After School Activities - Enrichment activities for students are provided each school year in
the fall and spring terms. Families may choose from a variety of class selections such as
nature, sports, language and performing arts. Brochures are made available prior to each
Alcuin Summer –Alcuin Summer offers Montessori enrichment programs for toddler through
upper elementary students and fun summer sessions for children ages three and up. The
summer brochure is made available in February.
Athletic Program - Alcuin School competitive athletic teams are for students in 5th – 12th level
that may include co-ed soccer, girls volleyball, boys flag football, boys and girls basketball, and boys and girls track and field, boys and girls cross country, swimming, golf and tennis teams. Physicals are required for student participation. Volunteers and coaches who have direct access to students are required to be cleared through the School’s criminal background process.
Before and After School Enrichment Program (BASE) – Elementary children will be able
to choose among a variety of recreational, social, and intellectual activities, working
independently or in groups. This daily enrichment program will be housed in the HIVE in the
Galbraith Family Building, providing technology and design materials to support their
interests. During Bridge Time and on in-service or conference days, elementary students will
leave campus on day trips in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
Bridge Time - “Bridge Time” refers to the periods between the academic school year and
Alcuin Summer. Parents seeking care for a student during “Bridge Time” in June and/or
August may register for MPC or BASE, according to the child’s age. Please note that Alcuin
School does not provide programming in the last two weeks of July, with the exception of the
All Day Montessori Toddler classroom.
Choir – Alcuin School’s Elementary choir, for levels 1 through 6, provides students
with an initial opportunity to be inspired and enriched by the communicative, artistic, creative,
and collaborative aspects of choral singing. The mission of the choir is to embody Alcuin
School’s overarching goal of pursuing excellence and artistry in performance and in support
of the community. This non-select choral ensemble performs throughout the year at various
events including Grandparents’ Day, Winter Concert, and an end-of-year concert.
Montessori Primary Care Program (MPC) – MPC is offered for students in Primary who
need 5-day-a-week care as their parents both work outside of the home. While MPC will not
duplicate the Montessori classroom, the approach to the child, the kinds of activities, and the
general expectations will be consistent with what the children experience in their regular
classroom. The program is led by a Montessori guide who works with other MPC staff to
create a home-like environment that allows children to grow socially and emotionally while
remaining true to the Montessori philosophy that children thrive when engaged in purposeful
Service Learning – Alcuin School students will have the opportunity to learn about the needs
of others, and to organize ways to support these needs in service to the broader community.
Service learning is a combining of community service with learning goals. In this way, student
learning and the community is enriched by their assistance. Students prepare for the service
learning experience by learning about areas of need, and organizing a response. This form
of integrated learning meets the needs within the community, is age appropriate, student
driven and collaborative. It requires reflection and organization before the service learning
activity can occur. Service Learning is an essential component of one of our core values –
developing respectful and responsible global citizens.