Head of School John Fixx serves as The Country School's head Cross Country coach. He sees a connection between the grit and teamwork required to perform on an athletic team and the perseverance and teamwork needed to excel in the classroom.
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Sports provide opportunities to learn about perseverance, focus, and the importance of working together —some of the same skills students need when conducting a science experiment, leading a service initiative, or competing in a robotics tournament. Sports teach students that it is OK to fail and that sometimes you can learn more from a loss than you can from a win. We are proud of the fact that, at The Country School, every child has an opportunity to play and that, when they graduate, Country School students know what it means to be a member of a team.
For more from Mr. Fixx, read Running and Rigor, Blisters and Biology, Sweat and Sacrifice at The Country School.