Appleby's co-curricular requirements change substantially from the Middle to Upper School. Students are required to participate in three reporting periods of sports and at least one after-school club – which counts towards their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award. Competitive and instructional sports take place after school each day (except Thursdays) and some Saturdays. Clubs run Mondays, Period 7 and after school on Thursdays.
The students' service commitment also increases to 25 hours. Students can complete their service either through school activities or outside the school. A wide variety of teams, clubs and activities are available to suit the students' interests and to help them achieve their co-curricular requirements.
Upper School students must take three reporting periods of sports. Students have increased opportunities to participate as integral parts of instructional and competitive teams. There is also an excellent choice of lifestyle-related activities, and students are expected to take an increased responsibility for personal fitness and well-being, goal-setting and a full commitment to their chosen sport. Emphasis on skill development and teamwork continues, and leadership and initiative emerge as important aspects of competing as part of an Appleby team.
Three reporting periods of sports (one Fall exemption will be given to participate in the Upper School Play co-curricular)
One arts club (mandatory attendance for Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award)
25 hours of service
Application forms for exemption from any of the above requirements are to be submitted to the Assistant Head of School, Co-curricular Programs.
Upper School students have the opportunity to hone their leadership skills while sharing their growing expertise with their peers. Students can sit on academic, art, athletic, service, grade band and international councils, tutor their peers and take a leading role in a wide range of clubs.