Girls at AGS engage deeply beyond the classroom.
They seek adventure. They take risks. And they have the motivation and discipline to identify their passions.
We invite you to explore below the different activities, clubs, and leadership opportunities available at AGS. And as we tell the girls, if you don’t see a club or activity suited to your interests, start one!
Circle of Sisters
This is the student government organization at AGS. Upper School and Middle School have their own elected Circle of Sisters governance group. These groups consist of students from each grade level and are charged with thoughtfully and purposefully promoting the core values of Atlanta Girls’ School among the student body, as well as participating in the creation of school policy. They lead assemblies, organize and oversee class meetings, monitor club activities and service projects, and work with the Division Directors in helping to maintain a healthy climate for the AGS community.
Every year, students at every grade level elect two of their peers to serve as Social Chairs for the grade. This elected body plans activities for the school including dress down days, dances, and other social events.
Earth & Sky Families
All students become members of either the Earth family or the Sky family when they join the AGS community. This structure provides for friendly competition and infuses the community with school spirit. Earth and Sky Goddesses, elected by the student body, lead their families in energetic activities in which Upper School and Middle School students mix in a relaxed and happy environment. Earth and Sky Families’ competition throughout the school year culminates on Horizon Day at the end of April when spirit points are counted and the Spirit Stick is awarded to the most spirited family.
AGS Clubs meet every Friday from 11:30 – 12:00, during lunch, or after school. This year we have 43 clubs ranging in interest from technology (Girls Who Code) to service (AGS Service Club) to film production (AGS Film Club). All clubs are student organized and led with faculty and staff members serving as sponsors. At the beginning of each school year, club leaders host a Club Fest to attract new members and to recommit old ones.
A few of the 2018-19 clubs include:
- Aerial Club
- Feminist Book Club
- Exploring the World through Unicef and Food
- First Aid and CPR
- Garden Club
- Hurricane Spirit Club
- Leadership AGS
- Melanin Matters
- Model UN
- Literary Magazine
- Dungeoneers Club
- Hunger Club
- Badminton Club
- Thespian Society
Service is a vital component of life at AGS. Although we do not have a required number of service hours, students regularly serve in the AGS community and metro area working to create a more just and sustainable world. Service is in our DNA. AGS Service Club serves as the clearinghouse for all service projects, whether sponsored by grade level EDLS, clubs, or individuals, to ensure that each project is a good fit for our community and that no two projects are in competition with one another. AGS girls experience the rewards of serving others and discover their own
Big & Little Sisters
This program is designed to build sisterhood among all students and to promote a nurturing and caring community. Each Middle School student is paired with an Upper School student. The Upper School student is responsible for developing a healthy mentoring relationship with her little sister. The girls have fun writing notes, celebrating birthdays, sharing lunch, and watching movies with their “sisters.”
Chick Chat lunches are monthly lunch discussions where Upper School students mentor Middle School girls in advisory groups. Chick Chat student leaders generate guidelines for these discussions and select topics developmentally appropriate for Middle School students. Upper School students work hard to connect to younger students while building a community of trust and respect.
Weekly assemblies are carefully structured to serve the community and to reflect AGS culture. In addition to providing relevant speakers and publicizing important school and community events and initiatives, assemblies also showcase students’ interests, talents, and achievements. Each assembly provides a snapshot of who we are as a community and what we value.
Assemblies have hosted alumnae speakers, global entrepreneurs, activists, special presentations, and the tradition of senior speeches each year.