Open Air Electives is a primarily outdoor drop-off program for homeschool students featuring Art, PE, and other elective classes for Grades K-6 as a package deal offered by local businesses in Loudoun County, VA. This program was launched in 2020 as a low-risk solution for COVID safety, but has been such a blessing that we are continuing on! This program is focused primarily on electives, and families from a variety of backgrounds enjoy our classes. While there is no statement of faith required to participate and all are joyfully welcomed, we also enjoy organic faith-based conversations as a community, and our character lessons in PE feature wholesome character traits and the belief that a good and loving God is the source of all of them. Occasionally our field trip options will include a Christian organization such as Camp Highroad or a prayer over lunch.
Base Package Information (K-6th Grade) – $250
We are proud to announce that GamePoint Athletics will offer Physical Education and the Loudoun Chapter of Abrakadoodle will offer Art as the “base package” for Open Air Electives. These two classes are offered for the first two hours of the program for $250, which includes 8 weeks of classes, all enrollment and space rental costs, as well as access to community-style field trips on Fridays. During the first 2 hours, students will be grouped according to birthdate into either the Early or Upper Elementary class. During the 3rd hour, you may opt to enroll your student in an additional elective class based on interest, for which we have a variety of selections for you (see below)!
P.E. by GamePoint Athletics
Physical Education offers a variety of enriching activities that focus on teamwork, friendly competition, skill development, and tons of fun! Children will participate in various types of PE games that involve tag, parachute, relays, and strategic invasion games such as Capture the Jewels. Throughout the Fall and Spring, children will also participate in sports units including soccer, flag football, wiffle ball, Omni-kin ball, games with paddles, extreme kickball, nerf dodgeball, and more! Each class, children will learn the value of a specific God-given character trait (such as resilience) and the value it has for their lives. This typically happens in short 5 minute small groups, and throughout the lesson as the children are engaging in the curriculum in fun and interactive ways.
Supplies: Students will need closed-toe sneakers and a water bottle.
Art by Abrakadoodle
The Abrakadoodle art experience engages children with art lessons that will inspire your child’s imagination. Our program is intended to be an art enrichment class where children will explore a variety of art mediums and techniques. The students will utilize materials such as watercolors, paint, oil pastels, air dry clay and more to create their own unique artwork. Our emphasis is learning through the process of art and having fun. Students will create and bring home a new piece of artwork each week.
Supplies: Students will need to purchase the following supplies for their individual art kits before the start of class: Pencils, Eraser, Colored Markers, Crayons, Scissors, Glue stick, Pencil box or large ziplock baggie to transport supplies. We also recommend fingerless gloves for cold days.
Once you have registered for the Base Package, you may opt to add on a 3rd Hour Elective. These electives may vary by location and cost. The links to register for the 3rd Hour classes will be emailed to you after your Base Package registration is processed. You may choose different 3rd Hour options for each semester.
Drama by Drama Kids (K-6) – $170; Claude Moore & Purcellville
Rhythm Kids by Music Together (K-3) – $165; Claude Moore Park & Purcellville
Robotics by Snapology (K-6) – $170; Purcellville Only
Robo Fun Robotics by Stemtree (3rd-6th) – $190; Claude Moore Park Only
Nature Study by Claude Moore Park Naturalists (K-6) – $60; Claude Moore Park Only
Join us on Thursdays and/or Fridays for family-style field trip adventures! Field trips are offered during the Fall and Spring Semesters Only. Past examples include:
- Wegmeyer Farms
- Frying Pan Farm Park
- Seneca Schoolhouse
- Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum
- Historic Aldie Mill
- Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
- Ashburn Firehouse
- Loudoun Aquiary
- South Mountain Creamery
- Fitzgerald Stables
All Field Trips require the attendance of a parent or guardian.
Upcoming 2023-24 Dates & Locations
Claude Moore Park (Sterling): Mondays, 9 AM – 12 PM
Purcellville Baptist Church (Purcellville): Wednesdays, 1 PM – 4 PM
SPRING 2024 Registration
We are now enrolling new families for Spring 2024! Please select the campus (Purcellville or Sterling) where you would like to attend below to complete the registration. After you complete the registration form, your registration will be “on hold,” and will be processed within 24 hours. 3rd Hour class registration links will be sent to you via email at the time of your registration processing. Questions? Contact email@example.com.