Extended School Day And Year
For non-NativityMiguel model schools, the school day typically ends around 2:30pm. Our school, like all NativityMiguel model schools, offers and extended school day. Our academic classes end daily at 3:00 p.m., after which learning continues in an hour-long study hall for all students. From 4:00pm until 4:45pm, we run our after school program with numerous extracurricular activities offered, providing students with a well-rounded education. Some of our after school program offerings include: Cross Country, Storytelling Club, Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS), Chess Club, American Sign Language (ASL) Club, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Club, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Dance Club, Mock Trial, Reading Olympics, Drama Club, and Art Club. In addition, we participate in the Marywood Strings Project, which is a weekly, pre-collegiate string program for students ages 5-18. Students learn in small-group lessons in violin, viola, cello, and double bass; participate in orchestra; and perform in a winter and spring concert on the campus of Marywood University.
In addition to our extended school day, we also have an extended school year, just like all NativityMiguel model schools. During the summer months, which is the formal start of our academic year, students engage in a four-week Summer Program, during which students engage in academic enrichment in the fields of Math, English Language Arts, and Writing. There are also opportunities for team-building activities and relationship-building with our partner institutions, like the SPARK program at the University of Scranton.