Alexandria Country Day School offers an athletic program designed to support student athletes who strive to play in a competitive athletic environment. The Middle School fifth through eighth grade athletic program endeavors to provide athletes with a variety of developmentally appropriate opportunities for individual and team skill development..
Intramural Basketball is offered to students in grades 1-8. This short season is an excellent way to introduce beginner skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship in a friendly, fun environment. Intramural games bring the entire community together.
Once students enter Middle School, more athletic opportunities are available.
5 & 6 Grade Athletics
Students in grades 5 and 6 can participate in cross country, basketball, soccer, baseball, and softball. The goal of the Athletics programs in grades 5 and 6 is to try new things, learn to be part of a team, practice sportsmanship, develop a passion for sports, and work on targeted skills in the respective sport.
7 & 8 Grade Athletics
In Grades 7 and 8, students will also continue to develop in the areas mentioned above, but will also begin focusing on the competitive aspect of each sport. Because of the increased competitive nature of the program, playing time will be determined at the coach’s discretion based on hard work, attitude, and skill.
Being an athlete at any level at Alexandria Country Day School is a privilege that carries with it many responsibilities. During any athletic event, students are representing themselves, their teams, and the Country Day Community, and will be held accountable to all school rules. Coaches expect good sportsmanship from their teams and will implement strategies to correct any unsportsmanlike behavior. Unsportsmanlike behaviors include, but are not limited to:
To participate, all athletes must have a current physical exam on file. All Middle School athletes must have a yearly physical, in addition to state-mandated immunizations and hearing/vision screenings, without exception. Middle School physicals must occur after March 1 of the current year and are required before a student will be allowed to practice in any sport.