4832 Highland Ave.

Downers Grove, IL 60515

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Monday to Friday

Student Activities

Student Activities

The Mission of AHG is “Building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country.” AHG offers girls ages 5-18 the opportunity to put their faith in action and develop a deeper relationship with God through scouting activities, retreats, and service.

Meetings are twice a month typically the 1st and 3rd Mondays from 4:00-5:30. Registration is always open. To sign up please complete the AHG signup form and submit to the parish office. You can find more information about the AHG ministry and Program at www.americanheritagegirls.org.

This is a great opportunity for students who love to draw, paint, and get creative! Students explore different art materials and methods (drawing, painting, collage, 3-D art, printmaking, etc.) in an open-studio environment.

Students in grades 4 through 8 are invited to participate in the St. Joseph school band.  Our bands will perform a Christmas concert, spring concert and at several school Masses. Piano lessons start as early as Kindergarten and will perform two recitals per year.

Lessons are provided by Band for Today.

Book Club helps students make real-life, personal connections to characters or events in the book including hands-on activities, critical thinking scenarios, and reader’s theater skits taken from scenes in the book.

Develop your child’s intellect through the fun game of chess! Current research has shown a strong link between chess and academic performance in a variety of areas, including mathematics and language arts. Also, chess has been proven to enhance motivation, concentration, focus, social skills, and creativity.

No previous knowledge of chess is necessary. Each class will consist of a fun, interactive teaching period and guided practice time. Both new and returning participants are welcome and will get to the next level under the guidance of an experienced Chess Scholars coach. There will also be a chess competition with prizes towards the end of the session! Each child will receive a participation medal and a chess keychain.

These award-winning, super-tasty and exciting classes captivate kids as they explore making, eating and sharing very yummy, healthy, fresh, and sustainable foods not always found on kids plates. Classes provided by Sticky Fingers.

Through theatre games and activities, students will learn various creative drama techniques to build confidence and encourage imagination, team building, and role-play. The course will feature a 10-15 minute presentation at the end of the last class. Everyone is welcome to attend!

This is a great opportunity to help your child develop problem-solving skills, improve their memory and enhance their communication skills – while having tons of fun.

Classes provided by Stacey De Music.

Students learn a variety of drawing techniques in this 10 week program run by Young Rembrandts.
French & Advanced Spanish: Weekly full immersion classes, covering vocabulary, conversation, culture and more. These classes are run by The Language Labs.

Our after-school enrichment classes provide an exciting atmosphere for students to construct unique creations, play games, and have loads of fun using LEGO® bricks. The activities are designed to trigger boys and girls lively imaginations and build their self-confidence. At Bricks 4 Kidz® we are focused on introducing students to principles of science, technology, engineering, architecture and math. We promote problem solving and higher level thinking with all of our themed units.

This is an extracurricular club designed to support and accelerate the development of math skills, test taking strategies and the importance of good sportsmanship and teamwork.

Our running club will provide a healthy experience for students, both in mind and body. Students will bond through fellowship, practice goal
setting with an emphasis on the virtues of fidelity and diligence, and develop healthy habits.

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls–all girls–where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adults, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives — like strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.

Girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Through the many enriching experiences provided by Girl Scouts, they can grow courageous and strong.

Troops are formed by grade; meeting times and dates vary by grade.  For more information, please contact St. Joseph School Office to obtain contact information for the Troop Leader for your daughter’s grade.

Cub Scout Pack 81

Cub Scouting is open to all boys in Grades 1 through 5, or age 6 through 11. The entire Pack meets once per month in the School Hall. Individual Den meetings (one per grade level) are held once or twice per month in various locations.

Registration Info: $35 dues per Scout for the year. Payable by cash or check on Registration Night.

New Scouts may join at any time during the school year by calling our Cubmaster. Come to any of our upcoming events and talk to our scouts and leaders to learn what scouting is all about.  We especially want to invite any Tigers (1st graders) who could not make it to our Registration Night.

Extracurricular club that allows students to experience science concepts in action.

The violin program welcomes all students 1st through 4th graders for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year to join the St. Joseph Violin Program. Students participate in weekly lessons and group classes in preparation for the Winter and Spring Recitals. The program is run by Catherine Crilly-Yonke.


The Guides and Princess Program fosters the understanding and companionship between parent and child.


We, father/mother and son/daughter, through friendly service to each other, to our family, to this tribe, to our community, seek a world pleasing to the eye of Our Creator.


Friends Forever


  • To be clean in body and pure in heart.
  • To be Friends Forever with my father, mother, son, daughter, family.
  • To love the sacred tribe of my family.
  • To listen while others speak.
  • To love my neighbor as myself.
  • To respect the traditions and beliefs of all people.
  • To seek and preserve the beauty of Our Creator’s work in forest, field, and stream.