Extracurricular Activities

Clubs & Organizations

Baking Club

Ms. Rebecca (of Aftercare and Middle School fame) is hosting another session of her popular baking club at her home. Students will bring home items they bake to show off their skills to their families! Register for individual meetings or for the entire six-week series; fees cover all supplies and a recipe book for the students to keep.

  • Jan. 12: Drop Cookies (thumbprint & chocolate chip)
  • Jan. 26: Basic Bread
  • Feb. 9: Valentines Day Cookies
  • Feb. 23: Cake Baking
  • March 16: Cake Decorating
  • March 30: Savory and Sweet Hand Pies


Date/Time Age Range Cost Sign Up Information 
8 and up $45/class or $250 for all six Sign up View Flyer



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.


Date/Time Age Range Cost Sign Up Information 
3:15-4:30 p.m.
Jan. 9 – March 6
 2nd graders and up $120 Register View Flyer


Brixology Lego Engineering Club

This 8-week STEM program allows kids to step into the shoes of an engineer! Using LEGO® bricks, students build a different engineering-themed project in each class, exploring engineering fields that include mechanical, structural, aerospace, nautical, and bio-engineering. Students use critical thinking, cooperation, and creative problem-solving to test and improve creations, then experience extended learning with a take home toy to reinforce each concept.

Date/Time Age Range Cost Sign Up Information 
3:15-4:45 p.m.
Jan. 14-Mar.18
(no club Jan. 21 or Feb. 18)
Ages 7+ $119 Register View Flyer


Mystery Science

Each meeting of the Mystery Science Club presents students with a new science mystery to solve, involving unforgettable stories, stunning images, and engaging videos, and concludes with a hands-on activity. (Supplies will be provided)


Date/Time Age Range Cost Sign Up Information 
3:15-4:30 p.m.
Nov. 27 – Jan. 29
Rising and current UE and Middle School students. $120/8-week session Sign Up   View Flyer
Dec. 6 – Feb. 14
Rising and current LE students. $120/8-week session Sign Up   View Flyer


Girls on the Run (GOTR)

GOTR needs coaches!! You don’t have to be a runner to volunteer — just someone who wants to encourage and inspire some extremely awesome young people. Email Marizol Martinez or click here to find out more.

Help your daughter activate her limitless potential! Girls on the Run is a 10-week program that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.  Girls train for and run a 5k race while exploring concepts of competence, confidence, connection, character, caring and contribution. Completing the 5k gives the girls a tangible understanding of the confidence that comes through accomplishment as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. Girls do not need to be “runners” or into running to participate as the activities are all fun, age appropriate and will build up their running ability over time.


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.

Day/time: Tuesdays OR Thursdays 11:00-11:45am
Age: 3-7
Class size limited to 7 children
Cost: 9 equal payments of $66.67 Sept-May
(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: 5 years and up
Contact: jamescatton3@yahoo.com (919) 889-1995


Private Art Lessons with Ms. Courtney

Ms. Courtney is offering private and semi-private art lessons after school. Each lesson is geared towards students who would like a little extra time spent CREATING during their school week. Opportunities for drawing, painting, sculpture, and more will engage students in creative practices that they are passionate about. Students also get an opportunity to investigate Art History, the Elements of Art, and the Principles of Design. At the end of each lesson, students get the chance to reflect on what they’ve learned and think deeply about what they have created during the lesson. Art materials and delicious snack provided; email Courtney for details.

Date/Time Age Range Cost Sign Up Information 
1-hour lessons beginning at 3:15pm
6 and up $60/hour for individuals,
+$10 each for up to 3 additional students
Email cmtaylor.artist@gmail.com to register View Flyer

Open House/Enrollment 2019-20

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