Athletic Director's Welcome

Athletics is an integral and required part of the overall Buckley school experience. In the lower grades the emphasis is to streamline the physical education program into meaningful athletic experiences for our students. In the upper school students participate in interscholastic sports that promote teamwork, leadership and sportsmanship. Overall the goal of athletics is to promote lifelong fitness in a supportive caring environment. 
The athletics program at Buckley is an extension of the general classroom and reflects the school’s valued traditions of fair play, cooperation, sportsmanship, and the love of the game. Talented, experienced, and motivated coaches do a fantastic job of enhancing the educational experience of promoting self-discipline, respect, communication skills, and collaboration. 
Being a student athlete at Buckley is an integral part of the growth that enables each child to flourish at Buckley and beyond. 
We hope to see you at many of our games cheering for our Buckley Bulldogs. Go Bulldogs! 

Getting to know Mr. Neal

Mr. Isaac Neal has taught at Buckley since 2012. He teaches physical education, health, as well as Mindful Bodies, an Upper School elective class. In addition to being a 5/6 advisor, he also coaches soccer, basketball and lacrosse at Buckley. Outside of Buckley, Mr. Neal is the head varsity boy’s lacrosse coach at Port Washington’s Schreiber High School, as well as a program director for Shore2Shore Lacrosse, a non-profit lacrosse club on Long Island. Mr. Neal is also certified in Mindfulness, and enjoys working with students on ways to deal and cope with stress in their daily lives. He is a recent graduate of the Emerging Leaders Institute through the New York State Association of Independent Schools, and also recently obtained a Certificate in Advanced Educational Leadership through Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.

Mr. Neal graduated from Overland High School in Aurora, Colo. He received his Bachelors' from Hofstra University in Business Marketing. He holds a Master's in Physical and Health Sciences Education from Hofstra University. He has a passion to assist all students in lifelong active learning in athletics and education. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, as well as going to the beach and traveling. He enjoys all sports and loves working with young people on developing a love for athletics as well.

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