Learning Beyond the Books
We’re incredibly proud of our unique, vibrant and diverse options of extra-curricular activities. Year-round, you will find academic, social and athletic programs geared towards the wellbeing of students and families alike. Reach out today to learn more about what we have to offer at St. Ignatius School, and feel free to get in touch anytime with questions.
**Most photos taken prior to COVID-19 Pandemic
St. Ignatius School Athletics
Each student at St. Ignatius School is offered an opportunity to participate in athletics. Starting at age 3, our cardinals learn the fundamentals of soccer and the value of teamwork and good sportsmanship from our dedicated coaches. Our fourth through eighth grade students are given the chance to participate in basketball (boys and girls), volleyball (girls), baseball, football, track, cross country and softball, and they compete against other Catholic and Christian schools.
Skill development and good sportsmanship are the main focus of our teams no matter the age or sport. While winning does help to provide validation for all of the hard work put on the field and court, the Cardinals athletic program stresses Christian leadership, character development, and teamwork above all else.
St. Ignatius School Clubs
Jr. BETA Club
"Let us lead by serving others" is the Jr. Beta Club's motto. Not only is the Jr. Beta Club a service club, but it is also a prestigious academic club that extraordinary junior high students are invited to become members. Students must maintain a 3.5 GPA and maintain superb conduct.
The Jr. Beta Club hosts many philanthropy projects throughout the school year such as: blood drives, canned food drives, coat & blanket drives, St. Jude cards, shoebox fill for soldiers, Beta boos, St. Joseph's altar, St. Charles christmas tree blessings, Miles Perret walk, hurricane relief help, homeless bags, MDA volunteer work, etc.
Students participate and plan these activities along with other socials and fundraisers at monthly meetings. Members also compete in various art and academic competitions at District Day, State Convention, and National Convention.
The Jr. Beta Club members are respectable leaders on St. Ignatius' campus. Please consider maintaining high grades and character in order to receive an invitation to join.
**Pictured is the 2020 Living Literature prior to COVID-19 pandemic
Through the years, the overall objective of 4-H has remained the same: the development of youth as individuals and productive citizens. 4-H serves the youth through a variety of methods, such as: organized club meetings, enrichment programs, camps, activities, and leadership programs on a school and parish level. Students can participate in activities and contest ranging from job interview, shooting sports, animal care, candy making, cooking, astronomy, livestock showing, sewing, photography, and many other topics that interest our youth of today. Our 4-H club hosted Blessing of the Pets, monthly club meetings, National 4-H Club Week, poster contest, Food Festival, and a Food Drive to benefit the Thenstead Center in Grand Coteau. Join 4-H and learn how to become a more productive citizen by living up to the standards listed in the 4-H Pledge.
Robotics Club & Maker Space
The St. Ignatius School Robotics Club is a robotics program for 6th - 8th grade students which is designed to get children excited about science, technology, engineering, programming and mathematics while teaching them valuable employment and life skills. Students will build and program an autonomous robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology. Throughout the year, students will explore problems that today’s scientists and engineers are trying to solve, develop an innovative solution to that problem, and share their findings with others. Throughout their work, teams are guided by the FLL (First LEGO® League) Core Values to build teamwork skills and make this a great experience for everyone involved.
To be considered, you must have a current teacher and past teacher fill out the recommendation form. If you are new to our school, you must provide a recommendation from a current teacher and a parent.
** Pictured are 2020 Robotics Team members at the State First Lego League competition. Photo taken prior to COVID 19 pandemic.