Foxcroft Academy’s commitment to excellence extends beyond the classroom to the finest playing fields in the region, where our 23 varsity athletic teams have combined to win 21 state titles–11 in the past 12 years–and have also won five coveted Sportsmanship Awards in the past three years alone. The video above, which was created with the help of many students and released in the spring of 2014, provides the best representation of what it means to be an athlete or coach at Foxcroft Academy.
Along with winning championships, the classical ideal of the sound mind in the sound body remains very much the guiding principle of athletics at Foxcroft. Each student’s physical development is an important element of the curriculum not only because a sound physical condition is necessary for mental and spiritual well being, but also because an awareness of the importance of exercise for life-long health should be developed in adolescence. Finally, sports provide a unique opportunity for molding character and building lasting friendships, and for the great but simple pleasure of play.
Athletics and physical development are an integral part of the total learning environment, where the teacher is seen as a coach, the coach as a teacher. The ability of the faculty to serve in a variety of roles and to engage students in a collective endeavor outside the classroom contributes to the uniqueness and exceptional quality of the Foxcroft experience.
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