At FASPS, learning extends well beyond the classroom walls and the school day.
Beyond the Classroom provides students the opportunity to develop leadership skills, take an active role in their community and assume greater levels of responsibility.
FASPS fields teams in a number of sports and participates in the CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) leagues for play against other schools. Practices are after school and games are usually on the weekends. Students can join the following teams:
- Track and Field
Middle school students engage in many learning experiences outside the classroom, ranging from an afternoon outing to the Seattle Art Museum to a week-long trip to Washington DC. These travel experiences, whether local, national or international, provide numerous benefits including:
- Development of communication skills among a group of peers
- Exposure to a spectrum of cultural, historical and geographic sites
- Chance to assume increasing personal responsibility
- Opportunity to grow socially and emotionally
- Extension and enhancement of classroom learning and materials
Through service in the community, the International Middle School offers students a well-rounded education and encourages a civic-minded philosophy of openness and responsibility. FASPS has developed an ongoing relationship with Northwest Harvest, a non-profit agency which provides food to the homeless. Students study the issue of hunger, speak to younger students at assemblies, lead school-wide food collection drives and work at Northwest Harvest food bank in Seattle to help package and distribute food to the needy.