Athletics at Whitby
Whitby School’s Athletic program aims to provide a wide range of athletic disciplines that cater to the needs of a wide diversity of students. We try to expose our students to the competitive aspects of playing team sports, while developing sportsmanship, cooperation and problem-solving skills that are associated within sports. Emphasis is on participation and developing the fundamentals behind sport techniques and tactics and not on winning. All students from 5-8 grade participate in the atheltics program.
Whitby offers interscholastic team sports starting as an optional program in the third grade with participation in a local Montessori/Independent Schools league. Whitby is a full and active member of the Middle School Fairchester Athletic Association (MSFAA) for grades 5-8 in Soccer, Basketball, Softball, Baseball, Tennis and Cross-Country. Additionally there is a Personal Health, Fitness and Wellness class that students can choose if they wish do not elect to participate in a sport.
Since Whitby's athletic coaching staff are also faculty members, this further promotes and develops community and trust, while fostering a deeper sense of understanding the "whole-child". Coaches will know how best to reach and guide an athlete so that they can maximize their fullest potential both on and off the competitive arena.
Whitby understands the importance of students pursuing outside sports interests and actively encourages participation in one of the many clubs and organizations in the local areas. The combination of Whitby’s policy on interscholastic sports and the flexible appraoch to support students outside of school has led to many graduates representing their high schools at varsity level.