Athletics & Physical Education
Our goal is for every student to have a positive experience when taking part in fitness and sports. The program fosters growth in the areas of overall physical fitness and well-being, social interaction, cognitive development, and character education. Our young student-athletes develop the skills to create a healthy lifestyle and to value balance as part of their education.
Students in Grades Six through Eighth have the option to participate in interscholastic competitions during the Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons. These teams have a no-cut policy, but a full commitment to practices and games is expected. Practices will be held from 2:20-3:10 p.m., and those students who chose to not participate in athletics will remain in the Middle School building for self-selected alternate programming. Middle School athletic offerings as follows, subject to change:
Fall: Boys’ & Girls’ Cross Country, Boys’ & Girls’ Soccer, Girls’ Tennis
Winter: Boys’ & Girls’ Basketball, Boys’ & Girls’ Fencing, Boys’ & Girls’ Swimming, Volleyball
Spring: Baseball, Boys’ & Girls’ Lacrosse, Boys’ Tennis, Boys’ & Girls’ Track & Field
All Middle School students are required to take PE class three times per week during the course of a regular school day. This provides an opportunity for students to develop healthy, lifelong fitness habits, skill development, and opportunities to practice sportsmanship and teamwork. PE classes meet by grade level under the supervision of our PE team.
In addition to athletics and physical education, all Middle School students have a mid-morning recess and a regularly scheduled health class.