We believe that all students should have the opportunity to discover and enjoy lifelong activities and sports. The connection between healthy body, mind and soul is ever-present in the weekly programs which include cooperative games, skill development, sportsmanship and making healthy decisions. In the last trimester of fifth-grade, students split into gender-based small groups for the RISE program to develop personal leadership skills that build confidence for the transition to Middle School.
Middle school fitness classes build on the lifelong exercise and fitness habits taught in Lower School while focusing on the skills needed for athletics. Life Skills classes cover such subjects as time management, hospitality and etiquette, sexuality, grief, and how to seek justice and be engaged citizens in the democratic process.
Health & Wellness at Trinity
• Assessment and skill development through tri-annual fitness tests
• Twice-weekly classes with emphasis on fitness, wellness and life skills
• Introductory training sessions during fitness class highlighting five biomechanical skills (agility, speed, power, endurance, flexibility) necessary for athletic performance
• 10-week RISE program designed to support the fifth-grade transition into Middle School
• Extensive warm-up sessions prior to all fitness classes, emphasizing dynamic stretching, full range of motion and proper progression (general to specific)
• Class units designed to parallel and complement seasonal middle school sport schedules and supplement daily athletic practices
• Focus on honing skills that will prepare students for high school athletics
• Life Skills classes to support emerging adolescents