Leadership Opportunities

Our community puts teenagers on the path to becoming thoughtful, bold, and compassionate leaders who are ready to be active citizens of the world.

Patiently working to manage a stubborn horse, volunteering to take extra group gear while backpacking in the Sierras, stepping up on the sports field to help out a teammate—these are the kinds of real responsibilities and personal challenges that provide them with the necessary tools to lead.

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  • Student Government

    Student government members at Thacher play an important role in nurturing our community values. Every class elects a president at the beginning of the year, who voices the thoughts and concerns of the class on School issues and rallies classmates around community events and discussions. The School Chair, a rising senior elected by fellow students in the spring every year, acts as the student leader of the School. She or he heads the Community Council, acts as a member of the Judicial Council, helps run regular all-school Assemblies, and works closely with the administration to ensure that the entire community is working together to achieve the goals for the year.
  • Judicial Council

    We believe our students are the key ingredient in fostering and strengthening Thacher’s uniquely supportive and healthy community. It’s why the Judicial Council, which hears all disciplinary cases and collectively selects a final verdict, is made up mostly of students who have been elected by their peers, plus a few faculty members. This means all students, from those who vote to those who serve on the Council, are invested in and responsible for upholding Thacher’s community standards.
  • Senior Prefects

    Seniors at Thacher are critical leaders and role models at the School. As Prefects, they’re also at the core of the residential system here on campus. They live in dorms with younger students; administer the rules; lead community discussions; and serve as important advisors, counselors, and friends.
  • Club & Organization Leaders

    Seniors also serve as essential leaders in the many clubs and organizations on campus, including things like the Environmental Action Committee, school newspaper, beekeeping club, event planning committee, and more. They have the experience and skills required to make things happen—and the wisdom to know when to step aside and let younger students take on new responsibilities.