Frange femur! (Break a leg!) This activity offers students a chance to learn about Roman theatre. Participants will get creative as they rehearse plays in Latin and perform during the Spectaculum Romanum in May.
A call to serve! The Community Service activity exposes students to a variety of service
opportunities both on and off campus. The activity hopes to inspire participants and inform them about various needs and effective ways to educate classmates, and encourages them to donate to worthy causes. Students will team up for a shared community service effort during the activity.
Calling all future scientists! This is the activity for students who like science, like to think
about and talk about cool stuff that’s going on in current science, and think that it’s fun to find out about other students in the United States and around the world who are participating in “real” science and research.
The purpose of the HBHM program is to share information about health and well-being
and address questions students may have about topics that may be important to their lives.This program is not just about their physical health, but mental and emotional health as well. Grade 7 addresses: communication styles, internet and personal interactions, stress reduction, sleep and its effect on learning and memory, and nutrition. Grade 8 addresses: exercise and its benefits, stress and how it affects one’s health, body image, tobacco, alcohol and drug use and its effects.
Looking for future journalists! The Hilltopper is the Junior School newspaper that offers
students an opportunity to report on school events and to experience the different aspects of creating and publishing journalistic articles. Students design and write their own pieces. The Hilltopper is a form of community service within the Hopkins community as well as a way to get to know what is happening at Hoping and in the world beyond life on the Hill.
Calling all actors and actor wannabes! Public Speaking/Improve gets students
comfortable speaking in front of a large group by discussing good public speaking habits, rehearsing fun improvisational games that incorporate those habits, and performing them at Junior School lunch.
Learn about the world of modern Italy in sight, sound, and taste!Take a virtual visit to some of Italy's most glorious sites, from Venice to Sicily; recreate art and monuments hands-on; sing along with Andrea Bocelli, Italian folk songs, and opera; have fun preparing tasty Italian treats like cannoli, bruschetta, and pasta, and perhaps pay a visit to a local bakery or cheese shop. This activity is designed for everyone!
Calling all singers! Join us for an hour of singing each week and prepare to be a part of
the Winter Choral Concert, held at Church of the Redeemer in New Haven! We will learn some really great music and will have lots of fun. You must be available on Sunday, December 13, for the Winter Concert. Come and sing with us! (Eighth grades may earn the chance to travel to Costa Rica with the Concert Choir in June!)
Looking for budding thespians! This year’s Junior School production will be “Alice in Wonderland.” Join in the fun as we venture down the rabbit hole for the entertainment of the Hopkins community. Performances May 12 and 13.
Let the delegates assemble! This activity is designed for students who want to learn about and discuss international topics through the lens of the U.N. It culminates with the chance to participate in a "mock" U.N. session.
Creative writers wanted! Morningstar is a brand new Hopkins literary magazine that will
feature work exclusively by Junior Schoolers. Participants will come up with and create the content for each issue, including their own short stories, poems, drawings, and photography. This activity is a chance to do some purely for-fun writing, and to share it with the Hopkins reading public.
Looking for readers! A book club JUST FOR FUN, just for J Schoolers. Particfipants will choose two or three titles from a list of recommended and group-nominated titles. Copies of the selected books are provided! We'll read and discuss our books over the eight-week activities season.
Calling all photographers and graphic designers! The Scrapbook is the Junior School
yearbook that offers students an opportunity to learn about photography, copy writing, and graphic design. The Scrapbook is published at the end of the year and records the J School in pictures that include adviser groups, sports, activities, and trips.
Offers academic skills development and preparation for and placement into college preparatory high school programs to high potential middle school students (grades 7 and 8) from New Haven public and parochial schools.
We send an email to those on our list outlining the "theme of the week" (ex. Latin jazz week or funk week) and possibly lead sheets with relevant music. We meet and jam on this music with everyone taking solos and experimenting with the new genre.
Raise awareness and money for the American Cancer Society. Attend a relay event to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, to remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.
Use dance and creative movement to provide valuable opportunities for the enhancement of social/self-expressive skills of individuals with special needs in a structured, stimulating, engaging, supportive, & empowering environment.