Student Life


Welcome to Sports, Clubs, and Activities!

The Performing Arts program at Pace Brantley School is dedicated to helping our students showcase their talents and grow their confidence. With warm and positive encouragement our progressive curriculum allows students to develop their self- esteem, team building strategies, public speaking skills, social skills, acting skills, and musical talents.

Each year our outstanding Drama students put on an extraordinary two hour musical. Students audition for roles, and spend months rehearsing after school, before performing in front of a sold out audience.

Our program also offers High School Stagecraft classes. This is the perfect opportunity for students who prefer to shine off of the stage to showcase their artistic talents. The Stagecraft students create incredible scenic pieces that are used for the musical. Students also learn about a variety of professional theatre professions.

Our Middle and High School students take Drama courses where they learn about theatre terminology, theatre professions, acting skills, pantomime, and improvisational skills. Students develop their public speaking skills by performing in front of an audience.  The program also helps to refine their social skills through the usage of theatre games and activities.

Our Elementary students take enriching Music classes. The Music curriculum involves learning to read music, playing the recorder and other introductory instruments, singing, choreography, and music appreciation.

The Pace Basketball team will be having tryouts on September 30 and October 1st, 2019 right after school.  All students trying out need to have a physical form turned in prior to tryouts.  For more information please email Mr. Starcher at

Pace Basketball information for the 2019-2020 school year.
The Pace Basketball is lead by Head Coach Evan Starcher. Pace offers students 6th-12th grade the opportunity to compete competitively in basketball against local area private schools. Tryouts for the basketball team are typically held the first week of October.
  • Head Coach: Evan Starcher
  • Assistant Coach: Tara Mahoney
  • Homes games played at: Maitland Presbyterian Church, 341 N Orlando Ave, Maitland, FL 32751
  • For any additional questions, please contact Evan Starcher at

Intramural Sports information for the 2016-2017 school year will be posted as soon as it is available. 

Intramural Sports are designed for children 13 years old and younger and include multiple sessions, which run throughout the school year. Each session lasts five weeks with students participating once a week after school. The intramural program includes a variety of sports including cannonball, kickball, field hockey, soccer, and wiffleball. The program is designed to improve motor skills, teamwork, fair play, good sportsmanship, social interaction and positive self-esteem. For more information on intramurals and clubs, please contact Evan Starcher at

The Pace Brantley Fishing and Camping Club runs from October to February.  Students, along with their parent/guardian, camp and fish on four overnight trips to waterfront county parks or private property. At the end of the season we go on an optional half-day deep sea fishing trip. Students from all levels are welcome.

Do you love to dance? Do you love musicals? Want a “leg up” on this year’s musical? Or, do you just want to have fun?

More information will be coming from Christine Drakesmith, Drama Teacher

Pace’s art program is designed to help students develop a lifelong appreciation of the arts and to see things more creatively.  At all grade levels, students employ decision-making skills so that each student’s work is unique and personal to them.  They learn appropriate art vocabulary while developing a solid foundation in art in terms of color, layout, perspective and balance.

Finished projects include both two-and three-dimensional works, and students use a variety of art mediums including: clay, paper mache, printmaking, charcoal/pastel drawing, collage and different methods of painting. Correlations are often made between the current project and works of famed artists to develop an appreciation of art history.

Positive classroom critiques are also a regular part of the art program to encourage analysis and self-evaluation. At the end of each project, student artwork is displayed, giving students pride and ownership in their work. The goal is to ensure student success, not only in art, but in life.  By teaching students how to think creatively and understand the viewpoints of other creative thinkers, it helps them see the world through a new lens.

IMG_2256In continuing Pace’s celebration of uniqueness, we honor those students who go above and beyond in academics and service by selecting them to the National Honor Society.  The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.


Membership in the National Honor Society is both an honor and a responsibility. The national constitution defines several obligations for members:

•All members must maintain the standards by which they were selected.

•Members are expected to attend meetings.

•Members are expected to perform both individual and chapter service projects during the year.

Prerequisite Conditions for Selection

•Students must have been in attendance on this campus at least one year (2 semesters)

•Candidacy is open to qualified Sophomores, Juniors and Senior students

•Basic GPA must be 3.5

NHS is advised byMr. Weitzner. For more information please reach out to

Our Running Club is beginners to experienced runners.  We work on pre and post run stretches, strength training for runners, and good running form.  Each Running Session culminates in running in a local 5k in which Pace faculty and family members are invited to join us.

For more information, please email Diane Klein: or Katie Nichols:

Community Service

Community Service is an important part of life at Pace Brantley School. Our students have the opportunity to participate in service activities during the school day (Leadership, Gardening, Recycling, National Honor Society) and as a school community, we support several local organizations that serve children and families in central Florida. We feel it is important that our students are able to expand their service beyond our own school and we encourage all of our students to find a community service opportunity they are passionate about and get involved!!

Food Drive

Annual Holiday Sock Drive

Middle School Blanket and Jacket Drive