At The Grauer School, every student has the opportunity to play sports and compete in athletic competitions at both the middle school and high school levels. Students who may not have been selected for large high school teams will not have that limitation here. Everyone who wants to be a part of a team will have the opportunity to do so.
The objective of our athletic program is to teach kids about sports, give them a structured environment in which to compete and excel, and understand the joys and responsibilities of being part of a team. We stress fitness, positivity and encouragement, inclusiveness, commitment and fun.
Students are required to take physical education during middle school. Three years of PE are required for high school students (one more year than is required by the State of California).
Interscholastic Sports – Three Seasons
For high school interscholastic athletics, The Grauer School partners with St. Joseph’s Academy to offer varsity and junior varsity sports. Students may letter in golf, tennis, football, boys’ basketball, girls and boys track and field, girls’ volleyball and girls’ basketball. Golf and tennis are planned for the 2010 – 2011 academic year. The St. Joseph’s/Grauer partnership team is sanctioned by the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and will be competing in Division 4. Grauer School transcripts are approved by the NCAA
Middle school athletes compete in the Independent Middle School League. Students may choose the following after-school sports: boys’ flag football, boys’ basketball, boys’ soccer, girls’ volleyball, girls’ basketball, and girls’ soccer, coed cross country, coed tennis, coed golf, coed fencing, and coed track and field.
Club sports rotate throughout the year, including surfing, fencing, martial arts, dodge ball, field hockey, yoga, dance, and more.
Students wishing to obtain credit for physical education outside of school may do so with the approval of our athletic director.
Emerging and world-class athletes have long sought out The Grauer School for its academic reputation and scheduling flexibility. We work closely with these students to create an independent studies program that accommodates their training schedule. If you are an athlete requiring flexibility along with a college prep education, please contact the Admissions office for details.