Your Extraordinary Saturday (YES)

For 1st – 4th Grade Students

A New Adventure Every Weekend

Your Extraordinary Saturday enables inquisitive, high achieving students in grades 1 - 4 to continue their learning outside of the traditional classroom. Courses are intentionally designed to inspire inquiry, activate imaginations, and engage eager learners in hands on discovery that is not possible within a regular classroom setting. While students are in class, parents are invited to listen to professional speakers on topics related to raising bright children, socialize with other parents, or visit a local coffee shop.

Highlights

  • Students take 2 unique classes every weekend
  • Features content not covered in the regular school day
  • Experienced and engaging teachers
  • 8:1 student-teacher ratio to ensure all students get the attention they need
  • Creative individual and group projects in every class
  • Mid-morning snack and game break to socialize with new friends
YES students sitting at table
YES students smiling while using computer

Partnering with Families

  • On the first two Saturdays of each session, MITY offers free seminars from esteemed speakers about topics related to parenting a bright and motivated child.
  • YES families are invited to visit classrooms on the third Saturday.
  • Specific course information will be given by the teacher during the session. Parents are encouraged to discuss class content and activities with their child.

At A Glance

2020 - 2021

Program Dates:

Program Hours: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Program Location: 

St. Paul Academy & Summit School – Goodrich Campus

YES students working on circuits
YES student looking at composing banana in a jar

Application Information

Ages: Students currently in grades 1 – 4

 

Cost: $150 per session; Financial Aid Available

 

Application Timeline:

  • September 1: Applications available for Fall Session
  • November 15: Applications available for Winter Session
  • NOTE: MITY accepts applications on a rolling basis

Parent Speakers

2020-2021: Cancelled due to COVID

Recent Presentations:

  • "Intelligence is not Executive Functioning" - Dr. Teresa Boatman, psychologist and president of the Minnesota Council for Gifted and Talented
  • "Increasing Engagement and Success Through Creative Expression and Exploration" - Erin Boltik, Ed.S., Director of Gifted and Talented Programs and Services for Bloomington Public Schools
  • "Navigating a Gifted Child's Educational Journey: Strategies to Support Parent-Teacher Collaboration" - Dr. Carol Hokanson, Social Emotional Learning Specialist with Mahtomedi Public Schools
  • "Perfectionism and Procrastination: Roadblocks to Curiosity and Learning" - Tina Van Erp, M.Ed., Gifted Learner Coach, Learning Specialist and Teacher Trainer

"The best program for young kids to explore technologies and science and learn collaboratively."

- MITY Parent

What do people say about MITY’s Your Extraordinary Saturday program?

Parents:

"All smiles and excitement about these Saturdays. We loved our experience!"

"MITY delivers interesting, challenging and growth mindset-based education."

"Love MITY!"

"Your teachers are phenomenal!"

Students:

"I wish regular school was this cool!"

"I leave each week excited to come back. It’s awesome!"

"I love my teachers and always have fun."

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