Clubs & Activities

Students are encouraged to participate in at least one activity outside of the classroom. They may choose from a variety of offerings listed below. The clubs meet during a flex period or after school twice a month. There are 40 club activities from which US students may choose that provide them with opportunities for leadership, collaboration, and personal development. Many of our clubs have long associations with the School, while others reflect the interests of students who choose to form a new club.

To establish a new club, please download the New Club Proposal Form and send to Cathy Mishkin at cmishkin@kingschoolct.org.

For information like club advisor, student leader, meeting dates, and times, view the Clubs & Activities Details.

The following clubs and activities are offered, divided into four distinct categories:

Leadership

Captain's Council

The Captain’s Council is made up of Varsity Team Captains from all seasons as well as other selected student-athlete leaders. The Council serves as the student voice for Vikings Athletics. Meetings give captains an open forum where they can discuss their shared and individual experiences and provide valuable and timely feedback to the Athletic Department. Leadership and character building workshops are also presented to help the students learn how to become the best captains, and people, they can be and to grow into strong and dynamic leaders on and off the fields, courts, ice and water. Efforts of the Council are instrumental in the continued positive growth and development of the student-athlete experience at King.

King Tour Guides/Ambassadors

The purpose of this student organization is varied. First and foremost, members are responsible for marketing the School authentically to the greater community. Members give tours of the Upper School during available free periods to prospective students and parents who are interested in learning more about the School. They are also hosts to prospective students who visit for a day as part of the application process. Members are also important volunteers during Open Houses, serving as student-panelists and tour guides, in addition to assisting the Admission Office in its efforts during the year. In the spring, members serve as hosts for accepted candidates who are offered an opportunity to spend a day at King before they decide to enroll.

Milestones

Milestones is a club that aims to cultivate an environment of open minds. We create a forum for insightful conversations on a wide variety of social issues. We are committed to developing constructive dialogue and broadening our understanding of complex and often controversial topics. We meet during Flex on B days with snacks in Dr. Gigante's room. We hope to see you there!

Student Activities

The purpose of this club is to inject more school spirit into the community through sales of super fan shirts, candy canes, and roses. This club will organize holiday and school related events to bring the community together.

Student Council

The purpose of this student organization is to represent the interests and activities of the student body and to create a liaison with Faculty and Administration. The Council seeks to promote a positive school culture and school spirit through a variety of initiatives and offers important leadership opportunities.

Publication and Multimedia Groups

Creative Ink

The purpose of this student organization is to create an environment in which students have the freedom and support to write and present their own poetry, short stories, vignettes, and even chapters of developing novels to their peers each week. After receiving constructive criticism from club members, students are encouraged to rewrite and then submit their work to the club’s publication, “Ink,” that is published once per year. This club ultimately aims to tap into and expand the School’s literary community.

Film Club

The purpose of this club is to learn the art of filmmaking and to make films.

Ink

The purpose of this student organization is to create an environment in which students have the freedom and support to write and present their own poetry, short stories, vignettes, and even chapters of developing novels to their peers each week. After receiving constructive criticism from club members, students are encouraged to rewrite and then submit their work to the club’s publication, “Ink,” that is published once per year. This club ultimately aims to tap into and expand the School’s literary community.

Photography Club

The purpose of this club is to learn to take photos and enter them in area competitions.

The Standard

The purpose of this club is to provide a digital news source to the school community.

Yearbook Club

The purpose of this all-school student publication is to provide an annual record of the people and events which comprise the King experience. Students participate in all aspects of the production of the yearbook, including deciding upon and developing a theme, coordinating the taking and placement of photographs, laying out pages, and participating in the proofing and editing process. “Kaleidoscope” is distributed at the end of each academic year.

Publications

The purpose of this all-school student publication is to provide an annual record of the people and events which comprise the King experience. Students participate in all aspects of the production of the yearbook, including deciding upon and developing a theme, coordinating the taking and placement of photographs, laying out pages, and participating in the proofing and editing process. “Kaleidoscope” is distributed at the end of each academic year.

Enrichment Groups

Art Club

The Art Club provides an opportunity for students to use the art facilities and supplies to create their own artworks. Supervision and instruction are available as students work independently on projects of their own design. At the end of the school year, Art Club members display their work in the mezzanine gallery for all to enjoy.

Debate Club

The purpose of this student organization is to promote poise and confidence in public speaking; to develop capacity for logical construction and presentation of arguments; and to foster the skill of ad hoc rebuttal. The club participates regularly in debate tournaments in the area, held by the Connecticut Association of Schools.

El Foro Hispano

El Foro Hispano provides a venue for the Hispanic perspective in the King community. The Hispanic population is growing in Fairfield County, as it is throughout the United States, and Hispanic students will likely become a greater percentage of the King community over time. Diversity and community service are essential elements of fulfilling the King community’s mission. El Foro Hispano will provide a voice to a unique group within the King community. El Foro Hispano will also provide an outreach from King to the greater local and national Hispanic community as well as perform local community service initiatives.

GAINS (Girls Advancing in STEM)

The purpose of the GAINS team is to bring girls together to learn about scientific disciplines that are key drivers to innovation, and allow these girls to interact with businesses and people who have entered these careers.

Gender Sexuality Awareness

The purpose of Gender Sexuality Awareness is to combat homophobia and gender discrimination through raising awareness and promoting acceptance with an overall goal of creating a safe environment for diversity in our school community.

Investment Club/Economics Club

The purpose of this club is to learn the art of investing. Speakers are brought in to discuss current developments in the market and students have an opportunity to participate first hand in the investing process.

Math Teacher Assistants Club

The Math Teacher Assistants Club is a distinguished group of King students, altruistic and knowledgeable, who are dedicated to helping students learn Mathematics.

The primary goal of the club is to help Middle School and Upper School underclassmen improve their Math skills and to show the importance and beauty of Mathematics.

The Math faculty invites students who possess very strong Mathematics skills and love for the subject to join the club.

The club will meet at least twice a week after school.

Captains are chosen by the Teacher-Advisor.

Math Team

The Math Team is a group of students whose knowledge and love for Mathematics is outstanding. The students compete with 25 Fairfield County schools six times per year. Prior to attending meets, students must complete at least 48 problems in a packet handed out by the Math Team coaches. They also must take a short quiz, which will assess their preparedness for attending the meet.

Model UN Club

The purpose of this student organization is to promote student understanding of international issues and relations; to promote understanding of the role and procedures of the United Nations; to foster public speaking and negotiating skills; to enable motivated students to experience contact, and to measure themselves in interaction with able and motivated college preparatory students from around the nation and the world. The club traditionally participates in the Harvard and Brown Model UN conferences, held annually in Boston and Rhode Island, respectively.

Music Appreciation Club

The Music Appreciation Club is a way for students to share new music and expand their taste in different types of music. There will be a theme at each meeting, and everyone is encouraged to bring a song to share. We also have donuts at every meeting. Students will explain what it is about the song they are sharing that they like. It is mostly a club to sit back, enjoy some donuts, and hear some great music.

Music Songwriters Club

The songwriting club welcomes anyone who is interested in writing music of any genre. We will meet, share our ideas, share some insight on each other’s songs, and improve our skills together!

Project Music

The purpose of this club is to spend time with children in the underserved community teaching them how to play instruments.

Reselling/Resale Club

This club is based off the resell market after releases of limited and “hyped up” items. Some examples of these brands are: Supreme, Adidas, and Yeezy, There are other companies involved with limited product release, yet high demand. Some of these items have resale prices of hundreds of dollars more than the retail price on the website.For example: A $188 Supreme Box Logo Hoodie that sells out in 10 seconds after the release, will have a resale price of about $1,200. Students who join this club will learn the basics of the business.

Rocketry Club (STEM)

Blast off! This club focuses on the design and construction of amateur rockets. Our activities range from building rockets for competition to building rockets for recreation.

Socrates Cafe

Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn more when we question and question with others.

STEM

The purpose of this club is to promote STEM within the School. STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education. We focus on these areas together not only because the skills and knowledge in each discipline are essential for student success, but also because these fields are deeply intertwined in the real world and in how students learn most effectively.

Theatre Club

Theatre Club is for students who love theatre, going to the theatre, working and playing in the theatre, and sharing the theatre arts with others. We will attend plays, help to promote King School productions and celebrate theatre together.

Young Republican's Club

The purpose of the Young Republican’s Club is to allow King students to become involved in our local Republican party, gain valuable experience in the campaign and election process, as well as become educated and/or have the opportunity to share their opinions on current political issues.

Young Democrat's Club

The Young Democrats Club seeks to inspire and educate the next generation of leaders in line with the mission of the Democratic Party. Through engaged citizenship, the Young Democrats Club talks about the issues that face our nation. In an effort to encourage bipartisan progress we meet with the Young Republicans Club to have a dialogue about the current state of politics and policy in the nation. We believe to have a healthy democracy, citizens must be educated and informed on the topics. We strive to have an informed populace through guest speakers, debate, and following the news.

Service Learning

Canstruction

The purpose of this student organization is to combine the spirit of a design/building competition with a unique way to help feed the hungry. Competing teams, led by architects and engineers, showcase their talents by designing giant sculptures made entirely of canned foods. At the close of the exhibitions, all of the food used in the structures is donated to local food banks for distribution to pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, elderly and day care centers. This club is open to all grades, and is a great way to combine a love of architecture, math, and design with community service.

Faculty Advisor: Cathy Mishkin

HOPE (Helping Other People Excel)

The purpose of this student organization is to participate in community service opportunities within and beyond our community. HOPE completes service projects in which members participate and encourage non-members to come in order to experience the benefits of helping others. To receive credit for participating in the club, students must attend at least three of the monthly projects during the year, and bring at least one non-member to a community service opportunity. HOPE club includes PEACE(tutoring after school) and Pediatric Cancer Club(visiting children with cancer in local hospitals.)

KSPCA (King's Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)

The purpose of the KSPCA club is to raise awareness regarding the plight of animals in today's society - animal homelessness, animal cruelty, factory farming and animal testing - in the hope that this knowledge will affect change in the future. The club holds two fundraisers a year - one for a local shelter and one for a local rescue - and has several speakers during the course of the year. We advocate the idea of Adopt, Don't Shop, and have found homes for several homeless pets within our members!

Stamford PEACE

Stamford Peace is built on a foundation consisting of teamwork, discipline, leadership, and sportsmanship. Stamford Peace uses the game of basketball as a vehicle through which to positively influence academic achievement, community service, and other life skills within Stamford and other lower Fairfield County communities. To that end, the Beyond Limits Academic Program, launched in 2013, employs a peer-to-peer approach in which local high school students provide one-on-one academic tutoring, primarily in math and science, to other local middle school and high school students. Members of this club sign up to tutor on one of the assigned dates. Transportation is provided by the school and students return to school by 5:00PM.