Downtown Enrichment Zone - The Afterschool Place to Be!

Afterschool Enrichment Zone at the First Presbyterian Academy Downtown campus offers a wide variety of classes for friends of all ages.

Classes include:

  • Late Stay
  • Bricks 4 Kids®
  • Science & Art & Cooking, Oh My!
  • Tumblebus
  • Soccer Shots
  • QuickStart Tennis
  • Little People’s Creative Workshop

Click on the link below for a complete brochure and printable fall semester registration form.

pdfClick HERE FPA Downtown Afterschool Enrichment Zone Brochure


In addition to Late Stay, Preschool - 5th Grade students can register for a range of extra-curricular activities at the end of the academic day. Classes are offered at an additional cost depending on the provider. Stay tuned for 2019-2020 school year options!

Upstate Systema: Martial Arts for Kids

The Shannon Forest Enrichment Zone is adding Upstate Systema: Martial Arts for Kids to its after school offerings.  The program is unlike common martial arts in that fighting is not the emphasis.  The system focuses on making better people through a calm, focused and relaxed environment.  Anger and fear are replaced with emotional control.  Students will learn to breath, keep moving and remain poised. 

Date: Wednesdays; beginning October 23 (no classes on 11/27, 12/25, 1/1, & 4/15)
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Ages: K5 - 5th Grade
Cost: $60 per month
Location: Shannon Forest Campus; Preschool Room 413
To register, email Coach Sadie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or call 864.420.8757.

Soccer Shots Classic Program (Ages 3-5)

The Classic program for children ages 3-5 teaches the technical skill of soccer and encourages greater confidence with ball control, using both feet, starting and stopping, and changing directions by incorporating basic moves.  Through creativity, positivity and fun, we encourage new challenges and increased confidence in the Classic program.

Date: Wednesdays; September 11, 2019 - May 13, 2020 (Off November 27, December 18, 25, January 1, April 15)
Time: 12:30 - 1:05 p.m.
Ages: 3 - 5/Co-ed
Location: Lower School Preschool Lawn
Cost: $49 per month/per child, children can enroll or leave the program at any time.

Click HERE to Register: 

Soccer Shots Premier Program (K5-5th Grade)

The Premier program reviews and refines individual ball control and technical skills, while also introducing children to the tactical elements of the game.  There is a strong emphasis on scrimmaging and teaching game concepts, and therefore, teamwork and sportsmanship are important concepts of the Premier program.

Date: Tuesdays; September 10, 2019 - May 12, 2020 (Off November 26, December 17, 24, 31, April 14)
Time: 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
Grades: K5 - 5th Grade
Location: Lower School Soccer Field (below the Lower School Playground)
Cost: $49 per month/per child, children can enroll or leave the program at any time.

Click HERE to Register 

Piano and Accordion Lessons

Experienced and enthusiastic teacher has vacancies for beginner to advanced students. Fun pieces, awards, recitals, and competitions prepared. 
Teacher: Rossi Kennedy
Lessons located at First Presbyterian Academy at Shannon Forest 
Phone: 864.735.5179
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to

Violin Lessons - Beginner to Advanced

Shannon has had a passion for music since as early as she can remember. 

As a performer, Shannon had the opportunity to perform as a violin soloist with the LIYO orchestra tour to six countries in Southeast Asia. She has also performed with the Metropolitan Opera’s Opera in a Nutshell  performance of La Boheme and Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera House as well as in Avery Fischer Hall, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. She also enjoyed performing with the Brooklyn Conservatory Orchestra while she resided in NYC. 

Shannon has over a decade of teaching experience and has taken master classes with great pedagogues such as Itzhak Perlman and Ani Kavafian in the Starling-Delay symposium at the Julliard School. She loved teaching and decided to pursue studies in violin teaching methods. She graduated with her degree in String Pedagogy-Violin Principle from Bob Jones University. She taught the High School/Middle School music prep students at the college and also taught at the Bob Jones Elementary School during her internship. Her students have ranked in the top 3 in their school's music competition and 1st chair in orchestra. When she moved back to NY she also helped her students get top scores and awards in their NYSSMA adjudications. 

Shannon now resides in Greenville, SC and hopes to share everything she has learned in her musical journey with her students here in hopes that they will share the joy of music with others! 

For more information and registration 
contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Phone: 631.566-7009