At Woodstock Day School, we understand the value of physical education, athletic achievement, and team sports.
We further build teamwork and character through good sportsmanship while teaching elements of respect, kindness, inclusion, and perseverance. Younger and older teams share the fields on and off campus and often participate in the same drills, which further enhances the end-to-end experience for students.
Regardless of a student’s abilities, everyone makes the team at WDS.
In striving to create an environment that supports our students’ wide range of interests and physical abilities, we are proud to offer a diverse array of sports options, including co-ed and single gender team sports, intramurals, and special athletic events.
Students in 4th Grade and up are eligible to participate in the after-school sports. Sports are coached by teachers, parents and community members. Athletic programming may vary year-to-year based on student interest. Previous options for students have included:
- Mud Runs/Muddy Dash
- Run Clubs
- Ultimate Frisbee
WDS associates with members of the Hudson Valley Athletic League (HVAL), and the Mid Hudson Christian School Athletic League (MHCSAL). Regular opponents include Oakwood Friends School, Poughkeepsie Day School, Wawarsing Christian, Marvelwood School, Faith Christian School, Darrow School, Kildonan School, Good Shepherd, Kingston Catholic, West Point Junior Black Knights, and New York Military Academy.
WDS maintains practice facilities for short-sided soccer, and can train 5th-7th Grade teams in our gym. We use the excellent soccer facility at Cantine Recreation Complex in Saugerties for all of our soccer games, as well as ultimate frisbee; and the Donlon Gymnasium in Saugerties for all of our home basketball games.
In 2022, WDS will be installing outdoor exercise equipment stations to provide additional strength and conditioning opportunities for our athletes while they enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings of our glorious campus.