Upper School | Gr. 9-12

Clubs & Activities

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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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  • 3D Printing Club

    Join the Severn 3D Printing Club for 3D modeling/printing fun! Learn how to create your own 3D models, the different types of printers there are, and more. The club meets in the Graw Innovation Center (G.I.C.) during Admiral Hour.
  • Admiral Marketing Club

    Our goal is to promote Severn School to the greater Severn community and display Severn's accomplishments from a student's perspective through the creation of marketing and communications campaigns and initiatives.
  • Admiral TV

    Admiral TV is a student-led production of our Severn varsity sports teams’ home events that is streamed live and available on demand through our Admiral TV YouTube channel. During the broadcasts, students deliver commentary of the action while other students monitor the production and generate/update graphic overlays. While students are gaining hands-on training and experience, these high-quality broadcasts help to connect the larger Severn School community and showcases our student-athletes and entire athletics program.

    Check out Admiral TV here
  • Admirals 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.
  • 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.
  • Astronomy Club

    The Astronomy Club comprises students with their eyes in the skies with an interest in space, cosmology, astrophysics, remote sensing, and space travel. Meeting mostly at lunchtimes, the club has presentations and workshops on different topics and astronomy and plans trips to observe first-hand the science of exploring the Cosmos.
  • Book Club

    Our Upper School Book Club meets approximately once a month at lunch, with the library providing lunch for everyone who attends.  Each month we choose a different book to read based on votes from our club members. While the genres vary widely, we focus on young adult titles.  Some book club favorites include A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahera Mafi,  Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas, and Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender.
  • Ceramics Club

    The ceramics club provides a time for members to come together as a community and explore the medium of clay. Each week we work on different projects or just give our members a place to explore their own ideas. 
  • Chess Club

  • Civil Discourse

    Civil Discourse is a space for students to learn how to discuss and deliberate – surprisingly, not debate. There is no ‘right or wrong’ answer in Civil Debate and in many cases, we leave our meetings with new questions around the topic we chosen. Students often continue these discussions after meeting, at lunch or even over the weekend. Most commonly we discuss geo-political and social happenings to better grasp not only our own opinions, but also others within the community.
  • Common Knowledge Club

    The Common Knowledge Club provides interactive instruction and demonstrations on a wide variety of everyday skills not taught in the classroom. Recent activities have included: changing a tire, shooting a fire extinguisher, tying a tie/bowtie, basic table manners, using pepper spray for self-defense, sewing basics, tying nautical knots, and much more!
  • Connect4Cancer

    The Connect for Cancer Club is a student lead club whose goal is to educate students and spread awareness of various cancers.
  • Cyber 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.
  • Debate Club

  • 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.
  • Engineering Club

    Engineering Club is a dynamic, hands-on group for students passionate about building and exploring the design process. We explore various engineering disciplines, tackle real-world problems, and hold competitions for various projects. 
  • 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 Community Day, a full-day, student-led diversity and inclusion conference.
  • Film Club

    A place where students interested in media have fun by watching both contemporary and historic movies and discussing the films with others in the club. Different movies and short films are featured during the holiday season and themed months. This passion can also take students to create their own work to share with the club.
  • 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.
  • Global Education and Travel Club

    Global Education and Travel club is designed to connect students to learning opportunities abroad. In this club, students with experience in educational trips will share their experiences, and students looking for opportunities can gain guidance on how to search for a program that meets their needs and situations. We will also build community through food, music and games!
  • Improv Club

    Come out and play!  In Improv Club, we play theatre and improv comedy games together in a safe, supportive, and ensemble-focused atmosphere.  No formal stage or acting experience required, just a willingness to learn, learn, and celebrate your creativity.
  • Intro to Medical Studies Club

    Members of the Introduction to Medical Studies Club explore various fields in medicine, including surgical, healthcare, and first aid. Working to expand medical interest in Severn students, we participate in hands on learning, host guest speakers, and visit local doctors to continually learn about medicine and how we can help others.
  • 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.
  • Junior Classical League

    The Junior Classical League is an organization which fosters an appreciation of the languages, literatures and cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. All students who take an upper-level Latin course are enrolled as members of JCL.
  • Math Team

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

    MedLife is a non-profit organization that partners with low-income communities in Latin America and Africa to improve their access to medicine, education, and community project development. The students of Severn's MedLife club help raise awareness of healthcare inequities in these communities by disseminating information and organizing a service-learning trip abroad.
  • 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.
  • One Love Club

    The One Love Club, in association with the One Love Foundation, is dedicated to promoting healthy relationships and ending relationship violence.
  • Oratorical Society

    Gives students an opportunity to improve their public speaking skills on and off campus, these students also enter various speech competitions.
  • 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.
  • Random Acts of Kindness

    Members of the Random Acts of Kindness club work together to spread kindness throughout the Upper School.
  • 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 CERT

    The Severn Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trains citizens to respond in situations where emergency services may be unable to respond quickly and modern utilities may not be available, such as a hurricane or major storm or coastal flooding.
  • Severn River Fishing Club

    The mission of SRFC would be to teach its members about the Severn River and the Chesapeake Bay as a fishery through education and understanding of the water environment and the life cycle of the many fish who live there.
  • 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.
  • Severn's Red Cross

    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.
  • Sextant

  • Spanish Club

    Spanish club enables students to immerse themselves in Spanish language, culture, and history outside of the classroom. We celebrate a variety of Hispanic traditions from all over the world through student-led presentations, food and drink, art, and entertainment.
  • 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!
  • Sports Breakdown Club

    The Sports Breakdown Club holds schoolwide bracket tournaments, discusses current and past sporting events, and spearheads the spring used sports equipment drive.
  • 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.
  • The 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.
  • 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.

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