Community Life

Upper School Activities

Academic challenge, personal growth. What happens in the classroom is only the beginning.

List of 31 items.

  • A capella

    We have both a boys and a girls group for those who love to sing.
    (advisor: Mr. Hunton)
  • Pinnacle

    (advisor: Miss Burdette)
  • Advancement Ambassadors

    Initiated by students to express gratitude and a sense of stewardship toward donors, this club supports efforts of the school's advancement office.
    (advisors: Mr. Lange)
  • Art Club

    Art Club is a twice-weekly opportunity for students who have a strong interest in the arts to use their activities period to create work outside of the classroom rigors. Free access to art supplies and the studios coupled with casual, uncritical support from the art faculty make this a treasured creative option for many students who might not otherwise find the time to experience the arts. This period is also useful to those who find class time is NEVER enough art time.
    (advisor: Mrs. Barsi)
  • Breakthrough Manchester

    Breakthrough involves students teaching students through extensions of the summer program; these include Super Saturdays and after-school tutoring.
    (advisor: Mrs. Berk)
  • Chess Club

    This informal club allows those with an interest in chess to continue games throughout the year.
    (advisor: Mr. Bradley)
  • Chinese Culture Practice

    Welcome to the Chinese Culture Club. This club is an introduction to Chinese Culture and Language. Students are involved in a series of fun activities, such as Chinese food tasting, Chinese New Year celebration, dumpling making and watching a movie about the true story of Mulan. 
    (advisor: Mr. McNeil)
  • Class Council

    Class Council is an organization of students elected to plan social events for their classes and the school.
    (advisor: Mr. McNeil)
  • Dungeons & Dragons

    All things D&D! If you love role playing games, this is the club or you.
    (advisor: Mrs. Smiley)
  • Excerpt

    Excerpt is an Upper School organization promoting art and writing at Derryfield and publishing a literary magazine twice a year to celebrate creativity in this community. The Excerpt staff organizes contests and events to encourage young writers and artists to risk and play, developing along the way their skill and craft. Back issues of Excerpt are available in the periodicals section of the Milne Library.
    (advisor: Ms. Assetta)

  • Gender Equality

    (advisor: Ms. Shutz)
  • Initium (Yearbook)

    Initium, Derryfield's yearbook, is a yearlong commitment. While producing this memorable document we learn about photography, page layout, organizational skills, and we have a little fun too.
    (advisor: Mr. Gauthier)
  • Investment Club

    Investment club focuses on financial markets and understanding the economic principles that drives the stock and bond markets. Working with professionals with many years of experience in economic education and corporate finance, the club uses discussions, games, and field trips as learning tools.
    (advisor: Mr. Talpey)
  • Key Club

    Key Club is the Upper School's community service group. Participants have the opportunity to be involved in varied community service projects throughout the year. Key Club members are committed to making a difference at school and in the Greater Manchester community.
    (advisor: Mrs. Llewelyn)
  • Lamplighter

    The student newspaper of The Derryfield School, Lamplighter is published up to eight times annually by the staff. Writers, photographers, graphic artists - indeed, everyone with a talent to share - are encouraged to contact one of the editors and contribute to the newspaper!
    (advisors: Mrs. Burdette)
  • Latin Club

    Those who love all things Latin can meet and engage.  This club also attracts those who have moved onto other languages but remember their Latin roots.
    (advisor: Mr. Leary)
  • Math Team

    The math team is open to all interested students in grades 9 –12. Practices are held during the activities period on Thursdays. A competitive team is selected from regular attendees to participate at various meets throughout the year.
    (advisor: Mr. Induni)
  • MIT Launch

    (advisor: Mr. Masoni)
  • Mock Trial

    The DS Mock Trial team aims to give any and all interested students of the Derryfield Upper School an educational and professional experience in litigation and public speaking while still having fun.  We compete in two to three trials per school year. For every trial, members are given a case which includes exhibits, stipulations, relevant case law, and witness affidavits. Our job is to create solid case theory and compete against other teams as both the prosecution/plaintiff and the defense. Every member of the team performs at least once as an attorney or a witness.  
    (advisors: Mrs. Karlin and Miss DiTullio)
  • Model United Nations

    In Model UN, students step into the roles of ambassadors from UN member states to prepare and draft resolutions on the organization's vast agenda. Student delegates in Model UN prepare draft resolutions, plot strategy, negotiate with supporters and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and follow the UN's rules of procedure - all in the interest of mobilizing international cooperation to resolve problems that affect countries all over the world. from
    (advisors: Mrs. Karlin and Miss. DiTullio)
  • One Love

    (advisor: Mrs. Boesch)
  • Outing Club

    The Outing Club is for people who like to go outside.
    (advisor: Mrs. Llewelyn)
  • PACTeam

    (advisor: Mrs. Perkins)
  • Pulsar Research Lab

    (advisor: Mrs. Watt)
  • RADS

    (advisor: Mrs. Llewelyn)
  • Robotics Club

    For the budding engineer. Enthusiasts meet to create a robot based on the specifications outlined by the F.I.R.S.T. competition  - the varsity Sport for the MindTM
    (advisor: Mr. Masoni)
  • Rock Climbing

    (advisor: Mrs. Branch)
  • School Council

    The Derryfield School Council has been established to create a means of communication among students, faculty, and administration in order to form a greater unity in the determination of the School's function and the role of students within the School. The Council is intended to strengthen the expression of student views and consolidate School government into a specific body, accessible to all members of The Derryfield School. Representatives are elected by class in the spring and fall, and a president is elected each year by the entire student body.
    (advisor: Mr. Morgan)
  • Spirit Club

    The students in Spirit Club generate school spirit and fan enthusiasm for Derryfield's sporting events. They manage the use of the school's life-sized cougar mascot, as well as arrange for tailgating parties and school-wide "feeds" on big game nights.
    (advisor: Mr. McNeil)
  • SWAT

    (advsior: Mrs. Perkins)
  • Volleyball

    (advisor: Mr. Myers)

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