As you’re well aware, MSMS offers a limited number of interscholastic sports. From time to time, school leaders ponder the efficacy of offering intramural sports instead. Articles like this one from The Atlantic would seem to support that idea.
However, when MSMS students speak about the chance to compete against students from other schools, their comments are overwhelmingly favorable. And surprising. It has been years since MSMS teams have won a district crown in any team sport. Its facilities for soccer and field events are woefully inadequate–there are kids in the slums of Rio who have nicer soccer fields. Why do we bother? Shouldn’t we be putting more time and resources into the way we engage the world academically?