Our son is very athletic and was very excited to be able to participate on the school sports teams. The physical education teacher also leads the sports teams. Our son is really enjoying this aspect at the school. The school has tournaments with other private schools and he is getting much more exposure to athletics and other clubs than at his other school. As mentioned above, he is thriving!
BHS has endless opportunities for extracurricular activities. They have clubs for recycling and compost, yoga, school garden and first lego league, and student council! They also have varsity sports- soccer, basketball, volleyball, cross country, indoor track, outdoor track, badminton.... it goes on. There are opportunities for children to participate in competitive sports (no previous experience required!) as well as in non competitive clubs. Each is led by a teacher with special interests in the subject and are either run during lunch/recess or immediately after school. Convenient and fun!
Yes, the school does a great job of focusing on the "whole child." My children are very young, so have not yet had the chance to try out all the extracurriculars offered, but have had the chance to join choir, reading club, the "green team" and the cross country team. I anticipate that they will enjoy all that Braemar has to offer as they get older, but am so impressed by all that they have gotten to do so far.
It's rather amazing the amount of extracurricular opportunities there are at Braemar House School, considering the relatively small size of the staff and students. All the major sports are offered, at various levels, as well as some niche sports that are often not found in many public schools (for example, curling and lacrosse clinics, to name a couple). There are competitive teams but also intramurals that encourage a love of play. Arts opportunities are aplenty, both within and outside the school, most notably the choir that performs at important events including those that recognize Remembrance Day. Competitive teams in robotics (First Lego League) are engaged in competitions yet don't lose sight of the importance of developing teamwork skills and perseverance in problem-solving.