Clubs & Student Leadership

Meadows students have a variety of opportunities to learn and demonstrate leadership skills. Students are encouraged to explore their leadership potential and have their voices heard on campus. Clubs, student government, and ambassador programs provide Middle and Upper School students the chance to lead as productive members of the Meadows community.

Student Council

For the People, by the People

The Meadows provides the opportunity for Upper and Middle School students to learn and implement the democratic process through Student Government. Both the Upper and Middle School Student Councils are a collective organization of students elected by their peers to speak for their classmates and the School. The Student Council is the key liaison between the student body and the School and the Administration. The officials represent the ideal of The Meadows School on and off campus every day.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Student Council representatives work closely with the Director of Student Life to plan and execute weekly assemblies, dances, spirit weeks, and other extra-curricular events. In addition, the Student Body Council President is a member of the Student Congress and works with his or her board to distribute funds for club activities. Student Council is expected to maintain and promote positive communication and relations with the faculty and administration in representation of the student body.

Student Representatives

Integrity, Respect, and Responsibility

A number of years ago students initiated a group of students and faculty to create an Honor Code Committee. Today, the Committee consists of three appointed faculty members and seven elected students tasked with helping the community understand the concept of honor, starting in advisory. The student members of the Committee discuss issues of academic integrity, appropriate collaboration, and plagiarism. After the educational component, all students are required to sign the Honor Pledge.

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors are a select group of students in grades 6-12 who serve as liaisons between the School and the greater School community. Throughout the year Student Ambassadors help tour the campus for prospective families, reach out to alumni, and assist with School events. The skills gained in this program serve students well long after graduation.

Student Clubs

Passions Meet Opportunities

While The Meadows School puts an emphasis on academics, clubs play an important role in balancing the lives of students. Meadows students have the opportunity to participate in activities that help stimulate their academic development and prepare them for life beyond high school. Students, with the support of a faculty adviser, are encouraged to join or start clubs in areas of learning about which they are passionate.

A Wide Breadth

Recognizing the diversity of interests in the student body, The Meadows School offers a wide variety of club opportunities for every Upper School student. Clubs range from academic (S.T.E.M. Club, Varsity Quiz) to business (Investment Club, Microbank) to general interest (Hiking Club, Asian Culture Club.) All clubs must have a service element to gain a charter and many clubs travel and participate in interscholastic competitions. A Club Fair is held in the beginning of the year for students to explore their interests and see which clubs they may wish to join.

Student Congress

Checks and Balances

At The Meadows School, Student Congress is the legislative branch of the Student Activities Program. The body handles funding requests for student organizations, maintains the Student Government Code (the rules by which Student Government operates), and responds to requests for help from students in a broad range of issues regarding student life at The Meadows School.

Student Congress is comprised of student representatives from (Congressionally) approved clubs along with members of the Upper School’s Student Council. Permanent members are approved by the body’s members throughout the year and may request funding after a short probationary period.

Rules of Order

Student Congress follows the traditional legislative process. Bills, which allocate funds and enact laws, and resolutions, which express an opinion of the Congress, are authored by individual members of Student Congress, or by a group of members. In addition, Student Congress representatives write legislation at the request of student organizations or of individual constituents. All legislation goes before committee and then is considered by Full Congress. Throughout this process, bills are amended and extensively debated. Bills become law when they pass the Student Congress by the necessary majority and are signed by the Student Body President.

Subject to change

Middle School

  • Art Club
  • Chess Club
  • Drama Club
  • Forensics Club
  • Math Counts
  • Music Ensembles
  • National Junior Classical League
  • National Junior Honor Society
  • National Junior Spanish Honor Society (Picasso)
  • Pep Band
  • Show Choir
  • Student Government
  • Volunteer Community Service Projects

Upper School

  • Alzheimer’s Foundation Club
  • Art Club
  • Asian Culture Club
  • Best Buddies
  • Book Club
  • Chemistry Club
  • Chess Club
  • Club Cure
  • College Ambassadors
  • Create A Change
  • Cum Laude Society
  • Forensics (co-curricular in Upper School)
  • French Club
  • Gay-Straight Alliance
  • Hiking Club
  • Honor Code
  • Indo-Pak
  • Investments Club
  • Invisible Children
  • Key Club
  • Make-A-Wish Club
  • MicroBank
  • Mock Trial
  • Model UN
  • Music Ensembles
  • National Art Honor Society
  • National French Honor Society
  • National Honor Society
  • National Junior Classical League (Middle School)
  • National Latin Honor Society
  • National Spanish Honor Society
  • Pep Band
  • Photo Club
  • Science Bowl
  • Show Choir
  • Soles for Souls
  • Spanish Club
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Student Government
  • Student News Network
  • Student Newspaper
  • Theatre Club
  • TMS Broadcast
  • Varsity Quiz
  • Volunteer Community Service Projects
  • Women’s Empowerment
  • Writing Center
  • Yearbook