Physical Education & Athletics

Physical Education

Physical Education courses are scheduled every other day in Grade 6 and every day in Grades 7 and 8. Courses are graded pass/fail.

Grade 6

Students choose each trimester to either play an intramural sport or participate in physical education. During PE classes the following areas are addressed: overall fitness, gross motor skills, developing game strategies, teamwork, sportsmanship, and having fun. Student’s selecting an intramural sport will have the following options for the first trimester: field hockey, soccer, and cross country. The second trimester, students may choose to participate in basketball. During the third trimester, students can select boys/girls lacrosse or softball/baseball.

Grade 7 and 8

Students choose each trimester to either play an interscholastic sport or participate in physical education. Overall fitness, teamwork, sportsmanship, non-traditional games are the focus of the physical education classes in the middle school.    

Students in Grades 7 and 8 compete inter-scholastically through the WPIAL. The last period of every school day in Grades 7 and 8 is scheduled for sports teams. Schedules for each team are available on MySewickley on the Middle School Resource Board under Athletics. Team practices or games will go to 20 minutes after dismissal and may extend beyond.

Grade 6

Students participate in PE classes which include sampling a variety of sports and scrimmaging against each other.

Grades 7 and 8

Fall Winter Spring
Boys Boys Boys
Soccer* Basketball Lacrosse*
Cross Country  Hockey Baseball
Field Hockey Tennis*
Girls  Girls  Girls 
Soccer Basketball Lacrosse
Cross Country  Softball
Field Hockey

Independent Physical Education - Grades 7 and 8

The Independent Physical Education program is an alternative to in-school PE and is offered to those students who are eligible. This program recognizes the student who participates in an off campus sport or activity that takes place under the direction of an instructor and a physical education advisor. The program must be intensive and must be an activity that is not offered during that season at Sewickley Academy. Eligibility is determined by a committee comprised of Director of Teaching and Learning, the Director of Athletics, and the Health/Physical Education Department Chair.

*Sport practices and games can occur both on or off campus at various fields/locations. Students will need to arrange for transportation home since they will not make it back to school to catch the bus and buses are not available after normal dismissal time.

Specific information about each sport comes from the Athletic Office.


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