Middle School teams are more developmental in nature and playing on a team offers not only a chance to enjoy the sport, but also a valuable participatory experience for each athlete. This applies to all team members from standouts to substitutes who play a supporting role. In keeping with the Thayer philosophy that athletics are an integral part of a student’s curriculum, students should plan their participation with the help of their advisors – this discussion will help everyone gain a better understanding of each child’s overall school program. All Middle School participants are expected to receive fairly equal playing time over the course of the entire season. All team information is available via www.thayer.org/TeamSchedules.
Jon Butler P ‘25 teaches 5th, 6th, and 7th-grade science at Thayer Academy Middle School. He also coaches boys soccer and coed tennis for the Middle School. Jon came to Thayer after teaching high school science for nearly 20 years. He started his career at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Virginia, before teaching 12 years at Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill. He has experience teaching all levels of biology, chemistry, and physics while also teaching elective classes in forensics, advanced DNA, and genetics. Jon brings with him a wealth of experience in engineering and robotics, having helped to develop those programs at Beaver. He can often be found playing in the Collaborative Design Lab (CDL) looking for new projects to incorporate into his curriculum. Jon resides in North Attleboro with his wife Allison and two children, Dylan ‘25 and Hadley. In his free time, Jon likes going to the beach, watching movies, playing golf, enjoying various watersports, and cheering on all of his favorite sports teams.