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Enrichment Programs

St. Nicholas of Tolentine School develops well rounded children through daily enrichment classes and a wide range of extracurricular activities.   We are proud of our heritage and respect all cultures.

Music Education

Students develop poise, self-confidence and a sense of teamwork through participation in many musical groups.  Students as young as first grade play musical instrument and participate in the school choir.  Music education is an essential part of our curriculum.  Research students suggest that students who take music lessons and participate in related activities have higher IQs.     ​​

  • Primary Chorus 

  • Junior High Chorus 

  • Beginning Violin 

  • String Orchestra 

  • Beginning Band

  • Senior Band 

  • Percussion Club 

  • Guitar Classes

  • Private Lessons

Spanish

Provided to classes in Kindergarten to 8th grade through the University of Notre Dame ECLIP Program. Apart of our daily curriculum, our Spanish lessons allow children to learn the basics of the language, such as what sounds the letters make and build foundational reading skills. We introduce students to the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures.

Visual Arts

Our visual arts program is designed to introduce students to various forms of visual art, including painting, drawing and mixed media. The program emphasizes the development of critical thinking skills, creativity, and self-expression. The visual arts program plays an important role in fostering a lifelong appreciation of art and culture.

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Dance

Our school offers ballroom dance classes for students in 6th through 8th grade as part of the curriculum. Ballroom dance program typically includes a variety of dances such as the waltz, foxtrot, tango, cha cha, rumba, and swing. Students typically start with the basics of each dance, including posture, footwork, and timing.

 

In addition, we also provide ballet and folkloric dance lessons for students from kindergarten through 8th grade. The ballet and folklore dance curriculum is a structured program that encompasses both classical ballet and traditional folk dance.

Theater Arts - Drama

The drama curriculum for 5th through 8th grade students typically focuses on building foundational skills in acting, improvisation, and stagecraft. Students learn how to use their bodies and voices to create characters, express emotions, and communicate with an audience. Overall, the drama curriculum encourages creativity, teamwork, and self-expression, while also fostering an appreciation for the performing arts.

Gym

Students meet in the gym and have opportunities to experience exposure to many different sports and fitness.  General health concepts are infused through research on personal or classroom topics or interest.

Innovation Lab

Our brand new Innovation Lab offers students hands on experience in STEM (Science, Technlogy, Engineering, Math). The lab features a wide variety of technology including a 3D printer. 

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