MCDS offers an unusually comprehensive Physical Education and after-school Athletics program. Students of all aptitudes, abilities and ambitions have ample opportunity to learn, evolve, achieve and succeed in a nurturing and supportive environment.
Physical Education classes meet 3-4 times per week for 40-minutes for all students grades K-8. Typical Physical Education units include: movement, group games, cross-country, soccer, volleyball, football, floor hockey, conditioning, ball handling, gymnastics, stunts and apparatus, basketball, team handball, kickball/whiffleball, folk dance, badminton, cricket, softball, and track and field.
Students are encouraged to embrace both “fitness now,” and “fitness for a lifetime.” Physical Education is fun, illuminating, challenging and opportunity for self- discovery and essential social integration.
Student-Athletes seeking an enriching, educational and competitive outlet may begin representing MCDS in interscholastic athletics beginning in the fifth grade. MCDS participates in the Bay Area Independent Athletic League (BAIAL), fielding teams of boys and girls at the Club (6th Grade), Junior Varsity (predominantly 7th Grade), and Varsity (predominantly 8th Grade) levels.
Sports offered include: volleyball, cross- country, soccer and basketball . Values emphasized on athletic teams are: commitment, persistence, resilience, and perspective. All teams recognize that one goal of an athletic event is to win, and players and coaches will employ specific strategies for success.
In addition, teams are conscious that they are representing MCDS in the larger community, so their personal conduct assumes equal value with their competitive efforts.