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.
Newbery and Caldecott Challenges: Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Stephanie Howell
Odyssey of the Mind
Girls on the Run
Play for Your School - Soccer & Basketball
Safety Patrol: Grade 5
Student Ambassadors: Grade 5
Nature / Environmental Activities
Odyssey of the Mind
Girls on the Run
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.
Ambassadors– Serve as guides, buddies, spokespersons, and resources for new prospective students and families.
Black Student Union– This group serves as a forum for communication between students and faculty, with an aim to advocate the needs of students at CDS while empowering, teaching, discussing and exploring the Black experience.
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.
GSA- Group that allows for those who identify as LGBTQ or those who support/know those who identify as LGBTQ to discuss and share experiences.
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.
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.
Newspaper– Participants work together in various roles to produce The Scratching Post, Carolina Day's Upper School newspaper.
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.
Social Justice Club– Discusses issues that are pertinent to adults and teens alike, and puts forth school-wide awareness programs for local and national issues.
Student Government– Elected representatives plan activities, promote school spirit, and support community service and school-based cultural events.
Theatre– Puts on award-winning productions for the CDS and Asheville community.
Yearbook– Participants work together in various roles to produce The Silhouette, Carolina Day's PreK–12 yearbook.
*Students may start new clubs each year if they obtain faculty sponsorship and have at least four members.