Available Classes at Dimensions Family School


It depends on the program. Dimensions is primarily a member-based organization because we strive to create an intentional community of committed educators, where parents and children know one another and form close relationships between families.


Many classes are open to non-members but have a much higher fee because our members pay both a monthly fee and commit to volunteer hours in exchange for low class prices.  Generally, it is best to sign up for a single class without membership only if you are coming to Dimensions Family School on a trial basis to see if it will work for your child's needs.


Dimensions Family School contracts with local program providers to bring you lower costs than you can receive without a bulk purchase.  If you want a class locally, let us know and we will try to negotiate a lower price for a group!


It varies per class.  Some programs offer carpooling options or are within walking distance.  Speak with the listed instructor or contact us for specific class details.  

2016-2017 Classes - Q1 In Progress, Q2 Registering Now!

Quarter 2 classes begin on October 31!

  • Head over to our REGISTRATION PAGE to sign up for your membership or register for classes!

New offerings include a Dimensions Family School Chorus, Intro to Dungeons and Dragons, a Gizmos and Gadgets science class, a Native Ways class, several new art classes, and more!​  Crossfit has moved to Mondays and Wednesdays and has special pricing for parents!

  • Members must have an APPLICATION on file and then set up their monthly membership prior to choosing classes to receive member pricing for their selections.  
  • Non-members may also register, but pay higher rates per class.

All classes have a maximum enrollment of 12 students; some programs are smaller due to materials, presentation or space constraints.  Most classes will run with only 1-2 students, and late registration is accepted! 

Partner Classes that take place with nearby Organizations for Multiple Age Groups:

  • Drumming (Mondays @ DFS!  Can be flexible)
  • Dance Lessons: Aerial Dance, Tuesdays @ 11:30, Durham School for Ballet
  • Dance Lessons: DFS members receive 25% off all classes at ADF, just behind our building
  • We have Crossfit!  Register online (above)
  • Science Olympiad with Bull City Homeschoolers
  • Odyssey of the Mind is forming a middle school level II team at DFS, with day and time TBD depending on the interested participants. Contact us if you are interested!

DISCOVERY (Ages 3-6)

Information on our Pre-K/Kindergarten program for our youngest homeschoolers and their families, called Discovery, is located on its own page.  This program operates separately from the older children's classes and registration is for the entire year in a complete curricular and social package.  You may join anytime. Registration is available online for Discovery programming on a first come, first served basis until capacity is reached!

Winter/Spring Offerings (in addition to classes that are continuing from above):
OWL Sexuality Education

Geometry with Zome Tools
Basic Auto Maintenance and Repair (we lost our mechanic - do you have one?)

History of Art Supplies
Art History with Making Experiences
Tools and Tinkering: Safely Creating for Kids (when Creative Cave is complete with tools)
Cooking Basics​ and Clean Eating on a Budget (our kitchen needs to be finished first!)
College Essays and Applications; Choosing the Right School
Child development, the teenage brain, and growth through the lifespan
Presentations and public speaking
Budgeting, Finances, Banking
Home maintenance and repair (plumbing, electrical, wall repair, cleaning techniques)
Day-Long Skill Building: Outdoor cooking, nature adventures, fishing and animal care
Practical Mending and Sewing for Beginners
Working with Essential Oils
Bicycle Maintenance and Repair
Red Cross Certification Classes (First Aid, CPR, Babysitting)
Unicorns, Gargoyles and Pixies: World Mythology
Yoga (c'mon, parents that have promised this!!!)
Photography (Beginning/Advanced)