Westfield offers every child the opportunity to mature as an individual and as a student in a nurturing environment which embraces, values, and practices a Christian heritage while providing a sound educational foundation.
The Westfield School encourages student participation in extracurricular activities. Clubs meet on a regular basis, and each club is supervised by a faculty/staff advisor. Dues and membership requirements differ. Information is made available to all students at the beginning of the school year during a Club Fair.
Westfield’s student leadership includes two Student Councils composed of officers and class representatives from grades 9-12 for Upper School and grades 6-8 for Middle School. These leaders discuss student policies and convey student opinions, suggestions, and ideas to the school faculty and administration.
Upper School Peer Leadership Team
Peers helping peers was founded on the principle that 'youth helping youth' enhances positive social and cultural development in schools. Westfield Peer Leaders have been creating positive changes since 2021 at Westfield. From mentoring younger students to serving as positive role models, tutoring, educating, engaging in community service projects, and advocating for change in our schools. Students can apply for the peer leadership program during their junior or senior year.
The purpose of the Senior Beta Club is to promote leadership and service and to reward and encourage meritorious achievements among students who are of high moral character and have earned an academic average of 90 or better. The Senior Beta Club is open to qualifying students in grades 9 - 12.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
The FCA is composed of student-athletes in grades 9-12. Its purpose is “To present to athletes and coaches, and all whom they influence, the challenge and the adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.”
The Prayer Clubs are open to students (Middle and Upper School) who wish to meet on a regular basis to share a devotional and pray for the school, students, faculty, and other needs. The clubs meet weekly at break.
Key Club is a service organization sponsored by the local Kiwanis Club. Students in grades 9 - 12 are eligible for membership.
Tri-Hi-Y is a service organization for girls enrolled in grades 9 - 12. Its purpose is to create, maintain, and extend, throughout the home, school, and community, high standards of Christian character, focusing on ways students can serve their community. Throughout the year, members collaborate to plan and complete several service projects. Officers of the club are nominated and elected by fellow club members. Club dues are approximately $20, which includes the cost of a club t-shirt.
Speech and Debate Team
The Westfield Speech and Debate Team gives students several ways to find their voices and express their views. We offer Public Forum Debate, Extemporaneous Speaking, Impromptu, Informative Speaking, and Original Oratory, as well as Dramatic, Humorous, and Duo Interpretation. Students can speak in on-campus events. They also can compete in tournaments against other schools. Taking the debate class is encouraged but not required for participation on the team. Please click here for more information.
Westfield’s Green Teams are composed of Middle and Upper School students who lead the school’s campus-wide recycling program. Team members learn the value of recycling for our environment and encourage students, faculty, and campus visitors to recycle specific items. Students collect these items on a regular basis for pick up.
The Vespidae Yearbook Staff is composed of students who are enrolled in the Upper School Journalism class.
Foreign Language Club
Students taking a foreign language class in Upper School are invited to join the Foreign Language Club. The Westfield Foreign Language Club offers opportunities for students to become more aware of cultures and languages from other countries. Students are exposed to speakers who bring firsthand experiences and insight into different areas of the Spanish and French speaking countries of the world. Our students are able to interact and gain valuable perspectives from these interactions. Also, our current students are afforded the opportunity to travel to countries around the world and then present their travel experience with the goal of inspiring others to also participate in future travel opportunities. Students are also challenged to use the target language in our community.
Students interested in pursuing their artistic talents may participate in the Middle/Upper School Art Club. Art Club is a place where students can practice and hone their skills. From mixed medium to water color to ceramics, students can find where their unique talents lie and explore new avenues of enrichment and expression.
Academic Bowl Team
Academic Bowl Team is made up of Middle and Upper School students (grades 8-12) with a wide range of academic interests who participate against other schools in academic competition that stresses quick recall and broad knowledge.
Debate Team is one part of the Literary Team. It participates in competitions throughout the year on the designated topic selected annually by the National Speech and Debate Association for student debate. Students interested are encouraged to enroll in the class which provides instruction and practice for the matches.
The Literary Team is composed of students who compete with other GISA schools in the areas of essay, oral interpretation, one-act play, spelling, vocal solo, girls’ trio, boys’ quartet, piano, extemporaneous speaking, and impromptu.
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