Go Beyond Your Boundaries
Find Out What’s Right for You
Students can choose from various team sports, yoga, dance, fitness, and more. While some students prefer to operate solo in choosing sports or fitness programs, others enjoy the teamwork and shared motivation of participating in team sports.
To go beyond your boundaries, we want you to set sport and fitness goals and achieve them, whether it is elevating skills, achieving a new sense of calm, or boosting your confidence. Unlike some private independent schools where tryouts are required, Memorial Private School allows all students to participate based on their personal sport and fitness choices. Our aim is to keep you motivated and moving!
We also invite students, in both middle and high school, to join us if they have a special athletic talent and need a flexible schedule. The teaching method and educational infrastructure at our school enable those who have special interests and talents to accelerate their athletic dreams.
Benefits of Fitness
Research shows sports and fitness makes you feel good, provides a real sense of accomplishment, and has both mental and physical benefits for teenagers.
According to Planet Fitness, you will experience:
- Less stress – Reduce stress and anxiety.
- Healthier skin – Delay signs of aging and potentially reduce acne.
- Sleep better – Improve the quality and quantity of sleep.
- Less negativity – Avoid the pitfalls of depression with a positive outlook.
- Boosted energy – Feel more energized and optimistic.
- Academic excellence – Be more alert and engaged in class.
- More momentum – Set goals and move towards them.
- Stronger self-image – Boost your confidence, self esteem, and keep weight in check.
- Develop a healthier lifestyle – Avoid major health issues, including: obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
Now is the time to establish healthy habits doing sports and fitness while you are attending secondary school. Now is the time to go beyond your boundaries and hit physical milestones!
At Memorial Private School, we encourage all students to participate. Team sports offer a great aerobic workout, boost confidence, and help students lower stress and anxiety. They also help students learn how to work in teams and acquire leadership skills.
Students receive athletic coaching and training from professionals. For something new and different, we are now offering Table Tennis teams, and a chance to practice and compete in a professional state-of-the-art facility! Please note that volleyball, soccer and swimming will start up in the fall depending on Covid protocols.
- Table Tennis
With our focus on calm and innovation, we also offer three programs for our students to develop balance, agility, and flexibility. Take a breather with yoga, get a workout through Parisi, or experience dance as a great way to express yourself and get ready for dances and proms.
- Parisi Fitness
- Contemporary Dance & Aerobics
Students Speak about Sports and Fitness
I always love Coach Chris’s fitness class. He is the most kind, friendly, and a cool dude. He is like a father figure to me. I like when he pushes me to my limits, and makes me want to become healthier. — Riley, student
At first, I did not think I would like table tennis. However, when I arrived, I actually enjoyed it a lot more than expected. The trainers are helpful and give everyone a change to train. The fast pace is what makes the game fun and competitive. Everyone that goes is new, making all the matches fair and fun. It’s better than other sports because you can go on without getting tired. Overall, table tennis has been a good experience. — Mike, Student
I enjoy table tennis. On the way to table tennis, we talk and listen to music. When we get there, everything is set up for us and there are coaches who teach us how to play. — Danielle, Student
Ping Pong is a great activity because it allows me to become closer to my peers and teachers. Building a relationship with your teachers is always good because they will give you the benefit of the doubt. Ping pong helps me relax and have fun while I’m at school. Playing ping pong with friends is fun because you get to show your competitive side at school. My teachers are pretty good, but one stands out and never loses, but playing against him has taught me how to be a better player. Overall, ping pong helps me enjoy school more. — Matthew, Student
I joined table tennis to give myself something to do in my spare time. I am really enjoying it. I get to play against my friends and teachers. The coaches are really helpful and nice. Table tennis has helped me have fun. — Adam, Student
Dance makes me feel happy because the dance instructor makes it fun. Dance is good exercise for me. I also love that my friends are in dance with me. Since starting dance, I have become a better dancer. — Megan, Student
Dance is so much fun because you can learn new dances. Dance makes me feel happy. It has also helped me improve by pulling me out of my shell. Ms. Sanchez is a good teacher because she knows a lot of dance techniques. — Jolyn, Student
The school is situated on a very nice piece of property that is easy to get to and from. The park outside the school is very good as well. If it is sunny, then it makes the perfect place to play baseball and other sports. — Danny, Student
We Get Moving! Sports and Fitness Matter!
We also make a point to incorporate physical activity into various aspects of academic and student life. For example, at our annual retreat to Camp Tejas in Giddings, Texas, Memorial Private School students enjoy: zip lining, swimming, horseshoes, shuffleboards, and the ropes course.