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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.

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 and Ms. Laura Bell.

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.

Aquarium Club

For more information about this club and their meeting times, please contact the moderator Ms. Kristine Erwin.

Arab Culture Club

The Arab Culture Club engages and educates the St. John's Prep community through meetings and events that promote the understanding of the values of Arab people, Arab culture, and addressing stereotypes and false notions about the middle eastern region. We hope to raise awareness of current issues, debunk negative stereotypes held against Arabs, and work through community service to aid those in need while raising pertinent issues in the Arab world domestically and abroad. We will explore the Arabic world through conversation, movies, food, readings, and cultural events. The Arab Culture Club is open to all students who are interested in learning more. Students, faculty and staff who have Arab heritage are highly encouraged to join us! We will be offering meetings in a remote setting this year. Please contact the club moderators for the Zoom meeting link to join. Club moderators are Ms. Nibal Awad and Ms. Samira Tella

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 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.

Birding Club

For more information about this club and their meeting times, please contact the moderator Ms. Kit Stone.

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.

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

Comic Book Club

For more information about this club and their meeting times, please contact the moderator Mr. Michael Leonard.

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.

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.

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 moderator is Mr. Matt Spearing. The club meets after school on Mondays and is a grade 6 through 12 club.

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