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RSSAA - Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor

Extracurricular and Athletics

Extracurricular Activities

We offer several organized extracurricular activities for our students in grades 5-8.  In addition to those listed below, we will consider other possibilities, if student and parent interest is sufficient.

After-School Sports Club

Rudolf Steiner School offers a variety of sports experiences for our students beginning in Grade 5.  The Sports Club is offered to students in grades 5 and 6.  It is an optional athletic program with a non-competitive atmosphere that helps to prepare students for competitive sports in the older grades.  The emphasis is on:

  • Motor skill development
  • Knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics
  • Enjoyment from an athletic experience

Each season, we will offer an introduction to sports and games including Flag Football, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Lacrosse, Golf, and Tennis.

Team Sports

Team sports can be a wonderful experience for students.  Lessons about persistence, effort and sportsmanship that are learned on the field can be carried into the rest of life.  RSSAA offers competitive seasonal sports for students in grades 5-8.  Our program emphasizes healthy competition, teamwork and support, enjoyment and physical development.

The school belongs to the Ann Arbor Independent Athletic Association (AAIAA) and is in a league with other private and parochial schools.  In addition to regular games against the other teams in our league, all teams participate in a league tournament at the end of season.  Sports seasons generally run eight weeks with an average of two games per week.  We participate in:

Fall: Girls Volleyball, Co-ed Soccer
Winter: Boys and Girls Basketball
Spring: Track

Robotics Club

Middle school students explore robot building and competing as members of the robotics club. The goal of the club is to encourage a love for technology and to give the students the chance to experience their visions becoming reality.

Each year we enter the FIRST FTC competitions as the Fighting Gnomes.  We join our alliance partners to see who can successfully complete the year’s challenge. Each team member chooses one or more areas to focus on during the season.  These can include learning how to write, test, and debug code, as well as design, build and drive our robot during the season. The team also joins the high school team and other robotics teams in workshops, camps, and build sessions throughout the year.

The robotics club also welcomes parent participation. Experience in robotics or technology is not needed as students, parents, and mentors become proficient as the season progresses.