Just as the academic and athletic programs are strong and robust, Cadets are also encouraged to explore their talents and interests beyond the classroom through participation in clubs and other extracurricular activities. These allow students to broaden their leadership opportunities, and to develop relationships with other students and with mentor faculty members that enrich the BC experience. There are numerous clubs and volunteer organizations throughout our campus, some that have long been part of the BC program, and others that develop depending on student interests and leadership.
Because we strongly encourage comprehensive involvement in our program, the scope of these clubs and organizations is limited only by the imagination and initiative of our students, who create and work for them. Robotics and Mock Trial, for example, are popular, new additions to the BC afternoon program, while the Math Team and Model United Nations have been part of the Cadet experience for decades.
Recent clubs and organizations:
- Chess Club allows Cadets to strengthen their brotherhood while matching wits.
- Chorus lets students grow and enjoy their musical and performance interests.
- Fellowship of Benedictine Cadets touches millions of lives ... one heart at a time. Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA is the largest Christian sports organization in America. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ. Here at BC, we have the FBC, the Fellowship of Benedictine Cadets.
- Math Team competes throughout the state against other schools.
- Mock Trial provides an opportunity for students to learn about the American legal system. Students play both attorneys and witnesses on all sides of the case, develop case theories and witness characters, and handle rules of evidence arguments.
- Model United Nations is a simulation of the UN General Assembly and its related multilateral bodies where students perform an ambassador role while debating topics such as gender equality, climate action, global health, and more.
- National Honor Society strives to create enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to render service, promote leadership, and to develop character in its membership and in the other students at Benedictine Military School.
- Political Science Club gives members the opportunity to work local polling places and campaigns, as well as engage in meaningful political discussion with peers and experts.
- Quiz Bowl challenges Cadets to excel at history and current events.
- Robotics Club travels throughout the state to compete against schools.
- SABRE Staff (Yearbook) is in charge of the school’s official yearbook of the school and focuses on skills such as photography, writing, design, ad sales, and more.
- Student Council is active throughout the entire school year. Student officers also meet regularly throughout the summer to plan events and welcome incoming freshmen.
- Animation Club gives Cadets an opportunity to collaborate on game-design projects and film projects with guest speakers who are experts throughout the country at businesses like the Walt Disney Company and Savannah College of Art and Design.
- Art Club gives Cadets an opportunity to showcase their artistic talents.
- Car Care Club enables Cadets to learn skills about automobile maintenance and improvement.
- Cooking Club helps Cadets sharpen one of life's most important skills - culinary skills - in a professional kitchen, courtesy of Chef Vince Freyne.
- Future Doctors of America takes field trips throughout the state to hospitals and doctors' offices to learn more about the field of medicine.
- Spanish Club is open to all students interested in exploring Spanish culture and language. All members are invited to a fieldtrip to St. Augustine for a close encounter with Spanish influence and history in our area. The Spanish Club hosts salsa dancing activities and promotes various music and film activities throughout the year. Club members assist with International Day, a day where all cultures are celebrated in our school.