At Palmer Trinity School, extracurricular activities should enrich students’ lives by giving them opportunities to pursue or develop interests, skills, and friends. In many cases, these activities supplement the academic program. Palmer Trinity School offers a variety of interesting and meaningful clubs, student government association, service clubs and organizations to meet the interests and abilities of all students, and to sustain the mission of the school.

Clubs should plan to meet at a minimum of once monthly and will have a written, meaningful and measurable goal/s to complete for the school year. An evaluation form will be completed at the end of the School year. An exciting calendar of events is located on the School’s Master Calendar reflecting upcoming activities and events (i.e. Homecoming, days of service, etc.)

1. Student Government Association (SGA)

Student Government at Palmer Trinity School consists of an Upper School Student Council and the Honor Council. Student Council representatives are elected annually. Class presidents are elected annually. Students electing to run for school office must have their advisor and the Deans' Office sign their candidacy petition indicating their support for the student. Students whose disciplinary records are inappropriate may, therefore, be disqualified from serving as class officers.

2016-2017 Student Government Leaders

S.G.A. Executive
Class of 2018
President: Gabriela Benedetti
Vice President: Nicholas Sondon
Secretary: Cassidy Lewis
Treasurer: Miguel Rothe
Community Service: Natalie Cetta
Historian: Andrea Castillo
Class of 2017
President: Tiago Rachelson
Vice President: Jacob Waldman
Secretary: Alissa Dobrinsky
Treasurer: Francesco Lombardo
Community Service: Arianna Gomez
SGA Representatives: Jonathan Chao
Historian: Lauren Keller
Class of 2020
President: Anastasia D’Agostini
Vice President: Jacob Freedman
Secretary: Victoria Barrios
Treasurer: Lucas Schrier
Community Service: Carolina Gomez
Class of 2019
President: Isabella Gomez
Vice President: John Malloy
Secretary: Giovanna Befeler
Treasurer: Noah Pirani
Community Service: Bianca Lang
Historian: Eric Opaciuch
Spirit Committee
Cami Hidalgo
Alan Macaulay
Alexa Ruiz
Middle School
President: Marissa Tannebaum
Vice President: Eduardo Franceschi
Secretary: Caroline Isom
Treasurer: David Fumagalli
Historian: Tony Vazquez-Romeo

2. Honor Societies

Honor societies include the following: Chinese National Honor Society, International Thespian Society, La Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Societe Honoraire de Francais, and Tri M Music Honor Society. These honor societies include students who have attained distinction in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. A Faculty Selection Committee appoints members. Once appointed, a member is expected to maintain high standards in order to continue as a member. Because this is one of the highest honors a student can achieve at Palmer Trinity School, much is expected of its members.

3. Math/Science clubs

Mu Alpha Theta (math club), Science Club are examples of other academic clubs designed to provide forums for the related subjects to those interested students.

4. Interest Clubs

The number and kinds of interest clubs vary from year to year as chartered by the Student Council. Students interested in forming an interest club should contact the Director of Student Activities for organizational information. Some of the interest clubs currently chartered include Anglers Club, Best Buddies Club, Book Club, Breakthrough Miami, Center for Writing, Debate Club, ECO Club, Gaming Club, Haiti Partnership Club, Hope for Tomorrow, Hoop Dreams, Marine Conservancy, Model UN, Peer Educators, Second Chance, Student Alumni Association, Student Vestry, Tabitha Club and Youth in Government. Students are always encouraged to create new academic or interest clubs. They must have a faculty sponsor and have applied for and been granted a charter from the Student Council. Students should contact the director of student activities for organizational information.

5. Student Activities Sponsors

Each service club, society, academic club, class, and interest club is required to have at least one faculty sponsor to attend each meeting and organization event. The role of that sponsor is to provide responsible guidance at the group’s meetings and in their selection and organization of activities. Groups that are affiliated with organizations from the community (i.e., Lighthouse for the Blind, Habitat for Humanity, CPHI, Branches, etc.) may have additional sponsors or advisors from that parent organization.

6. Publications

Palmer Trinity School student publications include a yearbook, The Raptor, and literary magazine, Blue Grass Green Sky. Students produce each publication with the assistance of a faculty advisor.
For a listing of all clubs, honor societies, and student organizations available at PTS, download the PDF below.
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An independent, college preparatory, co-ed, Episcopal day school serving a community of students grades 6-12.