OUTSTANDING EXPERIENCES

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A whole world of adventure and growth awaits your child
Over 70 extracurricular activities

UNIQUE AND BESPOKE OPPORTUNITIES

The After School Activities program at DAIS is designed to allow students the freedom to discover and develop lifelong passions, maintain a healthy body and mind, extend, and apply their classroom knowledge, and provide a link to give back to the community. We provide a wide range of ASA opportunities to let our students develop intellect, character, and health in a safe and welcoming environment. 

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What do our global collaborations offer students?

The Juilliard School
Our collaboration with the world’s most renowned arts institution enriches our students’ love of dance, drama and music.
MIT
The MIT-STEAM programme helps our students to develop their creativity and problem-solving skills by tackling interdisciplinary challenges facing the world today.
UNICEF

Students are challenged to make a difference locally and globally by tackling the Sustainable Development Goals and getting involved in local outreach.

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ACTIVITIES FOR EVERY STUDENT

Indoors, outdoors, or in the pool, our first-class facilities provide opportunities for achievement, excellence, health, and wellbeing. 
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Swimming

Our 25-meter pool provides the best opportunity for your child to learn lifesaving and to swim with confidence.  

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Swimming
All students are given every opportunity to excel. Not only does it provide a healthy lifestyle choice for students but also a skill that could help save or assist others.  
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Basketball

A great opportunity to try something different and get involved in fast-paced, physical activity.  

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Basketball
Basketball ensures year-round team sports, taking place in one of the two indoor gymnasiums located on campus. The professional equipment allows our students to play national level games.
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Volleyball
Our boys’ and girls’ volleyball teams successfully participate in local and ACAMIS tournaments.
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Volleyball
This fast-paced physical exercise teaches valuable lessons in awareness of others and students’ surroundings in order to achieve the best results. 
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Soccer
Physically and mentally challenging, soccer teaches valuable lessons in sportsmanship, leadership, and teamwork. 
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Soccer
Our soccer teams practice their skills by competing against other teams of similar age and ability.  
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Badminton
Students participating in the sport of badminton are given the opportunity to work on their coordination, strength, physical alertness, flexibility and coordination.  
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Badminton
While running, lunging, and diving for the birdie, students hardly notice that they are getting a powerful cardio workout which is beneficial for their bodies, minds and general health. 
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Table Tennis
This course aims to cultivate kids’ interest in playing a fast-paced, heart-racing indoor sport.  
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Table Tennis
We stimulate students' potential through fitness and physical coordination training. Through a "positive discipline" teaching method, students can develop self-discipline, responsibility, cooperation, and the ability to solve problems by themselves. 
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Golf
We use America’s TPI youth golf teaching system to help students develop focus and improve their coordination.  
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Golf
To gain an understanding of the game, we do warm up exercises, followed by teaching basic techniques for beginners. We’ll also introduce your child to golf etiquette, competition rules and sporting behavior. 
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OUR SOCIAL PURPOSE

BUILDING LOCAL & GLOBAL CHANGEMAKERS

At DAIS, we believe that our community service programs provide students with the opportunity to become active members of their larger community, develop critical life skills and knowledge while making a difference in the lives of those in need.  

Auntie Wang’s Elderly Home Project – Students assessed the needs of the elderly residents and, among other things, spearheaded a successful food drive, brought together a group of student volunteers to make warm blankets and visited regularly to read books to the senior citizens.    

No Plastic Bag Club - With sustainability in mind, students involved in this volunteer program focused on educating their classmates on the importance of maintaining a healthy environment by eliminating the use of plastic bags. 

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ACTIVITIES FOR EVERY STUDENT

Our students develop intellect, character, and health in a safe and welcoming environment.
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Creative Painting
Nurturing talent, encouraging focus and self-expression.
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Creative Painting
The course covers clay painting (plane, solid), ceramic craft (Clay Sculpture), creative painting (drawing with color pens, colored pencils, and oil pastels), and traditional Chinese painting.  
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Arts & Crafts

Your child will get the chance to express themselves creatively.   

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Arts & Crafts
Students work with a variety of materials to explore colors, shapes and textures while building their hand eye coordination. Instruction focuses on encouraging students to play and experiment with art in a fun and relaxed setting.
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Photography
Your child will get the chance to express themselves creatively.  
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Photography
Students will become familiar with digital photographic equipment (including digital cameras and phones), materials, methods and processes including editing functions.  
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Coding
In this course students will learn coding using Scratch – the programming language for kids developed at MIT. 
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Coding
Students can use Scratch to code fun projects and build their own objects. This graphical programming language improves your child’s logical thinking skills, independent mindset, and even teaches them some basics of AI.  
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Design
Self-expression, problem-solving and practical skills come together in our specially built d-labs.  
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Design
Students learn to design and make products that solve genuine, relevant problems within different contexts whilst considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
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Orchestra
Instrumental musicians collaborating to make beautiful music and perform concerts for the DAIS community. 
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Orchestra
Orchestra allows students to practice and develop self-discipline, teamwork, goal setting, and fine motor skills all within a creative safe space. The culminating result of all of this hard work is an awe-inspiring evening of entertainment.  
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Choir
A welcoming group that finds and nurtures talent to dazzle a DAIS audience. 
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Choir
The DAIS choir regularly  entertains the community with impressive, large-scale performances. By participating in choir, students are given the opportunity to build thinking skills such as memory, listening and concentration while developing on stage and behind the scenes expertise. 
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Outdoor Education

The great outdoors. Teamwork. Resilience.
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Please be brave and let teachers realize your talents, they’ll catch every opportunity that will let you shine.
Jenny Liu
DAIS graduate of 2020
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AMAZING EXPEDITIONS AND CULTURAL IMMERSION

Our global trips and local excursions give our students life-changing experiences, and help them build friendships that will last a lifetime.
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Chaoyang Service Trip

Citizenship Expedition

In 2018, a group of DAIS students went to a small village school near Chaoyang, Liaoning province.  


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Chaoyang Service Trip
DAIS students spent quality time with the local children, getting to know them through play, conversation, and teaching them English, Chinese, art, and music. At the end of the trip, not only did the volunteers feel a sense of accomplishment as they had made a difference in the lives of the children they met, but they also grew as individuals.
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Anbo Ski Trip
Local Expedition
Students have the opportunity to participate in this trip each year.  
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Anbo Ski Trip
The annual Anbo Mountain ski trip is a yearly highlight for our students and staff as they engage in outdoor sporting  activities together and enjoy the picturesque landscape on a beautiful winter day in the Dalian area. 
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Model United Nations Trips
National Expedition

A great opportunity for students from different schools to discuss international issues. 

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Model United Nations Trips
By participating in MUN conferences students work on finding solutions to some of the current problems the world is facing, participate in debates, build leadership skills, and utilize critical thinking skills to resolve ongoing international issues. It is events like this that help students gain social and emotional experiences outside of the normal hours of school. The Model United Nations program at DAIS  helps to create well-rounded students and responsible global citizens. 
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Local Museum Field Trips
Local Expedition

Students have the opportunity to learn outside the classroom environment.  

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Local Museum Field Trips
The main goal of this trip is to learn about the human and natural resources of Liaoning province, to see real world examples of human impact on the environment, and to deepen students’ understanding about how public spaces, like parks, help to shape communities. 
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