Culture clubs

classics club

Thornton Academy's Classics Club is open to any student who has an interest in any aspect of the worlds of ancient Greece and Rome. Experience with Latin or ancient Greek is not required. Members gather to eat, watch movies, compete in certamina (contests), and just hang out with folks with similar interests. Favorite activities in the past have been visits to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and participation in the Latin conventions put on twice a year by the Maine Junior Classical League.

Advisor: nathaniel.koonce@thorntonacademy.org

French club

The Thornton Academy French Club explores cultures in French-speaking countries around the world. We make crepes, watch movies, listen to music, visit museums and learn about cool new places. Join us, even if you're not in a French class!

Advisor: roula.maalouf@thorntonacademy.org

german club

Whether it’s watching German movies, playing board games, or cooking German recipes together, TA’s German Club is doing something exciting after school. All are welcome, even if you aren’t in a German class. Kommt mit!

Advisor: frau.curtis@thorntonacademy.org

chinese club

Join Chinese Club to learn more about the culture and language and to help organize the annual Lunar New Year festival. Popular activities include calligraphy, learning to make dumplings and other Chinese foods, and watching Chinese movies.

Advisor: phoebe.hseih@thorntonacademy.org 

arabic club

Even if you didn't join an Arabic class, you are welcome to join Arabic Club and learn more about the culture in most Arabic speaking countries through cooking, listening to music, movies, activities, field trip. Plus, we will definitely share and prepare together our awesome recipes and delicious food.

Advisor: roula.maalouf@thorntonacademy.org

spanish club

Over 20 countries in the world are Spanish-speaking. Join Spanish club to learn the culture, food, games, movies, music, and more about these countries and Spanish speakers in the United States. Ole!

Advisor(s): marie.fritzsche@thorntonacademy.org , elizabeth.wiles@thorntonacademy.org

table top gamers club

This group plays all sorts of card games, board games, and role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons, Risk, Yu'Gi'Oh!, Magic the Gathering, or anything you want to bring in or run!  

Advisor: matthew.amoroso@thorntonacademy.org

anime club

The Anime Club is one of the largest at Thornton Academy. They watch lots of different anime and plan and fundraise for an annual trip to the Boston Anime Convention.

Advisor: matthew.amoroso@thorntonacademy.org

chess club

Check mate! Join Chess Club to improve your chess strategy and meet like-minded friends. Members compete in chess tournaments throughout the school year. 

Advisor: tom.rackmales@thorntonacademy.org

 

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