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High School Clubs: A to E

Interested? Contact the moderator or complete the Club Interest Form.

Academic Bowl Team

The Academic Bowl Team represents St. John's at local and national tournaments competing against other schools in the mastery of math, literature, science and history. Everyone is welcome to compete for a spot on the team.  The team meets on Tuesdays after school.  The club moderator is Mr. James Arinello.

Always Our Brothers and Sisters (Gay/Straight Alliance)

Always Our Brothers and Sisters represents the gay/straight alliance at St. John's Prep. Our goals are to provide Catholic affirmation for teens with a homosexual orientation; to provide support for heterosexual students who reach out in friendship to either homosexual peers or gay family members; and to promote activities designed to reduce stereotyping of, and discrimination against, persons of same-sex orientation. The club moderators are Mr. Leonard and Mr. McDaniel.

Amnesty International

The St. John's Prep chapter of Amnesty International is a student-run group that works to rally the Prep community against human rights violations occurring in the world today. Join the movement for social justice, learn about global issues, and educate others about human rights. The club moderator is Ms. Monica Keeley.

Animal Welfare Club

Have you ever been interested in helping animals? The Animal Welfare Club is dedicated to raising awareness on issues that affect all animals. We sponsor events, organize supply drives for shelters and volunteer at a local animal shelter working hands-on with the shelter animals. We welcome everyone who simply cares about and wants to help animals in needs. Get involved and have fun with other people who share your compassion for the animals that share the planet with us. Our moderator is Ms. Nancy Sacco.

Anime Club

Anime Club gathers every Thursday from 3-5 PM in B230 to enjoy the highlights of Japanese animation. Our media consumption varies from both classics to even the most up to date anime. We experience anime of all different genres, from Action to Psychological to Romance, in a friendly group setting. No matter your tastes, there's an anime for you!  Club moderator is Mr. Aaron Galus.

Arabic Language and Culture Club

The Arabic Language and Culture Club is open to all students who are interested in learning about the Arabic language and culture while promoting cross cultural relationships with the larger community of St. John’s Prep. We will explore the Arabic world through conversation, movies, food, readings, and cultural events. Club moderator is Ms. Nibal Awad.

Art and Design Club

Silkscreen t-shirts, learn to draw or sculpt, try woodcuts, paint with oil, work with digital photography...or just be in a unique and creative environment...open studios...no artistic boundaries! The Art and Design Club meets in the Ryken studios on Mondays, 2:30 - 4:30. We all work on one major project a year and spend the rest of the time experimenting with the tools and materials in the studio. We are a creatively energetic group and you never know who will have a great idea for an unusual project. Ms. Harriet Malone is the club moderator.

Asian Cultural Club

The Asian Cultural Club offers students the opportunity to participate in activities and events to enhance appreciation of Asian culture. Members participate in exploring culture through discussion, movies, guest speakers, field trips, food and a tour of Boston's Chinatown. Club moderator is Mr. Matthew Zaterka.

Aviation Club

Learn to fly real airplanes! The SJP Aviation Club will teach you the basics of flying airplanes. The club hosts guest speakers (pilots, FAA personnel, etc.), takes field trips to various airports, museums and airshows, and practices flying techniques using Microsoft Flight Simulator X on our school network. There is an annual trip to Washington, DC, to visit the Air and Space Museum and the Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles Airport. The High School club meets Thursdays after school in the Brother Keefe, C.F. X Academic Center, room K215, from 2:45 to 4:30 pm. This year every club member will have the opportunity to pilot a Piper Warrior with a certified flight instructor out of the Beverly Flight School at Beverly Airport or “back seat” a club member pilot. Be a member of our unique club and learn how to fly! The High School club moderator is Brother Tim Paul, C.F.X.

Best Buddies

The mission of Best Buddies is to "enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment. These friendships help increase self-esteem, confidence and the abilities of people with and without intellectual disabilities." (Best Buddies International) At St. John's the mission of Best Buddies is to create opportunities for Prep students to learn with and build relationships with students of disabilities in the North Shore. The commitment of Best Buddies at St. John's enhances the Prep's bond with the local community. The club moderator is Ms. Wendy Larivee.

Car Club

Description coming soon! Car Club moderator is Ms. Mary Kiley.

Complete the Club Interest Form to receive more information.

Celtic Band

We welcome students who play fiddle, flute, guitar, string bass, mandolin, banjo, piano, penny whistle, recorder, accordion, concertina, & singers. The group plays traditional and new music from the Irish and Scottish Celtic traditions. First performance is mid-October. Attendance at all rehearsals is required. The club moderator is Mr. Michael Hamill.

Chess Club

The SJP Chess Club meets every Friday after school in the physics lab on the first floor of Benjamin Hall. Students from all abilities meet in a setting that is both academic and social. New players are always welcome; and there is never a shortage of chess masters who are eager to introduce the game to new players. Nationally-ranked chess master Ben Smith '09 is the alumni moderator. Mr. James Barry is faculty moderator.

Chinese Ambassador Club

The purpose of this club is to help students enhance their Chinese skills, apply the skills in life experience for those who want to visit China one day, eliminate many stereotypes, and grasp traditional Chinese culture as educated Chinese learners. By bringing Chinese language and culture in life experience, members are expected to perform, on special occasions, with Chinese elements, such as Chinese songs or unique Chinese etiquettes.  Anyone from St. John’s Prep who is interested in Chinese language or Chinese culture is welcome. Club moderator is Ms. Emma Mills and Ms. Ting Gao


Computer Club

This club provides a place for students interested in programming computers to learn more, compete in contests, and share what they know with each other. Members also explore computer hardware. Past activities have included workshops for students just beginning to learn about programming, learning to control Mac OS X computers by scripted voice control, and programming games with Microsoft XNA Game Studio. In some years members have competed in the American Computer Science League. Students of all skill levels are welcome, though some activities require previous knowledge of computer programming. Mr. Bernard Gilmore is the club faculty moderator.

The Concordia Newspaper

The Concordia, St. John's Prep's student newspaper, produces regular publications that reflect the voice of our student population. Students gain hands-on journalism experience by writing, editing, and laying out the paper, in addition to managing the budget. Rob O'Brien is the faculty moderator.

Drama Guild

This Fine Arts organization presents two major productions during the school year: a fall play and an entry in the State Drama Festival. In addition, the Drama Guild produces a summer production directed by a guest artist. From lighting, set design and construction to acting, our drama guild has been highly honored for their accomplishments. All are welcome to audition and volunteer for crew. Ms. Alicia Greenwood is the club moderator. All are welcome to audition and volunteer for crew. Ms. Alicia Greenwood is the club moderator.

Engineering Club

Design and build your own longboard. Program a micro-controller to gather local weather conditions. Solder a circuit for a bike lighting system. Or build a wooden boat! If you have the desire to create, build, and dive into a hands-on project, this is the club for you. The Engineering Club moderator is Steve Nichols.

Environmental Club

The Environmental Club is a student-led club that aims to create a positive difference in our school and local community environment. There will be environmental advocacy opportunities, outdoor adventures, planning of exciting events like Earth Day, and many more. You get to help us decide which priorities we will tackle this year! The club moderators are Mr. Matt Spearing and Mrs. Kerrie Tingle. The club meets after school on Thursdays and is a grade 6-12 club.

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