Like all activities at St. Mary’s Academy, the athletic program is founded on the Loretto School Values of faith, community, justice, and respect. Our Middle School and High School students are challenged every day through our robust athletic program. Students develop leadership, self-awareness, personal growth, and positive sportsmanship, through competition.
The Athletics department works diligently to foster a culture of acceptance. We encourage our students to try different sports, uncover new passions, and enhance their existing skills. Our latest commitment to providing a state-of-the-art sports experience for our students is the installation of The Pam Bent Turf Field—the first 100% Nike Grind Turf Field of any high school in the state of Colorado.
Physical Education at SMA
Physical Education is an essential part of the SMA student experience. We recognize that physical exercise contributes to the overall health of our students and increases their performance in the classroom. Through competition they practice leadership and positive, productive communication skills.
In the Lower School our students enjoy P.E. every day of the week in addition to recess twice a day. This continues in the Middle School when the students compete against peer schools and mature with these skills. In High School, SMA encourages all of the girls to participate in team sports as it proves to be an invaluable arena for learning about one’s self. If students choose not to participate in sports, P.E. is required through Grade 12.