Physical Education

Our students demonstrate daily that a pursuit of excellence on the playing field is fully compatible with a pursuit of excellence in the classroom and that a combination of the two endeavors creates a complete educational experience. We work to maximize opportunities for participation for all students and aspire to achieve and maintain high levels of athletic performance within a moral and ethical framework. Most important, we strive to make each student’s athletic experience a positive, healthy, and enjoyable part of her school years.The Physical Education and Athletics Department offers a program that reflects the school’s spirit of academic challenge and is an integral part of the school’s mission statement. Students participate regularly in athletics and value the role of physical activity as a part of a healthy lifestyle. The program is characterized by the highest levels of professional growth and development and provides a setting in which students can develop themselves both as players and as individuals.

Instruction in physical education takes place in the Bedford Family Gymnasium, in the Aquatic Center, on the tennis courts, on the athletic field, and in a state-of-the-art fitness room. Classes are held four days a week for an hour a day, right after school.


  • Cardio/Strength Training
  • Fitness/Aerobics
  • Kickboxing
  • Lifeguard Training (students receive Red Cross certification)
  • Riding at Cypress Stables
Dance classes also fulfill the athletic/P.E. requirement. Beginner classes are semester-long and include tap, modern, hip-hop, and contemporary jazz. Intermediate classes are yearlong and include lyrical and hip-hop. Dance classes are held right after school.

Interscholastic Athletics

Interscholastic sports are the centerpiece of the athletic program. Here, our students learn the values and principles of goal setting, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Interscholastic team practices take place every weekday for about two hours. Days of competition might require additional travel time and might include weekends. For specific team schedules, please click here.