American School of Paris - Student Life - LS Extracurricular

Co-curricular Activities in the Lower School

The American School of Paris offers a wide range of enriching experiences for your children in the Lower School. Each activity is designed to nurture and intrigue students as they discover their interests and talents. For more details and information click on the panels below.

Sports & Wellness

Dance Club

(Grades 3-5): Our dance club is back by popular demand!  The program will teach children aspects of different styles of dance, general movements, exercises, breathing techniques, choreography, kinaesthetic awareness, and cultural appreciation. Children will also develop lifelong skills through dancing to include self-expression, self-confidence, posture and creativity. 

Students should wear comfortable clothes to dance in, sneakers, and bring a bottle of water to each session.  Dressing appropriately will allow everyone to be able to dance safely and reap the benefits of this excellence activity. We will also perform a mini recital at the end of the activity unit to showcase our hard work!

(This is a paying club)

Fun Club Sports

(K1-Grade 1): Welcome to Fun Club Sports, a place where your young child (4-6 years old) will have fun after school while focusing on fitness and sports. Children will participate in various physical fitness and play activities in both our new Early Childhood playground and the Field House. Your kids are sure to have fun jumping, running, tumbling while improving their motor skills and learning to use their energy creatively and safely each Thursday.

(This is a paying club)

Tennis

(Grades 3-5): France is home to the lovely clay courts, and tennis is one of its most popular sports and certainly a central cultural experience for many French students. Your child will take lessons in French with our instructors from Players Tennis Academy (off-campus and transportation is provided to and from the courts) and all levels are welcome. The focus is on developing all skills involved in this beautiful game. Students must have their own tennis shoes and rackets to participate.

(This is a paying club)

Seasonal Sports

  • FALL - Soccer
  • WINTER - Basketball
  • SPRING - Soccer

All sports are co-ed for Grades K1-5. Everyone is welcome to join. The program is on Fridays after school for Grades 3-5, and on Saturdays for all grades.

In-depth Learning 

Chess Club

(Grades 2-5):  From learning new strategies and developing critical thinking skills to having fun competitions, our LS chess activity is wonderful for any level of play.  We encourage everyone to join us each Wednesday after-school to jump around as knight to protect the king!

(This is a paid activity)

Fun Club

(K1 - Grade 1): Welcome to Fun Club, a place where your young child (4-6 years old) will have fun after school. Each session will be in French and English and children participate in different activities like arts, crafts, music, supervised outdoor play. With our renovated Early Childhood playground, children will be enthralled to play in this fun and safe new space!

(This is a paid activity)

Innovation Club

(Grades 4-5):  Join us for our new after-school club where students will explore the wonders of coding, robotics, and individual inspiration projects!  After the great experiences last year with the Lower School Invention Convention and Inspiration Projects, children will have a blast!

Let's Game!

(Grades 3-5): Our new gaming club welcomes your children to not only play some great games together, but also to learn from each other and discover new strategies and techniques.  We will provide online-based games such as Minecraft and MATHCOUNTS along with many other fun and educational gaming activities that promise to help build teamwork and community!

(This is a paid activity)

Girls Coding

In this club, girls will be exposed to computer programming, a field that is currently in need of more female programmers. Girls will have the opportunity to choose what they create with coding, be that a game, story, digital poster, or something different altogether - the choice is theirs. As we begin the program with block-based coding, some girls may choose to expand their knowledge base by diving into script-based programming or integrate robotics programming into their knowledge base.

(This is a paid activity)

Artistic Expression

Musical Theater

The Musical Theater Club is an enriching opportunity for Lower School Students in Grades 4 and 5. Through the MTC, students will enhance their knowledge of all aspects of musical theater, including acting, dancing, singing, costume design, stage managing, publicity, stage lighting, sound systems, set design and production preparation. The MTC meets one day a week after-school for one semester, culminating with a performance for all participating members, open to the ASP community. Past performances have included: Holiday Road Trip, At The Bandstand, Wright!, and Jukebox Time Machine.

Singers

The Lower School Singers is open to any student in grades 3-5 who enjoys singing. Students will be developing their singing and music reading skills in an ensemble, in addition to enhancing self-confidence, building leadership skills, and creating bonds across grade levels. Through a variety of repertoire, students will additionally be introduced to different musical styles and genres. Numerous performance opportunities including the Winter and Summer ArtsPlosion concerts, Vocal 3D, International Day and local Retirement Communities. The ensemble meets once a week after school for the entire school year. 

Kaleidoscope Art Club

Join us this trimester for the second and final part of the Kaleidoscope Art Club. We will be building on what we learned about shading, perspective (angles, horizons, and proportions), and different materials in part 1 and moving toward working with ink and colour. Don’t miss out! Next trimester moves on to creative writing. 

(This is a paid activity)

Learn more about Lower School Sports here!

If you are current member of the ASP community and are interested in signing up for a Co-curricular activity, please refer to the Parent Portal for full schedules and sign up information. If it is a paid activity, the pricing will clearly be displayed on the portal.