A new extended-day program at the Upper School provides a host of after-school options for students to follow their interests. As in past years, students can choose to participate in an interscholastic athletic team after the regular academic day is over, but this year, they can also enroll in elective classes or clubs during that time period.
Sponsored by Ross School interns, the clubs and classes cover a variety of topics, including Pilates, ethnomusicology, biking, hiking, intramural baseball, dance, Zumba, color guard, yearbook, and many more. Since the activities are offered on either a Monday/Wednesday/Friday or a Tuesday/Thursday schedule, students are able to sign up for more than one class or club each trimester.
Fall interscholastic teams include cross country, boys soccer, girls tennis, girls volleyball, and co-ed sailing. Although it’s still early in the season, some of Ross’s teams have already tasted victory, with a 4–1 win for the boys soccer team against Stony Brook, and a 3–2 varsity volleyball win over Port Jefferson.
Both the extended-day activities and interscholastic teams are a great way for students to have fun, explore different areas of interest, and build relationships with their fellow classmates.