After School Enrichment Programs
St Nicholas participates with 36 other schools in the competitive Valley Christian Athletic League. Each year Middle School students have the opportunity to try out for a variety of teams. Girl's sports include: basketball, softball and volleyball. Boy's sports include: flag football, basketball, and baseball. St Nicholas teams routinely make the play-offs and championships. Our student athletes practice four days a week and sign a contract on displaying good sportsmanship and keeping up with their academic requirements. Each season concludes with a special awards banquet and dinner for players and parents in the St. Nicholas auditorium.
The following Art Workshops are available to students in grades K-8:
- Artistic Expression I grades K-3 includes: Students will develop their artistic expressions by experimenting with a variety of techniques using watercolor pencils, pastels, charcoal, oil crayon resist and acrylic paints.
- Drawing II grades 4-8 includes: SStudents will experience a more intensive study of drawing and painting while experimenting with various media, such as charcoal, ink, watercolor, acrylic paints, and pastels.
Students in grades 4-8 may try out for the St. Nicholas School Choir. Choir members bring beautiful voices to our church services at certain liturgies that are held during the school day. They also prepare to perform in our Christmas Extravaganza.
Children are introduced to a variety of dance styles, including ballet, creative movement, jazz, hip-hop and contemporary. The year culminates with an on-stage production held at California State University, Northridge.
Karate Workshops are available to students in grades Kindergarten – 8. This course teaches the basics of self defense, while incorporating safety and character development. The instructors are licensed in personal safety.
- Stranger Awareness
- Avoiding Confrontation
Soccer Shots is a non-competitive skills program that offers a high energy, fun, age-appropriate (Kinder-8 year olds) introduction to the wonderful game of soccer. Their innovative curriculum extends beyond physical activity to use creative, simple play activities that incorporate values like teamwork, encouragement and cooperation. They encourage the development of active lifestyle habits.