Academic Triathlon, Grades 5-8
Teams of five students practice every other week before school and compete against other schools in four “Meets” per season. Open to students in grades 5 through 8, students compete in three different categories: Mind Sprints, P.A.R.T.Y. in a Box, and Face-Off!
Religion Bee, Grades 6-8
Students compete in Transfiguration Catholic School's annual Religion Bee held in January. The winner advances on to the Regional Religion Bee in February.
Junior Great Books, Grades K-8
Junior Great Books is a language arts program that improves students’ achievement in reading, thinking, and communicating. Junior Great Books combines interpretive discussion and activities with children’s literature to help students of all abilities learn to read for meaning, think critically, engage in dynamic discussions, and synthesize ideas in writing. Students meet once a week for 9 to 12 sessions.
Chess Club, Grades K-8
Students meet once a week before school to learn and improve their chess skills by playing games with one another and solving chess puzzles. Through the game of chess, students develop patience and thoughtfulness, learn how to think abstractly, weigh options, and improve concentration skills. Research shows that chess can improve students' math and reading test scores.
Quiz Bowl, Grade 8
Quiz Bowl team practices once a week during school and competes in the 8th Grade Quiz Bowl at the University of St. Thomas. The team also competes against the Faculty in the annual Faculty/Student Quiz Bowl during Catholic Schools Week.
Young Authors Conference, Grades 6-8The Young Authors Conference promotes student enthusiasm and competence in written communication. It focuses on the concept that students must be encouraged early in their academic lives if they are to become effective communicators. Through interaction with established authors, poets, playwrights, storytellers, illustrators, journalists and teachers of writing, students who attend this conference discover and explore their writing talents and potential. Students sign up to participate in a one-day conference in May.
Spelling Bee, Grades 4-8
Students compete in Transfiguration Catholic School's annual Spelling Bee. The winner can move on to another competition if available.