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Athletics and Wellness Initiative

Daily athletics is an important component of the Dexter Southfield experience. Students learn about physical fitness, fair play, leadership, and sportsmanship. Our faculty – who more often than not also serve as our coaches – continue these lessons from the fields back to the classrooms. 

The Athletics and Wellness Initiative has provided an immediate impact on the athletics program for all students. Previously, there were too few spaces for students to meet, which caused significant scheduling conflicts and challenges. The addition of age-appropriate facilities benefits students in all divisions – from the first-grade student learning to skate to the varsity basketball player participating in proper strength and conditioning training.

The initiative also has substantial benefits in the academics and the arts. The flexibility afforded to the daily schedule gives teachers more time for academic studies, projects, and cross-divisional collaboration. In particular, lower school students can begin the day with academics, which is the optimal time for learning at that age. The arts will gain additional space once athletics and physical fitness are centralized; the dance program will move into the Dalrymple Gym, which, in time, will be fitted with sprung flooring suitable for all styles of dance and movement.

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