School Life

After-school activities

After-school activities are a fun way to have new experiences, develop new talents, and build confidence and self-esteem. Students participating in after-school activities not only develop a different set of skills such as time management, teamwork, and dealing with new environments, but they also have the opportunity to explore various interests they may have, getting involved in something in which they may really excel and enjoy.  BFIS is focused on growing our offer of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) activities.

Music ASA Program

A wide range of activities

Early Childhood after-school activities
  • Swimming: Students are grouped by age and level and will learn the necessary skills to become strong swimmers with experienced instructors.
  • Multisports: Students will have fun and release plenty of energy playing age-appropriate sports games designed to develop coordination, control and movement and prepare them for a future in sports.
  • 3D Art and Design: Students will learn to build a series of structures and will create sculptures using all sorts of art materials. They will learn how design can influence support and weight distribution to keep the sculpture standing. This activity will touch on geometry, problem solving, fine motor skills, and spacial perception.
  • Music and Movement: Students will have fun learning the very basics of music education by moving the body to different melodic and rhythmic patterns and singing and dancing to different types of music.
  • Early Morning Drop Off: The service will be offered with drop-off starting at 8:00 AM each morning, Monday through Friday for Early Childhood and Elementary students (grades Nursery through 5th Grade). Students will be supervised by monitoring staff until the start of the school day and will be taken to their classrooms. 
Elementary after-school activities
  • Swimming: Students are grouped by age and level and will learn the necessary skills to become strong swimmers with experienced instructors.
  • Elementary Soccer (Grades K-1): Elementary Soccer (Grades 2-4). Grade 5 students will practice with Middle School soccer teams.
  • Mini Tennis (Grades K-3): Learn basic tennis moves with age-appropriate equipment and exceptional coaches from the Academia Sánchez-Casal.
  • Fencing (Grades 3-5): Students develop agility, balance, and coordination while learning the strategy of fencing with wonderful instructors from SAM Esgrima Barcelona.
  • Intro to Volleyball (Grades 3-5): Students will learn the basics of volleyball in a non-competitive environment and gain skills to prepare them for team sports.
  • Basketball (Grades 3-5): Students will learn the basics of basketball in an non-competitive environment and gain skills to prepare them for team sports.
  • Taekwondo Level 1 (Grades K-3): Students will build confidence, courage, discipline, respect, and sportsmanship through physical exercise. Students will have the opportunity to take official exams while moving up through the ranks.
  • Taekwondo Level 2 (Grades 3-5): Students will build confidence, courage, discipline, respect, and sportsmanship through physical exercise. Students will have the opportunity to take official exams while moving up through the ranks.
  • American Pickleball (Grades K-3): A fun new sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. It is played with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes as played as doubles or singles. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.  This is an outdoor activity.
  • Gardening (Grades K-2): Students will love planting seeds, pulling weeds, and watching their fruits and vegetables grow week after week thanks to their tender loving care. A perfect way to stay in touch with nature while living in an urban environment! This is an outdoor activity.
  • Lego Robotics (Grades K-2): Get your children to learn screen-free coding while playing and designing with Lego robotics. This class will help prepare students to become familiar with Lego robotics programming which is used in the ES curriculum with the upper grades.
  • Ceramics (Grades 3-5): Students are given the opportunity to explore and develop their creativity, imagination, and artistic expression through this ceramics class. Students will learn the basics of forming and shaping clay, decorative techniques including glaze, and will bake their objects in the clay oven at school.
  • Architecture-3D Art and Design (Grades K-2): This course is designed to introduce students to the basic principles of architecture and building design. Students will explore concepts such as volume, line, plane, among others through various projects. From practice and theory, students will learn about different styles of architecture and design through playful exercises, and knowledge of innovative artists and architects.
  • Lego Robotics (Grades K-1): Get your children to learn screen-free coding while playing and designing with Lego robotics. This class will help prepare students to become familiar with Lego robotics programming which is used in the ES curriculum with the upper grades.
  • Lego Robotics (Grades 2-3): Get your children to learn screen-free coding while playing and designing with Lego robotics. This class will help prepare students to become familiar with Lego robotics programming which is used in the ES curriculum with the upper grades.
  • Lego Robotics (Grades 4-5): Get your children to learn screen-free coding while playing and designing with Lego robotics. This class will help prepare students to become familiar with Lego robotics programming which is used in the ES curriculum with the upper grades.
  • Math Club (Grades 3-5): Students will be able to work individually and in groups to solve math-related challenges.
  • Musical Theater (Grades 3-5): Join Mr. Adam for another semester of songs, music, dancing, and magic, as students learn the ins and outs of musical theatre and skills of expression and performance! 
  • Concertante Music Academy: Individual and group instrument lessons range from 30 minutes to one hour and schedules will be set on a case-by-case basis keeping in mind the schedules of music teachers, the ages of the students, and family preferences.
  • Early Morning Drop-Off: The service will be offered with drop-off starting at 8:00 AM each morning, Monday through Friday for Early Childhood and Elementary students (grades Nursery through 5th Grade). Students will be supervised by monitoring staff until the start of the school day and will be taken to their classrooms. 
Middle and High School after-school activities
  • Girls and Boys Basketball Teams: Teams will practice twice a week at excellent facilities off campus. All students will travel to and from practice by school bus. Teams will play in friendly matches and prepare for the BISA tournament.
  • Girls and Boys Volleyball Teams: Teams will practice twice a week at excellent facilities off campus. All students will travel to and from practice by school bus. Teams will play in friendly matches and prepare for the BISA tournament.
  • Girls and Boys Soccer Teams: Teams will practice twice a week at excellent facilities off campus. All students will travel to and from practice by school bus. Teams will play in friendly matches and prepare for the BISA tournament.
  • BFIS Cheer: Express your school spirit through cheer choreographies which incorporate fitness, dance, and light stunts! Students will learn moves and routines with a cheer coach from the Thunder Barcelona Cheer Team. The Cheer Team will perform at various events throughout the school year. Cost of the activity does not include the uniform.
  • MS and HS Running Clubs: Join Mr. Ciaschi to go running up into Collserola once a week and improve your endurance and fitness. Approximately once a month, the group will attend optional workshops on short distance running, hurdles, pole vaulting, and javelin throwing at a track near BFIS. We are hoping to be able to run a few races as a school team during the year.
  • Competitive Taekwondo: For students who have completed levels 1 and 2 of Taekwondo and are interested in participating in taekwondo competitions. The 1st semester will teach students the specific skills required for competing and in the 2nd semester we will organize friendly competitions as practice.  
  • MS Musical - Mary Poppins: Join Mr. Adam for another wonderful experience preparing for another musical full of acting, songs, dancing, and magic!
  • HS Musical- Rock of Ages: Join Mr. Adam for another wonderful experience preparing for another musical full of acting, songs, dancing, and magic!
  • Art Coding/Coding and Tech: Learn coding while creating art! The objective of the course is to develop structured and abstract thinking, while acquiring coding skills to create beautiful digital art, through a set of strategies Participants should bring their own laptop to every workshop and will use Visual Studio Code.js for their projects.
  • HS First Robotics Competition: League Challenge teams prepare all year to compete at regional tournaments, where judges provide valuable feedback on their robot, code, and invention. The final test of their work comes at the Robot Game table, where they race against the clock for a personal best score and the chance to advance to a local championship. Some teams earn an invitation to FIRST Championship, where teams from all over the world meet and compete. This is a co-curricular activity. 
  • Concertante Music Academy: Individual or group instrument lessons range from 30 minutes to one hour and schedules will be set on a case-by-case basis keeping in mind the schedules of music teachers, the ages of the students, and family preferences.
  • Academic Tutoring: BFIS collaborates with two excellent tutoring companies -- AE Teaching and Bee Tutored International -- who each provide a wide-range of services in many subject areas. Both companies can provide tutoring on campus in the MS/HS Library.
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Activities for parents
  • Spanish Classes
  • Parents Choir
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After-School Activities

Co-curricular activities

BFIS greatly values the importance of the arts and technology and the desire to expose as many of our students as possible to these subject areas. We are proud to introduce new co-curricular activities run by BFIS teachers after-school. BFIS families will not need to pay for the weekly activities (although there may be other costs involved, for example in the case of travel to competitions). For the 2022-2023 school year, these activities are: 
  • Elementary Musical Theatre (September thru April)
  • Elementary Choir
  • High School Musical (First Semester)
  • Middle School Musical Theatre (2nd Semester)
  • High School First Robotics Competition (First and Second Semester) for grades 9-12
  • Middle School First Lego League
In the coming months and years we will be adding to these activities. 
musical theater

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After-School Activities