Class Descriptions

Woods Spring Wonders strives to offer lots of variety in our after-school classes, with a goal of having something to interest all our students.  Email us via the "Contact Us" tab if you have any suggestions of classes we may want to add to our schedule!

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Chess Academy


This nine week class will teach students the fundamentals of the game of chess.  Students will spend the first 15-20 minutes learning a specific lesson on the game and its strategy, and then spend the next 40-50 minutes playing the game.  Learn more about Chess Academy's class curriculum here.  Visit the Triangle Chess Center's website to learn more about the group's history, mission and philosophy.  Also, please note that Triangle Chess offers Open Free Play at which all chess players are welcome on Wednesday Nights from 5:30-8:30 and Saturday Afternoons from 1:00-5:00.  

Dates:  Thursday afternoons starting April 6th and ending June 1st

Time:  3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Ages:  Grades 2-6

Registration fee:  $145

Running with the Wolves!


Running has many proven benefits, including improved physical fitness, higher self-confidence and a stronger self-esteem--and those are just for starters! Children also develop more energy, a better memory and stronger bones and muscles.  Once you add into that mix the opportunity to run together with friends and fellow students, as well as teachers, this opportunity to "Run with the Wolves" becomes irresistible! At the end of the season, each child will join their coaches in running a 5K that will be held at Woods Charter School on November 5th!

Dates: Every Monday and Thursday from 3:15-4:15, starting September 19th and ending October 27th, followed by a special "End of Season Party" scheduled for October 31st. November 3rd is reserved as a rain make-up day in the event an earlier run needs to be cancelled due to inclement weather.

 Please note that the class will not meet on Monday, October 10th, which is a school holiday.

Grades:  1-4

Registration Fee: $125 (includes t-shirt & 5K race entry fee)

Parent Volunteers are essential to enabling this program to go forward.  Please email Roz Grant, our Volunteer Coordinator, if you can volunteer on one or more Mondays and/or Thursdays!

Important Details:  Running club members will gather in the Great Room at 3:15.  Please be sure that your child brings appropriate clothes, shoes and a water bottle.  When practice ends, parents/guardians MUST walk into the Great room to pick up their children PROMPTLY at the end of practice.


Japanese Ninjutsu Martial Arts Session II


The Quest Center's program teaches the oldest recorded form of martial art from Japan.

The integration of tradition and personal growth provides multiple benefits to students including:

  • physical awareness and fitness
  • mental discipline
  • motivation to improve
  • motivation to accomplish difficult tasks                                                                                                                                       
  • decreased hostility and aggression
  • self regulation of thoughts, emotions and behavior
  • self-esteem and self-acceptan

For more information about the Quest Center's programs, check out their website:

Schedule:  Session II: Wednesdays starting with a free demo class on January 18th, regular classes starting January 25th, and ending on May 17th.

Please note that there is no class on March 29th due to Spring Break.

Time:  3:05 - 4:05 p.m. Students should report to room #163 (formerly Ms. Vaughan's elementary music room located behind the stage)  at dismissal bell.

Open to Students Ages 7 - 14

Registration Fee: $315 Per Session.  Please prepay online via website, in person by cash or check, or email if requesting other payment arrangements.