After-school Enrichment Clubs

We offer three sessions of after-school enrichment clubs in fall, winter, and spring. Our clubs offer a wide variety of engaging and fun activities based on the interests of our students.

Typical club themes include Lego engineering, Spanish, art, music, coding, chess, sports, cooking, science, ukulele, private piano lessons, crafts, yoga, soccer, among others.

African American boy making a chess move in chess club at The New School Montessori Center
girl with a pink hat having fun outdoors

To apply for a club, please email the instructor directly by clicking on the relevant “Request Enrollment” button below. Please include your child’s name, age, and current classroom in your email. Make sure you receive an acceptance email from the instructor prior to attending the club.

General Club Information

Please read our general information, guidelines, and policies for our after-school clubs prior to requesting enrollment.

Children’s House Winter Session Clubs

Children’s House Clubs are open to all CH children based on their ability to participate in the scheduled activities. In addition to the listed CH Clubs, Kindergarten children may also participate in chess, Pokémon, and private piano lessons (listed in our Elementary Club section below).

Zumba Club

Day: Mondays
Time: 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Location: CH4
Instructor: Ms. Iris
Dates: December 11 to March 4
Cost: $120

Are you looking for a fun and energetic activity for your child? If so, consider enrolling in our CH Zumba class!

Not only is Zumba a great way for children to have fun and socialize, but it also promotes coordination, balance, and flexibility. Through dance-based movements, your child will improve their range of motion while learning how too coordinate their movement to music.  

Yoga Club

Day: Tuesdays
Time: 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Location: TBD
Instructor: Ms. Linda
Dates: December 12 to March 5
Cost: $100

Our CH yoga club will lead students through a variety of poses focusing on different areas of the body, breathing exercises, and guided meditation over the course of 10 weeks.

Whether your child is a beginner or have been doing yoga regularly, our CH club is the place for your child to acquire important life-long skills!

Arts & Crafts Club

Day: Wednesdays
Time: 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Location: CH4
Instructor: Ms. Abbey
Dates: December 13 to March 6
Cost: $125

Our arts & crafts club will provide children with the opportunity to work with a range of mediums and techniques to create their own masterpieces! Each week, the class will learn about a new artist and will create a piece of art or craft related to them. At the end of each club, the students will take a “Gallery Walk” to explore each other’s creations!

Note: There will be NO club on the following Wednesdays: 12/20, 12/27, 01/31

MAD Science

Day: Thursdays
Time: 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Location: CH1
Instructor: TBD
Dates: Start Date is January 4
Cost: TBD

Mad Science provides students with fun, interactive, and educational activities that instill a clearer understanding of science and how it affects the world around us.

What do children do at a Mad Science Club? They get hands-on with science in the most imaginative and stimulating ways possible! Each class includes a cool take-home item.

Elementary & MAP Winter Session Clubs

Our Elementary clubs are open to all students enrolled in LE, UE, and MAP. Please note that the club fees should be paid directly to the instructor. All admin or after-school fees will be added automatically to your Blackbaud account.

Chess Club

Day: Fridays
Time: 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: LE2
Instructor: Coach Jonathan & Coach Paul
Dates: Begins 12/1 for 10 weeks
Cost: Free, but donations needed and much appreciated!
Admin Fee: $50

Our chess club is open to ages 5 to adults and welcomes all skill levels, from beginners to advanced players. To increase the diversity of players, this club is also open to children who are not enrolled in the school.

Chess is not just a game, it‘s also a fun and challenging way to practice and develop critical thinking, concentration, and sportsmanship skills. Being a part of a chess club also offers the opportunity to participate in friendly competitions and tournaments, both within our school and with other schools in the area. 

This club is taught by International Master, Jonathan Schroer, and Paul Ascolese. Find out more about their chess camps and programs at dragonknightchess.com!

Pokémon Club

Day: Mondays
Time: 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Location: LE2
Instructor: Ms. Linda
Dates: December 11 – March 4
Cost: $100
Admin fee: $50

Gotta catch ’em all! Join our Pokémon Club with Ms. Linda and have the opportunity to trade, battle, chat, read, watch, and color all things Pokémon. A Pokémon Card collection is not required but will be helpful if they would like to participate in trades.

There will be some cards available for use during the club. Kindergarteners are welcome to join this club! (Note: No Club on 1/15 or 2/19)

Creative Kids Art Club

Day: Wednesdays
Time: 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Location: LE2
Instructor: Ms. Lori
Dates: December 13 – February 28
Cost: $125
Admin Fee: $50

This club is designed to foster creativity in our students and provide them with an outlet for self- expression. Students will enjoy a wide range of activities from drawing to painting and even some cool origami.

Whether your child is a budding artist or had advanced skills, there’s something for everyone!

Board Game Club

Day: Thursdays
Time: 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Location: LE2
Instructor: Ms. Dawn
Dates: December 14 – February 29
Cost: $100
Admin Fee: $50

Our board game club will cover a wide variety of games and interests. As a bonus, playing games is a great way to enhance cognitive, verbal, and problem-solving skills while they enjoy socializing with friends!

Your children will get to try a new game each week if they choose and are also welcome to bring in a board game of their choice!

Spanish Club

Day: Fridays
Time: 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Location: TBD
Instructor: Ms. Iris
Dates: January 5 – March 8
Cost: $100
Admin Fee: $50

Learning another language is not only about learning different words, but also developing a world view and an appreciation for other cultures.

Our Spanish club is run by Ms. Iris who is a native Spanish speaker originally from Honduras. She will guide the students through various fun activities, which will either introduce them to Spanish or enhance their understanding for more advanced students.

Piano Instruction

Day: Flexible
Time: Flexible
Location: Yurt
Instructor: TBD
Dates: Ongoing
Cost: Contact instructor

Private one-on-one piano lessons are offered during school hours and after school for ages 5 and older. 

Please contact the school at info@montessoricenter.org for more information.