Our school reflects the active lives of residents and visitors to the Wood River Valley. We are a community of skiers, snowboarders, hockey players, runners, bikers, golfers, and basketball, tennis, and soccer players.
Our Elementary School physical education program teaches the skills required to participate throughout life in many different sports and recreational activities. We emphasize the development of a positive self-image and promote the desire to participate in physical activities. Participation, not competition, is the key element of our Elementary School program. Many ES students participate outside school in local skiing, hockey, soccer, and basketball programs.
Our Middle School students are required to participate in one team sport per academic year. We offer soccer, cross-country running, basketball, and track for boys and girls, and volleyball for girls. We also encourage students to participate in physical activities outside school such as skiing, snowboarding, hockey, martial arts, dance, or horseback riding. Our Enrichment Program offers opportunities for organized physical activity, including flag football, biking, running, climbing, hiking, and more.
Upper School students are expected to complete eight seasons of physical activity. More than 85% of them do so by participating in competitive athletics, including boys' and girls' soccer, cross-country running, basketball, golf and tennis, and girls' volleyball. Students may also participate with the local public high school in sports we do not offer, such as football, baseball, and swimming. As in Elementary and Middle School, many Upper School students participate in physical activities outside of school.
Our athletic teams have competed in numerous state tournaments in various classifications and have won 13 State Championships. Strong parental support and an excellent coaching staff drive the success of our program. With great dedication, our coaches instill sportsmanship, enthusiasm and proficiency in our athletes. We value the fact that our graduates continue to participate in sports throughout their lives.