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Clubs & Affinity Groups

Highlighting Student Voices

Middle School students participate in a wide array of clubs that are scheduled into the school day. Clubs celebrate student voices, allowing Middle Schoolers to follow and develop a passion, and pursue leadership opportunities. Teachers lead some clubs, but others are student-run and initiated.

Current Clubs

  • A Cappella
  • Adventure Club
  • Art Club
  • Chess Club
  • Comic Book Club
  • Debate
  • Documentary Watch Club
  • Dungeons & Dragons 
  • Entrepreneurs Club
  • Fibers Club
  • Film Critics
  • Finders & Seekers 
  • Math Counts 
  • Social Justics Club
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook
GFS Middle School debate club

Affinity Groups

The Middle School affinity program has taken different forms in support of young people over the years. We have found that providing identity safe spaces are of particular importance for young people at this point in their social development. In this time of immense identity development, it is important to give students agency in their decision to participate in affinity groups, which function as a space for community building, a venue for responding to current events, and a catalyst for building positive identity development and resilience.

At present we have three main Middle School affinity groups:

Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA)

Jewish Affinity Group

Students of Color

All affinity groups are led by faculty and staff volunteers across the school community. The students of color affinity group meets as a larger group and, as necessary, splits into micro-affinity groups to address the specific needs of those present.