DC International School offers a wide variety of lunch and ACE after school clubs open to all students.

For more information, contact Jillian Levine-Sisson, our Director of Extracurricular Programs.

ACE After School Clubs

This year students have learned how to cook international dishes, performed and written poetry, programmed robots and set goals for their own health and fitness. ACE is where students meet new friends and try new things.  But these clubs aren’t just fun for now, but pay real dividends in the future.

We invest in our cooking club program because it could open doors for students interested in culinary arts, nutrition and science. Our theatre program is valuable for students interested in acting and directing of course, but also for students who will be required to present in public. We know technology jobs are in our students’ future, and robotics could give them the edge they need.

ACE is about opening doors–to new things, new friends, jobs, to scholarships, and to a better future for students. This quarter we are also opening doors for our community. Our social justice art project, “Golden Doors of Freedom” will connect students to victims and survivors of human trafficking and modern day slavery through art. Students in Friday’s LearnServe program will join a network of other students in DC and around the world in creating a social venture designed to do good in our community.

During lunch students also play soccer and basketball, participate in Student Council,  visit teachers for assistance and just eat lunch and visit with friends.

ACE Lunch Clubs

ACE Lunch Clubs are truly student driven.  Students get together with five friends and can propose a lunch club to any staff member.  16-17 clubs include:


Which placed first in the City this year for Middle Schools!

Cha Hua Hui

(Tea and Talk Chinese Club)

Dog Walking Club

Model UN

Marine Biology Club

Lu Vert Verde

(the environmental club)

Equality Matters Club

Board Games Club

Doctor Who Club

Harry Potter Club