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 APED team works behind-the-scenes, creating art gallery and technical theater support in various performance venues throughout the Ensworth community including lighting, sound, scenery, props, costumes, and special effects.
The Computer Science Club is full of games, puzzles and exposure to computer science. The club's main priority is to get students interested in computer science, so it will be a low-key club where people of all coding experiences are welcome. For those interested, we will also be learning about algorithms by solving USA computing olympiad problems.
Creative Writing Club is a community of writers and readers who focus on fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. We engage with writing prompts, talk craft and publication, share our work, have guest writers, and more.
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.
Film club is a student organization providing every student an opportunity to watch and discuss movies with others. Throughout the Film Club meetings, students will suggest movies and draw out a method by which we will watch each film. After watching each film, the club will briefly discuss the movie.
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.
Friends of Preston Taylor aims to get students involved with a local organization and reach out to the Nashville community. Preston Taylor Ministries is a local non-profit that helps empower children and youth to discover their God-inspired dreams, develop a love for learning, and build friendships that glorify Jesus Christ. Students will get the chance to volunteer their time, learn how to lead children, and get to work in our community to make a difference. Club activities include organizing/collecting items for creating boxes of school supplies to donate to PTM, writing letters of encouragement to elementary school children, and even the opportunity to go to PTM on an Ensworth service day to learn more about the organization.
Our club is for people who want to spend time doing studio art activities but don't have time and/or don't take the class. It will be a creative outlet for people who want to try something new or continue a hobby of theirs.
Because studio art is really the only way for people to draw/paint at school, we wanted to start something for people who can't participate in studio art. We hope this club will become a place where students can look forward to exploring their creativity and passions.
Honest Conversations helps students refine their civil discussion skills, explore issues at a deeper level, and reach an understanding of others. As an extension of Project TALK, students must submit an application for Honest Conversations.
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.
LLS is a fundraising organization for people who are battling blood cancers. LLS's mission is to cure blood cancers such as Leukemia and Lymphoma while improving the lives of the patients and families. Being a part of this special organization not only grants service hours but is a good way to help people who are struggling with cancer! This club will meet numerous times to discuss plans and also have fun fundraising events!
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.
Math Club will give students a chance to do fun puzzles, engaging activities, and learn new mathematical skills. Math club will help students learn the fun side of Math, and have a greater overall enjoyment for the topic. Math club is for any student, and one's skill in the topic does not have ANYTHING to do with their participation in the club. Math club will offer snacks and treats to anyone that comes to participate. Any student should stop by the math club if they are looking for a uniquely fun learning experience and some good food.
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.
The goal of Reaching Out is to partner with local public elementary children in the Nashville area and to connect Ensworth students with these kids. Via zoom, Ensworth students can be a mentor, a tutor, or just a friend to kids who have not been fortunate enough to be in classrooms during the Covid pandemic.
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.
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.
Sign Language Club is to bring awareness to the deaf community while teaching people American Sign Language. In this club, we will learn the basics of sign language in a fun relaxed way. We will play games and do lots of activities. You do not need to come with any prior knowledge of sign language, just come and have fun!
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.
Into cooking or simply want to learn more from the people who do it best? Join the Ensworth Cooking Cadets for regular meetings both on campus and off that include demonstrations and unique experiences.
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.
Our goal is to empower our members to make their own independent decisions. Turning Point USA's mission is to educate students about the importance of fiscal responsibility, free markets, and limited government. TPUSA activists are the community organizers of the right. We want to facilitate open discussion about political topics, and students from all political backgrounds are encouraged to come!
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.