Student Activities

Middle and upper school students have numerous opportunities to become involved in clubs and organizations or to propose starting one if they have a particular interest. Student activities—most of which are co-ed—are conducted both during and after the school day. Each club is also advised by a faculty member. Through Dexter Southfield’s nearly 30 clubs and organizations, students can further develop their skills or try something new. Student clubs and organizations allow students to form friendships across classes and to take leadership positions, including the upper school’s student-led Club Council. 

Middle and upper school students have the opportunity to become involved in student government through a position on the Student Council, as a class representative, or, in the Upper School, as school president. 

Sampling of Active Upper School Clubs:

Other Popular Upper School Clubs:

•    Art 
•    Chamber Music
•    Chess 
•    Coffee House
•    Debate 
•    Dextones a cappella
•    DXTV 
•    Entrepreneurship 
•    Environmental Affairs

•    History of War and Strategy
•    Investment 
•    Knitting 
•    La Table Francaise
•    Philanthropy
•    Quiz Bowl
•    STEM Club
•    The View

Club Spotlight: Model UN

As a result of the Building A Better Tomorrow project, the upper school gained 33% more classroom space to be used for academic and co-curricular activities. During the 2019-2020 school year, upper school teachers and administrators collaborated to develop program enhancements to benefit all students in Classes 9-12. Inspired by the opportunity to innovate, the upper school did not idle, instead launching a Model UN program in the fall of 2019. In the first six months, the team competed in three programs, including the International Model UN Conference held at Boston University. During the course of three days, 14 students represented Austria and Bulgaria, seeking to remedy existing global issues. Students gained valuable experience in engaging in meaningful and noteworthy debate and discourse.