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 (5-8th gr); Girls Soccer (6-8th gr); Boys Volleyball (6-8th gr)

Fall Sports (6th-8th Grades Only):

Girls Volleyball

Season runs 9/4 - 11/1

Practice Days: Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs

Practice Time: 3:30-5:00pm

Game Days: 3:30-6:00pm

Boys Soccer

Season runs 9/6 - 10/30

Practice Days: Tues, Thurs, Fri

Practice Time: 3:30-5:00pm

Game Days: 3:30-5:00pm or 6:00pm

Boys Flag Football

Season runs 9/5 - 10/29

Practice Days: Mon, Wed

Practice Time: 3:30-5:00pm

Game Days: 3:30-5:00pm or 6:00pm