Spirit
College Prep is infused with school spirit (and Cougar Pride) through twice weekly student-led assemblies, theme days like Farm Day and Snow Day, fall and spring spirit weeks, and the 60 clubs on campus. We integrate work and play, helping students embrace the elements of a balanced life.
Student-led clubs and interest groups thrive on campus. 
Traditional offerings sit alongside some that you might find only here. Early in the year the school holds a Clubs Fair so that students can learn about and join the clubs that interest them. Have an idea for a club or interest group not mentioned below? Start your own!

Affinities & Activism

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  • Animal Welfare Club

    Club members volunteer and get involved with local animal shelters and nonprofit organizations, learn about the endangered species and what we can do to protect them (especially as this relates to climate change and deforestation), and organize common classrooms and discussions centered around solution-based awareness and activism.
  • Asian American Association

    AAA fosters an involved Asian presence at College Prep. We celebrate holidays, watch movies, learn recipes, host discussions, and eat awesome food together. Our club goal is to unite the Asian community at College Prep, while also sharing our culture with others. Everyone, Asian or not, is welcome to join.
  • Black Student Union

    College Prep’s BSU is a space for the celebration, examination, and discussion of black and African-American people in the past and present. Our goal is to create and sustain a community where black students do not feel alone and can take pride in their identity by:  
    • Empowering student leaders
    • Raising awareness about the facts surrounding key issues
    • Advocating effectively for the needs of students  
    • Act effectively to stop bullying, discrimination, harassment and other acts of violence 

    We engage in the following actions as a demonstration of our commitment to an equity and inclusion practice: 
    • Collaborate with partners like the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to ensure a joyful, kind, diverse and creative community for all people
    • Create programs that inspire and empower people to build a kind, creative, diverse and joyful communities
    • Hone our awareness, practice and skills with equity and inclusion specific training
  • Chinese Culture Club

    Provides an environment where students can learn and improve their Chinese language skills and experience Chinese culture. Join us in tasting or cooking Chinese cuisine, playing traditional Chinese games, watching Chinese movies, and more!
  • Community Action Team

    The Community Action Team (CAT) is dedicated to promoting social justice through community service. We aim to bring awareness to issues in our broader community and to involve College Prep in combating these injustices as a team.
  • Community Action Team: Food Justice

    At Food Bank Club, we intend to work with the Alameda County Community food bank in order to provide produce to other nonprofit organizations with the hope that it reaches those in need. We understand that our contribution may be small, but we also understand the importance about making a difference.
  • CPS Against Human Trafficking

    CPS Against Human Trafficking focuses on battling human trafficking in the wider community through planned events and fundraising, especially regarding My Freedom Day every year. Our goal is to raise awareness about the issue of human trafficking, providing ways to stay conscious of potential predators and how to seek help in order to diminish the occurrence of trafficking.
  • Feminist Union

    The Feminist Union at College Prep is a space for the celebration, examination, and discussion of women and women’s rights and issues in the past and present. Our goal is to create and sustain a community where women and female-identifying people do not feel alone and can take pride in their identity. We aim explore the history of feminism and its applications to contemporary issues and provide a space where students feel supported and heard.
  • Gender Sexuality Awareness Club

    The Gender and Sexuality Awareness (GSA) Club strives to create a safe space for students and others to safely explore identity and expression in a way that nourishes and enriches all. We aim to educate and raise awareness within the wider College Prep community, fostering an inclusive environment for students of all genders and sexualities.
  • Green Team

    Come celebrate and save the environment with Green Team! Green team brings College Prep together through fun events to spread awareness about environmental issues and their relevance to our lives, and to take action to help mitigate those issues.
  • Jewish Club

    Our goal as a club is to celebrate Jewish culture and traditions with the greater College Prep community. We will do this through exploring the holidays with food, movies, presentations, as well as hosting various other events throughout the year.
  • Korean Club

    Korean Club works to not only celebrate Korean culture through food, movies, and games, but also to raise awareness about Korean history and social issues. From holding a kimbap-making workshop to presenting a slideshow on the topic of comfort women, Korean Club is a place to share favorite past-times as well as a place to discuss important issues.
  • LatinX Club

    Our mission is to provide an equitable and inclusive community for all students; and explicitly brown and other Latinx students by celebrating culture, advocating for students, and mentoring students on how best to become activists for “La Raza”. We collaborate with the Director of Equity and Inclusion to:

    • Empower student leaders
    • Raise awareness about voting issues and rights
    • Advocate effectively for brown folks
    • Act effectively to ensure the rights of all people; especially brown people
  • Men’s Group

    College Prep Men's Group is a student-led organization that seeks to facilitate vulnerable discussions with students regarding toxic masculinity, positive masculinity, and the societal pressures that perpetuate them. In addition to fostering community discussion, our goal is to help male-identifying students engage with their own masculinities and build awareness of the effect—positive and negative—it has on themselves and those around them.
  • Men’s Shelter

    Men's Shelter aims to create a fun and passionate community through service work. Every other week, male-identifying students cook and serve a meal to the residents of the Berkeley Men's Shelter. We hope to create a space where College Prep students can get to know each other across grade levels as well as give back to the community.
  • Muslim Student Association

    We create a safe space for students who identify as Muslims. We will facilitate discussions about Islamic history, traditions, and will talk about recent events or issues that pertain to Islam or its effect on the world.
  • No Place for Hate Coalition

    College Prep’s No Place for Hate Coalition (NPHC) strives to eradicate hate within communities through activities and dialogue. We collaborate with the Anti Defamation League’s A World of Difference Institute; primary and middle schools to: 
    • Empower student leaders
    • Raise awareness about the facts surrounding key issues
    • Advocate effectively for themselves and others 
    • Act effectively to stop bullying, discrimination and harassment

    We engage in the following actions as a demonstration of our commitment to an equity and inclusion practice: 

    • Collaborate with partners like the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to ensure a joyful, kind, diverse and creative community for all people
    • Create programs that inspire and empower people to build kind, creative, diverse and joyful communities
    • Hone our awareness, practice and skills with equity and inclusion specific training
  • Showing Up for Racial Justice

    College Prep’s SURJ is a space for students to engage and take action within a multiracial coalition for justice. Our mission is to provide an equitable and inclusive community for all students; and explicitly white students through community organizing, mobilizing, and education. We collaborate with the Director of Equity and Inclusion to: 
    • Provide a space for student leaders to build relationships
    • Raise awareness about equity and inclusion issues facing racialized people 
    • Advocate for solutions faced by equity and inclusion leaders with passion and accountability
    • Act effectively to ensure the rights of all people; especially racialized people, in independent schools
  • South Asian Alliance

    College Prep’s is a space for the celebration, examination, and discussion of South Asian people in the past and present. Our goal is to Create and sustain a community where South Asian students do not feel alone and can take pride in their identity by:  
    • Empowering student leaders
    • Raising awareness about the facts surrounding key issues
    • Advocating effectively for the needs of students  
    • Act effectively to stop bullying, discrimination, harassment and other acts of violence 

    We engage in the following actions as a demonstration of our commitment to an equity and inclusion practice: 
    • Create programs that inspire and empower people to build a kind, creative, diverse and joyful communities
    • Hone our awareness, practice and skills with equity and inclusion specific training
  • Students with Interracial Lives

    Our mission is to provide a space for and about mixed race students to discuss what being mixed means to them, and how it affects their lives. We wanted to provide this space because the very real and visible reality of race in America is important to address not just through a binary lense. Although spaces where multi-ethnic and cultural people can meet, race has a political significance that is often talked about in terms of one single group, and only identified with that group. We believe that race is a social construct set up to enforce a white supremacist system, but we also need to function within a system before we can change it. 

    We collaborate with the Director of Equity and Inclusion to: 
    • Create more regular meetings
    • Collaborate with other groups to have joint meetings 

    We engage in the following actions as a demonstration of our commitment to an equity and inclusion practice by: 
    • Leading discussions on what it means to be interracial in America
    • Sharing our own, and providing a space for others to share their experience as a mixed person
    • Acknowledge that race isn’t binary, and a person can belong to different groups at the same time, therefore acknowledging that race is a false construct that has severe impacts on everyone.
  • Tiny House Club

    The Tiny House Project Club's goal is to bring the YSA's Tiny House Village Project to CPS. This club is focused on fundraising and organizing construction of a tiny home for a homeless teen. By establishing an official club for this service project, we hope to accelerate the process of fundraising by organizing bake sales and other events.
  • Women’s Shelter

    Women's Shelter aims to create a fun and passionate community through service work. Every other week, female-identifying students cook and serve a meal to the residents of the Berkeley Women's Shelter. We hope to create a space where CPS students can get to know each other across grade levels as well as give back to the community.

STEM

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  • Coding Club

    Our club will foster interest in programming in various languages, such as Java, Javascript, and Python via fun and engaging activities. We will hold cool games and events, accompanied by delicious food on occasion, to keep students motivated, ready to learn, and happy in our club.
  • Girls who Code

    Girls who Code hopes to inspire female students to consider computer science as a field of study and employment. The club works with Girls Who Code to raise awareness about the large gender gap in the technology industry by introducing basic coding and programming skills and discussing opportunities for women in the technology sector.
  • Maker’s Club

    Makers' Club is a gathering of people who like to build! No experience is necessary—we hope to create a space where everyone can use the xLab for both individual projects and a large club project.
  • Math Club

    Math Club is a fun place for our College Prep community to bond over a love for mathematics and learn new problem solving techniques through various problems and scenarios. We also prepare as a team for math competitions such as Math Madness.
  • Math Squad Tutors

  • Robotics

    The College Prep robotics club gives students exposure to competitive robotics. Open to familiar and new students alike, robotics helps students learn the fundamentals of building robots (often for competition) and also is a collective space for students to come together and learn how to build, program, and manage a team.
  • Science Bowl

    The Science Bowl club seeks to bring together team members, coaches, and students passionate about science and math through this fast-paced buzzer-based competition. We seek to pursue and explore different fields of science while preparing College Prep teams to establish the School in the regional and national Science Bowl competitions.
  • Science Brigadiers Tutors

  • Science Olympiad

    Science Olympiad is a STEM organization where students prepare for and compete in science competitions throughout Northern California during the academic school year. Competition events range from building hovercrafts to studying rock formations in the Sierras. Science Olympiad is a fun, engaging way to explore fields of science with other classmates.
  • Tech Crew

    Tech Crew is an extension of the drama tech class that meets Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school. We handle lights, sound, set/stage building, and operation of various shows that happen on campus, including, but not limited to, the Fall and Spring Drama Productions, Music Concerts, Dance Show, Choreo Series, the Faculty Variety Show and Student Talent show, Open Houses, and many more! We're a close group of friends with a passion for helping any and all exhibitions of the school's talent through some behind-the-scenes magic.

POLITICS & ECONOMICS

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  • CPS Libertarian Party

    We the Libertarian Party of The College Preparatory School challenge the cult of the omnipotent state and declare that individuals have the right to exercise sovereignty over themselves. This organization will serve the purpose of promoting libertarian value on the College Preparatory School campus and in the broader Bay Area.
  • CPS Model United Nations

    CPS Model United Nations strives to create an interactive simulation of the United Nations to foster skills such as diplomacy, speech, and negotiation. Our goal is to interest students in the developments of current events and international politics through community forums so that they can bring their opinions to the floor with great organization and enthusiasm.
  • Current Events Club

  • Investing & Finance Club

    To learn and help others learn about the ways the market works and investment techniques through real life practice and implementation.
  • Mock Trial

    We are CPS Mock Trial! Our club goal is to learn about and do mock trial, including the legal process, acting, and public speaking. We welcome anyone and everyone regardless of experience.
  • Political Action Club

LIFESTYLE

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  • Be Body Positive

    The Body Positive at College Prep is designed to be a safe space for people from every walk of life. We will engage in conversations abut what balanced eating is, what being body positive means, and how we can make positive change in our community and ourselves. We will eat lots of yummy food, and we believe that fostering positive dialogue and conversation around balanced habits and self acceptance betters all aspects of one’s life.
  • Cooking Club

    We want to spread our love of eating through cooking, watching cooking shows, and trying out new recipes with anyone interested. We hope to engage the community through cooking challenges and cookouts.
  • Garden Club

  • Hip Hop Club

    Our mission is to provide a space for students to gather and discuss Hip-Hop music and culture in its many forms.
  • Lifting Club

    The Lifting Club is dedicated to creating a community of lifters at College Prep and providing them the tools and training necessary to achieve their strength goals. All are welcome, no matter their level of experience or fitness objectives (bodybuilding, powerlifting, general strength and health, etc.). We host frequent student workouts as well as informational sessions, covering topics ranging from nutrition to exercise selection.
  • TV Show Club

    In TV show club, we will watch, discuss, and geek out about all sorts of shows! We will hold fandom talks, friendly competitions, virtual movie nights, and more. In addition to this, we will have discussions addressing equity and inclusion in the shows and the respective industry. TV Shows hold relevance in today's culture and society, and we plan to have a welcoming, fun space for all show related topics and the genius behind them.

ART, ENTERTAINMENT, & LITERATURE

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  • Creative Writing Club

    Welcome to the Creative Writing Club, where our goal is to inspire and nurture aspiring writers. This year's theme, the Zombie Apocalypse, is just an example of the many things you can write about. But poetry, memoirs, personal essays, screenplays, basic fiction, anything goes. As long as you have fun writing.
  • Disney Club

    Disney Club brings a little bit of the Happiest Place on Earth to everyday campus life. We watch movies, eat snacks, and play trivia to destress and keep our child-like spirits alive.
  • Latin Club

    The purpose of Latin Club is to have fun exploring the ancient world and its mythology and grammar.
  • Origami Club

    Origami Club is designed to bring the art of origami to the College Prep community. We hope to foster creativity, help relieve stress, and ultimately spread happiness through colorful (and adorable) origami creations. Beginners, experts, and everyone in between are welcome!
  • Social Destruction Club

    In Social Destruction Club, students will play a game called “Avalon,” where the goal is to help your team (good or evil) win. In an intense game of strategy, argument, and deceit, students from different grades are brought together in an epic clash of social seduction and wits.
  • Wacky RPG Escapism

    The goal of this club is to expose students to the fantastic world of tabletop roleplaying games (RPGs). This will let them take part in active, cooperative storytelling and help them build improv skills by roleplaying their characters and having them undergo character development. At different points in the year, we will be running campaigns of TORG Eternity and/or the ever-popular Dungeons and Dragons.
  • War and Teas

    War and Teas is a space for everyone to appreciate the literary treasures of Russia. We provide the expertise of our pals, the English teachers, along with a friendly atmosphere and comforting warm beverages. We hope to make Russian literature, which can be daunting for many readers, more accessible to the whole College Prep community. We invite people to experience the joy of book club—with a Russian twist.
  • Writing Coaches

IMPORTANT: College Prep is not responsible for any off-campus events hosted by student clubs.

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