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Pathfinder Athletics

Regular exercise is essential to a healthy lifestyle. The primary goal of the Physical Education program at Pathfinder is to have all students participate and find success and enjoyment in a wide variety of class activities.

Physical fitness activities build strength, endurance, balance, flexibility and self-esteem. Individual skill building is essential to a physical education program in order to promote all forms of physical activity and lead to lifelong habits.

Our program encourages each student to work on individual skills at their own pace, against no other standard but their own goals in anon-threatening and non-competitive environment.

Finally, since nutrition is also a very vital component of a healthy lifestyle, we will have discussions and activities centered on the importance of combining a healthy and nutritious diet with daily exercise. 

students in the gym

Middle School Sports Teams

Please contact Leanna Heritage, our PE teacher, for more information:

  • Fall: Girls Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee
  • Winter: Boys & Girls Basketball
  • Spring: Girls Volleyball, Boys Soccer, Co-ed Track

Pathfinder Athletics Forms

Girls’ Basketball Sign-up form

Boys Basketball Sign-up form

Seattle Public Schools Athletics Forms

Please visit the Seattle School’s SPS Athletics page for more information.

Unicycle Team

The Unicycle Team practices every Friday after school and has performed at Seattle Sonics and Seattle University halftime shows playing basketball on unicycles. In addition, the unicycle team is a regular performer at the West Seattle Parade and in July 2010 performed in the Torchlight Parade.

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is a curriculum based, experiential learning program that utilizes the power of running to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.

The program is offered twice a year to 3rd-5th graders, during the spring and fall, at various locations throughout the Puget Sound region, including Pathfinder K-8. Each program session is 10 weeks long and consists of 20 lessons. Program sites meet twice a week for 1.5 hours in the afternoon.

Each session is led by a team of trained female volunteer coaches that guide and mentor the girls through the fun and uplifting curriculum. Along the way, the girls train together to walk or run the non-competitive New Balance Girls on the Run 5k (3.1 mile) event which takes place at the end of the program session. Completing the 5k event give the girls a chance to shine and an overwhelming sense of accomplishment!