Grades 6-8 Athletics
Students in Grades 6-8 participate in our athletics program for three seasons.
Our twenty-one interscholastic teams encompass eleven sports, including co-ed ice hockey, crew, and cross country teams. At various times throughout the year, we offer non-competitive alternatives like sports training, yoga, and dance, so students may have ample opportunities to apply themselves, stay active, and discover new interests.
For the fall 2020-2021 season, students in the Upper School still experience Derby's fall programming of field hockey, girls’ soccer, boys’ soccer, cross country, and rowing in a robust intramural setting. We will be adhering to the details outlined in Derby’s Re-Opening Plan as well as the most current standards for youth sports available from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA). Following the guidelines set forth in our Re-Opening Plan, students will stay within their cohort (grade) while participating in their sport of choice in an outdoor setting.
Our coaches are dedicated faculty members, mentoring our students both in the classroom and on the fields as they impart the fundamentals of the sport, as well as a love of the game.