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Extracurricular Activities at the School of St. Mary


SOSM Talent Show!

During the spring, students in grades 4-8th have the opportunity to show off their talent in our annual Talent Show!  It may be a 1-person act or a group production!  Students may even help out as backstage crew!  To view the Spring 2021 Talent Show, click here!  Be sure to turn up the volume!


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.


Registration online at: due Jan 17th.
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Chess-Ed does not pro-rate classes. Questions?  Please email include your school name in the subject line.  A full refund, less a $20 administrative fee, guaranteed if notified before the third class.  Contact Alice Holt (Chess-Ed) directly at
For more information about monthly scholastic tournaments and other events, including school's-out day workshops and summer camps, please visit us at or check us out on Facebook at kumbayachessed or
Chess is the “SPORT OF THE MIND.”

St. Mary's Strings

Come join us for Strings Class!
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.

Grades : K through 8 Cost: $500.00
Time: PGC begins Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - May 2020 (27 classes)
UGC begins Thursday, September 19, 2019 - May 2020 (27 classes)
In order to complete the registration process, a check made payable to Ann Duggan must accompany the registration form.
The form and check should be returned to either school office, attention Kathleen Trkla. Families must pay for activities prior to student attendance. Families must be current with their tuition and fee payments in order to register for extracurricular activities.
For more information on instrumental rentals or questions please contact Ann Duggan at:

Late registrations are accepted!  To register click here!



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. 30 & Feb. 6 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

School of St. Mary
Extended Care Program
Due to the tremendous interest in our Homework Club and Extended Day programs, we are going to combine these programs.  Every student in first through eighth grade that attends Extended Day will now have an academic component as part of their Extended Day experience. 
Here is information about our  Extended Day Program:

Our Morning Extended Day program opens at 7:30 am at both campuses.
The cost for morning Extended Day is $15.00 per day.
Our afternoon Extended Day programs begin at the end of the regular school day at both campuses.  Afternoon Extended Day Care closes at 5:30 pm at the Primary Grade Center and at 6:00 pm at the Upper Grade Center.

This year, the flat rate for all of our afternoon sessions at both campuses is $25 per day.
All students in first through eighth grades will receive one hour of homework support during Afternoon Extended Day:  there will not be a separate Homework Club offering.
In addition to homework support, first through eight graders will engage in other educational offerings during their academic hour.  These may include Freckle Math, Spelling City, academic games, journaling, etc.
There is a one-time registration fee per family of $100.00.  This fee is nonrefundable and due at the time of entrance to the program.  There is no fee for returning families.
The Business Office will bill Extended Day charges through FACTS.
A late fee of $1 per minute will be assessed for each child remaining at the program after 5:30 pm at the PGC and 6:00 pm at the UGC. 
On early dismissal days for teacher professional development, Extended Day will be open.  The daily charge will be $30.00.
If you have any questions about our Extended Day Program, please contact:
Ashley Rylander for the PGC:
 for the UGC:  
To register click HERE, you MUST before you can sign up for specific dates & times.  To register to sign up for specific days, Sign Up!

Game On!  Sports 4 Girls.

Inspiring girls of all skill levels from ages 4-14 to be proud and Play Like a Girl!  For more information on their Fall Class Schedule click here.  To register go to: 

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 qualities 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

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
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