Student Life

Clubs & Activities

A strong and active student body forms the foundation of student life at Palma School.
Education should not be contained within the four walls of the classroom. Students should pursue their interests and passions as a part of a well-rounded school experience. Students endeavor to broaden their horizons through a wealth of leadership opportunities, academic and interest-based clubs, as well as service activities that are available.

Most clubs are student created, student driven, and student led and students are encouraged to foster new friendships and enjoy new experiences through these diverse and creative activities.

Art Club Literary Journal
Brother Edmund Rice Society Mock Trial
CORE Model United Nations
Diversity Awareness Club Mountain Bike Club
Ecology Club National Honor Society
Gamer Club Newspaper
Interact Club Robotics Club
Investor's Club Spanish Club
Junior Classical League Yearbook
Know That You Matter Club

Most clubs meet around lunch time. New students are encouraged to sit in to see what the club is about and meet their members.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

The all-boy format of Palma School does not preclude us from offering all of the activities found at most schools. Other activities include Junior High dances, along with invitations to other schools’ dances, High School dances with all-girl Notre Dame High School and Santa Catalina, and homecoming and prom with Notre Dame High School. An annual college-fair is held in the Steve Clayton Memorial Gym in November.
    • The Robotics Club members share their passion for technology and compete in regional tournaments.

      The Robotics Club members share their passion for technology and compete in regional tournaments.

A HEALTHY BALANCE

Colleges examine activities outside of the classroom. Admissions directors want to see the depth of students exhibited by extra-curricular activity involvement and the passions they expose.
    • The annual college fair allows students to speak with representatives from dozens of visiting colleges.

      The annual college fair allows students to speak with representatives from dozens of visiting colleges.

Palma is a private, college-preparatory school for boys in grades 7 through 12 owned and operated by the Christian Brothers Institute of California. Palma School is dedicated to providing young men an excellent education in a Roman Catholic environment that embraces the Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice Christian Brother Education and challenges each individual to develop spiritually, intellectually, morally, physically, and socially.