Current Registration Period for Enrichment Programs:  Spring 2019 – Clubs start the week of April 1st!

Mark Your Calendar: There will be no clubs running on April 19, May 8 through May 10, May 24, and May 27.
Pre-Registrations are now available all year long! Pre-registrations are a free and easy way for you to sign up for a club and get notified first when registrations for the club open and dates are set.  

Missoula International School offers a variety of opportunities for students to learn new skills with a variety of talented instructors. After school programs at MIS are an excellent opportunity for all Missoula children to experience cultural adventures while gaining new language skills. We offer classes that are taught in Spanish as well as in English. No prior Spanish speaking experience is necessary.

Please Note:

A club registration is fully refundable up to one week before the start date of a club. After this, twenty-five percent of the registration is refundable one week into the club.

Aftercare is available prior to and following enrichment classes until 5:30 at no additional charge.

Mandarin Chinese Club

Chunze, Ping, and Elizabeth are all back for more Mandarin teachings and new projects!

This club will be working with younger children on the foundations of the Chinese language. While crafting, playing games, and developing new skills these students will learn an important language and cultural knowledge.

Students are welcome to choose from Mondays or Fridays, but it is highly suggested a student sign up for both days as Mandarin is a very difficult language to remember with only one day a week of practice. Meet the teachers, at the bottom of this page!

Register for Mandarin Chinese Club



Mondays- 8 weeks – 85.00

Friday – 7 weeks – 75.00

Suggested – Both days – 8 weeks – 155.00 

Age Group: Grades K – 4

Time: 3:45 – 4:45pm (Aftercare is included)



Modeling and Design Club

Join Rodrigo for Modeling and Design club after school! Students will create, display and interact with their creations as they learn to program and 3D print their designs. These tools will be used to develop new skills and knowledge about the inner workings of 3d printers, programs, and everyday tools! This club encourages early programming skills and creativity.


Time: 3:45- 5:00
Available to grades: 2/3 – 4/5
7 weeks $135.00

Register for Modeling & Design

Animation and Robotic Design Club

Students use Wedo and EV3 Lego robotics as well as Scratch animation software to design and create stories, games, and inventions. This class will be taught in Spanish. Beginner Spanish speaking students are welcome to join in the fun!

Register for Animation and Robotic Design


Mondays & Wednesdays

Age Group: K-5

Time: 3:45-5:15

Mondays with Rodrigo: 7 Weeks for $140.00

Wednesdays with John: 8 Weeks for $160.00

Or both Mondays & Wednesdays for $225.00

Hip Hop Club

Bring your dancing spirit to Andrea Ferrer’s Hip Hop Club hosted by MIS! Developing dance skills from different styles of dance, such as Modern Dance, students will learn to express themselves and strengthen their heart for the dance floor.

Register for Hip Hop



Age Group: 2 – 5

Time: 3:45-4:45 PM

Spring 2019 – Wednesdays – 8 weeks – 150.00


Age Group: K/1 Multiage

Time: 3:45-4:30 PM

Spring 2019 – Thursdays – 8 weeks – 125.00


Meet Our Enrichment Leaders

Chunze Lai Enrichment Leader: Mandarin Chinese Club

Ni Hao! (Hello!) My name is Chunze Lai and I will be the lead teacher for the Mandarin Chinese Club.
I was born in a small town in Sichuan Province of Mainland China. I spent 18 years full of happiness and joy in my hometown before I was admitted to a top university in China. After graduating with honor from college, I came to the U.S. to pursue my PhD degree.

While I was in graduate school, I got an opportunity to volunteer to teach at the Minnesota Chinese Academy.
After the addition of two sweet girls in my family, my experience of teaching Chinese has become more enriched. I am proud of myself being their first educator of the Chinese language, and more, the bridge between the eastern and western cultures. I moved to Missoula with my family in 2015 and had enjoyed every moment of my life in this beautiful town. I am excited about this opportunity at the Missoula International School and cannot wait to share my experience with these lovely kids.

Ping Wang Enrichment Leader: Mandarin Chinese Club

你好!(Ni hao! Or Hello!). My name is Ping Wang and I am very excited to start the adventure with these lovely kids to learn Mandarin Chinese.

I was born in a small coastal town in Liaoning Province of Northeast China, and grew up happily with my family and friends. After graduating from a prestigious Teacher’s University (Northeast Normal University) in China, I became a high school geography teacher for 7 years before we moved to US. While in US, I got many opportunities as volunteer to introduce Chinese language, geography, food, and culture to our American friends.

My desire to teach Mandarin Chinese became stronger after we added two sweet girls to our family. I developed a fun way to help them master Chinese and English at the same time. I am excited about this opportunity at the Missoula International School and cannot wait to share my experience about leaning Mandarin Chinese with these lovely kids.

Elizabeth Paich Enrichment: Mandarin Chinese Club

Elizabeth is originally from California. She began studying Mandarin Chinese in 2001 at the age of 13 and earned a B.A. in Asian Studies from the University of California, Riverside in 2011. Elizabeth currently attends the University of Montana as a graduate student working towards earning an M.A. in English. Before joining MIS, Elizabeth taught English in Shanghai, China. She has worked with multiple online schools in the US and China as an administrator and teacher. Outside of MIS, she teaches the First-Year Composition for college freshmen at UM and volunteers with Writing Coaches of Montana where she helps public school students around Missoula with writing. She joined MIS in 2017.

John Kratz K/1 Multiage Spanish Immersion Teacher

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M.A. Spanish & Education, City University
B.A. Spanish, Idaho State University

Prior to joining MIS in 2011, John taught in Mexico at the Jesuit University of Guadalajara. He taught children in immersion and bilingual K-12 settings in New York City and Pocatello, Idaho. John holds an M.A. in Spanish and Education from the City University of New York, Hunter College and a B.A. in Spanish from Idaho State University.

Jen Gebo Middle School Math and Science Teacher and Advisor

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Jen taught Middle School Science and Math for 10 years at an independent school in Greensboro, North Carolina. Jen’s experience developing inquiry based science and math curriculum with a focus on critical and reflective thinking, environmental conservation, and social responsibility enhances MIS’s middle school program. Jen moved to Missoula from Rhode Island to join MIS in 2014.

Andrea Ferrer Sena 2/3 Multiage Spanish Immersion Teacher

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B.A. Elementary Education

Andrea is from Valencia, Spain. She comes to MIS from Colegio Publico Vicente Gaos where she taught English as a second language and from Escuela Infantil Xicotets where she worked in a preschool program. Andrea has a B.A. in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Special Needs and a concentration in English as a Second Language. She likes to read, being with friends and travel as much as she can. She is a homeroom teacher in 2/3 grade, she is also teaching Design and Hip Hop in the enrichment program.

Ismara Partidas Middle School Team

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Teaching, Simón Rodríguez University
Civil Engineering, Venezuela Army Force University

Ismara Maidyd de la Asunción Partidas Aguilar born in Caracas, Venezuela on August 15, 1985, she graduated as an Teacher in Simón Rodríguez University and as a Civil Engineer in Venezuela Army Force University, since 2008 worked in three schools in rotating shifts public and private and in the Carlos Soublette College as Spanish’s Teacher. Ismara joined the MIS Middle School team in July of this year.

Rodrigo Peces Middle School Team

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Rodrigo is from Toledo, Spain and finished his Music Degree in 2008. He was teaching music and working for different media production companies. In London, he decided to complement his education with a Sound Engineering Diploma and worked for different projects and companies. Rodrigo enjoys drinking coffee and reading about new computer releases, video games and loves exploring new musicians and musical genres on the internet.