Lower School Clubs

Animal Welfare Club

Mission: The Woodward Animal Welfare Club provides students with information, guidance, and resources regarding responsible animal treatment, animal related issues, and animal welfare. Through education, dialogue, and projects, we will strive to raise awareness of animal welfare issues and strategies students can use to help improve the welfare of animals.

Open to: Grades 6-12.

Audio Visual Club

Mission: The AV Club seeks to teach students to use audio and video equipment to create and support a school news program. Students will learn about video cameras, microphone, lights, and many other facets of video broadcasting. Additionally, the AV Club will provide technical support for theater and music performances as well as many school functions throughout the year.

Open to: Grades 6-12.

Classics Club

Mission: Classics Club provides an opportunity for enrichment and fun to students who enjoy the many and varied treasures of the Classical Greek and Roman world. Girls will choose from activities like ancient games and dramatic presentations to enhance their appreciation of this era. All girls and ideas are warmly welcomed.

Open to: Grades 6-8.

Debate Club*

Mission: Do you want to strengthen your critical thinking and public speaking skills and increase your awareness and understanding of public and political issues? This club will allow its participants to develop greater senses of responsibility and self confidence as it encourages the development of conflict resolution skills and our tolerance of others’ views -- especially when those views differ from our own. We’ll do small public speaking exercises in fun contexts and conduct thorough research that will allow us to make and sustain arguments with conviction. We’ll stage small debates amongst ourselves and, after some time and when we’re comfortable and confident, invite other Woodward students and faculty to watch and judge our private debates in hopeful anticipation of our work potentially culminating in debates with other schools in our community.

Open to: Grades 6-12, all abilities.

Drama Club

Mission: To offer a place for students who want to be part of theater, but might not be available for the after school commitment (or who just want more theater!) We will do character work with scenes and will play improv games to increase stage presence skills.

Open to: Grades 6-12, all ability levels.

Greenleaf Creative Arts Magazine

Mission: Greenleaf is the editorial board for the development and production of Woodward’s creative arts magazine. We fundraise for, edit and produce two magazines per year, one for each Academy. Our mission is to create magazines that are reflective of the creative voice at the School. We seek to represent all of the grades in the area of writing and the visual arts.

Open to: Grades 6-12.

Knitting Club

Mission: To share knowledge, projects and a love of knitting in a relaxed, friendly environment. Experienced knitters and beginners alike are welcome. Beginners will learn the basics of knitting: casting on, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, and casting off. We will use our skills to knit colorful squares that will be sewn together into an afghan to be donated either to a local hospital or nursing home.

Open to: Grades 6-12.

Math Lab: Middle School

Mission: How can you make 30 cents with only two coins, if one of them is not a nickel? Come to this club for fun with math, puzzles, and brain teasers, or even extra help with math.

Open to: Grades 6-8.

Nutrition and Wellness

Mission:In the Nutrition & Wellness Club, we learn about and practice maximizing our health and overall well being through nutrition, fitness, mindfulness, and more! We explore such topics as improving our skin through food, strengthening our bone structure through proper acid-balance and exercise, improving mood through diet and lifestyle, and using communication “hacks” to improve relationships. Topics and activities will be driven by and tailored to the interests and knowledge of members.

Open to: Grades 6-12. 

Pop Ensemble I*

Advisor: Ms. Salmonsen

Mission: To have fun learning and singing different styles of popular music in a small group.

Open to: Grades 6-7, by audition. 

Student Council and Student Government

Mission: To promote academic, social and civic opportunities and responsibilities in the life and conduct of the students at Woodward. Student Council is the overall student governing body within the School. Student Government is made up of the Class Officers in each grade, who operate under the auspices of the Student Council.

Open to: Student Council: Grades 11 & 12, Student Government: Grades 6-12, by election.

Strategy Game Club

Mission: The Strategy Game Club meets to play a variety of games involving critical thinking and strategy. Skills developed include probability and risk analysis, diplomacy and negotiation, and problem solving skills. Our game catalogue includes but is not limited to: Risk, Stratego, Dominion, Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, and many more.

Open to: Grades 6-8.

Woodward Student Ambassadors

Mission: Student Ambassadors are advocates, supporters and representatives of The Woodward School. Throughout the academic year, the School hosts events, programs and activities such as Admissions Open Houses, fairs and visit days, the annual Alumnae Reunion, and parent-teacher conferences.  Members of the Woodward Student Ambassadors Club in good standing will assist in these affairs and promote the mission of the School by greeting guests, giving tours, sitting on panel discussions, and setting up and breaking down events.

Open to: Students in grades 6-12 must complete and submit an application to either

* Indicates after school meeting times