We offer a wide range of Extra-Curricular opportunities for students to explore as they develop new skills and confidence in pursuits outside the academic realm. Our hope is that students will discover that they are truly gifted by God with a multitude of blessings in a variety of areas.
The KDS Singers are an auditioned vocal musical group comprised of 4th–6th grade students who perform at both school and community events. Performances include but are not limited to the National Anthem at the Cardinals game, the Westminster Christian Academy Choral Festival, and service to the elderly community through a Christmas program at Brooking Park Care Center. Practice is held once a week.
Students in 5th–6th grade may participate in the KDS Band led by Westminster Christian Academy instructor Dr. Eric Gargrave. Students learn tone production and instrumental technique as they learn to read music using a variety of classic band instruments. Students may select from the following: flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, and percussion.
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) is a hands-on experiential class offering advanced learning opportunities to high ability 21st century learners. Trained faculty guide student inquiry, dialogue, critical thinking and exploration in the STEAM content areas as students learn to take thoughtful risks, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process.
Students in 4th-6th grade can learn how to prepare several types of food, use kitchen utensils, understand recipes and cooking vocabulary. Participants will receive an apron to decorate, a folder with the recipes from each session and food to share. The KDS Cooking Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month after school.
K-6th grade students may be schooled in the historic game of chess. En Passant Chess Club Director and Vice President of Gateway Chess League, Mr. Gabriel Boyd teaches students at Kirk Day School to hone their concentration, decision making and strategic thinking skills. In a technologically driven world, children who play chess strengthen mental clarity, use higher-order thinking skills, and recognize complex patterns.
5th and 6th grade students who excel in mathematics and whose abilities fall above the range of the usual classroom curricula, may qualify to participate in Project MEGSSS a challenging after-school mathematics program. Qualified students have the opportunity to participate in a challenging summer program, leading to a once per week after-school experience.
American Heritage Girls
AHG is a nationally known Christian leadership and outdoor adventure organization for girls offered at Kirk Day School to those in K-6th grade. Troop MO9522 offers girls opportunities to build relationships and learn valuable life skills in a welcoming God-honoring environment. Events include earning badges, PJ movie night, Father/Daughter Picnic, Chocolate Extravaganza and service projects.
Kindergarten through 6th grade students may choose from a variety of after-school team sports to play with their KDS classmates. The purpose of the KDS Athletic Program is to provide a sports program which brings glory and honor to Jesus Christ by teaching integrity and character development through the promotion of good sportsmanship, skill development and team work.
Cub Scouts is an organization led by Kirk Day School parents and available to boys in grades 1-5. Cub Scouting aims to promote character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness through a badge merit program. Pack-organized outings provide scouts with positive outdoor experiences including camping while engaging in fun team building activities.
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