Carmel Campus Athletics is divided into two programs that support each other year-round: Physical Education and After-School Sports. With emphasis on teamwork, sportsmanship, and respect, both programs promote health, fitness, socialization, and a positive self-image for all participants. Students engage in group activities structured according to age and ability.
In addition to our spacious playgrounds and blacktop areas, the Athletics Program is supported with a new, state-of-the-art turf field.
In Physical Education (P.E.) students receive formal instruction in the school gym or outside on the school playgrounds and field areas. Students in Kindergarten–Grade 8 are required to participate and must wear a P.E. uniform. The program is designed to allow students to succeed and feel good about their kinetic achievements such as balancing, jumping, landing, throwing, kicking, and running.
Through a variety of movement, all students develop an awareness of the concepts of space, time, and effort, plus a basic understanding of how and why the body works during exercise. Individual and group activities promote a fun, noncompetitive, and educational environment.
Students in the Middle Grades are introduced to team and individual sports. After-School Sports includes teams in soccer, flag football, basketball, golf, and tennis. The golf and tennis teams are coed, while soccer and basketball teams are organized by gender into junior varsity and varsity teams. Flag football, offered only to Grade 7 and 8 students, is organized by gender.
Students who sign up for team sports compete against other local middle school teams on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The emphasis within team sports is teamwork, sportsmanship, healthy competition, learning, and fun. Faculty and staff coach the sports teams.