A Small Boarding School Plays to Its Strengths
As sub-genre, small boarding schools, offer a more communal and individual boarding experience from than their large school brethren and this certainly true of athletics.
If you’ve got a student body of 140 (or less), filling rosters and competing, in large team sports can prove challenging. Try filling two reasonably competitive soccer, or lacrosse, rosters- varsity and junior varsity- from a pool of 70 boys, or girls, while offering the students a choice of activities. Coaches become recruiters within their school. Sometimes students pull double athletics/activity duty. It’s an upstream swim.