The refurbishment of Addison Auditorium - completed in December 2017 as part of the Beedie Fine Art Centre - to a theatre with seating for 330+ with state-of-the-art equipment provided the perfect venue to showcase this year’s CHS Junior and Senior School productions: Seussical Jr. and Pride & Prejudice.
Clubs & Programs
Exploring unique interests and passions
Girls at Crofton House can take advantage of over 60 clubs and co-curricular activities in the Junior and Senior Schools that encourage curiosity and discovery. From Debate to Choir to Robotics, we have something for everyone’s interests and strengths. In the Senior School, girls can broaden their global prospective by joining a service trip or participating in our Global Exchange Program.
- Fun experiences, such as games and crafts, bring French alive for Junior School girls in our Fun in French program
- Junior School girls learn how to make web pages, video games, 3-D models, animation, music videos and more in Introduction to Code
- Science Club encourages Junior School girls to explore the wonderful world of science with hands-on lab work and activities that explore our environment outside
- Junior School girls work together as Crofton Chronicle Reporters, putting together a newspaper that showcases life in the Junior School
- Girls in Stagecraft have the opportunity to plan, design and build props and costumes for the Junior School Musical. The students develop their creativity and teamwork as they help to bring the show to life!
- Debate is offered in both Junior and Senior Schools, allowing girls to continue to develop their public speaking, debate and persuasion skills from Grade 5 onward. Opportunities to participate in debate competitions are available
- From Grade 1 to 7, girls have the opportunity to express themselves through song in the Primary and Immediate Concert Choirs
- Girls in Grade 6 and 7 can join the annual Middle School musical or theatre production
- Junior School girls learn how to create hand-drawn cartoon characters in Cartooning, or learn primary animation skills and create their own 2-D animated shorts (just like at Disney!) in 2D Animation
- Girls from Grade 1 to 7 are encouraged to develop their creative expression and artistic skills through clubs such as Watercolour Wonders, Clay Creations, Photography and others
- Aspiring Junior School chefs learn about nutrition and basic food preparation, prepare healthy snacks and try out some treats in Cooking Club
- Junior School girls can Make It! in this craft club where they learn traditional textiles skills such as hand sewing, needle felting, appliqué and weaving
"My friends and I talk about what activities we should do at lunch - things like Crofton Chronicle or Debate. There are lots to choose from."
Hennessy ’25 | Grade 6 Student
- Senior School girls learn science, technology, engineering and math concepts and apply them to real-life projects in our STEM Club
- Tech Booth provides the behind-the-scenes support for many school activities, including setting up the audiovisual and lighting for Senior School assemblies and productions
- Robotics gives Senior School girls the opportunity to plan, create and test robots that will compete in local Vex Robotics tournaments
- By being Ambassadors, Senior School girls serve as representatives of Crofton House School to current and prospective students and families, showing them around our campus or welcoming them at events
- Senior School girls provide support to Junior School students over the year through Junior Peer-Tutoring
- GSA (Gender and Sexuality Awareness) provides a safe space for Senior School girls to work together to help make CHS more welcoming for all
- Students work to promote a positive Multicultural atmosphere in the Senior School by organizing fun and serious events throughout the year
- Model United Nations allows Senior School students to research global political, social, environmental and economic issues while learning UN rules and procedures. Working with a coach helps build debate skills and quick response times, and build consensus.
- The Social Responsibility Club in the Senior School works on local, global and sustainable initiatives
- Senior School girls increase their knowledge of the business world, develop entrepreneurial skills and activities, and raise funds to donate to charity through the Business Club
- Debate is in the Senior Schools, allowing girls to develop their public speaking, debate and persuasion skills. Opportunities to participate in debate competitions are available.
- From Grade 8 to 12, girls have the opportunity to express themselves through song in the Concert Choir
- Senior School girls can get on stage as part of Stage Band, House Plays, Drama Club or the annual Senior School musical or theatre production or Grade 8–9 theatre production
- Creative Writing welcomes any Senior School student who loves words, writing and reading. The group works together to provide feedback and encourage each with the goal of improve their writing skills.
- Girls from Grade 8 to 12 are encouraged to develop their creative expression and artistic skills through Studio 65 (Art)
- Sew What's Cooking is a the place for Senior School students to expand their knowledge of cooking and sewing
- Video Club members learn how to use cameras, editing software and creative techniques to create short films, which may be shown in the Senior School’s Annual Film Festival and which have the chance to be entered into various competitions across Canada
Crofton House School offers many global programs that are designed to expose students to new perspectives, places and cultures. Through carefully selected partnerships with local community organizations, girls serve others and learn that they can play an important role in contributing to the larger community. These fun, challenging and transformative experiences help expand girls’ horizons and develop valuable leadership skills.
Each Spring Break vacation, girls are offered the opportunity to participate in a 10- to 14-day service-related trip through the ME to WE organization to Kenya, India or Ecuador. Students travel with teacher chaperones to a ME to WE facility and complete a number of hours of service-related activity in a local community. The trip also provides opportunities for students to develop leadership skills, expand their world view and engage in cultural activities.
Our Global Exchange Program is an exciting opportunity for girls to experience the culture and education of another country. Through the experiences of travelling to attend a new school and staying with a host family, girls build important life skills, including independence, decision-making, social adaptability, resilience and courage. We currently offer six-week exchanges with partner schools in New Zealand or Australia:
- Ruyton Girls’ School, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Saint Margaret’s Anglican Girls School, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- St. Hilda’s School, Southport, Queensland, Australia
- Waikato Diocesan School for Girls, Hamilton, New Zealand
“One of my passions is music and there’s a really amazing program here. I sing in the choir and play in the orchestra – but there’s also band, stage band and musical theatre.”
Katie ’22 | Grade 8 Student