Academic Teams, Clubs & Activities
Oxbridge Academy clubs are student-designed and student-led, with a faculty advisor who offers guidance and mentoring. We encourage our students and faculty to join or form clubs and activities that reflect their interests and passions. Unless otherwise indicated, all of our clubs and activities are active during the full school year. At the beginning of each academic year, students have the opportunity to join or start clubs based on their own personal interests. To petition to start a new club, fill out the New Club Petition form.
- After Oxbridge
- Autism Coalition
- Ballroom Dance Club
- Bandages Across Boarders
- BE Dance Team
- Book Club
- Cancer Awareness Club
- Chess Club
- Chinese Music Club
- Current Events Club
- Fashion Club
- Feeding America Club
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Film Appreciation Club
- Fishing Club
- Game Club
- Green Club
- GURLS Up Club
- Habitat for Humanity
- Handball Club
- Harry Potter Club
- Improv Club
- Investment Club
- Key Club
- Libcon Club
- Mental Health Awareness Club
- Mini Ball Club
- N.O.W. of Oxbridge
- Natural Sciences Club
- Oxbridge Cycling Club
- SAGA (Straight & Gay Alliance)
- Sewing and Art Club
- Surfing Club
- Ukulele and Guitar Club
- Veterinary Club
- Women in STEM
Club Advisor: Dr. Sheilagh Riordan
The Oxbridge Autism Coalition is committed to increasing opportunities for teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The club befriends students from the Renaissance Learning Academy, a local charter school. Equally important, RLA students need to practice holding conversations with typical teens. At Oxbridge, they practice interpersonal skills in a real-world setting. It’s a win-win situation; Oxbridge students learn to develop empathy and flexibility.
Club Advisor: Dr. Kelly Prisco
The goal of the ballroom dance club is to develop and promote interest in the art of social dancing in a fun and friendly environment. This club will help students develop the ideals of social etiquette, courtesy, responsibility, and an alternative form of fitness.
Club Advisor: Connie Li
Through Chinese music, this club helps students enhance their Chinese and learn about the eastern culture. The club also helps international students and local students connect and build strong friendships.
Club Advisor: Stephen Obringer
This club meets to openly discuss and debate current events and trending topics. This club is beneficial to students as it serves as an outlet for students to voice their opinions freely among their peers.
Club Advisor: Kate Kilian
The Fashion Club hosts guest speakers from the fashion industry to educate members about fashion trends and fashion careers. They also host the annual Prom Dress Drive to provide prom dresses to those that cannot afford them.
Club Advisor: Kate Kilian
Feeding America Club hosts pot luck dinners for the children and families residing at the Quantum House at Palm Beach Children's Hospital at St. Mary's Medical Center. They also organize an annual food drive for the local food bank.
Club Advisor: Kate Kilian
The purpose of the FCA club is to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes. It is a fellowship of students that share their experiences and daily challenges in life. We strive to serve the Lord in our relationships and the fellowship of the church. We will honor and glorify God in all we do.
Club Advisor: Ben Matzen
The Oxbridge Game Club meets after school to play a variety of table-top board, card, and role-playing games such as Settlers of Catan, Risk, Ticket to Ride, Set, Munchkin, etc. Currently, the club is creating an Oxbridge game library. All are welcome!
Club Advisor: Lindsay Van Loon
Green Club focuses on the environment. We are in charge of the school’s recycling program as well as community outreach to protect native species in national parks, state parks, and refuges.
Club Advisor: Janet Outlaw
GURLS (Generating Unified Relationships and Loving Support) Up has three objectives:
1. To break social divides among girls at all grade levels and establish a strong community that is not aligned with a sport or academic pursuit
2. To promote friendships through exercises, activities, discussions, and volunteer opportunities
3. To provide a safe environment where girls can discuss the many issues that young women confront in today's society: i.e., bullying, sexual harassment, academic pressures, and demands of social media.
Club Advisor: Ben Matzen
Have you received your acceptance letter to Hogwarts yet? Neither have we, but we're still hoping. Join Harry Potter Club to meet fellow Potterheads, discuss the books and movies, and share magical treats. Witches and wizards of all skill levels are welcome.
Club Advisor: Marisa Palazzotto
The Improv Club introduces students to the dynamic and creative world of theatrical improvisation. Students gather to play games that test their mental and physical abilities. Members are encouraged to have an open mind and be willing to get silly!
Club Advisor: Robert Frackelton
Through a live investing account, students learn the principles of investing and money management. The student investment club also works with an investment mentor. This club is funded through the Goss Foundation.
Club Advisor: Kate Kilian
The mission of the Oxbridge Academy Key Club is to serve the children of the world. Members perform acts of service in their communities, such as tutoring, collecting clothing, and organizing food drives. Volunteer opportunities take place on both weekdays and weekends.
Club Advisor: Errol Putigna
This club is for students that wish to talk exclusively about political policies and opinions and to encourage the professional and dignified exchange between differing political views and analyze the pros and cons of each viewpoint.
Club Advisor: Brittany Thompson and Wende Porter
The Mental Health Awareness Club meets to focus on developing action plans and getting people to talk about how we can support one another. The club strives to create an environment that it is comfortable and safe to talk about any issues. The club's goal is to make sure no one is alone in their internal struggles.
Club Advisor: Rainey Wyatt
The N.O.W. (National Organization for Women) Club fights social injustice (including racism, homophobia, sexism, etc.). We are committed to taking action for equality, justice, dignity, and opportunity for women and girls. The club welcomes everyone to join, not just women.
Club Advisor: Michael D’Egidio and Ken Posner
The Oxbridge Academy Gay-Straight Alliance is a club that offers a safe space on campus for all LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender+) students and allies where they can meet and discuss current issues in their lives, communities, and the world. The club focuses on promoting an accepting and friendly environment throughout the student body and mainly exists to form friendships with like-minded students and create support systems for students still discovering their sexualities.
Club Advisor: Sarah Knouse
The Sewing and Art Club focuses on creating art, learning basic hand stitching and machine sewing methods, discovering new techniques, and collaborating with other creative-minded individuals. Students are encouraged to bring work they have already begun and spend time simply creating. In addition to monthly creative projects, students also sew costumes for the spring musical and participate in the annual Catwalk Student Fashion Show event held in Palm Beach County every spring.
Club Advisor: Dr. Hinkley
The Veterinary Club advocates for the humane treatment of all animals and hosts guest speakers. Past club activities have included behind-the-scenes tours at the Palm Beach Zoo and local animal clinics, collaborating with other schools for animal-themed events and hosting guest speakers. Seventeen club members have had summer-long internships at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.
- Brain Bee Team
- Ethics Bowl
- French National Honor Society
- International Thespian Society
- Math Club
- Model United Nations
- Music Nation Honor Society (Tri-M)
- National Honor Society
- Science National Honor Society
- Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH)
- Speech and Debate
- Student Government Association
Team Advisor: Ben Matzen
The Brain Bee is an annual neuroscience competition hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Neuroscience. Participants train all year for a single day event by learning and teaching one another about the anatomy and physiology of the brain and other aspects of neuroscience. The competition is judged by actual researchers at Max Planck.
Club Advisor: Kimberly Patterson
The International Thespian Society (ITS) is the Educational Theatre Association’s student honorary organization. Oxbridge Thespian Troupe #7866 is an active contributor to our district and state affiliates. Students earn points toward induction (and then additional honors) through participation in performing arts activities at school. Select members participate in competition events that make them eligible for a varsity letter in theater. The troupe also sponsors performances—including a fully-student produced piece—community service opportunities, and social activities.
Cub Advisors: Michael D’Egidio
The Math Club has weekly competitions, varying from online real-time showdowns to written Florida Math League contests. We welcome all levels of proficiency in mathematics, ranging from algebra I to the highest levels of calculus and beyond.
Team Advisor: Dr. Marjorie Chiarolanzio
The Model United Nations (MUN) is an academic competition team that addresses international affairs from the perspectives of member nations in the UN. Students play the roles of delegates sitting in UN committees, developing positions on issues and problem solving through dialogue and debate, formulation of alliances, development of working papers, and the writing of resolutions. Participation in the Model UN requires reading and research, public speaking, and a challenging level of critical thinking. Teamwork and leadership abilities are essential for members of this group.
Club Advisor: Catherine Mitil
A Tri-M Music Honor Society chapter opens up a world of opportunities for students who have already shown themselves to be academically capable and musically gifted. Through performance and community service, they’ll develop confidence, creativity, critical thinking, compassion, and a host of other leadership skills sure to serve them well in school and beyond.
Special academic criteria as well as faculty recommendations and approval by the Oxbridge Faculty Council are required for membership. Students must attend Oxbridge at least one semester in order to be eligible for membership. Eligible students are invited to apply in the spring. Click HERE for more information.
Maria T. Dona-Morice
Selections for membership in the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH) are made by the SHH advisor and the cabinet. The criteria for membership are character, leadership, honesty, and commitment. Information about prospective members is gathered primarily from the SHH application, teacher recommendations, and grades. After careful consideration of the candidates in all respects, the Chapter Advisor will then send acceptance letters to the ten students selected.
Students can take Debate I to try different types of debate, and then take advanced debate courses to specialize in the type(s) of debate they like the most.
Students can compete at local, state, and national debate tournaments across the country.
Students see universities (Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Emory, UF, and more) as they compete, and make friends who share similar interests from all over the country.
Click HERE to learn more about Speech and Debate.
Club Advisor: Mandy Strom
The Student Government Association (SGA) is an effective and efficient governing body that serves the collective interests of the school’s students. Its purpose is to provide a voice for the student body and to serve the community through collaboration, leadership, and trust. The Oxbridge Academy SGA Council consists of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, two (2) Class Representatives from each class, and at least two (2) non-voting, non-student advisors. The President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer are the Executive Committee for the Student Council.