Middle School Athletics

At Highland, our Middle School athletic program is a great way to reinforce the Five C's of critical thinking, creative thinking, communication, collaboration, and character that we work to foster in our students in the classroom.

Skills development central to Middle School athletics 
With a focus on participation and development, Highland's Middle School athletics program gives our students the opportunity to try new sports and activities in a safe and supportive environment. Through Middle School sports, which runs for three seasons during the academic year, our young athletes learn important life skills and develop physical fitness. The lessons learned from athletic participation are invaluable and help in the development of self-esteem and self-confidence in our students.

Critical lessons conveyed through participation
Additionally, our students develop socially while learning lessons of respect, sportsmanship, teamwork and cooperation. As students get older, more emphasis is placed on the competitive aspect and students learn how to win and lose gracefully while learning the the technical skills and tactical concepts needed to progress to Highland's Upper School athletic programs.

Middle School team levels and philosophies

A Team
Students at this level have the necessary skills to compete against other “A” level teams. There is no guarantee of equal playing time. Students are preparing for Upper School teams.

B Team
Students participate to develop and strengthen individual skills and team concepts in preparation to compete at the next level. All students will participate in games.

C Team
“C” teams can exist for both boys and girls basketball based on player interest. Basic skills and team concepts are taught. All students will participate in games, with playing time as equal as possible.

Middle School sports/activities we offer

Fall Sports 
Cross Country (Co-ed)
Boys’ Soccer (A & B*)  
Field Hockey
Girls' Volleyball
Tennis (Co-ed)

Winter Sports 
Boys’ Basketball (A & B*) 
Girls’ Basketball (A & B*)
Swimming (Co-ed)
Dance Team 

Spring Sports 
Boys’ Lacrosse
Girls's Soccer (A & B*)
Girls’ Lacrosse 
Tennis (Co-ed)

* Sports can have multiple teams in their sport based on numbers and ability. This decision will be determined by the athletic director.

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