Participation in student clubs provides students with an important avenue for exploring an area of interest, developing leadership skills, and furthering connections with others.

Lower School

Lower School students have the opportunity to participate in a range of extracurricular activities. Private art, fencing, ceramics, keyboarding, individual tutoring, gymnastics, and a science club are just a few of the after-school activities that have been offered recently. 

In addition, Brownies, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Boy Scouts meet once a week after school hours.

Learn more about our Extended Day and Enrichment offerings.

Middle School

The Middle School provides opportunities for students to shine outside of the classroom. During these years, students gain more independence and are encouraged to pursue their own budding interests. In-school activities include an award-winning literary magazine, student government (S.C.A.), and clubs. Unite Now in Tolerance and Equality (UNITE) is a student organization that promotes understanding and celebrates diversity.
 
Service learning is also a key tenet of student life at the Middle School. Students regularly make sandwiches in the morning prior to school for Martha’s Table. Other projects have included volunteering at a food bank, visiting with local senior citizens, and sending care packages to U.S. troops stationed abroad.

MINI-COURSES

Our popular three-day mini-courses combine hands-on field trips and classroom discussion to provide students the opportunity to delve deep and learn about the topics in a unique, unforgettable way. 

Recent courses topics have included: The Artist’s Journal, Chesapeake Journey, Joy of Cooking, D.C. Excursions, and Dream Home Design.

Upper School

Students in the Upper School can choose from a variety of extracurricular activities to complement their academic classes. Depending on their passion, students can showcase their leadership and creativity by participating in Student Council, sponsoring a club, helping to produce the school yearbook or annual literary magazine, or exploring interests in the performing arts. Many of the clubs are community-service oriented, with participants organizing fundraisers for various charities. One of the clubs, Pro-Vita, organizes a trip during spring break to visit Romania to help at an orphanage.

UPPER SCHOOL CLUBS BY INTEREST

All of the clubs are student-led and demonstrate the wide range of passions at our school. Here is a sampling:

Language: French, Latin & Spanish Clubs
The Arts: Arts Club, Drama Club, Design Club, Movie Club, Improv Club, Boys & Girls Dance, Handbell Choir
Singing: Gospel Club, Mantet, Sextet
Academic: Math, Model Organization of American States (O.A.S.), Model Judiciary, & Science Clubs
Politics: The Young Democrats & Young Republican Clubs 
Technology: Movie-Making, Video Game Design Clubs, & Robotics Club
Literary/Writing: Writer's Club, “Fire & Stones” Literary Magazine, “The Voice” Newspaper, & Yearbook
Service Clubs: GUILD, Our Little Roses Orphanage, Red Cross, Pink Ribbon, Pro-Vita Romanian Orphanage, & Save Darfur Clubs
Others: Environmental Club, Gay-Straight Alliance, Jets Club, Spirit Squad, Unity Through Diversity, Model UN, & the Weather Club