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Outside the Classroom

C/A offers High School students a wide variety of extra-curricular, social, athletic, and class-bonding activities.

Two-day team-building activities are scheduled at the start of every school year.

Grades 9, 10 and 11 go to overnight camps where students engage in zip line, archery, canoeing, ropes courses and other team-building activities

Seniors have their own three-day retreat during which they make plans for their senior year, engage in team-building activities and set personal goals for the year ahead. 

Field trips are planned to enhance the curriculum and to support student learning. They provide students with an opportunity to expand their knowledge through hands-on experiences.

During the 2017-2018 school year, High School students in various classes went on several field trips in conjunction with their studies.

  • U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • World War II Memorial
  • GALA Hispanic Theatre
  • National Gallery of Art
  • Port Isobel Island
  • Smith Island
  • Freer and Sackler Galleries
  • The Phillips Collection

Within the framework of a small school, C/A offers numerous opportunities for involvement in both coed and single-sex sports. Students enjoy competitive and non-competitive sports, learning good sportsmanship, teamwork, endurance, and self-discipline.

C/A is part of the Independent Small Schools Athletic Conference (ISSAC). More than one-third of our students participate in competitive sports which, with the exception of basketball and volleyball, are coed teams comprised of both Middle and High School students.

  • Volleyball (Girls, combined MS/HS, Fall sport)
  • Soccer (coed, combined MS/HS, Fall sport)
  • Cross Country (coed, combined MS/HS, Fall sport)
  • Basketball (Boys High School; Boys Middle School; Girls, combined MS/HS; Winter sport)

Teams typically practice during Clubs (where students can also enjoy non-competitive sports such as badminton and outdoor sports). Coaches may occasionally call extra practices during the week. Games are scheduled after school or on weekends. 

Students receive P.E. credit for participation in C/A athletics.

Every Friday, students participate in clubs, which operate between 2:15 p.m. and 3:40 p.m. Clubs provide an opportunity for students to pursue an area of interest or learn more about a particular subject or skill.

New clubs are formed every quarter, based upon demand. 

Recent club offerings included:

  • Art
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Board Games
  • C/A Radio
  • Coding Club
  • Cooking
  • Cup Stacking
  • Digital Media/Film Production 
  • Dungeons and Dragons 
  • Esports
  • Film Club
  • Film-Making
  • Kitchen Experiments 
  • Lego Robotics
  • Literature Appreciation
  • Magic the Gathering
  • Model United Nations
  • Music Appreciation 
  • Outdoor Sports
  • Philosophy
  • Podcasts
  • Robotics
  • Rock Band
  • Service/Volunteering 
  • Singing Club
  • Strategy Games
  • Theater
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Writing
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga

C/A provides activities for high school students to experience social success.

  • Team-building Trips
  • Friday Clubs 
  • Homecoming Dance
  • Junior/Senior Prom 
  • Sporting Events
  • Spirit Week
  • Annual Musical
  • Schoolwide Celebrations
  • Field Day
  • Senior Trip