Student Life

Student life at Speyer is dynamic, engaging, and a whole lot of fun. Student passions and interests are the driving force behind all student life programs. Elective classes are  based on student interests and input, students can start their own official school-supported clubs, and the student government plays an integral part in middle school programing and activities.

Students learn to express themselves and respect their peers in daily advisory sessions and always have a chance to share with the whole community at weekly student-centered assemblies. They express their ideas and voice to the world through student-led social action and service learning programs, and they help to guide Speyer’s younger learners through faculty-supported peer teaching and mentoring opportunities.

Speyer’s faculty and administration gives students an unprecedented level of support in creating their own space and pursuing their own passions leads to projects that dazzle in their creativity and thoughtfulness. Electives, clubs, and teams are just a few of the ways that we encourage students to pursue all of their interests to the very highest level.

The best thing about student life at Speyer is that we place it in the hands of students themselves. We will always be ready to support and guide our students, but we do so as facilitators and allies. Students learn to explore new and exciting ideas, balance fresh passions with consistent pursuits. They learn to succeed, to have to try again, and to create new spaces for inquiry. Though our student life programing students learn that in order to learn about the world around them, they need to learn about themselves as well.
— Radley Glasser, Director of Student Life