L’Alliance Francaise promotes an appreciation of francophone culture by sponsoring various activities including French film evenings, crepe sales, petanque tournaments, outings to French restaurants and guest speakers. L'Alliance Francaise also sponsors the French activities during the extended day program on the Wornall campus, and it raises money for francophone humanitarian causes by selling concessions at the upper school musical concession each year.
The Art Club promotes interest in and supports the visual arts. Activities include extracurricular art-making; visits to galleries, museums and artists’ studios; art-based service projects; generating art exhibits and publicity to promote visual art at PHS.
The Asian Club promotes cultural diversity and explores Asian culture through cuisine, art, film and language.
Astronomy Club aims to educate students about the world around them by encouraging them to look up at the skies and think outside of the box. In addition to learning about ancient and recent astronomical discoveries, students will have numerous opportunities to explore the night sky using telescopes and other equipment. The club also provides a forum for discussion regarding physics and astronomy and allows students to discover concepts outside of the average curriculum.
AWARE informs and educates students about AIDS and other life threatening diseases. Members help organize fundraisers, assemblies and participation in the AIDS Walk.
The Book Club gives students the opportunity to choose books to read for pleasure and discuss them in a relaxed setting away from the rigors of the classroom. The club also plans and participates in community service projects such as book drives and reading to children.
Chess Club gives students the opportunity to learn and play chess in a relaxed, non-competitive environment. Weekly meetings allow students to learn new moves, play in teams and play a variety of chess games.
The purpose of Common Ground is to make students aware of cultural diversity as well as the connections that we all share. The club members represent many ethnicities and work with other cultural clubs to promote awareness. Common Ground has added one focus group - The Gay-Straight Alliance - to help foster the club’s goal of respect for all students.
The Cooking Club promotes the interest in culinary arts and styles of food through first-hand experiences. Through cooking, the club also encourages cultural diversity as a fundamental aspect of life. Club members are frequently engaged in community service cooking, fundraisers such as bake sales, and other various cooking opportunities such as observing professional chefs that foster the joy of cooking. The only prerequisite to join the club is a love for food!
The Environmental Club educates students about pressing environmental problems in the community and in the world and about what they can do to protect the environment locally and globally. Recycling on the Ward Parkway campus is a major club project.
Garden Club oversees the planting, watering, and harvesting of the Pembroke Hill Community Garden. Club members help plan, plant, tend and harvest organic produce three times a year (fall, spring and summer). The club combines all aspects of gardening with community activities that educate about and generate enthusiasm for gardening.
The International Club promotes better understanding among people of all nations by helping sponsor foreign exchange students at Pembroke Hill. The club organizes activities and provides funds to enhance the exchange students’ experiences. Additionally, the club promotes travel abroad opportunities for Pembroke Hill students and contributes funds to a scholarship for those wishing to travel.
International Thespian Society
Membership in the International Thespian Society is achieved through meritorious work in the dramatic arts, including acting, stage managing, set construction, lighting, sound, makeup and costuming. The Society produces the one-act plays, usually in the fall, and the Black and White Banquet honoring annual achievements in theater in the spring.
The purpose of the Latin Club is to promote awareness of the Latin language and Roman culture. The club is associated with the National Junior Classical League and participates in the Missouri JCL convention each spring.
The PHS Politics Club promotes political awareness and provides a forum for upper school students to discuss their political views. The club sponsors opportunities to learn more about various political issues and to participate in political events.
National Forensic League
This National Forensic League chapter was founded to promote the speech and debate program. It provides an opportunity for student leadership and participation in speech and debate and assists in tournament organization.
Peer Helpers provides its members with opportunities to participate in school-related activities that encourage students to interact with their peers in a positive and productive manner.
The Pep Club celebrates Raider spirit and supports all types of competition and activities. Pep Club organizes all homecoming events including Spirit Week, pep assembly and half-time crowning activities. The club also organizes the annual Color Wars events and the fall after-game mixer.
Photography/Film Club provides an opportunity for students to further explore their interest in both photography and film. Past activities have included trips to watch films, visits to local museums and galleries and hosting open darkroom times. The Photo/Film Club also seeks to gain community exposure through holding photography competitions, organizing film viewing on campus, and organizing student photography exhibitions at local Kansas City venues.
The Robotics Team is focused on competing in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). There are many facets to this competition and students may choose to participate in specific areas. Some of those are: robot design and build, programming, public relations, accounting, graphics design and computer graphics, web page design and build. Students will be expected to attend meetings, learn about the overall robotics competition, and spend after school and weekend time in building the robot or in their particular area on the project. The greatest time commitments for this team occur for six weeks beginning at the end of the first week in January with regional competition taking place in March or April. National competition takes place in late April.
Spanish Club promotes the importance and awareness of Spanish as a language and culture. The students participate in a variety of activities such as crafts, trivia games and dinners out to Hispanic restaurants. The club encourages students to become more aware of the Hispanic influence around us by promoting local activities and celebrations in the Kansas City area. Each year, the club helps a local Hispanic family in need during the holidays. The club is open to anyone interested in Spanish as a language or culture.
Upper School Student Government
The Student Government is composed of elected student representatives from each class, at-large representatives and class presidents and vice-presidents. The objectives and responsibilities of the student government are: maintaining open communications between faculty, administration and students; providing an opportunity for students to enhance the life of the school; and organizing student participation in the life of the community.
Student Government consists of the following elected officers: president (elected by the upper school students); president, vice-president, secretary/treasurer from each class; one elected representative from each class; three at-large members elected by the entire upper school student population - one of whom will be elected by voting members as vice president of Student Government and another secretary/treasurer of Student Government.
Youth In Government
The purpose of the Youth In Government program is to prepare high school students for responsible leadership in the American democratic process by providing guidance, training and experience in the theory and practice of determining public policy. Members enjoy leadership training experiences through the year including bill writing, judicial preparations and the state convention in Jefferson City, that includes a legislative program similar to the Missouri legislature. The local spring Model UN convention allows club members to address and debate real national issues.