Physical education develops students’ individual and team sport-related skills as well as personal fitness. The program reinforces students’ understanding and application of team strategies, fitness concepts, and motor skills through a variety of movement forms. The curriculum promotes students' personal and social responsibility, self-management skills, and ability to make informed choices in the pursuit of a physically active and healthy lifestyle. Middle School students participate in the long-standing tradition of Brown and Gold Day competitions. Fall, Winter and Spring field days provide opportunities for student leadership, team building, and healthy competition.
Swimming provides each girl with lifesaving skills that include physical competence and emotional confidence in the water. As students begin to move through the curriculum, stroke techniques are emphasized for efficiency and endurance as well as to create the foundation for more advanced water skills. Activities such as diving, synchronized swimming, canoeing/kayaking, and water polo are part of the curriculum.
Adventure Learning offers a curriculum that fosters teamwork, communication, leadership, and risk-taking in a setting uniquely different from academics or athletics. The learning environment provides students freedom to explore where there is no guarantee of success. Students are immersed in problem solving activities and initiatives and through reflection and processing, transfer their learning back into the classroom and other areas of life. The challenges and opportunities presented through games, and low and high elements, guide the girls in developing the necessary tools to stretch themselves physically, emotionally, socially and academically. Each girl’s cumulative experience leads to tremendous personal growth.