Physical Education is required each year for every student at Linden Hall. Middle School students (grades 6-8) must complete one and a half credits, awarded as 0.5 credits each year for participation in at least one interscholastic sports team AND a physical education class during the regularly scheduled school day.
Upper School students must complete two credits, awarded as 0.5 credits each year for participation in at least one interscholastic sports team OR After School Physical Education classes (ASPE).
Whether a Linden Hall girl plays on an interscholastic team, takes physical education classes, or maintains her personal fitness through other organized activities, every girl here benefits from a commitment to physical, as well as mental and emotional, well-being. In addition to team sports and physical education, Linden Hall also offers:
- Dance Classes
- Girls on the Run of Lancaster
- Riding Lessons
Middle School students are enrolled in year-long physical education classes twice a week during the regularly scheduled class day and may additionally participate on sports teams. Junior High and Middle School teams are offered for middle school students. During the team season, including the Girls on the Run program, middle school students are not required to attend Physical Education classes with the exception of attending the Archery unit in September to fulfill Linden Hall’s obligation to the National Archery in the Schools Program.
The requirement for upper school students is satisfied by participation on a team sport at Linden Hall or through the cooperative program at Warwick High School. If a student does not play a season of a sport, she must complete a Linden Hall designated After-School Physical Education (ASPE) class twice a week throughout the year.
Classes available to students through the ASPE program include running, lacrosse, physical fitness, lawn games, ultimate Frisbee, hiking, martial arts, strength training, badminton, yoga, ping pong and flag football with options rotating every six to seven weeks. Options also include riding lessons and dance lessons and should be discussed with the Director of Athletics.