Student Clubs and Organizations

Skype Kenya

ESMS students develop friendships with students at our sister school, The Red Rose School in the Kibera slums of Nairobi, Kenya.  Students meet at 8:00am twice a week, connecting with their friends 7000 miles away via the Internet.  The Skype Kenya Club provides an exchange of ideas and information as well as a cultural connection through songs and poetry.  Each ESMS student is assigned one or more pen pals to email during the year.

The ESMS Student Council and the Skype Kenya Moms (an offshoot of the student program) raise money to fund scholarships for our friends in Kenya to attend high school.  They also collect and send soccer equipment to Kibera.

 Combined photos  of ESMS' sister school in Kenya - photo of students and their school building 

Other Recent Clubs

Model U.N. is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate students about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy, and the agenda of the real United Nations.  Students role play in a simulated session of the U.N.

A faculty member leads our ESMS chapter of this worldwide organization, open to 7th and 8th graders only.  Applicants are often screened, based on an essay and short interview.  Model U.N. meets twice weekly from 3:40-4:40pm, beginning in September and continuing until mid-spring.  Participating students must attend both days.  The Model U.N. program culminates in the Model U.N. International Conference, comprising thousands of students.


The ESMS Chess Team is open to all chess enthusiasts, whether you're a beginner or a chess master.  Our team hone their skills weekly, after school, with matches to be announced with other middle school students around the city.  Our chess players have earned trophies at several recent NYC and New York State tournaments.