Athletics

Near North’s curriculum is built around teaching the entire child —mind and body. Younger students are given practical life work, integrating large-motor activities that build the capacity for future small-motor activities. All primary and elementary students are encouraged to take part in developmental gym—structured physical education activities to help with self-regulation, expelling excess energy, and returning focus.

As young students build cognitive strength through whole-body motions, our older students learn to develop their physical abilities and social skills through team sports. NNM teams play in Chicago-Area Montessori Sports league.

Athletics are offered all-year round and are divided into three seasons:


  • Fall: Girls Volleyball (6-8th gr); Boys Flag Football (6-8th gr); Boys Soccer (6-8th gr)
  • Winter: Girls Basketball (5th gr, 6-8th gr); Boys Basketball (5th gr, 6-8th gr)
  • Spring: Co-ed Track (4-8th gr); Girls Soccer (6-8th gr); Boys Volleyball (6-8th gr)

Winter Sports

Girls Basketball: 6-8th grades

Season runs 11/1 - 2/14

Practice Days: Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs

Practice Time: 3:30-5:30pm

Game Days: 3:30-6:00pm

Boys Basketball: 6-8th grades

Season runs 11/1 - 2/14

Practice Days: Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs

Practice Time: 3:30-5:30pm

Game Days: 3:30-6:00pm

Girls Basketball: 5th grade

Season runs 2/20 - 4/4

Practice Days: Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs

Practice Time: 3:30-5:30pm

Game Days: 3:30-6:00pm

Boys Basketball: 5th grade

Season runs 2/20 - 4/4

Practice Days: Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs

Practice Time: 3:30-5:30pm

Game Days: 3:30-6:00pm


Spring Sports

Co-Ed Track: 4-8th grades

Season runs 4/12 - 5/24

Practice Day: Friday

Practice Time: 3:30-5:00pm

Girls Soccer: 6-8th grades

Season runs 4/9 - 5/23

Practice Days: Tues, Thurs, Fri

Practice Time: 3:30-5:00pm

Game Days: 3:30-5 or 6pm

Boys Volleyball: 6-8th grades

Season runs 4/8 - 5/24

Practice Days: Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs

Practice Time: 3:30-5:00pm

Game Days: 3:30-6:00pm