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The Burlington School Athletics Program

The athletic program at The Burlington School challenges students to pursue athletic excellence, while honoring each student as an individual with unique potential. Students who participate in athletics are given support and guidance as they develop and refine their athletic skill, improve their physical fitness, and build a higher degree of self-confidence.

Our athletic coaches emphasize the importance of self-discipline, leadership, personal sacrifice, and responsibility, while helping student-athletes identify themselves as part of a team.

Participation in athletics at TBS is a privilege. Students who wish to participate must adhere to the Honor Code, exhibit appropriate behavior in class and at practice, and work to achieve a balance that allows for success in the classroom as well as in the athletic arena.

In addition to our athletic teams, we offer Healthful Living that all Pre-, Lower, and Middle School students take. Healthful Living gets students up and moving during the day; it is structured much like a traditional gym class. Healthful Living takes its name from its additional components of teaching students about healthy choices. 

Athletics in Middle School
The purpose of athletics at the Middle School level is to develop skills, sportsmanship, and behaviors that are part of a healthy, active life. With the exception of sports that have facility-related limitations on the number of participants (i.e. golf and tennis), TBS does not conduct skill-based cuts for its athletic teams because participation is the key emphasis at this level. Skill, effort, and attendance in practice, as well as attitude and conduct, will influence playing time. However, coaches will make every effort to get each student-athlete into each game.

Our Middle School athletes participate in the Mid-Carolina Conference.

Athletics in Upper School

The purpose of this program is to develop skills, sportsmanship and behaviors that are part of a healthy, active life. TBS will conduct skill-based cuts for its athletic teams if there are a high number of students wishing to participate. Competition and preparation are key areas of emphasis at this level. Skill, effort and attendance in practice, as well as attitude and conduct, will influence playing time.

We are currently members of the Mid-Carolina Conference.

Our student-athletes are supported in part by The Spartans Club (athletic boosters). The Spartans Club is an organization comprised of parents who work to enhance the quality of our athletics program. Proceeds from The Spartans Club support fund items such as new uniforms and equipment. Please consider joining The Spartans Club in support of our student-athletes.


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