Upper School Athletics
A high coach-to-student ratio and extensive athletic facilities enable GCDS to offer 16 sports for Upper School students.
|Fall||Field Hockey, Soccer
||Football, Soccer||Cross Country, Dance, Tennis
|Winter||Ice Hockey, Basketball
||Basketball, Ice Hockey, Wrestling
||Dance, Cross Training, Squash, Swimming
|Spring||Lacrosse, Softball||Lacrosse, Baseball||Cross Country, Dance, Tennis, Golf
For a full roster of all interscholastic teams, see Team Schedules & Scores.
Outside sport option: During one season a year, Upper School students can choose to participate in an off-campus sport that is not offered at GCDS.
Lessons Learned on the Field
Students in grades 7 - 9 participate in sports during all three seasons. During team practices from 2:30-4:00 p.m. four days a week and regular interscholastic games, Upper Schoolers work on skill mastery, teamwork, strategy, sportsmanship, conditioning, responsibility, dedication, and the commitment necessary for successful competition.
Strong Season Records
GCDS Tigers have a long tradition of strong season records competing in the Fairchester Athletic Association (FAA) junior division. At the varsity level, coaches focus on preparing their players to excel in competitive high school and college athletics.
"Competitive athletics teach students to be comfortable in pressure situations. These moments can crystallize an athlete's focus, and it is important for students to experience that." - Anthony Bowes, Head of Upper School
Teachers Who Coach
Many teachers serve as coaches in the Middle and Upper School athletics programs, reinforcing the connection between learning in the classroom and learning on the playing fields.