Participation in a physical activity is required during at least two of the three trimesters. For those who love team sports, our students enjoy a distinct advantage that larger schools can't offer — the opportunity to play on a varsity team. At larger schools, less experienced players often don't get to play at a varsity level. Solebury is a member of the Penn-Jersey Athletic League, and most of our teams compete for a league championship each season, while a few teams play an independent schedule. Each year, we have athletes who continue on to play sports in college.
Those who do not enjoy team sports can choose from indoor and outdoor rock climbing, fitness and weight training, yoga, and more. We can also work with students to structure independent activities for activities that we currently don't offer. Recent examples of independent activities include skating, swimming, and gymnastics.
For one of the three trimesters, students can choose a non-physical activity, such as theater, debate, literary magazine, yearbook, and more.
Students are required to participate in a supervised after-school activity or interscholastic team sport each trimester; activities meet Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, while athletic teams meet daily and may have weekend practices and games. Unless otherwise noted, sports and activities are co-ed. Programs may be added or canceled due to student interest and availability of staff and facilities.
After-School Activities for 2017-2018
- Baseball, Boys
- Basketball, Boys
- Basketball, Girls
- Cross Country
- Dance Team
- Field Hockey, Girls
- Fitness for Beginners
- Lacrosse, Girls
- Literary Magazine
- Middle School Activity
- Model UN
- Outdoor Club
- Recreational Golf
- Recreation Tennis
- Rock Climbing
- Soccer, Boys
- Soccer, Girls
- Softball, Girls
- Spartan Performance Academy
- Strength Training for Athletes
- Tap Dance
- Tennis, Boys
- Track and Field
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Walking Club
- Winter Running
(WINTER) Varsity and Junior Varsity teams play a very strong independent schedule against top private and local public schools in the area, as well as teams from New York or Maryland. The varsity team plays 25-30 games in a season and participates in the Penn-Jersey Athletic League. The JV team plays 10-12 games and does not participate in a league.
(FALL, WINTER) This activity, a two-trimester commitment, is for boys and girls who love to dance or want to learn. The team performs jazz, hip hop, contemporary, and pom at events on campus (i.e. basketball games) and in the local community, and participates in competitions against other dance teams in PA.
This activity is for students who want to work cooperatively to solve the problems of the world: international conflicts, disasters, and incidents. During our meetings, we will conduct research, do mock simulations, and practice our speaking skills, all in preparation for a four-day national conference in February.
(FALL, WINTER) Students of all abilities are welcome to participate in this activity; no previous climbing experience required. During the fall trimester, students climb at Ralph Stover State Park High Rocks, Schwangunks and other areas. During the winter trimester, students climb at The Adventure Center/Rock Gym in Doylestown, PA. An additional fee is required during the winter trimester.
(FALL, WINTER, SPRING) This activity may include either performing a role in or working on the technical stage crew for one of the school plays. There are three full productions each year, ranging from drama to comedy, classical to contemporary theater. The winter production is a musical. The technical stage crew involvement includes working with lighting, sound, set construction, set painting, and stage management; no experience necessary. The main requirement is a sincere desire to build and create while working as a member of a team. This program meets three to five days a week, depending on individual involvement. Time requirements depend on the production but may entail some Saturday and Sunday rehearsals.
(SPRING) In this activity, students walk along the PA or NJ towpath at their own pace and try to cover anywhere from 2 to 4 1/2 miles per day. Sturdy sneakers (or hiking boots) and rain gear are recommended. Last spring students walked over 100 miles in ten weeks. Students can listen to music or socialize with the other members of the club while getting in their exercise.
(WINTER) This noncompetitive activity trains those interested in preparing for the spring track season, as well as those who simply like running or want to try it. Students often have some choice of workout — a combination of strength drills, sprint drills, and long distance running — depending on their goals. We run outside in the heart of winter weather on purpose, and we like it.