Middle School Athletics

Menlo Middle School boys soccer. Photo by Cyrus Lowe.

Play. Be a Team.

Philosophy
  • Everyone should have fun.
  • All players learn and improve through structured practices.
  • All participants should display proper sportsmanship at all times and be good role models.
  • Winning is a goal, not “the” goal. We do not sacrifice other goals in order to win.
Program Overview

Athletics is considered an integral part of every student’s education at Menlo School. Each Middle School student is required to participate daily in either physical education (PE) classes or as a member of an interscholastic or intramural athletic team.

The sixth grade practice and physical education program runs from 12:15 pm to 1:32 pm daily. Every sixth grader joins an intramural or interscholastic team. Sixth graders have physical education class one or two days of each week and have team practice three or four days each week.

Seventh and eighth graders have athletics from 1:51 pm to 3:05 pm daily. Students have the option of trying out for and playing on an interscholastic or intramural team, or enrolling in PE.

Sports offered in the Middle School include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, soccer, softball, swimming, track and field, tennis, water polo, and volleyball.

Students may also take Physical Education (PE). This program is designed to expose each student to a variety of activities; teach basic skills, rules and tactics; improve physical fitness; and provide a supportive environment in which to practice skills and participate in the activities. Through teaching PE, we hope to encourage overall physical wellness and promote healthy life habits. 

Meet our Middle School Athletics faculty and coaches.

Course Catalog

  • P.E. 6 - Boys

    Students are able to participate and be exposed to activities and teams at various levels of competition and commitment. Our program structure provides every student a chance to participate in structured competition or learn a sport. They are given the opportunity to learn basic skills, improve physical fitness, learn rules and tactics, sportsmanship, and to work as a team.

    Students work as a team, learn sportsmanship, and develop skills needed to participate in the variety of sports and teams by structured practices and expert coaching. The sixth grade program consists of the following sports: Intramural sport offerings include Dance, P.E., Swimming, Tennis and Water Polo. Interscholastic sports offerings include Coed Cross Country, Flag Football, Girls Softball, Swimming, Boys Basketball, Girls Soccer, Coed Water Polo, Boys Soccer, Baseball, Coed Tennis, and Girls Volleyball. Each student is able to pick four Intramural or Interscholastic sports per year and participate in our Cross Country Meets, Swim Meet, and Track and Field Meet.

  • P.E. 6 - Girls

    Students are able to participate and be exposed to activities and teams at various levels of competition and commitment. Our program structure provides every student a chance to participate in structured competition or learn a sport. They are given the opportunity to learn basic skills, improve physical fitness, learn rules and tactics, sportsmanship, and to work as a team.

    Students work as a team, learn sportsmanship, and develop skills needed to participate in the variety of sports and teams by structured practices and expert coaching. The sixth grade program consists of the following sports: Intramural sport offerings include Dance, P.E., Swimming, Tennis and Water Polo. Interscholastic sports offerings include Coed Cross Country, Flag Football, Girls Softball, Swimming, Boys Basketball, Girls Soccer, Coed Water Polo, Boys Soccer, Baseball, Coed Tennis, and Girls Volleyball. Each student is able to pick four Intramural or Interscholastic sports per year and participate in our Cross Country Meets, Swim Meet, and Track and Field Meet.

  • P.E. 7/8 - Boys

    Seventh graders continue to build on learning individual skills, teamwork and sportsmanship. They further develop strategies, rules, and tactics needed to participate and have success in their sport. The emphasis of seventh grade is on participation and becoming a team player.

    Students work as a team, learn sportsmanship, and improve skills needed to participate in the variety of sports and teams by structured practices and expert coaching. The seventh grade program consists of the following sports. Intramural sport offerings include Dance, P.E., Swimming, Tennis and Water Polo. Interscholastic sports offerings include Coed Cross Country, Flag Football, Girls Softball, Swimming, Boys Basketball, Girls Soccer, Coed Water Polo, Boys Soccer, Baseball, Coed Tennis, and Girls Volleyball. Each student is able to pick four Intramural or Interscholastic sports per year and participate in our Cross Country Meets, Swim Meet, and Track and Field Meet. The seventh grade can participate on our varsity “B” teams or on a few occasions tryout for our varsity “A” team.

  • P.E. 7/8 - Girls

    Seventh graders continue to build on learning individual skills, teamwork and sportsmanship. They further develop strategies, rules, and tactics needed to participate and have success in their sport. The emphasis of seventh grade is on participation and becoming a team player.

    Students work as a team, learn sportsmanship, and improve skills needed to participate in the variety of sports and teams by structured practices and expert coaching. The seventh grade program consists of the following sports. Intramural sport offerings include Dance, P.E., Swimming, Tennis and Water Polo. Interscholastic sports offerings include Coed Cross Country, Flag Football, Girls Softball, Swimming, Boys Basketball, Girls Soccer, Coed Water Polo, Boys Soccer, Baseball, Coed Tennis, and Girls Volleyball. Each student is able to pick four Intramural or Interscholastic sports per year and participate in our Cross Country Meets, Swim Meet, and Track and Field Meet. The seventh grade can participate on our varsity “B” teams or on a few occasions tryout for our varsity “A” team.