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Upper School - Two dozen activities and clubs offer a variety of opportunities for students to develop personal and team-building skills – and have fun. Programs focus on a wide range of subjects, from service and spiritual life to academic clubs and competitions.

Middle School - Numerous extracurricular clubs and activities, including ballet, robotics, theatrical productions, student council and mentoring opportunities with Lower School students provide many options for students to explore areas of interest and find sparks for future endeavors.

Lower School - After-school clubs, ballet (ages 8 and up) and classes keep the fun and learning going after the bell rings.

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Visitation Upper School co-curricular programs are designed to offer a variety of opportunities for students to develop personal and team-building skills – and have fun.

In addition to the robust academic programs enjoyed in the Visitation Middle School, we offer many activities to build confidence and awareness in our students' lives.

Academic & Community

  • Advisory program
  • Assemblies
  • Birthday celebrations
  • Chicago choir trip (Grade 8)
  • Christmas Concert
  • Class parties
  • Class retreats
  • Diversity awareness activities
  • Exploratory Day
  • Family picnics
  • Field trips (curriculum-based)
  • Friday Friends (multi-grade groups)
  • Geography Bee
  • Grandparents’ Day
  • Holiday celebrations
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
  • Mother-Daughter Tea (Grade 8)
  • Orchestra concerts
  • Prayer Partners (multi-grade groups)
  • Quiz Bowl (Grade 8)
  • Spring concert
  • Welcome events
  • Winter Fun Week

Faith & Service

  • Advent liturgies
  • All-School Mass celebrations
  • Ash Wednesday prayer service
  • Christmas Stocking Project
  • Feed My Starving Children community service
  • First Friday Masses
  • Flag-raising and Opening Mass
  • Food & clothing drives
  • Founders’ Day
  • Holy Day celebrations
  • Lenten projects
  • Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly penpals
  • May Crowning of our Blessed Mother
  • Middle School Masses
  • Retreats
  • Stations of the Cross

Athletics

Basketball, soccer, softball and swim/dive teams are open to students beginning in grade six.

Starting in grade seven, Middle School students may try out for several high school-level sports.

See the Athletics page for more information.

In addition to the comprehensive academic programs enjoyed in the Visitation Lower School, we offer many activities to build confidence and awareness in our students' lives.

Academic & Community

  • After-school enrichment clubs (click to register)
  • Author-in-Residence Program
  • Author visits
  • Back-to-School Celebrations
  • Book fairs
  • Christmas Concert and Festival
  • Class parties
  • Convocations
  • DARE Program (Grade 5)
  • Diversity awareness activities
  • Field Day
  • Field trips
  • Genius Hour/Design for Change projects
  • Grandparents’ Day
  • Holiday celebrations
  • Maker Space activities
  • Merrie Market
  • Move-up Day
  • Multi-grade activities
  • Orchestra concerts
  • Parent Association parent parties
  • Piano recitals
  • Robotics (Grade 5)
  • Spring Showcase
  • STEAM Integration
  • Summer camps
  • Welcome Picnic

Faith & Service

  • Advent prayer services
  • All-school masses
  • Ash Wednesday
  • Catholic Schools Week celebrations
  • Christmas Stocking Project
  • First Communion celebration (Grade 2)
  • Flag-Raising and Opening Mass
  • Food & Clothing Drive
  • Founders’ Day
  • Holy day celebrations
  • Lenten projects
  • Liturgy
  • May Crowning of our Blessed Mother
  • Retreats
  • Service projects (on and off campus)
  • Stations of the Cross

Athletics

Athletics opportunities abound for our Lower School students. Starting in kindergarten, students may compete on a Catholic Athletic Association swim/dive team; and basketball, soccer and softball teams are open to students in fifth grade. Many summer camps and clinics are offered to Lower School children.

See the Athletics page for more information.