The John Thomas Dye School Physical Education and Athletic Department’s philosophy of team athletics is to allow for maximum playing time for all athletes. This is done through fielding as many teams as necessary to accomplish that goal. In addition, we feel that multiple skill levels enable all our student athletes to achieve success and a positive self-image. Instruction of fundamentals, strategies, and team practices work in conjunction with our P.E program.
The emphasis of the athletics program is participation, sportsmanship, teamwork, effort, and the development of athletic skills. This type of program enables our student athletes to experience friendly competition and prepares them for secondary school athletics. The students strive to do their best while learning the pleasures and challenges of competition. They develop self-respect for doing their best and learn that winning and losing are part of life. Both experiences can be beneficial for personal and emotional growth. Recognition is always given for strong effort, regardless of the outcome.
The athletic department has five specialized full time P.E. teachers who have a combined total of over eighty years of teaching and coaching experience.
At a Glance
Grades 4, 5, and 6, boys and girls participate in after school athletic teams
JTD is one of the 40 member San Fernando Valley Private School League
Three divisions at each grade level
Each division represents a different skill level
JTD Greyhounds participate in all divisions and average 98% student participation.
Each season is approximately six weeks
Each team plays approximately six games in a season.
The sixth grade divisions are eligible for post-season playoffs.
Located In Los Angeles, CA, John Thomas Dye is an independent school for grades K-6. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.