Athletics are an important part of student life at Suburban Bethlehem. But we believe that athletics are a privilege, rather than a right. Academics always come before optional athletics. With a relatively small number of middle school students, most of our students are able to participate in many sports, if they so desire. Often this is not true in larger public middle schools.
SBLS offers the following sports in grades 5-8 in most cases:
• Girls' athletics include volleyball, basketball, soccer and track.
• Boys' athletics include soccer, basketball, wrestling and track and football through a joint Lutheran School program.
• Additional fees required to participate in these programs.
"I feel participation in sports is a fun way for students to learn about making a season-long commitment and being part of a team. At SBLS all athletes learn to show respect and good sportsmanship, along with the rules of their sports and the skills necessary to be successful in that sport." - Randy Schaefer, Parent & Coach