Student Life


Middle Division Clubs, Fall 2017

Middle Division Clubs at The School are designed to give students in Grades 6-8 enrichment and leadership opportunities, as well as new ways to collaborate across grades. Two out of every three Middle Division students participate in at least one club, and many participate in several. In addition, The School hosts clubs for younger grades, including Chess Team.

Throughout the year, many of these clubs and teams attend events throughout the tri-state area, where they present their work to peers from other schools and often receive accolades. 

List of 4 items.

  • Debate Team

    Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 pm, Room 320
    Faculty Advisors: Tricia Zephyr and Luisa Peguero
    Coach: Columbia University Debate Team
    Members of the TSC Debate Team improve their persuasion, communication, and fluency skills. Debating enables critical thinking and opens minds to new ideas. When advocating for ideas that challenge their own beliefs, team members grow to better respect the perspectives and opinions of others. The skills honed in debate can be used in everyday lives.
  • Gay Straight Transgender Alliance (GSTA)

    Wednesdays, 3:45-4:15 pm, Room 322
    Faculty Advisors: Vanessa D’Egidio, Jessica Freedman
    The GSTA is a group of dedicated Middle Division students united in celebrating The School as a safe, inclusive place. The School’s GSTA continues to plan fun and meaningful events that promote the message that it’s okay to be who you are. The GSTA is proud to support and celebrate the LGBTQ community, as well as raise awareness in the TSC community.
  • Maker Club

    Mondays, 3:30-5:30 pm, Room 333
    Faculty Advisor: Dylan Ryder
    The MakerClub seeks new ways to design and engineer through the use of computing and hands-on technical skills. Students design a project of their choice: coding, DIY electronics, 3D printing, handmade fashions, carpentry, digital audio/video creation, or whatever! This club gives students the tools, the time, and the help to make it real. Each MakerClub meeting begins with a brief demo lesson from the club advisor in a new tool or technology, so students can grow as engineers. The remaining majority of club time is for students to work on independent projects of their choice.      
  • Portfolio Preparation Club

    Thursday Afternoon
    Faculty Advisor: Katelin O'Hare

    The Portfolio Preparation Club provides art education and related opportunities for dedicated Middle Division art students, supporting their growth as artists, learners, and citizens. Participants build a visual art portfolio that may be used in the high school application process. The Portfolio Preparation Club is not just for those applying to high school; it is also a valuable opportunity for committed young artists to master new drawing and painting techniques.

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