Upper School | Gr. 9-12

Clubs and Activities

Join In To Branch Out

Through our Upper School club program, students develop their passions and explore their identities through unique opportunities for intellectual and social growth. Clubs are fertile ground for students to practice leadership skills, make friends outside of their typical peer groups, and dive into their interests in an informal, but structured environment with the support of faculty advisors. 

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  • A Cappella Club

    The A Cappella group, Breakwater, performs all-vocal versions of contemporary pop songs and other styles of music. In addition to their regular practice, the group performs at school-wide assemblies throughout the year.
  • Amnesty International

    Severn’s chapter of this global organization focuses on international human rights and participates in Amnesty International’s Write for Rights campaign, a letter writing event addressing international human rights violations. The club also participates in Severn’s Unity Day, a full-day, student-led diversity and inclusion conference.
  • Anchor Newspaper

    The Anchor is Severn’s online and print Upper School student newspaper. This club produces articles on issues important to the Severn community, as well as local, national, and international topics and opinion/editorial pieces. Read The Anchor online.
  • Archery Club

    The Archery Club provides an opportunity for every student, regardless of skill level, age, or athleticism, to develop their skills in teamwork and archery. Through the sport, our students build internal motivation, focus, and a sense of self-esteem. Archers also develop physical core strength and endurance. The club competes in over ten local and national tournaments each year.
  • Art Club

    Artists of any ability level join together in the Upper School art studio to work individually and collaboratively on works of art. The club sponsors art-themed community-building events throughout the year to encourage every member of Severn School to express themselves through art.
  • Chess Club & Team

    Any student can participate in the chess club. The group meets regularly to develop skill and strategy in chess. Members can also participate in chess tournaments locally and nationally throughout the competitive season.
  • Community Service Committee

    This club promotes and approves service opportunities for the Upper School community. They organize community service efforts for other clubs and work directly with local area nonprofits to match student volunteers with organizations in need.
  • CyberPatriot Team

    Members of this club prepare for a national competition where team members use their knowledge of computer operating systems and cybersecurity to defend a virtual site.
  • Eco Club

    The Eco Club raises awareness about global and local environmental issues, while also promoting activities within the Severn community that encourages us to do our part to protect the world in which we live. Each year they plan a week of environmental awareness activities to celebrate Earth Day.
  • Economics Club

    The Economics Club is composed of students who want to pursue a deeper understanding of macroeconomics. The team meets in the afternoons, at night and on weekends to prepare for an economics competition at Mount St. Mary’s every April. The goal of the team is to make both short and long-run monetary and fiscal policy recommendations to a panel of judges.
  • Faces of Severn

    Faces of Severn Club began in 2015 with a mission to educate our community on issues related to diversity and inclusion. Faces of Severn is comprised of other club leaders who want to organize events that promote awareness on these topics. The club also plans Unity Day, a full-day, student-led diversity and inclusion conference.
  • Film Club

    Students with a passion for media explore the wonders of film with movie nights and discussions featuring a selection of contemporary and historical pictures. Members of the club may also collaborate to create their own works.
  • French Club

    The French Club offers an opportunity for French students to hone their language skills by engaging in fun, Francophile-themed activities. Club members watch films, play games, and sample French culinary specialties, and more.
  • French Student Exchange

    Language is more than a means of communication; it defines who we are, how we think, and how we express ourselves. When we build relationships with people from other cultures, we broaden our view of the world and deepen our thirst for learning more. Severn students travel to Brest and host French students at home as part of our exchange with La Croix Rouge.
  • Humane Society

    The Human Society is a service club focused on animal welfare. Throughout the year the club hosts bake sales and drives to support abandoned and abused animals.
  • Intro to Medical Arts Club

    Members of this club explore various fields in medicine including cardiology, orthopedics, oncology, ophthalmology, and more. They work with the Anne Arundel Medical Center, American Cancer Society, University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center and other organizations to visit, meet doctors and volunteer.
  • Investment Club

    Members gain an understanding of financial literacy and best practices for investing. Club members also have an opportunity to travel to New York City each year to gain insights from Severn alumni professionals working in the fast-paced field of finance.
  • It’s Academic Team

    Severn's Upper School It's Academic Team competes in several quiz bowl competitions each year including one TV episode aired on local Baltimore station, WJZ-TV.
  • Latin Club

    The Latin Club celebrates all things Latin including competing in annual Latin trivia competitions (certamina), academic testing, essay contests, art competitions, and more. The club both attends and hosts these events.
  • Mainsheet Literary Magazine

    The Mainsheet is Severn’s Upper School student literature and art magazine that showcases the many talents in our community. There are different positions available for club members including editors.
  • Math Team

    Severn’s Math Team participates in regional competitions at AACC and in the Maryland Math League throughout the school year.
  • Mock Trial

    Mock Trial provides students with the opportunity to explore the legal process and participate in simulated trials. Students receive a case from the Maryland State Bar Association's Statewide High School Mock Trial Competition, are assigned roles as attorneys or witnesses, and compete against other students from the state public, parochial, and independent schools.
  • Model U.N.

    Model UN is a simulation of the United Nations General Assembly and its other multilateral bodies where students perform an ambassador role while debating topics such as gender equality, climate action, global health, and more.
  • Multicultural Alliance

    This club gives students interested in issues of diversity and inclusion opportunities to discuss their experiences and perspectives. The club also creates programming to educate our community and participates in Severn’s Unity Day, a full-day, student-led diversity and inclusion conference.
  • Outing Club

    The outing club can be found out and about throughout the year whether riding bikes on the B&A trail, snow tubing down a mountain in winter, or hiking in one of our area’s many scenic parks.
  • Peer Counselors

    By developing their listening, communication, and problem-solving skills, Peer Counselors become better sounding boards for their peers and can serve as an extension of Severn’s school counseling program, since peers are often the first to hear when a fellow adolescent is struggling. Peer Counselors offer an important and genuine service to the Severn community. In addition, skills acquired during the training help facilitate personal growth for the Peer Counselors, themselves.
  • Photography Club

    Any interested student and join the Photography Club, no experience required! This club explores a variety of photography and composition techniques using digital and film.
  • Prom Committee

    Prom Committee is comprised of a group of juniors who spend the year planning for Prom including theme, design, and before/after celebrations.
  • Red Cross Club

    Founded in 2013, the Red Cross Club grows every year. The club plans blood drives each year and encourages members of the Severn community to donate and/or volunteer. The mission of the Red Cross is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
  • Robotics Club

    Severn’s Robotics Club is building and coding their way toward creative problem solving using legos, laptops, and a passion for figuring things out and making it work. For students interested in design, building, and programming, the Robotics Club offers the opportunity to explore computer science in an informal setting, master new tech skills, and learn how to work on an engineering team.
  • Severn Oratorical Society

    Gives students an opportunity to improve their public speaking skills on and off campus, these students also enter various speech competitions.
  • Severn Service Society

    A student-led organization that provides its members with opportunities to participate in local community service and lead school-wide service initiatives. Throughout the year, the spend club time organizing & planning annual service events and brainstorming ways to better our greater community through acts of service.
  • Sign Language Club

    The overarching mission of the Sign Language Club is to increase the awareness of ASL with an acknowledgment and respect for Deaf culture. The group organizes events throughout the year to educate Severn students around issues that exist for the Deaf community and foster a supportive, inclusive mentality in our school.
  • Spanish Student Exchange

    True mastery of a language involves so much more than what a student can learn in the classroom. Severn students travel to Madrid and Barcelona each year to practice Spanish as it’s spoken in everyday life and dive into the rich and vibrant culture of Spain. Part of our exchange program with SEK International School, these trips give our students the chance to make genuine connections with students around the world.
  • Spirit Captains

    Severn Spirit Captains elevate morale and encourage support of our many school-sponsored activities. Each year they plan Spirit Week activities to celebrate everything Admirals!
  • SWAG

    Supporting women around the globe.
    SWAG is a student-run organization that explores topics of feminism. They organize events throughout the year to raise awareness and support for gender equality including Period Drives and workshops for Unity Day, a full-day, student-led diversity and inclusion conference.
  • Umbrella Club

    A student-run organization educates about issues related to mental illness; reduce the stigma around mental illness; and promote mental health with the Severn community. They hold events throughout the year to raise awareness and encourage students to speak up and support one another.
  • United Spectrum

    Gay/Straight Alliance promoting inclusion work, the club increases awareness and acceptance of Severn’s LGBTQ members. This club organizes events throughout the year including participation in GLSEN’s Day of Silence and planning workshops for Unity Day, a full-day, student-led diversity and inclusion conference.
  • Yearbook Club

    Members of the Yearbook Club work throughout the year to design Severn’s Upper School yearbook, The Navigator. They work together to organize and collect photos, write content and create a unique layout for the printed and digital books.
  • Z-Club (Zonta, Int'l)

    A service organization sponsored by the Annapolis chapter of Zonta International, a group that focuses on advancing the status of women worldwide. Here at Severn, this community service group participates in activities, both locally and internationally, including a Prom Dress and Shoe Drive for girls in underserved communities.

Lower School

Preschool-Grade 5
Chesapeake Campus
1185 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Arnold, MD 21012

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Grade 6-12
Teel Campus
Severna Park, MD 21146