Athletics

Upper School Athletics

What It Means to Be a Team Player, a Champion, and a Leader

Whether exploring a new sport, participating in an interscholastic competition, or simply creating new friendships and lifelong memories, Peck athletes find ample opportunities to appreciate what it truly means to be a team player, a champion, and a leader

Sara '16

The amount of teamwork, respect, and empathy we’ve learned by playing sports at Peck is incredible.  I think we leave here with a big advantage over other schools, because we’ve learned so much about life.

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  • Fifth and Sixth Grade

    Both interscholastic and intramural team sports become a primary focus when students enter the Upper School athletics program.  This blend provides exceptional athletic experiences for students to begin competing with a team, developing camaraderie, advancing coordination and motor skills, and representing good sportsmanship and positive character values both on and off the field.  Fifth and sixth grade sports teams compete against other independent, parochial, and public schools in the spring and fall, and compete intramurally in the winter.

    In the fall, girls participate in field hockey while boys participate in soccer.  In the spring, both boys and girls can choose between two sports:  lacrosse and softball (girls), and lacrosse and baseball (boys.)  The winter session consists of a rotation between basketball, volleyball, dance, and floor hockey, culminating in a series of fun intramural competitions.  Uniforms are provided by the school.

    Fifth and sixth grade sports classes meet for one hour, every Monday through Thursday. Fall and spring intrascholastic games are limited to these days. In addition to team practice, students engage in a number of other activities and creative play, as well as learning about conditioning, leadership, basic anatomy, physical fitness, safety awareness, hygiene, teamwork building, and character development.
  • Seventh and Eighth Grade

    Peck takes pride in its strong 7-8 interscholastic athletic program. Our athletes are skilled, confident, respectful, and enjoy strong bonds with their teammates—which is precisely the reason why our teams are spirited, resilient, and compete at high levels, all while having fun.  No matter their skill level, every player contributes to the strength of the team as a whole.  

    Peck’s 7-8 teams compete against other independent, parochial, and public schools in the spring, winter, and fall seasons, with seasons typically culminating in special local and county tournaments.  Boys and girls select from the following sports:
FALL WINTER SPRING
Field Hockey Ice Hockey Lacrosse
Soccer Basketball Softball
Cross Country Volleyball Baseball


Seventh and eighth grade classes meet for approximately one hour, every Monday through Thursday, for team practice. Both home and away games are also scheduled for these days.  (Special tournaments are an exception to this general schedule.)

In addition to team practice, students engage in a number of other individual and group activities periodically throughout the year to further our athletes’ knowledge of conditioning, leadership, anatomy, physical fitness, safety awareness, hygiene, teamwork building, and character development.
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