Through physical education, girls build the foundations for a healthy, active lifestyle. In the early years, games and dances incorporate spelling and math concepts or share bits of life from other cultures. Older students learn about healthy eating and lifestyle choices and build self-awareness while being introduced to a variety of sports. Through participation in all the activities offered, students learn the benefits of teamwork and sportsmanship.
Starting in Grade 7, students can join interscholastic teams, including soccer, tennis, field hockey, basketball, volleyball, swimming, lacrosse, softball and track and field. To encourage girls to try a new sport, our teams are open to all. Grade 6 students take Physical Education classes that have included team sports, tennis and rock climbing at the local YMCA.
Our students excel in the athletic arena. As a member of the Union County Conference, our teams face some of the area’s most competitive public, private and parochial schools. Our teams have a solid tradition of success and consistently produce winning seasons. Our participation numbers are exceptional where a typical fall season sees more than half of the student body taking part on an athletic team. Those students not on a team participate in a comprehensive Physical Education program designed to teach healthy practices and life-long fitness. We also offer an exemption program to students who engage in high-level athletic pursuits outside of school.