Middle School Athletics

After classes end for the day, Kent Denver middle-schoolers meet for sports or other activities. This is an important time that allows students to try new things, deepen friendships, develop athletic skills and challenge their minds and bodies! Middle School athletics also give students an opportunity to preview the sports offered in the Upper School, meet their future coaches, and create relationships with teammates that will last through high school.

Middle School students are required to participate in sports activities in all three seasons, with practices held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Middle School Sports Offerings

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To learn more about each of our 6–12 sports teams, please visit our Teams & Schedules page. Information about other Middle School sports activities, including Outdoor Education and PE, may be found in the 2023-24 Curriculum Guide.

Kent Denver shares a philosophy for middle school athletics and common practices with a group of local independent schools, including Colorado Academy, Denver Christian, Graland, International School of Denver, St. Anne’s Episcopal School, St. Mary’s Academy and Stanley British Primary. Learn more by downloading the group's Middle School Athletics Mission Statement.

Students who are interested in an independent sport should email Assistant Director of Athletics Ms. Kyser to discuss and receive an application form.

Contact Us

Have questions or need more information about Middle School athletics? Please contact Stephanie Kyser or Jeff Hollway.

Stephanie Kyser

Assistant Director of Athletics

M.S.—Athletic Administration
2021 National Assistant Coach of the Year, WBCA

"I enjoy coaching because I get to build relationships with students and help them grow their leadership and character through the vehicle of sports."

Before coming to Kent Denver, Ms. Kyser was a college athlete competing in women's basketball at Wheaton College. She currently serves as Middle School athletics coordinator and coaches volleyball and basketball.

Jeff Hollway

Director of Athletics

B.A.—Physical Education
M.A.—Athletics Administration

"My main focus is to create the most positive, holistic educational atmosphere through athletics and wellness."

Mr. Hollway joined Kent Denver in 2020 from the Hill School, where he served as Associate Director of Athletics and Co-Curricular Activities and head varsity football coach. He brings 16 years of coaching and athletic department leadership and a long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusivity to his new role leading Kent Denver's athletics programs.