Clubs & Organizations

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Jump into Opportunity

At Sun Valley Community School, students across divisions have the opportunity to explore a wide range of interests through clubs and student organizations. Whether you’re an Upper School student with a passion for Model U.N. or journalism, a Middle School student who wants to learn to play ice hockey, or an Elementary School student who wants to explore robotics in our Swift Family Makers’ Lab, you’ll have the chance to discover, participate, and lead.

Elementary School

Elementary School clubs allow kids to discover interests and skills in a safe, introductory way and build relationships with other students and with teachers. Participating in clubs also allows Elementary School-aged students to feel like the "big kids" as they explore leadership and organization skills in club offerings like Green Team, which also exist in the Middle and Upper Schools. Club offerings rotate based on student interest. The following clubs have been offered in recent years.

  • Cooking Club
  • Mandarin Club
  • Makers’ Lab
  • Green Team
  • Elementary School Honors Orchestra
  • Sewing

Middle School

Middle School clubs encourage critical thinking, expose students to new ideas and thinking, and allow students (and teachers) to pursue an area of interest (that may not be strictly academic in nature).

  • Zumba
  • Write On!
  • Art Room Open Studio
  • The Play’s the Thing!
  • Rec Hockey
  • Cutthroat Backcountry Ski Club
  • Makers’ Lab: Tinkering 101
  • I.T. Crowd
  • MS Yearbook Club
  • Early Childhood Center/Elementary School Helper
  • Student Senate
  • Kindness Committee
  • Improv Comedy: On Your Feet!
  • Code Academy
  • ECC Partnership

Upper School

Upper School clubs at Community School are student-driven. Each year, clubs are added to meet students' interests and passions.

  • Student Senate
  • Aphelion (Literary Magazine)
  • Cutthroat Underground (Student Newspaper)
  • Model U.N.
  • Science Bowl
  • S.A.F.E.
  • Teen Council
  • Green Team
  • Freestyle Fellowship

Green Team

Across Sun Valley Community School’s three divisions, students have the opportunity to participate in Green Team. This school-wide club supports our Environmental Vision Statement and strives to create a culture of sustainability at our school and in the broader community.

Transformative Green Team initiatives have included: restoration of the riparian zone on our Trail Creek Campus; installation of solar panels on the Student Activity Center; and, the development of resource documents to help the school community reach environmental goals, including tips for producing school events in the most sustainable way possible and advising on the purchase food and supplies that meet sustainability standards.

Sun Valley Community School Environmental Vision Statement

As a school we are dedicated to acting in sustainable ways and cultivating environmentally educated citizens who take initiative to lead by example in their community. We will strive to extend our Outdoor Program’s Leave No Trace ethic to our entire campus. With this as our guide, we will work to make the Sun Valley Community School a model for sustainability.