Student Life

To be prepared for success in our rapidly-evolving world, students need to be adaptable, open to new ideas and changing circumstances, and comfortable with an array of classmates and colleagues. Our students represent the full racial, cultural, and socio-economic diversity of Greater Los Angeles, and manifest the richness of their unique experiences through their collective activities on campus.

All-School Meetings & Town Halls

Nowhere is the feeling of the New Roads experience better represented than during weekly All-School Meetings (Lower School) and weekly Town Halls (Middle School and Upper School). At these meetings, each campus gathers to discuss issues affecting the school, the students, and the larger community. Anyone who wishes to may speak: to advocate, honor, applaud, celebrate, vent, organize, or inform.

Student Leadership

Student Leadership Council is the manifestation of our mission at work. The faculty-supervised Student Leadership Council (SLC) of the Upper School is responsible for planning and implementing activities, representing the school at conferences, and serving as the liaison between the student body and the administration. SLC aims its energy at strengthening the sense of community, both on and off campus, for everyone connected to the school. While the majority of the work centers on civic involvement, social justice, and environmental action, Student Leadership Council also incorporates frivolous fun into life on campus. From organizing protests and charitable collection drives to plotting out the annual Pie Day Thanksgiving celebration, SLC enriches day-to-day life at New Roads.

At the Middle School, Student Council is comprised of students who participate in Leadership, a special program that allows students to design and lead school service projects and campus activities with teacher mentors.

Activism

An essential part of the New Roads experience is championing the causes and issues we believe in. The just future we envision can only come to pass if we advocate for justice and equity across our society. Whether they are speaking up for the rights of ethnic and racial minorities, the differently abled, the LGBTQ+ community, or any other marginalized people, we empower our students to raise their voices to call out injustice and take action for change. This commitment to social justice advocacy is a defining characteristic of the New Roads community. “Until we are all free,” wrote the poet Emma Lazarus. “We are none of us free.”

Student Clubs

New Roads’ Student Clubs give students opportunities to explore new interests, develop new passions and have fun. Our clubs are suggested and driven by students and managed collaboratively by student leaders and faculty mentors.

List of 2 items.

  • Middle School Clubs

    Anime Club
    X-Wing Club
    Car Club
    HERO Club (LGBTQ Youth)
    Democalypse Club
  • Upper School Clubs

    Multiracial Student Union (MRSU)
    Speech
    VOX
    Anime/Animation Club
    The Jaguardian
    Human Rights Watch: Student Task Force
    The PC Building Club
    Traveling the Stars
    Jags Cheer Team
    Art Club
    Black Student Union
    Afro Chicks
    Dungeons & Dragons Club
    Asian Student Union
    Film Society
    Students for Democratic Socialism
    NR Podcasts
    Progressive Video Game Club
    The Chill Club
    Girls Who Code
    Comedy Club
    Stand Strong
    Civil Discourse Club

The New Roads Advantage

In a school that mirrors the socio-economic, cultural, and racial diversity of Los Angeles, New Roads students are challenged daily to question their own worldview, assumptions, perspectives, and righteousness. We are inspired by the promise that our students represent for the future of democracy.