Clubs & Activities
Our enrichment programs support our curriculum by offering students additional opportunities to explore their interests and develop their talents. And, the classes are all taught by experts in their field. Our enrichment offerings vary from year to year as they are based on student interest.
Students in Grades 3-6 can pursue painting in the Impressionist style or explore ceramics. Painters will examine the works of Monet, Renoir, and Post-impressionists, Van Gogh and Seurat. Students will create a painting on canvas board using acrylic paint and a palette knife. Potters will will have the opportunity to explore hand building and practice throwing on the pottery wheels as well as use our extruder and slump molds. Sculptural or functional directions in clay are options.
The athletic program at Oak Hill is built on a solid philosophy of youth sports that focuses on encouraging everyone to be involved, provides all students the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities. This program, headed by the Youth Sports Coordinator, offers Oak Hill students the chance to compete on teams as members of the Catholic Youth Council (CYC). This organization is operated by the Archdiocese of St. Louis and serves thousands of youths in our area. Athletic facilities at Oak Hill include two gymnasiums, indoor swimming pool, four playing fields, eight tennis courts, and outdoor track.
Oak Hill Youth Sports includes Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track & Field, and Volleyball.
Bricks 4 Kids are afterschool classes designed to be educational and fun. We teach children principles of science, technology, engineering and architecture utilizing LEGO® Bricks to build motorized models. Each lesson is unique and designed to engage your child’s mind. They could build a spinning satellite or a snapping alligator while learning some of the science behind them.
Chess is a game that incorporates patience, strategy, honesty, critical thinking, and good sportsmanship. Oak Hill students JK-Grade 6 have the opportunity to participate in Chess Club classes each semester.
The class sponsored by COCA (Center for Creative Arts) introduces grades 1-3 to the world of dance styles, which may include jazz, modern, swing dance, hip-hop, and more. Students will gain knowledge, techniques, and the vocabulary of dance while having fun moviing.
Looking for an exciting new physical activity for your child? Now they can participate in a sport that develops athleticism, critical thinking, sportsmanship and competitiveness. Fencing provides children in grades 1-6 a dynamic and creative outlet for their energies. Its intensity and fast pace will keep them coming back for more!
The Handbell Choir teaches Oak Hill students a new joy for music as well as discipline and teamwork. Students master the reading of sheet music and learn to perform with poise and percision. The Handbell Choir performs for the Oak Hill community and beyond.
Using interactive demonstrations, crafts, and games, kids learn how the body and organs work, how to use instruments that real doctors use, first aid, and even how to tie knots like a real surgeon. Each child gets their own white coat and doctor kit to keep. Small classes are led by a certified Little Medical School teacher, ensuring individual attention. Each child receives a diploma as a “graduate” of the Little Medical School at the completion of this course.
Liturgy Choir is open to all fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students at Oak Hill. The choir meets weekly for practice and sings for all Oak Hill Masses and on all special Feast Days.
Classes are designed to spark the imagination and curiosity of children by providing them with fun, interactive, and educational lessons that instill a clear understanding about science and how it affects the world.
Abra-Kid-Abra allows students to study magic tricks while learning reading and writing skills in conjunction with MAP and ISAT standards. Students in K-Grade 6 will build presentation skills and confidence as well as communication and art skills.
The Robotics Club- FLL (First Lego League) is an after school club offered to Oak Hill students. This Robotics Club engages younger children in playful and meaningful learning while helping them to discover the fun in science and technology. The OH Bots have two real world challenges facing scientists and engineers today; they are the Robot Game and the Project.
The Robot Game: teams design, build, program and test autonomous robot that must perform a series of tasks, or missions.
The Project: teams research a real-world problem in the field of the Challenge theme, create an innovative solution, and share their findings with the community.
Twice each school year students audition to perform at the Bellarmine Speech League Meets. Students in grades six through eight from schools in the Archdiocese of St. Louis participate in these meets. Being on the Speech Team builds students' self-esteem and self-confidence as well as develops their speaking and performing skills.
Students in grades one through six have the opportunity to learn leadership skills through involvement and participation in the Oak Hill Student Council. All students are part of the council with sixth grade students serving as officers and student representatives elected from each homeroom. Officers and representatives must follow an elective process of nomination, platform development, speech making, voting, and acceptance of office.
Student Council meetings are held twice a month and offer the representatives the opportunity to present the thoughts and ideas of their classmates for consideration. Students learn to be responsible and develop and practice the skills of listening, communicating, planning, organizing, and problem solving. Attitudes of tolerance, compassion, respect, fairness, and courtesy are modeled by the officers and expected of every member of Student Council.
Girls in grades 5 and 6 will practice a variety of yoga poses including sun salutations, balancing, and forward bends. The focus of the weekly classes—more movement or more relaxation—will be geared to the needs of the students. Student will be taught breathing and relaxation techniques to ease anxiety and more challenging poses that help them focus. The goal is for everyone to leave feeling calm and relaxed.