The Olympic Day Tradition
Olympic Day is a long-standing tradition dating back to the 1960s. This annual competition culminates in a field day experience each spring where all middle school students compete on one of two teams: Miami or Iroquois. Activities on Olympic Day include events such as the three-legged race, 50 and 100-yard dashes, the bucket brigade, tug-of-war, and more. Lower School students have their own Olympic Day and compete by class. During 4th grade, students are assigned a team to which they will remain loyal for a lifetime. Students whose older family members are Miami or Iroquois are given the same team, so the tradition runs strong and deep.