Saint Mary Academy has many fun and educational co-curricular activities and extra-curricular activities to offer students.
Students form teams to read ten books in grades 4–6 and eight books in grades 7–8. These teams compete with teams from other area schools on a recall of facts from these books.
DUKE UNIVERSITY TALENT IDENTIFICATION PROGRAM (T.I.P.)
Fourth through Seventh grade students who qualify by scoring in the 95th percentile on any main content area of the previous year’s Terra Nova test are given the opportunity to take the ACT or SAT. Their areas of strength are then targeted and tracked by Duke University.
Students in grades 4-8 participate in a geography bee that tests their knowledge of geography skills. Written and oral answers are required.
A challenging, academic experience for students in grades 4-8 set in a competitive arena, allowing students to compete in specialized areas of study.
Students in Grades 4-8 participate in Quick Recall Teams which compete against other teams from area schools. Factual knowledge in all subject areas is utilized under tight time constraints.
Students in Grades 4-8 compete in the classroom in order to qualify for the School and Archdiocesan Spelling Bee.
In the Young Authors Program, students create their own books. They write their own stories, illustrate them, and bind them in covers. Students in grades K – 8 may participate in this program. Award winner are selected by a committee of students and go onto regional competition.
Extra Curricular Activities
Students in grades 3-8 who are interested in singing at school liturgies and for school performances may join this after school club.
The Archery Team is open to all students in grades 4 -8 (limited to 48 students). The students practice one day a week, from September through April. The students learn the art of shooting and compete in one to two state tournaments.
Several scout troops are located at Saint Mary Academy. They include Tiger, Cub, and Boy Scouts and Daisies, Brownies, and Girl Scouts.