we eschew the "win-at-all-cost" model of coaching in favor of both wanting to win and using sports to teach broader lessons; draw from the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a nonprofit founded by Stanford University.
In lieu of a PE class or team sport in a given trimester, students can request an Independent Study in PE (ISPE).
This option enables students to pursue sports at a high level outside of school and/or pursue an interest that Burke does not offer in the Physical Education or Athletics Departments.
Current and recent ISPE's include:
Students can also complete an ISPE in a sport that Burke offers as long as they also participate in the Burke team in the appropriate season. Students cannot complete the entire athletic requirement through ISPEs. They must still participate in at least one Burke team sport.