Participate Outside the Classroom, Too
Experience Growth Beyond the Classroom
With more than 40 different student-led clubs and activities, which will you choose? Or will you make a mark by starting a new club to add to the list?
At John Carroll, students have every opportunity to become confident, well-rounded leaders. Whether it’s developing a talent or being of service to others, students can experience growth beyond the classroom as they participate in an array of activities and clubs.
Each year clubs and activities reflect the diverse interests of our student body and allow students to grow together and develop meaningful life-long friendships. Students are welcome to propose new ideas for clubs and activities throughout the academic year. The following is a list of extracurricular activities and clubs offerings for 2019-20:
- Academic Team
Challenge yourself with trivia-based competition, compete against other schools and visit quiz bowl camp.
- Aerospace Club
Learn how to fly drones, advanced model rocketry and organize and compete in competitions.
- Boom Whackers Music
A fun and informal way to learn music at a very basic level, for all levels and those who enjoy making noise.
- Business Club
Learn about various business models and concepts and enter to compete in entrepreneurial competitions.
- Chemathon Team
Learn new chemistry skills, knowledge and lab techniques to compete in local and state competitions.
- Clay Club
Learn more about ceramics/pottery, make new friends and develop your skills as an artist. All levels are welcome.
- Cooking Club
Learn how to prepare your favorite dishes and new ones, plus learn about nutrition and food from other cultures.
- Culture Club
Learn about other cultures from all over the world, and share your own with different activities and games.
- Dinosaurs Club
Come learn more about amazing creatures of the past and help plan a field trip or two to an actual dig site.
- Dungeons and Dragons
Develop creativity and storytelling skills while having fun and playing Dungeons and Dragons together.
- Envirothon Team
Learn about the environment and hot topic issues while also competing in local and state competitions.
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
Enjoy some breakfast, grow in your faith and learn how to apply it to sports. Fun and fellowship for all!
- Film Club
Once a month, join us to watch and discuss a movie, and enjoy and appreciate the art of film together.
- Fishing Club
Join us as we hit the outdoors and look to catch some fish!
- Friends R Family
Come learn and share with this group focused on promoting mental health awareness and self-care techniques.
- Future Scientists and Engineers
Participate in Science Quiz Bowl and the Maryland Science Olympiad, and explore careers in science and engineering.
- Games Club
Enjoy fellowship and fun and practice sportsmanship playing both digital video games and traditional board games.
- Girls Who Code
A safe and supportive environment for girls to learn how to computer code, connect and explore careers.
- International Thespian Society
Help celebrate and appreciate the arts by working together to organize and plan programs and events in the theatre department.
- Lighting & Tech Crew
Learn tech skills and help behind the scenes at our award-winning productions.
- Liturgical/Eucharistic Ministers
Help plan and implement school masses and retreats.
- Love One Another Club
A safe and supportive group discussing the worth of all people and how to be inclusive and non-judgmental.
- Math League
Compete against other students at JC and around the county and state by taking math tests while earning extra credit!
- Mock Trial
Be a lawyer or witness in a real courtroom while competing against other schools and practicing law.
- Model United Nations
Train to be a delegate, work on research and public speaking, and compete in a national UN Conference.
- Mountain Biking Club
Join fellow riders on weekend trail rides at local parks and have new making new friends while enjoying biking.
- One Love
Learn about healthy and unhealthy relationships, identify and avoid abuse and learn how to love better.
- Pacificus (Yearbook)
Help design, create and record history of our year at John Carroll.
- Patriettes Singers
An opportunity to showcase our female vocalists in an a capella setting. By audition only.
- Patriot Hospitality Group
Be a welcoming face to prospective students and families as you share the JC mission and your own Patriot story with them.
- The Patriot Newspaper
Share news, entertainment, sports and perspectives with the John Carroll community. Visit The Patriot website.
- Pep Band
Join us in supporting the JC basketball team at home games.
- Pinnacle Magazine
Submit poetry, prose, art and photography to be shared with the school community.
- Pit Orchestra
All musicians are welcome to try out and add music and life to our theatre department productions.
- Robotics Team
Advance your knowledge and compete in VEX Robotics competitions locally and at the state level.
- Romero Service Club
Promote service opportunities in school and enjoy opportunities for students to serve together.
- Ski Club
Join friends and hit the slopes! All skiers and snowboarders are welcome, regardless of experience.
- Speech & Debate
Learn the art of public speaking and develop confidence by competing in local and national competitions.
- Student Government Association
Be an elected officer, student representative or volunteer at one of our many student-led events.
- Theatre Productions
Perform on stage to develop singing, dancing and acting skills while having lots of fun.
- Ultimate Frisbee
A fun sports alternative without the commitment of a varsity sport. Get some exercise while having fun!
- Yoga Club
Learn the practice of yoga and grow in strength/ability/acceptance while developing coping skills for stress and life.
- Honor Societies
John Carroll offers a number of honor societies including:
- National Honor Society
- Archbishop John Carroll Service Honor Society
- French Honor Society
- German Honor Society
- Spanish Honor Society
- Quill & Scroll (Literary Society)
- National Art Honor Society
- Music Honor Society (Tri-M)
- National Honor Society for Dance Arts