Philosophy & Overview
Tiger Pride: a tradition based in community, character, pursuit of excellence, and the holistic development of our students.
At Greenwich Country Day School, we take pride in our Tigers’ excellence both in the classroom and on the field, the court, the ice, and in the pool. Starting in nursery, students develop a passion for fitness and wellness throughout our school-wide athletics curriculum, fostering a commitment to positive lifestyle habits. Students will recognize many of their coaches from the classroom, who partner with full-time coaches on staff. Through a deep understanding of sport and the teaching that makes for great coaching, our athletics staff and coaches prepare students for success during and after GCDS by instilling integrity, respect, determination and the importance of leading by example in every athlete. Tiger athletes of all ages are held to the highest standards of character, sportsmanship, and competition within the 32 athletic programs GCDS offers.
Our varsity teams support students with goals to compete at collegiate and professional levels beyond GCDS. As we strive for athletic excellence, we are excited to debut our state-of-the-art athletics facilities designed for the optimal development of our student-athletes of all ages and skill levels. For details on these exciting facilities and future plans, please read here.
GCDS is committed to developing our students in mind, body, and spirit. Toward this aim, our program plays an important role in the experience of our students and brings spirit and pride to the community.
"Our athletic program is strongly competitive and committed to bringing out the best in each of our athletes. It reflects the values and mission of our school and is anchored in character and unity. GCDS coaches are known not only for their skill in developing teams that excel but also for the way they help our student athletes grow as individuals who make a positive difference in our community.
- Tim Helstein, Athletic Director