Holy Family School After-School Programs

Holy Family School offers a wide variety of programs for our students, from sports to enrichment programs as well as many faith-based programs to help foster well rounded students.

Gymster Sports:

Gymster Sports is a mobile physical education program that comes to elementary-age children at their school. The program teaches children the rules and regulations of some of today’s most popular sports while they learn the necessary skills to participate in organized athletics. All children from grades K-3rd are welcome.

Girl Scouts:

Girl Scouts is an organization that builds girls of confidence, courage, and character who make the world a better place. It is a non-formal, experiential, and cooperative education program that promotes girls’ personal growth and leadership development. Girl Scouts is a place where girls design fun and challenging activities that empower them. For more information, contact the Parish Office.

Cub Scouts & Boy Scouts:

Cub Scouts is a parish-sponsored activity. Cub Scouts is a year-round, family-oriented program designed for boys who are in first through fifth grades. It’s filled with fun and educational activities with the goal of helping boys become more self-reliant, confident, dependable, caring, persons of worth. Cub Scouting teaches boys to do their best and be helpful to others. For more information, contact the Parish Office.


The FIRST LEGO League (FLL), considered the “little league” of the FIRST Robotics Competition, is the result of a partnership between FIRST and the LEGO Group. FLL extends the FIRST concept of inspiring and celebrating science and technology to children aged 9 through 14, using real-world context and hands-on experimentation. For more information please contact Laura Lebherz at [email protected] or visit our website.

Academic Chess:

Playing chess teaches children; how to use their resources, how to place their minds ahead of their actions, and how to make good, and/or better, decisions. Playing chess teaches children to slow down and take notice of the relationship between cause and effect. Academic Chess has been making playing chess fun, entertaining, and instructive to children in grades K – 8th throughout the state of California for the past 11 years. Please visit our website at www.academicchess.com or check the news and notes for Holy Family School registration information.

Hidden Talent Art Classes:

Hidden Talent teaches the essentials of fine art.  Each session contains fresh challenges where both new and returning students learn techniques in drawing, painting, sculpting and mixed media.

Various fine art media are utilized as students gain observation skills and fine art vocabulary while exploring their creative side.  Lessons focus on the seven
elements of art. Two class levels: K-5th grade and 6-8th grade. Visit the Hidden Talent Art website for more information.

Public Speaking Classes:

Rose Debate started in 2010 to transform students into confident and charismatic speakers.  Students learn to overcome the fear of public speaking while gaining tools necessary to be confident speakers giving them the foundation for strong leadership roles.

Public Speaking 1

This is an eleven week course that establishes a firm foundation for communication and prepares students for every public speaking situation.

Public Speaking 2

This eleven week course offers a range of engaging public speaking opportunities. In Week 2, students will write and deliver a Newscast, filmed with a professional camera and microphone. Under “Reviews and Recitations,” in Week 6, students will learn how to write a review of a book or movie. In Week 10, students will earn the basics of debate, and how to defend a position. We hope you will join us!  For more information please visit the Rose Debate website.

Both courses include:

  • Confidence building,
  • Interactive oratory,
  • Body language, and much more.

Parish After-School Programs:

Holy Family students can also participate in our parish after-school programs.

Altar Servers:

Available to students in grades 5 or higher. Training occurs every October. Once trained, students must complete a Ministry Commitment Form on a yearly basis stating that they are willing and able to serve at least twice a month. Please contact the Parish at (408) 265-4040 for additional information.

Candle Bearers:

Carries up the sanctuary candles in the Procession. Available to students first grade and up. Training provided. Please contact the Parish at (408) 265-4040 for additional information.

Ministry of Movement:

Drama, dance and gesture at parish events, such as Festival, liturgies, and some school liturgies. Available to students first grade and up. Practices Monday after school. There is a separate teen/adult group. Please contact the Parish at (408) 265-4040 for additional information.


Proclaims the scripture at Sunday liturgies. Training and in-services provided. Lectors must be in 4th grade or higher. Lectors in 4th through 8th grade serve at our monthly Family Mass. Once in high school, youth lectors serve at our 6 p.m. Lifeteen Mass and may also be incorporated into the regular lector schedule. Please contact the Parish at (408) 265-4040 for additional information.

Hospitality Ministers:

Ministers of Hospitality meet and greet the people as they come to Mass. Some people think of them as “ushers,” but their role is more complex. It involves welcoming, helping people to find seats, and generally making certain all are comfortable during our liturgies. Training is provided. Students are placed on a “team” which serves a particular mass approximately two times a month. Please contact the Parish at (408) 265-4040 for additional information.


The Holy Family Choir is open to students 3rd Grade and up. They meet on Thursdays from 3:15-4:15 pm. Additional Cantor training is available. The Choir sings at all school liturgies and the monthly parish celebrations. Students must have turned in a sign up form and pass an audition to attend the practices. Sign up forms are available in the school office. Students must attend the practices in order to sing at the liturgies. If you have questions about this ministry, contact Kat Sylvan at [email protected].