Daily physical education class demonstrates the value that St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s places on the importance of physical education and the power of play to educate young children. Coordination, lifetime fitness, leadership, confidence, and the ability to work as a team improve children’s performance in the classroom and prepare them to take ownership of their own health and wellness.

In sixth grade, students have their first opportunity to compete on a school team, with the introduction of the basketball teams, which every sixth grader joins. In seventh and eighth grade, students have the option of pursuing competitive team sports or lifetime sports, including yoga, martial arts, dance, table tennis, and ultimate frisbee.

Team sports (Grades 7-8)

  • Fall: Soccer, Volleyball, Cross-Country
  • Winter: Basketball
  • Spring: Track and Field, Volleyball 

Students compete in the New York City Athletic League (NYCAL). 

Learn more about our Physical Education program