Upper School

Our Philosophy: 
We believe the merits of the Five Stars are taught on the playing fields as well as in the classroom.
To understand that participating in athletics is a privilege and not a right, Brookfield Academy athletes learn to be diligent in preparation, relentless in effort, disciplined by nature, respectful in actions, self-controlled with words, humble in spirit, and determined in the pursuit of excellence.

We believe the merits of the Five Stars are taught on the playing fields as well as in the classroom. The abstract ideals of the Five Stars are demonstrated and nurtured by our coaches with the expectation that they will someday guide the concrete actions and decisions of our graduates. Interscholastic team sports provide an ideal opportunity for students to mature physically and emotionally, while learning the virtues of teamwork, fair play, leadership, and hard work. Accordingly, we maintain a “no-cut” policy for Lower School, Middle School, Upper School freshmen, and Upper School junior varsity teams, while valuing varsity team membership as a privilege to be earned by those athletes exhibiting the necessary skills, dedication, and work ethic to promote a successful athletic program. Concurrently, we believe every team member deserves the chance to participate to the maximum of his or her individual ability in a competitive team environment. Furthermore, we expect that players, coaches, and fans will at all times reflect the highest standard of the Five Stars in their personal conduct as they represent Brookfield Academy at athletic activities.

Coaches at all levels take pride in coaching and developing young men and women—not just athletes. Coaches and teachers monitor athletes’ academic standing during the sports season and expect students to maintain acceptable academic standards in order to continue athletic participation.

Fall Sports

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  • Boys Soccer

    Coach Bio: Coach Lee Rogers enters his 22nd year as head soccer coach at Brookfield Academy. Lee also serves as the girls varsity soccer head coach and physical education teacher in the Lower and Middle Schools. Lee is a two-time state champion in girls soccer, a former Wisconsin Private High School Coach of the Year, and a member of the Wisconsin Soccer Association Hall of Fame.
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  • Coed Cross Country

    Coach Bio: Coach John Herod enters his third year as head coach of the cross country program at Brookfield Academy. In the spring, Coach Herod coaches the distance runners in the track program at BA. In the fall of 2021, both the boys and girls cross country programs finished runner-up at sectionals and earned a trip as a team to WIAA Division 3 State in Wisconsin Rapids.
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  • Football

    Coach Bio: Coach Jon Kahle enters his 11th year as head varsity football coach and Athletic Director at Brookfield Academy. Kahle also served as a Western Civilization teacher for freshman and sophomores. In his 10 years as head football coach, his teams qualified for the WIAA State playoffs eight times. In the summer of 2021, Kahle was nominated and coached in the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All Star Game.
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  • Girls Field Hockey

    Coach Bio: Coach Katie Schlosser (class of 1998) enters her 10th year as head field hockey coach at Brookfield Academy. Katie also serves in the English Department in the Upper School. She is a three-time state champion in 2016, 2017, and 2018. In 2018, Coach Schlosser won the Positive Coaching Alliance coveted Double-Goal Coach for her positive impact on youth sports.
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  • Girls Swimming

    Coach Bio: Coach Jake Klavens enters his second season as head girls swim coach at Brookfield Academy. Prior to BA, Jake was the head boys swim coach from 2017 to 2021 at Washington Township High School in New Jersey. Under his leadership, his teams advanced to the Team state championship three years in a row.
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  • Girls Tennis

    Coach Bio: Coach Michael Rajchel (class of 2016) enters his second year as head girls tennis coach at Brookfield Academy. Michael also serves in the Advancement Department at Brookfield Academy with a focus on alumni relations. In the spring, Coach Rajchel leads the boys tennis program at BA. In a short period of time Michael has enjoyed success, including a 2021 Boys Tennis Division 2 WIAA Team State Runner-up and an Individual State Champion in doubles.
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  • Girls Volleyball

    Coach Bio: Coach Heather Singer led the girls volleyball team on an interim basis during the 2021 volleyball season. All interested candidates in the head volleyball coaching position should email Jon Kahle, Athletic Director.
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Winter Sports

Boys Basketball: Varsity | Junior Varsity | Freshman
Girls Basketball: Varsity | Junior Varsity
Coed Fencing
Coed Skiing
Boys Swimming: Varsity
Girls Hockey Co-op

Spring Sports

Girls Soccer: Varsity | Junior Varsity
Girls Softball: Varsity
Boys Track & Field: Varsity | Junior Varsity
Girls Track & Field: Varsity | Junior Varsity
Boys Baseball: Varsity | Junior Varsity
Boys Tennis: Varsity | Junior Varsity
Boys Golf: Varsity | Junior Varsity

Strength and Conditioning

Brookfield Academy sees the virtue of properly instructed strength and conditioning based on the latest scientific research. In an effort to improve performance on the athletic field, Brookfield Academy sees the importance of providing a safe and effective fitness program for its student-athletes. Student-athletes will be engaged in a program to improve flexibility, balance, speed, agility, injury prevention, and strength. The overall goal of our program is for students to use these workouts as a foundation for making important, lifelong fitness decisions. All strength and conditioning sessions are instructed by a certified Strength and Conditioning Coach in accordance with Brookfield Academy’s overall mission.

Strength and Conditioning sessions are offered Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday in Patriot Hall’s Fitness Center from 3:30 - 5 pm.

Spencer Francis Class of 2015

“Athletics at BA taught me several valuable life lessons that enhanced the things I learned in the classroom. My experience has taught me that through hard work, anything is possible. Being a captain has taught me leadership, communication, and integrity – allowing me to excel not only as an athlete, but as a scholar and an individual as well.”

Coaches Corner

*WSN’s "Coaches Corner" articles are written by high school coaches, providing a unique perspective on topics both on and off the court that impact the game and prep sports in general. See the article written by Jon Kahle, BA football coach and athletic director.


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  • State Affiliations

    WIAA: Brookfield Academy is a member of the WIAA (Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association) and sponsors several sports that com­pete in different divisions of the WIAA. Within those divisions, post-season playoffs are conducted that determine a state champion in each sport. Divisions are determined by the number of schools participat­ing in the sport and the student population for each.The largest schools compete in the Division 1.

    Brookfield Academy sponsors sports that compete in the following WIAA divisions:
    • Baseball (boys), Division 3
    • Basketball (boys and girls), Division 3
    • Cross Country (boys and girls), Division 3
    • Football (boys), Division 5
    • Golf (boys), Division 2
    • Soccer (boys and girls), Division 4
    • Softball (girls), Division 3
    • Swimming (boys and girls), Division 2
    • Tennis (boys and girls), Division 2
    • Track & Field (boys and girls), Division 2
    • Volleyball (girls), Division 3
    • Wrestling co-op (boys), Division 2

    WHSFHA: Brookfield Academy is a member of the WHSFHA (Wisconsin High School Field Hockey Association), which is composed of nine area schools of various sizes that compete in Field Hockey in the fall. The season concludes with a state championship tournament. The schools in the WHSFA are:

    Arrowhead, Brookfield Academy, Divine Savior Holy Angels, Kettle Moraine, Living Word Lutheran, Trinity Academy, University Lake School, University School of Milwaukee,and Wayland Academy
  • Conference Affiliations

    Midwest Classic Conference: Brookfield Academy is part of the nine-member Midwest Classic Conference. The conference includes the following schools:

    Brookfield Academy, Heritage Christian, Lake Country Lutheran, Living Word Lutheran, Messmer, St. John’s Northwest Military Academy, HOPE Christian, University School of Milwaukee, and St. Francis.

    Conference champions are determined by regular-season standings or post-season tournaments. Conference championships are awarded in cross country, track and field, basketball, baseball, football, golf, soccer, volleyball, and wrestling.

    Independent: Brookfield Academy’s boys and girls swim and tennis teams compete in meets throughout the school year and have no conference alignment. These teams compete in WIAA sectional and state championship competition.

    Fencing is a sport at Brookfield Academy that competes against local and Chicago area schools.

    MHSSC: The Brookfield Academy ski team com­petes in meets throughout January, February, and March in the MHSSC (Midwest High School Ski Conference). A team of BA skiers and skiers from other cooperative high schools compete against 24 other teams at competitions held at Alpine Valley, Sunburst, and Heiliger Huegel. The state championship ski meet is held in La Crosse.
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