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iGen STEAM Club

iGen’s After School Program provides a safe, secure, and engaging environment for children to enjoy the company of friends while participating in developmentally and age-appropriate STEAM activities. 

iGen STEAM Club will take place, at St.Thomas Episcopal Church, after school for students in Prek4 through fifth grade. exclusively for Ross’s students.   Please do not register if your iGener attends a different school.

STEAM Club Will Meet

1517 18th St NW
Monday – Friday

Sessions and Fees

 Special Discount Offering: 10% off for the 2nd program and all additional days added (automatically added)

Fall Session: September 4 – December 20

iGen follows the DCPS Calendar.  STEAM Club will NOT be held the following dates:

  • September 3
  • October 10, 11, 14
  • November 4, 5, 11, 27-29
  • December 23-31

Winter Session

  • Dates TBD

Spring Session

  • Dates TBD



STEAM Activities

Mad Science Monday

iGeners will explore many scientific disciplines (chemistry, biology, earth science, anatomy, and many more) through hands-on, engaging activities, experiments and projects.

Tuesday – Robotics

FIRST® LEGO® League introduces science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to children ages 4-16 through fun, exciting hands-on learning. Participants gain real-world problem solving experience through a guided, global robotics program, helping today’s students and teachers build a better future together.

Grades Prek-k will build and program a series of robots; students will also have the opportunity to complete many challenges with their robots.

Grades 1-2 will focus on the fundamentals of engineering as they explore real-world problems, learn to design and code, and create unique solutions made with LEGO® bricks.  Students who remain in the robotics program for the entire school year, will form a team and attend Legos First Competition (during the spring)  to showcase their completed mission.  

Grades 3-5 will engage in research, problem-solving, coding, and engineering as they build and code a LEGO® robot that navigates the missions of the robot game. Teams also participate in an innovation project to identify and solve a relevant real-world problem. The first competition is predicted to take place in November. 

Wednesday – Team Building the STEAM Way

iGeners will work together to engineer new designs and solve problems! Our creative, hands-on STEM activities encourage cooperative learning which helps promote social interactions.

Thursday – Makerspace 

iGeners are provided the opportunity to gather tools and materials to create, invent, tinker, design, engineer or fabricate. These hands-on engineering activities use simple materials and encourage students to brainstorm, problem solve, and innovate.

Friday Funday

iGeners will have two options:

  •  Create your own games or creative projects – iGeners will make games and creative projects to share with friends and family.  On Fridays students will learn to create computer programs, develop problem-solving skills, and work through fun challenges! 


  • Put the A in STEAM – iGeners will create STEA(arts)M crafts which is  the perfect way to spark creativity, promote critical thinking, and provide hands-on learning experiences for children

Aftercare FAQs

How long is our aftercare contract?

Aftercare is a session commitment. Once you register, your spot will be saved for the remainder of that session (i.e. Fall Session).

Do you offer a sibling discount?

Yes, we offer a 10% sibling discount for  2nd + child(ren).

How are students grouped?

Students may be placed in homogeneous or heterogeneous groups.

Can you tell us more about your teachers?

Our teachers are attentive individuals, who create a safe welcoming environment for all students.  Our teachers are kind and patient.  All of our teachers are background checked, CPR certified and understand child development.  Each quarter, iGen hosts mandatory professional developments to  provide our teachers with the opportunity to learn new skills and enhance their knowledge in early childhood education.