We often say that the best leaders are the ones without a title. Our students grow into strong leaders over time here at the Abbey. Whether students serve as captains of a team, organizers of a new club, tutors, or Prefects, they naturally grow into leadership roles empowered by the characteristics true to our mission of reverence, respect, and responsibility. All of our students are leaders in their own right and we seek to cultivate those skills as they grow in knowledge and grace at Portsmouth Abbey.

While we emphasize that being a leader does not require a title, our students do take on more formal responsibilities including:

  • Team Captain
  • Club Founder/Organizer
  • Red Key Head
  • International Student Leader
  • Honor or Disciplinary Committee Member
  • Peer Tutor
  • Altar Server
  • House Representative
  • Class Representative
  • Stage Crew Manager
  • Head Boy/Girl
  • Prefect


Student ClubsLove to cook? Play an instrument? Budding investigative reporter? Future filmmaker? We offer a variety of ways for you to get involved and be a leader, no matter where your interests lie. A small sample list of our clubs shows the depth and breadth of available activities:

Astronomy & Photography Club
The Beacon Student Newspaper
Chess Club
Chemistry Club
Culinary Arts Club
Debate Club
Film Club
Human Rights Club
Mental Health Club
Mind & Market Club
Model United Nations
Operation Smile
Pickleball Club
Robotics Club
Science Magazine (Arscientia)
Ski Club
Social Committee
Spiritual Life/Lectio Divina
Student Council
Yoga Club