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Student Clubs and Organizations at AFS

Our school has long prized experiential learning as central to the AFS experience. There are so many opportunities for students to encounter a larger world of learning through clubs and activities beyond the classroom. Most clubs are student-led with a faculty or parent advisor. Clubs and organizations are another layer for community and peer connection. Clubs are offered throughout Middle and Upper School. 100% of our students participate in a club, with many participating in two or more. Roobotics, our Robotics team, has more of a time commitment at lunch and after school in order to prepare for a level of competition. Creative Writing Club may meet at lunch once or twice a week, but can be more of a commitment if you choose. Meeting times are flexible to work with student’s academic, theatre and/or athletics schedule. This list of clubs is as diverse and interesting as our student body! Here is a list of some of our current active clubs and organizations.

  • Math Club, a place to talk equations, compete in weekly tournaments, and enjoy math with others—and not feel like it is “school work”
  • Marvel Club+, fun comic book gatherings
  • Chess Club, for novice and beginner chess players
  • Students Demand Action, focuses on mitigating the causes and effects of all forms of gun violence through education and common-sense solutions
  • Roobotics, official Robotics team at AFS
  • Creating Writing Club, a place for writing, workshopping and talking about your writing
  • Black Student Union, for Black students to talk, work together and unite through meetings and events
  • The Music Society, creates a for music lovers to come together and work with all things music and plan yearly music jams
  • H.O.L.A., Hispanic or Latino affinity group
  • SQuAC, Student Quaker leadership group
  • LitMag, artists and writers produce the AFS literary magazine “The Whole Tree”
  • Womxn’s Empowerment, giving female-identifying students at AFS a voice and a community
  • Jewish Affinity Group, celebrating Jewish identity and heritage
  • GSA (Gender & Sexuality Alliance), a safe and open space to discuss identity through gender
  • Fashion Club, students host virtual fashion shows, t-shirt making workshops and more
  • Environmental Action and Justice Club, advocates for a more sustainable, environmental conscious living
  • Community Service Council, organizing community service to engagement and action
  • Theater Club, bringing theater to all
  • Aware, Antiracist White activists for racial equity

Students participating in Clubs and Organizations at Abington Friends School.

  • Community Service at Abington Friends

    The Community Service Council helps organize our Day of Service in January.

  • AFS competes at a High School Robotics Competition

    The AFS Roobotics Team competes at the state level

  • Black Student Union at AFS

    The BSU hosts dancers, singers and performers for Black Excellence Night

  • Environmental Action Club

    The Environmental Action Club marched for climate change at City Hall in Philadelphia