All students in 2nd-8th grade are encouraged to join the Battle of the Books Team. The Battle of the Books is a long-standing national reading incentive program. A voluntary program designed to encourage deep reading in diverse subjects. Students are to begin reading from the list over the summer and throughout the school year. Teams will be formed after Christmas and begin reviewing for the Diocesan competition in the spring. The winning teams from each level bring a much coveted trophy home to their schools.