We offer programs for Pre-K as well as before and after-care for families.
All students are members of the Holy Childhood Association. There are a variety of activities to raise money for the missions in addition to classroom donations. Students use Advent and Lenten folders to collect money for the poor. At the end of the year a mission carnival is held.
Students in grades K-8 participate in the St. Jude Math-a-thon and the Pre-K participates in aTrik-a-thon. Proceeds from these events are given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Since we began participating in these two events, we have raised more than $112,000.
Scholastic programs include participation in the National Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies Olympiads and the New Jersey Math League. Fifth, sixth and seventh grade students may participate in the Bishop Ahr Grammar School Competition and the eighth grade students have the option of participating in the St. Joseph’s High School math competition.
Students are encouraged to participate in the arts. The Drama Club presents a Broadway-style musical annually. These have included Seussical, 42nd Street, and Lion King, jr.
The School Choir is open to students in grades 2-8. Practices are held at school and the choir is often called upon to sing at the Saturday, 5:30 p.m. children’s liturgy and at other celebrations. Students in grades 7 and 8 are encouraged to participate in the bell choir.
Sports programs are provided for students of all ages. These include grade 4 boys’ basketball, Junior Varsity basketball for boys and girls in grades 5 and 6, Varsity basketball for boys and girls in grades 7 and 8, co-ed basketball clinic for grades K – 4, Cheerleading Junior Varsity Squad for grades 5 and 6, Varsity Cheerleading for grades 7 and 8, Cheerleading Clinic for grades K – 4, and Soccer Clinic for grades K – 4. Also available are track for grades K through 8, baseball for grades 7 and 8 and softball for girls in grades 6 – 8. The sports’ season begins with a pep rally and a Sports Mass.
Students in grades Pre-K- 6 present a Christmas program each year. It is comprised of a play, singing and dancing. Lead parts are done by sixth grade students.
Scouting is provided for boys and girls. The program includes Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Daisies, Brownies and Girl Scouts.
We have many clubs that changed based on the interest of the students. In 2016-17 we have a makerSpace Tech Club, Retro Video Game Club, Poetry Club, Research Club, Book Clubs and more.
Class trips provide enrichment for the students. Trips are planned at the discretion of the teacher and with the approval of the principal. As further enrichment, students attend a variety of assemblies and virtual field trips throughout the year.
Catholic Schools Week is celebrated with an open house, international family luncheon, Stem Festival, community service projects,academic competitions, Pre-K Olympics and a special family Mass.
To foster parental involvement, parents are invited to liturgies and performances, as well as to individual classrooms as guest speakers or as aides for various student activities. Parents can also volunteer as classroom aides.