Upper School Community



Extracurricular activities at WIS offer an important balance to academic work and a welcome chance for students to explore and cultivate personal interests.

Upper School students maintain a rich extracurricular life, with opportunities for acting, singing, and dancing in dramatic and musical productions or chorus; playing instruments as part of the band or jazz ensembles; and/or becoming a member of one or more sports teams. The Upper School student government (International Students United) holds dances, fundraisers, and other activities throughout the year; the Honor Council offers additional possibilities for student leadership.

Community Service

Students are required to perform a minimum of 80 hours of service in Grades 9 through 12. Students are encouraged to connect service opportunities with their personal interests; they volunteer in the local, national, and international communities.

Upper SCHOOL Clubs


A sample list of student-organized clubs is available by expanding the blue bar below. Clubs that have been active at WIS for several years include the Global Issues Network (click the logo above to learn more), Model UN, Amnesty International, International Dateline (the student newspaper), and the Pride Alliance.

Upper School Clubs

The 3100 Club
Asian Heritage & Culture Club
Badminton Club
Bee Club
Best Buddies
Biochemistry Club
Black Student Union
Book Club
Cardistry & Magic Club
Chess Club
Competitive Debate
Debate Club
French Culture Club
Future Medical Professionals
Games & Grands

Generation We
Girls Who Code
Global Health Club
Global Issues Network (GIN)
The Hive
International Dateline
It's Academic!
Latinx/Hispanic Student Union
Math Club
Merch Madness
Mock Trial

Model UN
Operation Smile
Oxfam Club
Physics Club
Politics Club
Pride Alliance
Protecting the Children's Future Club
Race for the Alzheimer's Cure
Reading Partners
Robotics Club
Ski Club
Space Club
Squash Club
Student Diversity Leadership Collaborative
Students Standing
Tabletop Club
UNICEF Club
Volunteering with Music Club