Extracurricular Activities

 There are many opportunities for each person to participate in life at Devon outside the classroom – clubs and organizations, artistic outlets and intellectual pursuits – and students are encouraged to step outside their comfort zones so they can learn more about themselves and their true potential. Here are some of the extracurricular offerings at Devon Prep:

Academic Challenge Team Students compete against their peers, answering questions about literature, fine arts, history, current events, science and mathematics.

Art Club This provides an opportunity for members to advance in the knowledge and practice of art.  Members meet regularly to develop their skills and to learn to work with various media. The Art Club is open to all students, including those who are not enrolled in art classes.

Book Club This is a forum for students to meet and discuss books and films which they do not encounter as part of school curriculum.  With guidance, students decide the works to be considered, as well as the essential questions raised by those works that focus the discussions.

Calasanctian The student yearbook staff works throughout the year creating an accurate record of the life of the school community.

Campus Ministry Promotes and supports the religious life of our students, faculty and staff through Catholic Christian religious activities.

Chem Club Open to high school students, this invites, motivates, and encourages students to explore chemistry beyond the classroom.  The club is supported by the American Chemical Society, which provides themed quarterly packets that include experiments, demos and other activities for students.

Chess Club Upper School and Middle School students learn and play the classic strategy game.  The club also competes against local schools.

Choral Tide This vocal group gives students the opportunity to express themselves artistically and to develop poise, self-esteem, and teamwork skills. The group is open to all students who have an interest in vocal music.

Christian Action Program (CAP) This group is a student-run community and volunteer service program that assists the underprivileged and disabled.  CAP sponsors a food drive, a blood drive, a Christmas party, and events for the children of St. Edmond’s Home.  Last year’s “Up For A Cause” events raised more than $31,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Devon Dialogue The student newspaper gives students a basic understanding of journalism, photography, and newspaper writing techniques.  Members write, edit, and layout the five issues published each school year.  Exceptional commitment earns students entry into the Quill & Scroll International Journalism Honor Society.

Drama Club Performing the annual school play and annual school musical, this club offers participation in all areas of dramatics: production, acting, lighting, scene construction, management, etc.  Guest actresses from local schools participate in these productions.

German Club This allows students to participate in activities that incorporate the language and culture of German-speaking countries.  The German-American Partnership Program is an exchange program intended to acquaint both German and American high school students with the educational system and lifestyle of the two respective countries. 

Jazz Band The school band instructs its members in the theory and practice of jazz performance. Numerous performances are given during the school year. Members of this group receive academic credit for their work.

Mock Trial This club participates in and supports mock trial competitions and tournaments.  Students gain a basic education of trial techniques and strategies, and develop an appreciation and general knowledge of the U.S. legal system.

Model U.N. Students engage in an authentic simulation of the United Nations system by learning about the UN and the skills of debate, compromise, conflict resolution, and negotiation.  Team members learn about the workings of world diplomacy through the lens of current events.

Pro-Life Club This is open to all students who share a belief in the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception to the moment of natural death. Programs include weekly pro-life activities as well as participation in local and national Pro-Life rallies such as the “National Life Chain” and the annual “March for Life” in Washington, D.C.

Science Olympiad This is a competitive program for students who are enthusiastic about science. Some events require knowledge of facts and concepts, while others require students to design and build devices that complete a given task. Event topics include all the science content areas along with basic engineering principles.

Solar Car Team Established in 2010, this is the first and only high school team in Pennsylvania to participate in the Solar Car Challenge.   The program is designed to motivate students in STEM; science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Student Council The Student Council coordinates dances, tailgates, basketball games, prom, and various other activities.  Members often represent Devon Prep’s student body at events both on and off campus.  Student council members are elected by fellow students, and active participation in the Student Council provides training for leadership, service, and loyalty.

Stock Market Club This promotes an understanding of economic issues and complexities of the market, and helps students remain current with business news – an experience that is enhanced through participation in real life stock market games and trading during market hours.

Tidal Currents This is the annual publication for creative expression in writing, art, and photography by students of all grades.  Roles for students include publicity, peer editing, and graphic design. Click HERE to view our latest edition.