Don’t let their dizzying accomplishments confuse you; HB girls are typical pre-teens and teenagers. They love to be with their friends and “hang out,” and they long for outlets for their boundless energy, exciting ideas, and community spirit.
And though they share many things in common, each of these exuberant young women also has her own interests. That’s why across divisions, HB offers a wealth of opportunities for each student to find her own special niche. The School’s club scene has something for everyone. Some extracurricular clubs are as old as Carnival, while new opportunities for bonding – Scrabble, anyone? – emerge on campus all the time.
Primary School girls get the chance to pursue their personal interests outside the classroom. Expressions is an after-school enrichment program that offers varied classes in arts, sports, drama, science, dance and creative movement. Under the leadership of Primary School Director Kathy Zopatti, Prime girls regularly publish an in-house newspaper “Prime Times.” Another popular Primary School club is FIRST LEGO League.
After the formal school day ends, the Middle School is a virtual beehive of extracurricular offerings ranging from the usual arts and sports activities to classes in Italian, drumming, and cooking. Ten years ago, the G.R.O.W. Foundation was established for girls interested in taking community service to a higher level. This group holds fundraisers throughout the year and the girls write their own requests to raise funds so they can award grants to worthy HB endeavors. Prior to disbursing funds, G.R.O.W. Foundation members evaluate submitted proposals and decide on the dollar amount to be awarded.
Other Middle School clubs include:
This signature program for 7th and 8th graders encourages students to develop new interests and fuel their passions. Girls choose from an ever changing variety of classes ranging from forensics, Asian studies, broadcasting, fitness, and creative writing to community service and dramatics.
After School Offerings
Opportunities for exploration and socialization in a relaxed setting is the goal of the after school program. Students may register for classes such as:
- Art and creative dramatics
- FIRST LEGO League
- Student Council
- Ski Club
- Daily Homework Clubis also available for all students who wish to complete their homework in a quiet setting under the supervision of a faculty member.
Altogether in the Upper School, there are 37 clubs. Each club has student officers and one faculty advisor. Students may join clubs throughout the year.