For the School Year 2020-2021, all afterschool clubs and activities have been suspended due to the COVID-19 guidelines. We will re-evaluate the status of clubs and afterschool activities when conditions permit.
After School Activities
During the school year, St. Ignatius teachers and outside organizations sponsor after school activities clubs to enrich our students experience at St. Ignatius and allow them to explore various interests. Information about these activities (dates, times, etc) is sent home as they begin during the school year.
Boy Scouts Troop 230:
Jodi Litus, Scoutmaster – 215-736-8241
A program for boys age 10-18 of all faiths sponsored by the parish following the guidelines of the BSA with a special emphasis on being faithful in their religious duties. A strong outdoor activity schedule, as well as service to the parish and the community characterizes this group.
Cub Scouts Pack 230:
David Iannacone, Cubmaster
Provides opportunities for boys ages 6-10 of all faiths to “reach out” into a wider community while maintaining the link with more secure foundations such as the home, the church and school. Based on individualism, human dignity, loving and serving God and others, the program encourages its youth and leaders to be faithful in their religious duties while being useful and participating citizens.
Girl Scouts Troop 21363:
Moderators: Mary Beth Flatley – 215-321-6516
The Girl Scouts of St. Ignatius School (Troop 21363) meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. We currently have 2nd, 4th and 5th grade scouts. The program encourages opportunities in badge activities, participation in service projects, building of faith and friendships and the chance to build confidence and pride in themselves and their accomplishments.
Venture Crew 230:
A coed program for youth from age 14-20 of all faiths based on providing high adventure opportunities for growth and team building, while being faithful in their religious duties.
Basketball: Steve Nash
Track/Cross Country: Greg Sargent
The St. Ignatius Sports Program is dedicated to the spiritual and physical development of the youth of St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Parish in Yardley, PA. Christian Sportsmanship, Christian Teamwork and Sports Fundamentals are the three legged stool upon which the program is built and conducted under the auspices of the Catholic Youth Ministries of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Cross Country, Basketball, and Track & Field are offered.
HSPT Math Prep Class:
Moderator: Mrs. Casey
An after school review course for the math section of the HSPT (high school entrance test used by many area high schools) is offered to 8th graders in the fall and 7th graders in the spring.
Moderator: Mrs. Reeth
The LEGO Club meets on selected Wednesday’s. The club provides a hands-on, project based, creative, and team building exploration for children in grades 1 to 4. Each meeting has a theme or challenge for the members to build. The club meets from 3:30 to 4:30 in the 1B classroom. In order to give more students the opportunity to attend LEGO Club it is divided into two sessions, October to January and February to May.
Moderator: Mrs. Ginter
Students will create and design their own worlds, working together, with our school subscription to the educational version of Minecraft. At the end of each session (twice a year), the parents will be invited to a presentation where the club members will exhibit their projects.
Music Lessons (Westminster Conservatory of Music):
Westminster Conservatory offer music programs on-site at Saint Ignatius on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Students are offered classes in piano, voice, guitar, and other instruments. Evaluations are conducted each spring, and the students have the opportunity to participate in recitals organized by the conservatory. The Westminster Conservatory office is located in the school building, and the telephone number for that office is 215-493-3514; their website can be accessed here.
Director: Mary Alice LaMorte, Samantha Fleming
Spiritual Director: Fr. Brownholtz
The 7th and 8th grade students at St. Ignatius have the opportunity to participate in the production of the annual Passion Play which has been a St. Ignatius School tradition since 1983. Our 5th & 6th grade students have the opportunity to work behind the scenes on the lighting, props, and sound. Students work hard throughout Lent to prepare for the production on the Friday of Palm Sunday weekend. The production is a prayerful yet entertaining family event that draws a sellout audience from the parish community. The students work to sharpen their acting and public speaking skills while enjoying fellowship with their classmates during the production process.
Moderator: Miss Barker
Do you like to go on scavenger hunts? Do you like to take walks in the woods? Then you might like to try Geocaching! This is a new hobby that I started doing last summer and I love it. I decided to offer an after school club to teach the children how to do this fun activity. It's a way for families to get outside and have fun together while getting exercise and learning about new places in your neighborhood.
Moderators: Mrs. Casey
Students participate in a contest to develop and model a sustainable city of the future. Students work with an engineering mentor during the process and then present their model at a contest in Philadelphia.
The Reading Olympics program aims to inspire a lifelong love of reading in our students as well as build comprehension and critical literacy skills. A book list is established by the Bucks County Intermediate unit, and students are encouraged to read as many books as they can on the list. Then, the teams meet after school with the faculty moderators to discuss the books and prepare for the competition which is held in the late spring where St. Ignatius competes with other area elementary schools.