145 Palisade Street, Suite 2S, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 | 914-274-8364


POCADEMY Registration

Grades K-8 SPRING Term





Please make sure the class you want is designated for your child’s grade.
Classes are for Pocantico Hills students only.

Procedure for Registering

  • Log-on: http://www.iocuriositas.org/register/pocademy/
  • After deciding which class(es) you’re interested in, click on the “REGISTER” button. NOTE: You will be taken to a different website (MindBody.com, a class and program management system) that is used to process your registration and payment information. You will see the “Curiositas” logo. You must create a Curiositas account in order to register. You will only need to do this once.
    • NOTE: Prior to registration opening, parents may click on the “REGISTER” button and create an account by following the instructions below.  There will be no classes listed until registration opens.
    • Create your account by clicking on “Sign Up!” in the upper right-hand corner. Once you have signed up under your own name, be sure to “Add Family Member” for each child (using the child’s name, not yours) who might enroll in a class.
  • Use your account to log-in. Once you are logged in, you can select your class(es) and register.  Payment information is due immediately.
  • Please see our FAQ’s page for answers to more detailed questions.
  • Note: If you have used the MindBody website for classes with another organization, you must first log out of that account, THEN click on the “Register” button.
  • ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE E-MAIL admin@iocuriositas.org or call 914-274-8364.



Curious Cooks: Vegetable Victory

MONDAY | 8 weeks | 3 – 4 PM
Grades K-4 | Cost: $190 |  Begins April 17th

Let’s celebrate spring and the return to gardening by cooking with the stars of the season: fresh vegetables! Roll up your sleeves and learn to prepare delicious hot and cold dishes featuring a rainbow of colorful veggies. You’ll get to know the names and tastes of some unusual veggies, and how you can prepare the ones you already know in new and surprising ways. By the end of the eight weeks you’ll be feeding the family delicious, healthful dishes that have everyone asking for seconds. Taught by Pocantico’s own Kassie Arcate.

Classes will meet April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5, June 12.  Make-up: 6/19/17

Game Design with SCRATCH

MONDAY| 8 weeks | 3 – 4 PM
Grades 3-5 | Cost: $190 |  Begins April 17th

Students learn how to create simple games in Scratch, the coding language developed by M.I.T. for children. Some familiarity with SCRATCH is expected. In this class, students learn how to manipulate their sprites and other animations to creative games of their own design. Teaches fundamental principles of game design as well as coding basics in Scratch. NOTE: While this class is a sequence to the intro class, students with Scratch experience of their own may also join the class. Let the games begin!

Classes will meet April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5, June 12.  Make-up: 6/19/17

Web Coding Workshop (Middle School)

MONDAY| 8 weeks | 3 – 4 PM
Grades 5-8 | Cost: $190 |  Begins April 17th

Learn basic web coding skills – including design, creation and maintenance of web pages and websites.  Students create a website of their own showcasing a subject or topics of their choosing in this 8-session class that teaches fundamental web architecture, online tools for creating websites and basic coding using HTML. The class covers how content is arranged in a website, basic site components and image management. It then moves on to creating pages from scratch using HTML in a simple editor. Students learn how to critically evaluate website quality, learn how to create and maintain quality web pages, and learn about web design standards and why they’re important.

Classes will meet April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5, June 12.  Make-up: 6/19/17

Glorious Stories: World Mythology

WEDNESDAY | 8 weeks | 3 – 4 PM
Grades K-1 | Cost: $190 |  Begins April 19th

Through stories and art, early elementary students are introduced to the gods, goddesses and magical beings of Greek and Roman literature and lore. Each week will be an exploration of myths from around the globe through readings and then students will create a project based on the themes that are the basis for so much world literature. Encourages both creativity and craftsmanship as well as language skills.

Classes will meet April 19, 26, May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31, June 7. Make-up: 6/14

DaVinci Workshop: Human Mechanics

WEDNESDAY | 8 weeks | 3 – 4 PM
Grades 1-3 | Cost: $190 |  Begins April 19th

Our bodies are machines that work for us in all sorts of ways. In this Da Vinci workshop, students will not only explore and make their own Vetruvian persons, but also learn how the human body moves through a combination of art and mechanical study. Like Da Vinci, participants will keep individual notebooks of concepts and ideas and model what they learn about human mechanics with clay, wire, and a variety of materials. Learn about pivots and levers, where the “force” comes from that allows us to move and so many more fascinating facts about the most versatile machine on earth: US!

Classes will meet April 19, 26, May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31, June 7. Make-up: 6/14

ACTOR’S STUDIO (Open to Grades 4-8)

THURSDAY | 8 weeks | 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Grades 4 – 8 | $190 | Begins April 20th

Performance class for active, inventive young minds, first and long-time performers. Students develop their creativity and acting skills while being coached by a professionally trained instructor. A wide variety of techniques are explored, including aspects and exercises from Strasberg’s Method, Theater games, improvisation, short scenes and monologues enhance performance skills, self-expression and give students room to explore, create and express themselves. Students will perform during an open class at session’s end for an audience of family and friends. For more information on our instructor, please see her website: www.rachelbarrer.com. 

Classes will meet April 20, 27, May 4, May 11, May 18, May 25,  June 1, June 8. Make-up: 6/15


Q. Who may enroll in POCADEMY After School Enrichment classes?
A. Students enrolled at the Pocantico Hills School.

Q. How much do the POCADEMY classes cost?
A. The K- 4 grade classes cost between $180-$190 for an 8 week session (inclusive of materials).  The 5-8 grade classes cost between $220-$230 for a 10 week session (inclusive of materials).

Q. Are scholarships available for POCADEMY classes
A. Yes, a limited number of scholarships are available on a confidential basis based on financial need. If interested, please contact Mr. McVeigh at jmcveigh@pocanticohills.org prior to Monday September 26, 2016. Scholarships will be awarded to families on a first come-first served basis. You will then be contacted directly by Curiositas about further registration information required once your application has been approved.

Q: Do I need to pick up my child at regular dismissal time?
A: No, students will be taken or go directly to their POCADEMY class. All Classes start at 3:00.

Q. What time is pickup?
A. Students are dismissed from POCADEMY classes at 4:00.  The registration form will allow for three dismissal options: (1) parent or guardian pick-up, (2) school after-care program (which is a totally separate program from POCADEMY) or (3) walkers for 5th grade and up.

Children in Grades K-4 must be picked up and MAY NOT take the 4:00 bus home from POCADEMY.

Children in Grades 5-8 MAY take the 4:00 bus home from POCADEMY.

Unfortunately the Pocantico Hills PTA does not have the staff or facilities to care for your child after his or her designated pick-up time, unless they are already enrolled in the school’s child care program. Repeated failure to pick up your child on time may impact his or her ability to remain in the program and to sign up for future classes.  If your child attends the school’s after-care program, they will be taken there when their POCADEMY class ends.

Q: How are POCADEMY classes related to the after-school program offered at Pocantico Hills School?
A: Any other programs offered after school are completely separate. Please contact the District to register for the after-care program.

Q: What if school is cancelled on the day my child has a POCADEMY class?
A: The POCADEMY program follows the Pocantico Hills School District calendar. If school or after-school activities are cancelled due to weather or other reasons, a make-up session will be provided. Our calendar allows for one class to be made up per session. In the event of multiple cancellations where no make-up class can be scheduled, families of registered students will be notified and receive a refund on a prorated basis.

Q: My child has to miss a day of her/his POCADEMY classes. Can s/he make it up?
A: Make-up sessions will only be offered for days when the District cancels school or after-school activities.

Q: Where do students go for POCADEMY classes?
A: Students will be instructed to meet at a designated location immediately following dismissal. An onsite administrator will walk students to their designated classrooms. Parents of registered students will be notified with specific instructions for this procedure.

Q: Where do I pick up my child at the end of each POCADEMY class?
A: Students will be dismissed as per the information completed on the information form – Parent or guardian pickup, after-care at school, (4:00 bus or walk – only available for 5th grade students or higher). SIGN-OUT for dismissal will be coordinated with the school security guard,  Parents of registered students will be notified with specific instructions for this procedure.

Q: My child is registered for a POCADEMY class but now needs to withdraw. Can I receive a refund?
A: All registrations are final. Withdrawals due to extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis. Please contact admin@iocuriositas.org.

Q: How many POCADEMY classes can my child register for?
A: As many as you want! Please note that registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis for all classes.

Q: I have a great idea for a course. Who should I contact with ideas?
A: The POCADEMY advisory board always loves to hear good ideas. Contact PTA@pocanticohills.org or admin@iocuriositas.org with any ideas.

Q:  I tried to register for a POCADEMY class but it was sold out. What can I do?
A: Registration for POCADEMY classes are on a first-come, first-served basis. Once a class is registered to capacity, all other applicants have the option to be placed on a waitlist.  If a space becomes available in any particular class, registrants will be notified in order of their place on the waitlist. If no response is received within 24 hours, the space in the class will be offered to the next person on the waitlist.  As we launch this program and are better able to gauge demand for courses, we will plan to continually monitor and improve the program.

Q: Can I register for POCADEMY classes via email? 
A: Registration for POCADEMY classes are made through the www.iocuriositas.org website. Email registrations will not be accepted. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Q: Can I register via phone for POCADEMY classes?
A: Registration for POCADEMY classes are made through the www.iocuriositas.org  website. If you do not have access to a computer and need to register, please call Curiositas at 914-274-8364 during business hours (Monday – Friday,9am-5pm). Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis.  All calls will be time-stamped and logged.

Q: What date does registration close? 
A: Registration closes on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11th.

Q: My child is currently taking a POCADEMY class and needs to be picked up early – who do I notify?
A: If your child needs to be picked up from POCADEMY early, please email: admin@iocuriositas.org OR call: 914-274-8364 and leave a voicemail if nobody answers. You will receive confirmation that your message was received.

Q: My child cannot attend his/her POCADEMY class, although he/she will be at school that day. Do I need to notify someone?
A: Yes! Please send in a note to your child’s teacher so that they are aware of the change of dismissal. Also, please either email admin@iocuriositas.org or call 914-274-8364 and leave a voicemail if nobody answers. You will receive confirmation that your message was received.

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145 Palisade Street, Suite 2S, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522



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