Extracurricular

Creative Discovery

The Creative Discovery program is open to students in CH-Grade 8 and is designed to appeal to the children’s varying interests. Creative Discovery is offered following the trimester schedule, each session being approximately ten weeks. Past clubs and classes have included: pottery, chess, karate, dance, theatre, science, illustration/book-making, flag football, soccer, lacrosse, magic, cooking, gardening, marine heritage, and a variety of art and craft classes. This sessions offerings are listed below.

Creative Discovery Program is open to the community at the Elementary/Middle School level.

Creative Discovery Clubs & Classes

Below you can read some of the Creative Discovery descriptions of our most popular Creative Discovery clubs and classes. This program is offered each Harborlight trimester and most sessions run from 3:30-4:30 one day per week for ten weeks. However, there are some exceptions.

During our COVID-19 Re-Opening Clubs and are suspended until further notice.

Past Creative Discovery Classes for Children's House

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  • Author's Corner

    Grades: K-1

    Explore the creative writing process. We will be working with poetry, making comics, creating a newspaper and book making. This club will conclude with a writer’s celebration where authors can share their work with the community!
  • Ballet

    Grades: CH and K

    Students will learn the basic ballet positions and moves, including the French terminology. Each week the students will be exposed to some classical ballet music. The session will end with a short performance. Leotards, tights, and ballet slippers are optional. Students need to have clothes that will not hamper movement. They should wear either ballet (or jazz) shoes or simply go barefoot. Costume pieces for the performance will be created.
  • Books Alive

    Grades: CH and K

    We will read award winning children’s books and then participate in activities to bring the books to life. Activities will include theatre games, crafts and many other fun projects! The goal of this class is to introduce children to engaging literature that will promote their love of reading.
  • Canta y Baila Conmigo:Music & Movement in Spanish

    Grades: CH and K, 30-minute sessions

    Our instructor is a former Harborlight Infant/Toddler teacher and a Canta y Baila Conmigo licensed instructor. CyBC brings students Spanish immersion and music education in one joyful class experience. Learning happens naturally within an authentic, culturally rich and dynamic musical experience. Every child will bring home a songbook and a CD to practice at home and share their experiences with their families. Each session brings new songs and repertoire. This winter we will discover new places and sing with farm animals from our brand-new collection “CHEQUI MORENA.”
  • Fun with Practical Life

    Grades: CH and K

    This club will explore extensions to the practical life area. We will do various activities including food preparation, sewing, jewelry making and much more!
  • Learn with Legos

    Grades: CH and K

    Join your friends for an hour of creativity, collaboration, discovery and good old Lego fun! Lego Club will be a great way to relax and explore for an hour each week.
  • Mighty Kicks Soccer

    Grades: CH and K, 30-minute sessions

    Coordination. Confidence. Character. Mighty Kicks was created and franchised by a professional soccer player who developed the fun, age appropriate, curriculum with the help of professional educators. Sessions are healthy, educational and fun! The Mighty Kicks program introduces the positive character strengths that are proven to have a direct impact on achievement and success in sports, school, and life. All Mighty Kicks coaches are FBI and CORI background checked and trained and certified on age appropriate instruction for children.

    Learn more at mightykicks.net.
  • Tiny Tigers with North Shore Karate

    Grades: CH and K, 30-minute sessions

    The Tiny Tigers Program is a character development and martial arts curriculum for children ages 2.9 to 6. Our classes incorporate life-skills such as respect, honesty and kindness, and we teach basic martial arts as a way to get them moving around and also learning self-defense techniques. Our mission is to inspire children to make positive choices and we accomplish this through a curriculum that is devoted to keeping kids safe, healthy and happy. Registration will include Friday sessions and a North Shore Karate Academy t-shirt.
  • Yoga Power

    Grades: CH and K

    Our certified Children’s Yoga teacher has been teaching yoga and mindfulness to children for over 10 years. In this class, weekly themes inspire fun creative movement, games, stories, songs and of course yoga asanas. Mindfulness activities, games and breathing exercises will stretch your body and mind and also develop physical, mental, emotional, social and healthy habits that foster future fitness!

Past Creative Discovery Classes for Elementary & Middle School

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  • KidSHINE Bootcamp

    Grades: 1-3

    Does your child want to build strength and conquer obstacles like a Ninja Warrior? KidSHINE Bootcamp is designed to build core strength, balance, motor planning/agility and upper body strengthening using group exercises, physical challenges and mega obstacle courses! Children will flip tires, slam battle ropes, challenge balance on BOSU balls and complete complex obstacle courses each week using different imaginative themes (jungle safari, spies, etc). Bring your muscles and join our KidSHINE staff to build strength, skills and confidence with KidSHINE Bootcamp!
  • Movies & Snacks

    Grades: 1-3

    Children will watch a classic G or PG rated movie, while relaxing with friends and sharing a yummy snack.
  • Yoga Power

    Grades: 1-6

    Our certified Children’s Yoga teacher who has been teaching yoga and mindfulness to children for over 10 years. In this class, weekly themes inspire fun creative movement, games, stories, songs and of course yoga asanas. Mindfulness activities, games and breathing exercises will stretch your body and mind and also develop physical, mental, emotional, social and healthy habits that foster future fitness!
  • Chess

    Grades: 1-3

    Chess is a fun game that requires critical thinking, concentration, pattern recognition, decisiveness, and patience. With an emphasis on sportsmanship, children will strengthen these skills while developing a strong understanding in the rules and strategies needed to play the game.
  • Magic Card Game Club

    Grades: 3-8

    Magic: The Gathering Club! Calling all “wizards of the coast,” whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned planeswalker. We will go over the basic rules of the game, get to know the strengths of all of the card colors and practice by playing with one another. While we may have a limited amount of decks on hand to lend out to beginners, it is recommended that club players purchase their own decks at your local comic shop or online. Magic is a strategy game that incorporates many skills, including logical thinking, mathematical calculations, imagination, cooperation and more!

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  • Cocinando con frutas - Spanish cooking

    Grades: 4-8

    Enjoy a fun cooking class with our Spanish teacher and discover delicious way to eat fruit! While students are learning how to make smoothies, treats and desserts Paola will help them practice the Spanish language. This fun opportunity allows students to learn food-prep, experience healthy eating and participate in hands-on learning. This class is nut and egg-free.
  • Mighty Kicks Soccer

    Grades: K-1, 30-minute sessions

    Coordination. Confidence. Character. Mighty Kicks was created and franchised by a professional soccer player who developed the fun, age appropriate, curriculum with the help of professional educators. Sessions are healthy, educational and fun! The Mighty Kicks program introduces the positive character strengths that are proven to have a direct impact on achievement and success in sports, school, and life. All Mighty Kicks coaches are FBI and CORI background checked and trained and certified on age appropriate instruction for children.

    Learn more at mightykicks.net.
  • Theatre Games

    Grades: 1-6

    Play fun theatre games while improving your improvisation and acting skills. Collaborate, create and have fun.
  • Arts & Crafts

    Grades: 1-6

    Enjoy fun arts and crafting projects themed to the season and winter holidays. Enjoy collage, inspirational rock painting, zentangle, watercolor painting, beading and more! Explore your crafty side in a fun, relaxed atmosphere with friends.
  • Just Desserts

    Grades: 4-8

    Indulge your sweet tooth as we prepare some scrumptious desserts. Lolipops, cupcakes, cookies and more are on the menu for this delicious and fun class. This class is nut-free. Our teacher will be happy to assist students with homework during "baking-wait-time" in this class.

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  • Author’s Corner

    Grades: K-1

    Explore the creative writing process! We will be working with poetry, making comics, creating a newspaper and book making. This club will conclude with a writer’s celebration where authors can share their work with the community!
  • Card & Board Games

    Grades: 1-3

    Do you enjoy playing games? Join Card and Board Game Club to play old favorites and experience new games while relaxing with friends and enjoying delicious snacks.
  • Sewing

    Grades: 1-6

    Learn to sew or improve your skills as we learn basic stitches and techniques while working on fun sewing projects in a relaxed atmosphere.
Have an idea for our Creative Discovery program?
Please let us know!
Send an email to info@harborlight.net using "CREATIVE DISCOVERY RECOMENDATION" in the subject line.

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Harborlight Montessori is an independent, co-educational, day school for children from infant-toddler through grade 8 that is committed to innovative teaching and learning.