After-School Clubs

After-School Clubs 2017-12-04T19:45:18+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 Winter 2017 – 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


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 (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


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: and download the music flyer for more details.

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

Baking and Snacks 101

baking after-school club

Days: Thursdays

Time: 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Instructor: Torey Daniels

Ages: three to six

Dates: Starts week of December 14th


In this club, children will be learning how to make simply healthy snacks, bake yummy treats and put together fun crafts. Each week, the instructor will send out items that will be made, ingredients contained, and instructions for the crafts.

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: $90 per student. Standard after-school rates apply.
To Apply: Please email the Torey at (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 week of December 11th


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: $90 per student. Standard after-school rates apply.
To Apply: Please email the school at (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


Days: Thursdays

Time: 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Instructor: Brian Cooper

Ages: Six and Older

Dates: TBD


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: $85 per student for the 8-week program. Standard after-school rates apply.
To Apply: Apply using the school flyer or email the school at (Place “Enrollment for Pokemon Club” in the subject line). Please make checks payable to Brian Cooper.

Minecraft Club

Minecraft afterschool club

Days: Tuesdays

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

Instructor: Crystal Burdick

Ages: six and up

Dates: Starts on December 12th


Come join Ms. Crystal for the second round of Minecraft Club!

With our 2017 Summer Minecraft Club being so popular, we’re brought it to after-school, so we can continue the fun. Together, we will explore the ever-popular world of Minecraft through various avenues and activities. We’ll utilize perler beads, papercrafts, Quixels, and much more. Students are welcome, but not required, to bring an electronic device pre-loaded with Minecraft.

Students will learn building basics via game play. Minecraft teaches students practical math skills, engineering concepts, builds collaboration with others, and helps with conflict resolution. This club is a safe and fun way to learn Minecraft basics, and to also allow those already planning to build on their skills. No need to have attended Round One; Round Two is open to all!!

Any questions about this exciting adventure? Feel free to contact Crystal anytime (Email

Fee: $90 per child. Standard after-school rates apply.
To Apply: Apply using the school flyer or email the school at (Place “Enrollment for Minecraft” 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 (LE2 Classroom)

Instructor: KidzArt Certified Instructor

Ages: three to six

Dates: Starts on December 12th


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 ( 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 or call 919-601-2272.

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

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


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: to set up day/time. (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: Starts December 13th until November 15th


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 (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: January 5th


Fluttering Birds: Children will be excited to learn all about their fine feathered friends when they take an up close look at birds. They will discover how to match bird mates, see what eggs are produced by which species; learn how a bird’s beak is a tool and how to identify different bird songs. Preschoolers will take home bird warblers to practice their bird songs at home.

Butterflies: Preschoolers discover all about butterflies-where they come from, stages of growth, how they eat and even make some of their own to take home during this workshop.

Animal Friends: Roar with the lions and explore the animal kingdom. Learn about different types of families and how to talk the the animals. Examine a variety of animal coverings such as fur, fins, and feathers. Transform into your favorite animal when you create your very own mask.

Wiggly World of Worms: This workshop will provide children with the opportunity to get their hands dirty while learning all about worms. They will work with magnifying glasses to get an up close look at the lives and habits of worms.

Bug Buddies: Students will learn about insects beginning with their unique eyesight and the way they defend themselves against predators. See how camouflage works and take home fun finger puppets!

Color Lab: This workshop will introduce preschoolers to the exciting world of color. They will make a new friend while learning about the colors of the rainbow and will experiment with their creative side during an activity on color mixing. Demonstrations will be conducted to introduce students to the primary colors as well as color mixing.

Lights On: What is light? Shine some brightness on the subject through shadows and exploring the rainbow of light. Classroom must have ability to be darkened for this enlightening program.

Science of Music: Boom, tap, smack, cha-cha-cha, listen to the sounds and rhythm of the science of music. Children will feel, hear and see the vibrations that help create music in this hand-on exploration.

Mad Mixtures: Volcanos and more simple chemistry fun, and make your modeling dough to take home.

Energy & Motion: Children explore the concept of energy and how energy gets things moving in this workshop that uses toys to help explain simple energy ideas. They will take home toys called spring things that will help them remember how energy and motion are related.

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