At CCES, every student is encouraged to develop their own potential for leadership – by running for an elected position, championing a new idea or simply setting an example for their peers. The activities outlined here are a sampling of opportunities for students to act as instruments of change in their school community.
Leadership in the Lower School
In the Lower School, students are encouraged to notice the needs of the world and respond. In each grade students are given the opportunity, training, and skills needed to be leaders in small groups, their classroom, the school, and the community. Leadership is taught as a form of service to others and to our world.
Leadership in the Middle School
In the Middle School, students look forward to a number of events and traditions throughout the year. Each fall, the entire community welcomes grandparents and other special family members to our campus for Grandparents and Family Celebration Day. Periodic PERK events, such as a street party on the Middle School plaza or "Minute to Win It" student-faculty competitions are also highlights of the Middle School experience throughout the year.
During the final year of middle school, eighth-graders take part in the "8th Grade Leads" leadership program. This program allows student to make individual contributions to our school community using their time and talents. As their middle school years come to a close in May, eighth graders join together for events such as the “Spring Fling” and Eighth Grade Recognition Day.
Leadership in the Upper School
In addition to Student Council and Class Officers, leadership opportunities for students abound in the many clubs and activities in the Upper School.