Swim club is offered weekly from October through April. Students in E2 and higher are eligible to join, provided they can swim 25 meters unaided. Swimming weekly allow for fun, physical activity that has the added benefit of swimming stoke development. Children learn and refine their technique in Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Butterfly. The culmination of weekly practice is participation in the City-wide Swim Meet held in April each year. This gives children the opportunity to see how much progress they have made by reaching their personal best. Go Bobcats!
Ski Club (This is NOT a Desert Montessori School activity)*
Each year for 5 weeks starting in January the Desert Montessori Ski Club students in grades E1 and higher go to ‘Ski Santa Fe’, which is within 30 minutes of the School. In the morning they have lessons in small groups under direction of Ski Santa Fe professional ski teachers. All levels of skiers and snowboarders can be accommodated, from ‘never ever’ to ‘black diamond’. Several parent chaperones drive and accompany the children to the ski area and can be eligible for reduced rate lift tickets. After a lunch on your own, everyone is free to enjoy skiing during the rest of the afternoon. The cost for the 5 lessons, lift tickets and rentals is $250 (slightly more for snow boards)*. If your child does not participate, he or she will have planned activities at school for the day.
*Please note: Participation is not mandatory. The Ski Club is run by parent volunteers and is not a DMS sponsored activity. If your child chooses to participate in the club, he or she will not have school on the ski days, and no after care is provided. (Prices for ski club are subject to change)