Hackley students participate in a wide array of community service activities, beginning in the earliest grades with projects such as sandwich-making to support the Upper School’s Midnight Run service project. Middle School students help out at a local soup kitchen, serve as homework helpers for younger students, and organize other school or grade-wide projects. By Upper School, service projects are launched, led and supported through student initiative, with students who have grown into leadership roles cultivating future leaders to sustain initiatives over time. Each year, Hackley Upper School students commit their time and energy to community service, despite the fact that Hackley has no community service requirement. They choose to participate, in the true spirit of volunteerism, because they believe in committing to something larger than themselves.Student Government
Hackley’s student government, Community Council, is dedicated to the mission of motivating and unifying the student body. Upper School students elect peers to serve in a variety of Community Council roles. Collectively, the students in Community Council strive to promote communication, cooperation and teamwork between students, teachers and administrators, to provide an accepting, respectful environment, and to increase school spirit through relationships and extra-curricular activities. In its mission statement, Community Council asserts, “We hope to achieve a high level of honor, respect, commitment and communication which will make us into a family and leave a legacy that will inspire future students at Hackley.”Student Clubs
While Lower and Middle School students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of teacher-led club activities, Upper School students propose their own clubs devoted to a wide range of activities and interests. While the enduring core of student government, community service, and celebration of diversity remain at the center of the Upper School’s student activities, other clubs are sparked by the timely and entrepreneurial interests of our students.
While the Midnight Run, Peer Tutoring, the Outdoors Club, and AGSA are mainstays on the Upper School campus, improvisational groups frequently brighten our campus and chess clubs often take our the school for periods of time. The school supports a myriad of student interests by providing the opportunity to form clubs that will support virtually any interest as students explore leadership roles while sharing areas of passion with their peers.