At the Lower/ Middle School Campus at Ensworth, students are encouraged to try everything to discover and develop their talents. All fifth grade students have the opportunity to learn an instrument, while middle school students can choose between chorus and band. The middle school has a no-cut policy with all sports, so everyone has a chance to be part of a team. There are also numerous after school opportunities to perform on the stage and behind the scenes with the middle school drama club productions, or before school with the Singing Tigers and Ensemble. Additional activities include climbing club, chess club and robotics club.  

Lower/ Middle School Clubs & Activities

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  • Advanced Chorale

    Grades: 6-8
    Day/Time: Friday mornings
    Advanced Chorale is for students in Grades 6-8 who love to sing, are committed to attending rehearsals and performances, and desire to sing at a very high level. The Advanced Chorale meets weekly on Friday mornings, singing and performing music in two, three, and four part harmony. Skills emphasized in Advanced Chorale are proper vocal production and singing harmonies independently. Advanced Chorale is meant to supplement the classroom music experience by giving interested students an extra opportunity to practice and perform challenging music independently in a small group, and to prepare for involvement in a high school music program. For more information, contact Aaron Velthouse.
  • Chess Club

    Grades: 1-5
    Day/time: Tuesday from 3-4PM
    Chess Club is open to all students in Grades 1-5 and meets every Tuesday from 3-4 PM. Our coaches are excellent teachers from the Nashville Chess Center and they welcome players of any experience and ability level.
     
    There is no registration form or fee, but participation is limited to 60. Until that number is reached, students may begin attending at any point in the year. If your child is interested in trying or joining, please watch E-News at the beginning of the semester for information about the online signup process. The HR teacher should be notified every week that the child plans to attend. Hookup begins at 4 PM in front of Red Gables; some students do go to AfterCare at that time and those remaining at 4:10 will also be taken to AC.

    Through the year, opportunities to play in tournaments and to attend chess camps at the Center will be offered to members and to all LS students.
  • Climbing Club

    Grades: 6-8
    Day/Time: TBA
    Climbing Club is offered during the late fall sport season for sixth, seventh and eighth graders. It meets after school at Climb Nashville. During each season, students will have opportunities to build, strengthen, and advance their skills as rock climbers, while learning good communication, listening, and teamwork skills. For more information, contact Debbie May.
     
  • Cross Country

    Grades: 3-5
    Day/time: Wednesdays from 6-7PM
    Boys and girls in Grades 3-5 learn about the benefits of exercise and enjoy running together in a cross country team coached by Ensworth parent, Kris Rehm. Practices are held on Wednesday evenings from 6-7 p.m., and the team participates in the NYA (Nashville Youth Athletics) series of races. For more information, contact Kris Rehm.
  • E Sports Camps & Leagues

    Grades: All
    Day/time: Varies
    Ensworth offers a variety of sports camps, clinics, and leagues after school and on weekends throughout the year. For a full listing of opportunities by sport, visit the Sports Camps and Sports Leagues pages.
  • Enstep

    Grade: 6
    Day/time: Saturdays, 6 - 7 p.m.
    Enstep is a social dance and etiquette course specifically for boys and girls in Grade 6.
  • Jazz Band

    Grades: 6-8
    Day/time: Wednesdays at 7:30AM
    The Middle School Jazz Band plays music ranging from jazz standards to modern day hits. It is open to any Middle School Band member who wants to explore genres and styles of music, or who just want more opportunities to make music with our Ensworth Family. Jazz Band is a commitment that includes practice outside of rehearsal, which meets every Wednesday morning starting at 7:30AM. For more information, contact Fred Schmidt.
  • Middle School Drama

    Grades: 6-8
    Students in Grades 6-8 have the opportunity to explore their talents and interest in theater through the Middle School Drama Club. Two productions are staged each year, a musical and a dramatic work. This year's productions are Hairspray Jr. on November 10 and The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe on February 23There are many roles to play, both in front of the curtain and behind, as students learn aspects of performing, stage management, lighting, sound, costuming and production. A faculty team leads and supports the Drama Club in its productions. For more information, contact Hope Moeller.
  • Music Lessons

    Grades: K-8
    Day/time: Mondays - Fridays
    Lessons are 30 minutes each and run from 3:00 - 5:30 PM each day
    Cost: $30 per lesson (payment to be made directly to instructor)
    One-on-one music lessons are offered for students in Grades K-8 after school for the following instruments:
    • Piano 
    • Guitar
    • Drums
    • Violin
    • Voice 
    If you are interested in learning more, please contact Aaron Velthouse.
  • School of Dance

    Grades: All
    Day/time: Varies
    Ensworth School of Dance is an after-school dance program committed to providing quality dance education in a positive, loving environment. Our goal is to instill in students a lifelong love of the art, technical proficiency, poise, creativity, and respect for self and others.
     
    The Ensworth School of Dance specializes in teaching ballet, hip hop, jazz, tap and tumbling. Classes are available for ages 3-18. For more information, visit the School of Dance page.
  • Singing Tigers

    Grades: 4-5
    Day/time: Wednesday mornings
    Singing Tigers is open to any student in Grade 4 or 5 who loves to sing and is committed to attending rehearsals and performances. The Singing Tigers meet weekly on Wednesday mornings, practicing and performing music in unison or two part harmony. Skills encouraged in Singing Tigers are proper vocal production and singing accurately and confidently in a small group. Singing Tigers is meant to supplement the classroom music experience by giving interested students an extra opportunity to practice and perform independently in a small group. For more information, contact Aaron Velthouse.
  • STEM

    Grades: 3-8
    Day/time: Mon-Fri from 3-4PM
    Ensworth's STEM program shifts Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics learning away from the traditional teacher-centered model, and synthesizes these four disciplines around problem-solving, discovery and exploratory learning. STEM programs are offered to students in Grades 3-8 and meet from 3:00-4:00 p.m.

    Visit our STEM program page. Register here. For more information, contact Keith Crowe or Adam Sherland
  • Swim School

    Grades: All
    Day/time: Varies
    Ensworth's Swim School offers classes for children ages 6 months and up. Whether a student is seeking to become a competitive swimmer or simply enjoy the water, there are classes designed for each level and desire. For more information, visit the Swim School page.
  • Tiger Beat

    Grades: 3-5
    Day/time: Wednesday & Thursday from 7:30-7:50AM
    Tiger Beat is an early morning musical group of third, fourth and fifth grade students who will meet before school every Wednesday and Thursday morning from 7:30-7:50AM. This talented group of kids will work on higher-level ensemble pieces involving singing, Orff Instruments, movement, and improvisation for the purpose of performing great music together in great settings. We will perform in various concerts throughout the school year, and need dedicated, talented, and enthusiastic students who are able to commit to every rehearsal and performance.