Upper School Physical Education
The students in the Upper School will be able to recognize that physical activity provides a means for social interaction, self-expression, physical competency, enjoyment, and overall health benefits. It is designed to balance personal choice at a developmentally appropriate level while maintaining standards of excellence in teaching lifelong lessons regarding health and exercise. The students not participating on an athletic team are required to select a physical education class which meets three blocks in a six-day cycle for a total of a 35 minutes per block. Throughout the year, units are provided in: tennis, squash, dance, step-aerobics, kickboxing, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and skating.
Middle School Physical Education
The Middle School program provides a strong base of fundamental and sport-specific skills in preparation for the Upper School program. Students in grades 5th and 6th are provided classes emphasizing skill acquisition and developmentally appropriate game play. In addition to sport-specific classes, the physical education program includes several units of project adventure focusing on strengthening self-image, cooperation, and teamwork. In grades 7 and 8, students choose whether to join an interscholastic team, or choose a PE class (dance or sports conditioning).
Lower School Physical Education
The Lower School physical education program emphasizes developing coordination and improving locomotor skills while doing age-appropriate developmental activities. The goals and objectives of physical education are designed to be appropriate for each individual grade level. The curriculum focuses on helping each child build a positive self-image. Body awareness, spatial awareness, locomotor skills, and manipulative skills are major concepts emphasized in the program.