Children grow in profound ways and are challenged to compete best in a supportive environment. Developing strength of character, integrity, and leadership are key elements to our athletic program at Live Oak Waldorf School. We also support our students in any way to help them succeed in their goals. Important life skills are attained including the value of hard work, team building, and perseverance that help prepare for life beyond the middle school.
Students at Live Oak Waldorf benefit from many years of movement and PE classes starting from 1st grade on and by 6th grade are ready for the joys and disappointments of competitive team sports. In 6th grade, students may participate on the cross-country running team and the school basketball teams.
The Live Oak Cross Country team competes in the fall against local schools in meets held in Placer and Nevada counties. Most meets are invitational-styled competitions which offer a wide field of runners to compete against. Live Oak students are often in the top standings in their grades.
Both boys and girls basketball teams play in the winter. Practices start in December and games are played on Saturdays throughout the months of January and February. Live Oak competes against other Waldorf schools from Sacramento and the Bay Area with an exciting playoff tournament held at the end of February. Live Oak teams have won and placed well in the tournament many times over the years.
There are no cuts or try-outs to participate on a team. Any child who wishes to play may participate. The goal being to give all students the opportunity to participate in—and learn about—sports they are interested in
Our coaches share a love of their sport and a dedication to the mission of the school's sports programs: teamwork, discipline, sportsmanship, and integrity.
Students often get to know other Waldorf students in the region after several years of competing together in basketball and at the curriculum-related athletic events of Pentathlon in 5th grade, the Medieval Games in 6th grade, an Explorer's Tournament in 7th grade, and a track meet in 8th grade.