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:
Getting lost in words is difficult when you’re encouraged to look for the ‘right’ path or answer in something so vast and fluid. Spoken word and hip-hop seem like wide open spaces in comparison.
Come release your inner emcee
with lyrical, spherical, ever-moving poetry.
Talent is not a necessitate,
being brave is the only prerequisite.
And if you just want to get lost in the words and the beats,
Then spoken word club will be saving your seat.
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 UN General Assembly and other multilateral bodies. Students step into the shoes of ambassadors from UN member states to debate current issues on the organization’s vast agenda. Student “delegates” in Model UN prepare draft resolutions, plot strategy, negotiate with supporters and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the UN’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.
Come one, come all and practice your dodgeball skills to see if you can hone them well enough to take down the faculty juggernaut in the Spring Dodgeball Championship!
Through board games, movies, and hilarious adaptations of Shakespeare’s work, experience and perform Shakespeare monologues and scenes in a fun and stress-free environment. Speak Shakespeare, use a sword, dance a “coronato,” fight like a villain, swear like an Elizabethan, and drink from tankards and flagons! In this club learn that the Bard is not so hard. There will even be a stage combat workshop.