Developing Talents And Interests After School

litle blond girl with book smallSt. Peter’s Catholic School provides a variety of after-school activities throughout the year. The various activities encourage learning, leadership, communication and creativity while continuing to develop the mind, body and spirit of our students beyond the classroom.  All students are given the opportunity to join an activity upon additional payment of course fees to private instructors. Some activities have grade restrictions in order to ensure full participation and enjoyment of the activities offered.  For an up-to-date list of current offerings, please contact Mrs. Davis in the school office, using the email contact form at the bottom of this page.  A sampling of activities offered during a typical school year include:

Capella Pueri 

Grades 2 – 6. Wednesday, 3-4:30 p.m.  Cost: Free.  Students audition to participate.

Capella Pueri, our school choir, has performed for the City of Columbia, Columbia Museum of Art, Vista Lights, and in the Columbia Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. Mr. Mark Husey, Director of Music and Liturgy at St. Peter’s Church, is the choirmaster.  Contact Mr. Husey at 779-0036.

Piano

Open to all grades.  Cost: $18 per 30-minute lesson.

Students are instructed by Dr. John Valerio, University of South Carolina faculty, pianist, composer, author, and piano teacher at St. Peter’s for over 9 years.  Please contact Dr. Valerio, 873-7650, to arrange day and time for your child’s lessons.

Tap/Ballet

Grades K5 – 6.  Thursday, 3:45 – 4:30 p.m.  Cost: $45 per month.

Introduces students to tap and ballet techniques while allowing for self-expression through creative movement. Instructed by Ms. Melissa Rogers of Creative Movement and Dance. Contact Ms. Rogers at 269-1941 for more information.

Let’s Dance

Grades K5 – 6.  Thursday, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. Cost: $45 per month.

Instructed by Ms. Melissa Rogers of Creative Movement and Dance.  Contact Ms. Rogers at 269-1941 for more information.

Soccer Shots

Grades K4 – 3.  Thursday, 3:45 – 4:30 p. m. Cost: $40 per month.  Contact Matt Simmons, 351-1572.

YMCA Soccer

Open to all grades. Students participate through YMCA Columbia United FC, www.columbiaunitedfc.com. When applying, please be sure to note that your child attends St. Peter’s Catholic School. When organizing teams, the league will do their best to place our students on teams together.

Art Club

Open to all grades.  Friday, 3:15-4:30 p.m. Cost: $50 a month.

Students develop creativity, stretch their imagination, and learn art concepts and techniques such as drawing, painting and more.  Led by Mrs. Molly Chance, St. Peter’s Art Teacher. Contact Mrs. Chance, using the email contact form at the bottom of this page.

cooking class d'okayed photo--oreo use on new webCooking Club

Grades 2 – 6. Tuesday, 3:15 – 4:00 p.m.  Cost: $60 a month.

This club teaches the proper way to handle utensils and prepare recipes that will benefit students throughout life. Children learn basic cooking techniques while enjoying a healthy after-school snack.  Led by Mrs. Marie Phillips, St. Peter’s Third Grade teacher.  Contact Mrs. Phillips, using the email contact form at the bottom of this page.

Minding Your Manners

Grades 1 – 4. Thursday, 3:15 – 4:00 p.m.  Cost: $8 per class.

Students learn basic dining etiquette, table manners, and social graces.  Knowing the polite way to behave at the dinner table increases confidence in social situations as well as improving self-respect and respect for others.  Instructed by Miss Linda Boron, who can be contacted using the email contact form at the bottom of this page.

Cub Scouts

Contact Will Hall, Boy Scouts of America, 206-0827.