Developing Talents And Interests After School

St. 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.

Capella Pueri 

Grades 3 – 6. Wednesday & Friday 3:45 p.m. – 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.


Open to all grades.  Cost: $20 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, by phone at 803-873-7650 or by e-mail at to arrange day and time for your child’s lessons.


Grades K5 – 6. Wednesday, 3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Cost: $50 per month.

Introduces students to tap and ballet techniques while allowing for self-expression through creative movement. Instructed by Ms. Autumn Hill of Creative Movement and Dance.

Art Club

Open to K5 – 6th Grade. Wednesday (Littles, K5-2) Thursday (Bigs, 3-6) 3:45 p.m. – 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. Wyrick, St. Peter’s Art Teacher. Contact Mrs. Wyrick for more information.

Cooking  Club

Grades K5 – 6th Grade. Tuesdays, 3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Cost: $50 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 at

Lego Club

Grades K5 – 6th Grade. Thursdays, 3:45 – 4:30 p.m.  Cost: $50 a month.

This club uses the latest technology to explore Legos! Children will complete Lego League Challenges each week/month, work on problem-solving and sportsmanship skills, and play! For more information contact Mrs. Phillips at