Clubs & Activities
• Altar Servers – For students in fifth grade through eighth grades, altar servers provide assistance to the priest during the Catholic Mass.
• Band – St. Joseph School works with the Instrumental Music of Baltimore to provide small group music instruction to our students.
• Choir - The Middle School Choir – The choir leads the school at Masses and joins the Drama Club (if open) in some of their productions. The choir also visits and sings Christmas carols for the retired Sisters at The Villa.
• Dance Club – Incorporates a variety of dance styles, including modern and jazz, with some ballet. Dancers (both boys and girls are welcome) will be introduced to the different kinds of dance, while later exploring the mechanics of the structure of each style, and finally learning a routing integrating all dance styles
• High School Placement Test Prep – Offered in October and November, this preparation class gives eighth grade students experience in organization skills, studying habits, and test-taking tips for the high school placement test.
• Robotics Club - (Grades 4-8) St. Joseph School works with the Baltimore Robotics Club to prepare for the Lego League Robotics Competition.
• Service Club – The service club meets weekly to work in various community projects. On Thursdays, the Service Club also manages the St. Joseph School tradition of making sandwiches for Our Daily Bread. Students make a difference by doing various small and simple community service activities for charitable organizations in the area.
• Student Council – The Student Council, which is the leadership of the student government, is an excellent introduction to civic responsibility and the democratic process. Officers are elected by the students in grades 6, 7, and 8. Student Council members meet with a teacher-facilitator to plan events involving school and community outreach.
• Yearbook Club – Understanding the basic elements of graphic design principles, Yearbook Club members are involved in as many aspects of managing the school’s annual yearbook as he or she desires. Taking photographs, designing book pages, and organizing various elements of the St. Joseph School yearbook are all parts of the process that students will learn.
National Junior Honor Society - One of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious organizations for middle school students, the National Junior Honor Society members are selected by the SJS chapter’s faculty for meeting high standards of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship.
“It’s Academic” Challenges – Students who join the “It’s Academic” challenge become members of the team, and develop a broad base of knowledge. The group has had a very successful record at the Archdiocese-wide competition.
• Academic Competitions - Various - are short-term clubs where student prepare for local competitions at other locations, such as the Catholic High School of Baltimore, Calvert Hall and the Institute of Notre Dame. Catholic High hosts a Math competition for middle school girls in October; seventh grade boys are invited to participate in the Calvert Hall Academic Olympics in March; and IND hosts a competition encompassing five academic subjects in April.