ESD's commitment to physical well-being is as strong as our commitment to academic excellence. Physically active students perform better academically and make healthier decisions. Nutrition, strength and conditioning, life-skills training, and personal exercise programs are cornerstones of our wellness program.
An education of athletics and wellness goes beyond the athletic field--it is a set of values and guidelines to live by that ensure a healthy lifestyle. These values such as nutrition, physical health, and mental and spiritual well-being are instilled in the classroom, at the lunch table, and even at home. It is our goal that through athletic participation, with an emphasis on teamwork, unity, and commitment, we will prepare students to achieve optimal wellness for today and tomorrow.
Athletics Fast Facts
ESD fields more than 70 athletic teams for grades seven through twelve
Interscholastic teams begin in seventh grade; however, younger students often enjoy participating on teams with classmates through our local YMCA programs
ESD competes in the Southern Preparatory Conference (SPC)
ESD coaches, many of whom played in college or beyond, exemplify the tenets set forth by the Positive Coaching Alliance
Consistently, 10 percent or more of the graduating class sign letters of intent to play at the collegiate varsity level
Wellness Fast Facts
SAGE Dining Service helps teach students how to make wise food choices
In addition to PE, Lower School programs include Marathon Kids, Jump Rope for Heart, and Girls on the Run
Middle School programs include six health curricular requirements for 7th and 8th grade, and the advisory nutrition challenge
Faculty and staff improve health through fitness challenges and participation in classes like spin and yoga
The Strength and Conditioning area is available for use by community members. Click here for specific guidelines
At ESD, we define "wellness" as a constant and deliberate effort to achieve the highest quality of life. Dimensions include:
The Stephen B. Swann Athletic & Wellness Center provides the ideal envelope to facilitate programs designed to teach life-long health, nutrition, and well-being. Programs include six health curricular requirements for 7th and 8th grade, 5th grade advisory nutrition challenge, and numerous physical education electives.