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The Beekman School hosts a number of clubs and extracurricular activities.

Student Council

Beekman’s Student Council consists of interested students who work to enliven the community feeling of our school, addressing concerns of the student body, organizing student activities like Spirit Week, the Halloween Carnival, Movie Nights, and Prom. Select members are chosen by the faculty to be Student Ambassadors. The Student Council also partners with other Beekman clubs to organize certain events.

Prom Committee

Based on interest, the Beekman Prom Committee organizes all aspects of Prom, from choosing the venue, decorations, and menu to organizing fundraisers and selling tickets. Students from all grades are invited to participate and to attend Prom.

Benevolent Blue Jays

This community service group meets each month to choose and then execute different volunteer projects. Past projects include volunteering for the Humane Society of New York, Full Circle Home, the Good+ Foundation, and Operation Santa.

Beekman Chirp

Beekman’s Chirp Café started as a venue for students to share their own stories and evolved into a literary and arts club that meets to present and discuss original work, as well as visit local museums and exhibitions. It encourages students to engage in literary arts, practice public speaking, and create strong personal bonds with each other. Every spring, the Chirp also compiles and edits student work in the Beekman Literary Journal.
Make Your Own: The school supports student initiatives and will provide a club advisor for students who create a club or activity with sufficient student interest and involvement.

Math League

For those who like solving problems and being challenged, Beekman’s Math League Club offers opportunities to participate in math contests throughout the year, competing against fellow students as well as other Math Leagues from area schools. There are six contests throughout the year, as well as other practice sessions with snacks and fun games.

New York City Day Trips

The school’s Manhattan location offers the opportunity to use New York City and its immediate environs as an extension of the classroom. Students are invited to attend plays, films, operas and dance performances, and to visit the city’s various museums, special exhibitions, historical sites and other points of interest in and around Manhattan, such as the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, Hunter Mountain Ski Resort, and Six Flags.

Movie Nights

Students vote on movies that will be screened monthly and then get to enjoy snacks and fun time with friends!

Peer Tutoring

For a student who is struggling in a particular class, it can often be the help of a fellow student that makes it all clear.  Peer tutors, who are nominated by the faculty, are matched up with students during free periods throughout the school day.  Peer tutors earn community service hours for their help.


Every year, the school produces a yearbook.  Our talented group of student photographers and graphic design artists work with the Student Council to create a dynamic view of each school year.

National Honor Society

The Beekman School is proud to be a chapter member of the National Honor Society, which serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Students are selected by the faculty and inducted annually.