Student committees and clubs are an integral part of student life in the Middle, Intermediate, and Upper Schools.
Choice & VOICE
Many clubs are designed and organized by students, such as the Fem-n-Stem Club. Upper School students meet to discuss science and technology topics, host special guests, and design STEM activities for younger students.
Middle School clubs meet during lunch and/or recess on designated days, while the Intermediate and Upper School have club meeting time built into the school day schedule.
Upper School Lunchtime Conversations
Lunchtime Conversations in the Upper School is a panel discussion series that focuses on current events and topics of interest suggested by student clubs. As many student clubs in the Upper School are affinity or alliance based, some conversations allow students to explore how current events intersect with parts of their identity. The Hispanic Student Alliance hosted a conversation featuring GALA (Grupo de Artistas LatinoAmericanos) Hispanic Theatre’s Director of Education and Arts Engagement, Silvia Thorton Freeman. The event was in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and gave students an opportunity to learn about GALA’s commitment to providing opportunities for Latino artists, educating the youth, and engaging communities in an exchange of ideas and perspectives. The Virginia Teen Democrats and the Middle Eastern North African Alliance student clubs jointly hosted a lunchtime conversation focusing on the political and cultural oppression of women in the region. By exploring movements of resistance and examples of female bravery and perseverance, those in attendance were able to develop informed opinions about the events in Iran and explore their responsibilities as global citizens in addressing the current issues.