Student Life

Student Life

At Kenston Forest School, we understand that much of a student’s life happens outside the classroom. Our extensive range of extracurricular activities ensures that students in grades six through twelve have ample opportunities to grow and develop beyond their academic pursuits.

Extracurricular Activities

Students can participate in a variety of athletics, numerous clubs, academic-oriented programs, leadership opportunities, and service-oriented programs. These activities are designed to complement their academic journey, fostering well-rounded development and community engagement.

For current and updated news regarding Student Life, visit our Facebook Page – Kenston Forest.


Our school counselor, Mrs. Angie Calhoun, provides a listening ear and support for students’ personal concerns that impact their emotional and mental health. This includes issues such as academic and nonacademic-related stress, peer relationships, family concerns, and any other issues that interfere with students’ daily functioning.

Student Organizations & Clubs

The following clubs and organizations are open to all students in grades 8-12. Participation in these clubs provides students with valuable community service opportunities and helps develop leadership skills.

National Honor Society:

The Kenston Forest chapter of the National Honor Society promotes scholarship, service, leadership, and character among Upper School students. Members are key in upholding the Honor Code and conducting Honor Council proceedings.

    • Faculty Sponsors: Shanley Dorin and Noel Stallard

Student Government Association (SGA):

The SGA collaborates with administration and faculty to promote the welfare of the school. It organizes school assemblies, student carnivals, festivals, cultural events, and elections.

    • Faculty Sponsor: Contact school office

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA):

FCA is a student-led organization that encourages spiritual development and community support. It is open to all students, not just athletes.

    • Faculty Sponsor: Frannie Schwabenton


Forensics activities, sponsored by the Association of Virginia Academies (AVA), include public speaking, monologue presentation, poetry reading, and more for both Lower and Upper School students.

    • Volunteer Sponsors: Nancy Hawthorne, Erin Duncanson, Sallie Ann Buchanan (Lower School)
    • Faculty Sponsor: Contact school office (Upper School)

Interact Club:

A Rotary-sponsored service organization focused on community, country, and global service projects.

    • Faculty Sponsor: Frannie Schwabenton

Pep Club:

The Pep Club promotes school spirit and supports Kenston athletics by filling bleachers at games and organizing spirit events.

    • Faculty Sponsor: Contact school office

Scholastic Bowl:

Sponsored by the AVA, the Scholastic Bowl team competes academically with other schools in the association.

    • Faculty Sponsor: Helene Houts


This program, sponsored by the Virginia YMCA, educates students on state government through Model General Assembly (MGA) and Model Judiciary (MJ) programs.

    • Faculty Sponsor: Lori Bacon, Head of School

Kenston Forest School offers a supportive and enriching environment where students can thrive both academically and personally. We invite all students to take advantage of the myriad opportunities available through our extracurricular programs to enhance their school experience. For more information about our student life, visit our Facebook Page – Kenston Forest.