Specialty Classes

Our Specialty Classes are offered for our SMP girls through our seniors. We offer a variety of year-round programs and workshops from hip hop, gymnastics, and fairy tale science to SAT, ACT, and PSAT college prep courses. 

Fun, discovery, and investigation await every child in a creative, supportive, and enriched environment rooted in St. Mary’s Episcopal School’s mission.

ECC Specialty Classes

Friday Flings Grades PK-5th

Friday flings are back for the spring and we are ready to have some fun! Enjoy a night out while the girls stay in at school with exciting games, crafts, and activities that will go along with a nightly theme each month. Dinner is included.

Instructors: Auxiliary Programs Staff
Schedule: Friday, May 10
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Cost:
$40 per child (sibling discounts available)
Min/Max: 10/40

Lower School Specialty Classes

Friday Fling Grades PK-5th

Friday flings are back for the spring and we are ready to have some fun! Enjoy a night out while the girls stay in at school with exciting games, crafts, and activities that will go along with a nightly theme each month. Dinner is included.

Instructors: Auxiliary Programs Staff
Schedule: Friday, May 10
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Cost: $40 per child (sibling discounts available)
Min/Max: 10/40

Middle School Specialty Classes

College Prep Specialty Classes

ACT Prep Workshops For girls and boys entering grades 10th-12th

This class provides comprehensive reviews of math, science, and verbal skills necessary for taking the ACT.  Students also learn test taking strategies and complete practice tests during the class.  Students need to bring a small lunch/snack and calculator they plan on using for the exam; all other materials and practice tests provided.

*NEW TIME* *NEW COST*

Session: 2 Saturdays, May 11 & 18; 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; $350

Music Lessons

Traditional Music Lessons

St. Mary’s is pleased to offer several options for private music lessons to our students and families. Violin, piano, voice, and guitar lessons are available. Students taking music lessons after school may stay in the after care program free of charge until their lesson time and will receive a snack, enjoy recreation, and older girls will have a designated homework time. Siblings are also welcome to take lessons at St. Mary’s. Each teacher manages his/her own schedule, so please contact him/her directly regarding availability and fees.

St. Mary’s offers several different options for families interested in traditional music lessons. Traditional music lessons expose students at an early age to technique, music theory, and sight-reading.

Piano & Voice Instructor: Diane Carden 901-240-1081
Piano Instructor: Bill Fuller 901-219-7214
Piano, Voice, & Guitar Instructor: Adam Levin 901-603-2098
Violin Instructor: Priscilla Tsai 626-417-5496   

Specialty Class Policies & Procedures

GENERAL INFORMATION

All policies and procedures expressed in the St. Mary’s Student Handbook apply to Auxiliary Programming. All students must be fully potty trained to participate in any specialty class. Any questions should be addressed to the director.

To register online, please click the "register now" button in the sidebar on the right side of this page. This will direct you to our online registration system, Ultra Camp. If you haven’t done so before, please create a complete profile for you and your child. You can register for classes as well as make payments through this site. You may also contact Kacie O’Kelley, Assistant Director of Auxiliary Programs, via email or 901-537-1415 for registration and to make payment.


COURSE FEES

A $25 deposit per class is required for registration. The $25 per-class deposit is applied toward the total class fee; it is not an additional fee. The deposit reserves a space for you child, and the remaining balance is due by the start date of the class. All deposits are non-refundable. Our program accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express, as well as checks and cash. St. Mary’s classes will not be prorated for any reason. Classes with insufficient enrollment are subject to cancellation with a full refund. Advance notice will be provided to those registered.

St. Mary's classes will not be prorated for any reason. A reservation must be canceled before the start date of the class to receive a refund. Dropping a class after the start date will be non-refundable.


BEHAVIORAL POLICY

Students are expected to adhere to the policies of St. Mary’s Episcopal School at all times while on campus. We reserve the right to dismiss from the program (without refund) any student whose behavior becomes unmanageable.


PICK-UP AUTHORIZATION

Only adults designated on the registration form will be permitted to pick up children from the program. Written authorization is required for pick up by someone other than those listed on the registration form. The parent or authorized adult to whom the child is being released must sign the child’s time sheet and record the time.

Your child must remain on campus to participate in after school auxiliary programming. If your child is checked out of school for any reason during the day, they must be checked back into their division's office before dismissal in order to participate in Speciality Classes. 


LATE FEE/PICK-UP POLICY

It is important that students be picked up promptly at the end of their classes. Children not picked up within 15 minutes of the end of class will be checked into our after school program and charged a drop-in fee.

If a student is attending a class but regularly stays for After3, they should be picked up promptly at 6:00 p.m. Parents will be charged a fee of $2 per minute for the first 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, a late fee of $5 per minute will be charged. All late fees must be paid at the time of pick-up. If a student is picked-up late more than three times in a semester, St. Mary’s reserves the right to dismiss that student from the After3 program.


IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Raquel Capocaccia  901-537-1485
Director of Auxiliary Programs

Kacie O’Kelley  901-537-1415
Assistant Director of Auxiliary Programs

Rachael Scarbrough  901-537-3150
Auxiliary Programs Manager

After3 Line (from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.) 901-537-3149