An extensive range of clubs offers valuable activities for
students with all sorts of talents and interests. Students are
encouraged to propose new clubs whenever there is interest in
exploring an interest, hobby, or activity.
Academic Decathlon is a wonderful opportunity to challenge
yourself in the academic arena. We study a different topic
each year across the curriculum. The team consists of
students whose GPA ranges from A to C. One of the best parts of the
competition is the oral section consisting of speech and
interview. In the past, members of our team have won top
places in the state in speech and in interview. The team
participates in three levels of competition. We have been
a part of this competition for the past 15 years and have won
our division title 13 times.
Ambassadors Club promotes Brookfield Academy to current and
potential students and parents. Club members are enthusiastic
and thoughtful hosts at Open House events and gracious guides
to prospective students. Students in Ambassadors Club reflect
the 5 R's: Represent BA in a positive way, Retain
current students, Recruit new students, Research
newsworthy items, Raise school spirit.
The Anime Club consists of individuals who enjoy the Japanese
art form of Anime. Club members enjoy Manga and graphic
novels. Twice a year, we meet at a local bookstore and select
new books for the Upper School Library. We also choose a
graphic novel or Manga book bi-monthly to read and discuss.
Recently, our club has expanded our horizons by meeting for a
Japanese lunch and attending parts of the Anime convention at
The Brookfield Academy Upper School Art Club provides a meeting
place for students who are interested in visual arts experiences
beyond those offered in the classroom.
Students often choose to elaborate on a style with which they
are either experimenting or are already comfortable. The club also
provides the environment to experiment with new artistic ideas.
The students in AV Club serve the school by maintaining
audio-visual equipment for special events. Students learn about
advancements in technology and how apply those to real-life
The Asian Culture Club explores the highlights of various Asian
cultures especially those represented at Brookfield Academy.
Students celebrate Indian, Chinese, and Japanese foods, customs,
A Gathering of Bibliophiles (GOB-Tthe Book Club) gives
like-minded students and faculty, the voracious readers among
us, a chance to discuss books and related topics.
Meetings feature a discussion of a particular book everyone has
The Chess Club/Team is a place where students of all abilities
can gather to play chess recreationally or competitively. The
chess team is a member of the Scenic Moraine Chess Association, a
12-team organization that hosts friendly, but competitive, matches
throughout the winter season. The SMCA is one of the top scholastic
chess organizations in the state, and Brookfield Academy has earned
several team and individual titles. Brookfield Academy also
competes in the Wisconsin Scholastic Chess Championships each
March, where the team has earned three Division 2 state titles.
Chess club is a time when students compete and improve on chess,
but the club has also been a place where countless students have
formed lasting friendships with classmates and chess players from
Cooking Club provide students with kitchen knowledge, including
safety, etiquette, recipe preparation and food presentation.
Whether your talent is singing in front of your friends at BA
Idol or performing in front of a packed audience, performing arts
creates memories and experiences that will last a lifetime.
Do you like money? Ever wondered how to invest money
successfully? Come join the Economics Club and participate in the
Stock Market game. Learn to figure out your dominant strategy in
our free market economy.
Vive la France et sa culture! The French Club celebrates
national and local cultural events occurring throughout the
francophone world. We like to get together around a culinary
delight prepared by a native speaker; this year we were regaled
with French crepes prepared before our eyes. We celebrated
the Fete des rois and Bastille Days in Milwaukee as we aim to
promote the beauty of francophone culture. We welcome
Most Wisconsinites have some connection to Germany.
Perhaps your heritage has German roots, you've learned a
Germanic language (such as English), you've traveled to Germany,
Austria, or Switzerland, or perhaps you just savor a bratwurst once
in a while. The German Club has something for every
level of interest ranging from music, art, and pop culture to
classical composers and rich history. Join us to celebrate
the Germany of yesterday, today, and tomorrow!
The History Club explores the past in a variety of ways,
including field trips, readings in alternative history, games, and
fundraising for Veterans.
The Italian Club engages in all things Italian and
Italian-American. Students learn handy Italian phrases, learn
about famous Italian-Americans, learn to make pasta, and visit the
Italian Community Center.
Journalism Club is to brings together students interested in
journalism to learn the proper ways to write a news story. Emphasis
is placed on coverage of BA's sports teams. Writers contribute
items to a number of sources including the weekly BA Sports
The Brookfield Academy Latin Club is affiliated with the
National Junior Classical League. Students partake in a
variety of academic activities and some that are purely for fun,
too. The members compete as a club in the state Latin
competition in January, and in the National Classical competition
in the summer. Latin Club offers students a variety of
BA produces an annual Literary Magazine written and edited by BA
Brookfield Academy's Mock Trial program inspires an informed
appreciation of the legal system by allowing students the
opportunity to sort through the raw material of a case and prepare
it for trial. In preparing both the plaintiff and the
defense, students learn federal rules of evidence, courtroom
protocol and procedure, and the challenges of bringing one's case
before a court. BA has won the regional four times and
regularly places in the top tier of competitors. Mock Trial
program students gain a new and deeper understanding and respect
for due process as they develop their arguments and build their
Mu Alpha Theta (Math)
The Brookfield Academy Math Club offers opportunities to enhance
more sophisticated problem-solving ability. Members solve and
discuss problems from various sources to prepare for Wisconsin Math
League Competitions, the American Mathematics Competitions, the
American Invitational Mathematics Examination, the United States of
America Mathematics Olympiad, and the American Regions Math
KnightWatch is the Brookfield Academy Upper School
newspaper. Students write and edit articles, take
photographs, design page layouts, make and fold copies, and deliver
papers to mailboxes.
Are you interested in science topics not covered in your regular
classes, or maybe there's a topic from your class that you want to
pursue further? Do you want to test your science knowledge
against other students by participating in various
competitions? Then Science Club is for you. Topics for
discussion and evaluation are chosen by the club so you have direct
input on what you would like to pursue and accomplish. The
main goal is to foster an appreciation of science and technology
among students while also promoting and showing others how fun and
exciting science can be.
The main purpose of the Upper School Service Club is "to build
character through service." Students organize activities from
food drives to community clean-up.
While giving, serving, and inspiring, students become ready to
take on more meaningful roles as productive citizens.
SMART Team (Science)
Spanish Club gives Upper School students the opportunity to
practice the language, expand the student's knowledge of the
Hispanic culture, and be able to participate in community service
activities focused in the Latino communities.
In Spanish Club, the students also enhance the main celebrations
of the Hispanic countries, getting the school to participate in
events such as Language Week, Cinco de mayo, independence days in
South America, and churros and jarritos snack sales. The students
also have the opportunity to listen to guest speakers from
well-known universities, learn how to dance salsa, design an
official club T-shirt, watch popular movies and listen to
music in Spanish, as well as to visit Latino restaurants and stores
and to attend Spanish plays at Carroll University, La Casa de
Esperanza, and The Latino United Community Center.
The student council helps share students' ideas, interests, and
concerns. It also helps to raise funds for school-wide activities,
including social events and community projects.
Anabasis, the Brookfield Academy all-school yearbook,
has a long and proud tradition. Each year, a dedicated group
of students from the Middle School and the Upper School puts
together the book of memories, photographs, and text.
Students learn design skills, business acumen, staff management,
and perseverance, all while having fun.