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Extracurricular Activities at the School of St. Mary


Art Club

Art Club introduces students to various innovative art making techniques so that they can feel confident when making artful decisions in their academics or future careers. Students will learn how to think, see, and feel like an artist through class discussions, studio work, and research. Each session in Art Club covers a whole range of topics such as art history, cultural arts, famous artists, art media, art genre, and crafts. Students will learn about and create five to six different projects in each session. This organization is for students in 2nd or 3rd grade.
Program Cost: $200 per session
Registration: Click here to download the form any questions contact Ms. Fu or Phone: (847) 283-9800 x4847



The Band Program at School of St. Mary will be provided by Music Education Services. No experience is necessary. A schedule of of when band lessons are can be found here. Students are eligible for band beginning in 4th grade. 
Program Cost: TBD
Registration: Your school code is MARYLF


Students will experience skill-building, training, drills, fundamentals, and more advanced techniques. Squads will participate at a variety of school-related events. This activity is offered to girls in grades 5-8.
Program Cost: $95
Registration: Contact Mr. Jimmy Knotek


Chess-Ed continues providing this unique, exciting and dynamic chess instruction which lifts each student to a new level of expertise. Each week students will enjoy an engaging lesson with supervised time to play classmates. Students will grow their knowledge of the game - from the basics through opening theory, middle game tactics and end game combinations. Students' vocabulary and math skills will continue to advance. Studies confirm that the student who plays chess does better academically. Playing chess increases IQ performance, improves memory, uses analytical and critical thinking skills, teaches problem solving, responsibility, sportsmanship, social skills and more. The chess program is open to all students in all grades and of all playing levels.
Program Cost: $280 for 16 week session, $295 for 17 week session
Registration: Click here to download the form any questions contact


Children will sing in unison and two-part harmony and will learn to follow a conductor. They will perform within the school and community (senior citizen’s luncheon, Christmas performances, school and parish liturgies, etc.). This program meets weekly from September – May and is offered to all students.
Program Cost: None
Registration: Contact Mr. Manges at

Craft Club

Do you love things that are personalized with your name or monogram? Then this camp is for you! Create a variety of personalized projects. Learn how to layer permanent vinyl, embellish, and perfect your unique designs.Craft Club is on Thursdays- Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 from 3:45pm-5:00 pm for 4th-8th graders.
Cost: $175 (cost includes all supplies and personalized projects)
Registration: Click here to download the form reach out to Ms. Darraugh for any questions. 

Extended Day

Diane Gillis - PGC Program Director 
Mary Catherine Nelson - UGC Program Director

Thank you for your interest in our School of St. Mary Extended Day Program.  The program is offered on days in which school is in session; however, there will not be an after school session available for any school day dismissing before 2:00 pm.  Extended day will be available for students on Early Release Days.  Families utilizing the program, even on an as needed basis, are required to first complete a one-time registration form; there is also a one-time $100 registration fee for new families (n/a for returning families).

Extended Day Program School-Day Hours:

UGC Morning Care:  7:15 AM - 8:25 AM

PGC Morning Care:  7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

UGC After-Care:  3:45 PM - 6:00 PM

PGC After-Care:  3:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Extended Day Program Rate Schedule:

UGC & PGC Morning Care:  $2.50 per 15 minutes 

UGC & PGC After Care:  $2.50 per 15 minutes. $1.00 per minute late fee after 5:30pm at the PGC and $1.00 per minute late fee after 6:00pm at the UGC.

Homework Club Program:

PGC Homework Club:  3:30 PM - 4:45 PM Monday - Thursday $12.50 per day

Please be advised that this program is fee-based and is offered for students who are formally enrolled in the program--it is not a drop-in service.  If you plan to participate in the program at any time during the school year, complete a new 2018-2019 Extended Day registration form available both on our Web site and at each campus’ front office.   

**The UGC’s after school Extended Day program’s format begins with Homework Club and ends with free choice activities. 

To register click HERE
For the Extended Day handbook click HERE

Math Club

St. Mary’s Math Club will focus on practicing current mathematical concepts
taught in class. Students will rotate through centers, working in small groups, one-on-one with a teacher,
and with partners to complete activities, games, and projects relating to the skills taught that day in club.
They will work at their appropriate academic levels and will be able to have one-on-one assistance with a
teacher to better their understanding. This organization is for students in 2nd or 3rd grade. 

Program Cost: $265 for six weeks
Registration: Click here to register, contact Ms. Twardak or Mrs. Bernardi with any questions

National Junior Honor Society

Membership into the National Junior Honor Society is by invitation. Induction into the Honor Society takes place in May, but requires students to begin the process at the start of the school year. Five qualites are considered for a student to be eligible for invitation: scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. A student must have a 93% overall grade average and have completed 10 hours of service. Applications need to be completed before spring break. Letters of invitation are mailed in May with induction at Honors Night. This organization is offered to students in grades 7-8.
Program Cost: None
Registration: By invitation only 


Join a dedicated group of girls and boys and embark on activities that enhance your friendships, talents, and community. This organization meets year round. Girls scouts is offered to all girls. Cub scouts is offered to boys in grades K-5. Boy scouts is offered to boys in grades 5-8.
Program Cost: TBA
Registration: Contact moderator - TBA

STEAM enrichment club

Through active investigation, inquiry, and collaboration, Engineering is Everywhere: will focus on real-world topics related to STEAM. Through hands-on-projects, activities and demonstrations, students wil gain a greater understanding of STEAM and its connection to our world! The club will involve large and small group activities as well as individualized attention to develop STEAM centered language, enhance understanding of the five components of STEAM, and promote a love for learning! Classes will be for students in grade 4-8 and will be on Mondays and Thursdays (March 4, 7, 1, 14, 18 and 21) from 3:45-5:15pm
Program Cost: $225 for 6 classes with a light snack included in your class fee
Registration: Click here to download the form. If you have any questions please contact cspevacek@schoolofstmary.orgChristine Spevacek

St. Mary's Strings

Strings classes at St. Mary are a great introduction to violin, viola or cello or the opportunity to further your skills if you already have experience. Each class is designed around the ability of the students so they can be challenged at the level of their playing. These classes are offered to grades K-8. Each grade meets once a week during lunch/recess. The children come to the music area, eat lunch together, and then play their instruments. We work on basic techniques, learn fun songs, and play musical games. There will be performance opportunities during the school year. Strings is offered for studends in grades K through 8.
Program Cost: $475 for 27 classes
Registration: Click here to download the form any questions contact Ann Duggan 

Sports Camp

Sports Camp is offered at the PGC for students in Kindergarten and first grade. The class will run from 3:15-4:30pm on February 7, 14, 21 and 28. 
Program Cost: $100 per child
Registration: Click here to download the form. If you have any questions contact Mylette Hodges


Sticky Fingers Cooking Class

When’s the last time you had Ethiopian food?Or yummy Indian, Swedish or Columbian food? Guess what? Your kids can have a blast every week discovering how easy and fun it is to prepare (and love to eat!) tasty, healthy globally-inspired + American Classic Sticky Fingers Cooking recipes! Let your child release their inner chef and love learning to be inspired food explorers! This is a class offering our K-3 students the opportunity to learn how to cook healthy and delicious food.
Program Cost: $175 for 8 classes
Registration: For the registration form please click here


Student Council

The purpose of Student Council is to promote service, leadership, and Christian leaders. Elections are held in May for students to serve on the Student Council Board for the following year. 8th graders serve on the Student Council Board. Students elected as Ambassadors and to Board positions for 7th grade will then assume 8th grade Student Council positions. Fourth through eighth grade homeroom representatives are elected during 1st quarter and serve as representatives for the remaining year. New classroom representatives are chosen each year.
Program Cost: None
Registration: By election only


Students will experience skill-building, training, drills, game strategy, fundamentals, and more advanced techniques, all while learning more about the game of volleyball. Teams will practice and compete against other local teams throughout the Fall season. This activity is offered to girls in grades 5-8.
Program Cost: $125
Registration: Contact Mr. Jimmy Knotek

Yoga Club

Yoga is a wonderful way to not only get a good workout, it is excellent for stretching of muscles. Students will learn calming breathing techniques as well! Excellent for athletes and non-athletes alike! Yoga is for everybody & every body type! Yoga is offered to all UGC students and will be every Tuesday & Thursday morning from 8 - 8:30am
Program Cost: $260/semester (Sept. 25th-Christmas Break, then 2nd semester starts on Jan. 15, 2019)
Registration: Click here to download the form, any questions contact Miss. Nelson
Summer Camps