Prep’s Student Life Club Period, which takes place on Tuesday mornings, offers students a wide variety of activities in which to immerse themselves and develop interests outside the strictly academic realm. Clubs are increasingly student-led, showcasing the passions and interests of individual members of our student body and offering up great leadership opportunities for students of all grades. The selection varies from year to year based on student interests and initiative, and students are encouraged to contact their division head if they are interested in starting a new club or after-school activity. Among the clubs and activities you might expect to find in any given year:
This student-led club will utilize both natural and man-made environments as a large playscape to climb on, jump over, and run around. Improved balance, flexibility and coordination are expected benefits of participating. Students will also learn hand-balancing, tumbling and other physical play that can be done anywhere and anytime.
Model United Nations
In Model UN, students spend the majority of the fall semester club time preparing for a series of inter-school debates in November that authentically simulate the U.N. General Assembly and other multilateral bodies. Students step into the shoes of ambassadors from U.N. member states to debate current issues on the organization’s vast agenda. Student “delegates” in Model U.N. prepare draft resolutions, plot strategy, negotiate with supporters and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the U.N.’s rules of procedures – all in the interest of mobilizing “international cooperation” to resolve problems that affect almost every country on earth. This club is a great fit for students interested in eventual careers in international foreign affairs, or for students who want to sharpen their research, debate, team-work, and negotiation skills.
Speech and Debate
Speech and Debate is a great activity for improving speaking, writing, organization and confidence. The team competes at tournaments around the state throughout the school year, and students meet twice monthly for coaching and practice.
Wilderness First Aid
In Wilderness First Aid, students learn how to safely size up an injury scene, perform a quick full-body scan for breaks and/or bleeds, and stabilize a person’s spine while waiting for help in a remote setting. Students also practice many potential emergency situations such as learning how to splint breaks with little equipment.