The Academy’s athletics program is built upon school-wide participation, and the belief that arts, music, and athletics are integral, rather than incidental, to education. Athletics at The Academy provide an opportunity to practice good sportsmanship, to master difficult physical skills, to learn the lessons of teamwork, to work towards a common goal and, most of all, to have fun. We value participation, and provide all students the opportunity to play regardless of ability. Coaches value and recognize hard work, enthusiasm, and individual improvement.
Each student must participate in one fall and one spring activity, while winter participation is optional. Students are required to play at least one competitive sport each year.
Fall Season Options: Boys Varsity Soccer; Girls Varsity Soccer; Boys JV Soccer; Girls JV Soccer; Recreational Tennis; Cross Country; Kayaking; Yoga
Winter Season Options: Alpine Ski Racing; Recreational Skiing and Snowboarding; Boys Basketball; Girls Basketball
Spring Season Options: Baseball; Girls Lacrosse; Boys Varsity Ultimate; Girls Varsity Ultimate; Boys JV Ultimate; Girls JV Ultimate; Kayaking; Yoga
Sports and Bus Schedules
Home Games - Students will usually be able to make the buses in time. We will hold the buses for 5-10 minutes, but it will make drop-offs a little later. Because it is a public route we cannot hold the FRTA for very long. Any student who regularly rides the FRTA may leave the game and hop on the bus if that is what a parent wishes. Otherwise, parents will need to make other arrangements.
Away Games - Parents should assume that students will miss the buses and that arrangements will need to be made for getting students home, either from the field after the game or from the school. Teams usually return to the school between 5:45 and 6:30 p.m. from away games. These times are always estimates. Again, please check with Athletics Director David Chalfant if you have any questions about the return times of away games or call the office.
Winter Season - Winter transportation will vary throughout the season. Winter activities are optional but about 80% of our students participate in some winter activity. In general, afternoon transportation moves to 3:15 PM after fall sports until New Year’s. Between New Year’s and the winter drama production afternoon transportation moves to a 5:15 departure. Between the time of the drama production and spring break there is a hybrid of transportation and routes depending on family needs. We will keep families notified of changes as they are scheduled. For students who are not participating in a winter activity, parents may pick them up at 3:15 or the school provides a supervised study hall between 3:00 and 5:00 PM on days that transportation is later. The FRTA runs at 3:15 and 5:15 PM daily.