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

American Red Cross Club
Amigos Juntos
Amnesty International
Arlington Academy of Hope
Art Club
Badminton Club
Baseball Club
Best Buddies
Black Student Union
Book Club
Cardistry & Magic Club
Gender Equality Club
Girls Who Code
Gladys' Girls
Global Issues Network (GIN)
Global Squad Club
Hockey Club
International Dateline
Model UN
Movie Club
Operation Smile
Oxfam Club
Photography Club
Physics Club
Pride Alliance
Protecting the Children's Future Club
Reading Partners
Robotics Club
Student Diversity Leadership Collaborative
Students Standing
WIS Debate Club
WIS Investment Club
WIS Water Project Club
World Scholars Cup