When you think of being healthy, fitness comes to mind. At FCDS, fitness is more than creating star athletes – it is about fostering healthy life habits. Our mandatory participation in sports in Grades 4-9 gets students moving and teaches them the importance of having an active lifestyle. The coaches have created an environment that is fun and where the boys enjoy playing. From traditional sports to intramural opportunities like squash, paddle tennis, and rock climbing, there is something for everyone. Our main objective is for our students to leave FCDS with a positive attitude towards physical activity. We feel this will help them maintain their well-being and create an experience emphasizing team building and an enjoyment of the game.
Each boy participates in our physical education program. The Pre-K through third grade have sports class where they learn about the importance of physical fitness, learn how to play different sports, and have the opportunity to get outside on the school hockey rink and skate in the winter. The fourth and fifth grade boys play Blue/ White sports and sixth through ninth grade play JV and Varsity sports. Our sports teams include: football, soccer, cross country, hockey, basketball, lacrosse, and baseball, and our intermural options include: squash, crossfit, and rock climbing.
In addition to sports, every student has recess. The Lower School boys spend it running and climbing on the playground, while the Middle and Upper School boys can be found playing foursquare, Kanjam, Spikeball, ultimate Frisbee, and flag football. US News and World Report stated, “Recess is a fundamental component of development and social interaction children ought to receive in school. It offers a unique opportunity for children to experience a break from the academic demands of school as well as a forum for creative expression, social engagement and physical exertion.”