Upper School Student Life


Making Waves Academy (MWA) Upper School participates in interscholastic athletics through our participation in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), North Coast Section (NCS), and Bay Counties League (BCL) division within the Bay Area Conference. Athletic opportunities exist for various sports in each season: Co-ed Cross Country, Girls Volleyball, Boys Soccer in fall; Girls and Boys Basketball and Cheer in winter; and Co-ed Track, Girls Softball, Boys Baseball, Boys Volleyball, Girls Soccer in spring. The Middle School offers Volleyball, Basketball, Ultimate Frisbee, and Soccer currently and hopes to add more sports in the coming years.


Upper School clubs allow students to practice leadership and advocacy. Faculty/staff advisors support club leaders as they take on and accomplish goals for the club. The active clubs for the 2018-2019 school year were:

  • American Sign Language (ASL) Club
  • Art Club
  • Associated Student Body
  • Baseball Fan Club
  • Black Student Union
  • Brain and Psychology Club
  • Cinema Club
  • Coding Club
  • Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
  • Girls’ Olympic Weightlifting
  • Intramural Club
  • Journalism & Media Club
  • Junior Committee
  • Kiwins
  • Life Hacks
  • Maker Club
  • Music Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Sangre Latina
  • Senior Committee
  • Sophomore Committee
  • Ultimate Frisbee Club
  • Yearbook Club

Nutrition (Holistic Support and Services)

Making Waves Academy (MWA) adheres to and practices healthy meals and snack offerings throughout the day for breakfast, lunch, and breaks.

Mental Health (Holistic Support and Services)

Students can receive one-on-one clinical services from licensed and trained psychologists through a long-standing service provider partner. In addition, this provider runs various student groups where both Middle and Upper School students are able to discuss various topics and issues. The upper school also employs a full-time social worker who provides direct support to students and families in both the upper school and middle school.

Academic Support (Holistic Support and Services)

Making Waves Academy (MWA) focuses the attention of all faculty and staff on academic achievement for all students. To this end, various levels of MWA faculty, staff, administrator, and service provider time is spent on identifying ways to address and support student achievement for all students.