After School Programs

Detroit Waldorf School offers a variety of sports and after school programs in addition to our regular classroom activities. These programs are all designed to support the healthy growth and development of our students.

Spring 2019

If you have any questions regarding the following after school programs, please contact Ryan Gumbleton at

After School Sports

Basketball Schedule: January-March

3rd-4th Grade Co-ed Basketball: Wednesdays: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
5th-8th Grade Girls Basketball: Tuesdays: 3:30-5:00 p.m. & Fridays: 3:30-5:45 p.m.
5th-6th Grade Boys Basketball: Mondays & Thursdays: 3:30-4:45 p.m.
7th-8th Grade Boys Basketball: Mondays & Fridays: 3:30-5:45 p.m.

All basketball registrations and payments must be completed online. We will not accept payment by check or cash.

Baseball/Softball Schedule: April-June

Mondays: Boys (5th-8th grade) baseball practices 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: Coed (3rd-4th grade) baseball practices 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Fridays: Girls (5th-8th grade) softball practices 3:30-5:00 p.m.

All baseball/softball registrations and payments must be completed online. We will not accept payment by check or cash.

Soccer Schedule: April - June

Practices will be led by Adam Verville. Soccer will be held on the upper grades field with our new soccer nets! We will provide soccer balls and practice equipment. Children should come with cleats and shin guards.

3rd-4th grade Co-ed Club
Tuesdays: 3-30-5:00 p.m.

5th-8th grade Co-ed Club
Thursdays: 3:30-5:00 p.m.


After School Classes

Introduction to Chess and Other Brain Games

This class will introduce young students to the game of Chess, including the history, the playing board, the chessmen, how the pieces move, the value of the pieces, basic opening moves, beginning strategies and tactics, and how to checkmate their opponent!  Included, with flexibility, are some of the simpler variations of chess (Queen v Pawns, Fox and Hunters, etc.) as well as other brain games (Mancala, Concentration, Level Up, Bingo), games that help develop skills in reasoning, concentration, focusing, and good sportsmanship. This class prepares students to fit into Grade 3-5 Chess Class.

For students in grades 1 and 2
Begins May 2nd, Ends May 30th
Meets: Thursdays, 3:15-4 p.m.
Fee: $61 (can pay online)

Download registration form.

Chess Class/Club

This class is for students who: 1) have never played, 2) have had some instruction, 3) know how and are familiar with the rules and some tactics.  They learn chess history, etiquette, the playing board, its chessmen, how the pieces move, value of the pieces, common opening moves, tactics, middlegame and endgame strategies, how to improve their game, and how to checkmate their opponent! There will be a Class Championship Tournament at the end of the session with Trophies and other prizes!

For students in grades 3, 4, and 5
Begins April 30th, Ends June 4th
Meets: Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Fee: $71 (can pay online)

Download Chess Class/Club registration form.

Detroit Waldorf School Creative Writing Club

Detroit Waldorf School after school program creative writing club

Spring Session 2019
6-8, 5th by invitation only
Dates: April 8, April 15, April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20
Time: Mondays, 3:30-5 p.m.
Registration Fee: $50 per student
Focus: poetry, fiction, personal essay

Required Forms

Both sessions will include outdoor exploration to stimulate writing, including Belle Isle hikes (once during winter, twice during spring). Led by Lynne Golodner, DWS parent & Marketing Consultant, author of 8 books.

Contact Lynne at (248) 376-0406 or

Download Writing Club flyer