At Chicago Jesuit Academy, we believe in the Jesuit ideal of cura personalis, or care for the whole person. As a result, participation in co-curricular activities is an essential and mandatory part of a student’s education at CJA.
CJA students participate in four co-curricular activities each year which are woven into the regular school day. Activities include athletic options as well as a wide variety of non-athletic offerings. Some recent activities offered to students include:
Black American Music Ensemble
Culinary Arts Club
Athletic co-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 co-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 co-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 co-curricular activities at CJA, please contact our Dean of Programs, Terese Hagerty, at firstname.lastname@example.org.