Clubs

Clubs and activities are an integral part of the Moorestown Friends School experience and take different forms in each division. At Moorestown Friends, students directly influence the idea of what an extracurricular is – or can be. Each division approaches the idea in a unique way, always placing an emphasis on choice and exploration. Regardless of the division, clubs and activities are another way for students to pursue passions and explore interests relating to academic and non-academic areas with guidance provided by club and activity advisers who are MFS faculty and staff.

See below for much more information about Lower School After-School Clubs, Middle School Activity Period, and Upper School Clubs, which typically meet at lunchtime.

 

Lower School After-School Clubs

In the Lower School, After-School clubs are offered for a fee, with new clubs added or changed every season. After-School Clubs provide opportunities for students in Grades PK – 5 to both enhance their learning and have fun! Most clubs meet once a week for eight weeks and there are three sessions (Fall, Winter, and Spring).

IMG_9632A Sampling of Clubs We Offer:
  • Ballet Fun-damentals! for Grades K – 2
  • Basketball Club for Grades 3 – 5
  • Board Games Club for Grade 5
  • Computer Club for Grades 3 & 4
  • Exploring Art for Grades 2 – 5
  • Football Club for Grades 3 – 5
  • Imagiknit Knitting for Grades 2 – 5
  • Music Improv Club for Grades 3 – 5
  • Science Olympiad for Grades 4 & 5
  • Sports Club for Grades 2 & 3

Registration
Current families may access details and forms for registration on myMFS.

Questions
Contact Norma DeGroat, Director of Extended Day and After School Programs ndegroat@mfriends.org or (856) 235-2900/ext. 391.

Middle School Activity Period

Students in grades 6-8 choose semester-spanning “Activity Periods,” built into their course schedules on particular days. They select their top choices from a list of offerings and receive activity placements based on grade level and class size. All activities are ungraded, further encouraging students to explore and customize their schedules to their liking.

During each week, students participate in two Activity Period offerings. These offerings allow students to engage in clubs and hobbies with other middle schoolers, across grade levels, who share common interests. Sixth graders fulfill their performing arts requirement during one or two of their Activity Periods, in either choir, ensemble, string ensemble or tech crew. They may audition for the middle school musical which is performed in the spring. Seventh and eighth graders are free to choose from a variety of offerings, which may include student government, service leadership, choir, ensemble, string ensemble, active sports and games, First LEGO League robotics, Math Counts, Science Olympiad, as well as other options which vary from year to year. Students also have the option to select a study hall for one or more of their Activity Periods.

Some clubs that fall outside the activity umbrella, including the PRIDE (People Recognizing Individual Diversity and Equality), Diversity, and Book Clubs, meet during lunch.

Examples of Past Activity Period Offerings:

  • Active Games and Sports
  • Advanced String Ensemble
  • Choir
  • Clay is the Way
  • Contemporary Ensemble
  • Decoding Media Myths
  • Digital Photography
  • Exploring the Potter’s Wheel
  • FLL (FIRST LEGO League) Robotics
  • Glassworks
  • Guitar and Percussion Jam
  • History Bee
  • Instrumental Ensemble
  • Lower School Buddy Program
  • MATHCOUNTS
  • Musical
  • Science Olympiad
  • Service Leadership
  • Sketch Squad
  • String Ensemble
  • Student Government
  • Tech Crew

Upper School Clubs

There are over 40 clubs in the Upper School and students can propose new ones by presenting them at Agenda Committee and Upper School Meeting for Worship for Business (student government). Clubs meet during lunch and are distinct from, but in some ways similar to, minor courses, which allow students to explore specialized subjects several times a week during a semester or full year. Above all, these unique methods of offering programs allow students to experience a range of educational, social, and personal benefits.

Sample Clubs:

  • Aerospace Club
  • Art and Stress Relief Club
  • BBQ Club
  • Biology Club/Health Awareness Club
  • Chess Club
  • Chinese Club
  • Civil Discourse Club
  • Coding Club
  • Comedy Club
  • Creative Writing Club
  • Cybersecurity Club
  • Dance Team Club
  • Debate Club
  • DECA Club
  • Disney Club
  • Drama Club
  • Engineering Club
  • Environmental & Beekeeping Club
  • Fantasy Football Club
  • French Club
  • Gender Equality Forum
  • Girl Up
  • History Bowl
  • Indian Culture Club
  • Investment Club
  • Jewish Culture Club
  • Lemon Club
  • Math Club
  • Mental Health Forum
  • MLK Club
  • Mock Trial Club
  • Model UN
  • Operation Smile Club
  • Podcast Club
  • PRIDE Club
  • Service Committee
  • Sign Language & Deaf Culture Club
  • Star Wars Club
  • TedX Club
  • Tennis/Ping Pong Club
  • TuneTalk Club
  • Video Game Club
  • Women in STEM
  • Worship Planning Committee

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