At Fenn, the gym and the field are classrooms where boys learn important lessons. Only team sports are played, and students must strive with their teammates to reach a common goal. They push themselves athletically and work to be the best they can be in competitive sports in grades 4 through 9. They also develop good sportsmanship and learn how to handle both success and disappointment with grace.
In Fenn athletics, boys discover the personal joy of playing a sport. Sports are fun, offering boys opportunities to use their incredible physical energy. In fourth and fifth grade, boys are introduced to all school team sports and begin intramural competition. Starting in sixth grade they can choose the sport they want to play each season. Eighth and ninth grade students join interscholastic athletics, with every boy given the opportunity to play on the team he chooses.
All coaches are Fenn teachers. These men and women see both elementary school sports and middle school athletics as another arena in which boys develop character as well as skills and knowledge. The athletic program includes baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and wrestling. Individualized alternatives are also available. In addition, boys enjoy informal games during recess and after lunch.