Clubs & Activities

Robotics Club 

Fourth through eighth grade students may join one of our robotics teams that compete in the First Lego League.  In addition to robotics competitions students work on a research projects and presentations based on the year’s theme.  Past themes have included Renewable Energy and the Human Water Cycle.  Students learn to apply Catholic/Christian values in the pursuit of knowledge, friendly competition, and helping others in a team environment. In addition to the First Lego League, the St. Philip Neri Robotics Club participates in the annual RobotFest event held at the National Electronics Museum in Linthicum.  We are also members of the Catholic Robotics league and participate in events throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Contact is Mr. Phil Lathroum at

Student Council

The purpose of the St. Philip Neri School Student Council is to give students the opportunity to voice their concerns and resolutions of conflicts fostering the development of future citizens. This organization exists to provide opportunities to develop and exhibit leadership qualities in the student body as well as to provide students with opportunities of closer cooperation between the student body, the faculty and the administration.   At all times, members of this organization are expected to promote an increase in school loyalty and spirit through example and attitude. The council is also expected to coordinate spiritual, social and service opportunities for the student body.”  This club runs all year.


Ms. Amy Boyd at

Ambassador Club

The main goal of the SPN Ambassador Club is to inform the surrounding community about the school in hopes to recruit new students.  Ambassadors are responsible for promoting a positive image of SPN through their good behavior and attitude at all times, particularly during school visits, presentations, tours and other recruitment activities.  Participation in the Club allows members to enhance their public relations and speaking skills.

Contact is Ms. Amy Sewell at

Safety Program

This opportunity is available for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. A safety officer ensures a smooth parking lot routine each afternoon.  AAA has been the sole supporter of the AAA School Safety Patrol program for 90 years.  The primary purpose of the program is to enhance the safety of students departing from school.  The AAA School Safety Patrol also promotes the development of leadership skills and good citizenship.

AAA School Safety Patrol student candidates will be selected on the following values and will be expected to maintain these values throughout the year in order to remain on the safety patrol.

Ability to follow rules

  • Good attendance record
  • Good academic standing
  • Good judgment
  • Respect for adults and classmates
  • Desire to help others

Contacts are:

Ms. Michelle Novak at 

Ms. Summer Liberto at

Morning Fitness Stations

The SPN gym is open to students in grades 3-8 as soon as the school doors open.  Students have the opportunity to complete 5 stations spending two minutes at each.  Students work in a group of four giving them the opportunity to be active, socialize, compete, and get stronger.  Stations change periodically to develop new strengths and skills.  Current stations are; jump rope, push up, squat, Turkish get-up), and wall ball/deadlift.  Students have been taught each station in PE class and understand that the #1 goal of strength training is to avoid injury, and the second goal is to get stronger.  During stations we train strength because through strength we gain endurance, but not vice versa.

Check out more Physical Education information at Mr. Bateman's website at:

Contact is Mr. Travis Bateman at

Math Olympiad

Middle School girls are invited to participate in the Math Olympiad competition at The Catholic High School.  Girls compete in timed events testing out their math skills.  This is a group competition.  This event is usually held in the Fall.

Contact is Mrs. Sue Wenzlick at

National Junior Honor Society

Students are invited to join the NJHS.  Some criteria the students have to maintain an average GPA of a B+ or higher and must have a G or O in conduct and effort.  All students who qualify receive a letter of acceptance and must fill out an application stating that they have the qualities of the five pillars which are citizenship, scholarship, leadership, character, and service.

Contacts are:

Mrs. Luz Morales at

Science Explorers

Students in grades 1-5 enjoy favorite hands-on science activities!  More information about this program can be found on the Science Explorers website at

Thursdays afternoons from 3:05 - 4:05 p.m.

Contact is Ms. Joan Brooks at

Chess Club

All Students (PREK to 8th Grade) are invited to join this club.  The club meets every Tuesday that our school is in session starting on October 1 and ending November 19 from 3-4 PM.  All equipment is provided.  A make-up day, if necessary, will be on November 26.  Tuition is $116 for 8 weeks.

Contact is Ms. Joan Brooks at

Link to sign up for the chess club:

Chess Club Registration Link