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Clubs & Activities

Madeira girls join – and lead – more than two dozens clubs and interest groups. Nearly every Madeira girl belongs to one or two clubs, and many belong to four or five.

Top Five Reasons to Join a Club

Clubs and interest groups provide girls with:

  1. leadership opportunities
  2. public speaking experience
  3. chances to plan and organize events
  4. opportunities to expand cultural and educational interests
  5. many ways to have fun with friends and teachers!

Categories of clubs range from cultural to religious to political to social. Students never hesitate to start a new group when they find they have interests in common. Groups take advantage of the diversity of the Madeira community. Many benefit from Madeira’s proximity to Washington, D.C.

Sample List of Clubs*

  • Badminton Club
  • Black Student Union
  • Chinese Culture Club
  • Classics Club
  • CLIPUS Foundation
  • Debate Club
  • FOCUS
  • French Club
  • GATE Literary Magazine
  • Generation Progress
  • Girl Up
  • Green Team
  • Gay-Straight Alliance
  • Hands on Housing
  • Judaism at Madeira (JAM)
  • Japanese Club
  • Korean Students Association (KSA)
  • Latin American Culture Club
  • Madeira Arts Council (MAC)
  • Math and Computer Science Club
  • Mental Health Awareness Club
  • Muslim Student Association (MSA)
  • South Asian Student Association
  • Science and Engineering Club
  • Slam Poetry Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Stress Relief Club
  • Student Diversity Board
  • Young Democrats
  • Young Republicans

* Not listed are interest groups, which are less formal than clubs and may be formed around specific interests during the course of the year.