Extra-Curricular Activities

Scriptorium Hall offers several extra-curricular activities: Shakespeare Day (both semesters), Gryphon Guild (both semesters), Britain Society (young ladies only), Dickens Day & Victorian Ball (fall semester), and a Highland Games & Ceilidh (spring semester). These events are low cost (or in some cases, free) and open to homeschool students in the Chattanooga area as well as Scriptorium students and alumni.

Shakespeare Day

Each semester, Scriptorium Hall hosts a one-day reading of a Shakespeare play. Students learn the historical and literary context of the play, discuss key questions related to the play, taste Renaissance foods, and dance Renaissance dances.

Gryphon Guild

Each semester, Scriptorium Hall hosts a one-day study and re-enactment of a famous historical battle. Students learn about the historical, geographical, and strategic context of the battle; taste period foods; and try on replica armor or uniforms in addition to re-enacting the battle.

Britain Society

For young ladies only. Scriptorium Hall hosts a monthly English tea and discussion of works on British history or works of British literature. Students choose their own books and report on their readings. The ladies of the Britain Society practice traditional dances and songs of the British Isles and—depending on availability—perform the prelude and postlude for each Defense Day.

Dickens Day & Victorian Ball (fall)

At the close of the fall semester, Scriptorium hosts Dickens Day – a reading of Dickens’ Christmas Carol. The event includes a European or British feast, traditional caroling, and a ball of English and Scottish country dancing.

Highland Games & Ceilidh (spring)

Please visit the Highland Games & Ceilidh page for detailed information.

Olympic Games (fall)

Please visit the Olympic Games page for detailed information.