The Gilbert School is a grades 7-12 school that participates in Class S (Small School) interscholastic competition in the state of Connecticut. We offer 18 different sports programs at the high school level and nine different athletics opportunities at the middle-school level.
The Gilbert School is a member of the Berkshire League in which all interscholastic programs, except for football, compete in both regular season and post-season tournaments against 9 other member schools. The football program is involved in a co-op with neighboring school Northwestern Regional 7 High School. This program is branded with the name GN Football and competes in the Pequot Football Conference, a league comprised of 18 teams across the state. This co-op has been in existence for over 10 years and in the last four years, has finished near the top of the Pequot Conference, making it to the state semifinals, for example, in 2010. In 2013, GN Football took home the Pequot West Conference Championship.
Each season, roughly 35-40 percent of the student population is involved with an interscholastic athletics program. (This does not include band, chorus or theater/drama). Overall, throughout the year, nearly 70% of the student body participates in an athletics program.
Patrick Cooke (Class of '89) is a National Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association (NIAAA) registered athletic administrator and is currently pursuing certification as a certified athletic administrator with sights set on becoming a certified master athletic administrator.
The objectives of the Gilbert Athletics Department are directly aligned with those of the NIAAA and the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC):
• To promote professional standards, practices and ethics within the athletic administration and coaching communities.
• To encourage self-assessment by offering guidelines for achievement
• To improve performance by encouraging participation in a continuing program of professional growth and development
• To identify levels of educational training essential for effective athletic administration and coaching
• To foster professional contributions to the field
• To maximize the benefits received by the school community from the leadership provided by certified athletic administrators and coaches
Tim Gaffney of Litchfield County Sports and Mike Kurtz on the camera covering our Cooperstown trip.
Mike Kurtz and Bill Richmond providing coverage for game.