A pre-k through eighth grade coed day school
School Life

Athletics

Whether in PE classes or after-school sports, the Newtown Friends athletic program teaches and values skill acquisition, physical fitness, fair play, good sportsmanship, camaraderie, and teamwork. Though participation is more highly valued than winning, a spirit of healthy competition is encouraged.

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  • After-School Sports

    Interscholastic sports at Newtown Friends are open to upper schoolers. All students are welcome in all sports (there are no cuts), and JV and varsity squads ensure that all children get playing time. More than two-thirds of upper schoolers and one-third of fifth graders participate, fostering considerable school spirit, which gets even more spirited for big games and tournaments, such as Soccer Fest, March Madness (basketball), and several contests pitting varsity players against the faculty. Except for this last opponent, NFS’s competition consists of local schools of similar size and sports philosophy. 

    For more information, contact Adam Hoffman, Director of Athletics. 
  • Ski Club

    The NFS ski club, open to all upper schoolers, is a wonderful way for students to learn how to ski or improve their ski skills, get to know one another, and have a great time together. The trips, typically two per year and chaperoned by faculty, have become very popular, with nearly 80 students taking part each year. Due to limited space, participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

    No previous experience is necessary. In fact, these trips provide great opportunities to learn how to ski or snowboard, and beginners are asked to sign up for group lessons—a terrific investment.  Equipment may be rented at the resorts, or students may bring their own.

NFS Athletic Teams

 
Fall
Cross-country (coed)
Field hockey (girls)
Soccer (coed)

Winter

Basketball (boys and girls)

Spring
Track (boys and girls)
Softball (coed)