In addition to outstanding academic programs, St. Dominic School offers a number of programs and extracurricular activities to further enrich our students’ Catholic education in keeping with our philosophy of educating the whole child.
The California Junior Scholarship Federation, an affiliate of the California Scholarship Federation (high school level), is a statewide organization which is also affiliated with the Association of California School Administrators. The CJSF was founded in 1967 for the purpose of fostering high standards of scholarship, service, and citizenship in the junior high school grades. The required standards are set by the state.
Students in seventh and eighth grade must apply for membership within the first two weeks of each trimester; membership is renewed only through application. Point values are assigned to grades earned in English, Reading/Literature, Spanish, Mathematics, Religion, Science, and Social Studies. Conduct, homework, and effort grades each trimester must be no lower than a B-.
Students may earn CJSF honors if they have been on CJSF for two trimesters in seventh grade and two trimesters in eighth grade. Honor award students shall be eligible for associate membership in the CSF upon entering the high school of their choice. Members may earn a membership pin and official gold seal at their Junior High graduation.
One of the primary objectives of the Catholic education is the development of Christian leadership. Responsibilities of citizenship are an important part of the students’ education. Through their participation on the Student Council, students learn responsibility, develop school spirit, and are given opportunities for the development of leadership skills. The student government program also provides services to the school, church, and community. Student Council is comprised of elected members in Grades 6-8 with representatives in Grades 3-5. Meetings are held weekly and class representatives are invited periodically.
The aim of St. Dominic School is to give every boy and girl an opportunity to receive and participate in a varied athletic program which helps to raise the self-esteem of each participant. Students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular programs including sports provided that they meet conduct and effort requirements in school.
Volunteers for coaching make extracurricular athletics possible. All volunteers are expected to follow school policies and guidelines.
Junior Knicks Program (to encourage a love of sports in our 1st-4th graders. We focus on virtues, good sportsmanship, teamwork, and FUN! We teach fundamentals and rules of the game, and prepare our students to compete against other schools once they reach 5th-8th grade.
Boys Flag Football
At St. Dominic School, we invite 7th and 8th graders to apply for our student yearbook staff. Staffers use school cameras to capture moments throughout the year that are displayed in our amazing yearbooks. Our student staffers help create our covers, collages, borders, and videos.
Each year our junior high school students perform a play, which builds confidence, concentration, creativity, and communication skills. Our recent performances include Mary Poppins, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Alice in Wonderland, and Peter Pan.
Band/orchestra is offered for students seeking further musical expression. Our school music teacher leads the band/orchestra, which meets before school in the Parish Hall for practice.
The St. Dominic School Extension Program offers quality and affordable before and after school care for students currently enrolled in Kinder to Eighth Grade. The before-school program is available beginning at 6:30 a.m., and the after-school program lasts until 6:00 p.m. This program offers activities and services in a Christian environment, complementary to the mission and philosophy of our school and families.
There are several options available to serve the needs of our families. Students may utilize this program before-school only, after-school only, both before and after school, or on a drop-in basis.
St. Dominic School offers Choice Lunch as a hot-lunch option for students.
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