Are you looking for enrichment, classes, or after school activities for kids in Wichita? Parents in Wichita are lucky to have so many options, and the purpose of this guide is to share all our community has to offer.
Options include programs for all ages, budgets, and interests – tutoring, athletics, music, STEM, and more! Check out the enrichment activities, classes, and programs available around town.
Cost: Free – $35
Location: Greater Wichita Area
Special Discounts: Financial aid is available – Girl Scouts is for any girl who wants to join.
Girls try new things and overcome fears while gaining confidence, independence, and making new friends in an environment just for girls – at Girl Scouts. It’s where girls get to be explorers, creative thinkers, and build their leadership skills in new, exciting, and fun ways. This season she’ll have plenty of outdoor adventures, fun STEM learning experiences, special activities with community partners, and enough artistic endeavors to please any budding creative. Girls can join throughout the year. Get together with friends and become Girl Scout strong!
Location: East//6615 E Central
Special Discount: 10% sibling discount
KDA offers classes in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary and modern. They are a professional adult staff dedicated to teaching the art of dance to all ages in a safe and loving environment. Let them help develop self-esteem, responsibility and compassion in your dancer – dance lessons are life lessons. Let them share the joy and passion of dance with your child!
Location: Downtown//1400 West Museum Boulevard
Art Start is a FREE program for children ages 3 to 5 and their adult chaperone to engage with art, imagine, and learn together. Each month children explore a new theme related to the making and meaning of works of art in the museum’s collection. A multi-faceted curriculum engages preschoolers in the looking, listening, and creative activities of the visual arts that emphasize the State of Kansas early learning skills standards.
Ages: Kindergarten – Age 12
Cost: Starts at $30 with member discount
When school is out, you can trust the Greater Wichita YMCA to provide an engaging experience for children. The Y’s KEY Academy before- and after-school program is offered at select elementary schools in the Andover, Goddard, Maize, Renwick, Valley Center and Wichita school districts. KEY Academy allows children to deepen understanding of and relationships with their schoolmates through active play and collaboration on fun, engaging projects. The inclusion of a healthy breakfast in the morning, snack in the afternoon, learning and homework support ensure a well-rounded program that emphasizes lifelong healthy habits.
Ages: 12 months and up
Location: East//9400 East 37th Street North
Gymnastics is a great sport for boys and girls of all ages! Gymnastics classes offer a variety of benefits: physical activity promotes exercise, and coaches and instruction promote attentiveness and respect. Gymnastics helps children develop spatial and body awareness. It helps with physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development. Wichita Gymnastics utilizes games, gymnastics skills, equipment, and music to challenge children and nurture their physical and mental development. Their primary emphasis is on positive self-image, physical conditioning, coordination, and development to the child’s fullest potential.
They’ve been serving recreational and competitive gymnasts in south central Kansas with a tradition of excellence since 1969. With a quality, caring staff, innovative teaching progressions, unparalleled organization and the best equipped facilities in the country, WGC has risen to become imitated and respected throughout our region.
Ages: 3 and up
Cost: $69 to $149
Location: East//314 North Rock Rd.
West//13303 W. Maple St. #133
Special Discount: 30 days FREE of unlimited classes!
Martial art classes for ages three and above teaching Confidence, Discipline, and Focus, which are the keys to a successful school year! Bully proofing is another bonus with our classes which enhances confidence for learning!
Ages: 4 and up
Location: Derby//10727 E. 39th St South
Wichita Riding Academy, Inc. is the #1 Horse Riding Academy in the area with hundreds of students! No experience needed to ride at WRA, offering introductory/beginner lessons all the way up to World Champion level lessons. Lesson types: Introductory, Mini (15 min), 30 minute, and 60 minute private lessons. Just book your appointment online then show up with positive attitude and they will take it from there! WRA also has monthly group lessons that meet once a week (1 hr) for 4 weeks. Group lessons offered include beginners, level 1, level 2, level 3 and Adult only. Horseback lessons help with child development, improving health and fitness, life lessons, improved social skills, boost to their confidence, and teaching children to take responsibility.
Cost: Free – $154
Location: East//1307 N. Rock Road
Mark Arts keeps your children’s hands busy and minds engaged with classes in painting, ceramics, culinary and more. Kids’ Day Out workshops are frequently scheduled on school in-service days. During summers and other school breaks, Mark Arts offers STEAM Academy, which links art to science, technology, engineering and math. Free monthly Art Together events occur on second Saturdays from 9 a.m. – noon and offer a variety of art projects, demonstrations, performances and learning opportunities for families. The galleries are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free.
Ages: 3 – Adult
Cost: $10-$265 – depends on class
Location: East//7230 E 29th St N
Special Discount: Families that register for the fall semester of weekly classes at the main location receive a FREE Kid’s Day Out!
Perfect for anyone that likes to create – their wide variety of classes will make anyone happy! Register now for painting, sculpture, Lego, tech, cooking and science classes.
Ages: Kindergarten – 12th Grade
Location: East//11310 E 21st N Ste D
Special Discount: 5% discount on monthly tuition fees for Wichita Mom readers!
The Tutoring Center of Wichita strengthens students’ academic abilities in Reading, Math, and Writing — efficiently and effectively! Their Academic Programs are designed for K-12 students who may be struggling in school or have fallen behind grade level. Their Enrichment Programs are designed for students who are excelling in school and are ahead of grade level — all to help bright students reach their highest potential. Their SAT/ACT Program is a comprehensive course designed to increase test-taking skills by mastering concepts and strategies to help students increase their scores. Call today to schedule your FREE assessment!
Ages: 2 – 8
Location: West//7330 W 33rd St, 110
HappyFeet classes are 30 minutes in length (National Association for Sports & Physical Education recommendation). Every child has a ball at their feet throughout class. HappyFeet uses nursery rhymes, songs, stories, adventures, and games with a soccer ball to maximize motor skill development and individual skills. Two and three-year-olds love acting out nursery rhymes and songs; four and five-year-olds have a blast with fun adventures and games.
Ages: Birth – Age 8
Location: Midtown//1103 Jefferson
Special Discount: $15 discount on semester tuition with coupon code “WichitaMoms”
Sing, dance, play, and learn! These family music and movement classes support your children’s overall development, build social skills and community, and support them to become an active, life-long music-maker! Music learning supports all learning! Music Together is research-based and is the leading early childhood music program around the world.
Join with your baby, toddler, preschooler, or big kid (Rhythm Kids)! Class sessions are offered year-round and are geared for babies through age eight and their parent/caregiver. Trial classes are available, as well as a scholarship program.
There are lots of extracurricular opportunities for homeschooling families to fill out their schedules: