Beyond the Classroom: Clubs & Activities

Our students have fun and are challenged outside the classroom through a wide variety of faculty mentored clubs and activities. These extracurricular offerings for both Middle and Upper School students offer KO students life lessons and practical skills about how to work effectively with others, how to accomplish a goal, and how to be a leader. For a complete directory of our current clubs and activities please click on the list below to learn about our enrichment offerings relating to leadership; visual, performing, and musical arts; technology; community service; athletics; travel; and more.

Learn more about some of our Featured Activities by clicking at the list on the left. A complete directory is below. 

Learn more about the Middle School enrichment opportunities.
 

Clubs & Activities Directory

The Aeronautics Club

Description:  Students come together to learn about, build and fly RC aircrafts.

Student Leaders: Ryan Clifford, Chris Healis
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Ligon

The Apocalypse Club

Description: To educate folks about the numerous real and fictitious and pending catastrophes.

Student Leader: Vishal Kumar
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Allerton

The Badminton Club

Description: Students get together and play badminton

Student Leaders: Ellie Bavier, Julia Lantieri, Abby Eberle
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Fiske

Chess Club

Description: The mission of the Chess Club is to teach students about chess, hold one or two KO Chess Tournaments, and, possibly, compete in interscholastic chess tournaments.

Student Leader: Benjamin Small
Faculty Advisor: Asha Appel

The Chinese Culture Club

Description: Students bring Chinese Culture to the school raising the awareness of the larger community.

Student Leader: Ophelia Deng
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Grossweiner

Epic Literary Magazine

Description: To provide the opportunity for US students to creatively express themselves through writing, live performance, visual art, and artistic experimentation.

Student Leaders: Ryan Clifford, Julia Goldsmith, Adam Kim, Skylar Barron, Phoebe Taylor, Chiara Rego
Faculty Advisor: Asha Appel

Forensic Union

Description: To teach students how to debate at the formal level and improve the public speaking skills for students.

Student Leaders: Isabella Pratt, Connor O’Loughlin, Adam Kim
Faculty Advisors: Ms. Schloss, Ms. Wayne, Ms. Repp, and Mr. Levine

Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

Description: The mission of GSA is to work towards creating an accepting social environment for the LGBT+ community through education and conversation.

Student Leaders: Shelby Fairchild, Cassie T-Pederson
Faculty Advisor: Chris Vicevich

 

Improv Club

Description: Develop acting talent and teach the fundamentals of improvisation and sketch comedy. Through theater games, improvisation, and character work, budding actors will develop self­-confidence and self­-discipline while exploring self-expression.

Student Leaders: Zachary Herz

Faculty Advisors: Mr. Langmeyer

 

The Investment Club

Description: The goal of this club is to teach and expose members to the stock market. Through monitoring our stock portfolio, giving suggestions on trades and new purchases, members will be exposed to the nuances of trading and maintaining a diversified portfolio.

Student Leaders: Alec Rossi, Ryan Goss
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Stabile
Outside Advisor: Mr. Polk

KO Kilobytes

Description: Inspire collaboration between students and teachers through technology.

Student Leaders: Varun Tankala, Nat Bates
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Martinez

KO News

Purpose: To serve as a campus news medium and a forum for the open expression of students and faculty opinion. Students are provided the opportunity to gain experience in journalistic writing.

To learn more about long-standing KO tradition visit the KO News page.

 

MD Fox Club

Description: To provide support for a local elementary school by raising funds and working with elementary age students.

Student Leader: Colin Regan
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Edwards

Mock Trial

Description: Students prepare cases in which they portray lawyers and witnesses. Students compete against other schools.

Student Leader: Grace Amell
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Mckee,
Outside Advisor: Mr. Constantini

Model UN

Description: To educate students about political events and structure of the UN and its sub committees through simulation during Model UN conferences.

Student Leader: Ariba Memon, Lauren McPherson, Manisha Satheesh, Alec Rossi
Faculty Advisor: Mrs. Savin

Orange is the New Grey (OitNG)

Description: The mission behind OitNG is to give the young women of Kingswood Oxford the ability to feel self-confident and empowered in their own lives, so that they can initiate positive change in the community and the world.

Student Leaders: Apara Kashyap, Shelby Fairchild, Phoebe Taylor, Poppy Sheehan, Rose Esselstyn
Faculty Advisors: Ms. Schieffelin, Ms. Wayne, Asha

RAD (Real Audio Discussion)

Description: Students get together to share, listen to, discover and talk about music.

Student Leader: Neil Hemnani
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Scranton

Red KOw Farm (Garden Club)

Description: The goal of this club is to form a group of people who are excited about cultivating our community!!! We will be taking care of this garden and helping make it a space for everyone to use.

Student Leader: Rose Esselstyn
Faculty Advisors: Mrs. Bailey and Mrs. Rodriguez

Save an Elephant

Description: To raise awareness about the inhumane treatment of elephants by working with the Elephant Nature Park in Thailand.

Student Leader: Olivia Rossi
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Goss

Shatterproof

Description: Students raising money for the nonprofit organization Shatterproof which is designed to end the stigma of addiction and help those who are battling addiction.

Student Leader: Lian Wolman
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Amarante

Model United Nations

Purpose: To aid students in gaining a greater understanding of the UN and global affairs by using current events as examples.

Learn more about Model UN at KO.

KO's Model UN team out performs teams from around the world at Yale's Model UN conference.

Meetings during PLB (Personal Learning Block) and afternoons

Team Tobati

Description: To increase the opportunities for the youth in Tobati Paraguay and to offer KO students an opportunity to learn with and from students in Paraguay while making a global impact.

Student Leaders: Tobati students
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Garcia

To learn more about this community service partnership first started in 1998 please visit Team Tobati's website.

Yearly trip during March break

Tara's Closet

Description: To provide collect clothing for the organization Tara’s Closet which gives clothing to those who cannot afford it. Tara’s closet is an organization that raises awareness about mental illness.

Student Leaders: Isabel Kaufman, Sophia Kaufman, Ben Putterman
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Allerton

United Students

Description: To promote awareness and education of diversity issues and facilitate student activism.

Student Leaders: Ryan Clifford, Ariba Memon, Kayla Glemaud, Carolyn McCusker, Cassie T-Pederson, Ambika Natarajan
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Edwards

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