For more than 80 years, BGA students and faculty have been assigned to the Greer or Plato literary society, creating an academic and athletic rivalry that is central to BGA's day-to-day school life beginning in fourth grade. The year-long competition between the societies culminates each year with divisional Tug of Wars. The Middle School Tug is held in late spring across the creek that winds through our Glen Echo Campus.
Central to Middle School student life is the leadership of the Eighth-Grade Student Council. Comprised of a president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer, the role of this group is to represent the student body, promote understanding between students and faculty, and encourage interest in school activities. The Student Council leads assemblies, promotes community service, organizes social activities, and puts on special events such as the Fall Carnival and Greer-Plato competitions.
Our Middle School clubs and organizations meet biweekly and have a faculty adviser who offers guidance and mentoring throughout the school year. Clubs offered can differ by semester based on student and faculty ideas and interests. Recent clubs include:
Arts & Crafts
Chess & Checkers
Positive Quotes Poster