Extracurricular activities are essential to each student’s total educational experience. Maplebrook provides a fulfilling extracurricular program capitalizing on its excellent campus facilities, spectacular terrain of Dutchess County, as well as, the city-type opportunities of NYC and Albany. In addition to team sports and weekend activities, Saturday morning, weekday evening enrichment classes and Monday clubs, provide students with the opportunity to further develop existing interests or start new ones. In areas of specialized lessons such as musical instruments or on-the-road driving instruction, outside instructors are used at an additional charge with the parents prior consent. To maximize the number of offerings some activities vary by semester.
In the arts some examples of offerings include:
- Drama club
- Set design and lighting
- Chorus and voice lessons.
- Instrumental lessons
Social interaction development is emphasized in offerings such as:
- Respecting Differences
- Learning Differences Survival Guide
- Leadership class
- Student Government
Personal hygiene, and room care and room organizational skills are a focus of Independent Living Skills class. Other day-to-day skills are addressed in:
- Driver’s permit
- Weight & fitness
- Radio and broadcasting.