Clubs and Activities
We believe students should be at the center of a well-rounded education.
We know that children learn best when their intellectual, creative, emotional, social, and physical growth is nurtured and challenged. Toward that end, the Academy encourages active student participation in extracurricular activities.
In the Middle School, students can participate in a variety of community service opportunities, intramural athletics teams, choral groups, orchestra and student government. During the year, faculty and students create clubs surrounding student interests. Popular clubs in Middle School are:
In addition, students in Lower and Middle School may participate in the After-School Adventures Program, a fee-based program. The Adventures Brochure is published in the fall and spring.
Upper School students have numerous opportunities to become involved in campus life, and the options range from interscholastic athletics, to theatrical performances and numerous on-campus clubs. Virtually every Upper School student participates in some extracurricular activity, and the long list of teams, performing groups, service opportunities, clubs and activities give numerous opportunities to serve in a leadership position.
- Annually, the Academy typically fields numerous varsity and junior varsity teams with options for boys and girls in all three seasons. Learn more...
- The Upper School’s Student Advisory Council (SAC) plays an active part in school life and includes class officers, representatives and representatives from each of the five Houses.
- For students interested in performing, there are two major Upper School theatrical performances each year, a fall play and a spring musical, as well as an orchestra, small instrumental ensembles and both boys’ and girls’ a cappella singing groups. Learn more...
- Literary and creative students have the opportunity to write for the Quill, one of the nation’s oldest high school newspapers, contribute to Images, a student literary magazine or design Academia, the school year book, as a senior.
The myriad of student clubs is a perfect reflection of the range of interests represented in the Upper School student body. Between 2014-2016, students chartered, organized and lead over 30 clubs, and to start a club, a student needs a mission statement and a faculty moderator. Some clubs have an academic focus (Science, History, Spanish), while others are based upon a shared interest (Movies, Badminton, Environmental Awareness). Several clubs have a service component, and a few clubs participate in activities or conferences off campus. In recent years, the most popular and active clubs have been the Model United Nations Club whose members attend a university- sponsored conference, and She’s The First, an organization that promotes the education of girls and young women worldwide.