You will discover that the exceptionally vibrant spirit of the Upper School thrives both inside and outside the classroom, and is another way Chase stands apart. With the support of our faculty and staff, you will choose from a rich array of clubs, organizations and teams to help you stretch your limits, and drive your journey of self discovery. Along with the wide scope of extracurriculars, students create their own, based on their own passions and zest for learning. Where will your path lead?
Clubs & Organizations
You will be challenged as scholar, innovator, musician and as a local and global citizen with the diverse scope of Chase’s clubs and organizations. You will have the opportunity to choose from organizations ranging from Robotics to Humans Against Hate, Chase Investment Club, Jazz Ensemble, Life is Delicious, Mock Trial and Model U.N. The newest addition to the list might be fired by your own imagination.
Our entire Upper School comes together to compete in lively, colorful events such as Spirit Week, the Turkey Bowl (flag football) Dodgeball, and the annual Decathlon, which awards class points. You and your class will also organize charitable drives, and fundraising and service opportunities in the true Chase spirit of teamwork and community citizenship.
Our Student Council members develop leadership skills that last a lifetime. If you serve on the Council, you will deepen your experience as an Upper School, by actually presiding over, planning and implementing many of the lively events described above. Our Student Council is comprised of the Class Officers and the Executive Council, who are elected by the entire school community. Student Council members lead Morning Meeting, Student Council meetings, and serve as liaisons to the administration.
Community Service and the drive to make a difference play a key role in our Upper School. Our students serve as volunteers dedicated to making their community a better place through such clubs as Life is Delicious, Cupcakes for Kids and Special Wishes. Chase’s enterprising Upper Schoolers also create their own clubs, food drives and initiatives. For example, a recent effort organized by a student, “Comeback Clothes,” collected recycled clothing for a sustainability project, and drew an overwhelming response from our generous Chase community.
Our Honor Code forms the foundation for integrity and harmony within our Chase community with these simple words: “On my honor, I pledge my academic integrity, honesty, respect, and sportsmanship to the Chase Collegiate School community, and I will encourage others to do the same. As a member of this community I will not lie, cheat, steal or demonstrate cruelty in any form.” Chase’s Honor Council is a group of elected students who work with faculty and administrators as stewards of this code. Our Council members consider violations of the code and present recommendations for consequences. They also shine a spotlight on ethical issues through programs as Honor Day, and work diligently to promote respectful and compassionate behavior and standards in our Upper School.