Clubs and Activities

In addition to extracurricular sports for Grades 3-8, we offer fun and engaging after-school programs throughout the year designed to enrich the diverse interests, passions, and strengths of our students. Whether they're looking for ways to sharpen their creativity, try new athletic pursuits, or challenge their minds, your children will find a wide variety of clubs and activities to excite them at Community Day School.


Many of our after-school programs are developed and taught by our talented faculty and staff, as well as in partnership with Pittsburgh-area arts and education organizations. With new offerings to sign up for three times a year, CDS students always find something interesting to explore. 


3rd Trimester After-School Programs





Little Medical School (PROGRAM FULL)


K-Grade 2


Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45 p.m. 
February 27; March 6, 13, 20, 27; April 10
6-week, 60-min. program 


Little Medical School brings medicine, science, and the importance of health to children in an entertaining, exciting, and fun way. This program inspires children to aspire for careers in healthcare through demonstrations, crafts, and games. Classes are designed and developed by a team of board-certified physicians. Kids learn how the body and organs work, how to use instruments that real doctors use, and even tie knots like a real surgeon. Each participant will go home with a stethoscope, surgical kit, and diploma as graduates of Little Medical School upon completion of the course.


Minimum of 6 students, maximum of 12





Chess to Compete and Win

Grades 1-3


Wednesdays, 3:45-4:45 p.m. 
March 14, 21, 28; April 11, 18, 25; May 2
7-week, 60-min. program 


Chess to Compete and Win at Community Day School is for students in Grades 1-3 to experience chess in the form of lessons, games, and competition. Chess combines concentration, planning, and thinking ahead with playing and learning life skills. Each week, engaged, prepared lessons and exercises will strengthen each student’s knowledge of chess. After weeks of practice and stimulating chess games, the class will have a mini chess tournament with prizes for top players. All chess materials will be provided by the instructor, Ashley Lynn Priore.

Ashley is a rated and awarded chess player under the U.S. Chess Federation. She has played in various chess competitions around the Pittsburgh area and is on lists for the top players in the city and state. Her mission is to teach chess to the community, so every student has the knowledge and tools to triumph through her newly organized nonprofit organization, The Queen’s Gambit Chess Institute. She is excited for all of the opportunities awaiting chess and CDS! All chess players are welcomed. You don’t have to know how to play to join the class!


Minimum of 3 students, maximum of 10

Click here to sign up for Chess to Compete and Win




Mighty Kicks Soccer


Kindergarten-Grade 3


Fridays, 2:40-3:40 p.m. 
February 23; March 9, 16; April 13, 20, 27; May 4
7-week, 60-min. program 


More than 1,000 children participated in the 2017 season of Mighty Kicks soccer and most achieved tremendous growth in soccer and social skills. Mighty Kicks encourages young children to build a healthy lifestyle and offers a high-energy, fun program helping kids develop coordination and confidence and use their physical energy in a positive way. Coach Sam Bellin is a former standout soccer player (a member of the Western PA Jewish Sports Hall of Fame!) and current Pittsburgh Allderdice Soccer coach who will help children learn soccer skills and moves. No equipment of any kind is required. Just sign up and play!


Minimum of 5 students, maximum of 25


Click here to sign up for Mighty Kicks Soccer


One of my favorite memories was waiting backstage during musical practice and laughing my head off with all of my friends. Thank you CDS for giving me a wonderful opportunity to be a different person every year, while still being able to express my true self. 
- Yael Perlman, Class of 2014

Upcoming Events

CDS Dancing Classrooms Spectacular
Tue, 20 Mar 2018
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Little Medical SchoolRecurring Event
Tue, 20 Mar 2018
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Girls on the RunRecurring Event
Tue, 20 Mar 2018
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Odyssey of the Mind MSRecurring Event
Wed, 21 Mar 2018
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Chess to Compete and WinRecurring Event
Wed, 21 Mar 2018
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Evening Conferences (4:30pm-7:30pm)
Thu, 22 Mar 2018
All Day Event

The Commandments That Frame Our LivesRecurring Event
Thu, 22 Mar 2018
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Girls on the RunRecurring Event
Thu, 22 Mar 2018
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

NO SCHOOL - Conference Day
Fri, 23 Mar 2018
All Day Event

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