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Extracurriculars & Club Activities

Exploring passions, developing character


The Joseph Sears School encourages all students to get involved in at least one of the school's many extracurricular offerings. Extracurricular clubs and organizations are essential to the school's mission of nurturing and inspiring each child to achieve his or her individual potential. A complete list of extracurricular offerings at Joseph Sears is provided below:

Extracurricular Clubs & Activities

Sandwiches and the Spotlight

Sandwiches and the Spotlight is a lunchtime club for students who enjoy reading and performing skits. Students are given the opportunity to showcase their talents, read new stories and develop their expressive and dramatic skills.

Open to: 1st and 2nd grade students

Duration: One session each trimester; meets daily during lunch

Contact: Mrs. Emily Hayden

Creative Dramatics

Creative Dramatics is an improvisation club where students engage in improvised scenarios, creative movement exercises, vocal training and character creation. Students are afforded the opportunity to engage their imagination and bring their own unique characters and stories to life. The club is run through Mudlark Theatre.

Open to: 3rd through 7th grade students

Duration: February through March, meets once each week.

Contact: Mrs. Libby Graham

Club de español

Spanish Club at The Joseph Sears School serves to educate students about the cultures of the Spanish speaking world through social gatherings that provide an array of activities, such as: culture presentations, skits, board games, Spanish films, and holiday celebrations. These activities allow students to interact, practice Spanish, and learn about other cultures and people in other lands. The Spanish club offers a relaxed and fun atmosphere in order to allow students to freely express themselves and to optimize their learning potential.

Open to: 3rd through 8th grade students

Duration: Yearly, meets twice each month

Contact: Mrs. Carol Rosenberg


Club Français

The French Club at The Joseph Sears School serves to educate students about the cultures of the French speaking world through social gatherings that provide an array of activities such as: culture presentations, technology, drawing, skits, creative stories, board games, videos and holiday celebrations. These activities allow students to interact, practice French and learn about other cultures and peoples in other lands.

Open to: 3rd through 8th French grade students

Duration: October through May, meets weekly

Contact: Mrs. Michelle Harradine

Makerspace Club

The Joseph Sears School Makerspace Club affords students with a do-it-yourself space where they can gather to create, invent, learn, fail and relearn skills based in math, language, science, industrial arts and art. Utilizing modern technology, students are afforded the opportunity to use 3D printers, software, electronics, crafts, hardware supplies and more.

Open to: 3rd through 8th grade students

Duration: January through May, meets once per week during lunch

Contact: Mrs. Enza Fox


Science Olympiad

The Joseph Sears School Science Olympiad Club provides students with the opportunity to explore their passion for biology, chemistry, engineering and physics through a nationally-recognized science competition. Students work together and with the club coaches on science-related projects in preparation for a series of qualifying tournaments.

Open to: 5th through 8th grade students

Duration: September to April, meetings occur weekly after school

Contact: Mr. Jim Beavin

Chess Club

The Joseph Sears School Parents' Volunteer Organization runs Chess Club for students throughout the year. Chess Club is open to Joseph Sears students of all experience levels looking to enjoy friendly, yet competitive games of chess. The Chess Club instructor teaches students basic, intermediate and advanced game strategies. Chess Club meets during lunch periods and holds two tournaments throughout the year.

Open to: 1st through 8th grade students

Duration: Yearly, club meets at least twice each week

Contact: Mrs. Chris Tribe

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is part of a national program created exclusively for pre-teen girls that promotes physical activity and teaches specific life skills such as how to make healthy decisions, resolve conflict and get along in a group. The program, which is geared toward girls of all athletic abilities, includes social emotional development and culminates in a 3.1 mile running event toward the end of the year.

Open to: 3rd through 5th grade girls

Duration: February through May, meets weekly

Contact: Ms. Jill Carell

Robotics Club

The Joseph Sears School offers a robotics club to students interested in computers, programming and technology. Students work individually or as part of a team to build and program a robot. The club culminates with an end of the year showcase or participation in Lego League.

Open to: 2nd through 8th grade students

Duration: Yearly, meets twice each month

Contact: Mr. Jeff Gerdin

The Joseph Sears School Band

The Joseph Sears School offers students the opportunity to participate in the school band. Band is open to students in grades 4-8.

Contact: Ms. Lisa Lehman

The Joseph Sears School Orchestra

Aspiring young musicians may choose to consider becoming part of The Joseph Sears School Orchestra. Orchestra is open to students in grades 4-8.

Contact: Mrs. Gail Rodin

Joseph Sears Choir

The Joseph Sears School offers several choral opportunities for students interested in singing:

  • 4th and 5th grade choir
  • Junior high girls choir
  • Junior high boys choir

Contact: Mr. Bill Gordon

Joseph Sears Athletics

The Joseph Sears School offers a wide array of sports open to students in 5th through 8th grade. Find out more about sports at Joseph Sears by visiting the athletics homepage.