Math Team Fourth and fifth grade students meet weekly to prepare for school and district math competitions. Students prepare for team and individual contests, honing their math problem solving and reasoning skills. Collaboration and teamwork is a fundamental goal of math club.
Academic Club Fourth and fifth grade students meet weekly to prepare for school and district academic competitions including Spelling Bees, Geography Bees and group challenges. Academic Club helps students apply content knowledge and skills through academic games, contests and challenges.
Student Government Association Lower School Student Government Association is comprised of elected representatives from grades 3-5. Student government meets once per week to organize and implement school wide community service projects and to support school initiatives in conjunction with PSTA and Upper School Student Government. Through SGA, students learn the importance of civic responsibility, service and commitment.
Mandarin Chit-Chat Lower School students meet weekly with Upper School native Mandarin speakers to put their Mandarin language studies into practice. With teacher supervision, our lower school mandarin students work to improve their skills and vocabulary through authentic conversation and dialogue with native speaking students as guides.
Ecology Club Students in grades 4-5 meet weekly, under the direction of our lower school science teacher, to collect recycled materials, help maintain garden and pond learning spaces, and develop ecologically sound programs and practices for the lower school.
Choir Club Choir Club is open to 4 and 5 grade students who are interested in learning to sing in many musical styles including Popular, Broadway, Jazz, Classical and Concert. Choir Club students learn choreography to many of their selections, and will even tap into their instrumental skills by adding drums and other percussion to their singing! Choir Club student perform at various school and local events.
Strings Club Strings Club is open to all lower school strings students in grades 1-5.Violinists, violists, cellists, and bassists spend two hours a week after school practicing new music, reviewing known music, and playing music games too.
Jazz Band Club Band students who join Jazz Band Club have an opportunity to experience music making and band in a whole new way. Jazz band students learn to play jazz music from the greats during their weekly sessions. Lower School Jazz Band members perform at several school concerts throughout the year.