Clubs & Activities
Presently there are 113 clubs, representing various interests here at SI. Students meet at recess and after school to work on the school newspaper, help encourage ecological sustainability, organize rallies or prepare radio broadcasts. We encourage you, too, to be involved in student government to hone your leadership skills. All freshmen are required to engage in at least one extracurricular activity, and many develop lifelong interests and skills thanks to their start in clubs at SI.
All clubs at SI belong to one of the following categories:
- Academic Clubs: Clubs that pertain to certain academic interests here on campus.
- Affiliate Clubs: Clubs that are affiliated with a nationally recognized organization.
- Affinity Groups: Groups that promote awareness and respect for diversity at St. Ignatius. Click for more information about Affinity Groups.
- Community Engagement Clubs: (fka: Social Justice) Clubs pertaining to promoting social justice.
- Publications: Clubs that deal with any form of publication within the SI community.
- Service Clubs: Clubs that serve our school community by assisting with certain events and/or providing a service to our school community.
- Social Clubs: Clubs that promote the recreational interests of the student body.
New Club Forms - Due Sept 13th
The deadline has passed for new club applications. There will be another opportunity to apply in January 2020.
Read the SI Club Handbook and make sure you understand all the requirements.
See Ms. Finn if you have any questions.
Club Financial Request Forms - Due Sept 27th
Financial request forms are now available. Click here to download.
Funding can not be used to buy ingredients for bake sales, shirts for members, or any other personal reason.
See Ms. Finn if you have any questions.
- Agape Latte (Social Club)
- Ambassador Club (School Service)
- Anime Club (Social Club)
- Armenian Club (Social Club)
- Asian Student Coalition - ASC (Affinity Group)
- Association of Latin American Students - ALAS (Affinity Group)
- Badminton Club (Social Club)
- Bio SI (Academic Club)
- Black Student Union - BSU (Affinity Group)
- Block Club (Service Club)
- Break Free ( Community Engagement)
- Bring Change to Mind (Social Club)
- California Scholarship Federation - CSF (Affiliate Club)
- Callaghan Society (Social Club)
- Cancer Awareness and Support Club (Community Engagement)
- Canine Companions - SI Student Chapter (Social Club)
- Catch and Cook Club (Social Club)
- Child Hunger Awareness Club (Social Club)
- Chinese Culture Club (Social Club)
- Core Tech Club (Academic Club)
- Dance and Drill (Spirit Club)
- De Marillac Club (Community Engagement)
- Directors Club (Social Club)
- Disney Club (Social Club)
- Ethical Clothing Club (Community Engagement)
- Familias Sin Fronteras (Community Engagement)
- Fantasy Sports Club (Social Club)
- Father Sauer Academy Swim Club (School Service)
- Fashion and Style Club (Social Club)
- Fashion for Everyone (Community Engagement)
- Finance Club (Social Club)
- First Responders Club (Community Engagement)
- Food Science Club (Social Club)
- French Club (Academic Club)
- Gaming Club (Social Club)
- GEAR Club (Community Engagement)
- Genesius Club (Social Club)
- Girl Scouts of NorCal (Community Engagement)
- Girls in STEM Pathways (Academic Club)
- Girls Who Code (Academic Club)
- Green Team and Green Living (Community Engagement)
- Health & Fitness Club (Social Club)
- Ignatian - Yearbook (Publications)
- InSide SI Newspaper (Publications)
- Irish Club (Social Club)
- Janet Pomeroy Recreation and Rehabilitation Society (Community Engagement)
- Japanese Culture Club (Social Club)
- Jewish Club (Social Club)
- Junior Ambassador for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Club (COmmunity Engagement)
- Junior Classical League - JCL (Affiliate Club)
- Key Club (National Affiliate)
- Kino Teens (National Affiliate)
- Latino Dance Club (Social Club)
- Listen-In Lunches (Social Club)
- Make A Wish Club (Community Engagement)
- MedCats (Social Club)
- Mililani Ukulele Ohana AKA The Ukulele Club (Social)
- Model United Nations (National Affiliate)
- Mountain Biking Club (Social Club)
- Music for Others (Community Engagement)
- National Parks Club (Social Club)
- One Love (Social Justice)
- Operation Smile (National Affiliate)
- Origami Club (Social Club)
- Outdoors Club (Social Club)
- Pet Nation (School Service)
- Philosophy Club (Social Club)
- Photography Club (Social Club)
- Podcasting Club (Social Club)
- Poker Club (Social Club)
- Polynesian Dance Club (Social Club)
- Recycle for Africa (Community Engagement)
- Red Cross Club (National Affiliate)
- Robotics Club (Academic Club)
- Safe Space (Affinity Group)
- Sailing Club (Social Club)
- Sandy Cats Beach Volleyball (Social Club)
- Save the Turtles (Community Engagement)
- Service Club (Service Club)
- SF Backpack Buddies (Community Engagement)
- She's the First (National Affiliate)
- SI Gives (School Service)
- SI Live (Social Club)
- SI STEM Club (Academic Club)
- SI to Go (Social Club)
- SI Running Club (Social Club)
- SI Skate Club (Social Club)
- SI on the Wild Side (Social Club)
- SI Sports Network (School Service)
- SI UNICEF Club (National Affiliate)
- SIHI (Social Club)
- Sit 'n' Knit (Social Justice)
- SITV (School Service)
- S.O.U.L (Student Outreach Unified Links) Food Initiative (School Service)
- Spike Ball Club ( Social Club)
- Speech and Debate (Academic & Affiliate Club)
- Spoken Word (Social Club)
- Sports and Debate Club (Social Club)
- St. Ignatius Interact (National Affiliate)
- St. Jude's Club (Community Engagement)
- St. Martin de Porres (Community Engagement)
- Stand By Me (Social Club)
- Stand Up Comedy Club (Social Club)
- Strings Club (Social Club)
- Students Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (National Affiliate)
- Surf Club (Social Club)
- The Daraja Club (Arrupe & Social Justice)
- The Filipino Culture Club (Social Club)
- The Quill Literary Magazine (Publications)
- The Russian Club (Social Club)
- Thursday Morning Comfort Run (Arrupe Club)
- TYM - Today's Youth Matter (Community Engagement)
- We Day Club (Social Justice)
- West African Dance Club (Social Club)
- Wildcat Nation (Social Club)
- Wildcat Welcoming Club - WWC (Service Club)
- Wildcat Writers (Publications)
- Young Democrats (National Affiliate)
- Young Republicans (Academic Club)
- Youth Learning About Business (Social Club)
- Youth Policy Initiative (Social Justice)
This club functions in a specific role to help SI admissions throughout the year. Our goal is to continue to make SI an inclusive community by assisting the Office of Admissions at the various events that are hosted for prospective families. Some of those tasks include:
- Representation at shadow visits
- Accompanying and presenting with an admissions officer on official grammar school visits / high school information fairs
- Representing SI at other various admissions-based events for our prospective families
The members of our club represent the many different areas of diversity that we celebrate within our student body.
Moderator: Mr. Kareem Guilbeaux
Our mission is to educate the St. Ignatius Community about Armenian's rich history and culture through activities, dances, collaboration with teachers, and amazing food. We strive to strengthen the bond between Armenians at SI and create an environment for all SI students to build on their knowledge of Armenians and the American diaspora.
Moderator: Mr. John Stiegler
The Asian Students’ Coalition is an affinity group that creates community for Asian and Asian American students at St. Ignatius College Preparatory. ASC provides a place to explore, share, and discuss the various Asian and Asian American heritages, cultures, and identities. ASC promotes ongoing education and dialogue about Asian American issues and seeks to support and empower students to contribute to an inclusive school community.
Moderators: Mr. Ray Orque and Ms. Stephanie Wong
The mission of ALAS is to foster community and positive identity exploration and formation for the Latinx students at Saint Ignatius College Preparatory. ALAS provides a space for reflection, dialogue, and support for Latinx students with the objective of empowering members to contribute to an inclusive school community. ALAS encourages celebration and education about Latinx culture, history, and experiences at Saint Ignatius.
Moderators: Ms. Kelly Miguens and Ms. Yolanda Medina Zevas
The Badminton's Club's primary objective is for all or our members to have fun and improve in the sport regardless of their individual skill level. We aim to create a strong sense of community, confidence, and sportsmanship for anyone willing to expand their horizons. We hope you join our club and that we can all play together and have a great year!
This club meets Thursdays after school from 2:45pm - 4:30pm.
Moderator: Ms. Leona Pappas
Mission Statement: BSU exists to Show students of color that they are not on the outside looking in and can make a difference in what goes on around them. Members of BSU strive to learn and teach the St. Ignatius community about the richness of African-American culture, past and present.
Moderators: Dr. Tasia Davis, Dr. Annelise Morris and Mr. Darius White
The St. Ignatius Block Club is an organization for student-athletes at Saint Ignatius College Preparatory. The role of the Block Club is to provide service to the school Administration and the Athletic Department. Members may be called upon to give their time both during school and at after-school activities. The Saint Ignatius Block Club is also a fraternity for athletes, sponsoring social events for the club and for the entire student body and offering the services of its members to groups outside the student body, for example, the Fathers’ Club, the Ignatian Guild, etc.
Moderator: Mr. John Mulkerrins
CSF is a club that fosters service among students with good grades in academic classes. Past service activities have been making sandwiches for the homeless, tutoring fellow students, and participating in S.I.'s holiday food drive. For more information, see www.csf-cjsf.org or contact one of our moderators.
Moderators: Mr. Brian Murphy & Ms. Carol Quattrin
The Callaghan Club exists to
(1) directly support students interested in military service
(2) provide an opportunity for students to learn more about military service
(3) provide community service opportunities for students to support veterans and the men and women currently serving in the military
Moderator: Mr. Tom Lagomarsino
It is the mission of the Cancer Awareness Group to outreach to those both in the SI community and the greater community who is affected by cancer. The CAG strives to provide a safe and caring environment for students to give and receive support for cancer related grief and loss. We also seek to support the outside community by providing funding for cancer related organizations.
Moderator: Ms. Brice Campoverdi, Ms. Patricia Kennedy, and Ms. Donna Murphy
Our student chapter is part of an extensive community of Canine Companions staff and volunteers. Our mission is to raise awareness about the need and usefulness of service dogs, recruit new puppy raisers and volunteers, and support Canine Companions in the work they do.
Moderator: Fr. Eddie Reese & Mr. Ted Curry
Chinese Culture Club strives to introduce and promote Chinese culture within the SI community and to enrich all students with a knowledge of Chinese customs, traditions, and activities. The club hopes to create a friendly environment suitable for experiencing a unique and new culture.
Moderators: Ms. Leona Pappas & Ms. Xiaolin Chang
Dance and Drill is a hip-hop dance group, made up of talented, spirited, and diverse students. Drill performs at certain events at SI to raise excitement and school spirit, especially during athletic games throughout the year. Drill meets three times a week to learn choreography and rehearse for the upcoming performances.
Moderator: Ms. Emily Shick
Our goal at Disney Club is to provide a couple hours to relax and enjoy each other’s company while watching some of our favorite or underappreciated Disney movies. In Disney Club, we try to create a safe space to meet new people, create new friendships, and bond over timeless movies. Each year we try to donate as much as possible to one of Disney’s biggest foundations, the Make a Wish Foundation. We hold multiple bake sales in order to raise the funds we send to the foundation.
Moderator: Ms. Carol Quattrin
SI Finance Club's purpose is to engage students in learning about basic investing and managing personal finances. Our mission is to help students develop financial literacy through an interactive stock market simulator, monthly meetings, and guest speakers who have worked in finance.
Moderator: Mr. John Grealish & Mr. Vollert
First Responders Club would like to educate the entire community on issues related to Law Enforcement. This club aims to help widen students' view on national problems including Law Enforcement. It will also work with other clubs and groups to further benefit our community. Stand in solidarity to recognize the honesty, hardworking law enforcement officers serving our community. This club provides a space to people to express their opinions on matters regarding Law Enforcement, along with respecting the point of views of others in our community.
Moderator: Ms. Danielle Devencenzi & Mr. Patrick Cody
The French Club seeks to introduce the SI community to the language and culture of the over 200 million people around the world who speak French. In order to achieve this mission activities are held throughout the year such as viewing French films, tasting French cheese, attending Mass at Notre Dame des Victoires, celebrating Mardi Gras, and playing petanque (the French form of Bocce).
Moderator: Ms. Corinne Gence
This club, in the name of St. Genesius, the patron siant of converts and actors, does its best to live out Catholic values in both our private and public lives (values that are not necessarily limited to Catholicism), to be open to growth, to acknowledge and confront how our mainstream culture often depicts, especially on film, youth as an inherently immoral group, to explore what it means to bring holiness to our daily lives, to truly be men and women with and for others, and to share what we learn with our peers.
Moderator: Ms. Katie Wolf
Girls in STEM Pathways strives to bridge the gender gap in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) careers by fostering and engaging young women's interest in the STEM fields. This club serves to provide various activities, opportunities, and resources to guide female student's into rewarding futures in STEM.
Moderator: Ms. Jen Gaspar-Santos
Girls Who Code seeks to reduce the gender disparity within the tech field by empowering girls through coding workshops, connections with women leaders in tech, Hour of Code events, and an annual site visit to a tech firm. Girls Who Code is an amazing addition to your college portfolio or application. Coding Languages we have covered in the past include: PHP, MySQL, Python, HTML, XCode Swift. Coding workshops are weekly. Past field trips include Tesla and Stanford. Past Girls Who Code speakers include women from YouTube/Google, Tesla and Tech Crunch. Members of Girls Who Code can also apply to compete in Technovation. We have sent 4 teams every year to this coding + social justice competition.
We meet weekly. Snacks and drinks at every meeting. Email Abby Lam if you want information on meetings and workshops, or if you are interested in a leadership role: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in attending, create a Girls Who Code account here: https://hq.girlswhocode.com/l
SI's club code is CA17111.
Moderators: Director of Ed Tech & Innovation, Mrs. Jen Gaspar-Santos, email@example.com
The Green Team at SI exists to educate and inspire changes in action and attitude in all members of the SI community so that we can create sustainable practices regarding food, water, transportation, housing, energy, and general consumer practices. We also hope to deepen a connection with nature for members of the SI community so that we might truly find God in all things. We hope that the changes we inspire affect us personally, affect the institution of the school and go beyond the bounds of the school in ever widening circles.
Weekly meetings are held Thursday at break in room 320.
Moderator: Ms. Sarah Merrell & Mr. John Stiegeler
Green Living is a sister club that provides fun activities that show how easily you can help the environment.
Meetings are held Tuesdays at break & lunch in room 320.
The Ignatian’s goal is produce a yearbook that acts as a history book, memory book, and reference book that will be enjoyable to all for both today and the next fifty years. Using words and pictures, the book aims to capture all the actions, thoughts, feelings, joys, and frustrations that the student body will encounter in the school year.
Moderator: Ms. Deirdre McGovern and Ms. Sandra Schwarz
The Irish Club aims to introduce participants of the SI community to the beauty and uniqueness of Irish culture as one of the many cultures represented at SI. Students will participate in discussion of both Irish and Irish American history and culture. As we discuss the trends of historical change and modern politics, we will develop a greater understanding of the need for social justice in the modern world. Respect for the beauty of all cultures within the context of the American fabric will be a focus of this group. Movies, good food, and dancing are part of the Irish Club experience.
Moderator: Ms. Jamie Lundy
Our goal is to support the hospital and the patients because of our interest in medicine, social work, philanthropy, community outreach and volunteerism. We, Junior Ambassadors, are committed to contributing our time and effort in ways that support patients and their families during their time at the hospital.
Moderator: Ms. Lisa Traum
We, the members of the JCL, covenant to hand on the torch of classical civilization in the modern world. We believe an acquaintance with the civilization of Greece and Rome will help us understand and appraise the world of today, which is indebted to the ancient civilization in its governments and laws, literature, language, and arts. We affirm the JCL experience develops responsibility, fosters brotherhood, promotes enthusiasm, encourages competition, inspires dedication, and enriches our total growth. The St. Ignatius JCL seeks to affirm the goals of the California Junior Classical League in the light of our Jesuit educational objectives.
Moderator: Ms. Grace Curcio and Ms. Lana Sum
Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to serve others, build character, and develop leadership. Key Club aims to cooperate with students from other schools in the Bay Area and other key clubs in the world to allow our members to have the chance to form new friendships outside SI and to render unselfish service to build better communities as well as to grow as a person.
Moderator: Ms. Meredith Mannion
MedCats wishes to create a community for students to express their interest in various branches of the medical field. MedCats will provide group discussions, guest speakers, and potential field trips to satisfy the curious minds of students and increase their motivation through the years.
Moderator: Mrs. Kaitlin Shorrock-Chen
The Mountain Biking Club at St. Ignatius exists to foster student passion for the sport of mountain biking. Members are invited and encouraged to join in on group rides, get involved in local bike related events, and ride their bikes as much as possible! Go Ride! Go 'Cats!
Moderator: Mr. Tony Calvello
The SI Outdoors Club strives to bring together peers who share a love of the outdoors through engaging off-campus excursions and through raising awareness about environmental issues in the SI community. We hope to deepen students’ appreciation for nature by taking trips to places that may not be far away, but that are not well known to the community to experience the beauty in the world around us. We want our members to develop a love for being surrounded by the outdoors and a desire to preserve the natural world.
Moderator: Ms. Christina Wenger
A club in which pet lovers have a mssion: to share their unique experiences and bonds with their pets. SI students can share the unconditional love and happiness that pets bring to people. Reaching out as community service, pets can bring comfort to people in times of need; to children in hospitals and seniors in care centers. We can assist with therapy dog visits during exam weeks.
Moderator: Fr. Eddie Reese & Ms. Sarah Merrell
Our mission is to collect recyclables at SI and donations to give to students in Africa to benefit and further their education. We give 100% of our donations to benefit the schools in Tanzania to provide kids with the necessary supplies to attend and succeed in school. We are committed to making our community and world a better place through using our recycling to further other students education.
Moderator: Ms. Jennifer Curtin
Safe Space Christian Life Community creates a forum in which LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning) students and faculty, along with their straight allies, are able to discuss discrimination issues based on gender identity and sexual orientation. Through our work as men and women for and with others, we hope to establish and nurture an atmosphere of compassion, respect and awareness on the St. Ignatius campus.
Moderator: Ms. Sharon Brannen; Ms. Amy Harms
The club's goal is to provide the beach to our community by promoting a healthy and active lifestyle while building team skills within our club. We strive to create a fun and positive environment for our club members and to encourage others to expand their interpersonal connections.
Moderator: Ms. Samantha Recinos
Established in 1969, The St. Ignatius Service Club is an organization of upper-division students. The Service Club provides myriad types of assistance facilitating SI events. The Service Club serves the SI community during events such as The Mass of the Holy Spirit, Back to School Night, Campus Exploration, Baccalaureate Mass, Fine Arts performances, Counseling Nights, Graduation, and more. Membership lasts until graduation. Members must be in good standing with the Principal’s Office and with the Dean’s Office.
Moderator: Mr. Charlie Stanley & Mr. Dan Vollert
SITV seeks to showcase all aspects of St. Ignatius College Preparatory through the delivery of announcements on Tuesdays and Fridays. We spotlight all of our student body with its different gifts and talents by shifting the lens to show all of the different shapes, sizes, and colors that make up SI. To create a sense of community, SITV is an environment where students can come and learn the mechanics of filming, editing, sound engineering, and broadcasting.
Moderators: Mr. Yosup Joo, Mr. Mike Santos, and Ms. Lisa Traum
Spoken Word is a student group focused on the written expression and the performance of poetry. Students come together to exchange ideas, write poetry, and perform pieces amongst themselves or with an audience. There is also a traveling team of poets who compete around the Bay Area against other high school collectives. Students audition in order to be selected for the team; otherwise, general meetings and open mic sessions are open to anyone who wants to share their words.
Moderator: Mr. Darius White
Stand By Me is committed to sharing the diversity in our school community to the Freshmen Class by showcasing the talent of the student body, bringing a community of kindness to provide support and strengthen our connection to stand tall with each other. As Freshmen, our support will help us stand together as we journey through high school.
Moderator: Ms. Haley Sanchez
Moderator: Anthony Cavello
The SI Surf Club is a student-centered club whose purpose is to promote community among SI students, faculty and staff who share a passion for surfing and beach culture. The SI Surf Club strives to serve the community and the environment through its actions and words, in and out of the water.
- Community Building: pizza nights/guest speakers
- Fostering Love for the Ocean: surf camp, dawn patrol, other beach activites...
- Commitment to environment: beach clean ups
- Commitiment to surf-related causes: sponsor an inner-city kid surf camp scholarship
The Filipino Culture Club, hereby known as TFC strives to introduce and promote the awareness of the Filipino culture and community on campus through education and social activities and events while enriching all students of its heritage, traditions, and relationships. The club offers a safe and friendly environment suitable for experiences a unique and new culture for all.
Moderators: Mr. Ryan Dilag and Ms. Melissa Mendoza
The Quill is St. Ignatius College Preparatory’s student-run literary magazine. Under the auspices of the English Department, this publication prints creative short fiction, poetry, and art from SI students. After reviewing submissions from students at every grade level, the editorial board chooses, edits, and lays out the material for the magazine. The magazine is distributed to the SI community in May of every year.
Moderators: Ms. Donna Debenedetti, Ms. Nora Miller, & Ms. Kristen Moraine
Wildcat Nations’s main goal is to improve and support all areas of school spirit by setting a prime example for the rest of the student body. The Wildcat Nation Leadership team encourages students to participate in spirit weeks, attend and cheer at all school events, and show school spirit and pride for SI.
Moderators: Mr. Ryan Dilag
The WWC is an SI service organization for freshman and sophomore students. Members of the WWC assist the Admissions Office and represent SI at various events, including the Student Visitation Program and Open House. Members are also responsible for fulfilling the same service club duties expected of our Service Club and Block Club and other requests made by the SI Administration.
Moderator: Ms. Lori Yap
In the face of injustice, Young Democrats around the United States must create a safe country where all human rights are protected. Through education of both parties, the practice and political and social activism, the exercise of freedom of speech, and the liberation of extraordinary ideas trapped by social pressures. Young Democrats of America will foster change.
Moderator: Ms. Kate Kodros