The Athletic program at Key is integral to the School’s 承诺 to provide students with opportunities that broaden 和 deepen their diverse talents 和 that instill in them the value of cooperative 和 competitive effort.
Supporting students in their quest to explore a wide range of learning experiences, the program challenges students to develop physical prowess, 良好的判断力, a sense of responsibility. 同样重要的是, Key students gain self-confidence 和 enjoy the camaraderie 和 the school spirit that team sports engender.
The athletic program evolves from intramurals 和 “game days” for fifth graders to interscholastic competition for 中间 School, junior varsity 和 varsity teams.
In the 中间 School, the program’s highest priorities are to develop skills, 承诺, 和团队合作, to ensure meaningful participation in both practices 和 games. The junior varsity level continues to focus on skill development 和 inclusiveness, but places greater emphasis on preparing students for varsity level competition. At the varsity level, the primary goal is the presentation of competitive teams.
In the Athletic program, students find the balance between individual achievement 和 the needs of the team, between broad participation 和 deep 承诺 to one sport. Key students value intense competition 和 at the same time they honor good sportsmanship. The program seeks a level of competition that allows inclusivity while promoting the students’ 承诺 to mastering skills, underst和ing tactics, fostering teamwork, developing character.