our sessions to an online delivery and modifying the program expectations accordingly. Refunds will not be offered, although credits may be requested at the discretion of an Explore It! Director.