There are a number of options available for young people with a keen interest in physical activity and being more active at school, in the form of both sports and outdoor programs.
Whether they are a high-level athlete or simply need to move around during the day, your child will find their match with our private and independent schools’ programs!
RECOGNIZED BY THE
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
For high school students with a talent for sports that has been corroborated by a sport federation and a passion for sporting excellence, sport-études programs are a natural fit. These programs are regulated by the Ministry and provide the framework for schools to adapt their curriculum and students’ schedules in order to free up time for training during classroom hours.
To determine whether or not a child is considered to be an athlete at the “espoir,” “relève,” “elite,“ or “excellence” level, contact the relevant discipline’s federation. Student athlete admission guidelines are dependent on each academic institution and vary from one to the other. Discover the sport-études programs offered by the independent schools in your area.
TIPS FOR PARENTS
OF YOUNG ATHLETES
If your child is a high-level athlete that does not qualify for or does not wish to enrol in a sport-études program, get in touch with the independent schools in your area. They can inform you about any changes that can be made to the school schedule to combine both academic success and high-level training.
If your child wants to join a sport-études program but is also experiencing academic difficulties, they might benefit from educational support specifically adapted to students enrolled in this program. Succeeding academically while training for multiple hours every week is a big challenge for students who are experiencing difficulties. It is therefore important to ensure that your chosen school can provide your child with all the help they need. Get in touch with the independent schools in your area that offer sport-études programs to explore your possibilities.
Many students who are not be eligible for a sport-études program still want to be more active during the school day. Independent schools offer a wide range of other programs and concentrations that focus on sports or being outdoors, allowing students to practice their activity of choice during classroom hours.
There are many advantages to these programs: students can benefit from more hours dedicated to physical education, while enjoying the opportunity to build on their knowledge of biology and sports psychology in a way that goes beyond the standard curriculum.
Independent schools set themselves apart thanks to their wide range of extracurricular activities, the quality of their sports facilities, and their coaches’ expertise. Outside of classroom hours, whether it’s during lunchtime or after school, any student can sign up for a competitive team or practice a sport recreationally.
IS YOUR CHILD
FULL OF ENERGY?
Find a school that speaks to their passion!