Sports

Physical exercise and education are an important element in Creative Arts’ program. In the lower grades, classroom teachers regularly organize games and exercise with their students during time spent “on the yard” throughout the day. In addition, students meet with our physical education teacher weekly for exercising, sports, and games.

At the middle school level, students receive physical education three days each week. Students receive direct instruction and modeling in many competitive and non-competitive games and activities, such as lacrosse, ultimate frisbee, track, volleyball, basketball, softball, futsal, kickball, soccer, dodgeball, and flag football.

In the 5th grade and above, students are also encouraged to participate at no cost in Creative Arts’ competitive sports teams. In fall, students compete in track and field and volleyball. Winter features basketball and table tennis, while spring teams include futsal (indoor soccer) and tennis. All interested students are placed on a team that best fits their level of play, and practices are held two days each week. Most equipment is provided.

Creative Arts participates in the San Francisco Athletic League, a collective formed by athletic directors from middle schools throughout the city. Teachers, parents, and alumni volunteers coach Creative Arts’ teams.

Sports are also showcased each season through the Creative Arts community tradition of hosting students vs. staff basketball and futsal games.

  • Fall Sports (Tennis & Volleyball-Coed) Sept-Nov.
  • Winter Sports (Table Tennis & Basketball) Dec-Feb
  • Spring Sports (Track & Field and Futsal-Coed) Mar-May
Free to all students 5-8th grades
  • Uniforms provided
  • Sports league: San Francisco Independent Athletic League
The San Francisco Independent Athletic League is a comprised of a group of small schools that work cooperatively to provide middle school age students (5-8th Grades) with team and individual sports options.  There are elected officials who assure that all areas of group interest/responsibility are completed to enable effective, fair and enjoyable sporting events.
Participating schools: Gateway, KIPP Bayview, Lycée, Synergy, Alt. School, Alta Vista School
Athletic Director: Maria Jenerik
Opportunities to support: Coaching, snacks, driving to events, clean uniforms, equipment purchase or maintenance.

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