Inside King's-Edgehill School

Why Our Small School Excels in so Many Sports

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 9, 2015 6:30:00 AM

Earlier this year, I attended the Provincial Cadet Biathlon competition.  I couldn’t help but notice the high

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percentage of King’s-Edgehill students winning medals. The Masters Division medal winners were well also well represented by King’s-Edgehill alumni.  King’s-Edgehill School is a relatively small school, with students from grade 6 to 12 making up a school population of about 300 students.

Despite its small size, King’s-Edgehill takes home more than its share of medals and championship titles. While it’s not all about winning, it certainly does make our students feel good to reach for their best in the sports they love. 

So how do they do it? Whether they win or lose, the athletic program at King’s-Edgehill school creates amazing opportunities for your children.  Here are some of the keys to the winning formula behind the King’s-Edgehill athletic program.

Athletics is a key pillar at our school. The other pillars are education, student leadership, and the arts.  Because athletics is a key pillar it receives an important focus in our programming.  Our students participate in sports most days after school.

We have the facilities – We are proud to offer our students the facilities they need to practice and train. We have 4 playing fields, tennis courts, a rifle range, a well-equipped athletics center featuring a double gymnasium, a six-lane lap pool, a weight and exercise room, a dedicated wrestling room, and more.   We are also conveniently located only 10 minutes from Ski Martock – a ski facility that hosts our skiers, snow boarders and biathletes.  

Included programming – As I spoke to parents of biathletes at the Provincial Championships, I realized our students have a huge advantage as they train almost every day.  Sports are built into our school day and coaches organize transportation ensuring students get to training facilities and games without relying on parents.

All students play – Participation is required in sports by all students.  Encouraging students to try a variety of sports uncovers undiscovered potential.  Students are also encouraged to change up sports each term—providing a minimum of three sporting experiences each year.  This not only means we continually have students trying new sports; it also creates a rich cross training opportunity for your student. 

We offer a wide range of sports at various levels. Your student can choose from more than 25 different sports.  We are proud to offer some unique sports such as a cycling team and equestrian team. Of course we offer all the sports you’d expect, such as hockey, soccer, rugby, basketball, volleyball and many more.  We allow our students to choose competitive sports and non-competitive options as well as team and individual sporting options.  Quite honestly we think there is something for everyone. 

Interested in learning more?  Why not download our PhotoJournal, Athletics at King’s-Edgehill School.

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