About TGS Athletics
The Gilbert School serves grades 7th through 12th and participates in Class S (Small School) interscholastic competition in the state of Connecticut. We offer 18 different sports programs and two Cheer programs at the high school level and nine different athletics opportunities and Cheer 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 postseason tournaments against nine other member schools. The football program is involved in a co-op with neighboring schools Northwestern Regional High School and Housatonic Valley Regional High School. This program is branded with the name GNH Football. Housatonic was added to the long running GN co-op in the 2021/22 school year. This three team co-op has been in existence for one season but made it into the state semifinals that season. Beginning in the school year 2022-2023 GNH will compete in the Naugatuck Valley Football Conference, having left the Pequot conference following the 2021/22 season. The NVL is a league primarily located along the Route 8 corridor.
Each season, roughly 35 to 40 percent of the student population is involved with an interscholastic athletics program, which does not include band, chorus or theater and drama. Overall, throughout the year, nearly 70 percent of the student body participates in an athletics program.