Clubs and Activities
Activities at Detroit Country Day School are an integral part of a student's education. Because textbook knowledge is useful to the student who possesses the motivation to apply it, diverse opportunities are provided for students to learn how to handle meaningful responsibility. Both athletic and non-athletic activities are important vehicles to carry out this duty in the education of young people. From debate and Model United Nations to robotics and digital filmmaking, the talents and interests of our students and faculty create an ever-evolving set of club offerings designed to meet the needs of our students.
Students in the Detroit Country Day Lower School have the opportunity to explore their artistic, academic, athletic and social interests beyond the academic school day during the PM Program. Each program meets one day a week for one hour and is led by a Detroit Country Day Lower School faculty.
Lower School PM Program offerings include:
Drawing and Cartooning
Paper Bag Princesses
States and Capitals
The Detroit Country Day Junior School offers an after school enrichment program,the PM Program, which is available to all students in the Junior School. This extended day activity has a variety of offerings for which students can voluntarily sign-up. All activities begin after the regular school day ends and run for one hour. All PM programs are prepared and supervised by the Detroit Country Day Junior School faculty and each program runs for an eight or nine week period.
Below are examples of the PM Program offerings at the Junior School:
The Middle School club program is designed to offer socialization as well as to allow students to explore interests and discover passions. Students may select from among competitive, academic, athletic, craft, artistic, hobby, performance and service options.
Below is a sample of clubs offered each year in the Middle School:
To ensure student involvement and self-growth, all Upper School students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities. As part of the graduation requirement, each semester students are required to participate in at least one gold point activity that emphasizes skills, social interaction and self-discovery. In addition to the gold point offerings, students in the Upper School can take part in international travel, local field trips as well as local, regional and national academic, fine and performing arts competitions.
The following activities are representative of those that are offered most years. The talents and interests of our students and faculty create an ever-evolving set of club offerings designed to meet the needs of our students.
|Bella Voce (Choir)||Global Youth Leadership Initiative||Quiz Bowl|
|Botany Club||Hip Hop Appreciation Club||Recycling Club|
|Chamber Music||Investment||Science Olympiad|
|Chess||Japan Club||Science Research|
|Community Service||Jazz Band||Solo and Ensemble Club|
|Computer Competitions||Junior Classic League||Spectrum|
|Day Times (Newspaper)||Knitting||Sports Video|
|Destination Imagination||Mandarin Chinese||Sting Media|
|Digital Filmmaking||Math Competition||Students Against Destructive Decisions|
|Environmental Science||Metals||Tolkien Society|
|Entrepreneurship||Model United Nations (Applications)||Ultimate Frisbee Club|
|Federal Reserve Challenge||M.E.A.L.L. (Motivational Enthusiastic Active Leadership League)||Word Games|
|Forensics||Off the Wall (Climbing)||Yoga|
|French Club||Outdoor Adventure||Yearbook|
|German Club||IB Science Club||Youth in Government|