Physical Education & Athletics

Physical Education courses are scheduled every other day in Grade 6 on T, E, and S days from 1:20-2:20 p.m. and on A day from 1:20-2:00 p.m. and every day from 2:30-3:15 p.m. 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.  

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 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.


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