Community

The professional nature of our student body makes it complicated for Professional Children’s School to offer traditional extracurricular activities such as competitive sports teams. There are, however, numerous opportunities to participate in the life of the school. This participation includes musical and dramatic performances, assemblies and various clubs or activities scheduled within the school day, as well as numerous community service opportunities.

All School Student Association

The Student Association is a non-elected body which organizes community activities, including but not limited to, philanthropic fundraisers, dances, movie nights, service outings, and other special assemblies. The Student Association meets once a week and anyone is invited to attend. Students interested in having a direct voice in the life of the School are encouraged to join the Student ­Association.

Community Meetings

On a weekly basis, students and faculty gather for a Community Meeting. Some weeks these meetings involve the entire school, but most weeks they are held by division and could also be devoted entirely to advisory time. These meetings offer a regular opportunity for the PCS community to come together to share important information, celebrate exciting accomplishments, and commemorate significant events. Students and faculty are active participants in these Community Meetings.

Community Service

Professional Children’s School encourages students to give back by organizing community service­ efforts both in and outside of School. External efforts have included food drives, fundraisers, community cleaning campaigns, and direct participation with and in support of non-profit organizations. Many of our students tutor their peers or help our international students by serving as “conversation buddies.­” Students who elect to serve as tutors receive commendations for this service on their transcripts.

Historically, community service efforts and club offerings have reflected the interest of our student body, and we continue to encourage students to approach the Division Heads with ideas for additional student life offerings.

Clubs and Activities

Students are invited to participate in a variety of clubs and activities. Students are encouraged to serve as leaders in these clubs and, with guidance, can lead their own activities with an adult facilitator present. 

Club and Activity offerings have included:

After School Basketball
Art Space
Arts & Crafts
Book Club
Chess Club
Cooking Class

Gender Sexuality Alliance
Literary Magazine
Prom Committee
Racial Affinity Group
Student Association
Student Diversity and Equity Committee
Technology Club
Together We Rise
Yearbook Club

Historically, community service efforts and club offerings have reflected the interest of our student body, and we continue to encourage students to approach the Division Heads with ideas for additional student life offerings.