School Life

Athletics

Athletics is a cornerstone of the Woodlynde School experience. With 17 sports teams, athletics at Woodlynde is an essential component to the school's commitment to student personal growth. Participation in athletics has a positive impact on a student's academics, social growth, emotional development, and healthy lifestyle.
Whether a student is an avid athlete or new to team sports, Woodlynde develops its student athletes in a safe and positive environment. Commitment and participation are the foundations upon which greater athletic prowess and personal success are achieved.
What does participation in Woodlynde athletics provide? It provides far more than sports; it provides life skills that follow students long after they graduate from Woodlynde, including:

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  • Commitment

    to a cause and to teammates
  • Responsibility

    to oneself and one's team
  • Inquisitiveness

    to learn something new or how to do something better
  • Organization

    to be on time and on task
  • Resilience

    to get back up and try again
  • Camaraderie

    some of the best and longest lasting friendships are built through participation in Athletics
  • Success

    in not just a team win, but also in one's personal best
  • Self-confidence

    through all of the above 

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  • Photo of Scott Purdy

    Scott Purdy 

    Director of Athletics; Upper School Health/PE Teacher; President of the Alumni Society
    610-293-6580

Looking for Athletic Forms?

Athletic forms are now available through the Resource Board. If you need help accessing the forms, please contact Karen Zacca at zacca@woodlynde.org or 610-293-6516.  

Fall Sports

Varsity Coed Cross Country
Middle School Coed Cross Country
Varsity Coed Soccer
Middle School Coed Soccer
Varsity Girls' Tennis
Varsity Girls' Volleyball
Middle School Girls' Volleyball

Winter Sports

Varsity  and JV Boys' Basketball
Middle School Boys' Basketball
Varsity Girls' Basketball
Middle School Girls' Basketball

Spring Sports

Varsity Coed Golf
Varsity Boys' Lacrosse
Varsity Girls' Lacrosse
Varsity Boys' Tennis
Middle School Boys' Tennis
Varsity Ultimate Frisbee
Woodlynde School is a private, co-ed college prep day school located in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that serves intelligent, talented students with learning differences in grades K - 12. Woodlynde provides a comprehensive, evidence-based Kindergartenelementarymiddle and high school program in a challenging yet nurturing environment for students with average to above average cognitive abilities (IQ) who have language- or math-based learning differences (such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia), Executive Function Challenges, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Auditory Processing Disorder. Even for those students without a diagnosed learning disability (LD), Woodlynde offers expert and caring teachers in small classroom settings that support academic success. Woodlynde School also offers a post-graduate (PG) program in partnership with Rosemont College as well as a regional Summer Camp for students who learn differently.