Programs and Activities

Programs and Activities

Azalia Mitchel
Activities Manager
afterschoolprogram@unionschool.edu.ht

Azalia Mitchel
Activities Manager
afterschoolprogram@unionschool.edu.ht

Welcome to the After School Program at Union School! Our program is designed to ease the transition between school and home. We strive to meet our students’ academic needs through tutoring and also provide quality recreational activities in a safe and friendly environment.

Our Afterschool Program focuses on activities that allow students to be physically active and stimulate their innate curiosity. Our hands-on learning approach involves the child in a total learning experience, which enhances the child’s ability to think critically.

We have an array of activities for all ages.

Extracurricular Activities

Arts and Crafts

This activity allows students to have fun and develop their creativity while making a variety of different art projects. Students will learn how to express their feelings via art and will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of mediums.

Day: Tuesday and Thursdays

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Grades: Pre-K3-2nd

Cost: $100 per month

CHESS

Chess is fun, but it is much more than a game. Studies show that chess helps improve test results in reading, science, and math, and teaches critical thinking skills. Chess is also well-known for building self-esteem, respect for others, and patience. Students will be equipped to compete and represent Union School at the National Chess Tournament.

Day: Tuesday and Thursdays

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Grades: 2-12

Cost: $100 per month

GLEE

Join us for an after school singing class--Glee. This activity is designed for students who love to sing out loud. Students will be trained to perform short choral pieces by an accomplished voice coach and learn not only singing, but gain self-esteem, focus, and pride. The final class will include a performance for family and friends.

Day: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Grades: 2-12

Cost: $100 per month

Music: Keyboarding, Classical Piano, Guitar, Drums, Violin

Encourage your child’s love of music. Music develops listening skills, its rhythmic patterns provide exercise for the brain and helps develop memory and movement. Music has been found to help students in all areas of academics including reading and math. What is stopping your child from playing a musical instrument?

Students will be allowed to try and then choose between keyboarding, classical piano, guitar, violin and drums. Each student will be assessed and taught to play according to their level. They will learn basic solo and ensemble repertoire playing, how to read musical notes, as well as developing left and right hand techniques. The final class will be a performance for friends and family. Students may also have an opportunity to play in front of the student body.

Day: Mondays (grades PreK-4-Kinder),Tuesday and Thursdays (Grades 2-12)

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Cost: $150 per month

         $100 per month grades Pre-K3-Kinder (Mondays only)

Painting

Students enrolled in painting will learn to use a range of brushstrokes, build paintings in layers, and gain a new level of confidence. This class will be fun and expressive, with practice in recognizing and using the principles and elements of art. The final class will include an informal exhibition of works created in class with refreshments for friends and family.

Day: Tuesday and Thursdays

Time: 3:15 - 4:15 pm

Grades: 6-12

Cost: $150 per month

Pottery

Allow your children to experience the wonderful tactile medium of clay! The three dimensional nature of clay allows students to think about structure, shapes and forms while they experiment with different building techniques. Students will be monitored by two instructors and receive personal attention as they work to develop their creativity.

Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Grades: PreK-3-12

Cost: $100 per month

Soccer

Our soccer program is designed to introduce soccer in a fun and challenging way. Students will have the opportunity to run drills, build skills, and enjoy games that will enhance each player’s ability with an emphasis on fair and cooperative play.

Day: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Grades: PreK-3-5 (boys and girls)

Cost: $100 per month

Cost of uniform: $50

TAEKWONDO

Our taekwondo program is about much more than kicking and punching. It uses fun and enriching methods to teach students the key skills of memory, fitness, teamwork, balance, discipline, and leadership. It is designed to promote physical, mental, and social development.  Along with defensive techniques, students will learn to perform exercises that enhance flexibility, strength, and endurance.

Day: Tuesday and Thursdays

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Grades: Pre-K4-12

Cost: $100 per month

Tutoring and Homework Supervision

During our tutorial sessions tutors work with a small group of students providing individualized instruction to meet your child’s specific needs.  Tutors re-teach key content focusing on the areas of improvement for each child. In addition, each tutor is also responsible for providing homework supervision to ensure that homework is done well and correctly.

Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

Time: 3:00 - 4:15 pm and 4:30-5:45 pm (to be coordinated with tutor)

Grades: ALL GRADES

Cost: $200- $500 per month (dependent on number of hours)

Activities are available pending enrollment. Prices and days offered vary. If you have more than one child, please use a separate registration form for each child. Payment should be made in advance.

Refunds will not be issued.

Be sure to check back here frequently, as new offerings are regularly being added.

Want to register? Have a question about a program? Don’t see the program you’re looking for? Email the After School Program Manager at afterschoolprogram@unionschool.edu.ht with your questions.

Interscholastic Activities

Union School takes a leadership role in organizing non-athletic interscholastic activities. These activities are designed to be friendly competitions between English and French schools in the Port-au-Prince area. The goal is to provide opportunities for students to compete and socialize while positively influencing the quality of life and enhancing intellectual capacity for the students. Students learn to compete in front of hundreds of people at a national level, build camaraderie between other schools, and learn the key lessons of winning and losing.

We currently organize three annual interscholastic activities:

  • Interscholastic Spelling Bee
  • Interscholastic Live Art Competition
  • Interscholastic Math Competition