One of the hallmarks of The Out-of-Door Academy program is the expectation that students engage in the life of the school beyond the classroom.
Leadership opportunities, after school activities, athletics, and arts opportunities exist for students in all grade levels. These opportunities hone leadership skills, encourage compassion, and instill a sense of responsibility. Leadership opportunities exist for students at all grade levels. The development of leadership skills at Out-of-Door follows a continuum from working effectively as an individual to working effectively within a group to leading groups. The instruction and practice of collaboration and leadership skills are integrated throughout the academic, arts, athletics, and advisory programs.
Clubs and Activities
Out-of-Door students join – and lead – more than two dozens clubs and interest groups. Nearly every Out-of-Door student belongs to one or two clubs, and many belong to four or five.
Top Five Reasons to Join a Club
Clubs and interest groups provide students with:
- leadership opportunities
- public speaking experience
- chances to plan and organize events
- opportunities to expand cultural and educational interests
- many ways to have fun with friends and teachers!
Categories of clubs range from cultural to academic to social. Students never hesitate to start a new group when they find they have interests in common. Groups take advantage of the diversity of the Out-of-Door community.
Sample list of clubs
Kids Caring Club in the Lower School
Global Citizens Club
National Honor Society & National Junior Honor Society
Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)
Varsity Sports Club