At Wasatch Academy, we believe that participating in physical activity is an important part of students’ social, mental and physical development. Like many boarding high schools, our students are required to participate in some type of physical activity each quarter.
What sets us apart from the other schools are the diverse ways students can achieve this requirement. This can be accomplished through physical education classes, being a member of a sports team or by being enrolled in other physically-oriented extra curricular classes.
Competitive Sports Teams
Boarding high schools are often part of the school activities association in the states where they reside. This means that the students are held to the same eligibility rules and academic standards statewide.
Our school has a variety of traditional sports each quarter. We encourage our students to take part in the competitive teams available to them. Whether your child is interested in running track or being part of the ski and snowboard teams, they can remain active all year long.
One of our most unique offerings is our rodeo and equestrian program. Students who are being introduced to the sport can learn the basics from professionals. Those who have practical knowledge and skill base can utilize our riding pen and arena to prepare for competitions.
Extra Curricular Classes
Like other boarding high schools, we cater to a plethora of unique interests. One of our more popular extra curricular classes is Akido, a martial art that encourages peaceful conflict resolution. Students learn the philosophy of doing the least harm possible while defending themselves.
Unlike other schools, we offer physical activity that utilizes our distinct environment. With Maple Canyon, a world-renowned sport climbing area, nine miles away our rock-climbing program is second to none. If defying heights isn’t your student’s forte, year round hiking classes are offered to encourage exploration of local mountains, hills and canyons.