The physical education and athletics program promotes the enjoyment of physical exercise and strives to instill in students a lifelong commitment to fitness. Through physical education classes and team sports, students develop their athletic skills and learn the importance of sportsmanship and working together toward a common goal. Athletics brings students, and parents, alumni and teachers who serve as coaches together in a context outside the classroom and encourages responsibility to self and others. It is also a significant source of school spirit, as students, teachers, and parents take pride in our teams.
In the Lower School, physical education classes begin in kindergarten and focus on building hand-eye coordination and technical skills through inclusive games and exercises aimed at encouraging a love of physical activity. Students are introduced to team sports in grade 3. Exposure to a wide range of sports and team activities continues in the Upper School, with interscholastic competition beginning in grade 6.
Maple Street School is proud of its record of graduating experienced athletes who go on to compete in their secondary schools and colleges, many taking leading roles and competing at high levels.