Afternoon Activities

We believe in the value and importance of exercise, for its physical and emotional benefits. The afternoon activities program offers a variety of ways for students to be physically active.

All students participate for a minimum of four afternoons per week for two seasons and two afternoons per week for the third. As part of this involvement in afternoon activities, each student is required to participate in physical exercise two afternoons a week for all three trimesters of the year.

Afternoon activities include boys’ and girls’ team sports, meeting five days per week (soccer, rowing, cross- country running, cross-country skiing, basketball and lacrosse). In addition, several student-athletes train under individual regimens, at the discretion of the director of athletics. Co-ed recreational sports activities meet two days per week and include hiking, Frisbee, mountain biking, alpine skiing and snowboarding, fitness and weight training, dance, ballet, jazz dance, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, yoga, snowshoeing, wilderness skills, and running and fitness. The afternoon work activities meeting two days per week and include farm work, woods crew, maintenance, carpentry, recycling, kitchen, drama tech, cider making, landscaping, gardening and community service.

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