Every student has the opportunity to participate in athletics at Bernard Zell. Our primary commitment is making it possible for all to participate regardless of skill or experience, while still building a strong athletic program that generates school pride and enthusiasm. It’s a spirit of inclusion that matches our overall community approach, where children develop confidence, responsibility and character, pursue a passion, and enrich their potential to learn and grow.
Physical education, after-school programs and interscholastic athletics take place on a field in the heart of our campus, or in our gymnasium or fitness center.
Students in grades six through eight can participate in interscholastic team sports throughout the fall, winter and spring:
Girls’ volleyball, basketball and softball
Boys' basketball and volleyball
Coed soccer, track and field
Intramural opportunities, and more!
Teams practice three to four times per week and participate in games and matches against Chicago-area schools. All of our teams, except our soccer program, are part of the CAMS League Conference. In the spring we invite 5th graders to join the Athletics program and participate with sixth through eighth graders on our Bernard Zell track team.
Whatever passion Bernard Zell students pursue, they benefit from heightened personal integrity and self-discipline, good sportsmanship, self- confidence and pride, an appreciation for competition and perseverance, humility in loss, and the pride of a well-earned win.
To learn more about Middle School physical education, athletic events, or general inquiries, contact Bernard Zell Athletic Director Kyle Sheahan.
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