After-school Activities


Heilicher HaBonim offers fun, safe, enriching, onsite activities for K-6 students after school. Students will have snacks, active play in the gym or playground, and free choice activities including art projects, games, and ga-ga. Students in grades 3-6 will also have quiet, staff-monitored homework time each afternoon.

In addition to HaBonim, there are loads of after-school activities such as Chess, Robotics, and Athletics. Each of these programs coordinates with HaBonim to provide seamless transitions for students who need to move from one program to another.

See you after school!



Chess Class
Grades K-8
Thursdays 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Year-long beginning August 30, 2018
Before August 15: $150/year for chess class, club, or both
Standard price: $200/year for chess class, club, or both

Chess Club
Grades K-8
Mondays 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Year-long beginning August 27, 2018
Before August 15: $150/year for chess class, club, or both
Standard price: $200/year for chess class, club, or both

REGISTEr for chess

Chess master Robin Altman is back for another amazing year of after-school chess beginning the first week of school! We have players of all levels, from first-time chess players to national champions among us. All K-8 students are welcome to challenge themselves learning the ultimate game of strategy.

Join Chess Class (Thursdays) to learn the fundamentals of the game or to improve skills. Please note that Chess Class size is limited, so sign up early!

Students who have mastered the fundamentals of the game are eligible to join Chess Club (Mondays) to play games and practice strategy. Eligibility will be determined by the chess master.

NOTE: Annual Chess Club/Class fee covers attendance at both Chess Club and Chess Class.

Qué Tal After-School Spanish Program

Heilicher partners with Qué Tal (pronounced “ke tal”), a highly sought-after language school that provides extra-curricular Spanish lessons in many school districts in the Twin Cities metro. Qué Tal’s native Spanish-speaking teachers integrate culture, music, games, and history into their lessons with a goal to give students a solid foundation in Spanish verbal comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Private tutors are available for individual or small group lessons after school at Heilicher. Learn more at

get a list of spanish tutors


We will be maximizing the mess to make this art class the very best! Get excited to paint with plaster, sculpt with gooey gunk, make paper mache puppets, and fling paint like Jackson Pollack. We will even learn some cool stuff along the way. These projects are so messy your parents would never let you make them at home!

GRADES K-2 MONDAYS 3:30–4:30 P.M.
JANUARY 7–FEBRUARY 11, 2019 $80/session

MASTERS IN CLAY* We will recreate famous work of art like Monet’s Water Lilies, Munch’s The Scream, Oldenburg’s Spoonbridge Cherry and many others, all in clay. Make room to display these masterpieces! The projects your child creates in this class are going to be amazing!

GRADES 3-6 WEDNESDAYS 3:30-4:30 P.M.
JANUARY 9–FEBRUARY 13, 2019 $80/session

*New Update! Masters in Clay is now available for Grades 3-6.


Note: Register through Choose January 7 or January 9 on the calendar to sign up.



Join Play-Well TEKnologies for this exciting new class where technology meets creativity. Build engineer-designed projects such as Motorcycles, Castles, Airplanes, and Monorails with LEGO(R) parts. Upper grades tackle Belt-Drive Cars, Truss Bridges, Rail Racers, and Pneumatic Forklifts.


Intro to STEM with LEGO Materials: Session 2
Grades K-1
Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:50 p.m.

February 6 - April 17, 2019 (no class on February 20)


STEM Challenge with LEGO Materials: Session 2
Grades 2-6
Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:50 p.m.

February 5 - April 16, 2019 (no class on February 19)

Payment and registration for Robotics will be managed directly through the Play-Well TEKnologies website. You do NOT need to have previously been enrolled in the class to sign up for later sessions.

Girls on the Run




SPRING Girls on the Run "Heart and Sole"
Grades 6-8
Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30 - 5 p.m. (NEW DAYS)

March 19 - May 30, 2019 (No practice 4/23 and 4/25)
Registration begins soon!


Back by popular demand, Girls on the Run encourages girls to gain a better understanding of who they are and what's important to them. With emphasis on teamwork and healthy relationships, this program demonstrates how girls can have a positive impact on the world through a community impact project. Physical activity is woven into the program to inspire an appreciation for fitness and healthy habits. They also learn life skills including treating others with care, practicing gratitude, and managing emotions. The session finishes with a celebratory, non-competitive Girls on the Run 5K event during the first weekend in June. Maximum 20 girls.

Payment and registration for Girls on the Run will be managed through the Girls on the Run website. Fill out an interest form and we will alert you when the registration site goes live.

GOTR interest form


Heilicher Athletics

After-school sports are a fun and energetic way to learn new skills, make friends, and show your Heilicher spirit. We offer a variety of sports to continue your child’s learning and development outside of the classroom. In every sport, we emphasize teamwork, self-confidence, and leadership, along with athletics skills and game strategy.

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The extra-curricular options are so broad! There really was something for everyone!

Heilicher Parent

I loved being on the sports teams at Heilicher. They were fun and not too pressure-filled. I felt more comfortable going out for sports in high school, which was a great way to meet new people!

Heilicher Graduate