Extracurricular involvement has been linked to improved student performance and increased leadership abilities and teamwork.
Dunwoody Christian School offers students a variety of before and after school clubs that provide students an opportunity to learn new skills, explore the world of the arts, and engage in athletics. Each club meets once a week for an hour.
Our most popular club is basketball club, led by our very own Coach White. Coach played basketball professionally in Europe. Before that, he was one of the leading basketball scorers in Georgia State University's history. Coach White develops players from all skill levels in this fun and active environment.
Basketball club meets Thursday afternoons.
Art helps develop fine motor, creativity, and perspective in students. Art, music and theater don’t just develop a child’s creativity. They also enhance academic achievement. PBS says, “A report by Americans for the Arts states that young people who participate regularly in the arts are more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, to participate in a math and science fair, or to win an award for writing an essay or poem than children who do not participate.”
Art club meets on Tuesday afternoons.
At chess club, students will learn to play and love the game of chess. Our instructor has trained several state and national champions, and is well-equipped to help children grow in their chess skills.
Chess teaches students to solve complex problems. Other benefits include improved concentration and memory, enhanced math and reading skills, development of logic and critical thinking, creativity, risk taking, and the reward of hard work. Studies conducted by the University of Memphis found that children who play chess significantly improve their visual memory, attention span, and spatial-reasoning ability— all important factors for success in school and in life.
Chess club meets Wednesday mornings.
Our unique, on-site golf club helps students learn and improve their golf game by sharpening their mental focus and physical abilities in a fun environment. DCS golf club students are learning the fundamentals of putting, chipping and driving.
While there are many benefits to children playing golf, one benefit includes challenging the player toward self-improvement, according to the Player Development Committee of the PGA of America. Players analyze what they did well and what has to change for them to improve. They develop habits of self improvement by self-analysis skills, seeking professional instruction and accepting critique from others.
Golf allows students to learn a new game outside with their friends while teaching them how to behave towards self and others, and imparts values such as truthfulness and strength during adversity, according to the Committee.
Golf club meets Wednesday afternoons.