Atlas International School is a unique, small Pre-k through 8th grade private school located on the border between Raleigh and Cary. With a very low student-teacher ratio ( 1 to 6), every student is an individual. From kindergarten onwards, all students learn to play a musical instrument. From the time they enter preschool, all students learn to communicate in a foreign language.
Atlas was founded by Elizabeth Howdeshell, whose mission was to build a school to meet the needs of the whole child in the modern world. To find out more about Atlas International school, contact Jackie Avallone, the school’s current director.
If you are looking for a track-out, summer camp, private trail ride or group outing, Dead Broke is perfect. Originally started as a home for rescued horses, Dead Broke farm sits on 100 acres of wooded hills in North Raleigh. For children, Dead Broke offers children the opportunity to learn about horses while having a great time on a real working farm.
If you are looking for a place for your motivated child to learn Ballet or Modern dance, and become part of a community of other friendly, hard-working young dancers, Infinity Ballet Conservatory is a school like no other. Founded and directed by Debra Senchak, IBC is an environment that offers inspired young dancers great instruction within a relaxed communal environment.
Coach John Berry’s Youth Hoops offers fantastic training in basketball technique to boys and girls of all ages and skill levels. Classes, clinics, and camps are offered throughout the year in Chapel Hill, Durham and Apex. You will rarely meet a youth coach in any sport who approaches the job with more zest, technical skill, teaching ability, and love for children than Coach Berry.
NC Dance Institute, founded and directed by Kirstie Spadie, is a rare and wonderful place where children and young adults can learn to dance in a fun, non-competitive environment. Kirstie is a highly accomplished dancer, teacher and graduate of NC School of the Arts. She teaches with equal amounts of love, humor, and technique. There really is no place around like NCDI.
If you are looking for a great Martial Arts self defense program for your kids or yourselves, Tony LeTorneau’s Karate International of Cary is a place where you can find everything you need from Karate, to Jiu Jitsu, to Bushido, to birthday parties.