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Athletics at Wye River Upper School

“...exercise is as effective as certain medications for treating anxiety and depression.” -John J. Ratey

One of our favorite resources on this topic is author and psychiatrist, John Ratey.

Because athletic activities play an important part in a student's full development and growth, we emphasize teamwork and personal improvement in all of our sports. Because we value athletics so much for all students, we have a “no cut” policy for our teams so all students have the opportunity to play a competitive sport, whereas, in other school settings, they may not get the chance. Regardless of a student’s past athletic experience, there is a climate of support and encouragement, all the while striving for improved skills and excellence. Experienced athletes mentor students who are new to a sport. Many of our students never imagined they could compete athletically, let alone be genuinely encouraged by a team of friends. Hard work and determination enable all of our student-athletes to reach new heights.

Two high school students practicing weight training at the YMCA
WRUS offers competetive sports, such as cross country to all students.

Non-competitive offerings, such as yoga, walking, and dance are rotated in from year to year based on student interest. We offer competitive athletic options for our students as well.

For further information regarding Wye River athletics please contact Athletic Director, Ron Vener at (443)262-8260 or

The following sports and activities are offered over the course of the school year:

Interscholastic Competitive Co-ed Soccer

Interscholastic Competitive Co-ed Basketball

Interscholastic Competitive Co-ed Volleyball

Interscholastic Competitive Co-ed Cross Country

Personal Fitness

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