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 like minded 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.
Are you in Middle School or Upper School? Do you love to sing and make music with friends old and new? Come join the Clapham Singers! Together, we will grow in vocal technique and in working as an ensemble. The Clapham Singers will sing a varied repertoire of music and have opportunities to perform at Chapel, a Pack-the-Place and at the Fall and Spring Benefits!
To sign up download this form and turn in to the office.
Teachers: Julie and Nathan LeMahieu
Season: Fall and Spring Ensemble
Fall Dates: Sep. 6 - Dec. 13, 2019 (Except 9/20, 10/11, 11/8, 11/29)
Spring Dates: Jan. 24 - April 24, 2020 (Except 2/14, 3/6, 4/3, 4/10)
Time: Fridays, 3-4 pm
Do you enjoy math, and desire an opportunity to hone your problem-solving skills with other students across the world? Join Math Olympiads, the global math competition that serves as a fun, low stress way to learn and explore mathematics together with friends. Meetings are once a week and include a problem set, time for discussion, and once a month contests administered at school. Honors are awarded to top scoring individuals and teams.
Teacher: David Horton
Season: Year-long Club
Time: Fridays from 3–4 pm
To sign up, complete the Math Olympiads form and email form here.
Interested in the myths, history, legends, and languages of the Greeks and Romans? Feed that love through games and competitions, projects and the pursuit of everything classical. The Junior Classical League is a national club, in which there are opportunities to gather with students from other classics clubs in the area to compete in certamen—a jeopardy-like game—in arts and crafts, drama and more! Meetings will include food, light-hearted competitions, crafts or games, and exposure to everything Greco-Roman.
Teacher: Jason Barney
Season: Year-long Club
Time: Wednesdays from 3–4 pm
To sign up, complete the Junior Classical League form and email form here.