Physical Education Program

The Mission of the Physical Education Program at Julia Morgan School is to inspire and challenge girls of all physical talents and interests to develop confidence, flexibility, strength, endurance, mental discipline, coordination, balance, and skill.

The goal for each student is that she:
  • feels confident and comfortable in her body
  • participates in a wide variety of physical activities from diverse cultures
  • becomes enthusiastic about some aspect of fitness, sports, or movement
  • develops a life-long commitment to movement, exercise, and healthy nutrition
  • strives for excellence either as a member of a team, or in individual physical pursuits
The purpose of the sixth grade school day physical education program is to expose students to as many different types of physical activities as possible throughout the course of the school year. Girls are provided the opportunity to grow into their bodies in a supportive environment that encourages participation and values fun. The sixth graders attend PE classes three times each week. Units for this program include: soccer, basketball, volleyball, track and field, self-defense, team building, field games, dance appreciation, yoga, and flamenco.

The focus for the seventh and eighth grades is to build skills while also working on core concepts such as: being a supportive member of a team, health, personal fitness, goal setting, anatomy, balance, attitude, and leadership. Each girl has the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities three times a week while developing these skills. Each trimester 7th grade girls will participate in one of the three categories listed below: Movement, Individual Fitness, Team Sports, while 8th grade girls will have the opportunity to elect courses within these topics.

After School Sports Program

6th, 7th & 8th Grade After School Sports Teams

Julia Morgan School is a member of the Middle School Sports League of the East Bay and competes with other local middle schools in basketball, soccer, and volleyball. All 6th, 7th and 8th graders are eligible to play on the team. Our program is free of charge, no previous experience is necessary, and all who tryout make a team. Practices and games occur after school on Mondays (6th grade), Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Game schedules are determined within the first two weeks of practice. If we have enough girls to make two teams they are split into a JV and Varsity team. This decision is based on a skills assessment and ensures a better experience in competition with other teams at their level.
My daughter had never played a team sport before and she has really loved playing JMSG volleyball. I've been surprised at how much she likes it, and even wants to go to volleyball camp this summer. 

Thank you again for making it a place for the girls where they feel safe taking chances with new experiences!
What is valuable about JMSG P.E.?
I think that it's very good that we're given choices and that students are encouraged to push themselves, but not forced to like in other schools. The teachers are also all amazing and it's great not just going running and playing outdoor sports, but having dance and yoga too!!

2017-18 Sports Program Schedules

JMSG Sports Teams All Grades Welcome - Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Occasionally Wednesday games may occur
  • Soccer: September 7 - November 9, 2017
  • Basketball: November 13 - March 8, 2018
  • Volleyball: March 12 - May 22, 2018

Games for soccer end at 5:15 p.m. and games for basketball and volleyball end at approximately 6:00 p.m.

Game schedules for all sports are given out the first two weeks of practice.

6th grade games may occasionally occur on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays.

Questions? Please contact Athletic Director Laura Cartwright at

Julia Morgan School for Girls

5000 MacArthur Boulevard, PMB 9966 Oakland, CA 94613