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.
Interested in learning to fly a plane? Try your hand at improv comedy? Or test your persuasive skills with Mock Trial?
Thanks to the more than 60 clubs at St. John's, you can explore virtually endless opportunities. In fact, more than 90 percent of our students get involved in after-school life. And if you're interested in something but don't find a club that fits, let us know and we'll help you create your own! For a list of clubs, explore these pages.
Plenty of great activities happen right here on campus, while other adventures may take you into the greater community. Check out these photos of the Environmental Club on their trip to Dane Street Beach in Beverly, MA for an afternoon beach cleanup!
Students, Get Involved!
This is the place to get involved with clubs and activities! With a click of a button, you can express interest in as many as five clubs. Take a minute, browse the clubs below, and think about what you'd like to be involved with at the Prep. Use this link to submit your choices!
Always Our Brothers and Sisters represents the gay/straight alliance at St. John's Prep.
The club sponsors events, organize supply drives for shelters and volunteer at a local animal shelter working hands-on with the shelter animals.
Anime Club gathers once a week to enjoy the highlights of Japanese animation.
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.
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!
Art Club is an opportunity for Middle School students to build on their creative interests and to work on projects that are putting into practice the tools they learned in class.
The Asian Cultural Club offers students the opportunity to participate in activities and events to enhance appreciation of Asian culture.
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.
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.
We welcome students who play fiddle, flute, guitar, string bass, mandolin, banjo, piano, penny whistle, recorder, accordion, concertina, as well as singers.
Come learn how to play chess, advance your skills, and challenge other Prep students to games and tournaments every Tuesday morning and afternoon!
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.
For more information about this club and their meeting times, please contact the moderator Mr. Michael Leonard.
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 English+, we read approximately four additional books over the course of the year (one per quarter), discuss literature through book discussions, and practice creative writing through various workshops and activities.
There will be environmental advocacy opportunities, outdoor adventures, planning of exciting events like Earth Day, and many more.
The Middle School Music Festival Club is a music ensemble that provides additional challenge and performance opportunities for motivated middle school musicians.
Film Club brings students together to discuss film, film writing, and the craft of movie making.
The club attempts to pique student’s interest and facilitate learning about the medical field through exposing students to the activities of health professionals.
Students meets weekly to learn and to practice programming video games.
This student-run organization's goal is the promotion and appreciation of the German culture and language through reading, film, and discussion.
Members of the Greek and Latin Club participate in monthly activities that immerse them in the history, mythology, architecture, and culture of Classical Greece and Rome.
From lighting, set design and construction to acting, our drama guild has been highly honored for their accomplishments.
The Investment Club's mission is to introduce students to the basics of personal finance and investing.
The History club facilitates discussion about history and politics and organizes field trips to historic sites of interest.
The Improv Club seeks students who are the creative type, quick on their feet, who love to be the center of attention, and have the call to comedy to join the Improv Club.
Jazz Club is designed for Middle School students who are seeking to explore and experiment in a uniquely American style.
St. John's Prep’s Jewish Student Union provides a space for Jewish and non-Jewish students to come together to celebrate Jewish culture and promote awareness of Jewish tradition through weekly club meetings and annual events.
Latinos Unidos en Acción (L.U.N.A.) is a multicultural club that spreads cultural awareness throughout the campus.
The Magic Club gathers every Friday after school to laugh, be bamboozled by and learn magic tricks from our amazingly talented club magicians.
Design and build your own long board. Learn how to fix or restore an old piece of furniture. Rewire your electric guitar. Upgrade a mountain bike. Solder components to make an electric circuit.
The studio provides space and materials to brainstorm, tinker, and make cool stuff! Members will build projects like balloon hovercrafts, paper circuit greeting cards, and smartphone holograms.
We explore a wide range of problems, develop new skills, and learn how to take apart math problems and solve them quickly.
The Math Team meets after school once a week, on Thursdays, to improve problem solving skills.
We present two theatrical productions each year; one in the fall and one in the spring. Students have the opportunity to audition for roles in these shows or to be involved as designers and crew members.
At Investment Club, students will have the opportunity to invest money and compete with one another in a stock market game.
Weekly community service opportunities will be offered, and students will have a chance to serve the St. John’s Prep community and the broader North Shore community through a variety of service projects.
Mock Trial Club meets to analyze and practice court trial strategies and procedures, culminating with participation in actual trial competitions against other school mock trial teams.
Club members research and debate world issues as representatives of various nations. Debate takes place informally at club meetings, and more formally at interscholastic day or weekend conferences.
Music Studio Club is an open space for students to play, explore, and practice their music. Students will have access to practice room spaces and can use guitars, drum sets, pianos, and keyboards.
For more information about this club and their meeting times, please contact Mrs. Diane Hastings.
The Brother Benjamin Chapter of the National Honor Society is intended to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character in students at St. John's Preparatory School.
Outdoor Adventure sponsors regular outdoor activities that are open to the entire school community. Some outings take place after school, while others occur on the weekend.
Pax Christi USA, the national Catholic peace movement, commits itself through study, prayer, and action to foster peace by witnessing to the call of Christian non-violence.
Discussions about the latest and greatest computer components and news, talks regarding the computer building process, and even physical displays of the computer building process.
The Philosophy Club provides students the opportunity to discuss classical and contemporary philosophical questions and their connection to our lived human experience.
In addition to learning about the art of photography members are also introduced to and given time to practice and utilize photo editing tools such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom.
Club moderator is Mrs. Mary Driscoll.
For more information about this club and their meeting times, please contact the moderator Mr. Rob O'Chander.
The Prep Pride Club provides fan support at St. John's Prep athletic and co-curricular events. The club has a variety of pre- and post-game activities which include tailgates, sign making, etc.
Robotics Club is a welcoming group where kids will explore and work together to accomplish challenges and missions, using LEGO MINDSTORM EV3 kits or Sphero devices.
Meeting three times a week during most of the school year, the team designs, builds, and programs robots that compete in competitions with other Massachusetts and American high schools.
Club moderator is Mr. Michael Leonard.
Members of the SJP Sci-Tech club meet to share their love of invention, experiment and the discoveries that change the world around us every day.
Geared toward students interested in any aspect of science fiction or fantasy, this club creates an open space for the discussion and enjoyment of the genres as they are expressed in books, film, and television.
Geared toward students interested in any aspect of Science Fiction or Fantasy, this club creates an open space for the discussion and enjoyment of the genres as they are expressed in books, film, and television.
For students interested in any aspect of science fiction or fantasy, club members enjoy talking about science fiction and fantasy films, books, and television.
Explore what it means to be a social entrepreneur, learn key business concepts, develop entrepreneurial skills and mindsets, and work with a team to design a new social enterprise.
Mr. Peter Mathison
The Spanish Club is a means for our students to explore opportunities involving the Hispanic community and to make use of the Spanish skills learned in their classes at SJP.
Speak Up is a place to make your voice heard, build community, and learn from your friends through dialogue around issues related to race, gender, socioeconomic status, current events, and more.
The ensemble performs at campus events including the Autumn Recital.
Comprised of elected class representatives, Student Council serves as the voice of the student body to the Headmaster and the Principal.
SwingTown! is St. John's own student-faculty a cappella singing group. Anyone is welcome to audition, no singing experience is necessary.
The Trivia Club offers students in grades 6 through 8 a fun and competitive venue to challenge themselves and their peers to a weekly battle of wits.
No tryouts necessary, and it is open to all levels. Woodwinds must perform at autumn and spring recitals.
This club offers students the opportunity to investigate and play games originating from varying regions and countries around the world.
In the process of producing Spire, students learn valuable skills such as digital photography, desktop publishing, copy editing, creative design, and management.
The Young Democrats Club provides students who are interested in politics, history and government the opportunity to further develop and broaden these interests.
The Young Republicans meet every two weeks to discuss conservative politics, the upcoming presidential race, and to plan participation in local campaigns of Republican candidates.