We instill the value of commitment, teamwork and respect for self and others.
The focus of Town's athletic program is to provide the best possible team experience for all students while teaching the fundamentals of the sport. We look to enhance and master various skills, develop sportsmanship, discipline, cooperation and leadership. Other key components of our program are mental focus, positive thinking, teamwork, and game strategy. Through athletics, student athletes will learn to balance academics and athletics while building their confidence and experiencing success. Athletes will not only learn the sport, but also life skills and life lessons in our program.
Students have the opportunity to begin competing on interscholastic teams beginning in the Fifth grade. We offer soccer, basketball, baseball and softball in Fifth and Sixth grade. We offer soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, and track and field in Seventh and Eighth grade. There is a no-cut policy which provides the opportunity for all students to participate on a team.
In the Third and Fourth grades, students may participate in the intramural afterschool sports program throughout the year. In the fall we offer soccer, in the winter we offer basketball and in the spring we offer lacrosse.
The physical education curriculum is designed so that all students, regardless of athletic ability, have a positive physical education experience in a safe and nurturing environment.
: Students are exposed to a variety of locomotor skills and develop fine and gross motor skills. Hand and foot eye coordination is developed through various activities and games. Learning through discovery, creativity, and exploration is emphasized. We reinforce concepts of communication skills, provide social, emotional and physical development through physical activities. LOWER SCHOOL
: In Lower School, we encompass locomotor skills, games that incorporate cooperation in a non-competitive environment, building skills toward team sports, as well as teaching the benefits of cardiovascular and muscular fitness. In Lower School, the emphasis is placed on developing general movement skills, elementary game and sports concepts, and social awareness through group activities. As the program and children progress through the grades, each of these areas becomes more specialized. Developing agility, balance, core strength, hand-eye and foot-eye coordination is a goal of the program while providing opportunities for creative strategy. UPPER SCHOOL
: The physical education program for the Upper School is designed to promote the psychomotor, cognitive and affective development of students through team and individual experiences. Students are exposed to and develop a broad base knowledge in a variety of sports. Fitness and nutrition is stressed throughout each unit. The Upper School has the fortunate opportunity of using outside facilities for many of their physical education classes. Asphalt Green/Aqua Center, Randall’s fields and golf center, Icahn Stadium, and Sportime Tennis are just a few facilities we utilize.