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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 and 100% of our students participate in a club, many participating in two or more. Clubs like Roobotics, our Robotics team has more of a time commitment at lunch and after school in order to prepare for a level of competition. The Poetry club may meet at lunch once or twice a week and 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.

  • Model UN, public speaking skills and diplomacy
  • RESPECT, being a black girl support group
  • Marvel Club, fun comic book gatherings
  • Chess Club, for novice and beginner chess players
  • Ability Aware, to support and promote awareness for people who identify on the spectrum of ability
  • Project G.O.O.D, (Girls Overcome Obstacles Daily) a mentoring program
  • Roobotics, official Robotics team at AFS
  • Poetry Club, a place to express, support and foster through reading and writing
  • Baking Club, for lovers and learners of the art of pastry making
  • 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”
  • Feminist Club, a group for those who are interested in equality for women and girls
  • Biking Club, teamwork, adventure and hard work with some fitness
  • Jewish Affinity Group, celebrating Jewish identity and heritage
  • GSA (Gender & Sexuality Alliance), a safe and open space to discuss identity through gender
  • Aquaponics, raising fish and pesticide free food to help conserve water on our planet
  • Odyssey of the Mind, exploring fun and creative solutions through industrial design
  • 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 whether on Zoom or in-person
  • Black Student Union, for black students to talk, work together and unite through meetings and events
  • Aware, Antiracist white activists for racial equity
  • Young Conservatives, a place for conservative leaning voices within a liberal school community
  • PIC (Political Initiative Club), a space for all political affiliations to debate and discuss action, service and education

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