Students can choose to participate in a number of extracurricular activities. Students with a strong interest in an activity are encouraged to take a leadership role and start a group of their own.
Upper School Drama rehearsals, directed by the Upper School drama teacher, take place after school in the Community Hall. The Upper School puts on a musical in the fall, one-act plays in January, and a drama or comedy in the spring. Auditions are open to all Upper Schoolers; 8th graders are frequently allowed to participate in the one-act plays as well.
The Quaker Notes, our community a capella singing group, rehearses at 7:30am one morning per week. The group is led by the Upper School music teacher. It consists of students, faculty, parents, and friends of the school. The Quaker Notes is open to the entire Tandem Friends community; the group performs in school concerts and events like Tandemonium and the Mother's Day Music Festival.
Drama Club, led by the Middle School drama teacher Lydia Horan, meets weekly at various times during the year after school in the Black Box.
Film Club, led by the Middle School drama teacher, meets on Mondays after school in our digital film lab, complete with state-of-the-art iMac computers and software such as iStopMotion, Final Cut Pro and iMovie. Film Club members make and discuss films, watch films together, and learn filmmaking techniques.
Model United Nations allows Upper School students to participate in one or two regional academic competitions where they can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations.
Fencing Club, a club (non-Tandem run) sports team open to all ages, practices once a week and competes in meets throughout the year.
SAGA (Sexuality and Gender Acceptance) addresses questions and concerns specific to Upper School and older Middle Schoolers that center around inclusivity, gender, identity, expression, sexual orientation, and seeing the inner light in everyone. The club is for ANYONE who would like to support gender diversity, are straight allies or questioning and LGBTQ youth who want to promote equality at Tandem and beyond, talk about issues and be part of a safe, supportive environment.
Dungeon & Dragons Club is for students who want to play Dungeons and Dragons.
Tandem EARTH is dedicated to promoting environmental stewardship on campus and in the greater community.