Extracurricular Activities

Clubs & Organizations



Sign up for the competitive chess team! Students will learn chess fundamentals and strategies that enhance learning skills and critical thinking. We build confidence and have the option to compete against other local schools. Novice students and experienced players are encouraged to sign up as we have two levels.

Chess Club will return in Fall 2019.


Music & Art Lessons

Violin – The Suzuki Method

The Suzuki method is an educational method which strives to create ability and beautiful character in students through a nurturing environment. The ‘nurture ‘ in the method is is based on a concept of early development that focuses on factors which Shinichi Suzuki observed in native language acquisition such as immersion, encouragement, small steps and an unforced timetable for learning material based on each child’s developmental readiness to imitate examples and internalize principles. Registration opens September 1, 2019.

Day/time: Tuesdays OR Thursdays 11:00-11:45am beginning the week of Sept 17
Age: 3-7
Class size limited to 7 children
Cost: $22/class split into 9 monthly auto-payments
(violin rental not included in fees)
Contact: Dana Friedli at dana@tristrings.com


James Catton visits Heartwood on Mondays and Tuesdays to give one-on-one piano lessons devoted to both sight reading as well as playing by ear. Options for home lessons on other days are also available. A recital is held in September each year in Cary.

Day/Time:  Mondays or Tuesdays, 2:40, 3:10, or 3:50pm
(Check with instructor for lessons on other days of the week)
Age: 6 years and up
Contact: jamescatton3@yahoo.com (919) 889-1995

Open House/Enrollment 2019-20

Open to the Public:  See events calendar for upcoming information meetings for all age groups!