Student Life

Clubs Program

Beginning in sixth grade, Middle and Upper School students experience extracurricular involvement as part of the Clubs Program. From Horticulture to Adult/Life Skills to Drama to service-focused organizations, students are encouraged to pursue their interests twice a week during clubs time. As they meet with their club's sponsor both in and out of the classroom, club members gain valuable 21st-century skills while pursuing their interests in a collaborative and engaging environment.

Clubs Offerings

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  • Art for the Journey

    WHY: Art for the Journey looks for people who have a barrier to expressing their creativity and gives them the space, tools, encouragement, and inspiration to make art. Students get to be part of that mission, not just on the receiving end by building their own artistic confidence, but by opting to show artwork through Art for the Journey exhibitions in the greater Richmond area, and (if they so choose) sell it to fund art opportunities for other kids with greater barriers. Work will also be shown at school exhibits. WHAT: An open studio to explore new fun techniques, complete art challenges, create original paintings/drawings, and work on collaborative projects -- all with guidance from professional art instructors. At the first meeting, students will vote on the options for special projects and techniques the club will explore throughout the year.
    WHEN: Thursdays 2:05 - 2:30, with an optional extension through 3:15 as permissed. WHO: All 6th-12th.

    Meetings: Thursdays
    Sponsor: Ms. Shanks
  • Beloved

    Join us on Tuesdays to experience the exciting goal of Beloved, which is to give our Carmel girls an opportunity to boldly learn about and experience a real and exciting relationship with Christ that leads to feeling brave, beautiful and beloved.

    Meetings: Tuesdays
    Sponsor: Mrs. K. Tipton
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  • Bit of Everything

    B.O.E is a club with a variety of focuses. One of our main goals will be to help develop young people's sense of identity and self-confidence. B.O.E will provide a safe atmosphere for healthy, constructive conversations by highlighting different professionals and how they use their gifts and platforms to promote positive examples for society. Club activities may include school service projects and guided discussions of readings on leadership from journal articles, textual excerpts, and Scripture to provide structure.
  • Board Games

    Do you like spending time with your friends?  Are you up for a challenge?  If you answered YES to either one of these questions, then board games club is for YOU!  We meet every Tuesday and Thursday and enjoy each other's company while playing card games and board games.  If you have a game you really enjoy playing, simply ask the club sponsor for approval and you can bring it in to share with other club members.  What do you say?  Let's get playing!

    Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays
    Sponsor: Mrs. R. Creasey
  • Horticulture

    Meetings: Thursdays
    Sponsor: Mrs. Brianna Thomas and Ms. Chelsea Barker
  • Life Skills

  • Mathletes

    Preparing students to compete in School, Regional, State, and National Mathematics Competitions.  (e.g. Mathcounts, MOEMS, AMC8, AMC 10, AMC 12, VA Math League, and more!)
    Emphasis on CREATIVE problem-solving skills, logic, number theory, counting theory, and discrete mathematics.  (i.e. This is NOT your normal math class.)
    Collaboration, online training, games, and CANDY!
  • National Art Honor Society

    National Art Honor Society

    Meetings: Tuesdays
    Sponsor: Ms. Cathy Stikes
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  • Range

    Range is all things music! In the musical world, a “range” refers to the stretch of notes you can sing or play on your instrument. Our club is called Range because of the stretch of knowledge and skills we will explore throughout the music world. We will work with a variety of instruments, including the brand-new ukuleles the school purchased, sing, and have opportunities to study topics that are specific to what you want to learn. This is your club, so take ownership of it and be thinking of how we can best explore ideas that matter to you!
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  • Student Government Association

    Sponsor: Mr. Justin Smith

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  • WildC.A.T.S.

    Welcome to WildC.A.T.S. Club!  Let us give you a quick breakdown of the letters: C stands for CONSERVATION, A stands for ADVENTURE, T stands for TRAVEL, and S stands for SPORTS!  This club will include map reading, survival skills, recycling, trail clean up, adventure trip planning, and off the wall sports such as GAGA ball, curling, etc.  During the students’ club time, they will research adventures & plan trips. We will discuss possible places to visit and activities to do on these weekend day trips such as hiking in the Shenandoah, kayaking on the James River, rock climbing in Richmond, participating in a high ropes course in Williamsburg and SO MUCH MORE!  We must take adventures to know where we belong, so LET’S GO EXPLORE with the WildC.A.T.S. Club!

    Meetings: Tuesdays
    Sponsor: Coach K and Coach Stapler
  • Yearbook

    The Carmel School Yearbook Club has an established tradition of creativity and excellence. Truth and trust are key elements of our mission. As a member of the Yearbook Club, students have the opportunity to learn about journalism, photography, and graphic design.
    Each year, our goal is to define and record the school year through a photographic record that creates lasting memories of academics, sports, clubs and most importantly, the people who breathe life into our school. 
    Meetings: Thursdays
    Sponsor: Mrs. B. Wagner