After-school activities for Elementary & Secondary students
After-school activities take place from 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Our goal is for students to learn the basics for guitar playing, including, but not limited to: major and minor, pentatonic, and blues scales, as well as, various rhythms and strumming patterns. We will apply all these skills when playing songs students enjoy listening to. Students will be able to learn about the history of the guitar and relevant guitar players.
Grades: 6th to 12th
Visual Arts Club
In the visual arts club, Secondary students will learn drawing, painting, sculpture, engraving, and design techniques. Participants will be able to produce art in different forms and sizes and will participate in activities of public art (murals), art for the community, exhibitions, cultural exchanges, and routes of national and international museums. Students will acquire the security and confidence necessary to express their individuality and respect the personality of each of their peers, for being individual creative human beings. as a creative human beings.
Grades: 7th to 12th
The Debate Club enhances the intellectual, academic, and social development of students. All debate and argumentation activities, allows our students to cultivate the oratory and leadership skills that are vital to their professional life.
The SMS debate team has participated and obtained important positions in various debate competitions that take place in universities of the United States, such as Harvard, Georgetown, and Kentucky. As well, our debate team annually competes in the national debate circuit of ACCAS schools and other private institutions.
Grades: 7th to 12th
Roblox is a platform of the online multiplayer video games genre in which users can create their own virtual worlds and their own games. Students will be able to develop logic and creativity to solve problems, develop critical and analytical thinking, and work as a team to solve problems.
Grades: 1st to 5th
The MUN Club was founded in the year 2009 and it has been growing ever since. This club engages in simulations of the United Nations System. MUN team members have fun learning about world diplomacy through the lens of current events, meetings, and conferences.
Since the initiation of the MUN Club, our MUN team has taken part in many local and international models and have achieved many awards. In the international circuit of models, our MUN team has travelled to universities such as Georgetown, Harvard, and Yale.
As well, the school conducts its own yearly competition SMSMUN, where over 200 students of more than 10 private schools throughout the Dominican Republic participate in this model.
Our goal is to help students develop skills in leadership, research, writing, public speaking, and problem-solving. In addition, and of equal importance, to enhance abilities of negotiation, conflict resolution, and cooperation.
Grades 9th to 12th
Boys & Girls Scouts
The Cub Scout program is a fun and educational experience that enhances values. Cub Scouting focuses on building character, improving physical fitness, teaching practical skills, and developing a spirit of community service. “Try to leave this world better than you found it…” -Robert Baden-Powell
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is made up of innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.
FIRST LEGO LEAGUE JR.
Is designed to introduce STEM concepts to students ages 6 to 9, by motivation through a brand they know and love.
Grades: 1st to 3rd
FIRST LEGO LEAGUE
Students 10 to 14 engage in hands-on STEM experiences, building confidence, growing their knowledge, and developing habits of learning. It is the most accessible, guided, global robotics competition, helping students and teachers to construct a better future together. The program is built around theme-based challenges to engage students in research, problem-solving, coding, and engineering.
Grades: 4th to 6th
FIRST Robotics participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.” Under strict rules, limited time and resources, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” practice teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get.
Grades: 7th to 12th