Grade 6 Athletics

Sixth grade students participate in the intramural athletics program, which introduces athletes to a variety of sports while encouraging positive risk-taking and good sportsmanship. Following the middle school model of independence, choice, and responsibility, students are given the opportunity to select which sport they would like to focus on in each season. During these extended units, students develop their sport-specific skills, learn game strategies, and compete against their peers. To round out their athletic experience, students also participate in cooperative games, team-building activities, and fitness challenges. Sixth graders also have a unique opportunity to try out for the Interscholastic teams each season at BDS, adding to their personal athletic development and to the success of our sports program. 

Sports offered:

  • Fall: soccer, field hockey, flag football, cross country
  • Winter: basketball, badminton, fencing, dance
  • Spring: lacrosse, tennis, track and field, ultimate frisbee

Sixth Grade athletes will:

  • compete actively and extend their personal limits
  • increase their strength, stamina, and agility
  • acquire sport-specific skills and knowledge
  • learn how to work within a team setting
  • appreciate the school’s six core values