ATHLETICS

Athletics

St. Michael's Country Day School, Newport, RISports and physical activity are an integral part of growing up. The St. Michael’s athletics program stresses the development of each child’s physical coordination, and works to instill in a healthy sense of teamwork, sportsmanship, and fair play.

While participation on an SMCDS athletic team is optional, many students eagerly take to the field or court to wear their school’s colors and play with their classmates. Often there are multiple teams per season, including A and B level teams for boys’ soccer, and a separate girls’ soccer team in the fall.

From kindergarten through the 5th grade, students have physical education classes, but team sports begin in 6th grade, replacing the formal physical education curriculum.

Sixth through eighth graders are encourage to participate in a team sport most afternoons from 3:00 to 4:30. Fifth graders can also elect to participate in the after-school sports program.St. Michael's Country Day School, Newport, RI

 

The Middle School sports season is a mixture of practice and scrimmages and games, both home and away, played against a number of area schools including Cluny, Friends Academy, Gordon, Lincoln, Moses Brown, Pennfield, Providence Country Day, Rocky Hill, St. Philomena’s, and Wheeler, to name a few.

 

MS Sports Weekly Update
  • Soccer: (Boys and Girls)
    • Practices/Games: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 3:00 – 4:30 pm. Games can fall on either of these days.
    • Transportation:
      • For away games on the island (St. Philomena, Cluny, Gaudet, and Pennfield), buses will only be going to the game. A parent will need to pick child up after game.
      • Buses go both ways for off island games (Wheeler, Lincoln, Rocky Hill, and Barrington Christian Academy).
    • Season Duration: September 8 – October 26
    • Cost: None
  • Squash: (boys and girls)
    • There will be two groups offered this year, both a beginners and intermediate group. If you have any questions on what group to join please email Coach Wilson: wilsonjwilson100@gmail.com
    • Practice/Matches: Beginners and intermediate groups will meet Monday or Wednesday or both. Beginners will meet at 3:15 to 4:15pm and intermediates from 7:00 to 8:30pm. Each session will include matches that will be played on Saturdays.
    • Transportation: Parents provide transportation to and from Newport Community Squash (located at 8 Freebody Street in Newport; a 5-minute walk from St. Michael’s campus)
    • Season Duration: September 7 – Oct 26
    • CostPlease be aware that payment will be collected upfront.
      • $20.00 per session
      • $40.00 for both Monday and Tuesday
      • $160.00 for once a week for 8weeks
      • $320.00 for twice a week for 8 weeks
  • Yoga: (boys and girls)
    • Classes: Tuesdays from 3:15 – 4:30pm.
    • Transportation: Students will need to be picked up at St. Michael’s School at 4:30pm.
    • Season Duration: September 13 – October 25
    • Cost: $10.00 per class for 8 weeks
  • Tennis: (Boys and Girls)
    • Practice/Matches: Monday, Wednesday or both from 3:30-4:30 pm. Tennis matches can fall on either day.
    • Transportation: Parents will be asked to transport kids to and from tennis facility. The Hall of Fame Tennis Club will be used for practices and matches.
    • Season Duration: September 19 – November 11
    • Cost:
      • $24.00 per session.
      • $48.00 for both Monday and Wednesday
      • $192.00 for once a week for 8 weeks
      • $384.00 for twice a week for 8 weeks
        • The cost of the last session will be prorated for 7 weeks
  • Basketball:  (boys and girls)
    • Practice/Games: Boys and girls practice 2 times per week. Games can fall on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
    • Transportation
      • For away games on the island (St. Philomenas, Cluny, Gaudet, and Pennfield), buses will only be going to the game. A parent will need to pick child up after game.
      • Buses go both ways for off island games (Wheeler, Lincoln, Rocky Hill, and Barrington Christian Academy).
    • Season Duration: Mid November – Early March (8 weeks)
    • Cost: None
  • Yoga: (boys and girls)
    • Classes: Tuesdays from 3:15 – 4:30pm.
    • Transportation: Students will need to be picked up at St. Michael’s School at 4:30pm.
    • Season Duration: November 15 – Januaruy 24
    • Cost: $10.00 per class for 8 weeks
  • Squash: (boys and girls)
    • There will be two groups offered this year, both a beginners and intermediate group. If you have any questions on what group to join please email Coach Wilson: wilsonjwilson100@gmail.com
    • Practice/Matches: Beginners and intermediate groups will meet Monday or Wednesday or both. Beginners will meet at 3:15 to 4:15pm and intermediates from 7:00 to 8:30pm. Each session will include matches that will be played on Saturdays.
    • Transportation: Parents provide transportation to and from Newport Community Squash (located at 8 Freebody Street in Newport; a 5-minute walk from St. Michael’s campus)
    • Season Duration: November 14 – January 18 and January 30 – March 22
    • CostPlease be aware that payment will be collected upfront.
      • $20.00 per session.
      • $40.00 for both Monday and Tuesday.
      • $160.00 for once a week for 8weeks.
      • $320.00 for twice a week for 8 weeks.
  • Tennis: (Boys and Girls)
    • Practice/Matches: Monday, Wednesday or both from 3:30-4:30 pm. Tennis matches can fall on either day.
    • Transportation: Parents will be asked to transport kids to and from tennis facility. The Hall of Fame Tennis Club will be used for practices and matches.
    • Season Duration: November 14 – January 13 (No class week of 12/26) and January 16 – March 10
    • Cost:
      • $24.00 per session.
      • $48.00 for both Monday and Wednesday
      • $192.00 for once a week for 8 weeks
      • $384.00 for twice a week for 8 weeks
        • The cost of the last session will be prorated for 7 weeks
  • Running Group:
    • Practice: Running group meets twice a week on Monday and Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.
    • Transportation: Running takes place around St. Michael’s School campus. Pick-up will be at the gymnasium.
    • Season Duration: 8 week program starting in the spring.
    • Cost: None
  • Squash: (boys and girls)
    • There will be two groups offered this year, both a beginners and intermediate group. If you have any questions on what group to join please email Coach Wilson: wilsonjwilson100@gmail.com
    • Practice/Matches: Beginners and intermediate groups will meet Monday or Wednesday or both. Beginners will meet at 3:15 to 4:15pm and intermediates from 7:00 to 8:30pm. Each session will include matches that will be played on Saturdays.
    • Transportation: Parents provide transportation to and from Newport Community Squash (located at 8 Freebody Street in Newport; a 5-minute walk from St. Michael’s campus)
    • Season Duration: April 23 – May 4
    • CostPlease be aware that payment will be collected upfront.
      • $20.00 per session.
      • $40.00 for both Monday and Tuesday.
      • $160.00 for once a week for 8weeks.
      • $320.00 for twice a week for 8 weeks.
  • Tennis: (Boys and Girls)
    • Practice/Matches: Monday, Wednesday or both from 3:30-4:30 pm. Tennis matches can fall on either day.
    • Transportation: Parents will be asked to transport kids to and from tennis facility. The Hall of Fame Tennis Club will be used for practices and matches.
    • Season Duration: March 13 – May 5 and May 8 – June 23
    • Cost:
      • $24.00 per session.
      • $48.00 for both Monday and Wednesday
      • $192.00 for once a week for 8 weeks
      • $384.00 for twice a week for 8 weeks
        • The cost of the last session will be prorated for 7 weeks
  • Lacrosse: (Boys and Girls)
    • Practice: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 3:00 – 4:30 pm. Games can fall on either of these days with the possibility of games on Fridays.
    • Transportation:
      • For away games on the island (St. Philomena, Cluny, Gaudet, and Pennfield), buses will only be going to the game. A parent will need to pick child up after game.
      • Buses go both ways for off island games (Wheeler, Lincoln, Rocky Hill, and Barrington Christian Academy).
    • Season Duration: 8 weeks starting in the spring.
    • Cost: None