Middle School Athletics
Athletics are an integral part of the Middle School curriculum at SSFS. Through participation in the athletic program, students develop good habits in health and physical conditioning, have an opportunity to learn about a variety of sports, and gain an awareness of their physical capabilities. Students also experience and deal with competition in a positive and constructive manner, develop self-discipline, and learn and practice good sportsmanship. Development and skill progression are vital to the overall success of our entire athletic program.
The PVAC member schools are:
- Edmund Burke School
- The Field School
- Grace Brethren Christian Academy
- (The Melvin J. Berman) Hebrew Academy
- (The Charles E. Smith) Jewish Day School
- Kendall Demonstration School
- McLean School
- Oakcrest School (Girl's only)
- St. Anselm's Abbey School (Boy's only)
- Washington Christian Academy
- Washington International School
- Washington Waldorf School
At the middle school level, coaches accommodate students with a wide range of experience and skills. Students new to a sport are given an introduction to the sport and its rules, and all players will develop individual skills and learn basic team principles. Playing time is determined by a combination of skill, skill improvement, attitude, and attendance.
If students meet the requirements of attitude and attendance, they are guaranteed to play in every regular season game in which they dress. Occasionally, participation numbers are very high, and teams are configured to best meet the needs of the players and the coach. During playoffs, when the level of competition increases, playing time is more dependent on skill as well as attitude and attendance.