Get out there. Get moving. You’re going to love it. Brimmer students benefit from being physically active in all kinds of ways. In the Lower School this means physical education classes that develop skills and encourage healthy levels of fitness. In the Middle and Upper School, we offer opportunities for interscholastic and recreational sports where all participants—whether JV or varsity, novice or skilled competitor—have the opportunity to experience the joys of teamwork, the fun of school spirit, and the rewards of individual skill improvement from week to week, season to season, and year to year.
Our teams compete in the Massachusetts’ Bay Independent League (MBIL), the Independent Girls’ Conference (IGC), and the New England Prep School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC), in addition to invitational matches.
At the junior varsity level, we emphasize learning the fundamentals and giving everybody the chance to apply them in games. At the varsity level, we value competitive intensity, execution, and the kind of teamwork that makes a squad better than the sum of its parts. At every level, Brimmer values sportsmanship above all, but we are always looking for a good win! Upper School students are required to play at least one season of interscholastic sports. In off-seasons, upper school students continue to be active by participating in recreational offerings such as golf, fitness, skiing, or yoga.
Our Middle School athletics program focuses on teaching the fundamentals, while emphasizing the importance of sportsmanship and teamwork. Every day is an opportunity to do something good for yourself, whether that is skill development that prepares you for higher-level competition or discovering a healthy activity you can enjoy for the rest of your life. Whether in practice or game situations, sports give all students an opportunity to put our Core Values— Respect, Responsibility, Kindness, and Honesty—into action. Sixth graders have the option, but are not required to play interscholastic sports. Seventh and eighth graders must play a minimum of one season of a team sport. If you play only one season of a team sport, you must choose an activity for the other two seasons. If you play two seasons of a team sport, you can take one season off.
Jeff has been in the education field for 38 years, including participating in the Northfield Counseling Institute at the Northfield Mount Herman School and being the assistant director of a boys’ camp in Maine for over 20 years.
For Jeff, he has long enjoyed Brimmer’s inclusiveness around athletics and physical education. A true believer in the importance of physical activity, Jeff encourages all students, despite their ability, to give it 100% and do the best they can.
Outside of work Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife and two sets of twins–all four of whom are Brimmer graduates!
Assistant Athletic Director, Lower School PE, Mathematics Teacher
Growing up in Haverhill and Groveland, Mass., Larry played many different sports, including high school baseball, golf, and track. His interest in sports from an early age is what drew him to pursue a career in athletics and healthcare.
Before joining the Brimmer team in 2015, Larry worked and completed clinical/co-op rotations as an athletic trainer at Harvard, Northeastern, UMass Boston, Curry College, and Stoughton High School. What he enjoys most about being at Brimmer is the opportunity to work with a diverse and enthusiastic group of student-athletes.
Larry is a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and the Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts (ATOM). In his spare time, he volunteers with Athletic Trainers Against Cancer and continues to stay active, playing as much golf and basketball as he can.
Spending most of her childhood between Beijing, China, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jaime grew up playing basketball, volleyball, and softball competitively and has always been passionate about athletics and physical education. Jaime holds a BS in Human Services from Northeastern University and spent much of her time at NU interning at local elementary schools, coaching youth sports, and volunteering at community health and wellness events.
Jaime previously spent four years partnering with BPS working for Playworks New England, a national nonprofit centered on energized education and the power of play to bring out the best in every kid. Jaime has been the Assistant Girls Varsity Basketball coach at Brimmer for three years and is thrilled to join the Brimmer community full-time in 2019.