There is another more playful component of a well-rounded education -- outside the regular academic program -- that tends to positively impact students' success...Extracurricular Activities!
Extracurricular activities are highly encouraged at JPII. We also recognize that each student is unique, and that is why we offer a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities to meet the individualized interests of our diverse student population.
Besides being fun and a great way to socialize with peers, extracurricular activities enhance students' time management and stress management skills, improving overall productivity.
Studies show that students in extracurricular activities have higher [academic] scores. They learn to manage their time, relieve stress and learn to strive for excellence in more than one thing. Students who are involved in extracurricular activities learn to work in groups. Their written and oral communication skills improve. These things cross over into 'real life.'
Overall, students who participate in extracurricular activities will likely see an improvement in their academic and life skills, including discipline, goal-setting, teamwork, accountability and responsibility.
- Basketball (grades 2–8)
- Cross Country (grades 6–8)
- Soccer (grades 3–8)
CHORUS & BAND
AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS & ACTIVITIES
MIDDLE SCHOOL DANCES & 8TH GRADE SEMI-FORMAL
GIRL SCOUTS AND BOY SCOUTS
ENGINEERING WITH LEGOS (Grades K through 5)
JUNIOR ROBOTICS (Grades 5 through 8)
LOWER-UPPER GRADE "BUDDIES"
- Christmas toy drive
- Food drives for the Amazing Grace food pantry and for parish shut-ins
- Go Pink for Breast Cancer/Middlesex Hospital
- Hat and Mitten Tree donations
- Letters to those serving in the military
- Visits to residents in area nursing homes
- Projects for St. Vincent de Paul