“Work hard, play hard” aptly describes a day at SCS. Physical education and athletics are an important part of each student’s experience, beginning with movement classes in Fannin Hall.
In Lower School the emphasis is on developing gross motor skills as well as introducing team sports, sportsmanship and cooperation.
In Middle School, A and B teams are ability-grouped teams with similar competitiveness taken into consideration when scheduling other schools for games. The B team athletic emphasis is on technique, playing time, and team camaraderie. The A team, on the other hand, places much more emphasis on being competitive through team strategy and tactics which demand a higher level of technique, skill, and coordination. Students can be moved from B to the A team as they improve or from the A to the B team, if they would like more playing time.
Some B team players use the Fitness Center twice a week to supplement skill development. While all students do not participate an equal amount of time during interscholastic games, all students do actively participate in games during the season. Winning is not the primary focus of the SCS athletic program. Sportsmanship and teamwork are taught and emphasized each season. Offering options such as non-competitive sports, or competitive sports, or competitive sports with A or B team participation provides a range of athletic opportunities for all.
Students in fourth grade participate in an intramural program.
Students in fifth through eighth grade can participate on the following teams: soccer, volleyball, cross-country, basketball, and ice hockey. Seventh and eighth grade students can participate on the golf and tennis teams during the spring.