Student Life
Experiential Learning

Leadership and Student Government

Curtis's Student Life programs offer many student-centered opportunities to assist in the development of leadership traits. The hallmark of Curtis's leadership development approach is its complete commitment to engaging and promoting student voice in Student Life programs.

Student Council

The Upper Elementary has a Student Council that consists of two representatives from each classroom in Grades 5 and 6, for a total of 16 students. Grade representatives are selected by their own classrooms through a nomination and voting process, and 6th Grade representatives serve as the Executive Board of the Student Council. The Executive Board governs as an equal entity.

Executive Board

The students on the Executive Board create a platform agenda for what they hope to accomplish during the course of the school year and design initiatives that would benefit the school community. They facilitate the division of labor within the Student Council to address each of their agenda items and pursue those goals throughout the school year. Examples of recent Student Council initiatives include expanding opportunities for student voice, starting a student newspaper, working on campus environmental improvements, and increasing extracurricular opportunities for students.

Experiential Learning

In the Upper Elementary, outdoor education programs, overnight trips, lunchtime clubs, and student-led assemblies specifically support the development of leadership skills by giving students opportunities to collaborate in groups, develop goals and make group decisions.

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