Art Club

Our Kindergarten through 8th graders are invited to join Art Club! Students will have an opportunity to explore many different forms of art, from watercolor to clay. Each week students will create a unique piece of art. Grades will be split into three sessions: grades 6-8 will take place in the fall, grades 3-5 in the winter, and grades K-2 in the spring. Art Club will meet every Wednesday from 2:45 to 4:00 PM and the cost is $35. To learn more or to sign-up: Art Club Permission Form

Chess Club

Grades 3-8 are invited to participate in Chess Club. Students will learn everything from the basics of opening, middle, and endgame technique to more intermediate strategy and positional play. The club will focus on beginner and intermediate level chess and will enable students to fall in love with the game that Bobby Fischer reinvigorated for America in the 1970’s. Students will engage in group instructional sessions as well as one-on-one combat in the game of kings. This is a fun opportunity to challenge the mind and promote concentration. To learn more: Chess Club & Permission Form.

D.A.R.E. Program

While part of the academic day, students in fifth and eighth grades participate in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. St. Anthony Police Department personnel, working in conjunction with our middle school staff provide instruction in this area of safety awareness.

Lectors/Altar Servers

Beginning in 5th grade, male students are invited to begin performing the duties of Alter Servers. Training and initial serving experience typically begins for new altar servers near the beginning of Lent under the supervision of the parish Deacon. Initially, inexperienced servers are paired with more experienced servers to assist in the learning process. Student lectors serve at various school masses throughout the year. This program is open to 8th grade students who wish to volunteer and be trained for this liturgical service.

Lego League

Students in grades 4-8 can now join a Lego League competition team! The team consists of 10 students who will build a robot to complete a set of tasks. The team will also identify a real-world engineering problem, propose a solution to that problem, and create an inventive presentation to convey the problem and the solution to members of the community impacted by the problem. The team will work on its robot and presentation over the course of 10 weeks in the fall and then will compete against other teams at a regional tournament in late November or early December. Click here for more Lego League information!

Martial Arts

Students in grades K-8 are invited to enroll in karate lessons this year; see the Sterling Karate 2018 Flyer  for more information. Sterling Karate will offer weekly classes on Tuesdays at St. Charles School. To sign up for classes or to get more information about Sterling Karate, please visit their website: Students in Sterling Karate will be dismissed at 2:40 pm so they can change and report directly to the cafeteria with their backpacks. Karate class will begin at 3:00 pm and end at 3:50 pm; parents can pick their children up in the cafeteria before 4:00 pm. At 4:00 pm any remaining students will be sent to Aftercare in the Middle School Commons and charged accordingly. Students who go from Karate to Aftercare will be charged $5 for pick up before 4:45 pm, and $10 for a pick up time of 4:45 pm and later. Students arriving in Aftercare from Karate will receive a snack upon arrival.


Students in 6th grade serve as safety patrols. They are assigned weekly duty on a rotating year-long schedule from Tony Carpenter, the Safety Patrol Coordinator, on the first day of school. If a student cannot fulfill their duty, he/she needs to contact other classmates to find a replacement. If there is inclement weather, Tony Carpenter will let the scheduled patrols know whether or not they are required to perform their duties. Morning duty is begins at 7:30 am until the bell rings at 7:40 am. Afternoon duty is from 2:43 pm to 2:48 pm.

Quiz Bowl

Quiz Bowl is a general knowledge bowl sponsored by area Catholic high schools. Eighth grade students can try out for the Quiz Bowl team, with the final team chosen by middle school faculty. Students compete against other local Catholic schools at the University of St. Thomas in December. Quiz Bowl meets for practice after school in November and December. Learn more here.

Spelling Bee

The St. Charles School Spelling Bee is an annual event that gives students a chance to shine in an academic discipline. Mini Spelling Bees, (or what used to be referred to as a “spell down”), take place in the Language Arts classes for grades 5-8. The top two or three people from each of these grade level “bees” go on to the school bee that is held in the school cafeteria. A different set of words is used for the school rounds. The top three spellers from this school bee are acknowledged at the end of the spelling bee. In addition, they receive a certificate during the Honor Roll ceremony at the end of the trimester closest to the spelling bee. St. Charles School also participates in the MCYO Spelling Bee held each February or March at St. Helena’s School.  The top two spellers from each of the Middle School grades as determined by the School Spelling Bee are invited to attend that spelling bee to represent St. Charles.


Our STEM Club is for 5th through 8th grade. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is fun and exciting! It is rapidly expanding even in untraditional areas of life. STEM Club meets for 6 weeks beginning February 3 to March 10, 2018. See the flyer for registration and information: STEM Club information and permission form

Student Council

The Student Council consists of 7th and 8th grade officers that are elected by their peers to hold the positions of president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, and senators. Each homeroom in the middle school will also elect two classroom representatives to the council. General elections are held in the fall of each year. Learn more here.

St. Charles school is supported by St. Charles Borromeo Parish in St. Anthony Village, MN.  At St. Charles we provide a solid foundation of Faith & Knowledge for Life.  To schedule a tour, request more information, or enroll a student, please contact us by email or phone (612) 781-2643Spanish option: Si prefiere una respuesta de alguien que habla espanol, por favor indiquelo en su mensaje.