4H Club

With an expansive network reaching every corner of the country, 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization. More than 6 million 4-H youth in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards and rural farming communities stand out among their peers: building revolutionary opportunities and implementing community-wide change at an early age. 4-H enables America’s youth to emerge as leaders through hands-on learning, research-based 4-H youth programs and adult mentorship, in order to give back to their local communities.

This club focuses exclusively on community service activities although there are leadership roles also available for the elected club officers who run the meetings. 4-H Club meets during homeroom on Thursdays.

Book Club

In Book Club, students read and discuss novels, short stories, poems and plays. Students have fun watching movie adaptations of books and plays they have read together. Book Club meets once a week at lunchtime. No outside reading is required to be a part of Book Club. All are welcome, don’t hesitate to join!

Chess Club

Members of the Chess Club gather weekly for friendly competition. They enjoy the intellectual stimulation that the game of chess provides and the strategic thinking that it requires. Members range in ability from beginners to experienced and skilled players. All students are invited and welcome to join.


Chorus at Coleman is a class during the school day, full year and you will receive 1 credit upon completion. Students will learn and perform a wide repertoire of music in four voice parts – soprano, alto, tenor, and bass – from Broadway show tunes to sacred music to pop/jazz to classical.  The chorus sings at all school Masses, Graduation and Baccalaureate, and presents an annual Christmas Concert and Spring Cabaret.  Students are required to be present for all rehearsals and events.

Driver Ed

Drivers Education is offered in the Fall and Spring provided enough students enroll. There is a 1 1/2 hour lecture class and a 1 1/2 hour driving class each week after school.


There are typically three dances held every year; Welcome Back Dance in September, Harvest Dance in October, and Valentine Dance in February. There is a cost to attend these dances, and students are allowed to bring a guest from another high school. All guests must have a permission slip signed by their parents and the school they attend.

There is a Junior and Senior prom held in the spring. Details are discussed by the class under the directions of the class officers, then approved by the administration.

French Club

The purpose of French club will be to promote French culture and provide authentic and intellectual French/Francophone experiences to its members. Club members will take place alternating between lunchtime and after school. Yearly visitations to museums, The United Nations, National Parks, New York city tours, Foreign films, fund raising, European tours and long-distance Skyping with other students of other Francophone nations will continue to enhance our French Club program.

Hiking Club

Experience the beauty of our Hudson Valley on local hikes, walks and kayak trips in all seasons. Visit mountains, hills, gorges, caves, waterfalls, microclimates, lakes, rivers, ponds and more. Experienced hikers and newbies are all welcome to join in on the adventures! Everyone must provide their own transportation or carpool to the preserves. Bring snacks, water and wear proper hiking shoes. Sign up in Mr. McCabe’s room.

Literary Magazine

“The Burning Bush”: The vision for the Literary Magazine will be a creative outlet for students and an enjoyable publication for fellow classmates, faculty and family to read. We wish to see writing, photography and art from talented teens and faculty in the magazine.

Mock Trial

Mock trial is  an extracurricular club in which students participate in rehearsed trials to learn about the legal system in a competitive manner. Students compete against other schools in the area and then have the opportunity to compete at Regional and State levels.  Students prepare roles from a case distributed by the NY Bar Association.  They take on both attorney and witness roles. 

Musical Theatre

Coleman performs two musicals a year, one in the Fall and one in the Spring. Auditions are open to all students. Students are also needed for Stage Crew, Sound and Lights. Visit our Musical Theatre page for more information, pictures, and videos.

The National Honor Society is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its inception in 1921.

Applications are given to juniors meeting the academic and community service standards. Students are inducted into the National Honor Society in the Fall of their Junior year.
Spanish Club

The Spanish Club members get together once a week. In a very relaxed environment, they chat about cultural and social topics of different Spanish-speaking countries, usually bringing up current news that happen in their societies. Sometimes they undertake activities to raise funds to help needed people in developing countries. Very often, they have a lot of fun preparing and sharing traditional dishes.

Student Government

Each class - Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior and Senior, elect class officers. Class meetings are held periodically regarding school activities and fundraisers.

Coleman’s yearbook club and adviser Lynne Callahan produce a full color, 120 page yearbook each year. Students who wish join yearbook can be involved in every aspect of production such as taking photographs, designing and creating pages, and editing. Meetings take place at least every other week September-March. Students also have the opportunity to work on yearbook tasks throughout the school day during homeroom or study hall. Visit our Yearbook page for more information.