Students in Grades 3 through 8 can learn to play an instrument through the band program provided by Paul Effman Music. Lessons take place weekly after school at Annunciation with a concert showcase of the year’s work occurring in June.
Clubs are offered to students after school in a variety of topics. Past clubs include Cooking, Math Games, Arts & Crafts, Sports Club, Kickball, just to name a few. Typically, there are three sessions of clubs which last eight to ten weeks per session.
Students may participate in various sports teams such as volleyball, basketball, and track, through CYO.
Students in Grades 2 through 8 can sing, dance, and perform in Annunciation’s annual drama production. Students can also participate in set design and stage production. Practices run from fall through spring, with the final performance in the spring. Past productions have included The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, The King and I, Annie, and School House Rock, to name a few.
Through participation in the Archdiocese of New York’s Instructional TV / News and Views, students in Grades 7 and 8 can journalistically explore contemporary issues and their meaning.
Seventh and eighth grade students have the opportunity to participate in Mock Trial. Students will learn about aspects of the legal system through weekly meetings at school with instruction provided by parent volunteer attorneys. Students are taught legal concepts which enable them to take on roles as prosecutors, defense attorneys, and witnesses. At the end of the coaching sessions, students present their cases at the Bronx County courthouses for evaluation by actual judges.