First-Ever Primary School Clubs Expo Spotlights Student Talent

First and second-grade scholars learning rhythm in Drum Club

Last week, Foundation Academy Primary kicked off their first-ever Clubs Expo, highlighting our first and second-grade scholars. Every Friday morning, students gathered with their peers and a community partner to explore a range of hobbies and skills. Topics included singing, karate, building Lego houses, yoga, drumming, and stepping.

With the launch of our Primary School club program this year, every scholar across grades K-8 can now participate in weekly co-curricular clubs during the school day. The program not only allows students to make connections between academic material and real-world applications but also gives them space to connect with peers and teachers in a new way.

Students practicing combinations in karate club with Amerikick Princeton

“Clubs give the students the chance to participate in something out of the ordinary. They give the students the opportunity to grow through practical experience, self-expression, and independent thinking,” says Primary School Leader of Student Culture Eric Bullock. “The drum club, for example, can foster a musician. The lego club can foster an architect.”

Clubs are led by our phenomenal community partners including Amerikick Princeton, Hey Black Dad, Be Drumm Music, and Agape Healing & Yoga Wellness Center. This program is also made possible by generous grants from Janssen Pharmaceuticals and the Roma Bank Community Foundation.

Check out the full video below to see the awesome projects our Primary School scholars have been working on!

Clips from the 2021-2022 Foundation Academy Primary Fall Clubs Expo
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Krystal Cohen

Krystal Cohen is a member of the Advancement team at Foundation Academies where she aids with fundraising and community outreach efforts. Krystal holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Princeton University and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Affairs.