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Something for everyone

At our Boston private school we believe every student should have the opportunity to participate in athletics, and we offer a broad range of sports activities beginning at age 4.

Year 8 - Erin

Our aim in Physical Education is to introduce students to a wide variety of sports and activities with the hope that they leave BISB recognizing the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle after developing a love for physical activity. There is a particular focus on developing fitness, communication, collaboration and progression through hard work with leadership opportunities, various sports-related fixtures and inter-house competitions being offered throughout the school year. Students have the chance to develop further through extracurricular activities and are encouraged to join clubs offered through BISB during each term. The department realizes the huge impact that sport can play in a child’s life and we relish the chance to inspire and motivate children throughout the school.

In the Early Years Program, physical activity plays a vital part in the development of a child. The children focus on developing basic movement skills with participation and enjoyment being key. Foundation Stage children are taught the basics of movement using a variety of skills through fun, inclusive and active games. The emphasis is placed on the ABCs (Agility, Balance, Coordination and Speed) as children progress through the Lower Primary and Upper Primary School. Students are exposed to a huge variety of sporting activities, which help them to develop an array of different skills with fitness for life being a focus in every topic.

Engagement, fun, and maximum activity is crucial in Middle & High School as the department focuses on nurturing the passion for sport and physical activity.  The curriculum that BISB offers is a broad and balanced range of activities to develop the all-round P.E. student.  Fitness for life, leadership, sportsmanship and hard work are emphasized throughout each lesson.  Children are able to implement these fully during regular inter-house and inter-school competitions. The IGCSE P.E. course allows children to constantly strive for personal development in four different sports throughout the two year course.

We believe that every student has the ability to achieve and can find an activity which they enjoy. The department is fully focused on making sure that all students enjoy sport and value the importance of living a healthy active lifestyle.

Early Years: Students have Physical Education classes twice each week. Students have exposure to a range of activities and work on gross motor skills. 

Years 1 – 2: Students have Physical Education classes twice per week and learn the basics of a variety of sports and the rules associated with those sports.

Years 3 – 6: Students have Physical Education classes twice each week and participate in intramural sports. 

Middle & High School: Students have Physical Education twice each week and have the opportunity to join school teams. Competitive sports take place after school.

Club sports are available after school to students beginning at age 4, with a wide range of activities available throughout the school year. From baseball, badminton and tennis to soccer, cricket and basketball, we aim to ensure each individual child can find an activity they enjoy.

Our annual Sports Day event, held for students from Toddlers through High School, encourages students to try athletic activities they may not have tried otherwise. During Sports Day, students work together in their School Houses in a series of athletic competitions to earn House points, building camaraderie between students of varying ages and encouraging the enjoyment of an active lifestyle.


Middle School Boys Soccer Team

After-School Clubs

Middle School Soccer

BISB has competitive Middle School Girls and Boys teams. The teams have 1 hour training sessions three times per week and play independent schools in the area, including: Dexter/Southfield; Brimmer and May; The Rashi School; Boston Trinity Academy; Winsor; Fenn; and Meadowbrook. 

High School Soccer (Varsity Level)

BISB has competitive High School Girls and Boys teams. The teams have 1 hour training sessions three times per week and play independent schools in the area, including: Dexter/Southfield; Brimmer and May; International School of Boston; and Boston Trinity Academy.

Middle School Basketball

BISB has competitive High School Girls and Boys teams. The teams have 1.5 hour training sessions twice per week and play independent schools in the area, including: Dexter/Southfield; Brimmer and May; International School of Boston; The Rashi School; Boston Trinity Academy; Derby Academy; Mother Caroline Academy; Fessenden; Meadowbrook; and Park.

Curling Club

Open to all Middle & High School students, the BISB team is part of small league that includes teams from Brimmer and May School, Dexter/Southfield, Winsor, Boston Latin and Brookline High School. The team meets twice per week for 1.5 hour training/match sessions. All of the practices and matches are held at the Brookline Country Club.

Cross Country Running Club

Open to all Middle & High School students, the BISB team competes in local Cross Country Meets with independent schools in the area. Opponents include: Brimmer and May; Park; Dexter/Southfield; Meadowbrook; Derby Academy; BB&N; and Shady Hill. The team has 1 hour training sessions twice per week.

Non-Competitive Athletic Clubs

In addition to our competitive sports, students are encouraged to try new activities. Non-competitive teams include Flag Football, High School Basketball, lacrosse, and tennis.





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Athletics Success

The growth of BISB athletics programs has been a focus for our school over the last few years. With the addition of spring and summer programs aimed to help students transitioning to Middle School get involved in athletics, we look forward to seeing even more growth in our sports teams in the years to come. 

Last year, three of our soccer teams- Middle School Girls, High School Girls and High School Boys- all ended their seasons undefeated. Our Middle School Boys team also had a successful season, beating some tough local teams.

We hold School Spirit Days each fall to celebrate the successes of all our sports teams, and to involve the whole school in building school spirit. 

High School Girls Soccer Team
Middle School Girls Soccer team