An independent co-educational school serving preschool through Grade 8.

Athletics

Encouraging Well-Being and Teamwork

Our dynamic athletics program develops physical health, teamwork, cooperation and good sportsmanship.

Physical education and athletics are an important part of each student’s experience, beginning with movement classes in preschool. In lower school the emphasis is on developing gross motor skills as well as introducing team sports, sportsmanship and cooperation.

By middle school all students pursue athletics through interscholastic or lifetime sports. Practices are integrated into the school day and students choose whether to participate competitively. Students who choose to compete are grouped by ability on A and B teams and will play those of a similar level at other schools. With a wide variety of sports and competition options, there is a range of athletic opportunities for all.

Boys soccer game
Kindergarten PE Class
Boys basketball game
Girls soccer game
5th Grade Lacrosse
7th Grade Flag Football
Girls basketball game
Ice Hockey Scrimmage
Lower school PE class

A Variety of Athletic Opportunities

What Sets Our Athletics Program Apart

  • Students develop a breadth of athletic experiences by participating in three sports each year.
  • Every student is welcome to compete and will receive ample playing time in athletic competitions.
  • The majority of our coaches are also Stanley Clark teachers so they know our students well. This helps coaches cultivate character development and individual strengths across disciplines.
Girls soccer team in a huddle

Meet Our Faculty

Caryn MacKenzie

Caryn MacKenzie
Director of Athletics, Physical Education Teacher (Grades K-1), Athletic Teacher (Girls Grades 4-8)

Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Quincy University 

Coach MacKenzie has been serving The Stanley Clark School for 37 years! In addition to teaching and coaching at Clark, she's also served locally throughout the years as Head Soccer Coach at Adams High School, Riley High School, and Saint Mary's College. She's also coached soccer for Junior Irish and is currently the Co-Owner and Camp Director for World Cup Soccer Day Camp. In addition, Coach MacKenzie enjoys working out, biking, and traveling.

 

Nick Clyne

Nick Clyne
Physical Education Teacher (Grades 2-3), Athletics Teacher (Boys Grades 4-8)

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a Minor Mathematics, Science, and Physical Education from Western Michigan University 

Coach Clyne has coached both soccer and volleyball during his time here at Clark. He also coached for the Northern Indiana Volleyball Association for 3 years and played competitive volleyball locally for six years, traveling to games all across the U.S.

 

COVID-19 Update

Changes have been made to the middle school athletics program for the 2020- 2021 school year to allow students to have a robust athletics experience while enjoying a competitive atmosphere - all while maintaining grade level cohorts and not risking exposure to students from other schools.