Student Life

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Clubs and Activities

Outside of the classroom, many SRDS students participate in a vibrant culture of clubs, organizations, and activities to enrich their experience.  Participation fosters students’ growth in the school community and promotes their engagement in activities that are passions or areas of curiosity.

There are abundant opportunities for students to participate, join and lead in an array of extracurricular activities.  See the list below of our clubs, publications and programs that students can join.  Also listed is the process for students to start a new club or initiative based on their interests and expertise.  The list is constantly expanding and evolving with the experiences of our student body.  

Selective organizations and leadership programs

  • Rebel Leaders
  • Admissions Ambassadors
  • Student Government

Publications and organizations for participation

  • Mimesis
  • Student Newspaper Blog (Rebel Report)
  • Yearbook (Retrospect)
  • RebelVision-newscast SRDS production studio/online channel.
  • Math League
  • TedEd
  • International/Multicultural Club
  • Service oriented clubs and organizations
  • Community Service Club
  • ISMS Go Med

Additional clubs and activities

  • Arts Revival
  • Art Club
  • Balloon Club
  • Cooking Club
  • Debate Team
  • Embroidery Club
  • FBLA - Future Business Leaders of America
  • HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America)
  • Human Rights Club
  • Japanese Club
  • Knitting Club
  • Model UN
  • Mogul
  • Music Appreciation Club
  • NJ Thespian Society- Drama Club
  • Origami Club
  • Photo Club
  • RoboRebels Robotics Club
  • Storytellers of SRDS
  • Socrates Cafe (Philosophy club)
  • Strategic Games Club
  • TEDex Youth

There is always room for student interest to begin a new club/program. Students will need to make sure the following steps are completed in order to begin a club/program:

  • Have a list of at least five (5) students/classmates that are willing to commit to the club/program
  • Create a program description and mission statement
  • Have a faculty member that has signed off on the proposal and is willing to advise the program/club
  • Submit a final proposal for and approval by either the Dean of Students or the School Counselor


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As part of the continued effort to give students "experiential" learning opportunities, Upper School students participated in a wide variety of "mini course" offerings for four days after the Thanksgiving break. The mini courses culminated with students presenting their projects to peers, teachers, and community members.

Topics Include

  • Create Your Own Music!
  • The World Through my Eyes: Writing Poetry and Fiction
  • Finance
  • How to Win an Argument: An Introduction to Debate
  • Italian-French Sweets, Chats, & Films
  • Mascot Design: the Once & Future Rebel
  • Mindfulness
  • The Middle Way: a Nature Trail
  • Robo-Car Clean Up Activity
  • Sports Medicine
  • Virtual Escape from SRDS!
  • 40 Hour Film Contest
  • 50 Shades of Blue -- influence of the color blue throughout history
mimesis 2018

The 2018 MIMESIS student publication has been awarded First Place by the American Scholastic Press Association.