WT Athletics benefit both the student and the school. The program fosters skill development and provides a physical and emotional outlet for students. We believe that students who experience competition learn how to deal appropriately with winning and losing. Our purpose is to develop character, self-control, teamwork, sportsmanship, and commitment. At the same time, the program fosters institutional pride, school spirit, and increased awareness of WT in the greater Pittsburgh area.
Athletics is optional at WT and participation rates are higher than average for an independent school. More than 70% of both Upper and Middle School students participate on a school-sponsored athletic team.
Middle School: Emphasizes participation, basic skill development, and knowledge of the sport. All students who meet attendance requirements are invited to participate.
Upper School: Emphasizes team commitment, a high level of skill development, and competitive play. All students who meet attendance requirements are invited to participate.