A Preschool through 8th Grade Catholic Elementary School
After School Clubs
OLPH Students are encouraged to participate in activities after school as a way to promote personal development and friendships. When the school bell rings at the end of the day, learning continues in a more relaxed setting. Clubs cover a wide range of interests and meet once a week. Some clubs may meet before school. Click below to learn more about the clubs and activities we may offer.
Join us on an incredible journey as instructors help sharpen your skills in math, science, geography, language arts and reading through fun, hands-on thematic based activities. Science will come alive through our exploration of rocks and minerals, flight, weather, health and safety; explore math learning about money, geometry and shapes, travel to China, Ancient Egypt, Italy, Washington DC or Australia. Reading games involve the animal kingdom, ocean creatures and the Constitution! Build rock collections and excavate ancient tombs
Bricks 4 Kidz classes provide an extraordinary atmosphere for children, where we learn, we build, we play..with Lego Bricks. Programs are built around our proprietary model plans, designed by engineers and architects, with exciting themes such as space, construction, and amusement parks. Our specially designed project kits and theme-based models provide the building blocks for the Bricks 4 Kidz approach to educational play. At Bricks 4 Kidz, we believe that kids learn best through activities that engage their curiousity and creativity.
Chess-Ed is the premier chess education provider in Chicago. Their highly skilled and enthusiastic instructors are trained in classroom management and are able to creatively engage students. Chess-Ed has dominated competitive scholastic chess for over a decade in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Each week, students will receive a meaningful lesson directed at their skill set, taking the beginner through the formal basics and beyond, plus the continuing students through higher level material.
Creative Writing Club is a fun and welcoming place to let your imagination run wild and set your inner author free. We will use our imagination to write stories of all kinds and store them online in a digital portfolio.
This free after-school program is designed to meet the needs of students who want to reserve a quiet time to complete homework assignments without the distractions of home. Students find that Homework Club helps them organize and finish their work with greater efficiency. Monitored by a helpful teacher, Homework Club is offered four times a week for students in fourth through eighth grades.
Do you know the secret to a successful school year? We do...it is typing/keyboarding! Yes, reports and projects are in your future. Knowing how to type will save you a tremndous amount of time and definitely make school less stressful for you.
Do you love learning about government? Talking about politics? Concerned about social justice? Then this club is for you! The OLPH Student Council Club is open to all 8th graders. This club will arm you with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to become active, engaged leaders in their schools and communities.
Explore your creative talents! Make two and three dimensional craft projects. You will be using different craft materials such as felt, shells, color wires, pom-poms, feathers, gems, wood, crafts, paper mache boxes, pens, paint, and lanyard string.
Open to interested eighth graders, the yearbook experience is rewarding and fun. Students work with a teacher-moderator to create a nostalgic publication for their graduating class. Collecting pictures, working against deadlines, coming up with quotes and stories are all part of the job.
Each class will focus on a theme to direct our practice. This class will include sun salutations, yoga poses and games that help with focus and imagination. In addition, we will focus on relaxation, strengthening, calming the body through breath, building self-confidence and discovering ways to deal with stress. We will also create an art project inspired by our yoga practice.
“We have enjoyed being part of OLPH every single day-every activity, event, curricular, and extra has surpassed our expectations.”