Clubs & Organizations

Student Activities

All students are welcome to apply to any of the clubs and activities listed below!

Students interested in starting a new activity or group should contact any teacher they would like to be their adviser.

Art Club

Open to all Mather students interested in fine arts, decorative arts or design, Art Club is a creative space for students to work on a broad range of projects. The club's structure emphasizes student choice. Artists can work on their own unique project or they can take part in planned projects. Ms. DiClerico works with select students on college portfolio development. Art Club also has regularly scheduled visits to museums and galleries.

See Ms. DiClerico for more information about joining.

Board Games

Every Thursday, students and staff on the Board Games Club meet to have fun playing board games and and enhance their logical thinking skills. They play everything from Katan to Virtual 8-ball Pool.

See Mr. Mintz or Ms. Bruder for more information about joining.


Branching Out Program

Branching Out New York City School Year Program provides young people between the ages 14-24 the opportunity, during the school year, to explore resource stewardship practices through a variety of educational workshops and hands-on field experiences. Youth participants provide support to New York City and Boston-area parks and are engaged in training sessions to address ongoing landscape stewardship projects. Throughout the year, youth also continue to build professional development skills and explore career and education pathways. This school year, five Mather students, ranging from sophomores to seniors got the opportunity to participate in the Branching Out School Year Program.

Applications for the  Branching Out & Building Up Summer 2019 program are now available. Click here to apply.

Contact Ms. U. Williams for more information.

Cooking Club

Culinary Arts Club, also known as Cooking Club, comes together to create delicious, easy to make recipes that everyone loves! We cook breakfast, lunch and dinners that can be put together in about 30 minutes. Best of all, we get together to have fun and eat!

See Ms. Burgher for more information about joining.

Chess Club

This club gives students the chance to practice the game of Chess on two giant size chessboards. Participants are all different levels and learn from each other's experience. Students can get community service for teaching others how to play. The club plays a year-end competition.

See Ms. Barsom for more information about joining.

Film Club

Film Club is a Media Arts program that focuses on film, photo, and video. Our student filmmakers make movies from scratch and get advice from professional filmmakers. The program culminates in the DCTV Film Festival in June.

See Mr. Zegarra for more information about joining.

Green Team

Mather's Green Team is an eco sustainability club that works to reduce waste and make Mather a greener place through service learning projects!

See Ms. Berg or Ms. Wagner for more information about joining.

Love is Love

Love is Love is a safe space group that includes students who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, etc) community, as well as those who identify as allies. All are welcome! Our goals are to encourage open, supportive communication around LGBTQ+ issues and to visibly contribute to improving our school community.

See Ms. Steffens or Ms. Martini for more information about joining.


Led by Mr. Zegarra, this group of talent entertains Mather events, such as Mather Gather and Spirit Week. They write music to create their own songs and play covers.

See Mr. Zegarra for more information about joining.

MMA Club

At MMA Club we seek to build our bodies and minds through meditation and physical exercise.

See Mr. Adamec for more information about joining.

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

See Ms. Abate or Ms. Anglim for more information about joining.


Navy Junior ROTC (NJROTC) at Graphics Campus is a 275 cadet unit whose goal is to provide students with fundamentals in citizenship and leadership. Students learn to contribute through community service to both veteran and community based organizations. They learn to lead through advancement within the unit, where they are given greater levels of responsibility, both in personnel and organizational management.

See Lt. Cmdr. Dash for more information about joining.

Senior Events Committee

Senior Planning committee is a place where students create their footprint on the events and planning for senior year in order to build morale and excitement around these awesome senior activities.

See Ms. Bruder or Ms. Dobarganes for more information about joining.

Student Ambassadors

Mather Ambassadors are the models of our community. They represent Mather at recruitment fairs, assisting with visitors, helping teachers around the school, and participating in outside service opportunities. Last year, Ambassadors organized a Winter Food Drive and collected over 200 pounds of food for the City Harvest Food Bank. Every year, Ambassadors are the organizers of the Annual Winter Wishes gift collection and delivery. This year, Mather's Student Ambassadors won Gold Ribbon School at the NYC Students in Action Public Service Pitch Day, sponsored by the Multiplying Good – Jefferson Awards Foundation.

See Ms. Dobarganes for more information about joining.