After School Activities


De Chantal’s after school activities offer a range of fun learning opportunities.  Your child can participate in Band, Chess Club,  Scouts, French Club and Ski & Snowboarding Club. Our after school programs are safe, structured activities that convene regularly in the hours after school and offer activities to help children learn new skills, and develop into responsible adults

Altar Serving

Altar serving is a time-honored volunteer opportunity for Catholic students in Grades 5-8 to give back to their parish and to serve God. Altar servers are present at all the parish Masses, weekdays and weekends, weddings and funerals. They assist the priest during Stations of the Cross and other special liturgies related to the holy days. The St. Jane de Chantal Parish offers training each fall and is open to all elementary students 5th grade and above, including high school students. Training consists of two or three sessions with a written test at the end of the final session.  New servers receive additional on-the-job training from experienced servers during their first few Masses. For more information, please contact the Parish Office at (301) 530-1440.


The Band Program is sponsored by the Archdiocesan Music Program. Beginners Band is designed for the 4th grade. It consists of lessons for band instruments on Mondays during the school day. Advanced Band is designed for the 5th through 8th grades. Lessons for band instruments are given on Wednesdays during the school day. Advanced Band rehearsal is on Wednesday afternoons 3:00 to 4:00 in the De Chantal Room. The Advanced Band proudly presents two concerts each year, one in December and another in the Spring. For further information contact Jennifer Tifford at .


The De Chantal School Choir is made up of 3rd through 8th grade students who are interested in singing in an ensemble. The Choir sings at the all-school Masses and every other month during the 10:00 Sunday mass. Grades 3-5 practice on Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:15 pm. Grades 6-8 practice on Tuesday from 9:00 to 9:45 am. The entire choir practices on Fridays 1:00 to 2:00 pm.  For more information, contact Olga Morales at .

Chess Club

Fun is the name of the game...but Magnus Chess Academy also sneaks in a bit of critical thinking, sportsmanship, and patience into chess club! Each week students of all levels do a fun but challenging lesson with one of our great coaches from our world class curriculum followed by practice games against other students in the class. For more information, email Kyechia McDougall at  .


Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts

St. Jane de Chantal Parish hosts Cub Pack 461 and Boy Scout Troop 461. The pack and troop are composed of De Chantal and non-De Chantal students alike.

Girls Scouts

St. Jane de Chantal School hosts several Girl Scout troops: Daisies (K,1) Brownie (2,3) and Juniors (4,5); Cadettes (6,7, & 8) and Seniors (9,10)   The troops are composed of De Chantal students and non-De Chantal students.

Ski & Snowboard Club

Attention 7th and 8th grade parents! Join the fun and sign your child up for the De Chantal Ski & Snowboard club. No skiing/snowboarding experience required; lessons included. We will take four trips starting late January through the end of February, each trip runs from Noon - 10pm. For more information, contact Lisa Tehan at .

French Lessons

Introduction to the French Language, History and Culture 

"My French Classes" a well-regarded French Language Institute offers Introductory French to De Chantal students in Grades, 6, 7 8.  Fun engaging activities help students learn and understand the French language and learn about French culture and history.  Lesson will be held on Monday from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. 

For more information, contact Catherine Tomsheck at