Duke School's International Potluck - April 19

The PSO L.I.F.E. Committee  would like to invite the Duke School community to our annual International Potluck on Thursday, April 19, at 6 PM in the Lower School Gym. See "Additional Information" to RSVP!

Extracurricular & Auxiliary Programs for Students

Duke School is just as engaging after school as it is during the school day. We believe in providing opportunities for students to develop skills and interests outside the classroom. We also strive to provide our families with safe, convenient childcare opportunities both after school and on days when the school is open but students are not in class (Parent/Teacher Conferences, Teacher Work Days, faculty/staff Professional Development days).

With a variety of afternoon activities, including a general after care program, private music lessons and specialized activities, students are able to extend their day in areas they enjoy the most. Middle School students are also able to join the band, chorus, the performing arts (drama) production and/or our athletics program. 

Extracurricular & Auxiliary Programs

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  • After School Program (ASP): PS-8th grade

    Duke School's After School Program (ASP) provides our families with a safe and convenient childcare option after school. It begins on the first full day of school and serves students in preschool through eighth grade.
  • Big Fun Camps: PS-8th grade

    Big Fun Camps are available to Duke School families when there is no school for students - on Parent/Teacher Conference days, Teacher Work Days and faculty/staff Professional Development daysThere are two camps - one for preschool students and one for K-8 students. 
  • Dragon Quests: K-8th grade

    Dragon Quests are enrichment opportunities that provide students with ways to explore areas of interest while giving parents a safe, convenient option for activities on Duke School's campus right after dismissal. Dragon Quests are the only extracurricular and athletic opportunities available for Lower School students (K-4th grade). Students who are enrolled in the After School Program (ASP) will be able to join Dragon Quests for a discounted rate.
  • Girls on the Run Team: 3rd-5th grade

    The Girls on the Run program is a life changing character development program for girls in third through fifth grade. It combines lessons intended to enhance self-esteem, promote positive and useful problem-solving strategies, and foster healthy relationships with developmentally appropriate training for a 5k event. The Girls on the Run program runs from January to April, and meets two days each week (Monday and Thursday) from 3:30-4:45 PM. For more information, please contact Rebecca Riley.
  • Middle School Athletic Program: 6-8th grade

    Students are able to become Duke School athletes in Middle School (6-8th grade). The interscholastic Athletic Program at Duke School is very strong and has grown into an integral part of the Duke School experience for many students. All students are required to have a physical form completed by a physician and returned to the Athletic Director prior to participation in practice or games. Fees for sports participation are included in the middle school activity fee.

    Fall Season Sports
    Cross Country (Boys & Girls) Soccer (Boys) Volleyball (Girls) Tennis (Girls)
    Winter Season Sports
    Basketball (Boys & Girls) Running Club (Boys &Girls)
    Spring Season Sports
    Soccer (Girls) Tennis (Boys) Ultimate Frisbee (Boys & Girls) Lacrosse (Boys)
  • Middle School Band, Chorus, Performing Arts: 5-8th grade

    At Duke School, we offer a number of performance opportunities for Middle School students including chorus, band and performing arts (drama). Students in band and chorus will perform in our Winter and Spring Concert. There is a fall production and a spring musical production for cast and crew members of our performing arts program. Meeting times vary depending on the activity chosen. Click here for more details.
  • Makers Club: 5-8th grade

    Duke School Makers is a community of makers who share our knowledge, tools, ideas and creativity. During our after school club, students are engaged in self-directed projects. We have students who craft, felt, take apart machines, build catapults, code, create stop motion animations, create documentaries, and generally explore anything that sparks their interest. We believe that creative proximity, accomplishments, and failures lead to new ideas and discoveries.
  • Battle of the Books Team: 6-8th grade

    The Battle of the Books team meets during lunch. If you're interested, students may contact Middle School media specialist's Elaine Cameron or Lisa Simmons.
  • Brown Bag Video : 5-8th grade

    The Brown Bag Video is a drop-in club that meets during lunch on Wednesdays. Students bring their lunch and watch and discuss interesting videos together.
  • Model United Nations (Model UN): 7 & 8th Grade

    Model United Nations, also known as Model UN, is an educational simulation and/or academic competition in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. The Model UN team will meet on Fridays after school.
  • Collaborative Arts Program: 5-8th grade non-Duke School students

    Duke School's Collaborative Arts Program is a community partnership that provides opportunities for students who are home-schooled or enrolled in schools without band and chorus programs. Students in this program are invited to join Duke School students for rehearsals and will participate in our Winter and Spring Concert.
  • Private Music Lessons: Open to children, adults, and non-Duke School families

    Private Music Lessons are encouraged for all students. Our teachers are experienced with teaching various levels including beginning, intermediate and advanced students. Available lessons include piano, voice, guitar, ukulele, bass, recorder and flute, and are arranged by contacting the instructor directly. Payment is submitted once for each semester, fall and spring. Lessons are 30 minutes each and meet once per week.
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