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At Thayer, our athletics philosophy serves our institutional mission, and we believe that every student should participate in physical activities to balance the significant time and energy spent toward academics and other extracurricular activities to ensure overall health and wellness.

The Middle and Upper School athletic, physical education, and health and wellness requirements–each year offering opportunities in interscholastic athletics, physical education classes, and classroom programs–allow students to learn, compete, and grow in mind and body. The benefits of team sports, physical education, and health education include:

  • The experience of teamwork, competition, sportsmanship, winning, and losing
  • Development of relationships and self-confidence, plus physical and life skills
  • Knowledge of nutrition, fitness, and mental relaxation
  • Development of leadership skills, discipline, and a strong sense of self

Thayer is a charter member of the Independent School League (ISL) and games and matches against several non-league teams are also scheduled in most sports. Thayer is also a member of the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC), which sponsors many postseason tournaments.

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The Future of Thayer Athletics


Updates to Athletics Facilities

Work is in progress on the first phase – to upgrade the usability of our Main Campus Athletic Fields. Once completed, this will allow more home games to take place on the Main Campus rather than at the South Athletic Campus. This work will be done in two phases, explained below.

These steps, along with recent upgrades to the SAC turf fields, Memorial and Alumni Gyms, the varsity locker rooms, and the resurfacing of the track, plus plans to construct a field house (on a site about a mile from campus) represent steps being taken to provide Thayer students with versatile, top-notch facilities across the full spectrum of athletic offerings.

Phase 1

The area that once hosted MS field hockey and softball along with the JV and varsity baseball fields is now being re-graded and will soon be re-sodded. This area will host a regulation soccer field in the fall season and new varsity/JV baseball and softball fields in the spring.

Rendering, Phase I

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Phase 2

Next summer, the two adjacent fields (currently used for soccer in the fall) will be converted to all-weather turf surfaces. By fall 2016, these new surfaces will be home to field hockey, JV boys’ and girls’ soccer, and practice football. In the spring, the fields will be used for lacrosse and MS baseball.

Rendering, Phase II

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