Beyond the Classroom
Regis students have many age-appropriate opportunities for educational and personal growth outside of the classroom. These offerings allow the boys a chance to learn together in a less structured environment.
- Field Trips
- Fifth and Sixth Grade Class Trips
- Seventh and Eighth Grade Class Trips
- Social Awareness Days
- Writers In The Schools (WITS)
Regis lower and middle school students embark on age-appropriate field trips during the school year. Often these field trips reinforce topics learned in their curriculum, and, of course, offer a fun way to learn outside the classroom. Past destinations have included Bayou Bend, Oil Ranch, Houston Zoo, and The Health Museum.
Each year, Regis fifth and sixth grade students embark on a three-day outdoor adventure. In keeping with Sacred Heart Goal IV (the building of community as a Christian value), as well as Goal V (personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom), the experience allows Regis boys a chance to bond as they work together to accomplish goals and challenges. During their trip, they also have a chance to reflect and learn about becoming better stewards of God’s creation. Past destinations have included Camp Champions and McKinney Roughs Nature Park.
After a yearlong study of Texas history, our seventh grade students embark on a trip to many important Texas historic sites that have included the missions around San Antonio, the San Jacinto monument, the Battleship Texas, and others.
The eighth grade students culminate their studies of U.S. History with a visit to Washington, D.C. While there, the boys visit many important cultural and historical sites.
These faculty-chaperoned trips give students a chance to learn more about the larger world around us, to deepen their personal relationships, and to enjoy new experiences. These trips are excellent opportunities to live out Sacred Heart Goal IV (the building of community as a Christian value) and Goal V (personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom).
All Regis students (3 Pre-K through eighth grade) and faculty participate in two dedicated social awareness days each school year. The fall event is focused on helping others in our community while the spring event is committed to helping the environment. Third through eighth grade students travel throughout Houston to participate in off-campus activities. All students engage in meaningful, age-appropriate activities to help increase their awareness and understanding of the great needs around us as they live out Sacred Heart Goal III (a social awareness that impels to action).
Writers In The Schools (WITS) is an enrichment program that offers weekly writing workshops to more than 20,000 children a year. At Regis, the WITS program is offered in third, fifth, seventh, and eighth grades. Each WITS lesson at Regis is led by a professional author working in cooperation with Regis faculty to develop creative, imaginative writers. Students enjoy a WITS field trip to the Menil Collection each spring where they participate in a tour of the collection followed by a creative writing opportunity related to the artworks they have seen.