St. Benedict Catholic School supports a number of programs to engage its students in learning and life outside the classroom. Some of these programs are short trimester-long commitments, while others last the entire school year.
After School Programs (Winter 2018/19)
For the last 25 years, St. Benedict Catholic School has teamed with Mr. Sean Richarz, the Band teacher at Bishop Blanchet High School, to provide our students in grades 5-8 with an opportunity to participate in the school’s Band program.
The St. Benedict Catholic School Band is for beginning and experienced player and meets twice a week during the school year.
Students in grades 3 – 8 are invited to join the Sanctus Liturgical Choir. This choir meets after school once a week throughout the school year. This rehearsal time is used to prepare the choir to lead the school in liturgical songs twice a month during school Masses.
Registration form: PDF
Each year St. Benedict Catholic School students have the opportunity to assist the school and parish by acting as altar servers during school and parish Masses. Altar servers carry the processional cross, hold the Roman Missal for the priest celebrant, help prepare the altar for the Liturgy of the Eucharist, assist the priest when he receives the gifts during the offertory, wash the hands of the priest, and assist the priest celebrant as necessary during Mass. This role is open to all Catholic students, regardless of their parish affiliation, who are enrolled in 5th – 8th grade.
If you are interested in being an altar server or have any questions about this ministry, please email Joe Fellores at email@example.com or contact the Parish Office.
N Seattle Catholic Youth is a youth ministry partnership between seven parishes in the North Seattle area, including St. Benedict Parish. Middle School meets on Sunday evenings from 5:00 pm to 6:45 pm at St. Catherine Parish (814 NE 85th St, Seattle). Students gather together for a time of fun and faith-sharing, and conclude the evening with a free, healthy meal. This programs runs most Sundays from October 7 to June 9. For a complete calendar and more information, please go to www.nscy.org.
Feel free to contact Youth Ministry Director, Kate Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-488-5970.
Each spring students in our 5th – 8th grade are invited to audition for the Spring Musical. Participation in the musical is a decades old rite of passage for the older students at St. Benedict. All students are welcome to participate as an actor, member of the chorus, or part of the stage crew. Auditions take place each January.
The annual Talent Show is an opportunity for all students (PS-8) to share their special talents with the school students and other special guests. This event takes place at the end of January during Catholic School Week.
Knitting classes will be held on Tuesdays beginning October 8, 2019 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Reading Room. Bring knitting needles and yarn (if you have some). Instructors: Margaret Vance and Jane Fellores (grandmothers of current students).
Permission slip: PDF
Chess club provides an opportunity for students of all ages to learn about and play Chess. The current session started on Tuesday, October 1st. There are 11 sessions ending on December 10th.
Open to Kindergarten to 4th grade, the hands-on class will explore real-world concepts physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as: Boats, Snowmobiles, and Battletracks! Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas. Classes will be from 3:05 to 4:35 p.m. starting Wednesday, October 9 through December 18, 2019.
Registration is now open at https://play-well-registration.com/registration/new/82133.