PEAK

PEAK, St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School’s co-curricular program, takes place each school day from 3:40 - 5:30 p.m. Through the PEAK curriculum, students engage in competitive interscholastic sports, non-competitive physical activities, outdoor skills, and creative pursuits. PEAK provides students time and space to delve into their passions, to pursue their curiosities, and to fuel their competitive drive. PEAK focuses on the experience and encourages students to engage in healthy risk taking, to learn from failure as much as success, to seek lifelong learning, and to embrace challenge, strive for balance, and cultivate joy. 

Students are expected to engage fully and consistently in the PEAK curriculum, and PEAK activities are listed on student transcripts. Students commit between six and twelve hours each week to their PEAK activity for the duration of our 12-week seasons. Boarding students must participate in one PEAK activity each trimester. PEAK activities are optional for Middle School day students. Upper School day students must participate in three PEAK activities in their 9th and 10th grade year and two in their 11th and 12th grade years. Each year, Upper School students must complete at least one season of PEAK that requires physical activity. Students who have particular interests that require a significant level of commitment and discipline, that include competition or performance, and that the school cannot offer may design a proposal and request approval for an independent PEAK activity. Any independent PEAK activity must meet a minimum of 8 hours per week, and students must keep a weekly log. Past independent PEAK activities have included dance, club sports, gymnastics, and horseback riding.

🌱  fulfills a Cumberland Scholars requirement

2023-2024 Middle School PEAK
Fall Winter Spring
Cross Country Basketball Adventure Cycling (MWF)
Farming (MWF) Mind•Body• Exercise: Dance (8th grade only) (MWF) Farming (MWF)
Golf* (proficiency) Musical Theater

Radio Broadcasting (8th grade only)
(MWF)

Boys' Soccer

Mountain Biking (MWF) Outdoor Adventure: Rock Climbing (8th grade only) (MWF) Theatre
Outdoor Adventure: Water & Wilderness (8th Grade Only) (MWF) 

Strength & Conditioning (8th grade only) (MWF)

Track and Field
Radio Broadcasting
Girls' Soccer
Textile Arts (8th grade only) (MWF) Girls' Volleyball
Strength & Conditioning (8th grade only) (MWF) Wrestling  
Yearbook (8th grade only) (MWF) Yearbook (8th grade only) (MWF)  

* Indicates evaluation or permission required. For Golf, participants must be able to shoot below a 60 on the 9-hole course.
Not physically active 

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