Intro to student life page
The Student Experience
Brandon Hall requires that each student participate in at least one extracurricular organization or team sport during the year, and students are encouraged to participate in all seasons. Boarding students are required to participate in a extracurricular activity each of the three seasons (Fall, Winter, and Spring). The school provides a wide variety of clubs and organizations students can join. Each organization establishes its own mission, criteria for membership, and activities for the year. Some organizations meet each seasons, while others meet seasonally. Please see the link below for our current offerings!
Brandon Hall allows each student a week at the beginning of each season to select their activity for that season. This allows students to find what they truly are passionate about! Once a student has made a commitment to a club, he or she is expected to attend and to adhere to the requirements.
Students may participate in more than one activity, provided they can meet the attendance and other requirements. Students who sign up for an organization that meets during the school day must be in attendance.
Clubs are decided each year by student interest. Students interested in forming a new club should meet with Dean McAfee at the beginning of the school year.
Clubs and Organizations
Students have the option of joining a number of clubs and organizations to enhance their campus experience. Some clubs have specific academic or extracurricular requirements that must be met in order to join. Campus clubs and organizations can include:
Student Leadership and Diversity Council • Drama & Tech Theatre Club • Key Club • Math Team
Audio Engineering and Production • Model United Nations • Science Olympiad • National Honor Society
Student Leadership and Diversity Council
Our student Leadership and Diversity council is the voice for our diverse community. These students strive to live by the Panther Pillars daily and assist in all areas of school operations. From leading assemblies, to being the voice for change among our student body, they embody all that it means to be a Brandon Hall Panther. Things they work on weekly include, event planning such as Prom, proposal writing for changes to policies that affect our student population, how to be a steward of Brandon Hall School, as well as proper etiquette.
Brandon Hall is known for its well-balanced, nutritional, and delicious food service. FLIK Dining Services, which caters breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and special events, is one of the premier providers of dining services and gourmet catering to private schools, colleges, and corporations in the Eastern United States.
FLIK and Brandon Hall take pride in serving our students cage-free eggs, organic vegetables, and only meats that are steroid and antibiotic free. We serve all fresh foods. No frozen meals or processed foods are served to our school family.
Each meal provides a nutritionally balanced variety of foods. Students can choose a hot entrée and sides, or make a sandwich from cold-cut meats and fresh tuna or egg salad, and select from fresh fruits and vegetables. A regular array of desserts is offered, as well as a variety of beverages. Lunch is included in the tuition for all students, while breakfast and dinner is included for 5- and 7-day boarders. Accommodations can be made for anyone wishing to join us in the dining hall.
Our food service staff works with students who have food allergies or dietary needs. Please communicate through our Medical Services office, MedicalServices@brandonhall.org, if your child has any special food considerations.
Res Life intro
At Brandon Hall, education outside of the classroom is just as critical as education inside the classroom. When classes end campus comes alive with (however many after school activities including sports and clubs), and community service. At Brandon Hall, there is something for every student! Students are encouraged to explore new interests outside of their comfort zone and offer ideas for organizations they would like to see offered.
Each weekend, activities are offered to students that may include trips to local malls, restaurants, museums, movies, Six Flags, festivals, and beautiful outdoor recreation spaces. The weekend is also a time to enjoy on-campus activities that may include open gym where students can play sports and exercise, game nights, and movie night on our big screen.