Clubs & Extracurriculars
The Arrupe Society provides service opportunities on-campus and in the greater D.C. community. Off-campus activities include food service with the homeless population of D.C. through Martha’s Table and evening tutoring with students from Washington Jesuit Academy. On-campus activities include sponsoring the annual blood drive, food drive, and toy drive.
Art and Design Club
The Art and Design Club works on various creative art projects throughout the year.
The Best Buddies Club is part of the local chapter of Best Buddies International, a volunteer organization that provides opportunities to build special friendships with students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Participating students are matched with a "buddy," a student from the Ivymount School in Potomac. Annual highlights include the Fall Match Party, Christmas Wrapping Party, The Annual Friendship Walk, and more!
Black Student Association
The Black Student Association is here to build and establish a community where students can share excellence and triumphs, participate in different social events and serve a broader community through service. All students at Prep are welcome to engage in conversations of culture and history. Our goal is to develop bonds and relationships that will last not only through your Prep career, but for life.
The Business Club is open to all students who are interested in increasing their awareness of the outside business environment. Activities include discussions on business topics, participation in local competitions, speaker events where students get to hear from professionals working in various industries, and field trips to nearby companies.
Campus Ministry Club
The Campus Ministry office supports the spiritual growth of the entire Georgetown Prep community. We pray the Examen together every Wednesday. We celebrate weekly liturgies with the resident students and monthly liturgies with the school community. Students can participate in liturgies throughout the school year, service opportunities both day-long and more extended immersion trips, and Jesuit mission conferences, including the Ignatian Family Teach-In in the fall and the Arrupe Leadership Summit in the spring.
The Chess Club meets weekly throughout the school year and additionally competes in matches with local schools such as St. Anselm's, Sidwell Friends and St. Albans. The Chess Club also participates in annual tournaments with various schools in the DC area. The club also hosts the annual school-wide chess tournament, consisting of students and faculty members, with the championship match played at a full-school assembly
College Football Club
The College Football Club meets once a week in the Fall to share their passion, love and enthusiasm for the game of College Football. They live by the motto – “Any Given Saturday.”
A Cupola Hoyas
A Cupola Hoyas is the talented group of singers at Prep. They perform in numerous events throughout the year, including every school Liturgy, the annual Christmas Concert, the National Christmas Tree, at various nursing homes, the annual Spring Concert, the National Anthem at a Georgetown basketball game, and many more.
Cyber Security Club
The Cyber Security Club provides students with in-depth knowledge about cyber security principles, data literacy, and skills to compete in the national cyber defense competition, Cyber Patriot. Cyber Patriot puts teams in the position of newly-hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In competition rounds, teams are given a set of virtual images and are charged with finding cyber security vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services. The club will also participate in other Capture the Flag competitions, such as PicoCTF, which is administered by Carnegie Mellon University. These competitions develop and demonstrate skills as well as afford scholarships and other recognition for top teams.
The GP Diplomacy Society is made of seven players that guide the destinies of one European power (England, Turkey, Russia, Austria-Hungary, Italy, France and Germany) through the intricacies of international geo-politics. Each player tests their ability to plan a military campaign, use their knowledge of geography and international politics and employ the art of diplomatic negotiations.
Drumline & Pep Band
The Drumline is a musical outlet for drummers and non-drummers alike. We enjoy playing the drums, learning spirited beats, and supporting prep athletic teams at home games. Drumline meets for one afternoon a week, in addition to selected games. No drumline experience needed, just the ability to keep a beat and to have fun.
Given Georgetown Prep's Jesuit mission to form men of Competence, Conscience, Commitment and Compassion, and the Biblical call to "care and cultivate" the Earth (Genesis 2:15), the Environmental Club at Georgetown Prep seeks to embody this mission by creating a sustainable and just campus that supports the life systems on which we depend. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes, better known as the FCA, is a collaboration of athletes in the Prep community who perform service in many different ways. The FCA at Prep is an official chapter of the national organization with members including Tim Tebow and David Backes of the St. Louis Blues. The FCA was brought to Prep in 2016, and the service performed ranges from packing food kits to running charitable drives.
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The Fishing Club is designed to learn the basics of fishing, understanding how to get a fishing license, finding the best fishing locations and most importantly, having fun while learning a life-long skill.
French club is a student run group where students share their love of the French language and its cultures through hands-on activities. Students are not required to take French to join. All are welcome!
Open to all students, the German club provides opportunities to learn about the language and culture in an informal setting. The main event is the soccer match played in the fall.
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The Greek Club is a cultural appreciation group that meets once or twice a month to celebrate holidays, study the language, or eat baklava. The club also focuses on contemporary social justice issues relevant to Greece. We have formed a relationship with the Greek Embassy and were hosted there for a presentation on the refugee crisis from the Greek perspective.
Grill Masters Club
The Grill Masters Club grills for school wide events, including before big football and lacrosse games and before the opening night of the play. The club meets in the fall and spring to facilitate grill outs for large school events.
The Hippocratic Society is the pre-health professions society for Georgetown Prep. Students are exposed to a variety of healthcare fields with a series of guest lectures with opportunities for networking, college planning advice, internship and research advice, and more. Students meet twice monthly after school.
International Relations Club
The International Relations Club develops research, public speaking, and leadership skills through active participation in the Model United Nations, Model Arab League, and Model Organization of American States conferences. Students gain in-depth knowledge of global affairs, international organizations, and the motivations of both state and non-state actors. In addition, the IRC offers annual international travel opportunities during Spring break as well as sponsoring international student scholarships for summer study in Taiwan. For more information, please contact Ms. Whitman.
The Intramurals Program runs throughout the whole year over the course of four seasons, including basketball, soccer, flag football and ultimate frisbee. Each season is open to all students. A highlight of the program has been the 3-on-3 tournament to kick off the school year, in which over 100 students have participated each year.
The Georgetown Prep Korean Club is dedicated to teaching its members and others about Korean culture and to discuss current events as it relates to Korea. The Korean Club also introduces and interacts with members of the Georgetown Prep Korean Alumni Association. The club participates actively in events like Korean Festival of Maryland as well as service events in conjunction with the Korean Society of Maryland and the Korean Cultural Center in Washington, DC.
The Little Hoya (Newspaper)
The Little Hoya Newspaper is the student run publication of Georgetown Prep. In monthly 6-12 page editions, the paper features school events, opinion pieces, and coverage of sports/culture. We have a team of regular contributors, but we welcome writers from all classes.
The Mandarin Club provides opportunities to learn basic Mandarin and various aspects of Chinese culture. The club also sponsors the annual school-wide ping-pong tournament.
In math club, students compete weekly with schools across the nation in an elimination-style setting. Our competitions are online, using all various types of mathematics. Additionally, we participate in the AMC 10/12. Students who receive high marks in the AMC go on to participate in the AIME competition. Our students consistently excel and push each other in an exciting mathematical setting.
MIT Launch Club
The Launch Club/MIT Launch Club is club that participates in a 7 week long competition in which high school students from around the US create, develop and present a business idea. It is a great opportunity for those interested in business to learn marketing skills, business terminology, and finance while on a team with friends.
Mock Investment Club
The Mock Investment Club is a group of students who have an interest in finance and stocks. The students download an app in which they can invest fake money in stocks. They meet to compare balances and discuss why certain stocks failed while others rose.
National Honor Society
The Saint Edmund Campion Chapter of the National Honor Society at Georgetown Prep is our chapter of the national organization, founded upon the principles of Service, Leadership, Character, and Citizenship. The National Honor Society is reserved for seniors who have distinguished themselves in all facets of school life. Students inducted into the Society serve the school and their fellow students as academic leaders, role models, and tutors.
The Neuroscience club meets every Monday afternoon in the Bio Lab and is open throughout the year to all grades and ability levels. In addition to preparing for the annual Washington D.C. Regional Brain Bee, at which we have always placed in the final rounds and have also taken third and second place as individuals, we have a research initiative where students carry out an original project every year. Our paper, "Chemotaxis in Nematode Worms" placed second at the Montgomery County Science Fair. This year we are working to expand our knowledge of Canavan Syndrome, the devastating neurological disorder that afflicts Dolly Gaiser, daughter of Prep alum and teacher, Sean Gaiser.
Oasis is the bi-annual concert put on by students and faculty, where students have the opportunity to perform, collaborate and showcase their talent in a supportive environment.
The Photography Club meets to learn more about photography in an informal setting with the opportunity to display artwork.
The Physics Club meets weekly throughout most of the year for after-school competitions. Past events have included building the tallest possible tower out of mini-marshmallows and raw spaghetti and building ping-pong ball launchers with rubber bands and paper towel tubes.
Ping Pong Club
The Ping Pong club meets weekly and is open to all students who are interested in the Olympic sport of table-tennis. We want to increase the awareness of this exciting sport and recreational activity within the Prep community. We offer a friendly environment where new players can pick up the game, while more experienced players can improve their skills.
The Prep Plays consists of the talented theater group that performs twice a year. The cast often includes students from neighboring schools such as Holy Cross and Stone Ridge. Past performances include The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] and Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Quiz Bowl is a trivia-based competition club that tests players on a wide variety of subjects including history, politics, science, math, geography, pop culture, sports, literature, and more. Yes, there are buzzers! Students participate in several local Saturday tournaments and after-school scrimmages throughout the year, and host the intramural Quiz Bowl tournament and the Georgetown Prep Middle School Invitational each year. Students practice weekly after school.
The GP recording studio offers members of the community the opportunity to write, track, produce, and engineer their own original recording sessions with industry professionals in a state of the art facility. Sean Gaiser '98 has operated the studio since the George Center opened in 2010. Students and faculty produce original music spanning every genre, and collaborations are always encouraged! The recording studio is open weekly Monday-Thursday from 10:00-3:00. Come visit and start creating with us!
The Georgetown Prep Robotics Club develops the students’ interests, knowledge, skill, and appreciation for a variety of robotic devices: VEX Robotics, Sea Perch/Sea Glide, and drones. The club is open to all students and meets throughout the year on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school until 4:15. Students also work on their own time to develop and improve their robotic device. Students participate in several tournaments, skills challenges, and events on the weekends throughout the year.
SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) is a club that raises awareness about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse as well as drinking and driving and texting and driving. Members of this club raise awareness by posting information at different points during the school year and advocating for good decision making throughout high school. Once a year, during the Community of Concern night hosted for Freshmen and Sophomores, a SADD representative will speak to both the parents and students about the student perspective surrounding these issues and how to have social success without giving in to peer pressure.
Science Olympiad Team
The Team prepares all year for the Science Olympiad in February: a combination of tests, demonstrations and projects that pits the science might of Prep against the very best teams in our area. Advancement to State or National level competition is possible. Team members will compete in one or more events ranging from experimental design and stellar knowledge to hovercraft racing and projectile launching.
The Spanish Club provides opportunities to learn about the language and culture in an informal setting. Sponsors various events such as soccer tournaments and trips.
Spectrum Alliance Group
Encouraging respect, care, and inclusion for all students.
Speech & Debate
Students learn and practice the art of debate. Prep's debate team competes in at least five local interscholastic tournaments and two national tournaments each year. No prior experience is necessary, and all years are invited to join.
Student Alumni Association
The Student Alumni Association, founded in 1993, is a student service organization that seeks to promote Prep’s spirit of volunteerism while advancing Prep’s educational mission of forming “Men for Others.” The Student Alumni Association creates events and activities that deal both with alumni and service within Prep’s community. The SAA focuses its efforts in three main areas: alumni relations, career building, and service to Prep (Homecoming Weekend, Alumni Speaker Series, Community Service Day, Annual Fund Phone-a-thons and Laying of the Wreaths).
Students may run for various student government positions, such as Class Representatives, Secretary, Treasurer, President and Vice President of the Yard. These positions are elected by the student body to represent the students, and the elected representatives undertake many responsibilities throughout the school year.
Ultimate Frisbee Club
The Ultimate Frisbee Club allows students to play Ultimate Frisbee in a competitive environment. The Club is also linked with the Intramural Program as the sport that is played in the spring season.
Video Game Club
The video Game club plays current and classic video games on Friday afternoons to unwind after the week. Recent news in gaming is discussed. The club hosts at least one school-wide tournament per year.
Video Game Design Club
The Video Game Club creates video games using the Unity 3D game engine and Blender 3D Modeling. The club dives further into what makes a video game fun from level design to game mechanics. The club's end goal is to create a fully-functional finished product by the end of each school year.
The Yearbook Club meets weekly beginning in September to prepare photographs and text for an annual hard copy publication that celebrates and commemorates the year at Prep. No skill is required; students will be trained in a web-based design program. The Club meets more frequently in February and March when approaching the final publication deadline.