Co-Curricular Programs

Washington International School has a wide array of services, including extended day care, after school classes and study hall, vacation break camps, and summer camps.

 

After School Classes

The After School Classes program is designed to give students in Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 5 the opportunity to explore activities of particular interest. Whether just for fun and enrichment or to develop knowledge and skills, there are many great extracurricular programs available for our students. The program includes weekly classes in art, science, technology, languages, sports, instrumental music, dance, chess, and more.

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Extended Day Care

The Extended Day Care program provides a safe and caring environment for Primary School children whose parents require child care services beyond the traditional school day.

Families may enroll their children on a regular or drop-in basis. Please note that EDC does not operate on days when WIS is officially closed, including vacations and when the School is closed due to inclement weather.

The early arrival program begins at 7:00 AM and is open to all families. 

Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten After School

Supervision is offered from 3:00-6:00 PM; during this time, students alternate between indoor games and activities or outdoor free play.

Grades 1 to 5 After School

Children in Grades 1-5 who are not in an after school class participate in Study Hall, a time set aside for children to work on their homework. Tutors are available to assist children with homework in English, French, or Spanish. Children in study hall are encouraged to work independently. They can ask their peers in the class questions and tutoring assistance is offered to support learning; however, new concepts are not taught during study hall, nor do we push children to complete homework during study hall.

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Extended Day Care Staff

Noah Adrianomenjahary
Noah has worked for WIS Summer Camp and After School Program since 2015. He speaks English and French. Noah has been in charge of the IT program and has assisted in teaching Coding, Scratch, and Robotics during the summer. He currently works with Grade 5 students by assisting them with their homework and supervising outside play. Noah is also in charge in making sure that Grade 5 students get computers in after care when they need them for special project.

Junior Arias
Junior started working at WIS as an Assistant Spanish Teacher during the 2011 Summer Camp. Since then, he has worked at the front desk for Extended Day Care. He also works for the Summer Camp and for the lunch program. He says, "Working at WIS has been a great experience — especially working with the children and the parents. As a Dominican American, it feels great to work at a school that represents so many cultures."

France Camille Brou
Camille started working at WIS Summer Camp in 2018 with the six-and-seven-year-old French group. Since then, she has worked at the WIS After School Program helping the children with their French homework. She is currently attending Montgomery College and is studying Digital Media and Web Technology.

Ramon Cuevas
Ramon started working for WIS during the summer of 2014 as a Spanish Teacher Assistant. Since then, Ramon has worked in the Extended Day Care Program and teaches a movement class in the After School Program. Ramon currently attends the University of Maryland College Park, where he is pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Information Science. He says, "I enjoy working with the kids here at WIS! They are very clever and at the same time very humorous."

Ramona Delgado
Ramona Delgado is a native from Venezuela and has been working with children for more than 17 years. Before working at WIS, Ramona worked at the Campaña Center where she supervised homework study and came up with lesson plans and activities for children in Kindergarten through Grade 6. She has been with WIS for three years and has worked in the WIS Summer Camp as a Spanish Teacher.

Eltahir Draar
Eltahir has worked in the After School Program since 2014. He started as a sports teacher during Summer Camp. A native of Sudan, he is bilingual in Arabic and English. Eltahir is currently attending Bowie State University to get a Bachelor’s Degree in computer science.

Simon Frigerio
Simon Frigerio decided to move to the US from Chile in 2018 to attend college in Washington DC. As a child, Simon would travel to Washington DC with his family and attend the WIS ESOL Summer Camp which he loved! Simon started working last year as a counselor in the After School Program. He loves to play soccer and enjoys playing with children. He says, "Working here at WIS, I have learned so much and have enjoyed working in such a warm and friendly environment!"

Vilma Ofrecio
Vilma was born in the Philippines. She is the eldest of nine children and comes from a family of school educators. Before coming to the US, she worked at a company in Manila, where she met her husband, and later moved to the United States in 1993. She worked at WIS for the After School Program from 2006 to 2007. She took some time off to travel and now she has returned and enjoys working as an After School teacher with the Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten age group.

Christian Peña
Christian is currently pursuing a degree in Journalism and Political Science at American University. He is also a member of the Latinx and American Student Organization (LASO), where he strives to break language barriers and teach others about his Latino culture. In addition, he is also the Communications Director for his school's senate. After college, Christian aspires to become a political commentator to accurately represent minorities on mainstream media.

Rosemary Rodriguez
Rosemary has been working with children for more than 30 years. She has operated her own day care, and was a bus attendant for special needs children in Montgomery County. She is currently a substitute teacher at WIS and a Preschool teacher in the After School Program. She also teaches the Spanish 3-4 class during WIS Summer Camp.

Wilma Rodriguez
Wilma has an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice from Brightwood College. She has been working with children for five years and enjoys helping them with their Spanish homework. She currently works with the Grade 1 students during study hall and supervises them during play. She says, "Working at WIS has been a learning experience and I really enjoy interacting with the kids."

Senait Tessema
Senait is from Ethiopia and speaks three languages [Amharic, French, English]. She attended a French School in Ethiopia all through high school. After she graduated she moved to France and attended university for stage pedagogy for young children. Senait has a CDA [Child Development Associate] credential and enjoys teaching and helping children learn. She been working at WIS for 23 years as a Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten French Teacher's Assistant, in addition to working in the After School Program and Summer Camp.

Jessica Valencia
Jessica is bilingual in Spanish and English. Currently a student at the University of the District of Columbia, Jessica is working on obtaining her degree in Early Childhood Education for the Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3 age group. She has been working with children for over 3 years and has her CDA credentials, as well as her CPR & First Aid certification. She says, "I’m glad to have become a part of WIS where I can grow as a professional and gain more experience towards my career."

Vacation Camps

Vacation camps are offered to children in Preschool through Grade 5 during the Winter and Spring Breaks, and also during the summer. These camps are available to children for the entire week as well as per day.

Sign up for Winter Break Camp and Spring Break Camp is available through Camp Brain. Visit the Summer Camp section of the website for details about summer camp offerings.

Our camp goals are to provide a safe, fun and relaxed environment where children can enjoy themselves in a group setting and explore new (or not so new) interests through play. Camp activities include field trips, arts and crafts, sports, cooking, and more. Children typically bring their own lunches and are provided with morning and afternoon snacks.

Professional Day Child Care Signups

Child care will be available on professional days throughout the year. Sign-up is available through Camp Brain.

Friday, September 27 (half day)
Monday, October 7 (full day)
Thursday, October 24 (full day)
Friday, October 25 (full day)
Friday, December 6 (half day)
Friday, February 14 (full day)
Thursday, March 5 (full day)
Friday, March 6 (full day)
Friday, April 3 (half day)
Friday, May 29 (half day)

Summer Camp

Visit the Summer Camp section of the website to learn more.