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.