The mission of the athletic department is to help students develop positive life skills through athletics that will enable them to become personally successful and socially responsible. Athletics are a part of the curriculum at every grade level.
Middle School PE: Participation and Teamwork
Physical education is a required class for all seventh and eighth grade students and is held daily. The primary focus of PE is to introduce students to a wide variety of sports by encouraging participation, teaching basic skills and promoting teamwork. Among the sports and activities middle school students learn to play: lacrosse, skating, tennis, yoga, floor hockey, softball, pilates and ultimate frisbee.
There is also a special winter unit, which offers skiing, snowshoeing and snowboarding. For those who wish to experience sports at a more competitive level, we also offer extramural teams that compete against other middle schools in the sports of cross country, volleyball, soccer, tennis, basketball, and track and field.
In addition to these sports, eighth-grade students are eligible to participate in the high school athletic program in addition to PE.
High School Athletics
The high school athletic program encourages the development of physical and mental abilities through the pursuit of high standards in character, conduct and competition, thereby enhancing the students’ ability to develop positive life skills. Participation, although required for graduation, is a privilege and students are expected to uphold a high level of personal responsibility, respect and sportsmanship. Students are offered a wide range of interscholastic athletic activities throughout the school year, with teams at the varsity and junior varsity level. Please see our Teams page for a complete listing.