Student Life

Student Organizations

National Junior and National Elementary Honor Societies

In collaboration with the National Junior Honor Society and the National Elementary Honor Society, The Weiss School recognizes and endorses students in elementary and middle school grades for their exceptional achievements in the areas of academic excellence, character and citizenship skills, leadership development, and community service.

The National Junior Honor Society is comprised of members who present strong principles and commendable character on a continuous basis. They are committed to service in the community by employing their individual abilities and skillfulness. The National Elementary and National Junior Honor Society members serve as role models for the rest of the student body to emulate.

The Lois Lowry Chapter of The National Elementary Honor Society of The Weiss School started its induction process in 2012. Abiding to the National Elementary Honor Society bylaws and guidelines, the two primary purposes are to 1) Recognize students who have achieved academic excellence and demonstrated responsibility in their lives and 2) Engage those students, through the work of the Chapter, in service and leadership development activities. Our Chapter takes pride in its active role and the impact it has in the surrounding community. Community organizations that The Weiss School National Elementary Honor Society has worked with includes the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Grandma’s Place, the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Student Council

Students who participate in The Weiss School Student Council learn the skill of collaboration, learn how the school functions as an educational institiution, and learn the importance of giving back to the community. Student Council officers learn to represent the interests of their fellow students, promote ethical behavior, honesty, fairness, and integrity, and interact with adult leaders. volunteer and fund raising activities and projects.

Officers of the Student Government are responsible for the following tasks:

  • Collectively brainstorming among their peers about various school improvements that they feel should be made
  • Council Cabinet meets with the Head of School to present improvement ideas for consideration
  • Reaching out to local and national organizations to involve the student body in various fundraising activities and community service projects 
  • Coordinating and hosting three middle school dances at the school throughout the year

Community Outreach Program

The Weiss School Community Outreach program provides Weiss School students the opportunity to make a positive impact on the surrounding community. This program introduces students to community services opportunities as they work together to identify areas of need in the community, the collection of resources, and distribution of resources to community members or organizations in need. 

At The Weiss School, we demonstrate how volunteering enhances the quality of life for our students and members of our community, as well as people in various parts of the world. Collaboration with other service organizations for activities and worldwide partnerships helps gifted students develop essential leadership qualities and skills necessary for their future social success.  

Examples of Community Outreach activities that have been conducted at The Weiss School include collecting holiday hats and books for the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital, raising money for prosthetic limbs for the We HelpTwo organization, organizing a food drive for The Homeless Coalition, collecting crayons for The Crayon Initiative, and selling Valentine’s Day flowers to benefit the Extended Hands Community Outreach program. 
    • National Elementary Honor Society lunch fundraiser

    • Dr. Brandt congratulates a new inductee into the National Junior Honor Society

    • Student Council members blow up balloons for a middle school dance

    • Student leaders and teachers make sandwiches to help others

    • Mr. Tripp and Weiss students work with students from the ELS Center, helping them make turtles out of clay and paint them

The Weiss School is a co-ed private school that serves gifted students in PreK-3 through 8th grade in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. A Weiss School education prepares students to think analytically and creatively, act socially responsible, live vigorously, and create imaginatively in a warm and supportive educational environment.