Student Organizations are important part of The Gregory School campus life. They connect students, create community and shape future leaders. The Gregory School brings together student organizations, student leaders and student volunteers under one mission; making our campus a better community. Student organizations and clubs allow students to enrich their academic and social experience at The Gregory School.
At the Chess Club we strive to promote the expansion of scholastic chess in order to academically challenge youth in a fun and engaging manner, enabling them to do better in the classroom and participate more fully in afterschool and community events. As the players become proficient, they participate in local and community tournaments.
The farm yard at TGS is a caring place for students to have real, interactive, compassionate experiences. Students practice responsibility for the health, welfare, and contentment of these animals. Students also build friendly relationships with animals and peers in this precious, peaceful space. Our farm yard learning space complements TGS’s rich and varied program of study fostering personal wholeness.
The C.L.U.B. (Community Leaders Unblocking Barriers). We are a club that is composed of students from all grade levels in the TGS Upper School. We share the common mission of deconstructing the barriers that often prevent people from connecting. All of our activities are oriented around leading TGS toward a deeper sense of belonging, empathy, and unity through social justice, school spirit, and community-building work.
The engineering club at The Gregory School is currently working on the Racing The Sun Solar Go Kart Competition. Students design and build the mechanical and electrical system of a go kart that is powered by solar panels. The competition involves a race as well as organized learning experiences. The building takes place over the entire school year and exposes the team to engineers and engineering companies in the Tucson area.
The French Club seeks to foster an appreciation of French-speaking cultures. Our aim is to create fun experiences, open to everyone in the school, which teach about those cultures. We sponsor movie events & crêpe parties, celebrate holidays, and do informative presentations to the school. We design a t-shirt almost every year to create a spirit of unity. We do various fundraisers and usually use the money to provide Christmas presents to a refugee family in Tucson.
The International Club at TGS encourages interaction and involvement among international students and the larger student body. We strive to bring awareness about our diverse cultural backgrounds and unique perspectives that shape the school.
The Gregory Muse is an online magazine that features the creative works of students and alumni from The Gregory School. Poetry, essays, and photographs are among the most frequently represented genres from our students grades 5-12. The website also accepts audio and video submissions. The magazine is completely student-run. The editorial staff of The Gregory Muse works weekly during the lunch hour culling submissions, maintaining the website, and raising funds for an eventual printed edition. The school has a long-standing tradition of inspiring creative thinkers, and the literary magazine is one manifestation of an inspired student body.
The purpose of the TGS Mathematics Club is to promote mathematics and challenge students through mathematics competitions. In the fall semester, we compete as a team in head to head online matches with other schools around the country. Many of these matches are conducted in real time. In the spring semester students compete individually in paper and pencil tests at the national and state level.
We will be collaborating together to build famous monuments of the world in Minecraft and be learning about their significance. As a challenge, we might even rebuild famous pieces of art using Minecraft as well.
The Arizona High School Mock Trial program, cosponsored by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education and the State Bar of Arizona's Young Lawyers Division, teaches students in grades 9-12 about the law and the legal system by participating in a simulated trial. The program is an opportunity for students to learn about the law and the legal system from practicing attorneys; for teachers to work closely with attorneys to reinforce legal concepts in the classroom; and for attorneys to share their expertise about the law and their legal skills.
The robotics team participates in the First Tech Challenge robotics competition. Robotics gives the opportunity for students to learn mechanical design and building as well as software. The competition features 4 school teams on the playing field at the same time trying to score points by accomplishing a wide array of tasks. The game encourages students to work with peers from other schools and encourages professionalism among competing teams.
The Roots & Shoots group on campus works to involve The Gregory School students in community service projects that benefit local people, animals, and the environment. Our campus chapter is a member of Dr. Jane Goodall's global service organization.
The Science Olympiad team is composed of 15-17 students who engage in learning science beyond the classroom. The competition has over 20 events in which teams of 2-3 students prepare themselves by learning new areas of science, work together to competitively solve problems, and build devices based on scientific principles.
The mission of The Gregory School Middle School Student Council Association is to provide opportunities to enhance student leadership development and contribute to the overall benefit of our school.
The student council strives to maximize the quality of student life by being the eyes, ears, and voice of the student body. The objective of the Student Council of the Gregory School is to represent student interest, needs and welfare within the campus community on issues affecting student life. This is done by initiating and coordinating student activities, representing student ideas and to the faculty and administration, and providing a physical and social environment in which to achieve the above objectives. Congruent with this is the development of leadership and teamwork within the student council in carrying out the duties of the student council.
The Gregorian Chant is The Gregory School’s student-run, award winning newspaper. Students enrolled in journalism class write news and feature articles, research and interview subjects, solicit advertisements, edit, layout and publish “The Chant”, as it is fondly called. Journalism is not a club but an Upper School class offered for credit. However, student staff reporters are passionate about creating a high quality product and devote considerable time outside of class to make sure that The Chant is interesting, relevant and attractive to the TGS community.