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Heathwood Hall

The Thought Studio

The Thought Studio is Heathwood’s after-school program for Middle and Upper School students. It provides a space for quiet studying as well as a place for safe fun and socialization.



The Thought Studio is held in the Dining Commons from 3:05 to 5:30, Monday through Friday. A portion of the space will be dedicated to a quiet study hall while other areas will allow for socializing and board games. Students who are not picked up by 5:30 will join Afternoon Express in the mini gym where they should be picked up by 6:00.



Lynn Cooper (Middle School English teacher) and two teachers from the AE team lead the study hall and encourage a respectful learning environment. Middle School teachers are encouraged to communicate with Mrs. Cooper and the AE team in order to support student learning and growth.


The Thought Studio is a free service from 3:05 to 4:00, similar to Extra Help and Afternoon Express around the MS recess area. Beginning at 4:00, families will be charged $10 per hour for their child’s attendance.

For any questions, or to register, please contact Jessie Garlinghouse, Director of Extended Learning, at