This weekly afterschool experience allows children to nurture creative curiosity and self-expression through art and art-making. Materials are provided.
Genesis Music Program offers instrumental music instruction for a variety
of instruments during the school day for students who register to participate. Small group instruction is facilitated during thirty minute weekly sessions. Lessons are given on a rotating basis so students will not miss a particular class more than once every four to eight weeks. Students who qualify can also participate in Advance Band after school.
Builders Club is the largest service organization for middle school
and junior high students, with more than 45,000 members worldwide. Members learn to work together and develop servant-leader skills as they serve their school and community. In partnership with UNICEF and March of Dimes, the clubs are able to expand their outreach to babies and children of the world. The first Builders Club was chartered in 1975. Today, there are more than 1,600 clubs in Aruba, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Canada, Italy, Jamaica, Korea, Martinique, Netherlands Antilles, Philippines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States.
Builders Club is a student-led community service organization that operates under school regulations and draws its members from the student body. Builders Club is structured on the local club level but is supported by the Kiwanis International Office in Indianapolis, Indiana, which provides guidelines, programs, and opportunities to relate to teenagers from countries worldwide.
KID’S DANCE CARAVAN is a unique dance and performance program that offers a once a week class after school that consists of ballet, tap and jazz. Dance is an education in itself. It teaches poise, coordination, grace and charm. It also teaches children to get along with others and to overcome shyness. While they may be starting the career of a prima ballerina or a Baryshnikov, the primary objective is to enable the child to get in front of an audience and afterwards, the children to feel great about themselves. This experience will not only help them perform for their dance audience but also any future audience, whether it is a speech or a school play. The Fall session runs from September to a December Show. The Spring Session runs from January to the May recital.
Forensics is the art of public speaking. We have two teams at St. Patrick School: Junior Varsity (grades 5 and 6) and Varsity (grades 7 and 8). The teams are made up of 5 members and 2 alternates. Try-outs are held two times each year. Teams participate in local tournaments. Each November, St. Patrick School hosts a Forensics Tournament for 6 area schools.
The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth identifies and develops the talents of the most advanced K-12 learners worldwide. As part of Johns Hopkins University, CTY helps fulfill the university’s mission of preparing students to make significant future contributions to our world.
CTY’s roots extend back to our 1979 founding, and even before, to Johns Hopkins psychologist Julian Stanley’s pioneering work with gifted middle school prodigies. His work put the spotlight on exceptionally bright young people and their capacity and enthusiasm for academic challenges matched to their advanced abilities.
The purpose of the Talent Search is to identify, assess, and recognize the academic abilities of highly able students. To qualify for the Talent Search, a student in grade 7 or 8 must score in the 95th percentile or higher on the Terra Nova standardized test. Qualified students who apply to the Talent Search will receive test registration materials for the College Board SAT and the ACT to better assess the mathematical and verbal reasoning abilities. Since 1979 CTY has identified young people of great academic promise through the annual Talent Search, then nurtured their intellects and personal growth through Summer Programs, CTY Online Programs courses, and other services and resources.
Bricks 4 Kidz® After-School Classes build on the universal popularity of LEGOs® to deliver highquality, educational play. Every class is a fun, enriching experience for your child, building new projects each week based on a 6-week theme, using the classic bricks loved by generations of children. Collaborating with a partner, kids experience the hands-on fun of model-building, from concept to completion.
Mad Science has created a vast library of unique after school programs. Their spectacular demonstrations, hands-on activities, and real world discussions make learning about science fun for kids! The interactive, one-hour after school science programs are themed around particular areas of science and include such topics as rocketry, magnets, polymers, and even the science of toys. In each class, children are encouraged to give science a try and build their very own model rockets, periscopes, Mad Science putty, and more. Children even get to take home their science experiment to show Mom and Dad!
The members of the Saint Patrick School Student Council are elected by their peers. Officers and Classroom Representatives help share students’ ideas, interests, and concerns with teachers and the principal. They often also help raise funds for school-wide activities and community projects. The Student Council facilitates the annual Christmas Fair for the school and other holiday events.
Grade 8 works together, under the guidance of the faculty advisor, to publish the annual SaintPatrick School yearbook.