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NBPTSA After School Activities

NBMS offers its highly successful After School program on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:05 to 4:15pm, from September to May.  NBMS has a variety of afterschool activities ranging from classes and clubs, intramural sports, interscholastic sports teams (open to 7th and 8th grade students only), and the school play/musical.

The North Bethesda After School Activities Program falls into 2 categories:

1. Enrichment Activities:  The PTSA has partnered with Enrichment Academies Incorporated (EAI) for our after school activity classes.  EAI will manage all fee-based classes.  Check back late in the summer to learn more about the fall schedule and registration information.  Scroll down the page to learn more about EAI.

2. ECA (Extracurricular Activities): School sponsored classes supervised by staff members.  These classes are open to all students.  Class listings will be available the first week of school on the NBMS website.  To learn more, click here.

Scholarship Opportunities:

Enrichment Academies and the PTSA makes available one scholarship slot in each class.  Those interested in a scholarship should contact Mrs. Drucker at 301-897-2260 or by email at

For more information on the NBMS after school program, contact Erin Harcourt at



Founded and operated by Gabrielle Fontana, Enrichment Academies, Inc (EAI) is excited to manage the After School Clubs program (ASC) at North Bethesda Middle School for the NBMS PTA.   EAI has been managing after school clubs in several MCPS elementary schools for many years and is thrilled to continue offering the same unique program style to NBMS Middle School.  

Gabrielle has added Erin Harcourt to her team to manage EAI’s middle school clubs program.  It is EAI’s mission to provide a rich, rewarding and diverse after school experience to students, parents and educators with a variety of price points, session end times and days offered. Most clubs are offered directly after the students’ school day and will provide students opportunities to explore new activities, develop skills, exercise and connect socially with a greater cross section of their school peers outside the classroom.   

EAI Club Experience

Enrichment Academies will offer three sessions of clubs: fall, winter and spring.  One of our goals is to give the parents and students an entire view of the clubs and activities offered at the school under one umbrella.  This helps parents view all club opportunities at a glance without registering for a club and then finding out a week later an additional activity has been added to the school’s schedule. 

Club Schedule Overview

EAI will provide an overview of the upcoming fall schedule by mid-August and an overview of the winter & spring clubs by mid-fall.  This enables parents to start planning their child’s schedule with other activities.  These overviews will detail which clubs will be running on each day of the week. 

Club Catalog

EAI provides an online club catalog through the NBMS listserv and website a week prior to the start of registration.  Limited paper copies of the club catalog will be available in the school and counselor offices.

In our experience the catalog generates anticipation, excitement and interest amongst the students about upcoming club opportunities.  EAI encourages students to be part of the club selection process and collaborate with their friends in exploring club opportunities.  The catalog provides details on the online registration process, club descriptions, club dates, pricing and additional club policies for parents. 


      Activity Schedule for September 13- November 3, 2016:

  • Tuesdays:  Sewing; Photography; Reverse Engineering- Explore it all;  Tennis
  • Wednesdays:  Pottery; Revolutionary War Battles; Shakespeare Production Workshop; Safe Sitters
  • Thursdays:  Ultimate Frisbee; Debate; Board Games; JavaScript Computer Programming (Tentative)

Open /Early Bird Enrollment


EAI offers open enrollment, with a specific registration start date.  Club fees for the first four days of each registration period will feature discounted Early Bird pricing.  We urge all parents to take advantage of early bird enrollment so minimum enrollment numbers can be met and accurate rosters can be distributed to instructors prior to club start dates.  After the four-day Early Bird window, online club registration will remain available at normal non-discounted club prices. 

Club Communication

In an effort to provide proactive feedback on club activities, EAI requests that each club instructor send an introduction email (with an eight week club overview) to parents of enrolled students to inform them of events in their children’s club experience.  In addition, EAI provides an email (or phone call if needed) to parents of absent students.  This helps parents and students adapt to the weekly after school clubs routine.  EAI requests that parents email the student’s club instructor and club administrator ahead of time if they know that their child will not attend club on a given day.  This improves the efficiency of attendance-taking to maximize club enjoyment time.




EAI provides a simple, easy-to-use registration system.  This system provides parents a weekly calendar view of the clubs along with specific club meeting dates and times. 

Annual Registration Fee


A registration fee of $25 is required during each students' first club registration of the school year.  This is an annual fee per student per school year.  Once paid, subsequent club registrations for that student during that school year will not incur this fee. This revenue from this fee helps offset the cost of providing a quality after school club program.  EAI does exempt Scholarship students from the annual registration fee.


Parent Feedback


EAI welcomes and encourages feedback from parents.  Your input helps to build a stronger program as clubs can be added or improved in subsequent sessions.   All correspondence should be directed to


Fall Session

  • August 24th :  Online Catalog with detailed club information and registration information will be distributed via the NBMS school listserv.
  • August 31st - September 2nd:  EARLY BIRD ONLINE REGISTRATION
  • September 6th –  September 9th:  REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION
  • September 13th  – September 15th:  CLUBS START






































































































































































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