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Co-Curricular Activities

Fordham Prep offers a wealth of co-curricular activities, organized and run by faculty and students. Students are encouraged to participate as much as possible in the life of the school through these clubs and activities.

Albanian CLUB
Moderator: Mr. Kravatz
Students gather to celebrate Albanian culture.
AMBASSADORS CLUB
Moderator: Mr. Serton '95
Students from all 4 years are involved in various school activities including hosting visiting 8th graders, serving at open house and assisting at alumni events.
ANIME/TRADING CARD CLUB
Moderator: Mr. Foley '63
Students gather regularly to view and discuss Japanese animated film, and to compete in strategic card games.
Arrested Development/monty python Club
Moderator: Mr. Distinti
Members enjoy episodes of the TV shows Monty Python's Flying Circus and Arrested Development.
Art Club
Moderator: Mr. Weldon '86
Members share their love of art.
Asian Club
Moderator: Ms. Han
The club shares the diversity of the many Asian cultures through an annual Pan-Asian Day, after-school workshops.
ASpca CLUB
Moderator: Mr. Groepler '87
Students support the work of the ASPCA and Humane Society.
Astronomy Club
Moderators: Ms. Dempsey, Mr. Haag ’84
Members explore the heavens with a telescope and discuss areas of common interest.
Aviation Club
Moderator: Dr. R. Gonzalez
Students learn to fly virtually and become familiar with the history of flight, its dangers and safety measures.
Bluegrass Club
Moderator: Mr. Homer
Acoustic music lovers come together to practice, perform, to improve their skills and share their talents.
BRIDGES: LGBTQ+Allies CLUB
Moderators: Mrs. Martinez, Mr. O’Sullivan ’98, Dr. Smith
Students discuss and advocvate for dignity and respect regarding sexual orientation and gender identification.

Business school 099 club 

Moderators: Mr. Higgins, Mrs. Murray
For students interested in accounting and finance.

Catan CLUB

Moderator: Mr. Lauber '08
Students enjoy the board game.

Chess Club
Moderator: Mr. Pedro
Students compete against students from other schools.
Choir
Moderator: Mr. Farnum '75
For students interested in performing after school and at school events.
Classics Club
Moderator: Mr. DiGiorno ’88
The club celebrates the cultures of Greece and Rome. Members share their interest in Greek and Latin, watch films and go on field trips.
Cyber Patriot CLUB
Moderator: Mr. Broussard

This activity is focused on cyber and computer security. Members will compete in the CyberPatriot Competition (uscyberpatriot.org), a part of the National Youth Cyber Education Program. 

Diversity Alliance
Moderator: Mr. Pedro
The alliance of students and teachers promotes sensitivity to issues of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, religion, culture and language.
Dramatic society/Stage Crew
Moderator: Mr. O’Sullivan '98
Students participate as actors, singers, musicians, stage crew, carpenters, electricians, business staff, ushers and artists. There are two productions a year in the Leonard Theatre: a drama and a musical.
e-Sports Club
Moderators: Mr. Curran, Mr. Distefano, Mr. Pedro
Students compete online.
Engineering Club
Moderator: Mr. Haag '84
Hands-on projects and research give members with an interest in engineering a chance to share their knowledge and explore the possibility of pursuing engineering in college.

Film Analysis Club

Moderator: Mr. McDougall
Students discuss contemporary and old films, share insights and opinions.

FINANCIAL LITERACY CLUB

Moderator: Mr. Gilligan '83
A chance to learn life lessons about money, credit cards and college.
Fordham prep builds club
Moderator: Ms. Lieberman
Students raise awareness of local homelessness and poverty, and participate on-site at house builds in our area in partnership with the Fuller Center for Housing in New Rochelle.
FITNESS CENTER
Moderators: Mr. Distefano, Mr. Kravatz & Ms. Zefran
The fitness center is available for a full range of workout activities throughout the school year. Students learn the safe and proper use of the equipment and the dietary and conditioning needs involved in the use of the facilities.

FP T.V. CLUB
Moderators: Mr. Feighery '03
Members write, film and edit video productions for the FP community.
French CLUB
Moderator: Dr. Morris
Students plan field trips to shows, museums and restaurants with emphasis on French culture and host breakfasts and lunches.
Frisbee Club
Moderator: Mr. LaGamma '09
Members of Ultimate meet on different Eddies' Parade for ultimate Frisbee..
Graphic novel/comic Book CLUB
Moderators: Mrs. English & Mr. Pedro
Students and teachers discuss their favorite graphic novels and comics, and enjoy films based on the genres.
Greenhouse/environment Club
Moderator: Mr. McNamara
Students learn about conservation the running and upkeep of the FP Greenhouse.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY CLUB
Moderator: Dr. Smith
The club  raises awareness of housing needs and support the Prep’s Tennessee trips.
History bowl team
Moderators: Mr. Bobo, Ms. Staring
Students compete against other schools in the National History Bowl competition.
Intramurals
Moderators: Mr. Deane '88, Mr. Pettus
Students have the opportunity to play basketball and touch football after school.
irish heritage CLUB

Moderator: Mr. Fedak '09
Students gather to learn about and celebrate Irish culture.

Italian Heritage Club
Moderators: Mr. DiFato '99, Ms. Faustini, Mrs. Simeone
Members plan cultural activities that foster Italian heritage.
JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Moderator: Mr. LaGamma '09
Students gather to perform after school and at school events.
Just Serve Club
Moderator: Mr. Kravatz
This club is dedicated to increasing the Fordham Prep community’s awareness of injustice, including respect for life, immigration, environmental degradation, health care, poverty, hunger, etc. Members are active in conjunction with Campus Ministry programs such as teach-ins and the March for Life.
Kawaida Club
Moderator: Mr. Pedro
Students of all backgrounds discuss issues and challenges of underrepresented populations through literature, media and film.
Key CLUB
Moderator: Mr. Bobo
Members work on service projects in conjunction with Fordham University's Kiwanis organization.
Literary Magazine (Labyrinth)
Moderator: Dr. Lee
Fordham Prep’s literary magazine is published annually in the spring, and includes artwork, photography, stories, poems and essays produced by FP students and staff.
Liturgical Choir
Moderator: Dr. Smith
Faculty, staff and students provide music and song for the major liturgies of the Prep community.

liturgical leadership team

Moderator: Dr. Smith
For students interested in serving Mass and other liturgical activities.

magic club

Moderator: Ms. Blanco
Students enjoy and learn about magic.

Marine Biology Club
Moderator: Dr. R. Gonzalez
Students care for fresh and salt-water fish through tank setup, maintenance and trouble-shooting.
Math Team
Moderator: Mr. Verlezza '94
Students participate in Math competitions over the course of the year for fun and glory!
MINISTRY LEADERSHIP TEAM
Moderators: Mr. Kravatz, Dr. Smith
An opportunity for students to deepen their own faith, spirituality and commitment to Social Justice, while learning valuable leadership skills. 

MOCK TRIAL CLUB

Moderator: Mr. Nolan
Students study a case study and serve as prosecution and defense before a judge and jury. 
Model U.N. Club
Moderator: Mr. Nolan
The purpose of the club is to help students better understand international conflicts in open discussion and debate.

Modern mUSIC cLUB

Moderator: Mr. Gorup '07
Members analyze and learn to appreciate many types of music.

NATIONAL Honor society

Moderator: Ms. Zefran
Members are active in the life of the school, including tutoring and serving at open house.
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Newspaper (Rampart)
Students publish eight issues of the Rampart, the school newspaper. 
NYC Explorers Club
Moderator: Mr. Homer
Students research and visit interesting sites related to New York City’s history, geography and architecture.
Operation Smile Club
Moderator: Mr. Homer
Operation Smile works to promote and support the work of Operation Smile International, a medical mission program, founded by Prep graduate Dr. Bill Magee ’62, that provides facial reconstructive surgery and related health care to indigent children around the world.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CLUB
Moderator: Mr. Viele '01
Students plan ski, ride, kayaking and rock climbing trips.

PING-PONG CLUB

Moderator: Dr. Smith
Friendly, competitive matches in the Hall of Honor.

robotics CLUB

Students build and prepare robots for competitions.

Scale Modeling Club
Moderator: Mr. Haag '84
Members share about model trains and nautical vehicles, extending discussions to include schematics, engineering, steam and diesel engines, etc.
The Simpsons Club
Moderator: Dr. Carney
The popular television show is the focus of this club. Students gather to share and enjoy their favorite episodes.

SOCial justice committee

Moderator: Dr. Carney
A voluntary group open to all students interested in justice issues.

spanish club

Moderator: Ms. Bruni
Members enjoy cultural activities that celebrate and foster the Spanish langauge and culture.

Speech and Debate Team
Team members gain experience in acting, debating and public speaking, competing against Catholic, public and private schools in the region. Team members have qualified for prestigious national championships.

Sports debate club

Moderator: Mr. Magner
Students debate issues in sports; create drafts and fantasy teams.

stock market CLUB

Moderator: Mr. Bozzone
Members learn about the market and other financial opportunities.

Student Government
Moderators: Ms. Dempsey, Mr. Ritter '96, Mr. Sullivan '96
Student Government officers act as liaisons between faculty/administrators and the student body. Student Government members run social activities of the school, including Freshman Family Orientation, Freshman Field Day, dances and class trips.
Talent council
Moderator: Mr. LaGamma '09
The group organizes a talent show and other venues.
THEATRE ORCHESTRA
Moderator: Mr. O’Sullivan '98
Students are given the opportunity to participate in a performance-oriented orchestra for two performances a year.

3D PRINTING & SCANNING CLUB

Moderator: Mr. Haag '84
Members are introduced to the uses of scanners.

triathlon CLUB

Moderator: Mr. Groepler '87
For bikers, swimmers and runners to learn about competing in triathlon competitions.

UNICEF CLUB

Moderator: Mr. Cipriano
Students educate others about and advocate for the United Nations Children's Fund.
Yearbook (Ramkin)
Moderator: Mr. C. Lauber '79
Students produce the yearly Ramkin. Members are active in photography, writing, computer layout and design, proofreading, and business.
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