Student Life


Learning happens in a myriad of ways: at home around the dinner table, in the classroom, on the soccer field, around the Scout campfire, after school with friends, practicing speeches, preparing to proclaim scripture or baking a cake.

Our students are fortunate to also be provided with a Christ-centered environment for learning and students help plan and participate in the weekly school Masses as cantors, choir members, readers, servers and gift bearers.

A variety of additional activities are offered during and after school hours to allow time to teach some of the exciting topics that guide students to personal growth. Each class has their own field trips that are planned by their homeroom teachers. Other in-school activities include class plays, Music Festival Performances, Student Ambassadors, Spelling Bee, Geography Bee, Middle School Math Competitions, Science contests, eighth grade service project to a nursing home and EXPLO.

Annual extracurricular offerings include, but are not limited to:

  • Art Club
  • Band
  • Bellarmine Speech
  • Bricks for Kids
  • Chess Club
  • Coding
  • Girls on the Run
  • Golf
  • Little Medical School
  • Kickball Tournament
  • Mad Science
  • Math Contests
  • Math Fact Scholars
  • Safety Patrol
  • Servers
  • Sewing Club
  • Science Fair
  • Scouting
  • Student Council
  • Tippi Toes Dance Class
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Yoga

Art Club (Fee Based)
Middle School Art Club meets once a week on Monday from 3:00-4:30.
Jr. Art Club (Gr. 3-5) and Mini Art Club (Gr. K-2) meet once or twice per month depending on the project on Thursdays from 3:00-4:30.

Bellermine Speech League
Students in grades 6 – 8 are eligible to participate. Practice is held on Wednesdays after school for competitions in November, February, March and April (Finals).  Students may present a speech in the Humorous, Serious, or Duet category.

Mad Science  (Fee Based)
Mad Science is an eight week, one-hour after school science program themed around a particular area of science.   Children engage in exciting hands-on activities and watch and learn from spectacular demonstrations.  The program is offered to students in Grades K – 5.

Chess Club  (Fee Based)
This eight week after school program is open to all grades starting with kindergarten.  Instructors are on hand to train beginners in the rules of chess and assist at all skill levels.

Student Ambassadors
Middle School students are selected by the principal to act as representatives for Christ, Prince of Peace School at school and parish functions and even outside functions as needed.  Student Ambassadors are also responsible for giving tours to potential families.


EXPLO is a special program for middle school students at Christ, Prince of Peace School. The purpose of the program is to offer students a chance to explore an “Elective” curriculum opportunity during their school year.

Choices include but are not limited to:

  • Pottery
  • Drama
  • Fitness
  • Knitting
  • Needlework
  • Student Video News
  • Team Building Activities


Student Council gives students the opportunity to assume a leadership role within the school. Students in Grades 6-8 are given the chance to run and serve for one year on STUCO.  Meetings are held once a month to plan activities, to promote school spirit, and to encourage community service. Mr. Dan Berry and Mrs. Karen Costa act as the group’s moderators.


  • Kickball Tournament for MaryGrove
  • Spirit Cart
  • Trivia
  • Seasonal / Holiday Events
  • Spirit Day – Catholic Schools Week Activities
  • Dress-Out Days

School Band (Fee Based)

CPOP Cadet (gr. 4) & Middle School Band (5-8) are open to any student without a level of previous instrumental experience, though performance in elementary band is always preferred. The primary focus of the band is to expose students to new music that offers new and exciting challenges. New rhythms and musical styles, as well as scales will be the backbone of those challenges. Students will meet during the school day once a week as a class, with lessons once a week, provided at various times during the day.  Exceptions are made for students with extenuating circumstances with instruction prior and post school.

Over the course of the year, students can expect to perform in two formal concerts, several MS Honor Bands, and the STL archdiocese middle school band festival.  Students in gr. 7 & 8 may also audition for the MMEA Metro 8 MS Honor Band.

Various opportunities for performance or study of music outside of band class are available, including solos, small ensembles (duets, trios, quartets, etc.). Independent study on secondary instruments may also be available with the instructor’s approval.