The Theresa Academy continues to grow both in enrollment as well as space! Renovations were completed in time for the fall opening of classes. We doubled the size of the Art Room and the Black Box Theater. Both spaces serve as multi-purpose rooms during camp, as well as our Saturday Morning Respite program.
Our newest service is the Saturday Morning Respite program, aptly entitled: “Saturday Expressions”. The program operates from 9am-12pm every Saturday and provides our students with the opportunity to socialize, dance, paint, sing, play an instrument and just have a great time! Siblings are welcome, and it gives the family (parents) some respite time as well.
We also scheduled a once a month, themeoriented, Sunday afternoon workshop. The fee to participate in this event is lower than a regular class ($15 per student) and siblings are welcome to join. These workshops will give the community a chance to “try-us-out”!
January’s theme was “Winter Wonderland”. The children created a gigantic winter mural in Art class ,wrote and performed their own short play about all of the activities that they can do in the winter, and danced “ snowy movements” to Claude DeBussy’s “The Snow is Dancing”. Thirteen TAPA students attended, five of which were brother and sister siblings. It was an amazing inclusionary experience for all who participated, faculty and student alike!