Mater Christi School

35 Hurst Avenue
Albany, NY  12208
Phone: 518.489.3111
Fax: 518.489.5865

Extracurricular Opportunities

Our students have the opportunity throughout the year to enjoy and learn from a wide variety of programs and events. This broadens their experience and helps them develop their interests, their confidence and their character.

Students may choose to become involved in any of these extracurricular opportunities which are offered for select grade levels:

  • Drama Club
  • Future City Competition
  • Amazing Athletes
  • Art Club/Cartooning Workshop
  • Tennis Lessons
  • CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) Basketball (grades 2-8)
  • Scripps National Spelling bee
  • National Geographic Geography bee
  • Siena College Writing Invitational
  • Creative Communications student publication
  • Black History Month Creative Expressions Contest
  • Diocesan Art Exhibit at the NYS Convention Center
  • Mater Christi Parish Youth Soccer program (ages 4-6)
  • Band Instrument Lessons
  • Piano Lessons
  • Voice Lessons
  • Banking Program

Students are encouraged and given opportunities to share their time and talents in service to others by:

  • Serving lunch at The Welcome Table, a local soup kitchen
  • Participating in clothing and food drives
  • Choosing and learning about a charity and holding a "free dress" day to raise money to support it
  • Providing necessities and gifts for families at Christmas
  • Making Easter baskets for the homebound
  • Making and bringing cards to area nursing homes patients

All students participate and experience these co-curricular experiences:

  • Assembly programs focusing on topics such as: Robotics, Chemistry, and Wildlife
  • Field trips to local historical, educational, and enrichment programs
  • In school speakers and presentations from programs such as The Scotia-Glenville Children's Museum
  • Field Day

In addition, 5th grade visits Lake George and Fort William Henry, 6th grade spends four days at Nature's Classroom in Silver Bay, NY and 7th grade visits the Aquarium and Science Museum in Boston.