FASRI's co-curricular activities offer our students the opportunity to further explore their leadership skills, socialization, and enhance our students' educational experience. These programs take place during the school day and are designed to help develop self-control, coordination, and physical strength. The students discover the satisfaction of problem-solving with their peers, increase their confidence and self-esteem, and connect classroom learning with real life learning experience.
At FASRI, we believe in taking full advantage of our local and broader community to enrich our educational program. Students of all ages benefit from day field trips and overnight field trips throughout the school year. Field trips are an integral part of the curriculum and are mandatory.
Examples of field trips:
- RISD Museum of Art
- Local farms and orchards (K)
- Ecotarium (1st-2nd grade)
- Woodman Center (3rd-4th grade)
- Brown Neurology Lab (8th grade)
- W. Alton Jones environmental education (1st-2nd grade)
- Mystic Aquarium (3rd-4th grade)
- Fish'n Tales Adventures (3rd-4th grade)
- Suez Waste Water Treatment (3rd-4th grade)
- Cape Cod Sea Camp (5th-7th grade)
- Plimoth Patuxet Museums (3rd-4th grade)
- Tomaquag & Farm (K)
- Canobie Lake Park (7th-8th grade)
- Roger Wheeler State Beach (1st-2nd grade)
- Colt State Park
- River Classroom aboard the Explorer (6th-7th-8th grade)
The philosophy of FASRI´s Physical Education Program is to create a learning atmosphere that emphasizes wellness, physical fitness, social and emotional growth, and to encourage students to lead physically active lifestyles. Our focus is to help students become lifelong learners about wellness and have comprehensive movement experiences that focus on fun, involvement, character, self-esteem, fitness, and total well being for our students. The physical education program involves the “total child” and includes physical, mental, social, and emotional growth experiences.
In Maternelle, students practice their gross motor skills in weekly "motricité" sequences.
In Elementary and Middle School, they are exposed to various sports & activities (individual and collective activities). They have fun as they learn about active healthy life style benefits, good sportsmanship, and team collaboration. They may practice yoga, gymnastics, soccer, pickleball, wiffle ball, flag football, street hockey, jogging, kickball, basketball or ultimate frisbee, depending on the grade levels.
Over the years, FASRI students have experienced physical education experiences such as:
- Preschool through Kindergarten: swimming and/or rock climbing.
- Elementary and Middle School (varies by grade): Ice skating, swimming, and athletics.
- Middle School sport teams: programs are offered in cooperation with the Providence Country Day School. Physical education classes are available through the Fox Point Boys and Girls Club and at Gano Park.