Fostering education outside of the classroom means including personal expression, competition, and fitness in the school’s curricular approach. To maximize student growth and character development, emphasis is placed on teamwork, leadership, and sportsmanship. Infrastructure to support dance, drama, visual art, and more are part of the beautiful campus at SNA Marianapolis international. The facilities for training and ﬁtness include:
There is no doubt that the extracurricular facilities will support the full range of SNA Marianapolis student needs. But why is extra-curricular participation so important to the independent school experience?
Simply put, extracurricular emphasis prepares students for high school, college, and life as adults. To provide options across these disciplines is to help each student to understand the relationship between effort and outcomes. This effort may be the physical exertion to get faster in the swimming lanes or more adept on the badminton court; it may look like the click of a camera shutter to capture a dramatic moment in time, or the leap of a dancer reaching new heights.
While the global landscape for professional roles shifts constantly, it is widely understood that adults who are adaptable, innovative, curious, and diligent can find success in most any avenue of pursuit. Extracurricular participation requires the practice of each of these skills – and more. Whether demonstrating inclusion and integrity on the sports field, or personifying empathy and humanity in the spotlight of center stage, students have the chance to excel in contexts that challenge and empower them. All the while, they expand their cerebral capabilities from a very young age.