An important part of learning takes place outside the classroom. A wide variety of activities are enjoyed by Coe-Brown students.

Inter-Scholastic Athletics

Coe-Brown competes in Class I athletics for men and women. Consistent winning records attest to the strong support of the student body, staff and community. Visit our Athletics section for more information.

Fall Sports: Mid-August to November

  • Girls’ Soccer: Varsity and J.V.
  • Boys’ Soccer: Varsity, J.V. and Reserve
  • Girls’ Volleyball: Varsity and J.V.
  • Girls’ Cross Country: Varsity and J.V.
  • Boys’ Cross Country: Varsity and J.V.
  • Varsity Golf: Boys and Girls

Winter Sports: November 1 to February

  • Girls’ Basketball: Varsity, J.V. and Reserve
  • Boys’ Basketball: Varsity, J.V. and Reserve
  • Girls’ Winter Track: Varsity
  • Boys’ Winter Track: Varsity
  • Boys’ Hockey
  • Girls’ Swimming
  • Boys’ Swimming
  • Girls’ Gymnastics

Spring Sports: Mid-March to June

  • Softball: Varsity and J.V.
  • Baseball: Varsity and J.V.
  • Boys’ Track: Varsity and J.V.
  • Girls’ Track: Varsity and J.V.
  • Boys’ Tennis: Varsity and J.V.
  • Girls’ Tennis: Varsity and J.V.
  • Boys’ Volleyball
Co-curricular Clubs & Organizations

The Academy offers many special interest activities and clubs for students. The following organizations are currently active and serving the school and community. Additional clubs may be added as student interest arises.

BIBLE CLUB: Student led group which gives students an opportunity to have fellowship together through signing, prayer, “get to know you” games, and Bible study. Open to all! Faculty contact person: : Ms. Carrie Kennedy, Room 102, (Mrs. Laurie Foster will be helping when she can.)
Meets Wednesday mornings at 7:00 am in Room 102.

BOYS A CAPPELLA GROUP/GIRLS A CAPPELLA GROUP/SHOW CHOIR: Membership in the CBNA Chorus is a prerequisite unless otherwise cleared by the director. Rehearsal times (always outside of school day) and performances will be determined from semester to semester based on the composition of the groups and their abilities.

DRAMA CLUB: The Drama Club is open to all students interested in the performing arts. Two major productions are scheduled each year to provide students with a variety of experience in the production of plays. In addition, there are opportunities for students to work on student directed one act plays, to attend statewide drama festivals and to participate in improvisation groups.

FILM CLUB: The Film Club provides an outlet for students wanting to develop or improve their filmmaking skills. Advisors provide insight, examples and anecdotes to help the filmmakers refine their own ideas, productions and overall quality. Occasional CBNA film competitions incite the members to make films and to focus on certain techniques. Finished products are watched during club meetings. The final goal is to submit an end-of-the-year project to the New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival, a festival showcasing New Hampshire’s best high school films.

INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN SOCIETY: Coe-Brown students have the opportunity tobecome members of the International Thespian Society, an organization that recognizes theatre students for their excellent participation in theatre related activities. Induction to ITS is available to students once per year, based on specific criteria related to excellent work in theatre productions.

JAZZ BAND: Rehearsals for Jazz Ensemble normally begins after Pep Band has concluded. Instrumentation is based on the traditional Big Band set-up i.e.; trumpets (5) trombones (4) saxes (5) and rhythm section consisting of piano, bass, guitar, and drums. Preference will be given to members of the CBNA Band Program and audition will be held as necessary. The Jazz Band is an advanced level group. Students are expected to be at all rehearsals and performances and to prepare outside of rehearsals. Repertoire will be chosen from all categories of Jazz including Swing, Latin, Ballads, and Jazz-Rock.

LITERARY MAGAZINE: The literary/art magazine Paragon is published yearly in May. The goal is to present in a professional manner the very best of student generated literary, visual and academic work produced during the current school year. The magazine staff is composed of students and advisors who meet on a weekly basis throughout the school year. Being on the staff provides experience in writing, marketing, editing, graphic design, and layout. Preparations to ready the magazine are done by the magazine staff on networked computers. The magazine has garnered national awards each year from Columbia Scholastic Press Association and National Council
of Teachers of English.

MATH TEAM: The Math Team is open to any student in a college prep math course. Coe-Brown competes in the Southeastern Conference Math League and the State of New Hampshire Mathalon.

NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY (NAHS): Designed by the National Art Education Association for high school students in grades 10, 11 and 12, for the purpose of inspiring and recognizing those students who have shown an outstanding ability in art. The NAHS strives to aid its members in working toward the attainment of their highest potential in art areas, and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community. The student’s art instructor nominates candidates and the student will follow up with an application and a portfolio review. Criteria for membership emphasize outstanding artistic scholarship and service to the school and community through the
development of artistic endeavors together with a strong moral character. Students who have completed one year of secondary art instruction are eligible for selection and shall have maintained a minimum art scholarship of a “B” grade or higher.

NATIONAL FRENCH HONOR SOCIETY: In 1996, CBNA founded a local chapter of the National French Honor Society (Societe Honoraire de Francais) sponsored by the American Association of the Teachers of French (AATF). The Societe aims to stimulate interest in the study of French, to award high scholastic achievement and to promote international friendship. To be eligible for membership, a student must be enrolled in the second semester of French II (or above)  and must have maintained an A-average or higher in French during the semester of selection as well as a cumulative average of A (based on grades of three proceeding semesters) and a B-average or higher in all other subjects.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY: The National Honor Society is a leader among organizations and societies that promote appropriate recognition for students who reflect outstanding accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership and service. Membership is often regarded as a valid indicator that the student will succeed in life and particularly in studies at the post secondary level. Students are elected to the Honor Society by the faculty.

NATIONAL LATIN HONOR SOCIETY: In 2000, CBNA established a chapter of the National Latin Honor Society for the sole purpose of recognizing exemplary performance in the study of Latin. Students who have completed Latin II and are currently enrolled in Latin III are chosen based on grades and dedication to the study of the Latin language.

OPERATION KINDNESS: Operation Kindness has been a club at CBNA since 1999. It is open to all students. Its goal is to promote kindness in the school and community. A random act of kindness is done for others without expecting anything in return. One example is the surprise gift baskets that are given throughout the year. Students also individually find ways to do helpful things for others which they share at their meetings. “One of the hardest things to give away is kindness, it usually comes back to you.”

PEER HELPERS: A select group of upper-classmen chosen to represent CBNA at various schoolwide events. Peer Helpers sponsors the 8th grade Lock-In, provide tutorials to the Strafford and Northwood Elementary School students, and takes part in other CBNA and community-based charitable activities. These students also serve as CBNA ambassadors to new and transfer students, and mentor students who are struggling academically and/or socially. Meetings are held weekly, and attendance is mandatory. Membership: Juniors and Seniors are chosen through an application a nd interview process. Qualifications for membership include, good academic standing (passing at least 4 courses), positive references, no discipline issues, no attendance issues, abstinence from drugs and/or alcohol, and an overall good character. Faculty Contacts: Tara Tenasco ( and Jennifer Cox (, Guidance Counselors.

PEP BAND: The CBNA Pep Band provides musical support to our basketball program. Rehearsals begin in the fall and students who sign-up need to make a commitment for the entire season. Typically this involves games during the February vacation. The Pep Band will perform at home games of both the men and women’s’ basketball teams and selected tournament games. Band students are highly encouraged to participate as it gives the Band program great exposure and offers students the opportunity to perform popular music in a casual setting.

PROJECT SEARCH: Project SEARCH is a collaborative program between the University of New Hampshire and area high schools designed for advanced high school students. The program provides an on-campus, intellectually challenging experience for academically motivated juniors and seniors. Goals of the program include fostering positive attitudes toward the exploration of new and challenging ideas as well as providing a forum where high school students can interact with each other in a series of challenging interdisciplinary seminars and discussions. SEARCH is an “honors” program in that students invited to participate must meet a series of academic and social
criteria and must be recommended by their teachers.

SCIENCE CLUB: The Science Club provides an opportunity for students interested in exploring science at a level beyond that of the classroom. Areas such as ecology, meteorology, robotics, model rockets, computer applications, chemistry and electronics may be explored
on an individual basis with the help from the advisers.

SELECT CHORUS: This elite group is chosen at the beginning of the school year through an audition process. Membership in the CBNA Chorus is a prerequisite. The number of people chosen will range from 12 to 20 depending on what is needed to achieve balance. The Select Chorus rehearses every Tuesday, with alternating times of 2:40 to 3:15 and 6:30 to 8:30 PM and attendance is expected. A wide range of musical styles is explored from Renaissance to Contemporary. Performance dates include the two major concerts and singing the National
Anthem at Basketball games as well as other special events that developing during the school year.

SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY: In 1999, CBNA established a local chapter of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. The Sociedad purposes to stimulate interest in the study of Spanish, to award high scholastic achievement and to promote communication in Spanish throughout life.

STUDENT COUNCIL: Three elected representatives from each class make up the Student Council. In fostering and coordinating student activities, the Council fulfills an essential part of student life.

THE HONOURABLE SOCIETY FOR PHILOCUBISM: The Honourable Society for Philocubism is dedicated to the experience and exploration of games in all their myriad forms: board games, card games, and (above all others) role-playing games. It is comprised of the most varied and inventive individuals: theatrical and enthusiastic role-players, intense and dedicated gamers, explorers of the exciting unknown, and artisans of unparalleled creativity. The Society’s chief purpose is the providence of these members with unparalleled enjoyment through the media of tabletop gaming, allowing them to craft unique persons and explore fantastical realms of the imagination in an activity that is equal parts social, intellectual, and artistical. It is open to all manner of persons who find themselves drawn to this sort of experience, be it through curiosity or familiarity, and likewise is it open to the possibility of all styles and genres of game that its members may wish to pursue. At its heart, it is a society for the honourable furthermore of Philocubism: the most profound love of games involving dice.

ULTIMATE CLUB: Ultimate isn’t just a fast-action sport with flying discs; it is frame of mind. This inclusive club teaches players the rules of the game and fosters teamwork, team unity, respect for each other and respect for the game. It is a great way to get great exercise while having fun.

YEARBOOK: Chronicle, our yearbook, is the record of our aspirations and accomplishments. The yearbook staff works all year long with their advisor to collect, collate, edit and lay out an annual record of excellent quality.

YOUNG ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATES (YEA): The Young Environmental Activists provides students with an opportunity to explore and to improve the local environment. Projects have included paper-recycling, road-cleanups, fundraising for senior scholarships, helping local land organizations with projects, designing a club t-shirt, pizza and movie parties, hikes and trail cleanups.

YOUTH 2 YOUTH: Youth 2 Youth is a youth empowerment group focused on educating and spreading awareness about the risks of underage drinking and drug use. The group meets weekly and students are provided with the background information needed to develop an understanding of the problems related to alcohol and drug use. Students are then provided with the skills needed to take action and cause change such as learning presentation or media production skills. Lastly, students are provided the opportunity to use the skills in the real world through classroom presentations, conferences, community awareness events, or the media. The opportunity to take action and effect change is where the empowerment process is completed. Students in all grades are welcome to join and the weekly meetings are mandatory.

Inter-Curricular Organizations

THE NATIONAL FFA ORGANIZATION: (formerly known as the Future Farmers of America) The FFA is an organization for those students interested in a career in the industry of agriculture and related technologies. Members conduct and are engaged in activities to
increase not only their knowledge of agriculture, but also to increase their abilities in leadership, citizenship, and cooperation. The largest and most active of the student organizations, the Coe-Brown Academy chapter of the FFA has consistently won distinction at regional,
state, and national levels. A wide variety of activities keep members busy throughout the school year. Some major projects include greenhouse production, citrus sale, spring and fall interscholastics and FFA State Convention. Members must be concurrently enrolled in an Agricultural Education course.

FAMILY, CAREER AND COMMUNITY LEADERS OF AMERICA: (Formerly known as FHA) The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy chapter was established in 1947. FCCLA combines peer education, individual achievement, and community projects to promote character development, creative and critical thinking, inter-personal communication, practical knowledge and the skills needed to enhance one’s life. Membership is required of current students and any student who has been enrolled in at least one Family & Consumer Studies course is
invited to belong.

FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA (FBLA): The Coe-Brown Academy chapter of the FBLA is designed to complement any business course by applying what has been learned to state competitions in various business skills. The Chapter is open to any student who has completed a full year in a business course with a “C” average or better. The Chapter offers a variety of activities in different categories to meet state requirements. Also included are two conferences: the Fall and Spring Leadership Conference. It is guaranteed to be fun and rewarding.