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Clubs and Academic Competitions

Within the supportive community of Catholic Schools, your child has the opportunity to grow in many ways. A wide variety of extracurricular activities, from academic and social clubs to intramural sports and performing arts, allow students to explore and express their individual gifts and abilities. This atmosphere is supported by teachers who serve as role models, coaches, and counselors. They spend many hours outside of school helping with activities, leading retreats, and assisting students with their academic, personal, and spiritual growth.

Elementary School Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular opportunities vary by school but programs found in many of our elementary schools include:

  • Young Authors
  • Book Bee
  • Outstanding Catholic Reader
  • Quick Recall
  • Ecology Club
  • Junior Achievement
  • Great Books
  • Mathcounts
  • Science fairs
  • Robotics
  • STEM
  • Academic fairs
  • Scouts
  • Sports
  • School newspapers and school broadcasts
  • Student council
  • 4-H
  • Red Cross

Healthy competition, both on and off the playing field, is encouraged and many students participate in a variety of academic competitions in both elementary and secondary schools. Examples include: Quick Recall, Governor’s Cup, Book Bee, Stock Market Game, Vocabulary Bowl, and Geography Bee.

High School Extracurricular Activities 

Varying from school to school, each Catholic high school hosts a wide variety of programs, such as clubs and other activities. These include:

  • Student council and student government
  • School ambassadors
  • French Club or Young Historians
  • Choral, band, and music groups
  • Yearbook and school newspaper
  • YMCA groups such as KUNA and KLA
  • Dance team
  • Drama/theatre groups
  • Quick recall
  • Speech and debate
  • National Honor Society
  • National Art Honor Society
  • Spanish Honor Society.

There also are many clubs that focus on faith formation and service, and students have the opportunity to lead retreats, plan liturgies and participate in campus ministry.