Though ASW athletics are secondary to the academic program, it is compatible with the academic mission of the school in providing opportunities to develop skills and practice teamwork, discipline, and leadership.
Practices for Middle & High School sports are generally held on Tuesdays and Thursdays with games scheduled for Saturdays (when available). Practices for High School sports are generally held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays with games scheduled for Saturdays (when available). ASW High School Athletic Department fields both Boys' and Girls' Varsity and Junior Varsity Teams.
Practices begin the second week of the school season and culminate in the season-end CEESA or SCIS tournaments. Two weeks before the tournament, a traveling team is chosen, though all players are welcome to practice with the team up until the tournament. In the case that ASW is hosting the tournament, ASW may field two home teams.
Players are responsible for their academic responsibilities when playing for the team, and all players are responsible for costs incurred traveling with the team, including plane fare and visa fees, should visas be required.
All players, traveling or not, are required to house visiting students when ASW hosts competitions or conventions.
Beyond athletics, ASW offers a wide variety of extracurricular program options for and Middle and High school students. Most programs occur after the formal school day, with some activities and clubs meeting before school, weekends or during special periods during the day. Many of the Middle & High school programs include a trip to a tournament, festival or event in Poland or another destination in Europe.
There are a number of after-school activities available at the Middle School level, including, clubs, cultural exchanges, academic competitions, student government and other student-led organizations. Every attempt is made to coordinate the schedules of all activity groups to allow students to experience as many activities as possible. Parental guidance is important in helping students decide how to balance sport and club participation with academics, family life, and special interests such as music lessons and engagements in the community.
Most programs occur after the formal school day, with some activities and clubs meeting before school, weekends or during special periods during the day. Many of the Middle & High school programs include a trip to a tournament, festival or event in Poland or another destination in Europe.
In the Upper School many co-curricular activities provide opportunities and environments where students can learn skills and grow personally. We encourage all students to participate in areas such as student government, sports, music, art, drama and community affairs. Parental guidance is important as students learn how to balance sport and club participation with academics and family life.
The activities offered are dependent on what current students want, as well as what our teachers and the community is able to offer.
ASW also offers a wide variety of activity programs for elementary students. Most programs occur after the formal school day, with some activities meeting before school. Over the course of the school year, ASW offers ES students the opportunity to participate in three sessions of elementary activities (Autumn, Winter, Spring). Each session lasts seven weeks and involves more than 20 different activities for elementary students. ASW teachers and staff lead these programs and provide a variety of co-curricular experiences for our students.