Clubs & Activities

After School: Hands-on Art History

This series of After School classes explores art history. Students will learn about the lives of five famous women and the art they created. Each class includes a hands-on art project designed to highlight what the student has learned and allow her to express her own creativity. Natalie Turner, a Bay View parent who has 10 years of experience in bringing art history and appreciation to the classroom, will teach the classes. The session will run for 5 weeks on Monday afternoons.

Friends of Mercy

Friends of Mercy is a program offered to Bay View girls starting in the fourth grade.  Its mission is to enhance awareness of the Mercy tradition and charism among the students and to promote personal and spiritual development leading toward service to others.

The members meet monthly.  A regular meeting consists of prayer, a teaching around Mercy and Christian values and some action or service toward others. All Friends of Mercy girls are encouraged to be leaders in the school community by promoting the values of our Mercy mission. Friends of Mercy girls lead by example.The meetings are moderated by teachers who themselves are Sisters and/or Mercy Associates.

At the close of a school year, the Friends of Mercy students are formally commissioned during a chapel ceremony attended by their families, school officials and partnering Friends of Mercy Schools: Our Lady of Mercy in East Greenwich and Mercymount Country Day School in Cumberland.

For more information, please contact Lower School Spanish Teacher, Hermana Sheila Harrington at

Junior Chamber Chorus

An after school offering for students in grades 3 - 6 who love to sing.  Our Junior Chamber Chorus performs at various school venues and selected outside activities during the holidays.

Rehearsals are Wednesdays, after school for 55 minutes. Performances and expenses will be announced.

Junior dance is offered to students in grades 3 - 6 who would like to learn the basics and varieties of dance.  Classes are after school on Wednesdays, following Junior Chamber Chorus.

Please contact Ms. Kim Thompson at at the beginning of the school year.

Fitness Kids                                   

The fitness, fun and learning to be healthy does not stop once the bell rings.  The afterschool Fitness Kids program offers a variety of activities designed to keep the girls active, and reinforce the healthy living lessons taught in the physical education and health classes. Activities vary and can include yoga, line-dancing, cooking, fitness & jump rope skills as well as fun nutrition activities.

All programs are led by Mrs. Janine Musto, Lower School Physical Education and Health teacher.  The girls will stretch, jump, and dance their way to keeping their bodies healthy and active. Healthy habits start young and can last a lifetime.

The classes include a healthy and nutritious snack, providing the girls with the energy needed after school and getting them ready to exercise and have fun.

Registration is required and space is limited.  The times and days may vary with specific information sent home through backpack mail.

Violin Lessons at Bay View

Group violin lessons are offered and are an affordable, fun and effective way to learn a new instrument with friends. Ms. Bethany Sousa has been playing violin for 23 years and teaching for eight. She holds two Bachelor's degrees from the University of Rhode Island in Music and Psychology, and has just recently completed her Master's in Education at the University of Phoenix. Ms. Sousa has played for several college orchestras and small ensembles, as well as taught violin privately. In the last five years, Ms. Sousa has also founded and developed two successful string programs with over 400 students. One is The Community String Project out of the Bristol-Warren school district. The other is an in-school program at Blackstone Valley Prep Elementary and Middle Schools. Ms. Sousa is very excited to bring lessons back to Bay View and hopes, with her passion for music and enthusiasm for music education, to inspire our bright young girls through fun and innovative violin instruction.

Students will be divided into two age groups: Kindergarten through second grade and third through fifth grade.  Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

If interested in registering your 2nd grader - 5th grader, please contact Ms. Tonya at

Piano Keyboard

Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 may participate in a piano workshop where they will learn the basics of piano in our very own piano lab, equipped with full-sized digital keyboards.

Students will develop note reading  and ear training skills, and perform beginner level solo and duet pieces.  Stephanie Isidoro, lower, middle, and upper school music education teacher at Bay View, offers this class on Monday and Wednesday afternoons in the fall. The class is limited to sixteen students.  Please email Mrs. Isidoro with any questions at







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