athlecticsacademics_athletics2con·fi·dence [kon-fi-duhns]
  1. full trust; belief in the powers, trustworthiness, or reliability of a person or thing
  2. belief in oneself and one’s powers or abilities
  3. self-reliance; self-assurance

Here at ADAT, health and wellness go hand in hand.

The development of both physical skills and self-esteem are of equal importance in creating confident, physically adept students. The program consists of experiences and activities.

Ours is truly a Physical Education program, in which students don’t simply play competitive sports. They learn the importance of warming up, the benefits of strengthening muscle groups, and why it’s a joy to be physically fit. The goal for every student is measurable progress, healthy enjoyment, and a life-long interest in being physically fit and active.

Teamwork and Leadership

Coordinator of Health and Wellness, Haim Linder, is one of ADAT’s most popular instructors and an inspiration to us all. For more than 36 years, he’s been bringing out the best in our students on the playing field. In 1995, the Milken Family Foundation and Bureau of Jewish Education recognized him as a “Distinguished Educator.”

Healthy Food, Healthy Souls

ADAT’s integrated nutrition program, based on revised federal guidelines (, steers children toward taking responsibility for making healthy food choices; while our P.E. specialists actively engage with students during lunchtime, encouraging and reinforcing these concepts.

A.C.T. F.A.I.R.

Created by Coordinator of Health and Wellness, Haim Linder, this is our school sports mantra. It stands for Acknowledgement, Consideration, Tolerance, and Follow the Rules, Always do Your Best, Include Everyone, Respect Your Opponent. The first word, A.C.T., emphasizes how we must approach one another. Members of the school community learn to acknowledge the accomplishments of others and take into account individual strengths and weaknesses, to be considerate in all dealings, and be tolerant of differences. The second word, F.A.I.R., relates more directly to expected behavior when engaged in activities. These lessons are taught in P.E. classes and reinforced regularly during sports games and recesses.

ADAT League Sports

Fall: Soccer
Winter: Basketball

For more information on ADAT’s Physical Education program see Physical Education in our Academics Curriculum.

Maccabiah Games Day

Annual school-wide sports event that highlights cooperative play, teamwork, and school spirit.


A bi-annual fundraiser for the school, this jump roping festival is a great motivator for students to practice and improve their levels of fitness.