Middle School Program - Philosophy & Programs - McDonogh School

Middle School Program

Teamwork, sportsmanship, fitness, safety, and fun are hallmarks of the Middle School athletics program, which provides students additional opportunities to learn, grow, take risks, and give their best effort. The friendships made and the experiences enjoyed in athletics provide many important LifeReady skills and create lasting memories. 

Athletics takes place during the last two periods of the school day. Fifth and sixth grade students participate in physical education classes where they learn the fundamental skills of both team and lifetime sports, while seventh and eighth grade students participate on interscholastic and intramural teams in a variety of sports each season. The interscholastic teams compete after school against other independent, public, and club teams.