Clubs

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

For fans of this old-school, better-than-Scrabble, super-fun tile anagram game! 

Black Friday

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.

Debate Club

In addition to our Debate Team (an after-school activity), our more informal Debate Club uses our time to prepare for debate tournaments and to discuss relevant, current debate topics. 

Fire/Safety/Drones Club

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.

History Club

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!

Intercultural Student Association

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!

Latinx

Latinx is a club at Solebury School where students and faculty join together to discuss our culture and identities. Latinx has been involved in discussions that range from understanding one's identity, family history, holidays, immigration issues, and a variety of other current events impacting today's Latinos or Latinas. 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.

Math Club

For those with a passion for math, join us as we prepare for the American Math Competition and Math Olympiad! During club meetings, we work on solving problems sourced from practice books and the web, and we share resources for practicing outside  of club meetings.

Multiracial Students Group

This club was created to celebrate our students who identify as multiracial. At our meetings, we discuss the common issues unique to multiracial people, as well as how to promote understanding to the Solebury School community at large.

Prom Committee

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.

Red Cross Club

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 - (Solebury's Environmental Action Corps)

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.

Solebury Service Society

The  Solebury Service Society 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.

Solebury Snow Sports

Embrace winter with other cold-weather fans! We take several ski day trips to local mountains in Pennsylvania and one annual multi-day trip to Vermont.

Spanish Conversation Club

Our mission is to strengthen Spanish conversation fluency while having fun chatting in Spanish. All levels of Spanish learners are welcome!

Spartanbuilders

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!

Spectrum

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.