At St. Gertrude School, priority is given to fostering the student’s natural sense of wonder, inquisitiveness, and play. For this reason, learning at St. Gertrude School is extended beyond the classroom. A variety of opportunities are provided for students to explore, learn, and share their talents and interests with others.
Students in grades 5-8 have the opportunity to participate in our SGS Players group. The annual performance of this extracurricular group is a highly-anticipated event within the St. Gertrude community.
Over the years, our students have acted, sung, danced, and learned to produce their own renditions of classic plays, including:
- Annie Jr.
- Wizard of Oz Jr.
- Beauty & the Beast Jr.
- Cinderella Jr.
- Alice and Wonderland Jr.
- Seussical Jr.
- Little Mermaid Jr.
- The Lion King Jr.
- Aladdin Jr.
- Mary Poppins Jr.
- Jungle Book Kids
The primary purpose of the athletic program is to provide students with the instruction, guidance, and direction necessary to develop their talents in athletics, while at the same time forming them in those virtues that are an integral part of team play and competition. The athletic program is run by St. Gertrude Boosters Association, a group of volunteers elected to facilitate all St. Gertrude sponsored athletics participating in the GCCYS (Greater Cincinnati Catholic Youth Sports) and GCYL (Greater Catholic Youth League).
St. Gertrude School students have the opportunity to participate in the following sports:
- Basketball (grades 3-8)
- Cross Country / Track (grades K-8)
- Football (grades K-8; boys)
- Volleyball (grades 3-8; girls)
- Cheerleading (grades K-8; girls)
Other Academic and Non-Academic Areas
Additional opportunities offered to St. Gertrude Students include:
- Student Council
- Power of the Pen
- Spelling Bee Competition
- Bible Bowl Competition
- Guitar Lessons
- Boy Scouts
Some of these classes and programs are taught and run by a variety of adults who have specialized knowledge and expertise in each area. Regular meeting and instructional times may be scheduled outside school hours.