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The Chestnut Hill School's physical education classes and athletic program introduce students to a wide range of physical skills as well as both individual and team sports.  Lessons provide each student with opportunities to explore and to develop both physically and socially. Positive sportsmanship, self-confidence and teamwork are promoted at all levels.
The Upper School Athletics interscholastic program additionally fosters specific sport skill development, fitness, and school spirit through healthy competition with our peer independent schools. 

Each season students in grades 4-6 will focus on the following three team sports: 

  • Soccer (fall) 
  • Basketball (winter)
  • Softball and Baseball (spring)
The sixth grade baseball team poses for a group photo in their uniforms.
A soccer team posts on the field for a group photo in front of the goal.
Soccer Players Lined Up with Numbers on Backs
middle school boys playing basketball
Softball Batter

The Program

Teams will have both combined and single-gender athletic practices and games.  Practices are built into the school day.  The number of practices per week and games per season vary based on grade level.  Games are typically played after school from 3:30-4:30. 

Students receive team uniforms and will have the opportunity to participate in all practices and games for an overall successful learning and team experience. 

The Athletic coaching staff consists of CHS classroom interns and/or school teachers.

Marcus Nickerson

Director of Summer Camp & Athletics

Athletics is a special part of our program. It is a joy to witness the growing confidence and skill among our athletes as they practice and compete together. Our interscholastic games with peer schools promote school spirit, teamwork, healthy competition, and sportsmanship.

-Marcus Nickerson
Director of Athletics