Clubs & Activities
There is always something to do at Cheshire Academy! The number of clubs, activities, student publications and performance groups is extensive and often grows or changes to meet the interests of the students. There truly is something for everyone.
Below you will find a list of all non-competitive afternoon activities offered in The Afternoon Program, followed by a link to our competitive athletic offerings, which must comprise two out of three seasons for each student. Some afternoon programs qualify as competitive athletic offerings; please inquire with the Dean of Students and Athletics.
If you have any questions about the below afternoon activities, please contact the athletic office at 203-439-7242.
THE VARSITY PLAYERS
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS INTERNS
The main student governing body is the Student Leadership Council that is comprised of class presidents, a postgraduate representative, and leaders of the National Honor Society, Ich Dien Society, Captains Council and International Students Association. They meet regularly with the Associate Dean of Students to give advice and support to administrators, faculty, staff and students. Other leadership opportunities include prefects, class officers, peer counselors, Ich Dien Society, athletic team captains and more.
Certain leadership opportunities hold a formal application process, such as Prefects, Peer Counselors and the Citizenship Committee, which are chosen by faculty. Other leadership opportunities, like the Ich Dien Society, hold student elections for key leadership positions. Below are some of the ways you can get involved as an Academy Student Leader.
ATHLETIC TEAM CAPTAINS
ICH DIEN SOCIETY
THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SOCIETY
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Scholarship: students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.33 or higher (with an Honors, IB or AP course) or 3.66 or higher (without an Honors, IB or AP course ) meet the scholarship requirement for membership. “These students are then eligible for consideration on the basis of service, leadership, and character.”(NHS Constitution, Article IX, section 2)
Service: This quality is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit.
Leadership: Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and persons who exemplify positive attitudes about life. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activity while interacting with or for others.
Character: The student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern and respect for others and generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle. The Cheshire Academy chapter also uses the Pillars of Bowden as standards of good character.
CHESHIRE ACADEMY THROUGH SOUND
CHINESE CULTURE CLUB
The objective of the Chinese Culture Club is to introduce and promote Chinese culture in Cheshire Academy community, increase culture awareness and provide experiences for diversity.
Chinese Culture Club provides a fun and immersive environment to learn about Chinese traditions. No capacity to speak Chinese language is required, just a genuine interest in exploring the Chinese culture. The students will learn Lion dance, Tea ceremony, Majiang Brush Painting and more!
THE COLEMAN GROUP
Diversity Club embraces different cultures and strives to create a world with better understanding and open-mindedness. We build connections with each other and whomever to initiate well informed and meaningful conversations. We welcome all and encourage everyone to join.
The Den is where all of the CA community can come together and support one another. Going to sports games, school performances, fundraisers and making the weekends one to remember. Our purpose is to get the events lit and to support our fellow classmates. We look forward to getting to know the community in a new light and seeing how much school spirit every one of you has. Let’s make this year a good one! GO CATS!!
The Eco-Leaders work to advance issues of sustainability on the Cheshire Academy campus and community through an ecological and economical lens. Through example, education, and activities, they work to reduce waste, improve resource management, and build 21st century environmental leaders.
We work on Sundays at noon.
- Planting or weeding around campus (and other projects facilities asks us to help out with)
- Building and maintaining the community garden on campus
- Volunteering at a local greenhouse/nursery
- Planting and caring for seedlings in JJW room 101
The GAY/STRAIGHT ALLIANCE
JAZZ ENSEMBLE / ROCK BAND
LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD (LAB)
The Library Advisory Board (LAB) gives students an opportunity to have input into the library and its collection, services, and programs.
The CA Math Club meets weekly to practice a range of questions in preparation for high-level math contests, designed to challenge even the most gifted high school mathematician. Representatives from the Math Club participate each year in regional, national, and internationally recognized contests and competitions, including the American Math Competition (AMC), The Math League, the Harvard-MIT Math Tournament, and the Math Majors of America Tournament for High Schools (MMATHS) at Yale.
MODEL United Nations
Origami Club is for anyone interested in learning the art of paper folding. We create and decorate at all major holidays/events celebrated at CA as well as fold just for fun!
PASSIONATE ANIMAL WORKERS (PAW)
An animal outreach club that allows students to volunteer at local animal shelters and fund raise for goods.
THE PAW PRINT
“The Paw Print,” is the Cheshire Academy student run newspaper written by the students, for the students. Writers have the choice of writing about a wide variety of topics such as politics, world news, sports, upcoming holidays, and more!
PIANO MASTER CLASS
The STEM Club provides the opportunity for meaningful STEM learning and for students to engage in science, technology, engineering and math in multiple ways and in a supportive and fun environment.
STRATEGY BOARD GAME CLUB
The club plays strategy board games, primarily Axis & Allies and it variants, but is open to playing other strategy games. We meet on Sundays at noon in the Dining Hall.
STUDENT ACTIVITIES CLUB
Student Activities Club meets to help organize, provide inspiration for, and support the weekend activities for students on, and off, campus. Members also participate in preparing for and attending special events throughout the year, such as the Pillar Events, Community Dinners, holiday events, and Winter Blues.
THE TEA CLUB
The tea club is about the culture of enjoying tea and tasting teas from around the world. Together we drink tea, but especially we enjoy the chance to relax, drink tea and listen to music at the end of a busy week.