STUDENT LIFE

Life of a Lion

At St. Giles School, student learning goes beyond the classroom to include a variety of extra-curricular experiences designed to enhance the building blocks of learning.

Enrichment Classes & Clubs

Each trimester brings a diverse collection of after-school programming. From building robots and learning the mandolin to acting and art, enrichment courses aim to introduce new skills, sharpen emerging ones and feed curiosity. Band and choirs begin in fourth grade and several clubs are offered to middle school students, such as Safety Patrol, Ambassadors Club and Yearbook.

More than 100 students participate in band each year.

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Athletics

Competitive team sports are offered for fourth grade and up and include volleyball, soccer, basketball, cross country and track and field. St. Giles School competes in the Classic League against eight other schools in Chicago and the west suburbs. With a no-cut policy, we pride ourselves on giving any interested student the chance to experience the power of teamwork and shared goals.

During the 2019-2020 season, our co-ed seventh and eighth-grade soccer teams both took first place in the Classic League.

We love that during after school enrichment programs, our kids could be doing anything from building a motor-operated gadget, to playing floor hockey, to rehearsing for the upcoming musical, to playing chess, to cooking with the produce grown in the school’s gardens.

– Patrick W., father of three St. Giles students, Class of '24, Class of '27 and Class of '30

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After School Program

Kids Klub

Before and after-school care is open to any Lion – no wait list, no commitments and you only pay for what you use.

Before care begins at 7 am and after-care ends at 6 pm

School Traditions

From the annual Christmas pageant to the Catholic Schools Week student-teacher volleyball match to the May Crowning, every school year is punctuated by special moments only experienced in the halls of St. Giles School.

Each year, the 8th-grade class produces and performs a play, a special collaborative experience that includes every member of the graduating class.

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NOTE: Circumstances related to the COVID-19 virus may require us to modify our enrichment, athletics and events to align with public health policy.