National Center for Education Statistics
“Extracurricular activities provide a channel for reinforcing the lessons learned in the classroom, offering students the opportunity to apply academic skills in a real-world context, and are thus considered part of a well-rounded education.”
Overview of Extracurricular Activities
To complement our strong academic program, Saint Luke School offers a wide range of extracurricular activities.
In addition to such time-honored traditions as Field Day and the Green and Gold Classic, CYO teams in track, tennis and basketball. For additional information regarding CYO, visit https://www.arlingtondiocese.org/catholic-sports/nvjcyo/.
Saint Luke School students can join various clubs throughout their years at Saint Luke School. Following is a list of clubs in which students participated in recent years:
- Crossing Guards
- Leadership Training Program (LTP)
- Digital Media (Student Newspaper)
- Cub Scouts
- Boy Scouts
- Girls Scouts
- Battle of the Books
Saint Luke School Choir
Mr. William Tell, Director
The Saint Luke School Choir sings weekly for all School Masses and other special school and church events across the school year. The choir is dedicated to offering fostering excellent musicianship in our Catholic youth. Our goal is to teach children the fundamentals of music and artistic expression in a solid, religious community, where they can become active in church liturgies and celebrate the worship of God through singing.
The St. Luke School Choir is open to singers from third grade through eighth grade. Choir music includes Gregorian chant, classical motets, folk and contemporary liturgical music.
In addition to its music ministry at Mass, the choir participates in the Diocesan Music Festival, an annual gathering of choral ensembles from different schools throughout the Diocese of Arlington, where they experience music from and with other young singers and receive useful feedback on their own performance. In 2018 the choir sang in concert with the Saint Luke Church Festival choir and also at the HersheyPark Choir Festival, where the choir received excellent ratings in the Middle/Secondary School Vocal Division.
SAINT LUKE CHURCH CHILDREN’S CHOIR PROGRAMS
At St. Luke Church, there is an after-school Children’s Choir Program entitled Choristers for students in Grades 2-7. It is led by Benjamin Smedberg and meets on Thursdays from 4:30 – 5:15, from mid-September to early May. Contact Paul Skevington for more information: [email protected] or 703 356 0670.