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Athletics & Wellness

Promoting lifelong health 

Physical health and fitness are key to a girl’s self-esteem and confidence, because the better she feels physically, the better she can function intellectually and emotionally. In promoting lifelong physical health, athletics, physical education and wellness classes are made into an integral part of our students’ lives. Our girls either participate in one of thirteen team sports or attend a fitness or dance class. Wellness classes empower girls by emphasizing nutrition, personal safety, positive body awareness, and physical well-being.



Interscholastic Sports & Fitness

The requirements are as follows: 9th and 10th grade - 3 trimesters of school based activity; 11th and 12th grade - 2 trimesters of school based activity. Requirements can be met by participation in our athletic program, dance, fitness class, or an Independent Athletic Waiver (see below). Fitness class meets 2 days of the 6-day cycle. 

Our interscholastic teams are as follows:

Fall: Cross Country – V, Field Hockey - V/JV, Soccer - V/JV, Tennis - V/JV, Volleyball - V/JV; Winter: Basketball - V/JV, Squash - V/JV, Swimming - V; Spring: Crew - V/JV/Novice, Lacrosse - V/JV, Softball - V/JV, Golf - V, Track - V

Fitness class is held for students who do not participate in the Athletic ProgramA variety of activities is offered. Activities include, but are not limited to, aerobics, agilities, speed and strength training, relaxation techniques, pre-season workouts, and other sports related activities. This class will meet 2 days of the 6-day cycle.

Independent Athletics Waiver

The Independent Athletic Waiver is designed to provide credit to elite athletes who participate in a competitive athletic program that The Agnes Irwin School does not offer. A minimum of 8 hours per week of supervised instruction is required. The Physical Education Department Chair will review the Independent Athletic Waiver application based on a written proposal from the student. This will be followed up with a confirmation through a professional instructor named on the application. This entire process must be completed for approval prior to the start of each season. Students must submit or renew their proposals each trimester. Dance through the Arts Department, Fall and Winter Crew can be considered as an Independent Waiver. Stage Crew may also be considered for 10th, 11th and 12th grade years for one trimester each year.


Transitions I: The topics covered but not limited to are: time and stress management, AlcoholEdu (a web-based prevention program that engages high school students with science-based alcohol education), body image and eating disorders, communication with peers and parents, relationships, gender issues/STD’s, mental illness, SAT and college information, course planning and exam preparation. The class is discussion centered, focusing on student participation.

Transitions II: Provides the foundation to begin a thorough study into advanced first aid, CPR and AED use, in which students will obtain certification through the American Red Cross. In addition, topics include evaluating issues related to the use and non-use of drugs, examining factors influencing growth and development, assessing nutritional choices, analyzing the prevention and control of health problems, college, course planning and study skills. 

Transitions III: Covers four major areas: Financial Literacy, Preparation for the college search, a self-defense unit, and participation in AlcoholEdu, a Web-based prevention program that engages high school students with science-based alcohol education.

Transitions IV: The topics covered include the college application process, stress management, relationships, skin cancer, STD’s, sex and nutrition, mental illness, depression, suicide, substance use, and other life skills.
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