Gordon fields a range of athletic opportunities for its Middle School students. Interscholastic programs include girls' and boys' soccer, field hockey, and cross country in the fall, girls’ and boys’ basketball in the winter, and girls’ and boys’ lacrosse, co-ed track and field, and co-ed tennis in the spring. Instructional tennis is offered during the fall and winter seasons. Teams compete against schools that include Lincoln, Moses Brown, Providence Country Day, Wheeler, Friends Academy, Rocky Hill, Pennfield, Pine Point, Saint Michael’s and more.
Though not required to play, year after year, approximately 90% of Middle School students participate on one or more athletic teams. Gordon is proud to have a no-cut policy so that each child who wishes to be a member of a team is guaranteed a place and the opportunity to develop a role as a valued team member.
Goals: The primary goals of the program are threefold such that students graduate:
1. Having had a positive athletic and team experience in which skills of sportsmanship, empathy, communication, winning and losing with integrity, and healthy risk-taking are central learning components
2. Having learned to recognize, understand, and evaluate the needs of a team in relationship to her/his needs as an individual
3. Having had the responsibility of representing Gordon school within a larger community
Track and Field
Tennis (match only; students selected from instructional program)