Bi-lingual Afternoon Programs
After-Care Program: Sign-Up Online Here!
DVIS provides engaging after-care programing with only the highest quality teachers. All programs are tailored to generate continuity in learning a second language and encourage student’s creativity with activities ranging fromscience, culinary, mindfulness, expressive arts, mathematics, and more. Daily Schedules include activities below, outdoor time, snack time, and other quiet activities in the classroom (nap mandatory for 2K & 3K).
DAILY ACTIVITIES: Mon: ART Tue: COOKING Wed: CRAFT Thu: YOGA Fri: THEATER
After-School Extracurricular Activities: Sign-Up Online Here!
We offer an enriching and exciting bilingual After-School program. There are 2 sessions per year. We open our after-school program to learners in home-school programs as a way of engaging with project-based learning in either Spanish or French. English programs are also offered. We require a minimum of 6 students per course in order to offer a class. Older siblings and friends from all schools are welcome to join in the fun. After School is designed for grades K - 5th. Collaboration between different age learners is encouraged.
Mondays - Puppetry, with Art Teacher Marie Neel (5K & up, in French and English)
In this class, our young puppeteers will write, build, and perform their own world-premiere puppet shows! This class was such a big hit last spring that the children requested if again for fall! This adventure gives campers the opportunity to explore emotional intelligence through script writing and performance teamwork, art & design experience through set and puppet making, and gain confidence through presenting in public! The culmination of all their hard work is a beautiful show for all their friends & family to attend!
Tuesdays - Piano, with Matthieu Clavé (3K & up, in French and English) (see flyer)
If your child has an interest in music this is a wonderful bridge into learning to read sheet music and tune their ears! Our children has so much fun in Piano with Mr. Clavé last year that it’s a sure bet his classes will be full upagain this Fall. The school invested in keyboards for our learners to practice their scales and learn their favorite songs in French & English. Matthieu is an active performer and music educator. He holds a Master’s in Music Performance from Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, a Master’s in Music Performance, and Educationfrom the École Normale de Musique de Paris, France and an Artist Diploma from the Music Conservatory of Ville d’Avray, France.
Wednesdays - Creative Movement, with Dance Instructor Onur Topal (5K & up, in English)
During this class your children will learn basic steps mostly through French ballet terminology in dance such as plie, tendu, jete and explore their own creative movement styles through the use of dance, music, rhythm and creative games in a safe, supportive, positive environment. This methodology will expand their individual imagination, self-confidence and awareness with the connection through nature, sound, image, idea and feeling. Dancers in this class will improve flexibility and coordination through fun, age appropriate movement and exercises. The little movers will learn spacial awareness, listening skills, group socialization and structure. This class will prepare them for the next level adventures of the art form of dance and performance and will also most importantly nurture their natural creativity in a loving, multicultural, fun environment to build a stronger personality and human being.
Thursdays - Tae Kwon Do (Peace Martial Arts), with Sensei Adam Vann (4K & up, in English) (see flyer)
Students will learn how to do kicks, blocks, punches, stances forms and exercise as part of a fun, discipline- centered curriculum based on Perseverance, Indomitable Spirit, Modesty, Courtesy, Integrity, Self-Control, Respect, Discipline, and Confidence. Sensei Vann has been practicing Tae Kwon Do for 12 years and teaching for 6. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from college. He serves as security and Deacon at his church and is excited to have the opportunity to empower your children.
Fridays - Cooking, with Jovita Pedraza (5K & up, in Spanish and English)
Children will be inspired by measuring out their ingredients, sampling new flavors, and learn real life skills mixing up all sorts of delicious concoctions! The science of cooking is always a delightful adventure for our learners and comes with the ideal reward - tasting their own experiment! Ms. Jovita is well known for her culinary skills and soon your little ones will be learning all her secrets. Ms. Jovita has been teaching at DVIS for 7 years and has boundless experience with our young learners and her own 4 children as well!