Afternoons at Govs foster important life skills like learning to laugh at yourself, playing on a team, and taking a few risks.
How to project your voice from a stage or how to express it on a page. To know when to make an assist and when to take your shot. And how to make your most meaningful contribution to the wider community in which we live.
We believe that learning extends beyond the classroom; that character, including the ability to win and lose gracefully, is formed by learning to be selfless; and that there can be joy, pride, and value in co-curricular experiences. The Governor’s Academy’s Afternoon Program promotes integrity, leadership, and wellness. We support individual growth and achievement in the arts and athletics in a diverse community that values teamwork, discipline, service, and respect for others.
Whether you are a three-season varsity athlete or join a thirds team to learn a new sport, our interscholastic athletes learn life lessons like teamwork, sportsmanship, discipline, and how to win or lose with grace.
Recreational or instructional sports give you the opportunity to stay in-shape, learn a new sport, or just have fun. Govs offers instructional tennis, recreational basketball, instructional hockey, and yoga/crossfit.
Do you like to build things? Do you want to learn computer programming? Are you interested in engineering? There is no experience necessary to join the robotics team. We enjoy working together to create a functional robot for an interscholastic competition in the spring.
Building directly upon the seventh of our Seven Essential Skills, there are a variety of opportunities under the Communications umbrella. You can write for The Governor (our newspaper), develop an editorial calendar for Govs social media channels, livestream a basketball game to parents and alumni around the world, or take photographs for The Milestone (our yearbook).
Students learn to embody our school motto Non Sibi Sed Allis, not for self but for others by serving our community on and off campus. At the Salisbury Boys and Girls Club Afterschool Program, Govs students assist with homework, play sports, organize crafts, and provide musical enrichment to local elementary school children. Other community service opportunities include Massachusetts Special Olympics Soccer Tournament, Ozzie's Kids Holiday Gift Drive, American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Soups On (ceramics sale to benefit a local food pantry, and Knitting Club (hats for newborns).
There are so many opportunities to be creative in the afternoon. Technical theater supports our drama productions in all three seasons including the winter musical. Dance is offered in all three seasons. There is unconditional support and teamwork whether you are a musician in the winter musical’s pit orchestra, an art in the afternoon sculptor, or a ceramicist throwing and painting pots for our annual soup kitchen fundraiser.