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Wellness for Life

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. It is our goal that, with an emphasis on teamwork, unity, and commitment, we will prepare students to achieve optimal wellness for today and tomorrow.

Wellness Fast Facts

All students participate in wellness programming.

  • Beginner - sixth grade have physical education built into their schedules. In addition to PE, Students enjoy the Sports Fellowship, Marathon Kids, Jump Rope for Heart, and Girls on the Run.
  • Seventh and eighth graders have three health curricular requirements each year, which may include playing sports they select or wellness options.
  • All Upper School students must complete a semester-long health requirement. Additionally, freshmen and sophomores have two health curricular requirements each year, which may include playing sports they select or wellness options. Juniors and seniors have one health curricular requirement each year, which may include playing a sport they select or wellness options.  

SAGE Dining Service helps teach students how to make wise food choices

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