King Arts is home to many outstanding enrichment and extracurricular programs that are sponsored by the school and in conjunction with external partners, including the PTA, Y.O.U. (Youth Organization Umbrella), and District 65. The list below includes many of the major programs and links to access more information.

    RIGHT AT SCHOOL – CHILDCARE AND AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT - Right at School offers The Right Club (extended day care), Enrichment on Demand (enrichment classes at King Arts right after school each day), and Half Day Camp on early release days. There is an exciting array of options to choose from for your student. Click here to learn more or call 855-AT-SCHOOL (855-287-2466).

    ATHLETICS – GRADES 6-8 – Intermural and interscholastic middle school sports are organized and coached by the King Arts Physical Education Team and are offered for all 6th through 8th grade boys and girls in the fall, winter and spring. Sports that are offered are soccer, volleyball, and basketball. Click here to learn more.

    ATHLETICS – GRADES 4 & 5 - Parent volunteers have the opportunity to coach 4th and 5th grade teams for flag football and basketball during the school year. Please contact the King Arts PTA at kingartspta@gmail.com for additional information.

    DEBATE CLUB – GRADES 6-8 - The Debate Club is a great place for students to learn the art of "organized arguing". Students will discuss the current circumstances of today's world and develop a strong voice with good presentation skills. These skills will be fostered in a fun and safe club environment. Students will learn to create logical, factual, and ethical arguments to persuade their fellow debaters (competitors) that their stance is "correct". Please contact Ms. Sharon Cella at cellas@district65.net for more information.

    DRAMA – Programs led by the King Arts Drama Department include:

    • 2nd Grade Musical
    • Middle School Drama Club - Grades 5-8
    • Middle School Technical Theater Enrichment - Grades 5-8
    • Stories Alive Drama Ensemble – Grade 7
    • Shakespeare Ensemble, Shakespeare in the Courtyard – Grade 8
    • 7th and 8th Grade Musical (this event occurs every other year)

    GIRLS ON THE RUN – GIRLS GRADES 3-5 - Girls on the Run is a running program for girls in grades 3-5. The goals of the Girls on the Run program are to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, and physical development. At the end of the program, the girls participate in the Girls on the Run-Chicago 5k—an event to celebrate inspiration, achievement, spirit, and girl power. The program takes places March-May. Please contact Melissa Bullock at melissa@nabear.com if you have questions, an interested girl(s) or can volunteer to coach. Click here to visit the Girls on the Run Chicago website.

    MUSIC – VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL - Programs led by the King Arts Music Department include:

    • Elementary Chorus- Grades 1-4
    • Middle School Chorus- Grades 5-8
    • Rock-On-Semble - Grades 5-8
    • Band – Grades 4-8
    • Orchestra – Grades 4-8
    • Violin – Grades 2 & 3
    • 2nd Grade Musical
    • 7th and 8th Grade Musical (this event occurs every other year)
    • 7th and 8th grade Guitar Performance Ensembles


    Y.O.U. offers a free, high-quality after-school program to King Arts students Monday-Thursday from 2:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Fridays 2:45-4:30pm. Y.O.U. is a youth development organization that  promotes the agency, success, and well-being of young people and their families through identity-affirming relationships, expanded learning opportunities, and resources to meet emerging needs. The program provides academic and social and emotional support; Y.O.U. offers a broad array of enrichment activities; and provides literacy and other educational services to the families of participating students. Participating students receive a healthy snack every day and field trip opportunities throughout the year at no charge. Students that participate in the after school program also have the opportunity to participate in a free summer program as well.  Please click here for more information.