|Extra Curricular Activities|
La Paz Community School offers a variety of after school activities to the student body to enrich the academic experience. We strongly believe that student involvement in extracurricular clubs and activities greatly improve a student’s social, emotional, and physical well-being while at the same time teaching them invaluable life skills such as sportsmanship, teamwork, and open-mindedness. Illustrated below are some of the unique examples of these programs. Below are a few examples of activities that may be offered each trimester.
In an effort to enliven the mind, body, and spirit, La Paz students of all ages are given the opportunity after school to participate in Yoga classes. Classes focus on stretching, breathing and mind-body awareness.
The basketball program utilizes the Jungle Gym’s state of the art gymnasium to educate our students about oneof the world’s most popular games. Practices involve fitness, skills, and team training so that the players will develop an appreciation of the intricacies of the sport. Games may be scheduled against local schools in order for players to experience the valuable lessons learned from competition.
La Paz has both primary and secondary teams that compete in the local divisions. The focus is on developing the complete football player through fair play, teamwork, individual skills, and service to the community.
The La Paz Surf Club is an extracurricular activity devoted to increasing student appreciation for the ocean playground of coastal Guanacaste. The Surf Club meets on once or twice a week at local beaches for an early morning surf before school, and once a month there is a weekend event at different beaches where families gather and informal competitions, training, and free surfing is held. The La Paz Surf Club has a Facebook Page where its members share photos, videos, and maintain contact on whats happening with the Surf Club.
La Paz students take their learning experiences seriously and for the reason the students have created an after school activity devoted to academic success. Students work independently, in groups, and across grade levels two times per week after school to achieve a better understanding of their coursework. Laptop computers are also available during this time so that students can work online.
by SSS founding Student Kaitlyn Thompson
The La Paz dance program integrates modern dance techniques with typical Guanacastecan dance. Multiple professional instructors work with the students both after and during school to prepare presentations throughout the year.
There is a small climbing culture in Guanacaste and with a wall at school along with the support of the local climbing community, La Paz students have embraced this physically and mentally challenging after school activity. Children of all ages spend time on “the wall” during the week and then put their talents into action on various beachside cliffs.