Pick A Club, Any Club

File this one under: “Something for Everyone” or “Learning In and Outside the Classroom” or… “Pick a Club, Any Club.”

CURIOSITYIn an era where cutbacks for even the bare essentials have been made throughout nearly every public school system in the country, any student who attends a school where those very same essentials are protected and cultivated is truly blessed. If a student is lucky enough to go to Notre Dame Prep, she is endowed with a veritable abundance of riches in the form of opportunity both in and outside the classroom. Notre Dame is dedicated to educating the whole person. To that end, it not only provides a depth and breadth of course offerings that prepare each student for college and the world beyond academia, but it also offers a wealth of extracurricular activities through which a girl can pursue an interest, stimulate her curiosity, and develop her talent. It is virtually impossible not to become meaningfully engaged as a student at IDEANotre Dame. Or to feel a sense of belonging. There is a team, club, or organization to satisfy every member of the extremely diverse, interesting and interested student population. In other words…there is something for everyone. And if a student has a burning interest in an area for which there currently is no outlet to channel that curiosity, she is not only given the opportunity and responsibility to develop an outlet, but is encouraged to do so. While key organizations like Student Council, the Athletic Association, and Christian Community Awareness Programs are firmly rooted, as student interest develops and evolves through the years, some clubs or organizations come and go. That is beside the point. They are developed when needed. Here then, is a list of (most or all) upper school extracurricular opportunities (we’ll just have to do a Part Two for the middle school):



 Christian Community Awareness Program (CCAP)
Service based organization


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Athletic Association
Supports all athletic programs


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Student Council
Student Government organization

SADD copyStudents Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
Focuses on preventive education



Campus Ministry
Involved in prayer services and liturgies




MOCK TR 2 copyMock Trial
Team presents a legal case; competes against other schools


DEBATE copySpeech and Debate



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Youth in Government
Plan and participate in mock legislative session.
Compete to have bills passed.



IT'S ACAD 2 SMALL It’s Academic
Competitive academic team. Competes against other schools.





STARs copy Student Technology Advisors (STArs) Aid and advance the use of      technology




Habitat for Humanity
Renovates old row homes in Baltimore City


9717350_lClub Umoja
Continues relationship with kids from Camp Umoja
Tutoring and mentoring city kids




ART copy Art Honor Society
Promotes art appreciation



MATH copyMath Honor Society
Promotes joy & creativity of mathematics
There is also a Md. Math League Club which holds math contests


MUSIC copyMusic Honor Society
Explores joy of music;performs. NDP also has
Band, choral arts, vocal groups, and musical ensembles



Science National Honor Society
Encourages Science Literacy and exploration





International Thespian Society
Explores theatre and drama;
Supports school production


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Social Studies Honor Society
Explores connectivity of society




FRENCH copy French Club
Explores French language and culture



SPANISH copy Spanish Club
Explores Spanish language and cultures



Screen Shot 2013-10-16 at 7.05.09 AM Sewing & Fashion Club
Explores the art of design and creates new fashions



EQUINE copy Equine Club
Enjoys the love of horses and riding



ARCH & ENGI copy Architecture & Engineering Club
Promotes love of design and building arts



GATEWAY copyGateway Club
Publishes school newspaper




WRITING copyWriting Club
Enjoys creative writing



ENVIRON copyEnvironmental Club
Explores environmental issues
Promotes care of the earth



MAR BIO copy Marine Biology Club
Studies and explores coral reefs, marine mammals
and issues surrounding them



PHOTOG 2 copy Photography Club
Explores the art of photography through
first hand experience



FILMOG copyFilmography Club
Explores the art of filming;
Produces a short film


BOOK CLUB copy Book Club
Book discussion group



BAKING copy Baking Club
Promotes the love and art of baking



PAW copy Partnership for Animal Welfare Club  (PAW)
Promotes animal welfare



DIVERSITY copyCultural Awareness Club
Promotes diversity in community



DANCE copy Dance Troupe
Ballet, modern, tap and more



CHEERL copyCheerleading
Now a sport in its own right



THEATRE 2 copyTheatre Production Club & Theatre Tech Crew
Formerly the drama club; casts and stages productions
throughout the year



SPORTS copy Team and Intramural Sports, including:
Field Hockey, lacrosse, soccer, badminton, volleyball, tennis,
Softball, Rowing, basketball, swimming, and others…



Bluenote is exhilarated just reading the list! Imagine how engaged and stimulated any given NDP student must be. So many choices, so little time! Did we miss one? Let us know!


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