After-School Clubs

After-School Clubs 2018-04-06T17:32:54+00:00

The school offers several fun and engaging after-school clubs and programs for children of all ages. Please make sure to sign up early to ensure a space in these classes as numbers are limited.

Below is a list of our Spring 2018 After-School Clubs.

Chess Club

Days: Wednesdays and Fridays

Time: 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Instructors: Jonathan Schroer & David High

Ages: Five and Older

Dates: Ongoing

Description

The New School Montessori Center is proud of its active and successful chess team. Our chess team has demonstrated strong performances both as a group and as individuals.

Coach Jonathan Schroer is an International Chess Master who has held the NC Championship many times over the last 20 years and is now the record holder for the most number of years as NC state champion! Jonathan has taught at many national chess camps and is a highly-sought chess instructor by local schools and tournament players across the Triangle area.

We are very proud of our chess team and will soon have a page dedicated to their many accomplishments and progress. If your child is in our chess club, we encourage you to become a member of the Chess Hub in MemberHub for announcements on upcoming chess tournaments and other news.

Click here for the New School Afterschool Chess Program flier. Please email the school to register for this class.

Fee: Standard after-school rates apply. No extra club fees needed.
To Apply: Apply using the school flyer or email the school at info@montessoricenter.org (Place “Enrollment for Chess Club” in the subject line)


Piano Lessons

Days: Flexible

Time: During or after class hours

Instructor: James Catton

Ages: Five and Older

Dates: Ongoing

Description

James Catton, our Music Education Specialist Teacher, is available for private half-hour piano lessons during the school day. James is a qualified music teacher and a Royal College of Music Honours recipient.

Lessons may be held in the afternoon with permission of the classroom teacher or after school (depending on availability). Alternatively, arrangements can be made for home visits if you are seeking private lessons on a regular basis and already have a piano.

All ages from 5-year-olds and upwards can be enrolled, with beginners especially welcomed. Fees and rates available on request. Please visit James’ website for more information: www.jamescatton.com and download the music flyer for more details.

Fee: Private fee. Standard after-school rates apply.
To Apply: Please contact James directly at jamescatton3@yahoo.com (Place “Piano Lessons” in the subject line)


Baking Club

baking after-school club

Days: Fridays

Time: 3:40pm to 4:40pm

Instructor: Torey Daniels

Ages: six and older

Dates: Starts week of March 16th

Description

In this club, elementary students will have the opportunity to get creative with food! Each week we will be making something new that the children will vote on the week before.

Benefits of this club include promoting independence, stimulation of the senses, encourages active creativity, requires focus and attention, math skills, social connections, development of hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness and fine motor dexterity and tasty to top it all off!

Space will be limited, so sign up today!

Fee: $100 per student. Standard after-school rates apply.
To Apply: Please email the Torey at info@montessoricenter.org (Place “Enrollment for Baking Club” in the subject line). Checks are payable to Torey Daniels.


Board Game Club

board game after school club

Days: Mondays

Time: 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Instructor: W. Eric Martin

Ages: six and older

Dates: Starts April 9th, 16, 23, 30; May 14, 21; June 4 (NO club May 7th!)

Description

Come play old favorites and learn new games too in this New 10-week Club! You’ll coordinate with friends to win cooperative games, scoop out gelato (it’s plastic, sorry!), pretend to be a salmon (really!), destroy your enemies, dominate the world, and have fun!!

Eric Martin works for BoardGameGeek, the biggest board game website in the world, and has hundreds of games to play with club members. Don’t worry about knowing the rules, you can learn the games in minutes, then jump right into the fun!

Fee: $60 per student. Standard after-school rates apply.
To Apply: Please email the school at info@montessoricenter.org (Place “Enrollment for Board Game Club” in the subject line). Checks are payable to W. Eric Martin and submitted to the front office.


Pokemon Club

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Days: Thursdays

Time: 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Instructor: Brian Cooper

Ages: Six and Older

Dates: Begins March 15

Description

Test your skills as you battle against other trainers, swap cards to make the perfect deck and acquire badges to show off your Pokemon power! No experience or cards needed. Students will sharpen math, reading, and social skills while engaging in higher thinking in a fun-filled environment.

Fee: $105 per student for the 10-week program. Standard after-school rates apply.
To Apply: Apply using the school flyer or email the school at info@montessoricenter.org (Place “Enrollment for Pokemon Club” in the subject line). Please make checks payable to Brian Cooper.


Harry Potter Club

Days: Tuesdays

Time: 3:30pm to 4:40pm (LE2 Classroom)

Instructor: Crystal Burdick

Ages: six and older

Dates: Begins on March 20th

Description

Come join Professor Crystal for this new Harry Potter Club!

Welcome witches, wizards, and muggles alike to the first ever Harry Potter Club! Here you will be sorted into your Houses, make wands, mix potions, play Harry Potter games, and SO much more! It’s sure to be a magical and fantastic adventure!

This club will be 8 weeks long and will be lead by Professor Crystal. The LE2 classroom will be transformed every Tuesday afternoon into our very own version of Hogwarts!

Any questions about this mystical adventure? Feel free to contact Crystal anytime at: (Email crystal@montessoricenter.org

Fee: $90 per child. Standard after-school rates apply.
To Apply: Apply using the school flyer or email the school at info@montessoricenter.org (Place “Enrollment for Harry Potter” in the subject line). Please make checks payable to Crystal Burdick.


KidzArt Club

KidzArt after school club

Days: Tuesdays

Time: 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Instructor: KidzArt Certified Instructor

Ages: three to six

Dates: Starts on March 13th

Description

Learn. Create. Have fun!!! Every week out experienced instructors introduce different techniques in art and design while students create with a variety of art mediums. Our projects focus on developing skills in drawing and painting as we explore with watercolor paint, oil and chalk pastels, charcoal, watercolor crayons and more!

Every week we work on a new project. At KidzArt (www.Cary.KidzArt.com) we encourage originality and emphasize that in art, there are no mistakes – just opportunities!

About KidzArt: We have over 25 years experience teaching advance art concepts to children. Our certified art instructors provide a nurturing environment where children of all skill levels can explore, create and advance their skills in drawing and design.

Questions? Contact: Karen Tanzini, Director, at ktanzini@kidzart.com or call 919-601-2272.

Fee: Pay $120 total at registration or choose monthly payment option for this 10-week class. (Monthly option: $50 at registration, then 2 monthly installments of $35 (processing fee applies). Standard after-school rates apply.
To Register Online: Visit www.Cary.KidzArt.com. Click Register Button. Select “New School Montessori”. Select “Spring Classes”.


Elementary Soccer Club with Soccer Shots

Days: Thursdays

Time: 3:30pm to 4:15pm

Instructor: Soccer Shots Staff

Ages: Six to Ten

Dates: Begins March 15th

Description

Soccer Shots is an engaging soccer program for students ages 6-10 with a focus on character development. The caring team positively impacts children’s lives on and of the field through best-in-coaching, curriculum and communication.

Soccer Shots’ coaches are the best-trained in the business offering an expert-approved curriculum that aligns with education standards with an exceptional customer experience with ongoing communication.

They guarantee that your child will be positively impacted by their Soccer Shots experience, or your money back!

Space will be limited, so sign up today!

Fee: $120 per child for a 10-week program. Standard after-school rates apply.
To Apply: Register online at: rdu.ssreg.org. Any questions? Please call 919.699.8442 or visit us online at soccershots.org.


Children’s House Soccer Club with Soccer Shots

Days: Wednesdays

Time: 3:30pm to 4:15pm

Instructor: Soccer Shots Staff

Ages: Three to Six

Dates: Begins March 14th

Description

Soccer Shots is an engaging soccer program for students ages 6-10 with a focus on character development. The caring team positively impacts children’s lives on and of the field through best-in-coaching, curriculum and communication.

Soccer Shots’ coaches are the best-trained in the business offering an expert-approved curriculum that aligns with education standards with an exceptional customer experience with ongoing communication.

They guarantee that your child will be positively impacted by their Soccer Shots experience, or your money back!

Space will be limited, so sign up today!

Fee: $120 per child for a 10-week program. Standard after-school rates apply.
To Apply: Register online at: rdu.ssreg.org. Any questions? Please call 919.699.8442 or visit us online at soccershots.org..


Private Acoustic Guitar Lessons

Days: Monday or Wednesday in MAP

Time: TBD with instructor

Instructor: Brian Cooper

Ages: nine and older

Dates: Starts week of December 12th and runs according to schedule with instructor

Description

Typical beginner lessons include picking technique, chord placement and strumming patterns. Students are required to bring their own guitar. Offering private beginning and intermediate guitar lessons. Only six lesson slots are available. Apply today!

Fee: $30 per lesson. Standard after-school rates apply.
To Apply: Please contact Brian Cooper: brian@montessoricenter.org to set up day/time. brian@montessoricenter.org (Place “Enrollment for Guitar Lessons” in the subject line).


Amateur Radio Club

Days: Wednesdays

Time: 3:45-4:45pm

Instructor: Nancy Butterfield

Ages: Eight and older

Dates: March 14, 21, 28; April 18 and 25; May 2, 9 and 16

Description

Are you ready to join Ms. Nancy on a journey of discovery? Let’s dive into the world of amateur radio and wireless technology together! In this club we will learn more about:

  • Amateur radio basics
  • Making contacts on the radio
  • Beginner electronics
  • Amateur radio technician class exam preparation
  • Antennas
  • Satellites
  • Amateur radio equipment
  • Intro to wireless technology
  • Basic programming and robotics
  • Amateur radio and emergency communications

All club projects are make-and-take!
Fee: $60 per child Standard after-school rates apply.
To Apply: Please email Ms. Nancy at nancyb@montessoricenter.org (Place “Enrollment for Radio Club” in the subject line). Make checks payable to: Nancy Butterfield.


Mad Science!

Mad Science after school club

Days: Fridays

Time: 3:40pm to 4:30pm

Instructor: Mad Science Instructor

Ages: Three to Six

Dates: March 23 to May 25 (skip 3/30 and 4/6)

Description

Water Works: Water is more complicated than it looks and through this exciting workshop, children will learn all about the different properties of water. They will experiment with floating, sinking, absorption and so much more.

Sea, Sand & Surf: Children will explore the science of the sea when they learn about what sand is made from, how shells are used by animals for protection and what animals live in the ocean. They will make their own ocean bottle to take home.

Weather Wonders: Through this interactive class preschoolers will help create a cloud in a bottle and will make it rain inside. They will also learn all about the water cycle and will create their own snow to take home.

Brrr…….Cold: Manipulate matter in all of its states! Preschoolers will learn about an ice not made from water! Create fog filled bubbles and bubbling potions! Use your Thermocolor Cup to test the temperature of liquid matter in your home!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: In this workshop, preschoolers will get to see how recycling affects our community and the animals around us. They will also learn how easy it is to sort our recyclable materials.

Listen Closely: This workshop will introduce students to the science behind the sounds all around them. Children will experiment with a wave motion model and a twirling tube t help them understand that sound travels in waves and can be heard in a variety of pitches. They will also have the opportunity to learn about the everyday materials that make a variety of special effects noises in the movies and will watch, and hear, a bee buzz above their heads.

Please Touch: Children will learn how they understand the world with their sense of touch and will also emphasize that some objects are safe to touch while others are not. The preschoolers will be presented with the challenge if identifying a variety of objects using only their sense of touch. They will also experiment with an interesting and innovative material to model their very own creation.

Eye to Eye: This workshop will introduce students to their sense of sight. They will experiment with magnifying glasses, kaleidoscopes and binoculars. The preschoolers will also interact with a variety of optical illusions to illustrate that your eyes can sometimes play tricks on you.

Fee: $90 per child. Standard after-school rates apply.
To Apply: Apply by registering at triangle.madscience.org. For more information please contact Mad Science at: 919-858-8988.