Are local sports classes and/or activities available for kids?

Very few opportunities. I found a great piano teacher and painting teacher who came to the house. Tennis can be organized. - Jul 2020

Minimal. Best be creating your own opportunities! - Jun 2016

Some through the schools. - Oct 2015

Yes, but they are very limited. The ASA offers after-school activities (mostly for grades 2 and higher), but the schedule is completely dependent upon finding volunteers to sponsor the activities. And, frankly, the activities are really just a chance for kids to play - the quality of actual instruction/coaching is limited. This seems to be fine for elementary-school kids, but if you have a middle schooler or high schooler that is really into sports, then they will have a hard time with this. Soccer players will have much more luck than those who play other team sports. There are opportunities for kids to participate in non-school-related activities, but it can be difficult to find them, and the quality, again, is hit or miss (and the instruction is almost always in French). There is a horseback-riding facility that gets high marks from the French community, and there are excellent private music instructors (especially violin and piano). - Apr 2013

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