When young women train and compete, they rise to meet new challenges, step into leadership roles, and emerge physically and intellectually stronger.
At Walker’s Middle School, girls play sports at the level that meets their skills and performance. Some students excel on Middle School teams while others are capable of playing at the JV or varsity levels. At the start of each season, Middle School athletes may be invited by Walker’s athletic director or coaches to try out for a higher level team.
Middle School teams meet during the school day while JV and varsity teams meet after school. Games typically take place on Wednesday afternoons and Saturdays both here in Simsbury an at other independent schools throughout the region. If a student plays at the JV or varsity level, she typically will have a study hall during the school day when Middle School team meet.
Walker’s Middle School students are provided the opportunity to enhance their athletic abilities through our skills performance class offered each term. The class is structured so that students can experience many of our co-curricular offerings including field hockey, soccer, dance, theatre, swimming, squash, softball, lacrosse, and tennis. Through our performance skill classes and our co-curricular teams, we seek to educate our students on the importance of a healthy lifestyle through the joy of participation in physical activity.
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.