Building Character, Mentally & Physically
At Friends, our physical education program is designed to focus and expand upon fundamental skill development, helping students succeed in both traditional and non-traditional athletics. We also teach our students how to develop a lifelong passion for health and wellness.
Along with teaching curriculum-structured material, students are encouraged to provide feedback into which activities they enjoy participating in. This fosters a strong sense of engagement and enjoyment in physical education.
It also goes without saying that teamwork and collaboration are vital principles taught to our students each and every day. This helps them understand that every individual harbors a unique set of abilities that can help contribute to the learning of the entire class.
Catch The Waves
With 22 sports programs and other recreational physical activities, athletics play a vital role in developing our students. At Friends, competitive athletics begin in the 6th grade and continue through Upper School, with an emphasis on fundamental school development, sportsmanship, teamwork, and collaboration. Whether competing on an athletic team or cheering on the sidelines - these programs help define the Friends community.
Varsity Boys Basketball
Varsity Girls Basketball
Middle School Boys Basketball
JV Girls Volleyball
Varsity Boys Soccer
Girls on the Run
3rd - 5th Grade Girls - Join Girls on the Run at Virginia Beach Friends School. Girls on the Run is an after school program like no other! Twice a week for 12 weeks, girls will have fun, make friends, increase their physical activity levels and learn important life skills. Trained and caring coaches lead 3rd - 5th grade girls through interactive lessons and running activities. The season ends with a noncompetitive 5K event.
Hall of Champions
1999 ETIS Varsity Boys Basketball Champions
2002 ODIS Varsity Boys Golf Champions
2007 ODIS Varsity Co-ed Bowling Champions
2012 SCAC JV Girls Volleyball Champions
2014 HRAC Middle School Boys Champions
2015 HRAC Middle School Boys Basketball Champions