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April 25, 2024

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Learning Commons At Monthaven Provides Educational After-School Care

Supporting local families during a time of uncertainty by offering students a space to study, create art and interact with their peers in a safe environment. 

Ever-changing school schedules have left many families struggling to access proper child care while also keeping them educationally engaged — that’s where the Learning Commons in Hendersonville comes in.

Recently launched at the Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center on Aug. 3, the educational supplement aims to give families an affordable option for students ages 6-17 through personalized attention and instruction. 

The center has multiple COVID-19 policies in place like professional deep cleanings and capping enrollment to provide for social distancing and adhere to all state and local health guidelines.

The program is able to accommodate up to 45 students, with three classrooms of 15 students. 

Not only do the Learning Commons provide a safe place for study, but it also boasts several age-appropriate art activities and classes to keep students engaged and growing.

Monthaven has a staff of art instructors able to lead students in projects using a variety of mediums. Students have the opportunity to work on mosaics outdoors and get some fresh air, before returning inside to take advantage of the classrooms. 

The hours for the daily program are 7:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m at 1017 Antebellum Circle in Hendersonville, just off of Gallatin Road.

Participants have the option to stay after the Learning Commons if they are enrolled in the Art After School Program. You can sign up for classes at Those interested in learning more about enrollment in the MACC’s Learning Commons are asked to call at (615) 822-0789 or email

About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.