Middle School Athletics
Physical education and athletic activity are important parts of a Middle School student’s daily routine. The physical education program stresses the development of skills, the pleasure of physical activity, the benefits of teamwork, and the importance of good sportsmanship. “Gym” time is an opportunity for an entire grade to learn to work together. At the same time, students are able to participate on an interscholastic athletic team. Teams that students can join are: Soccer, Cross Country, Basketball, Swimming, Wrestling, Baseball, Softball, Tennis, Lacrosse, Golf (grade 8) and Fitness Training. Two teams are offered in most sports, a green team and a white team, in 6th through 8th grade.
With a “no cut” policy, every student who decides to play a sport has the opportunity to be a member of a team. Though not required to do so, students are encouraged to try sports, as they provide students with an important social and recreational outlet. Teams are very competitive and play against other independent schools in the greater Waterbury, Hartford and New Haven areas, and New York and Massachusetts.