Clubs and Organizations

Latin's numerous clubs, organizations, and societies help students discover or further develop skills and interests that they can enjoy for the rest of their lives.  CLS offers a wide variety of clubs and organizations, from academic and service organizations to special-interest and athletic clubs.  Students are encouraged to contact the faculty to create their own clubs if their interests lie beyond those currently offered.

Academic Team

Academic competition provides a public forum to showcase academic excellence and places academic achievement in a position of prestige. Through local and regional competition, members are able to represent the academic proclivity and advancement for which our student body is uniquely known.  Latin School has teams in Varsity, Junior Varsity and Freshman levels and is also a member of the Northern Kentucky Academic League.  

Band* and Strings

This ensemble group performs in a variety of events both on campus and in visiting performances. Students study the elements of music, from practice technique to ensemble skills and much more. This group largely serves as a platform for students to showcase the skills they have developed outside the classrooms. Students are highly encouraged to take concurrent lessons privately. Adviser: Mr. Webber

Chess Club

The Chess Club offers a forum for people to meet, discuss but principally, to play chess. Boards and pieces are provided for recreational play at all meetings. The club also acts as a resource for those interested in learning chess.  All levels of play are welcome from novices to experts. Adviser: Mr. Syfert


The award-winning Covington Latin School Choir performs in our weekly Mass in the St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, as well as in numerous other events on campus and in visiting performances.  An impressive number of students of all ages perform both in the group and in supporting instrumental music.  All interested students are encouraged to join, regardless of previous experience.  Adviser: Ms. Little

The Dardanian

Charged with developing the annual yearbook, The Dardanian, members seek to record and present the events of the school year in a meaningful, comprehensive and visually appealing manner. Members develop desktop publishing, editorial, design and proofreading skills in addition to deepening their understanding of the many facets of CLS.  Adviser: Mrs. Apollonio

Debate Club

The Debate Club allows students the opportunity to learn the art of persuasion, hone in on research skills and gain experience with public speaking.  Students will have the opportunity to argue in favor of and in opposition to different topics, including controversial topics and current events, and will gain the skills necessary to form a rational argument for either side.  For more information visit the debate club website. Adviser: Mrs. Gray

Drama Club

Virtually all students participate in Junior and Senior Drama but this group has been introduced for Freshmen and Sophomores interested in developing or pursuing interest in dramatic arts.  Performances range in scope and are performed on campus. Under faculty direction, students manage all aspects of stage production.  Adviser: Mr. Krebs

Earth Club

This group works to promote an increased awareness and understanding of environmental issues as they relate to the role of the individual. The purpose of the club is to create awareness on environmental issues such as recycling, conservation, preservation and restoration with emphasis on both educating the Covington Latin School community and participating in various activities which support these objectives. Adviser: Ms. Tewes

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

A nationally known business-oriented club for students with nine goals including increasing interest and understanding of the American business enterprise, the development of competent business leadership, the strengthening of student self-confidence, and the development of personal character. Adviser: Mr. Lane

History Club

The club promotes student interest in the appreciation and study of history as a subject. The goal of the club is to host discussions on historical topics, periods and events that go beyond the history curriculum and span diverse geographic areas and time periods. Adviser: Mr. Lane

Junior Classical League (JCL)

As the second largest student organization in the country, JCL's purpose is to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and to impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of Classical antiquity. The League is open to any student enrolled in Latin coursework and offers activities ranging from museum field trips, to state and national conventions. From Roman celebrations to oratory and costume contests, JCL offers a variety of fun and educational activities throughout the year. Advisers: Ms. Kusch 

The Leader

Our quarterly student newspaper attempts to provide a comprehensive and balanced view of school events, stressing those of primary interest to students. Reporters and editorial writers cover events and issues involving coursework, athletics and other aspects of student life, as well as issues confronting the entire Latin School community. Adviser: Ms. Couch

Literary Guild

Lit Guild, as it's commonly called, provides an opportunity to develop and pursue an interest in creative writing.  Membership encourages creative expression, literary interest and sharing work with a larger audience while becoming careful and critical readers and editors of others' work. The culmination of member endeavors is the annual literary magazine, Untitled Passages. Adviser: Dr. Jacobs

National Honor Society (NHS)

Juniors and Seniors that have achieved honors six or more times are invited to join Latin School's chapter of the National Honor Society. Prospective members must first complete an application summarizing their scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. Once accepted, members of the group meet monthly to tutor and participate in group service.  Click here to learn more. Adviser: Ms. Tewes

Photography Club

This group seeks to expand familiarity with photography technique from all different levels; from simple point-and-shoot cameras to professional DSLRs, as well as "iphoneography". We explore various different apps and programs for photo editing as well. Adviser: Mr. Finke

Pontifical Servers

Covington Latin School students have the privilege and honor to assist the Bishop of Covington as Pontifical Servers.  Our reverent young men and women serve at the Bishop's Sunday Masses, Lenten observances, Christmas Masses, the ordinations of priests and deacons, and the many Pontifical celebrations of the Mass. In service to the Bishop, the students come to realize that they are serving the people of the Diocese as well. Adviser: Mr. Iadipaolo

Pro-Life Club

This group consists of individuals with a deep-rooted concern for the consistent ethic of life.  The club encourages our school community to be aware of the many issues facing human life today. Activities include commitment to life through personal prayer, service and witness to pro-life beliefs and also organizes and participates in multiple events including the March for Life in Washington, D.C. Adviser: Ms. Baehr

Senior Drama

Nearly all Form IV students electively participate in the Senior performance, which ranges from year to year in scope and genre. Students stage their production in state-of-the-art technological amenities of the modern era. Aspiring thespians and those less dramatically inclined are encouraged alike to join. This group offers something for everyone. Adviser: Mr. Krebs

Ski Club

The Ski Club is designed to enable students to ski and snowboard during their tenure at CLS and to develop a larger appreciation of outdoor activity. All are welcomed to participate in the events sponsored by this club, regardless of one's ability. Adviser: Mr. Rosenbauer

Spanish Club

The mission of Spanish Club is to enhance students' knowledge of the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures. Spanish club members represent the Spanish language to our school and community. Activities include restaurant outings, guest speakers, films, crafts, and dancing. Open to all CLS students. Advisor: Mrs. Lindsay Skipper

Student Council

The Student Council is the voice of the student body. The purpose of this organization is to provide a vehicle for students to express their beliefs and opinions concerning various aspects of school life and offer suggestions for changes they deem appropriate. Members are elected annually by their peers. For more information, visit the student council site. Adviser: Miss Couch

T.E.A.M.S. (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science)

TEAMS participates in a national competition challenging students to apply math and science to solve real-world engineering scenarios.  Participation in TEAMS fosters creativity, critical thinking, teamwork and problem-solving skills.  The CLS chapter of TEAMS perpetually places in the top 25 high school teams in the nation. Adviser: Mr. Finke

*Since Band and Choir are ½ credit courses, they are not, strictly speaking, considered extracurricular activities.  They are included here to illustrate the broad array of enrichment activities available to our students and also due to the inherent nature of extracurricular practice.