School Life

Auxiliary Programs

Bayside Academy is proud to offer a robust selection of educational and enrichment activities during the school day and outside of school hours. These various opportunities complement our curriculum and provide exceptional experiences for our students. Register here.

Questions? Contact Marilee Propst at admiralafternoons@baysideacademy.org.

Marilee Propst, Director of Auxiliary Programs

Bayside offers a wide variety of programs designed to enrich the lives of our students beyond the classroom. Activities are available to encourage students to explore their interests and talents in the fields of art, music, STEM, and drama in addition to sessions that engage the students in activities to help build healthy bodies and establish healthy habits.

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  • Extended Day

    Extended Day begins at dismissal time and is open until 5:30 p.m.

    We offer two levels of participation:
    Full-Time Service: $2500.00 per year, per child
    Drop-In Service: $25.00 per day, per child

    For more detailed information on Bayside's Extended Day program, please click here.
  • Enrichment Classes

    Ballet with Zoe Lombard-Todd (Grades PK3–8)
    Ballet is offered once per week during the school day with Zoe Lombard-Todd. Ms. Zoe has been teaching dance at Mobile Ballet for 26 years and at Bayside for 20 years; additionally, she has been the owner and director of Creative Outlet Dance Academy in downtown Fairhope for the past three years. She is assisted in her teaching by Raley Zampieri who has been teaching dance at Bayside for 11 years after performing for nine seasons with the Radio City Rockettes. Click here for additional information on ballet classes. Students in Grades 58 will take both ballet and jazz. Register now.

    Jazz with Zoe Lombard-Todd (Grades 3–8)
    Jazz is offered once per week during the school day with Zoe Lombard-Todd. Ms. Zoe has been teaching dance at Mobile Ballet for 26 years and at Bayside for 20 years; additionally, she has been the owner and director of Creative Outlet Dance Academy in downtown Fairhope for the past three years. She is assisted in her teaching by Raley Zampieri who has been teaching dance at Bayside for 11 years after performing for nine seasons with the Radio City Rockettes. Click here for additional information on jazz classes. Students in Grades 58 will take both ballet and jazz. Register now.

    Music Lessons with Steve Weiss (PK4+)
    Mr. Weiss introduces music to students in an enjoyable, easy-going way. Instruments taught are piano, guitar, violin, and ukulele. Lessons are once a week for 30 minutes during the school day. Click here for additional information on music lessons. Register now.

    Piano Lessons with Amy Morgan (Grades 1–12)
    Mrs. Morgan provides private piano lessons to students. Lessons are approximately 35-40 minutes during the school day. Click here for additional information on piano lessons. Register now.
  • Offerings by Day

    All sessions are from 3:15–4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

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Second Quarter Admiral Afternoons Offerings

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  • After School Open Studio

    Come paint and create with Mrs. Noble! Each student will expand their imagination as they become more confident and create art with a holiday theme. We will explore many visual art mediums such as drawing, painting, and mixed media. Each week, students will be guided through the creative process as we take our ideas from conception to completion. During our session, we will complete at least six hangable master works. Register now. 
    Who: Grades 1–5
    When:
    3:15–4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, November 1–December 13
    Where: Lower School art lab
    Cost: $190
  • BARD's "A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play"

    Students will perform a radio play for a "live studio audience" in the style of early 20th century programs. While the max enrollment is 12 students, only 10 of those are voice actors. Please email Mrs. Richards if your child is only interested in sound performance. Space is limited. Register now. 
    Who: Grades 6–8
    When:
    3:10–4:35 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 20–December 8 (performance on Thursday, December 8)
    Where: Middle School drama classroom
    Cost: $235
  • BARD's WIt (Wingin' It) Improv

    Former students continue learning how to create a scene off the top of their heads, and new students will begin the learning process. Our troupe members work together to support each other in inventing creative scenes using the concept of “Yes, and....” WIt is the place for you! We will have a performance at the end of the session. Space is limited. Register now. 
    Who: Grades 7 & 8
    When: 3:10–4:50 p.m. on Wednesdays, October 26–December 14
    Where: Middle School drama classroom
    Cost:
    $150 new students (includes the cost of a troupe T-shirt); $125 returning students
  • BARD's WIt, Jr. Improv

    Former students continue learning how to create a scene off the top of their heads, and new students will begin the learning process. Our troupe members work together to support each other in inventing creative scenes using the concept of “Yes, and....” WIt is the place for you! We will have a performance at the end of the session. Space is limited. Register now. 
    Who: Grades 5 & 6
    When: 3:10–4:50 p.m. on Mondays, October 24–December 12
    Where: Middle School drama classroom
    Cost:
    $150 new students (includes the cost of a troupe T-shirt); $125 returning students
  • Christmas Elf Camp

    Come join the fun with Ms. Best and Ms. Moccia for a three-session Christmas Elf Camp. While you do your Christmas shopping, send your elf to us to create a painted canvas and two handmade ornaments that will be wrapped and ready to give on Christmas Day. Register now. 
    Who: Grades 1–4
    When:
    3:15–4:15 p.m. on Mondays, November 28–December 12
    Where: Lower School room 107
    Cost: $155
  • Drama Date Night

    Looking for a date night AND want to support your Bayside Middle School students? Then sign up for Drama Date Night! Mrs. Richards and members of our International Junior Thespian Troupe #10752 will entertain your child with themed games, performances, and crafts, while also providing dinner and a movie (with popcorn)! There will be a winter theme for the event. Space is limited. Register here.
    All proceeds go to support our Bayside Academy Rogue Dramatics groups.
    Who: Grades K–4
    When: 5–10 p.m. on Saturday, December 10
    Cost: $45
  • Driver Ed Winter Course

    The Driver Education course is for students who are at least 15 years old and have a driver permit. The class runs for one week, Monday through Friday, and will include driving time as required by the course. On Tuesday, students will take a written exam, and on Friday, they will take the driving exam. During the week, students will have 2 1/2 hours of written homework. Space is limited and will fill quickly. Register now. 
    Who: Students 15 years and older
    When:
    8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Monday–Friday, December 19–23
    Where: Bayside athletic building
    Cost: $405
  • Fa La La La La Palooza

    Join the kindergarten teaching team (Tootsie Bryant, Hannah Etheredge, and Sarah Rourke) and your Bayside friends for a fun-filled Saturday full of holiday activities, crafts, and games. Campers will need to bring a morning snack, a lunch, and a refillable water bottle. Dress for fun! Register now. 
    Who: Grades K–3
    When:
    8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 10
    Where: ECC
    Cost: $160
  • Holiday Basketball Camp

    Have students join Coach Vines and Coach Miller as they teach the campers their fast, up-tempo brand of basketball while you finish up your last-minute shopping! This will be a fun-filled basketball camp designed to develop skills and help players reach their potential while strengthening strong character and good sportsmanship. Register now. 
    Who: Grades 3–6
    When:
    8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Monday, December 19–Wednesday, December 21
    Where: Gym
    Cost: $125
  • Holiday Happenings with Ms. Etheredge

    Join Ms. Etheredge and friends during the Christmas holidays for four days of fun as you create new holiday projects and memories. All materials will be provided. Register now. 
    Who: Grades PK4–4
    When:
    1:00–4:00 p.m. Monday, December 19–Thursday, December 22
    Where: ECC room 108
    Cost: $245
  • Homework Help (Grades 1 & 2)

    Students will work with Ms. Best, a second-grade teacher, to complete homework assignments for the week. Class is limited to 10 students. Register now.
    Who: Grades 1 & 2
    When:
    3:15–4:15 p.m. Mondays, October 24–December 12
    Where: Lower School room 107
    Cost: $185
  • LEGO Robotics - Gulf Coast Young Engineers

    Students will build fun LEGO robotic models while learning classical mechanics and concepts of physical science to encourage young minds to explore engineering. All materials are included. Space is limited. Register now.
    Who: Grades 3–7
    When: 3:15–4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, October 25–December 6
    Where: Mitchell Hall room 108
    Cost: $250
  • Lower School Chess Club

    Students will have the opportunity to learn all about chess and have fun with friends. They will learn how to play chess online with the First Move Chess program as well as through hands-on playing time. Chess has been proven to help academic performance and is a lifelong game played throughout the entire world. The club will be geared for students with limited experience but welcomes experienced players as well. Bayside chess coach Eric Nager, as well as members of the Bayside chess team, will join the club on select dates. All materials will be provided. Register now.
    Who: Grades 1–4
    When: 3:15–4:15 p.m. on Thursdays, October 20–January 12
    Where: Lower School classroom 104
    Cost: $305
  • Once Upon a Time

    Once upon a time, at a place not so far away, the children explored the world of literature as the created and played… Adventures will continue through the holiday months. The children will experience a different literary selection each week as they develop a love of reading and use their imaginations in many different ways.
    Register now.
    Who: Grades PK4–2
    When:
    3:15–4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, November 1–December 13 
    Where: ECC room 108
    Cost: $225
  • Pottery

    Ms. Robles encourages children to explore the world of hand-building pottery and create ceramics. All needed materials will be provided. Register now.
    Who: Grades PK4–4 
    When: 3:15–4:30 p.m. on Mondays, October 24–December 12
    Where: Ms. Robles's classroom in the ECC
    Cost: $245
  • Sewing Club

    Sewing Club is finally here! Join Ms. Best and Ms. Moccia for a four-session sewing class. Students will learn basic stitches, design, and create custom personal items. All materials will be provided. Register now. 
    Who: Grades 2–6
    When:
    3:15–4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, November 29–January 3
    Where: Lower School room 107
    Cost: $165
  • STEAM

    Students will make take-home creations by applying the concepts of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). They will use learned science skills to build, test, and create art structures such as exploding paint rockets, galaxy oobleck, magnet painting, slime solar system, pendulum painting, and fluffy rainbow slime. Register now. 
    Who: Grades 2–4
    When:
    3:15–4:30 p.m. on Mondays, October 24–December 12
    Where: Lower School science lab
    Cost: $245
  • What's Cooking?

    Children will explore new recipes and cook up some fun with Ms. Etheredge during this exciting time together! Register now.
    Who: Grades PK4–2
    When:
    3:00–4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, November 2–December 14
    Where: ECC room 108
    Cost: $225
  • Wonder of Art

    Students are invited to explore art with Ms. Robles through painting, collage building, and creating fiber arts. Individual talents and interests will be reflected in their products as they express their artistic freedom. All needed materials will be provided. Register now.
    Who: Grades PK4–2
    When: 3:00–4:30 p.m. on Thursdays, October 27–December 8
    Where: Ms. Robles's classroom in the ECC
    Cost: $245

Meet the Auxiliary Programs Team

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    Marilee Propst 

    Director of Auxiliary Programs
    (251) 338-6390
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