Health and Physical Education
Good sportsmanship is a key component in both the elementary and middle school physical education curriculums. Participation in physical education activities encourages our students
to maintain lifelong fitness as well as general good health.
Elementary School: The goal of the physical education program is to develop gross motor skills. Students participate in cooperative games using basic movement skills, such as running and jumping. With the competitive element removed, students work on achieving their “personal best.” Their enhanced self-confidence and physical skill competency facilitates participation in team-oriented activities.
Middle School: Our theme-based middle school physical education curriculum introduces a new team sport each month. Emphasis is placed on developing basic athletic motor skills and team participation.
Middle school students complete coursework in health education, which includes understanding human growth, development, and sexuality, learning to make healthy decisions and develop a healthy lifestyle, as well as identifying personal and community health resources.