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Student Clubs

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Life at the Prep doesn't end when the last bell rings. In fact, more than 90 percent of our students participate in an after-school club, sport, or activity. 

The best part? It's not hard to find something that suits your interests. With about 20 clubs in the Middle School and 60 clubs in the High School, there is something going on after school every single day at the Prep. Try your hand at something totally new or stick with something you've loved all your life. Clubs and organizations enrich students' lives beyond the classroom by introducing them to classmates with similar interests, connecting them with alumni in the field, and getting them off campus to explore their interests in real time. 

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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.

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Animal Welfare Club

The club sponsors events, organize supply drives for shelters and volunteer at a local animal shelter working hands-on with the shelter animals.

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Arabic 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.

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Art and Design Club (High School)

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!

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Art and Design Club (Middle School)

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.

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Asian Cultural Club

The Asian Cultural Club offers students the opportunity to participate in activities and events to enhance appreciation of Asian culture.

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Aviation Club

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.

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Best Buddies

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.

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Celtic Band

We welcome students who play fiddle, flute, guitar, string bass, mandolin, banjo, piano, penny whistle, recorder, accordion, concertina, as well as singers.

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Chess Club

Come learn how to play chess, advance your skills, and challenge other Prep students to games and tournaments every Tuesday morning and afternoon!

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Chinese Ambassadors 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.

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Computer Club

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.

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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.

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Environmental Club

There will be environmental advocacy opportunities, outdoor adventures, planning of exciting events like Earth Day, and many more.

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Festival Music Club

The Middle School Music Festival Club is a music ensemble that provides additional challenge and performance opportunities for motivated middle school musicians.

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Future Medical Professionals

The club attempts to pique student’s interest and facilitate learning about the medical field through exposing students to the activities of health professionals.

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Greek & Latin Club

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.

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History Club

The History club facilitates discussion about history and politics and organizes field trips to historic sites of interest.

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Improv Club

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.

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Jazz Band Club

Jazz Club is designed for Middle School students who are seeking to explore and experiment in a uniquely American style.

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Jewish Student Union

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.

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Magic Club

The Magic Club gathers every Friday after school to laugh, be bamboozled by and learn magic tricks from our amazingly talented club magicians.

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Makers Club

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.

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Maker Studio

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.

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Math Club

We explore a wide range of problems, develop new skills, and learn how to take apart math problems and solve them quickly.

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Middle School Drama Guild

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.

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Middle School Service Team

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.

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Mock Trial

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.

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Model UN

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.

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Music Studio Club

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.

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National Honor Society

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.

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Outdoor Adventure Club

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.

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Pax Christi SJP

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.

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PC Builders Club

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.

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Philosophy Club

The Philosophy Club provides students the opportunity to discuss classical and contemporary philosophical questions and their connection to our lived human experience.

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Photography Club

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.

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Robotics Club

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.

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Robotics Team

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.

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Science Fiction Club

For students interested in any aspect of science fiction or fantasy, club members enjoy talking about science fiction and fantasy films, books, and television.

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Social Entrepreneurship Club

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.

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Spanish Club

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.

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Speak Up

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.

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Student Council

Comprised of elected class representatives, Student Council serves as the voice of the student body to the Headmaster and the Principal.

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SwingTown! is St. John's own student-faculty a cappella singing group. Anyone is welcome to audition, no singing experience is necessary.

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The Eagle's Nest

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.

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Trivia Club

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.

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In the process of producing Spire, students learn valuable skills such as digital photography, desktop publishing, copy editing, creative design, and management.

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Young Democrats

The Young Democrats Club provides students who are interested in politics, history and government the opportunity to further develop and broaden these interests.

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Young Republicans

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.

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