The Nido co-curricular enrichment program provides an exploratory, authentic learning environment that fosters extensive, non-competitive growth in the visual and performing arts, sciences, culture, fitness, and wellness. Learning can take place anywhere. The program serves as a network for integrated education beyond the classroom to broaden student exposure through a dynamic range of disciplines and activities.
Nido's ASA Program is designed to...
- Build confidence and character
- Nurture community
- Support the whole child, whole person
- Experiment with new ideas, disciplines, and practices
- Encourage finding and knowing oneself
...and, most importantly, to inspire fun in a stress-free environment.
The ASA program affords MS students an opportunity to pursue a wide array of activities after school. Offerings typically are split into three areas - physical, artistic, and academic - and are open to students in all three grades. The ASA courses introduce skills in a relaxed environment, where students can gain an appreciation for the activity at hand. In recent years, the following classes have been offered through in the ASA program:
Students register for ASAs on Powerschool during the second and third weeks of each semester. Registration is via a lottery system, and students wishing to sign up for the Learn to Swim program, Junior Swim Club, water polo, the swim team, or synchronized swimming should do so directly through the Aquatics Center. JV and Varsity sports are handled through the Athletics Department. Some ASAs have additional costs, which will be listed when information about the semester's ASAs are released.