Athletics & Physical Fitness
Our goal is for every student to have a positive experience when taking part in fitness and sports.
The Middle School Athletics & Physical Fitness program fosters growth in the areas physical health and well-being, social interaction, cognitive development, and character education. GSB coaches, teachers, and staff work with our young student-athletes to help them build the skills to create a healthy lifestyle and to value balance as part of their education.
Middle School Athletics
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 2:50-3:30 p.m., and those students who chose to not participate in athletics will participate in a fitness program. 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, Softball, Boys’ Tennis, Boys’ & Girls’ Track & Field
Middle School Physical Fitness
All Middle School students in 5th Grade are required to take a Physical Fitness course during the regular school day. In 6th to 8th Grade, students may choose to participate in one of our interscholastic athletic teams or to participate in our daily physical fitness program. These programs provide an opportunity for students to develop lifelong health habits, skill development, and the chance to practice sportsmanship and teamwork.
In addition to athletics and physical fitness, all Middle School students have recess and a regularly scheduled health classes during the school day.