Athletics Overview

Movement is an integral part of Waldorf education. Our gym classes include Bothmer gymnastics, an extensive repertoire of group games and basketball for the older students. Also, each year, the fifth grade trains for the Olympics, and competes with fifth graders from other Waldorf schools throughout New England and Canada.

Basketball

Waldorf School at Moraine Farm has a well developed interscholastic basketball program for middle school boys and girls. Basketball practice begins in late October and is held after school at the Hastings House gymnasium in Beverly Farms. The boys practice Monday and Friday while the girls practice on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00-4:30. Games are scheduled with surrounding area schools between December and February.

Participation is encouraged, but not required, for students in 6th-8th grade. We have a no-tryout, no-cut policy. The coach’s goal is to have all students participate comfortably in games. At the close of the season, there is an award/recognition dinner held at the school and hosted by the seventh grade. The season officially ends with the very popular alumni basketball game and gathering held at the Landmark gymnasium in Manchester.

The basketball program has a minimal fee to cover travel and other expenses.