Upper School extracurricular activities include a broad range of clubs, affinity groups, and publications that meet during lunch periods and after school. Students are encouraged to make a serious commitment to the activities they join and to work toward positions of leadership. Each student must review all of her commitments, which includes participation in athletic programs, with her advisor to ensure a healthy level of participation - neither over-extended or under-involved.
Individual clubs volunteer to lead lunchtime discussions on important, local, national, and international issues which are relevant to their group. These seminars are in line with Marymount’s mission to shape young women prepared to challenge, shape, and change (CSC) the world. Each club researches a topic, phrases questions for discussion, and suggests plans of action. For example, W.O.W. led a discussion to raise awareness about violence against women and the Drama Club entertained audiences with an improv CSC. Other topics have included hunger in America, human trafficking, women in film, and racist or sexist language in music.