Extra-Curricular Activities


At Chicago Jesuit Academy, we believe in the Jesuit ideal of cura personalis, or care for the whole person. As a result, participation in extra-curricular activities is an essential part of a student’s education at CJA.

CJA students participate in four extra-curricular activities each year. Activities include athletic options as well as a wide variety of non-athletic offerings. Some recent activities offered to students include:

Bike Club/Bike Shop
Flag Football
Culinary Arts
Intramural Sports

Athletic extra-curricular activities enable students to practice healthful physical activity. In turn, students develop healthy habits related to exercise and well-being which we hope they will carry into adulthood. Nonathletic extra-curricular activities offer students the opportunity to develop a new skill or interest. For many students, this sparks a passion that continues on to high school or even college.


Because there is at least 30 minutes and often 45-60 minutes of daily physical activity built into each student’s schedule aside from extra-curricular activity, our students have ample opportunity to stay physically healthy while choosing musical, artistic or culinary activities, for example, to round out their educational experience at school.

For more information on extra-curricular activities at CJA, please contact our Dean of Programs, Terese Hagerty, at hagerty@cjacademy.org.