Clubs and Organizations
The Geneva School’s community of faith and learning transcends the curriculum in numerous ways. One important way is found in the variety of extra-curricular clubs and organizations. These venues offer a deepening opportunity for growth in academics, the arts, and so much more. Relationships with peers and mentors in these groups enrich the daily disciplines of classes and school life. Students are encouraged to develop gifts and interests in a whole new way through these various opportunities.
Geneva Consortium (all ages)
At The Geneva School we believe that part of being human is being musical. We may not all be called to be soloists, but we can certainly all sing. We may not all be capable of playing concertos, but we can all be in the orchestra. So it is not uncommon to see students and faculty gathering together for the pleasant task of making music.
We refer to our musical activities as “The Geneva Consortium.” This name reflects our need for one another, musically and otherwise. Our musical ensembles are small communities where we encourage one another and grow together. Some of our ensembles are even open to musicians from outside The Geneva School.
Brioso Children's Choir (4th - 6th Grade)
Brioso means “Spirited” in Italian! The purpose of the Brioso Children’s Choir is to provide eager Geneva students with an enriching choral experience. Each rehearsal will encourage beautiful, age-appropriate singing through the study of a diverse selection of choral music. Singers will learn listening and performance skills, vocal technique, and teamwork, while growing in self-confidence. They will also develop special friendships and have fun in the process!
Brioso meets from 3:15 to 4:30 pm every Monday that school is in session in the grammar school music room. They are featured at First Lessons and Carols as well as the Grammar School Spring Concert.
After School Stitch Lab (3rd - 5th Grade)
Jill Schubert offers after-school cross-stitching classes.
To register for the next class, please submit the online registration form.
Chess Club (4th - 12th Grade)
Chess Club is an opportunity to learn a classic game requiring mind, strategy, and careful thinking. Members of the UCF Chess Club, serving as mentors and instructors, provide all necessary game board equipment as well as instruction on the nuances of the game. The club meets weekly on Friday afternoons. Students in grades 4-12 are welcome.
To register for chess club, please submit the online registration form.
Typing Classes (4th - 8th Grade)
Mrs. Leigh Swain offers weekly typing classes every quarter.
The classes are open to all students in fourth–eighth grade. They meet once a week from 3:30–4:30 pm, usually for seven or eight sessions. Cost = $15 per session (paid per quarter)
For more information, please contact Leigh Swain.
To register for the next class, please submit the online registration form.
GRASS, Geneva’s Resource and Sustainability Stewards (7th - 12th Grade)
Geneva’s Resource and Sustainability Stewards (GRASS) are committed to creating awareness, engaging community, and inspiring action when it comes to resource conservation and sustainable practices. Our goal is to make a greener Geneva while also positively impacting the greater Orlando community through service and engagement, such as cleaning up litter and introducing sustainable practices to the TGS community, as well as setting an example by living them out. GRASS members are dedicated to being good stewards of the environment by protecting and advocating for our home.
“For there is hope for a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its shoots will not cease” Job14:7
International Club (7th - 12th Grade)
Numerous foreign countries and ethnicities are represented among Geneva’a upper school students. The International Club promotes understanding across cultural lines, allowing Geneva’s foreign students a platform to teach the Geneva community about their country and their culture. Meetings are held occasionally during the activity period on Thursdays or during a lunch break.
The Geneva Gazette (7th - 12th Grade)
The Geneva Gazette is a weekly student publication founded by Sally Park and Michaela Walker (Class of 2019). Its purpose is to embody the culture of the student body, giving students an outlet for creativity and a way for their talents to be published/showcased. These weekly publications include student writings, poems, art, photography, and more!
Florida Junior Classical League (7th - 12th Grade)
The purpose of the National Junior Classical League is to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and to impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of Classical antiquity. At The Geneva School, our chapter of the League competes at both the regional and state level. Students compete in academic contests focused on Latin and Greek language and history and in contests demanding artistic and dramatic creativity.
“Nescire autem quid ante quam natus sis acciderit, id est semper esse puerum.” (Moreover to not know the things that have happened before you were born is to be always a child.) ~Cicero, from his Orator 120.12-13
Merely Players Drama Troupe (7th - 12th Grade)
Merely Players is Geneva’s theatre troupe and open to students in grades 7 – 12. The group performs one show each semester and rehearsals are typically scheduled from 3:00 – 5:00 pm, four to five days a week. Because theatre is a communal art, students are expected to attend all rehearsals regardless of the size of the role. Students may also apply to be a part of the Unseen Forces, the stage crew for each of the shows. The crew works to help the actors create a show by doing everything but the acting and is a vital part of each performance.
Pep Club (9th - 12th Grade)
Pep Club is a student-lead organization that supports athletic, arts, drama, and other school events to encourage their fellow Geneva students.
Moot Court (10th - 12th Grade)
Twice a year, Princeton Mock Trial hosts the Princeton Moot Court tournament for high school students. This two-day tournament sees hundreds of students from various schools compete against each other in the realm of constitutional law. Princeton’s tournament is unique in bringing some of the state’s top practicing attorneys and retired judges to judge in the final rounds of the competition.
This competition simulates the appellate court process: students argue, as appellant or appellee, a fictional case before a panel of judges. The judges are free to question the students over the rules and facts of the case. This makes for an exciting, challenging, and fun weekend of competition!
National Art Honor Society (10th - 12th Grade)
The purpose of the National Art Honor Society is to inspire and recognize those students who have shown outstanding ability in art, as well as to foster excellence and a dedicated spirit to the pursuit of art. Students are encouraged to use their abilities and interest in art to serve others and introduce people to new art forms and artists. The NAHS has been involved in sidewalk chalk events, the Winter Park Art Festival, and painting theater sets and murals.
Eligibility for membership in the NAHS includes a minimum of sophomore year standing, the completion of at least one semester of rhetoric art, and a minimum GPA of 3.0.
International Thespian Society (10th - 12th Grade)
The International Thespian Society (ITS), founded in 1929, is an honorary organization for high school students located at more than 4,200 affiliated secondary schools across America, Canada, and abroad. The mission of ITS is to honor student achievement in the theatre arts. Students who desire to become Thespians must complete at least one semester of Drama I class, earn a minimum of ten points, and pay a fee. Points are earned through acting in school plays, participating in theater festivals or competitions, and through service such as being on the stage crew or directing a grammar school production. Usually one point is equal to ten hours of excellent work.
Thespian members who earn a minimum of 60 points through their work in theatre and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 are inducted into the Thespian Honor Society.
National Honor Society (11th - 12th Grade)
The National Honor Society (NHS) is a national organization established to recognize students for their scholarship, leadership, character, and service. In our Post Tenebras Lux chapter of NHS, service is emphasized most highly. As a student-run organization, our chapter provides members with opportunities for the kind of servant leadership modeled by Christ. We partner with local and national charities to volunteer our time and organize school-wide fundraising events. We also serve the school community with a student mentorship program. Students in tenth–twelfth grade are eligible for induction into NHS.
Mu Alpha Theta
Mu Alpha Theta is a national mathematics honor society for high school students. Students may be inducted after they have successfully completed two and a half years of high school mathematics with an exemplary record. Every Mu Alpha Theta chapter has different activities and distinctives. The Geneva School chapter of Mu Alpha Theta holds quarterly meetings during which the students discuss a topic in the history, philosophy, or the applications of mathematics.