In addition to an outstanding academic program, San Jose Catholic School offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities.

These meaningful opportunities provide our students with outlets designed to balance academic studies and recognize individual and team skills, learn the value of putting forth best effort, and achieving personal growth and development.Whether it’s serving on Student Council or the National Junior Honor Society, competing in Lego Robotics, Geography Bee or Science Fair, or performing in a school play, each student is encouraged to become involved in activities which they enjoy.

Please browse through the Extracurricular Activities made available to our students.

Programs provided on campus by 3rd party persons/organizations.

Open to Students in grades 2 - 8
Faculty Sponsors: Jean Ossi
The Art Enrichment Club is offered to students in grades 2-4 and 5-8. Each group will meet for two quarters. The Art Club meets weekly. Activities include painting, printmaking, working with clay, weaving, jewelry making, seasonal crafts and more. The club will also include a quarterly service project. Members can select from a list of charities or make suggestions of their own.
Open to Boys in grades 4 - 5
Parent Leaders: Charlie Farhoud and Catherine (Cacan) Schellenberg
Meets monthly on a Friday afternoon and aimed at teaching the truths of the Catholic faith to boys through Scripture, saints’ biographies, games, crafts and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Children enjoy playground time, snacks, saint visits, faith/virtue building games, inspiring speakers and Adoration visits in the chapel.
Open to Students in grades 3 - 8
Instructor/Coach: George Foote†
The Focus of Chess Club at San Jose Catholic School is to allow young students in grades three through eight the opportunity to learn and enjoy the game of chess while improving their analysis, planning, logical thinking, and concentration skills. We will also offer the opportunity to compete in local tournaments!
Open to Girls in grades 3 - 5
Parent Leaders: Diana Cratem and Jenny Bass
Meets monthly on a Friday afternoon and teaches virtues through scripture, saints’ biographies and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Children enjoy play time, snacks, saint visits, faith/virtue building, and amazing crafts!
Open to Students in grades K - 3
Instructor/Coach: Shining Stars Jax†
Shining Stars offers for young children an exciting dramatic play program through fun exercises and games to encourage bravery, confidence, and creativity when communicating with others. We believe what all children have to say is important, therefore the Shining Stars mission is to install the confidence in children to clearly communicate their thoughts and feelings with the world, fearless of large crowds or intimidating settings!

The Arts

School Play

Open to Students in grades 4 - 8 Since 1999, San Jose Catholic Elementary School in Jacksonville, FL, has produced Broadway-style musicals each year, including Fiddler on the RoofThe Music ManThe ...
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Religion

San Jose Junior Youth Ministry

Open to Students in grades 6-8 Director of Youth Ministry: Michael Diaz (San Jose Catholic Church) send email San Jose Junior ...
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Open to Students in grades 4-8
Faculty Sponsor: Patrick Madigan
Director of Religious Education: Anita Michaels (San Jose Catholic Church)
Cantor selection takes place throughout the school year. Students should be encouraged to let their teachers know that they would like to participate. Training with Carol Burns, Director of Music and Liturgy at San Jose Catholic Church is required. Students interested in becoming an Altar Server should be encouraged to let their teachers know that they would like to participate. Training with Carol Burns, Director of Music and Liturgy at San Jose Catholic Church is required.
Open to Select Students in grades 2 - 8
Faculty Sponsor: Stacey Orlando
Bishop Felipe Estévez created the Bishop’s Bowl competition in 2011 in the Diocese of St. Augustine, located in Northeast Florida. The contest is akin to a brain brawl, with questions ranging from saint identification, Catholic vocabulary that could stymy even an adult, to Church doctrine.
Open to Students in grades 3 - 8
All students in grades 3 - 8 perform in the choir during weekly school masses. Classes are placed in a rotational roster ensuring that all students have the opportunity to participate.

School Involvement

Angels In the Outfield

Open to Students in grades 7 - 8 The Jacksonville Miracle League provides opportunities for children and adults with disabilities to play baseball, regardless of their abilities. To help the ...
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National Junior Honor Society

Open to Students in 8th grade Five main objectives have guided chapters of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) from the beginning: to create enthusiasm for scholarship; to stimulate a ...
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Student Council

Open to Students in Grades 4-8 SJCS Student Council is comprised of students from grades 4 through 8. Throughout the school year, the words of St. Ignatius Loyola are the ...
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Open to Students in grade 5
Faculty Sponsor: Julie Farrell and Amanda Beltz
Safety patrol is a service organization at San Jose Catholic School for all 5th grade students. Patrols arrive at the school by 7:30am and leave at the end of car pool each morning. They assist with the efficiency of the carline process by helping our young students get safely from their car into the school building.
Open to Select Students in grade 8 Faculty Sponsor: Carol Parry The student members of the yearbook staff organize, design and produce the school's annual yearbook. Students learn how to work as a team to design and layout yearbook spreads, take as well as edit images, and proof all pages prior to printing. Meetings take place on a bi-weekly basis during lunch period.

School Competition

Battle of the Books

Open to Students in grades 6 - 8 Battle of the Books is a Diocesan wide reading incentive program for students ...
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Brain Brawl

Open to Select Students in grades 6-8 with try-outs being held before the season Brain Brawl is an academic competition ...
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FIRST® LEGO® League Robotics

Open to Students in grades 6 - 8 Practices twice a week from August through February with multiple competitions. Introduces ...
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Geography Bee

Open to Students in grades 5 - 8 Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the ...
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History Bee

Open to Students in grades 7 - 8 The National History Bee is an academic competition for middle school students ...
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Science Fair

All grades create science fair or Engineering Design projects for the school competition held in December. Diocesan Science Fair Competition ...
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Spelling Bee

Open to Students in grades 5 - 8 Every fall, tens of thousands of schools enroll in the Scripps National ...
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