Athletics are an integral part of our Middle School girls’ experience. When young women train and compete, they rise to meet new challenges, step into leadership roles, and emerge physically and intellectually stronger, as individuals and team members.
At Walker’s Middle School, girls play sports at the level that meets their abilities. Some students excel on Middle School teams while others have the skill to play at the varsity level. At the start of each season, some Middle School athletes are invited by Walker’s Athletic Director or coaches to try out for a varsity team.
Upper School varsity tryouts: soccer, field hockey, volleyball
Upper School varsity tryouts: swimming, basketball, squash
Upper School varsity tryouts: lacrosse, softball, tennis, spring musical
Middle School sports teams meet during the academic day while the Upper School JV and varsity teams meet after school. If a Middle School student plays at the varsity level, they typically will have a study hall during the block when Middle School sports meet. Middle School games typically take place on weekday afternoons and occasional Saturdays both here in Simsbury and at other independent schools throughout the region.
Students who are riders in Walker’s equestrian program are able to take riding lessons during the school day where their schedule permits. Walker’s Middle School IEA team meets after school at the barn; the team competes at various shows throughout the region.