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Clubs and Activities

students involved in clubs

Enriching the educational journey

The advantages of a Maumee Valley education are many, from the rigor of our curriculum and the bonds formed with faculty and peers to the emphasis we place on well being and social-emotion development. One of the great areas of difference is in our approach to extracurricular activities, particularly our embrace of clubs.

Clubs offer a range of benefits, including personal growth, social interaction, skill development, and exposure to new experiences. These experiences enrich the educational journey of Maumee Valley students and prepare them for success in other aspects of life.

How clubs and extracurricular activities enhance the classroom:

Skill development

Clubs offer opportunities to develop new skills or hone existing ones. Whether it’s in a Debate Club, Art Club, or Student Council, students gain valuable skills that are often not part of the standard curriculum.

Interests and passions

Clubs allow students to explore interests and passions outside of the classroom. This can lead to a deeper understanding of what they enjoy and what they may want to pursue in the future, academically or as a hobby.

Social interaction

Clubs provide a platform to interact with peers who share similar interests. They can help build friendships and create a sense of belonging, reducing feelings of isolation and loneliness.

Leadership opportunities

Many clubs have leadership positions, such as president, treasurer, or secretary. Serving in these roles helps students develop leadership and organizational skills.

Community engagement

Some clubs focus on community service and volunteering. Engaging in such activities fosters a sense of social responsibility and teaches students the importance of giving back to their community.

Character building

Clubs can instill important values such as teamwork, responsibility, and discipline. Students often learn about respect for others’ opinions and ideas, which can lead to personal growth.

Mental health

Being part of a club provides a sense of purpose and reduces stress. Engaging in activities they enjoy can improve mental well-being and overall happiness.

College and career opportunities

Participation can be a valuable addition to a college or job application. It shows commitment, interests, and extracurricular involvement, which are often looked upon favorably by colleges and employers.

Cultural awareness

Clubs related to culture, language, or international relations can foster greater cultural understanding and global awareness among students.

Exposure to new ideas

Being part of a club exposes students to different perspectives and ideas, which can broaden their horizons and encourage critical thinking.

Creativity and innovation

Clubs related to the arts, technology, or entrepreneurship can foster creativity and innovation, which are essential skills in today’s rapidly changing world.

Personal growth

Through setting and achieving goals within a club, students experience personal growth, improved self-esteem, and a sense of accomplishment.

Conflict resolution

Clubs sometimes require students to work through disagreements or conflicts, teaching important skills in conflict resolution and negotiation.


  • Green Team (campus environmental programs)
  • Kids Council (internal programming such as Spirit Week)
  • Alternative History Club
  • Art Club
  • Chess Club
  • Coding and Computer Science Club
  • Juggling and Magic
  • Literature Club
  • Robotics
  • Student Council

Clubs and other extracurricular activities are most robust in the Upper School (grades 9-12). Here ar the campus clubs, academic competitions and activities, and Student Council and Student Government activities:

Campus clubs

  • Announcements Club
  • Art Club
  • Chinese Club
  • Cinema Club
  • Computer Science Club
  • Dance Team
  • Environmentalists’ Club
  • Future Business Leaders of America
  • Gender Sexuality Alliance
  • Global Leadership Program
  • Indian Student Association
  • Investment Club
  • Latin American Student Organization
  • Maumee Valley Young Entrepreneurs
  • Mock Trial
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Neurodivergent Student Alliance
  • PEP Club
  • Philosophy Club
  • Writing Club
  • Youth Outreach

Academic competitions and activities

  • American Math Council
  • Math Madness
  • Model United Nations
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Robotics
  • Speech and Debate
  • Valley Voice (student newspaper)
  • Weathervane (yearbook)

Student Council and Student Government events and activities

  • All-school assemblies
  • Spotlights
  • Coffee Houses
  • School dances
  • Homecoming events
  • All-school Prom

Student playing chess after school

After-School Clubs

Another distinction of Maumee Valley is our After-School Clubs program. These clubs generally once a week during certain periods each fall and spring. Open only to Maumee Valley students, the clubs are fee-based and led by faculty, alumni, and other members of the Toledo community.

Recent clubs have included Beginner Chess, Experienced Chess, and Girl Scouts. Very often, students attend a club and then join our Extended Time Care program until a family member arrives to pick them up. This program is now being run by Ivy Camps USA.