There are many opportunities for students to participate at SLCS. All grade levels, interests, and abilities have programs available to help students remain active, stimulated, and happy. These activities enhance the learning environment and add to the well-rounded education they receive.
St. Louis Catholic School believes that faith is not just for religion class. Opportunities to live and practice the Catholic faith occur on a daily basis. The following are a few ways our students live their faith at SLCS.
Students from PreK to 8th grade are grouped together as a “family” and matched with a teacher. These faith families participate together in Advent and Lent activities, as well as Field Day.
Students in grades 5-8 serve as altar servers. They serve at Mass and at funerals scheduled during the school day.
Students serve as readers, offertory gift bearers, and choir members at weekly Masses during the school year.
6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are paired with 1st grade, PreK, and Kindergarten, respectively. This arrangement creates a friendship between the older and younger students as well as helping younger students stay focused.
We offer more than just a classroom education at SLCS, we provide an expanded experience for students to explore the arts, science, math, and competitive activities. Discover our exciting offerings below.
PSIA is a state wide comprehensive academic extracurricular program offering contests in Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, Speech, and Fine Arts. Students compete in teams of 3 per grade level in each academic event. Ribbons are awarded to the top 6 in each event in each District.
Choir students have the privilege to sing at school Masses, as well as one or two concerts each semester.
Using LEGO Mindstorms robotic kits, students learn how to apply basic engineering and coding to create cool robots that can perform various tasks.
Part of our mission statement is to “prepare the leaders of tomorrow.” SLCS develops and encourages leadership activities through a variety of organizations and school activities, as noted below.
The Cougars Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society promotes the ideals of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship. A focus on service and leadership prepares the students to be productive leaders in society, as stated in the school mission statement. Additional information and selection criteria can be found in the document and website links below.
The St. Louis Catholic School Student Council serves as the student government for our school. The officers and representatives are elected from grades 6th-8th and serve one year terms. Student Council members receive leadership training throughout the year in keeping with our school’s mission statement.
Students in grades 5-8 can participate in athletic programs made possible through our participation in the Austin Inter-Parochial Schools League.
5th-8th Boys: Flag Football, Golf
7th-8th Boys: Tackle Football, Cross-Country
5th-8th Girls: Volleyball, Golf, Cross-Country
5th-8th Boys/Girls: Basketball
5th-8th Boys/Girls: Soccer, Golf, Track & Field, Tennis
5th-8th Girls: Cheerleading