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Extracurricular Activities

St. Rita Catholic School strives to offer a wide range of extracurricular activities to enhance the curriculum as well as the social and physical development of each child.  These activities can vary from year to year depending on factors such as student interest, parent volunteers, facility availability, staff supervision, etc.  Spanish foreign language, music, physical education, technology, art, and daily religion classes are a part of the curriculum within the normal school day for all students.

Art Club

Art Club is an after-school program provided for interested students in grades four through eight. The participants investigate art concepts, theory, skills, and media to develop an appreciation for art in all its forms.

Students in grades 5-8 may participate in the Catholic School Interscholastic Sports Program, which offers sports competition between local diocesan junior highs.  Sports offered include co-ed soccer, girls' and boys' basketball, boys' baseball, girls' softball, co-ed volleyball, flag football, and track.  Click here for more detailed information on our athletics program at St. Rita. 
Drama Club
Students in grades 4-8 will prepare and perform a one-act play in a competition showcase at Nolan Catholic High School. This activity meets after school.
Engineering & Robotics Club
Teams of students in grades 5-8, coached by parent engineers, build Lego Robotics kits for demonstration and local competitions.  This STEM activity takes place outside of school hours.
Music Ministry
Music ministry is open to junior high students wishing to give of their time and musical talent to supporting music during school Masses.  Students who sing or play instruments are especially encouraged to join.
National Junior Honor Society
National Junior Honor Society is open to 7th and 8th grade students who meet the required numeric grade point average and are selected for membership by committee review.  Student members are expected to attend meetings during the school day, participate in group service projects, complete required service hours as well as demonstrate leadership, service, and academic achievement.  Induction is held annually in May.
Private Schools Interscholastic Association (PSIA)
PSIA is an educational organization serving all privately-schooled grade 1–8 students in Texas. Saint Rita Catholic School participates in the annual academic contests in the spring that include Math, Science, Language Arts, Speech, Social Studies, and Fine Arts.
Running Club
Students in grades 1-4 learn the basics of running, and enjoy the camaraderie of a running group after school. Race participation is strongly encouraged but not required and does require outside fees.

Boys in grades 1-5 can join Cub Scouts for camping, fishing, pinewood derby, boat races, and community service activities in fun and adventurous settings.  In Boy Scouts, boys in grades 6-12 learn and build leadership skills through organizing monthly campouts, performing community service, staying active through sports and games, exploring careers, and taking responsibility for their personal advancement.

Spelling Bee
Spelling Bees for grades 1-3 and 4-8 are held annually during National Catholic Schools Week.  Winners advance to local and regional competitions.  Study lists are given to students in advance.
Science Fair
Science Fair experiments are conducted annually by 7th grade students.  Projects are on display for judging during National Catholic Schools Week.

Community Programs

  • Girls K-12th grade can join this Christian girls' scouting organization that focuses on faith, service, and fun.  Girls earn badges, work in teams, and develop leadership skills through participation in our program.  St. Maria Goretti charters Troop TX1508, which St. Rita students are specifically invited to join.

  • An archery range located in east Fort Worth is open on Saturdays for ages 4-adult.  Classes and equipment available for this fun activity!  Free family days are offered quarterly.

  • Children of all ages are invited to play sports at the YMCA.  St. Rita students usually live closest to the Eastside YMCA but additional branches are located all over Fort Worth.  Seasonal sports are offered year-round including soccer, basketball, and flag football.