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Budo Mountain’s After School Pick Up Leadership Program is exactly what we want our own kids to be doing every afternoon.  You can choose to drop your child off or we will pick them up.  Here’s what we will be doing…

Connecting with other children in a holistic environment

We begin each day circling up together, sharing about our day, and spending quality time learning more about each other.  Our after school teachers are experts at helping children create strong bonds.  Over the course of the year, your children will come to really understand and appreciate their friends in this tight-knit group.

Learning important lessons about respect and character
through our award-winning martial arts and LEADERSHIP program

Every aspect of our program – from the martial arts, yoga and Ninja Flips classes, to the Nature Discovery days and art projects – works together to progress kids through the Budo Mountain leadership and safety curriculum.  Each week, these various parts of the program coordinate to weave the same lesson into their unique classes.

Attending AWESOME AND EMPOWERING movement classes!

We offer an award winning Martial Arts program as well as super fun Yoga and “Ninja Flips” Parkour Classes!  Please see the schedule, linked below, to see what is offered each day.


Playing outside and discovering nature with interactive lessons

Through story, play and guided exploration, our experienced after school teachers help bring the science of nature to life for kids!  We meet twice weekly at some of Asheville’s awesome parks in town, like the Botanical Gardens and the Bird Sanctuary at Beaver Lake.  Every Nature Discovery lesson also weaves in the Leadership Lesson of the week that we teach in our circle time and martial arts classes.


Getting messy and exploring innovative art projects

The art projects tie in with each week’s Leadership Lesson.  For example, if our lesson is on “Being True to Yourself,” the kids may make self portraits out of clay, and find artistic ways to capture the unique aspects that make each of them an awesome and irreplaceable part of this world.


Having quiet time to do homework
with the help of experienced and caring staff

It’s really important to us that kids come home from our program with time to connect with their families, rather than still having a bunch of homework to do.  Depending on how often your child is in our program, our well-educated staff will strive to be sure they get through school work before heading home.


Sharing Healthy Snacks with Friends

We provide a healthy snack and sit down in a circle every day for kids to share it together.  It’s a wonderful time for kids to connect with each other, sharing about their days and getting to know one another.

  • After School is open for K-5th Grade only
  • We pick up from the following schools:
    • Asheville City Magnet Schools
    • Oakley Elementary
    • Art Space
    • Evergreen
    • Francine Delaney
    • Odyssey
    • Asheville Waldorf School
    • Rainbow Community School
    • Emanuel Lutheran
  • Available to Homeschoolers or those from other schools at 10% OFF.  You will need to bring your child to meet us each day between 3:15 and 3:30 pm.
  • We also offer care on days when schools are out, in addition to our after school care.

Registration for the 2019 – 2020 School Year is Now Open!

To Apply for a Scholarship, Please Head Here.

Our options start at $220/month.  Please see the pricing details here and then fill out the form below to apply for a space for next school year.  (If you would like your child to begin this year instead, please indicate that in the comments section).

After School Program Application
Please fill out the form below to apply to be part of our Ninja Kids Club After School program! We will get back to you soon with next steps.
The applicant is the child who will be applying to be in the program.
(Are you the child's mom, dad, grandmother, etc.)?
BBT = Black Belt Track. On Black Belt Track, your child can attend class each day of attendance. On Basic Track, your child may only attend one movement class/week. Please see the full Schedule and Pricing document for details.
Please note, we offer the semester payment option for your convenience. We will not be able to refund these for any reason. The monthly option requires the August payment in advance to save your child's spot. After that, you will be drafted the same amount on the first of every month, September - May.