Clubs & Electives
Upper School & Middle School Clubs Extra-Curricular Activities
Debate: In debate students develop skills for public speaking, researching current events, creating persuasive arguments, and working as a team. In addition students will have the opportunity to win some medals along the way.
Musical (Upper School Only): Students experience the wonder that is the live stage through singing, dancing, acting, and much more. Musical Theater provides students with the full range of theatrical experiences both onstage and off.
Art: For students who are interested in a deeper study of the arts. This club will focus on furthering technique in a variety of mediums. Students have the option of creating their own independent study while receiving extra instruction in the medium of their choice.
Guys and Girls A Capella Groups (Upper School): Guys and girls sing a variety of genres including pop and Broadway in a capella and accompanied settings.
Yearbook (Upper School)-In yearbook students learn about photography and graphic design. Students are assigned specific events to cover, as well as write, design, and photograph to develop a school yearbook.
Clapham Chronicles Newsletter (Upper School): Student led, edited, illustrated and published news paper.
Middle School Newspaper: student led news publication.
Seminar on Artificial Intelligence: This seminar is led by a parent currently working in the AI field. Students explore how different fields of work are evolving due to AI and how different fields of study are connected to AI.
Arduino Robotics Programming (Middle School): students learn the mechanics of the body and how engineers work to overcome the effects of injury, age, and accidents on limbs and joints. Students design and build working joints and prosthesis and use programmable motors to articulate joints.
Math Counts (Middle School): Math counts is an engaging math program which builds problem solving skills and math confidence. A national program where students compete in the West Windsor NJ regional math competitions.
Creative Writing Club (Middle School): Students work with Dr. Sharri Steen published author of both scientific journals and children’s books to develop creative writing skills and passion. Students create a variety of genres including poetry, short story, and fiction.
Lower School Extra-Curricular Activities
Melodia (Class 1-Class 5): Melodia is a choir with repertoire from Broadway and popular music canon.
Robotics: Robotics club provides a fun environment for tomorrow’s innovators to practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. Students research real world problems and work together to find a solution. Students also design and build a program using LEGO MINDSTORM.
STEAM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Club (Class 1-Class 5): Students participate in weekly experiments or activities on a variety of topics, including building computers, computer program writing, visualizing sound waves, and understanding the microscope world.
Strategic Games Club (Class 3-Class 8): This club uses board games to help students think critically and to employ the use of strategy. Students play a variety of games which focus on historical simulations (Axis and Allies), economic principals (Settlers of Catan), and general strategy (chess).Chess Club (classes 1-3): Students develop their abilities in chess and learn chess strategies. Open to beginners through intermediate.
Chess Club (Class 1-Class 3): Students develop their abilities in chess and learn chess strategies. Open to beginners through intermediate.
Knitting Club (Class 3- Class 5; MS): Students hone and develop their motor skills, creativity, and focus. Students also serve their community by engaging in projects to knit for local hospitals.
Young Runners Club (Class 1-Class 5): Young Runners Club emphasizes teamwork and sportsmanship with short and long distance running. Students enjoy activities, games, and races.
Lacrosse Shots (Class 3-Class 5): Lacrosse Shots is a fun way for students to learn the fundamentals of lacrosse in a casual and upbeat environment.
Soccer Shots (E2-Class 5): Soccer Shots is a high energy, fun introduction to soccer. Curriculum includes character building concepts such as teamwork, sharing and respect.
Advanced Soccer Shots (Class 3-Class 5): Students focus on soccer drills and gaining greater soccer skills.