Philosophy of MCDS Athletics

At MCDS we believe in education-based athletics allowing our competitive sports to play an active role in our students’ overall experience.  MCDS Athletics offers students opportunities to be leaders, to value teamwork, to respect others and fair play and to improve sports skills in a competitive and healthy learning environment.

Building Teamwork & Self-Confidence 

We offers students the opportunity to develop teamwork, self-confidence, perseverance, sportsmanship, and a lifelong love of physical activity. Each year MCDS evaluates new sports, programs, and ideas to further expand opportunities for our students.  

Student-athletes benefit from our carefully maintained facilities, including our collegiate-level track and gymnasium, as well as our dedicated coaches and supportive school spirit. Our Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) cooperative partnerships with other local high schools provide a range of additional varsity sport challenges to our high school student-athletes.


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Meet Anne Gravel, Athletic Director

This summer, MCDS welcomed Anne Gravel to the role of athletic director. Most recently a teacher, coach, and instructional leader at Middleton High School, Anne is excited to rejoin the world of independent schools. The native New Yorker brings thirty years’ experience working as a teacher and mentor to students and athletes alike to her new position.

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Athletics at MCDS have helped me become a better person because I learned how to time manage and to commit. You see a bigger picture on a team and realize your role and importance. It has taught me the struggle of work, but also the satisfaction gained from accomplishment.

—MCDS High School Student

MCDS Basketball
On The Rise!

The 2021-22 season was an incredible year for the MCDS basketball program, with numerous records broken and success at all levels. After a full season off due to the pandemic, the middle school basketball teams demonstrated great improvement. MCDS was able to field six middle school teams this year: fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade boys, as well as combined fifth and sixth grade, and seventh and eighth grade girls teams. Each team grew in skills and basketball knowledge over the course of the season.

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Pursue their Passion for Soccer

As the MCDS sports program grows, so does the talent and ambition of its student-athletes. Coach Mark Childs inspires team members to work hard, hone their skills, play competitively, and show good sportsmanship. But a few MCDS grads have taken their passion for the game to the next level.

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