CLUBS & ENSEMBLES
CLAPHAM SCHOOL’S EXTRA–CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Clubs have been formed going back to all ancient civilizations of which we have any knowledge: for instance, the ancient Greek hetereiai or the Roman collegia. Their purpose is to allow people with a common interest to associate despite having no familial ties. At Clapham School we recognize the natural human desire to pursue excellence in an area of interest with other likeminded people. The shared enjoyment and sense of achievement can be powerfully formative. During the school day, all students participate together in many important educational goals, but some students will always want to develop their relationship with particular subjects and skills in a deeper way. Therefore, Clapham School’s extracurricular clubs and ensembles seek to provide an avenue for students to associate around worthy pursuits in a way that fosters their love of learning and challenges them to go deeper. Joyful discovery doesn’t just occur in a classroom, it’s a way of life. And so, we offer a rich selection of clubs and ensembles to spur our students on in their pursuit of all things good, true and beautiful.
Business Club (C8–C12)
Leader: Heinrich Johnsen
Season: Year-long Club
Time: Info Meeting 8/30 at 4:30pm, Other TBA
Club Advisor: Kolby Atchison
Math Olympiads (C4–C8)
Birders and Botanists (C6–C12): Limit 20
Junior Classical League (C6–C12): Limit 20
Clapham School Orchestra
Director: Drostan Hall, the Music Director, Founder and Conductor of Camerata Chicago
Season: Year-long Ensemble
Time: As arranged by the director
To sign up, contact the director to set up an audition.
Drama Club (C3-C5): Limit 20
Teacher: Jenna Adams and Miranda Quinn
Season: Fall Club
Dates: 10 Wednesdays – 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14
Sewing and Hospitality Club (C3-C12): Limit 10
Teacher: Jenny Johnson and Sally Woodhouse
Season: Winter Club
Dates: 10 Wednesdays beginning in January
Introduction to Fencing (C5-C12): Limit 20
Season: Spring Club
Dates: 9 Wednesdays beginning in March
Debate Camp (C6 - C12)
Kat has 8 years of experience teaching and coaching debate. Within a year of founding a debate program on the East Coast, her team quickly become the most successful in the league, earning the highest percentage of overall wins in the league.
In addition to 8 years of personal experience as a nationally recognized debater, Peter has 10 years of experience teaching debate and designing curriculum for summer debate institutes. He has coached multiple students to national championships.
Upper School students are required to have a laptop. Middle School students are strongly encouraged to have one.