Clubs offer students the opportunity to discover and learn, demonstrate leadership, connect with students and faculty with common interests, and improve both Solebury and the larger community.
Clubs meet regularly throughout each trimester, creating their own set of priorities and often holding workshops, seminars, field trips, and more.
Many of Solebury School's clubs have formed over the years as a result of student interest. While many clubs have a long history and their own set of traditions, new students inspire fresh ideas every year.
Clubs for 2018-19
- Bananagrams Club
- Black Friday
- Community Service Club
- Debate Club
- Fire/Safety/Drones Club
- Hispanic Students Association
- History Club
- Intercultural Student Association
- Math Club
- Multiracial Students Group
- Prom Committee
- Red Cross Club
- SEAC - (Solebury's Environmental Action Corps)
- Solebury Snow Sports
- Spanish Conversation Club
Black Friday is an affinity group for African-American students. While we occasionally have open meetings where all students and faculty are welcome, predominantly, our goal is to have a space where we can discuss our experiences and feelings regarding being African-Americans at Solebury and in the United States in general. To promote cultural understanding, and simply to have fun, we organize several assemblies and weekend events throughout the year.
The Community Service Club is composed of service-oriented students who want to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most. Students organize and take part in many community service events throughout the year, including weekend trips, fundraisers, MLK Day events, and an all-school Community Service Day. Read more about community service at Solebury School here.
Several staffers at Solebury School are volunteer fireman, including Director of Safety Jim Becker, who has 25 years of experience with the U.S. Navy/DoD Fire Service. Learn about fire prevention, how drones are operated to fight fires, and basic safety practices from pros like Jim.
The Hispanic Student Association is a club at Solebury School where Hispanic students and faculty join together to discuss Hispanic culture and identities. The Hispanic Student Association has been involved in discussions that range from understanding one's identity, family history, Hispanic holidays, immigration issues and a variety of other current events impacting today's Latinos. As a group we celebrate and honor cultural traditions with the school at large for holidays such as The Day of the Dead and Cinco de Mayo.
History Club is composed of students and teachers with a passion for history from all parts of the world, anything from ancient Greece to modern day political issues. Don’t worry, you don’t need to have a vast knowledge of history to take part in this club. We’re open to anyone, so if market crashes and ideological indifferences intrigue you, come check out the History Club!
The Intercultural Student Association, (ISA) is a student-led group that organizes events throughout the year to promote acceptance and respect for cultural differences and to celebrate the cultural diversity of the Solebury student body. Students plan annual events, such as the Moon Festival, Asian New Year Party, Casino night, and various food competitions. All students are welcome to participate and to discover something new!
In true Solebury spirit, our prom is open to all upper school students. Therefore, all upper school students who are interested can be a part of the prom committee. Work includes selecting a venue, choosing a theme, and arranging all the other details to make prom the special night we all look forward to every year.
The Red Cross Club works closely with the local Philadelphia Red Cross unit, where club members participate in Red Cross service projects that impact our community and the world. Student members will discover many new opportunities for self-development and be encouraged to choose activities that will most effectively fulfill the community’s greatest needs. The Red Cross Club is a team effort where we work together to make our communities and the world a better place and where our young people develop leadership skill.
SEAC has a dual mission: 1) to encourage conservation right here at Solebury and 2) to promote an awareness of the environmental issues facing the world today and inspire the Solebury community to work to solve them. We bring in speakers and have events on weekends. We are particularly proud to have been the driving force behind the school’s environmental improvements over the last decade including improved recycling policies, the institution of composting in the dining hall, and the creation of a community garden.
The goal of this club will be to create and grow a "makerspace" for the Solebury community.
The concept of this club is to provide a regular time, place, and resources to build projects together, both individually and in teams, which will help us to appreciate the significance of the "STEM" / "STEAM" acronym buzzwords which are widely used today and vaguely understood (as scientists we will make up more acronyms as needed). Planned Spartanbuilder activities involve robotics, applied science and technology, wearable electronics, engineering design, 3D printed stuff, and trips to places that make cool things... All inputs and interest levels are welcome, let's use all of our amazing resources at Solebury and build Spartanbuliders together!
There are students here who are gay, who are bisexual, who are transgender, who are questioning. Some are “out”, others are not. At our meetings, no one is ever pressured to discuss their own sexuality or personal life. By coming to our meetings, you are not declaring you are gay, straight, or anything in between, you are simply saying you support our agenda. We believe that our presence on campus provides a level of comfort and assurance even for students who are not ready to come out at this point in their lives. Our goals are to make Solebury the safest and most accepting place it can be, to organize fun events for the student body, and to promote activism regarding LGBT issues. To accomplish this, we organize assemblies, gather groups of people to go to off campus events, and sponsor events on weekends and throughout the school year such as the Day of Silence.