Participation in Middle School sports teams is not dependent on skill level or prior experience. Coaches are committed to teaching all students the importance of hard work, sportsmanship, and dedication, while also promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.
Sixth Grade is a transition year from Lower School P.E. to Middle School Athletics. Students participate in a hybrid curriculum of competitive and noncompetitive team sports and P.E. Exploration of new activities is encouraged. To prepare for a more competitive atmosphere in Seventh and Eighth Grades, competitive options include boys and girls soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, baseball, volleyball, field hockey, and boys and girls basketball.
Seventh and Eighth Grade students prepare for the physical and mental demands of high school athletics by exploring a variety of team sports and activities. All students enroll in a sport each trimester, attend practice on a daily basis, and—when on a team—compete against other schools. Coaches make every effort to ensure playing time accumulated over the course of the entire season is equal amongst all team members, while also taking into account the competitive level of the program and the particular game.