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St. Nicholas School

The Catholic School of St. William and St. Nicholas Parishes

12816 El Monte Road

Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 (near Interstate 280 & Foothill Expy)

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Activities: Explore Your Interests In After School Clubs

 

At St. Nicholas School, we offer a wide range extracurricular activities are key ingredients of a well-rounded education.

Art 

Let your imagine run free in Art Club! Led by an art teacher Community School of Music and Arts. The Art Club meets weekly to draw, paint and sculpt using famous artists for inspiration.

The Art Club holds two sessions per school year and is open to students in grades 1st – 5th for one hour after school.

 

Chess Club

There are many benefits of playing chess for children. Chess builds concentration, confidence, sportsmanship and practical visualization. The children use their imagination, logic, and memory for better decision-making. They also acquire a greater appreciation of learning, reasoning, responsibility and discipline.

The Chess Club meets weekly for one hour and is broken into two sessions over the course of the school year and has the opportunity to compete in a Chess Tournament at the end of the year.

 

A National Master teaches the Chess Club and each class is divided into two parts. The first part of class is spent working on instruction in chess fundamentals and the second part focuses on practical application through playing.

 
Birding Club

 

Golf Club

Students learn the fundamentals of golf without leaving St. Nicholas School! Golf Club is a great way to introduce your child to the sport of golf. All equipment is provided and students learn techniques through interactive games and skill building drills. The student coach ratio is 8:1, giving all students time with an instructor.

 

Golf Club is led by TGA Premier Junior Golf and meets once a week for one hour and is offered in two sessions throughout the year to students in grades K-5th.

 

Mathletics Club

Mathletics is a curriculum-based math resource that covers all aspects of mathematics. Mathletics Club meets weekly helping students improve their math skills while engaging in fun activities. The activities used respond to your child’s individual strengths andweakness and gives instance student feedback allowing for individual students to work at their own level and improve in the areas needed. The Mathletics Club also competes in three Math Olympiads each year.

 

Performing Arts 

Performing Arts teaches many great skills such as; communication, confidence, creative thinking, memorization, imagination, vocal projection, working with others, listening skills, taking directions, building friendships, and so much more. All skills that help students perfect their presentation and public speaking skills.

 

Our students hold a fall play and annual spring performance for their peers and the community. Auditions are held and all who would like to participate will be given the opportunity to whether it is the lead or a part of the crew who assists in making the performance come alive on stage.

 

Performing Arts Club meets weekly and is open to students in grades 1st-8th grade and is lead by an outside performing arts teacher.

 

Robotics Club

Experience the magic of science, technology, engineering and mathematics through the fun andchallenge of robotics! Develop higher order thinking skills such as planning and debugging, and collaboration skills, by working as part of a team to meet specific goals with a deadline. Students are welcome, regardless of prior experience; activities follow a logical progression from beginner-oriented in the fall through advanced in the spring. Lower grade robotics focuses on designing and building, while upper grade robotics emphasizes design challenges and programming.

 

Robotics Club meets weekly for one hour and fifteen minutes and

holds two sessions per year. Robotics is open to students in grades

1st-8th and led by Learningtech.org.

 

Spanish and Mandarin Clubs

We have two foreign language clubs, the Spanish Club and Mandarin Club. The programs follow a developmentally correct curriculum and because a new language is introduced at an early age, the learning process is fun and creative. Games and interactivities are used as younger learners develop their receptive skills much faster than their productive skills. This is important to keep in mind, as we create the basis for a more profound study of language in the future. This approach encourages spontaneous language production; it helps students develop the ability to use the language in a proper and meaningful context, much in the same way that they learn their own language.

 

The Spanish Club and Mandarin Club hold two sessions annually, meets weekly for one hour and is open to students in grades K-5th.

 

Tennis Club

Learn the game of tennis on campus! Led by TGA Premier Junior Tennis using USTA curriculum. Students learn game rules, fundamentals and skills through fun games. The low student coach ratio (8:1) allows instructors to focus on all students.

Tennis Club meets once a week for one hour and is offered in two sessions throughout the year to students in grades K-5th.

*An additional fee is applied for all after school athletics and clubs.