Beyond the Classroom
ASIJ offers over 100 co-curricular activities spanning all grades, from ELC through high school, with approximately 85% of students participating in some activity. From elementary school ballet to middle school boys' basketball to Habitat for Humanity in the high school, the co-curricular program provides a myriad of opportunities that engage students with varied interests.
A wide range of athletics activities and intra-mural sports take full advantage of the school's facilities and promote a healthy, active lifestyle. Ample opportunities for music and art activities are also available in all divisions.
Groups such as debate, Model UN, Amnesty International and a variety of service organizations offer students challenging ways to learn and contribute to society. ASIJ believes that the emphasis on service at all grade levels helps students form connections between school activities and the outside world. The school's service programs help give students the sense that their actions do count in helping create a better community and while much of the service work takes place outside of the school, the concept of serving others must begin at home. For example, students are expected to help keep the school building and grounds, as well as the surrounding neighborhood, clean and neat. Service in a family or community setting is another way to meet ASIJ's service commitment.
All faculty members are required to sponsor a co-curricular activity, whether they are coaching a team or heading a club. This provides many opportunities for students and teachers to interact outside the classroom and develop relationships that go beyond their grade, subject area or division, fostering a unified community across campus.