Clubs, Organizations and Activities for Students in Grades 1 - 12.
Contrary to what some might expect, it is very possible to offer a broad range of clubs and organizations in the small school environment. We may not have 200 4H members or a run-off election for our National Honor Society Secretary, but we're able to offer an amazing selection of clubs ranging from the ubiquitous Student Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and DARE to the more specialized like the St. Mary's language clubs, art and music clubs and athletic clubs round out the mix.
Student life extends well beyond extracurricular activities. Natchitoches' many festivals and events allow for students and alumni alike to enjoy one another's company. Our small town atmosphere makes St. Mary's more like a family than larger communities are able to experience.
Of course, the mixing of ages allows for a much more natural psychological development than a child would experience in a more homogenous environment.