• Spring 2024 Enrichment Clubs  

    Enrollment for spring clubs is open!

    Most clubs will begin the week of January 22 and wrap up the week following Spring Break (10 weeks). You can view the club descriptions, schedules, and prices below. 

    • Girls on the Run manages their registration since it is a lottery-based selection. Please scroll down to review the details and register with them directly!
    • Forefront Arts manages their registration since they have payment and discount options for signing up for multiple classes (Drama, Dance, HipHop). Please scroll down to review the details and register with them directly! 

    You may already have an Eleyo account from clubs or the After School Program (ASP), but if you are new to Eleyo you can "Create one now" after you select your club. It is located in the bottom right-hand corner. Please click HERE for Eleyo help. You will register for all clubs within Eleyo except Girls On the Run and the Forefront Arts (Drama, Dance and Hip Hop) clubs.

    Each club is filled based on a first-come, first-served basis, except Girls on the Run which is filled via a lottery. All clubs will have a minimum and a maximum number of students required for the club to go on as planned.

    If you have any questions at all, please email Melanie Haley.

    Monday

     

    Brush and Needle at Bolton

    Price: $285

    Grades: K-2 (Max 10 students)

    10 weeks: Monday, January 22 - April 8 (no class February 19, April 1)

    3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

    Brush & Needle is a little creative studio located in the Northwest Atlanta area. It's a space where creativity meets joy and where yesterday's challenges that seemed impossible are suddenly achievable. Our ultimate goal is to develop creativity in children. We believe the ability to think artistically has a positive effect on a child’s self-confidence and freedom in their thoughts. Here are the three main steps for each of our classes:

    We observe: We look at illustrations on the topic. We create: In any lesson, part of the task calls on young artists to approach with full responsibility and diligence. This step is where we honestly work and improve our skills.We rejoice: An obligatory and fascinating part of all classes - the celebration of all the things we create! 

    We’re offering creative programs for small groups. During the sessions, we’re going to draw, paint, glue, work with scissors, as well as use many other tools, while exploring different mixed techniques and all sorts of art materials!

    You can click HERE on Thursday, January 4 to register within Eleyo and secure your spot.

     

    The Knight School - Chess Nuts

    Price: $350

    Grades: K-1 (Max 12 students)

    10 weeks: Monday, January 22 - April 8 (no class February 19, April 1)  

    3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Your child is invited to join the kickoff of our amazing chess program, "Chess Nuts" This chess class specifically developmentally targets our kindergartners/First Graders, fast chess clocks, playing chess for mardi-gras beads, collecting 22 colorful silicone wristbands, zany movies, hilarious songs, fun chess tourneys, and a great, fun spirit that makes kids never leave chess and gain problem-solving ability and academic confidence each week.

     https://www.theknightschool.com/videointro

    https://www.theknightschool.com/parenttestimonials 

     

    You can click HERE on Thursday, January 4 to register within Eleyo and secure your spot.

     

    Girls on the Run

    Price: Sliding scale

    Grades: 3-5 (Max 15 students)

    Monday and Wednesday

    3:00 - 4:30 p.m.


    Instead of filling enrollment on a first-come, first-serve basis, Girls on The Run forms a team with a lottery-based registration and enrollment. This is not specific to Bolton Academy, but for the entire Girls on the Run program. Parents of 3-5th graders will apply directly through their online platform as opposed to Eleyo since Girls on The Run will complete the lottery.

    Girls on the Run has an intentional, inclusive curriculum that focuses on developing competence, confidence, connection, character, caring and contribution in young girls. Twice per week, trained coaches lead small teams of elementary school girls in grades 3-5 through life skills lessons that incorporate running and other physical activities. At Girls on the Run, we understand that physical activity and health are directly tied to emotional and social well-being. We also support girls in gaining a better understanding of who they are, developing the importance of teamwork and healthy relationships, and recognizing how they can positively connect with and shape their communities and the world. The course culminates with a 5K race for the team to complete together.

    Spring season lottery registration is open NOW through 11:59 pm on Tuesday, January 9. We will use a random, computer-generated lottery to select participants for each team. Registration for teams that have not yet reached their capacity will reopen by 3 pm on Wednesday, January 10, and will remain open on a first-come, first-served basis.  

    Practice begins on Monday, February 5.

    The Girls on the Run 5K celebration is on Sunday, April 21. (Location TBD)

    Click here to register NOW for Girls on the Run

     

    Outdoor Explorers

    Price: $210

    Grades: K - 3 (Max 12 students) 

    10 weeks: Monday, January 22 - April 8 (no class February 19, April 1)  

    3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Join us as we search for insects, rocks, birds, and more in the schoolyard habitat! An expert Blue Heron Naturalist will help children make exciting finds in nature and learn how to explore safely. By spending hands-on time in nature, children will learn to care for living things and build their own scientific understanding of the natural world through discovery, observation, and STEAM experimentation.

    You can click HERE on Thursday, January 4 to register within Eleyo and secure your spot.


     

    Tuesday

     

    Code Ninjas

    Price: $299

    Grades: 1-5 (Max 20 students)

    10 weeks: Tuesday, January 23 - April 16 (no class February 20, March 12, April 2)  

    3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Coding Club

    Join us to create engaging computer science learning experiences that support a progression path into real-world programming using coding languages such as JavaScript, LUA, Unity, C# and Block-Based coding. If your child was previously enrolled in Code Ninjas they will continue the curriculum where they left off. New students are welcome!

    You can click HERE on Thursday, January 4 to register within Eleyo and secure your spot.

     

    Forefront Arts Jr. Drama Club: YELLOW BRICK ROAD

    Acting, Creative Dramatics, & Musical Theatre 

    Price: Tuition options available (Semester or monthly). Register now at www.ForefrontArts.com/Bolton.

    Grades: Pre-K-1

    Starts Tuesday, January 9

    3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Calling all young performers who love to be in the spotlight!  We will sing, dance, and act in class each week! We'll use our imaginations to make up stories, learn how to express our feelings and create characters, and we'll rehearse portions of the big Bolton spring musical (YELLOW BRICK ROAD ~ musicals from the Land of OZ) to put our performance skills to use! Fun theatre games, music, puppetry, crafts, and other creative activities will help students grow artistically while working as a team and having fun.

    Traditionally, this is a very popular class at Bolton, that fills up quickly with returning and new cast members.  Cast size is typically 20-25 students, with a 14:1 student/staff ratio. 

    The JR Drama Club will perform alongside the Bolton Drama Club in the big spring musical in March 2024. The class will continue meeting weekly through May and students are encouraged *but not required* to perform in the Forefront Arts Spring Showcase recital at the end of the school year in May 2024! 

     

    Forefront Arts Drama Club: YELLOW BRICK ROAD

    Acting, Creative Dramatics, & Musical Theatre - Full-Scale Theatrical Performance Experience

    Price: Tuition options available (Semester or monthly). Register now at www.ForefrontArts.com/Bolton.

    Grades: 2-5

    Starts Tuesday, January 9  

    4:00 - 5:30 p.m. 

      
    Under the direction of a professional director, Bolton students will rehearse and perform a musical theatre production featuring material from WICKED, THE WIZ, and THE WIZARD OF OZ! In addition to rehearsing the show students will receive training in audition technique, stage positions, acting, singing, dancing, projection & enunciation, physicality, & much more! Traditionally this is a very popular class at Bolton, that fills up quickly with returning and new cast members.  Cast size is typically 20-30 students, with a 15:1 student/staff ratio. 

    Drama Club and JR Drama Club will perform in the spring shows together in March 2024.  The class will continue meeting weekly through May and students are encouraged *but not required* to perform in the Forefront Arts Spring Showcase recital at the end of the school year in May 2024! 

    Golf

    Price: $215

    Grades: Pre-K- 2 (Max 15 students)

    10 weeks: Tuesday, January 23 - April 16 (no class February 20, March 12, April 2)     

    3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    This program is designed to instill important life skills and character-building qualities that are essential for our students’ development. The program provides boys and girls with beginning and intermediate-level junior golf instruction in a "no pressure" environment. Students who demonstrate aptitude and interest in the sport can advance their golf skills to a competitive level, while others can participate in the sport for fun. All equipment is provided.

    You can click HERE on Thursday, January 4 to register within Eleyo and secure your spot.

     

    Soccer Shots

    Price: $260

    Grades: Pre-K - 2 (Max 13 students)

    10 weeks: Tuesday, January 23 - April 16 (no class February 20, March 12, April 2) 

    3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Soccer Shots focuses on individual skills, fitness, and sportsmanship by providing opportunities for children to be challenged through fun games and team interaction. Children will also be introduced to competition in a developmentally appropriate manner. Soccer Shots Premier utilizes creative and imaginative games to focus on basic soccer skills such as dribbling, passing, and shooting. We also highlight a positive character trait each session, such as respect, teamwork, and appreciation.

    You can click HERE on Thursday, January 4 to register within Eleyo and secure your spot.


      

    Wednesday

      

    Brush and Needle at Bolton

    Price: $285

    Grades: 2-5 (Max 12 students)

    10 weeks: Wednesday, January 24 - April 10 (no class February 21, April 3)    

    3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

    Brush & Needle is a little creative studio located in the Northwest Atlanta area. It's a space where creativity meets joy and where yesterday's challenges that seemed impossible are suddenly achievable. Our ultimate goal is to develop creativity in children. We believe the ability to think artistically has a positive effect on a child’s self-confidence and freedom in their thoughts. Here are the three main steps for each of our classes:

    We observe: We look at illustrations on the topic. We create: In any lesson, part of the task calls on young artists to approach with full responsibility and diligence. This step is where we honestly work and improve our skills. We rejoice: An obligatory and fascinating part of all classes - the celebration of all the things we create! 

    We’re offering creative programs for small groups. During the sessions, we’re going to draw, paint, glue, work with scissors, as well as use many other tools, while exploring different mixed techniques and all sorts of art materials!

    You can click HERE on Thursday, January 4 to register within Eleyo and secure your spot.

     

    Forefront Arts Jr. Dance Club ~ Ballet, Jazz, and Musical Theatre

    Price: Tuition options available (Semester or monthly). Register now at www.ForefrontArts.com/Bolton.

    Grades: Pre-K - 1st

    Begins Wednesday, January 10

    3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Students will love exploring Ballet, Jazz, and Musical Theatre each week with our professional dance instructors and choreographers!  We'll start with warmups, stretches, isolations, dance terminology, across-the-floor progressions to boost technique, and learn fun dance combinations each week!  We'll also play games that instill rhythm, spatial awareness, confidence, and focus. Put it all together while you work on amazing dance numbers for our big spring dance recital! Jr Dance Club will culminate in the dance recital at the Forefront Arts Spring Showcase in May 2024. Students are encouraged *but not required* to perform in the dance recital! 

     

    Young Engineers Workshop: Jr. Inventor's Club

    Price: $225

    Grades: K-5 (Max 20 students)

    10 weeks: Wednesday, January 24 - April 10 (no class February 21, April 3)    

    3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Join the Jr. Inventor's Club to explore multiple types of engineering such as Aerospace, Civil, Chemical, Electrical, Environmental, Marine, and Mechanical to invent new gadgets and explore creative design solutions. With basic household and specialty supplies, the students will utilize the Engineering Design Process to make their imagination become a reality! The students will do hands-on STEAM activities with some lessons focusing on collaborative group projects while other lessons will focus on individual projects. Engineering For Kids’ programs are Cognia STEM Certified, STEM.org Accredited, and aligned with National Teaching Standards. Sign up for the Jr. Inventor's Club with Engineering For Kids of North Atlanta!

    You can click HERE on Thursday, January 4 to register within Eleyo and secure your spot.

    Girls on the Run 

    You must attend both Monday and Wednesday sessions. Please see refer to Monday above to learn more.

     

    Thursday

    Forefront Arts Jr. Hip Hop Club: High Energy & Fun!

    Price: Tuition options available (Semester or monthly). Register now at www.ForefrontArts.com/Bolton.

    Grades: Pre-K - 1st

    Begins Thursday, January 11

    3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    High Energy and FUN active dance class for guys & girls, culminating in a spring recital!  Boost your confidence onstage while focusing on your rhythm & dance skills!  Jr Hip Hop Club features fun warmups, physical challenges, dance technique, and performances of fun (and age appropriate) hip hop dance routines!  All levels of dance experience are welcome to join the fun. Throughout the year the class will learn various dance numbers and work towards their performance at the dance recital in the spring!  Traditionally this is a popular class at Bolton that sells out. Class size is typically 12-15 students, with a 15/1 student/staff ratio.

    Jr Hip Hop Club will culminate in the dance recital at the Forefront Arts Spring Showcase in May 2024. Students are encouraged *but not required* to perform in the dance recital!  

     

    Forefront Arts Hip Hop Club: High Energy & Fun!   

    Price: Tuition options available (Semester or monthly). Register now at www.ForefrontArts.com/Bolton.     

    Grades: 2-5 

    Begins Thursday, January 11

    4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

    High Energy & FUN active class for guys & girls! Boost your confidence onstage while focusing on your rhythm & dance skills!  Hip Hop Club features fun warmups, physical challenges, dance technique, and performances of fun (and age-appropriate) hip hop dance routines! All levels of dance experience are welcome to join the fun. Throughout the year the class will learn various dance numbers and work towards their performance at the dance recital in the spring!  Traditionally this is a popular class at Bolton that sells out. Class size is typically 12-15 students, with a 15/1 student/staff ratio.

    Jr Hip Hop Club will culminate in the dance recital at the Forefront Arts Spring Showcase in May 2024. Students are encouraged *but not required* to perform in the dance recital!

     

    Kids TV Film 

    Price: $235

    Grades: 2-5 (Max 12 students)

    10 weeks: Thursday, January 25 - April 11 (no class February 22, April 4)    

    3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

    During this film-making class, students work with professional filmmakers to learn the basics of film-making. The class works as a team to produce an original short film, TV show, or music video! The class will create a script; learn camera operations, lighting, and producing. Then, the class will work as a production crew to shoot their film, show, or music video. 

    You can click HERE on Thursday, January 4 to register within Eleyo and secure your spot.

     

    The Knight School 

    Price: $350

    Grades: 2-5 (Max 12 students) 

    10 weeks: Thursday, January 25 - April 11 (no class February 22, April 4)      

    3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    The Knight School is the chess party for the well-rounded kids of America from brand-new beginners to highly advanced chess players. Unlike your typical chess program, our primary focuses are good sportsmanship and fun. That being the case, our students continue to win state championships year after year. Join The Knight School chess party and give your child the gift of undeniable academic confidence, amazing chess friends, a self-identity as a smart kid, and a weekly dose of childhood joy that is the highlight of their week!

    The Knight School has had amazing success because of our unique and unprecedented educational philosophy, “the chess party.” Our unique model has swept America because it has never been seen before: we simply invite everyone from your school to join our chess team and we use only high-energy teaching methods such as super-fast, clock-slapping chess games, zany chess videos, a strict bully-free environment, silicone wristbands for tactics mastery, chess puzzlers for candy, driving music, hilarious tactics-lesson videos, and Mardi-Gras bead chess tournaments each day we practice. Sign up today!

    In addition to the weekly classes, included in the tuition, kids receive their very own TKS-custom chess set, a chess t-shirt, all the prizes and Tactix wristbands they can earn, and access to weekly exclusive online tournaments with other The Knight School chess students.

    90-second Intro Video: https://youtu.be/fKkYAdIe7QU

    Frequently Asked Questions: https://www.theknightschool.com/faq

    You can click HERE on Thursday, January 4 to register within Eleyo and secure your spot.

     

    If you have any questions about enrichment clubs at Bolton, you can email Melanie Haley.