Clubs & Activities

School extracurricular offerings, whether during the school day or after school, can vary throughout the year. For more information about specific opportunities, please contact the club/activity leader directly.

Theater Club (After-School)

Sponsor: Mr. Frangipani (

Parent Volunteers: Lindsay Li, Liz Naylor, Maggie Wachter, Allie Reilly, Mary Stephan, Andrea Carroll, Sarah Gulish, and Jessica Rittenhouse

Grades: K-4th

In the fall, students learn theater basics by working through drama games, improv, and line memorization in small age-specific groups. In the spring, students graduate to producing a series of scenes or short plays. The goal is to help students gain confidence with self-expression and public speaking while having fun. Students meet on Mondays from dismissal until 4:30pm.

Mileage Club (During School)

Sponsor: Mr. Meile (

Parent Volunteer: Alec O’Neill

Grades: 2nd – 4th

Mileage Club is a chance for students to burn off some extra energy after lunch/during the recess period. Interested students head to Hetzell’s Field with Mr. Meile and parent volunteers to run, run, run. Each student has a unique barcode which tracks their number of laps and total distance. Students who hit distance milestones earn prizes.

Philadelphia Arts Education Partnership STEAM Program (After School)

Sponsor: Mr. Cole (

Program Staff: Jonah Salen (music), Aiden Moyer (art)

Grades: 5th – 8th

The STEAM program provides the middle school students with free programming focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.

Choir (During School)

Sponsor: Mr. Peterson (


Choir meets once per week from 1:00-1:45pm.

Instrumental Music (During School)

Sponsor: Mr. Klotsas, Winds ( and Mrs. Belzer, Strings (

Grades: 3rd-8th

The instrumental music program runs once per week during school hours, as an optional program for interested students. Students who wish to participate in instrumental music will be provided with a school-issued instrument which they must take home to practice and bring back to school on instrumental music days. There is typically an instrumental music concert 1-2 times per school year.

Environmental Stewardship Club (After School)

Sponsor: Mr. McGeehan (

Parent Volunteer: Denis Devine

Grades: 6th-8th

This group learns about environmental stewardship both indoors, through maintenance of the school’s aquaponics lab, and outdoors in the school’s native species rain garden. Students meet after school and during special school yard work days.

Co-Ed Flag Football (After School – Fall Only)

Sponsor: Mr. Price ( and Mr. Meile (

Grades: 5th & 6th

The flag football club meets on Fridays after school from 3:15-4:15 during the fall (with the exception of holidays and early dismissal days). Students who are interested in participating should see the sponsors/coaches for a program permission slip.

Co-Ed Basketball (After School – Winter Only)

Sponsor: Mr. Price ( and Mr. Meile (

Grades: 5th & 6th, 7th & 8th

The basketball club meets after school from 3:15-4:15 on Wednesdays for 5th & 6th graders and Mondays for 7th & 8th graders.  Basketball takes place each week during the Winter (with the exception of holidays and early dismissal days). Students who are interested in participating should see the sponsors/coaches for a program permission slip. Last day will be Jan 30th for 7th-8th and Feb 8th for 5th-6th

Journalism Club (After School)

Sponsor: Ms.Olavage (

Grades: 6th-8th

The students in Adaire’s journalism club have demonstrated an interest in tackling a variety of issues pertinent to the Fishtown community and beyond. In the past, students have spoken with local businesses and members of the community, gaining insights into what’s going on around them. Through a variety of mediums – comics, opinion pieces, photography – they’re cultivating voice, critical thinking skills, and community-oriented activism.

Check out the great work of our journalism students here!

Girls On the Run (After School – Spring)

Sponsors: Ms. Schepers ( & Ms.Olavage (

Grades: 5th-8th

Twice per week for 10 weeks, participants will have fun, make friends, increase their physical activity levels and learn important life skills. Trained and caring coaches lead 5th – 8th graders through interactive lessons and movement activities. The season ends with a celebratory 5K event.

Participating in Girls on the Run transforms girls’ lives by helping them increase their self-confidence, develop healthy relationships, and feel good about themselves, inside and out.

Participant Informational Flyer