We offer children an abundance of enjoyable extracurricular activities that provide genuine growth opportunities for children beyond the classroom – from arts and crafts programs and book, drama and chess clubs, to math contests and both interscholastic and intramural sports, to student council membership and community service. These enriching experiences complement the strong academic training and moral and spiritual support that children receive every day, helping them to gain a fully rounded and fulfilling education.
St. Dominic Elementary School in Oyster Bay
St. Dominic Elementary School and the Waterfront Center of Oyster Bay have joined forces to offer the only STEM program on Long Island to combine the principles of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math with the sport of sailing.
Long Beach Catholic Regional School
Shows and plays, like the Christmas Pageant at Long Beach Catholic Regional School shown here, are an important part of helping to develop each student’s self confidence. They also are a favorite of parents.
Our Lady of Mercy Regional School in Cutchogue
Band is an option at every school. Here a young member of the band at Our Lady of Mercy Regional School in Cutchogue practices with his friends. An introduction to music is a part of every student’s school experience.
Our Lady of the Hamptons in Southampton
Many schools, like Our Lady of the Hamptons in Southampton have extensive programs in music, dance and theater.
St. Patrick School in Smithtown
During Catholic Schools Week (a week in January set aside to celebrate Catholic schools) there are a myriad of activities for students, parents and faculty. Shown here is magician/mentalist David Levitan as he entertains students at St. Patrick School in Smithtown.
St. Patrick School in Bay Shore
Students in all of the schools work towards receiving the Sacraments as part of their Religion class. Here we see second graders at St. Patrick School in Bay Shore at their First Holy Communion.
Holy Name of Mary school in Valley Stream
The choir of Holy Name of Mary school in Valley Stream was honored by being invited to perform in Washington DC at the 38th International Congress of Pueri Cantores.
St. Brigid/Our Lady of Hope in Westbury
Many schools offer Mock Trial as a way to familiarize students with the justice system. Participation helps students form and articulate of a cogent argument, and to build student’s public speaking skills and confidence. Here the Mock Trial club from St. Brigid/Our Lady of Hope in Westbury pose for a photo following their ‘day in court’ at St. John’s University.
St. Christopher’s School in Baldwin
A highlight of Catholic Schools Week at St. Christopher’s School in Baldwin is when the students take over the jobs of the teachers and principal. Here a student-led class works on problems introduced by one of their classmates.
Our Lady of Lourdes in Malverne
A significant difference in Catholic elementary school is the level of parental involvement. Our schools work in partnership with parents, our success is shared, and activities like Mother’s Day Tea at Our Lady of Lourdes in Malverne celebrate the family.
Technology Day at Adventureland
Students from across the Diocese participate in Technology Day at Adventureland in Farmingdale where work and play are combined.
Our Lady of Mercy School in Hicksville
‘Living History’ is a project at Our Lady of Mercy School in Hicksville where students are assigned a person from history to ‘become’. Their project includes a poster noting significant events and contributions, dressing as the character and delivering a short oral introduction to the character.
Our Lady of Lourdes School in West Islip
Students from 4th and 5th grades studying oceanography at Our Lady of Lourdes School in West Islip went on a trip on the Great South Bay to study the organisms that live in the local bays.