On the High School Campus, clubs and activities offer opportunities for students to follow their passion through extracurricular life. Students participate in clubs that represent a variety of interests, such as service club, robotics, literary magazine and garden club. In addition to the clubs, students can establish and participate in student organizations. To start an organization, students file a charter, find a sponsor, and submit a proposal to the Head of High School. A Club Fair held in the fall offers students the opportunity to learn about the clubs and join their favorites. View the descriptions and pictures below to learn more about the variety of activities on campus.
Involvement in extracurricular activities is a very important part of life at Ensworth.
The Arts Production Design Team works behind-the-scenes creating technical theater support for actors, athletes, musicians, dancers, and featured guests in various performance venues throughout the Ensworth community. This group meets frequently to create theater magic by becoming Crew for Lighting, Sound, Scenery, Props, Costumes, and Special Effects. This group also creates designs and artwork for the background of performances, the student gallery, and The Art Walk.
The Beekeeping Club are dedicated students who have aligned their passion for the protection and preservation of the honeybee with their obligation to fulfill their senior year Service Learning commitment. The program works to harvest and sell honey, donating proceeds to a local charity.
The Movie and Book Club gathers a few times each quarter to watch a great movie and then to read and discuss the book that inspired it, exploring how these two works of art relate to and impact each other. Movie and book pairings are based on student choice and interest.
The Current Events Club is an unbiased, discussion-based club that strives to give students a voice in expressing their opinions and asking questions without fear of judgment. Within conversation with peers, students are able to grow and learn outside of the classroom. The Club is focused on engaging students in current events local, national and global.
The Environmental Club seeks to promote a healthy, respectful, and sustainable relationship with the environment—both within our school walls and beyond them. The club focuses on our school’s environmental footprint by working to establish a
recycling/composting system, raising awareness about the environmental impacts of our day-to-day operations, and getting hands-on experience cleaning up the campus. Members also seek out volunteer opportunities in the local parks and occasionally go camping and hiking. The club serves as an educational resource for the community and offers information that can help all community members make informed, conscientious decisions as they interact with the world around them.
The French Club meets as announced for café, croissants, et conversation, films, food tastings, French room free read-ins, and the like. The club's goal is to enjoy French outside the classroom. Some events are open to any student, while others are reserved for those who speak French.
The High School Gardening Club serves many purposes at Ensworth and in our community. Members are responsible for planning, maintaining, and harvesting our garden on campus. Members also serve to support the Ensworth Waste Management Plan by serving as compost proctors and monitors during break, lunch, and after school. Finally, members learn how to prepare seasonal foods and share food within our school community and the greater community of Nashville. If you like working outside, gardens, cooking, and helping the planet, this club is for you!
Huddle is a Christian organization that meets on Monday nights after sports practices to worship. The organization is designed to unite the body of Christ and allow students to bond with others that share their same belief. We will have a number of speakers from faculty or special guests, videos, and even testimonies shared by students. We welcome all to come to either fellowship or simply observe as we worship together.
Do you enjoy creative writing, literary discussions, or the visual arts? Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a publication come to life and sparkle on the page? Or, are you interested in learning more about these kinds of pursuits? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the Literary Magazine is the place for you! The primary goal of the Literary Magazine is to produce The Eclipse, an annual publication that showcases a unique blend of students’ creative writing and artwork. Members of the Literary Magazine collect, edit, and often contribute to the body of student work that ultimately becomes The Eclipse. In addition to providing us with time to work on The Eclipse, our Literary Magazine meetings will also give students the opportunity to share and receive feedback on the creative pieces that they’re working on, as well as the chance to learn about a wide array of writing practices and strategies.
The Model UN program helps to teach students how the real United Nations and other international organizations work to solve international crises. They learn the process of writing resolutions and work in conjunction with representatives from other countries to try to resolve each crisis in a spirit of cooperation. Students will work much of the time in small committee groups that experience crisis simulations in both past and present scenarios. The Model UN Club attends conferences at nearby colleges such as Vanderbilt and Rhodes College in Memphis. This club operates in the Fall and Winter marking periods.
Outdoor Adventure Club is for students who like adventure, being outside, and having fun. Members embark on seasonal outdoor adventures during select weekends throughout the year and participate in a high school rock climbing league through Climb Nashville.
The Ensworth Ping Pong Club explores the art of Table Tennis through the study of sport rules, friendly competitions, and tournament style play. The Ping Pong Club will meet weekly during ECL. Players of all skill level are welcome to join in on the fun!
In the VEX Robotics Competition, teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels and culminate at the VEX Robotics World Championship each April.
This group meets weekly to prepare for the Science Quiz Bowl, a fast-paced academic competition that offers teams of high school students from across the state of Tennessee a chance to match their wits in math and science.
The Service Club has as its aim to serve the greater Nashville community through student-lead projects in areas which are of interest to club members. This year some of our projects include: selling lanyards at football games, organizing a blood drive, tutoring kids at LEAD Academy, selling corsages for Homecoming, and having a talent show.
The Spikeball Club promotes the newest self-proclaimed American sport that combines volleyball and four-square. Through this popular new sport, the Spikeball Club gives members the opportunity to experience teamwork, build better communication skills, and also encourage friendly competition.
The mission of Tearing Down the Walls is to afford students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to become leaders and bridge builders in the area of race relations. Students participate in club meetings and events at school, and in at least one event open to the broader community.
Tiger Garage, a car and mechanics club, meets weekly to work on a variety of automotive repair and maintenance including fixing carburetors, changing tires, adjusting brake systems, and performing general maintenance. Tiger Garage also holds informal car shows.
The Tiger Pack is a club that promotes student spirit, planning pep rallies, events to support each sport per season, and the themes for the games. Tiger Pack also organizes spirit buses to various away games!
This club works to learn about wildlife sustainability in a year-long effort to raise trout for release into local rivers. The chemistry, biology and ecology elements of raising nearly 100 trout eggs to adulthood in a tank setting are explored and managed throughout the year. The club's work ends with a trip in the spring semester to the Caney Fork River to release the trout and spend some time learning about fly fishing and the ecosystems the trout call home.
The Ultimate Frisbee Club focuses on the sport of frisbee in a relaxed and fun environment and gives students the opportunity to participate in a new sport that is not currently offered at the varsity level.