Activities aren't just about fun and relaxation with friends—although, they are both fun and relaxing. They also provide opportunities to discover passions, develop strengths, apply academic knowledge in a practical way, develop self-knowledge, and learn to make the choices necessary to manage a busy schedule independently. Students start slowly and work with teachers over the years in developing the insights they need to be self-sufficient college students.

The Priory's co-curricular program includes class retreats, service learning projects, athletics, theater, music, and a broad range of activities made available during the school day.

For Middle School students, most activities are experienced within their curriculum and with their classmates.

More than 30 club and activity choices are available to High School students during "H Block," a class period devoted to these choices, or to tutoring. All activities have faculty advisors, but in most, students take the lead. One purpose of these choices is to provide a realistic way for students to try out new interests all through their school years. Grades are minimized or absent, and students learn to create an inclusive atmosphere.

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Upper School Clubs

List of 34 items.

  • A Cappella Club

    A Cappella Club seeks to build community through student-led singing, learning about theory, voice, and singing in a group.
  • Basic Woodworking

    Woodworking introduces interested students to basic skills in working with wood and challenges them to create projects of quality.
  • Business and Investment Club

    Business and Investment Club teaches students about business models and investment strategy.
  • Comedy Club

    Comedy Club provides a forum for students to tell jokes, preform stand-up, perform improv, and tell puns.
  • Cooking Club

    Cooking Club members share their love of food and help others with cooking tips and skills.
  • Daraja Club

    Daraja Club raises money to support Daraja School in Kenya. It also spreads awareness on the importance of girls’ education.
     
  • Dedicated to Diversity

    Dedicated to Diversity serves to educate and spread awareness on topics related to social justice issues such as race, equity, and socio-economic status.
  • French Club

    French club seeks to spread French culture and provide opportunities for students to practice the French language.
  • Girl Up Club

    Girl Up is a UN organization that focuses on empowering young women to be leaders in their communities. Girl Up Club raises awareness and supports this organization.
  • Hiking Club

    Priory Hiking Club fosters outdoor activities and group bonding.
  • Hopeful Paws

    Hopeful Paws aims to help stray animals around the bay area. It also increases awareness of the injustices and abuses animals sometimes face.
  • Junior State of America (JSA)

    JSA promotes youth involvement in politics and the democratic process. Through JSA students practice public speaking, fight apathy, and grow accustomed to diversity of thought.
  • Latinos Unidos de Priory

    Latinos Unidos de Priory serves to empower Latino and Hispanic students, celebrate and cultivate Latino and Hispanic culture and diversity, and advocate for the local Latino and Hispanic community.
  • Literary Magazine

    Priory Literary Magazine serves to collect and publish written and visual artwork of Priory students in a magazine.
  • Magic Club

    Magic Club provides a forum for students to learn and perform magic.
  • March For Our Lives

    March For Our Lives Club promotes high school students’ involvement in political action and interest in the political affairs of our country.
  • Math is Tough (MIT)

    The purpose of MIT is to provide Math tutoring help to students.
  • Mental Arts Training Home (MATH)

    The purpose of MATH is to help students find that Math is interesting. Students conduct mathematical analysis and solve competition problems to see the beauty of math logic.
     
  • Mindfulness Club

    Mindfulness Club serves to help students de-stress and live in the moment as well as bond with fellow community members.
  • Model United Nations

    MUN trains students to participate in informed style UN debates and conferences. It also cultivates understanding and mastery of current events, politics, and extemporaneous discourse.
  • Mountain Biking Club

    Mountain Biking Club helps organize student bike rides and helps students discover the local trails around the Priory. The club also serves to create a group through which students can improve their biking skills.
  • Photography Club

    Photography Club serves as a forum for students who are interested in photography to get critiques and discuss photography.
  • Ping Pong Club

    Ping-Pong club serves to help students build friendships over a common hobby and have fun in a competitive environment.
  • Priory Fencing Team

    The Priory Fencing Team represents the school at high school fencing competitions.
  • PRISM

    PRISM is an all inclusive, “all are welcome” club that serves to educate students on LGBTQ issues.
  • Robotics Club

    Robotics Club teaches students practical skills like machining and cad by participating in First Robotics. The club also helps students develop interpersonal skills like teamwork and leadership.
     
  • Sign Language Club

    The Sign Language Club’s purpose is to learn Sign Language and to inspire others in the community to want to learn it as well.
  • Sports Medicine Club

    Sports Medicine Club seeks to educate students about Kinesiology and sports medicine though lessons and working at sports games.
  • Sustainability Club

    Sustainability promotes student involvement in sustainability in the Priory community.
  • Technovation Team

    Technovation is a computer science group for girls. Its goal is to create an application that benefits the community and submit it to the Technovation competition senior division.
     
  • TedX Woodside Priory Club

    The TedX Woodside Priory Club reaches out to potential speakers and organizes and hosts TedX events at school.
  • UNICEF Club

    The UNICEF Club fundraises and puts on community events that help and spread awareness for organizations that are sponsored by UNICEF.
  • Women's Empowerment

    Women’s Empowerment provides a safe, supportive environment to discuss issues young women experience, and to find solutions to these issues.
  • Yearbook

    Yearbook produces the 2018-2019 school yearbook.

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