Clubs & Groups

Opportunities beyond the classroom inspire students to explore specific interests and give back to the community. From raising awareness of other cultures and traditions through the International Club to kayaking and rockclimbing as part of Middle School Expeditions, there is an extracurricular activity for everyone.

Lower School Clubs & Groups

Robotics Team: Grade 4 and Grade 5

Newbery and Caldecott Challenges: Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Stephanie Howell.

Odyssey of the Mind

100-Mile Club

Girls on the Run

Play for Your School

Safety Patrol: Grade 5

Student Ambassadors: Grade 5

*More clubs will be announced for 2016-17.


Key School Clubs & Groups

Odyssey of the Mind

Girls on the Run

100-Mile Club

Afternoon Adventures

Play for Your School

*More clubs will be announced for 2016-17.

Middle School Clubs & Groups

Lunchtime Book Club: Meets twice a month in Oreck Library. Students choose the monthly selection from student and faculty recommendations, sampling different genres and styles. They enjoy each other's company,  lunch, and a lively discuss of their reading.  Every December, the group reads A Christmas Carol, and partakes of a Victorian luncheon provided by Friends of the Library.

Middle School Xpeditions: Activities include trail hiking/biking, canoe/kayak, rock climbing, farm-to-table, programming, literary magazine, videography, leadership, giving back, skiing and more. 

Chess Class: Led by Life Master Neal Harris, this class teaches general familiarity with chess, plus participants have the opportunity to compete! Students meet on Wednesday evenings throughout the year and travel to various locations for multi-school competitions.

Middle School Student Council: Student Council is made up of representatives from 6th, 7th, and 8th grade at both Stephens Hall and the Key School. There is also the option for interested students to participate in specific committees. The group meets monthly over lunch to plan after school activities and dances, come up with ways to increase school spirit, work on making our campus more environmentally friendly, and bring student issues to the attention of the administration.

Ski Club

* More clubs to come after the start of the 2016-2017 school year. 

Upper School Activities

Ambassadors– Serve as guides, buddies, spokespersons and resources for new prospective students and families.
 
Chorus Practice and perform vocal arts for our school and the greater community.
 
Debate Team– Trains and competes against other schools in multiple speech and debate categories.

Honor Council Elected members serve to uphold the Honor Code in the CDS community.
 
International Club– Raises awareness of other cultures and traditions through the enjoyment of authentic music, food and other cultural celebrations.
 
Key Club– Participates in community service projects in the community.
 
Literary Society– Shares the magic of the written word with poetry and prose, producing a bound collection of work in the spring each year.
 
Math Team Learns, trains and competes regionally with other math teams of all skill levels.
 
Outdoor Club– Pursues outdoor activities outside of school including paddling, climbing, and mountain biking.
 
SAFER (Students Allied for Environmental Responsibility) - Improves the environment at CDS and our local community through projects and fundraisers.
 
Science Olympiad– Learns, prepares and competes against other schools in multiple scientific categories.
 
Ski/Snowboard Club Trains and competes against other schools during the winter season.

Student Government Elected representatives plan activities, promote school spirit, and support community service and school based cultural events.
 
Teens Embracing Children– Community service group helping children with serious medical challenges at Mission Children’s Hospital. 
 
Theatre– Put on award winning productions for the CDS and Asheville community.

 * More activities to come after the start of the 2016-2017 school year. Students may start new clubs each year if they obtain faculty sponsorship and have at least four members.


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