Room to Run and Grow

Our physical education classes and competitive interscholastic teams support the physical growth and character development of each student. Whether a kindergartener is learning to control their growing body or an eighth grader is mastering advanced game strategy, powerful learning takes place on the field, court, and playground. With an 11-acre campus and seemingly endless green space there is plenty of room and opportunity for Crane students to run and grow.

Physical Education

Work Hard ... Play Hard

With two recess periods per day Crane students have plenty of free-play time but they also need the rigor of a structured physical education program. For at least one hour per week students engage in a variety of competitive games and physical challenges to develop competency in offensive and defensive skills, learn the value of good sportsmanship, and gain a working knowledge of the human body. The physical education program extends beyond soccer skills and competitive play incorporating mindfulness techniques, safety skills, and physical fitness.

Teams

Something to Howl About ... Go Coyotes!

Our interscholastic athletic program provides a positive and inclusive environment for children to develop their athletic abilities while demonstrating responsible behavior, honoring personal integrity, and a genuine concern for others around them. Emphasis on fair play, cooperation, and dedication in a competitive setting fosters the development of personal and social values.

Team opportunities begin at fifth grade and are offered for all skill levels.

Fifth Grade Teams Upper School (6-8) Sports: JV & Varsity Teams
Fall
Co-educational Soccer
Winter
Boys’ Basketball
Girls’ Basketball
Spring
Co-Ed Volleyball
Co-Ed Flag Football
Fall
Girls’ Volleyball
Boys’ Soccer
Winter
Girls’ Soccer
Boys’ Basketball
Spring
Girls’ Basketball
Boys’ Volleyball
Co-Ed Flag Football

 

The sports program is certainly one of the highlights of Upper School. It is competitive but having fun is the most important part.
~ 8th Grade Student

Our Mascot

Meet Rover

We are always on the look out for unique, real-world learning experiences for our students and the naming of our beloved Crane coyote is no exception. In 2013 we conducted our first school-wide election to select a name for our mascot. Students presented “campaign speeches” on behalf of their “candidate” names and “Rover” secured the most votes.  In keeping with the presidential democratic electoral process we will hold an election for our mascot name in every election year. Will the first incumbent name “Rover” continue to win or will a new name be bestowed on our treasured mascot?