At The nZone, we recognize the hard work, planning, and passion that goes into the decision to homeschool your child. With this in mind, we have created the nSpire homeschool enrichment program. In 6 week sessions, your child will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of interactive and engaging classes to complement the work you do at home. From art to gymnastics to science, music, and cooking, your child will work in groups to explore, create, and wonder.
One of the many benefits of homeschooling is the flexibility to custom design the education your child needs. Our nSpire program provides the flexibility you need and the inspiration you desire to develop the curriculum to help your child thrive and grow.
We have a new line up of classes starting October 25th! Classes are on Fridays and the session lasts for 6 weeks.
Classes are designed for students ages 3 years to 15 years.
Sign up for one class or all of them!
NOW OFFERING P.E. Powered By TrueAP on Tuesday’s!
Are you looking for more physical activity for your kids? Join the experts at TrueAP on Tuesday afternoon at 1pm for P.E.! Get even more of the same great class! The 6 week session begins Tuesday, October 22nd. You can register for both the Friday and the Tuesday session or just one of the sessions based on your schedule.
Fall Session 2 Class Schedule and Fees:
|9:00am||Gymnastics- Level II|
|Out of this World- The Science of Space|
|10:00am||Art (ages 5-10)|
|Gymnastics- Level I|
|LEGO Robotics- 90 minute class|
|12:00pm||Lunch and Recess|
$5 per day without a parent present
|1:00pm||5 in a Row|
|Art (ages 8-15)
|P.E. powered by TrueAP|
Our safe, secure check-in system, allows you to check in your child to class and then go get a quick workout in, sip a cup of coffee and grab a snack at our FUEL Cafe, or simply have some quiet time to work on co-op plans or enjoy the company of other like-minded parents. You may also drop your child off, have some time to yourself, and come back when the classes are finished. Lots of retail stores are located nearby to make shopping and errands easier.
Pack a lunch for your kids or purchase lunch for them at the nZone’s FUEL Cafe. Come back to have lunch with your kids or pay just $5 for supervised lunch and recess.
Fall Class Descriptions:
5 in a Row (ages 4-8) – “The goal of our instruction is to lead children to fall in love with good books and to embrace the joy of learning.” – FIAR. Following the well-loved program by Julie Claire Lambert, students will gather to hear one book each week. As a class, they will complete a hands on activity corresponding to the story of the day. At the end of each lesson, the student will be provided a list of other enrichment activities that can be completed at home.
Around the World Geography (all ages) – Take a trip around the world with us, you won’t even need a passport! Students will learn about a different country each week. They will learn common phrases, the capital, cultural facts, and maybe even sample some traditional foods or play some cultural games.
Art (ages 5-10) – “Every child is an artist.” – Pablo Picasso. Each child will learn to express themselves using different mediums from acrylics to clay to felt. They will also learn about a different artist each week, practicing some of the techniques that were unique to that artist. Students will create a unique art project to take home after each class.
Art (ages 8-14) – Sign up for this 6 week program where your child will work with artist instructor, Rebecca Hayes, of The Purple Hayes Gallery (www.ThePurpleHayes.gallery). Students will learn the fundamentals of art- from drawing and painting techniques, to art projects inspired by famous artists. Spark creativity in your budding artist with this program designed to inspire!
Beginners (ages 3+) – Students will move and spin while they learn the basics of classical ballet. This class is intended for younger students and those who are just beginning their journey into the world of ballet.
Intermediate – Students in this class will continue their journey into the world of ballet, practicing balance, poses, and flexibility. The class is intended for older students, or those who have had experience with ballet.
Cooking Classes for intermediate (ages 8+)- Is your child interested in learning how to make delicious meals from scratch? Students in this intermediate level class will create different dishes each week. They will learn more advanced kitchen skills like food safety, basic knife skills, and other culinary techniques. After sampling their creations, they will go home with recipes and leftovers.
Gymnastics: Did you know that Gymnastics is one of most beneficial sports that children can participate in? And physical fitness is just the beginning! Gymnastics provides children with improved mental clarity and focus, increased bone health, muscle strength and builds self- confidence! Children who participate in Gymnastics and other organized sports are more likely to have positive social interactions, less sick visits and more self-esteem! Our partners, the professionals at LOCO Gymnastics in Ashburn, will be teaching the classes.
Recreational LEVEL 1: Introductory program designed for ages 3-10. Introduces skills and concepts such as body awareness, body placement and position, focus and listening. Children will learn to do table tops, forward and back rolls, handstands etc.
Recreational LEVEL 2: Advanced course offered once all level 1 requirements have been met. Skills become more challenging, class times increase and longer attention span is required during instruction. Children continue to build upon all skills in level 1 and advance to beam dismounts, compound floor skills and routines and bar and vault work.
LEGO Robotics Mindstorm Madness (ages 5-15) – Discover, create, build, and program! Participants will work together to build and program a robot which can move, spin, grab, and talk. Participants will use bricks, motors, and sensors to build their creations. They will learn how to program the robot’s actions. This class will take any love of Legos and robots to the next level. NOTE: This class is 90 minutes.
Music (all ages) – “Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.” – Plato. Students will begin to learn the building blocks of music. They will practice solfedge, learn about music notes, rhythm and beats all while having fun and jammin’ out.
Out of this World- The Science of Space – So is Pluto a planet? What’s the difference between an asteroid and a meteor? What are Saturn’s rings made of? Scientists still don’t know exactly how big the universe is, but in this class, we will explore what we know of space. Through hands on activities, students will learn about the planets, moon, asteroids, meteoroids, and much, much more!
Outdoor Adventures (ages 6-12) – “Nature is a tool to get children to experience not just the wider world, but themselves.” – Stephen Moss. In this class, students will learn the basics to have their own camping adventure including multiple ways to build a camp fire, pitch a tent, tie useful knots and cook a meal outdoors. This class is perfect for anyone who loves being outside in the rain or sunshine!
Physical Education powered by TrueAP (P.E.) (ages 5-15) – We are excited to announce that we have reached out to the experts at True Athlete Performance to help run our Physical Education class this Fall. This class will be run by a knowledgeable TrueAP Trainer that will lead the 6 week class. This class will include Soccer, Baseball, Lacrosse, Basketball, Speed and Agility, Balance and coordination, and much more! We are very excited to be partnering with TrueAP for this class and we hope that you will join us for the fun!
Sloppy Science (all ages) – It’s no surprise that kids learn best when they can explore and try things for themselves. Come check out our sloppy science class in action, while we make chemical reactions, collect data, and make a big mess. Your budding scientist will experience our amazing world hand on….the best part? You won’t have to clean anything up!!
Sports Science! (ages 8-12) – What happens when you let some air out of a soccer ball? How does weather change the traction on a field? Why can’t you sprint a marathon? How do pitchers change the way a ball comes in to the plate? Can understanding the science behind a sport make you a better player or spectator? This class will cover all different scientific aspects of common sports. Everyone will have a chance to hypothesize, experiment, and play. We will explore math, physics, physiology, geometry and more while playing and talking about sports!
STEM (ages 6-12) – Explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, with a lot of creativity, teamwork, and FUN! Students will work in teams to create and complete projects using 3D printing, Stop-motion animation, and other techniques.
*NO CLASSES BLACK FRIDAY 11/29*
Need a quiet room to plan your weekly co-ops while your kid is doing fitness or academics? Ask our Director of Youth Programming, Becca Daza, for availability. BeccaD@thenzone.com – (W) 703-266-0118 –(C) 703-577-6804
For additional questions, thoughts, comments, or suggestions please email our Director of Youth Programming, Becca Daza