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RKA offers a wide variety of extra curricular activities for our students in Grades 6-12, although some are applicable for a particular grade band only.



All students are encouraged to dress up for Spirit Weeks when they are announced for particular grades.  Spirit Weeks are used to celebrate special events, coincide with cultural months, or commemorate other calendar items.




RKA offers after school clubs to our students.  Students who actively participate in clubs earn Community Points.  Many of our clubs sponsor an event or produce a product to enhance our school.  


Some examples of clubs offered in recent years are:

  • Write to Roar- Literary and Arts

  • Photography Club

  • Black Student Union

  • Video Game Club

  • Minecraft Club

  • Poetry for Social Justice

  • Creative Writing 

  • Dungeons and Dragons

  • Debate Club

  • Mural Making Club

  • Chess

  • Band

  • Chorus

  • Key Club

  • Girls Incorporated

  • Anime

  • Theatre Lover’s Club

  • Gender Sexuality Alliance

  • Anime



Student Government/ Student Council


The RKA Student Government (HS) and Student Council (MS) operate in close conjunction with the RKA Administrative team.  Our student leaders are selected among their peers and help plan and execute many school activities.  They also provide feedback and suggestions to the RKA Administrative team.  The students who serve on the Student Government and Student Council have exemplary academic, attendance, and behavioral records, but most of all a true love of the school and a desire to work collaboratively to improve RKA.


Academic and Artistic Contests


RKA encourages our students to strive for greatness through our academic and artistic contests.  Some of these are school specific and some engage our students with other students in other schools. In school examples have included a Spelling Bee, Black History Essay Contest, Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest, March into Reading and Fall into Reading.  Science Olympiad and Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Contest showcase our students against other schools. Students also have an opportunity to submit pieces to arts contests such as the Bronx Borough Arts Fair and RKA’s Photography Contests.


Theatre and Talent Shows (through partnership with RNH @ RKA)


RKA and RNH @ RKA  partner to bring theatrical and performance opportunities to our students.  Auditions are held for all productions and announcements will be made so that all students who are interested have an opportunity to be involved in some way.  We are typically able to have a Fall drama, Spring musical, and a Spring Talent Show.


***RNH @ RKA Afterschool**


Our community partner, Riverdale Neighborhood House @ RKA, provides a no-cost after school program which includes homework help, and choice-based social, physical, artistic, academic, and cultural activities for students.  For information on enrollment families should contact RNH through their website: 

Spirit Weeks


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