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Reading Athletic Club
1 General Way, Reading, MA 01867

Reading Athletic Club is a state-of-the-art fitness club serving men, women and children. Among the many classes itMore offers are aerobics, muscle conditioning, cardio kickboxing, cycling, Zumba and pilates.

Reading Athletic Club offers a separate exercise room for women who don't wish to integrate and a babysitting room overseen by experienced child-care staff. Its facilities include a weight room, a relaxing cycling room for classes and a large aerobics studio. The bathrooms have locker rooms, showers, steam rooms and saunas. The club has tanning, massages and a martial arts studio at additional fees. Personal trainers are also available.

Membership packages vary and the club offers daily, monthly and annual rates. It also has seasonal specials and corporate group discounts and gift certificates are also available for purchase. Reading Athletic Club also offers birthday parties for children, in which up to 25 children can have two hours of supervised games and exercise in the large aerobics room for $150.

North Reading Middle School
19 Sherman Rd, North Reading, MA 01864
Located at the end of Sherman Road near the town center, North Reading Middle School serves more than 600 students inMore grades 6 through 8. The school offers a wide range of extracurricular activities and clubs, and maintains an athletic facility. The middle school is also home to the office of the school superintendent.
North Reading High School
191 Park St, North Reading, MA 01864
Home of the Hornets, North Reading High School is located near the town common. Around 95 percent of the school'sMore students pursue post-secondary education upon graduation. Arthur J. Kenney Field, an artificial turf facility located in the front of the school along Park Street, is the home field for the school's athletic teams.
Rams Athletic Complex
23 Concord St, North Reading, MA 01864
Rams Athletic Complex is a 30,000-square-foot facility featuring a little league field, batting cages, a fitness areaMore and birthday party rooms. It offers individual baseball and softball lessons, leagues, teams and camps. The field and batting cages are available for rental. 
Wood End Elementary School
85 Sunset Rock Ln, Reading, MA 01867

A Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School, Wood End Elementary School is Reading's newest elementary school. 

WoodMore End follows the Reading Public Schools' mission statement, "The Reading Public Schools strive to ensure that all students will have common challenging, meaningful learning experiences in the academics, health and wellness, the arts, community service, co-curricular activities and athletics. We will lead and manage our school community to reflect the values and culture of the Reading Community and guide and support our students to develop the appropriate skills, strategies, creativity and knowledge necessary to be productive, informed, independent citizens in a global society."

There are 86 classes in core academic areas. The school's principal is Richard Davidson.

Rich Vasapolli's Mixed Martial Arts
1 General Way, Reading, MA 01867
Located at the rear of the Reading Athletic Club, Rich Vasapolli's Mixed Martial Arts offers several private andMore semiprivate lessons. Their specialties are cardio kickboxing, self-defense and grappling, using a mix of judo and jiujitsu. Realistic self-defense for kids is another option, drawing on Rich's extensive knowledge of karate, judo, jiujitsu, kickboxing and aikido. With more than 30 years of experience, Rich tailors instruction to the goals of the student.
E. Ethel Little Elementary School
7 Barberry Rd, North Reading, MA 01864
The E. Ethel Little School, located in the southwestern corner of North Reading, was built in 1958. A major renovationMore in 1970 added a library, gym, several additional classrooms and school facilities. Beginning in 1990, the school was closed for five years due to low enrollment. The school reopened in 1995, and it underwent another renovation project from 1997 to 1999. Athletic fields behind the school serve both the school and the town's recreation programs. The school is named after E. Ethel Little, a lifelong North Reading resident who served on the school committee for 21 years.
Birch Meadow Elementary School
27 Arthur B Lord Dr, Reading, MA 01867

Built in 1957, Birch Meadow Elementary School was the second school constructed in the Birch Meadow area followingMore Reading Memorial High School. The school is located on Arthur B. Lord Drive, which was named after a former superintendent of schools.

Birch Meadow follows the Reading Public Schools' mission statement:

"The Reading Public Schools strive to ensure that all students will have common challenging, meaningful learning experiences in the academics, health and wellness, the arts, community service, co-curricular activities and athletics. We will lead and manage our school community to reflect the values and culture of the Reading Community and guide and support our students to develop the appropriate skills, strategies, creativity and knowledge necessary to be productive informed independent citizens in a global society."

The school has 22.8 teachers and 95.6% of them are licensed in their teaching assignments. There are 88 classes in core academic areas.

Eric Sprung is the school's principal.

Birch Meadow Elementary School Playground
27 Arthur B Lord Dr, Reading, MA 01867
Adjacent to tall trees that buffer the playground from the nearby Birch Meadow athletic complex, the playground includesMore slides, swings and other apparatus. Wood chips on the ground help soften youngsters' falls. There are also benches for parents to relax while watching their children play. There are two nearby basketball hoops too. Enter from Birch Meadow Drive.
Birch Meadow Athletic Complex
62 Oakland Rd, Reading, MA 01867

The crown jewel of Reading's parks, the athletic complex features Reading Memorial High School Stadium, Morton Field,More Castine Field, the Reading Community Tennis Courts at Birch Meadow and fields for softball, youth baseball, youth softball, a lighted basketball court, the Imagination Station Playground and the Grant Memorial Pool.

RMHS Stadium offers plenty of seats for watching Reading Memorial High School football, soccer and track. Recreation runners can use the track, but are asked to not use lanes 1 and 2, and instead stay on lanes 3 through 8. Forbidden from the track are bicycles, cleated shoes, rollerblades, heelies, carriages and animals. The stadium also includes handicapped-accessible bathrooms in the same building as the Lions Den concession stand.

Nearby, lacrosse fans can take advantage of limited metal stands.

Beyond the nearby softball fields is Morton Field, which is the home of the RMHS baseball team. The grass field includes limited metal benches for spectators and nearby batting cages. It's best to park along the tennis courts on Bancroft Avenue for Morton Field.

The nearby tennis courts offer recreation on six courts, and a wall that allows tennis players to practice their game. Each of the courts is separated by a fence, so players don't have to worry about the embarrassment that comes with a poor shot that bounces onto an adjacent court.

Next to the courts on Bancroft Avenue is the playground, which features slides, swings and play apparatus for children.