Lower School students have opportunities to join clubs and organizations that focus on the arts, community service, multicultural awareness, and other interests. Participation in clubs is a great way to get to know others with common interests, help the community, or just have a good time doing something you enjoy.
Affinity Lunch takes place one Wednesday per month. It is for all who identify as students of color in grades 1-6 and who choose to take part. Students attend Affinity Lunch with their peers in those grades who share the same, or similar racial identity. Those who are in the classroom eating lunch will be having informal discussions with their teachers and peers around the theme of identity, inclusion, and acceptance.
Asian Cultural Society
ACS is an organization comprised of students, parents and teachers. Each year, they organize a dinner event with music and dance. Everyone in the BB&N community is welcome!
One World Club
A club for sixth graders which supports community service projects such as collecting for UNICEF, planning a Thanksgiving assembly, and raising money for children in foreign countries.
Grades 3, 4, 5, and 6 students who play an orchestral instrument are encouraged to join the Lower School Orchestra. Younger students may join by invitation. The group typically performs at concerts, assemblies, and the Grade 5 & 6 Closing Ceremony.
Banana Splits supports children from families who are going through—or have gone through—separation and/or divorce. Grade 1-6 students in the group meet for lunch twice a month. Student attendance is optional and is a decision for the family to make together. The meeting is not a therapy session. Much like other affinity groups, the goal is to provide a supportive and safe peer-group. With regard to separation and divorce, the goal is to demystify and remove the discomfort many kids have around family transition and their unique situation. Banana Splits is a well-known lunch gathering at school and students tend to be very open about participation.