Extra Curricular Activities

ArcheryThe La Paz Community School After School Program is an essential component of our community based education model.  Choosing from a wealth of options each trimester at a low cost, students are engaged in meaningful extended day programs that are complementary to their daily curricular learning experience.  Below is a sampling of activities available on a trimesterly basis at La Paz.  In the near future La Paz looks to open up a fully functioning community center with afternoon and evening activities/classes for all ages in the community.

Activity Descriptions

Swimming Lessons: A refreshing and also very important class to familiarize small children with water safety.

  • Location: Mar Vista pool
  • Time: 1:15pm-3:00pm
  • Days of the Week and age groups: Tuesday (PreK only)

Preschool Day Care: If you have to do more than one after school pick up, if your child takes the bus , or if you simply need a little more time to take care of business before picking up your preschooler, La Paz offers an after school program right at the preschool, with great arts, crafts and games!

  • Location: Preschool classroom
  • Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Days of the Week and age groups: Tuesday – Friday (PreK only)

pLEGO Kids Center: An English and Spanish speaking PLAY-n-GO Center for kids to learn and create using DUPLO LEGOs.

  • Location: Preschool classroom
  • Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Days of the Week and age groups: Mondays (PreK 1:00-3:00pm) K-2 (3:00-4:15pm)

Chorus: Join an exciting group, filled with energy and sing entertaining hip new songs with other fun students.

  • Location: La Paz North, Music Room
  • Time: 3:15pm-4:15pm
  • Days of the Week and age groups: Tuesdays (Grades 3-6), Wednesdays (Grades 7-12)

Guitar 1:  Have fun while learning fundamental techniques and how to strum a few songs on the guitar.

  • Location: La Paz South, Music Room
  • Time: 3:15pm-4:15pm
  • Days of the Week and age groups: Tuesday (depends on ability)

Guitar 2:  Have fun while learning new techniques and how to play many other songs on the guitar.

  • Location: La Paz South, Music Room
  • Time: 3:15pm-4:15pm
  • Days of the Week and age groups: Wednesday (depends on ability)

Baseball:  Play on our minor league baseball team, this is a great team sport that also allows individuality.

  • Location: La Paz South, Music Room
  • Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • Days of the Week and age groups: Mondays (Grades 6-12)

3rd-6th Grade Math Club:  Increase your abilities in math and have fun in the process!

  • Location: La Paz South, Mr. Tim´s classroom
  • Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • Days of the Week and age groups: Thursdays (Grades 3-6)

7th-8th Grade Math Club:  Increase your abilities in math and have fun in the process!

  • Location: La Paz South, Miss. Kyla´s classroom
  • Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • Days of the Week and age groups: Tuesdays (Grades 7-8)

Spanish for beginners: Learn spanish basics to improve your understanding in classes.

  • Location: La Paz South, Miss. Claudia´s classroom
  • Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • Days of the Week and age groups: Thursdays (Grades 3-6) (Grades 7-12)

English for adults: Learn conversational English with a great English teacher!

  • Location: La Paz South, classroom
  • Time: 3:15pm-4:15pm
  • Days of the week and group: Mondays and Wednesdays (Adults)

Sketchbook Workshop:

  • Location: La Paz South, Art Room
  • Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • Days of the Week and age groups: Tuesdays (Grades 9-120

College and Career Prep Office Hours:  Prepare yourselves for the future in the best way possible.

  • Location: La Paz South, Miss. Amy’s classroom
  • Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • Days of the Week and age groups: Thursdays (Grades 10-12)

Typical Costa Rican Dance:  Live the Costa Rican culture through its beautiful typical styled outfits and folkloric dances.

  • Location: La Paz North
  • Time: 3:15pm-4:15pm
  • Days of the Week and age groups: Wednesdays (Grades K-3)

Yoga:  Finish off your week with mindful breathing techniques and powerful stretching to help you unwind.

  • Location: La Paz South, Recreation Area
  • Time: 3:15pm-4:15pm
  • Days of the Week and age groups: Thursdays (Grades 6-12 and parents)

Lifeguard appreciation:  Learn about the ocean, the beach, and all of the fun competitions that lifeguards train for to stay fit for saving and protecting lives.

  • Location: Brasilito beach,(north side)
  • Time: 3:15pm-4:15pm (pick up at beach)
  • Day of the Week and age groups: Wednesdays (Ages 10-15)

Archery:  A new activity to La Paz this year that is focused on coordination, patience, and dexterity, the Archery class is taught by Luca Verzola, who is recognized by the Costa Rican Archery Federation.

  • Location: La Paz South, behind Music Room
  • Time: 3:15pm-4:15pm
  • Days of the Week and age groups: Wednesdays and Friday (Grades 7-12) both days required per student

IMG_0300Tap Dance:  The Movement Dance Studio offers a fantastic rhythm (jazz) tap dance class, where you can perform this form of dance by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion.

  • Location: La Paz South, Stage Area
  • Time: 3:15pm-4:15pm
  • Days of the Week and age groups: Tuesday (Grades 3-12)

Beachnuts Theatre:  We are a bunch of nuts that live on the beach and LOVE theatre!

  • Location: La Paz South, Stage Area
  • Time: 3:15pm-4:15pm
  • Days of the Week and age groups: Wednesday and Fridays

Martial Arts:  

  • Location: La Paz South, Stage Area
  • Time: 3:15pm-4:15pm
  • Days of the Week and age groups: Mondays

Tennis Lessons:  

  • Location: Tennis courts at Mar Vista
  • Days of the Week and age groups: Mondays 3:15 (Ages 5-7)Tuesdays 3:15 (Beginners, ages 8-12), Tuesdays Advanced 4:15 (Ages 11-17), Wednesdays 3:15, (beginners ages 8-10) Thursdays 3:15 (beginners 8-12) Thurs. 4:15 (Advanced ages 11-17)

Open Water Lifeguard Certification Course: Earn a Costa Rican Guardavida certificate under the International Lifesaving Association and join the Equipo de Tamarindo Guardavidas!

  • Location: Tamarindo Beach
  • Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Days of the Week and age groups: Saturdays (Ages 16+)

Volleyball: Learn techniques and strategies to play volleyball with other teams from other schools.

  • Location: La Paz North, Gym
  • Time: 3:15pm-4:15pm
  • Days of the Week and age groups: Thursdays (Grades 7-12)

Boys Basketball: Learn techniques and strategies to play basketball with other teams from other schools.

  • Location: La Paz South, Gym
  • Time: 3:15pm-4:15pm (Grades 3-4) and 4:15pm-5:15pm (Grades 5-12),
  • Days of the Week and age groups: Mondays and Wednesdays

Girls Basketball: Learn techniques and strategies to play basketball with other teams from other schools.

  • Location: La Paz South, Gym
  • Time: 3:15pm-4:15pm (Grades 7-12)
  • Days of the Week and age groups: Tuesdays

IMG_0301Flag Football: Play football after school and with other students.

  • Location: La Paz South, Gym
  • Time: 3:15pm-4:15pm (Grades 7-12)
  • Days of the Week and age groups: Tuesdays