Athletic Programs

In the early grades, games classes are taught by the class teacher or a specialty teacher. These classes focus on cooperative games that foster class community. In 5th grade, students are taught how to run, wrestle, throw the discus and javelin, and perform the running long jump. They then participate in the Greek pentathlon with students from regional Waldorf schools. Physical education classes in the Middle School have included instruction in dance, yoga, and archery.

Students in the upper grades are eligible to participate in after-school sports. Soccer is offered in the fall and spring and basketball in the winter.


RWS has a middle school soccer team for students in grades 6-8.  There are no try outs but players are expected to attend a majority of practices and games, give  coaches, players, referees and other teams respect, and bring enthusiasm and interest to the sport. There is a seasonal fee of $100 which includes a  jersey. All players need to have their own cleats, shin guards, black shorts and black socks.

In Spring, 5th graders are invited to participate in practices after Spring Break to give them an opportunity to become familiar with the sport.  They may be invited to play in some games at the coach’s discretion.

Practice Schedule:

The team practices Mondays and Wednesdays 3:15-4:45 on school grounds.  Games are played Fridays and/or Tuesdays at Sabot at Stony Point School at either 3:30, 4:30 or 5:30. The Fall season runs from September through November.  The Spring season runs from mid-March through mid-May.

Soccer Team Staff: 

Malak Thabet, Head Coach

Matthew Thornton, Assistant Coach

Megan Chase, Manager

Go Gnomes!

Richmond Waldorf School