Albany Academy for Girls provides a comprehensive physical education and athletic program for students in Grades 5-8. The AAG Physical Education program provides girls with basic to advanced principles that will enable them to take part in and enjoy a lifetime of sports and activities. This combined with fitness skills developing strength, flexibility, power, coordination and speed promotes a lifelong awareness of health and positive body image.
Physical Education in Grades 5 & 6 promotes individual and team sports. Skill and fitness development are used to further refine and develop the ability to participate in a full spectrum of games and activities at a higher and more competitive level through understanding rules, team and individual play, and positive sportsmanship.
Physical Education in Grades 7 & 8 introduces students to interscholastic sports at the New York State-approved modified level. Students are given the opportunity to select a sport or activity each trimester to test their knowledge and ability in a more competitive venue with awareness to health and safety of the emerging adolescent girl.
Academy students have access to an unmatched array of athletic facilities, including an indoor suspended track; two international squash courts; four gymnasiums; two fully equipped weight rooms; an aerobics room; an indoor swimming pool; indoor ice rink; six tennis courts; an all-weather 400-meter track; and acres of athletic fields.