After School X Programming

Galapagos Rockford After School X brings after school and electives programming to a whole new level.   Galapagos strives to provide after school programming that provides scholars with a variety of experiences that broaden their horizons.  Regardless of the programming, the activities are engaging and meaningful.  Programs differ from quarter to quarter and year to year but always include art, music, sports and even classes on the horseback riding!  

All Session 3 programs are open for registration now.  Most programs begin the week of Feb 4, 2019 but some begin in January or later, please read the detailed description for start dates.  Most programs cost $10 and you can register at either academy or you can go to our online shop and register now  for the coed and the girls basketball teams.

Lower Academy   Upper Academy
4th-5th Grade Coed Basketball Team (begins January 8th). 6th-8th Grade Girls Basketball Team (begins 2nd week of January)
Art Club- (k-2nd) Bowling Team (5th-8th)
Chess Club (3rd-4th) Choir (5th-8th)
Coding Wizards (2nd-4th) Girl Scouts (5th-8th)
Daisy and Brownie Scouts (k-2nd) Hip Hop Dance (5th-8th)
Hip Hop Dancing (2nd-4th) Instrumentals (5th-8th)
Girls on the Run (3-4th) begins March 4th Scholastic Bowl Team (5th-8th)

Programs to be offered later in the year (not a complete list):

Horseback Riding, 5th-8th Grade Track

Programs that were offered earlier in the year:

5-8th Grade- Cross Country, 3-4th Green Team, 3-4th Soccer, boys basketball, tumbling, chess, girl scouts, art, dance, choir, instrumental

A few of our spotlight Tier 1 programs are listed below.

Scholars learn the basic of computer coding.  Scholars learn how to analyze code and reverse engineer code.   Scholars will also learn how to write their own code.  Within the first few classes scholars are creating their own video games.

Scholars spend a day a week at our partner stables.  Scholars learn to take care of a horse, learn the equipment used as well as learn the basic skills to ride a horse.  Galapagos offers four levels of horseback riding ranging from courses for first time riders to more skilled equestrians.

Registration Open Now for Level I and Level II beginning November 6, 2018.


Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a nationally recognized program.  Galapagos is proud to be one of the few schools in Rockford to host and offer this program to our fourth grade female scholars.  GOTR combines self esteem building around a goal of running a 5 k race each spring.  Our girls are strong and this is on way that they prove it.  The season takes place in the early spring.  You can learn even more by visiting the GOTR site.

Registration will be open in the winter/spring of  2019.

Galapagos Rockford Basketball focuses on developing the discipline to be a scholar athlete.  Team members are expected to be able to balance and prioritize their academics and then use that discipline to develop their on-court skills.  The team focuses on team work and fundamentals while competing against schools in the area.  The season takes place in the late fall and early winter.

Registration is open now for the 2018-19 season- practices begin October 22, 2018.

Girls Basketball registration will open soon.  Coed 4-5th grade basketball  coming in the winter of 2019.

The Galapagos Rockford Cross Country Team works on developing scholars to compete in cross country meets across the city.  Practices focus on proper preparation techniques such as stretching and nutrition.  Scholars practice up to three times a week at our Upper Academy campus.  Meets take place from August through October.

The 2018 fall season is over.