Building Character & Confidence
St. Andrew’s recognizes that physical education is essential in educating children. Students are introduced to mindfulness, game-play, and circuit training. Teachers encourage students to connect healthy habits of body and mind that will lead to a healthier lifestyle. Through physical education, play, and team sports, students increase their bodily-kinesthetic aptitudes while internalizing the importance and excitement of being physically fit. They also learn problem-solving and teamwork skills that underscore every aspect of a St. Andrew’s education.
Every student in Pre-Kindergarten–Grade 8 participates in daily physical education class. Students in Grades 1–4 also have a morning and afternoon recess, and 5th–8th Grade students have morning break. Students in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten have outdoor play daily in addition to daily P.E. class.
St. Andrew’s also fields team sports for middle school competition in the New Orleans Athletic League (NOAL).
St. Andrew’s offers the following sports:
Fall: Flag football, girls’ volleyball, cheerleading, swimming, and cross country
Winter: Soccer and basketball
Spring: Track and field, tennis, golf, boys’ volleyball, and lacrosse.
Many of our student-athletes participate in multiple teams. During the 2019-2020 school year, over 95% of our middle school students participated in at least one sport!
Daily physical education classes provide students of all ages with the opportunity to exercise their mind, body, and spirit at St. Andrew’s. Athletic participation in league play is an opportunity for our older students to engage in healthy competition with area schools.