Hail! Hail! Meadows Mustangs! Participation in athletics provides many opportunities to round out a Meadows education. Starting in Lower School, students receive physical education several times a week to better the mind-body connection. Sports are introduced in an age-appropriate way that translates to more competitive play in the higher levels. As students progress into Middle and Upper School, a greater emphasis is placed on specific skills.
In conjunction with the Nevada Interscholastic Athletic Association (NIAA), the Athletic Department sets policies and procedures that govern the spirit of competition at TMS. These policies and procedures require parental support, which are achieved through proactive communication. Athletic traditions are created and maintained through hard work and dedication to the program. Student-athletes and their families are an integral part of building this type of tradition at TMS.
The Meadows athletic program is built on four principles:
- Participation in athletics at The Meadows School is a privilege extended to every student who is eligible under the regulations set by the School and NIAA. With every privilege comes responsibility.
- Participation in athletics teaches students fair play through sportsmanship, citizenship, and teamwork.
- Participation in athletics rewards hard work and dedication.
- Participation in athletics provides fitness benefits to be enjoyed for a lifetime.
With a full range of Middle School, junior varsity, and varsity sports, The Meadows provides the complete sporting experience for our student-athletes. The School has won 41 state championships in a variety of sports, and a number of our student-athletes have gone on to compete at the college level. The Meadows School encourages a healthy school-life balance and many students participate in two to three varsity sports a year.
The Beginning School encourages physical education and health for all age groups. Large muscle skills are developed through balance beam, hopping, galloping, and jumping. Life skills through sports and games such as teamwork, good sportsmanship, and following auditory instructions are also introduced. Additionally, lessons in major body parts, nutrition, and healthy habits are part of the yearly curriculum.
The physical education program is a sequential development of physical, mental, and emotional fitness through basic, creative movement. This includes skill development, sportsmanship, and aspects of mental, social, and physical health. For more details on the Lower School physical education program, please review our Lower School curriculum guide.