Summer Programs

The academic year is over, but that doesn’t mean the learning and athletic development needs to stop. SMCS students have many opportunities to maintain and improve their skills during the summer months with a variety of offerings ranging from sports camps and active enrichment classes to exercise classes.


Academic Summer Programs

High School | Summer Courses for Credit

SMCHS students can enroll in a self-paced health OR personal finance class over the summer. The modular design of both courses provides flexibility for students to complete the coursework over the summer and at their own pace. SMC has joined in a partnership with a Catholic Virtual Academy. At the beginning of each module is a section dedicated to the relevant teachings of the Catholic Church. This provides students a lens or mental framework for learning.

Middle School | Summer Reading Requirement

Because we believe that strong reading and comprehension skills are essential to successful scholarship, all SMCMS students are required to read a minimum of three books during the summer months preceding sixth, seventh and eighth grade, as part of the reading/language arts curriculum.

A brief report on each book is to be prepared and handed in during the first week of school. This assignment is required and will be graded. Books are chosen from the list of recommendations based upon the student’s lexile score, as determined through MAP testing.

Middle School & Elementary School | Summer Enrichment

The fun and exciting enrichment opportunities do not stop during the summer for the SMCS Enrichment Program.

Exploring Newton’s Laws with Model Rocketry

  • When: July 12 & 13, 2019, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Where: SMCS STEM Education Center
  • Who: Students entering grades 4-8 (Maximum 20 students)
  • Cost: $40.00
  • Director: Greg Cheslock, [email protected] (SMCS STEM Education Mentor)
  • Register Now!

In this two-morning program, students will learn in simple terms how a model rocket and rocket motor work. Through hands-on demonstrations and building/launching their own rocket, students will learn the basic principles of rocket propulsion and the interaction of forces: weight, thrust, drag and lift. Students will also learn about the basic electric circuit by assembling an electric rocket launch control system. Students will have fun using their imagination, creativity and building skills while exploring Newton’s third law of motion as they learn about rocket propulsion. Participants may be bring a snack/water bottle.

Athletic Summer Programs

High School & Middle School | STEPS

SMCS students have the opportunity to maintain and improve their athletic skills during the summer months through the STEPS program. STEPS is offered for ¼ credit for SMCHS students. Review the 2019-20 summer program brochure for more information/paper registration.

High School, Middle School & Elementary School | Summer Sports Camps

Students (students outside of SMCS are welcome and encouraged to participate) have the opportunity to maintain and improve their athletic skills during the summer months through our exciting summer camps.

Middle School & Elementary School | Summer Skill Ball


Fine Arts Summer Programs

High School | Fine Arts

SMCS students (and even community members) have multiple opportunities to grow in their love of fine arts and develop their talents in many areas throughout the summer, ranging from instrument lessons to a community theater.

High School | Zephyrs Player Community Theater

The SMCS Fine Arts Program’s offers the opportunity for members of the SMCS community-at-large to participate in a musical. Auditions take place in early June followed by rehearsals through July and a production in early August. Students, parents, faculty & staff, alumni and community members are all welcome to participate. Actors, musicians, set builders and backstage helpers of all ages are encouraged to get involved.


Day Camp Summer Programs

Elementary School & Early Childhood |Summer Day Camp

SMCS Summer Day Camp is our faith-based program for children entering grades K-6. A variety of scheduling options are offered to provide families the flexibility to meet their individual needs. Children participate in field trips, arts and crafts, drama, music, sports, picnics, world language and many more activities linked to age-appropriate faith development. Enthusiastic teachers lead the children in a variety of activities and explorations.

Program Information

  • Open to all students, entering Kindergarten through 6th Grade, new this year 3-4 year old
  • Monday thru Friday from June 10 to August 21 (closed July 4-5)
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
  • Held at St. Margaret Mary Campus, 610 Division Street, Neenah
  • Supervised by experienced teachers
  • Safe and healthy environment provided
  • Flexible scheduling options
  • Daily off campus activities include: Neenah Pool, Neenah Library, local parks and field trips

Program Rates (Rates include snacks and activities)

  • $25.00 per child registration fee due at time of registration through April 30. Fee increases to $50.00 May 1 – May 15. Registration closes at midnight on May 15.
  • $24.00 ($28 for 3-4 year old) for up to 5 hours (half day)
  • $40.00 ($45 for 3-4 year old) for 8+ hours (full day)
  • $5.00/$10.00 field trip fee (Please check back later to register for field trips.)
  • $2.80 per day for lunch and milk (if taking hot lunch)
  • Neenah Pool pass and Neenah Library card are requested
  • Convenient monthly billing through the business office
  • Please print and fill out the Medication Consent form and Emergency card located to the right. These are due on the first day of attendance.