Physical & Health education
Our favorite motto at the Summit pool is “Job well done.”
The Summit School’s swim program is a certified American Red Cross program and is administered by our swim director, whose experience in water instruction and safety spans over 25 years, along with our team of certified lifeguards. Swimmers have the opportunity to be successful every time they enter the water.
We teach a learn-to-swim program that has six comprehensive and progressive levels to help our students develop, improve, and refine their strokes. Summit’s swim program enhances overall physical fitness and improves endurance, strength, and flexibility. Our classes are fun, giving students a unique and a positive learning experience and helping our swimmers stay motivated to achieve success. Our objective is to teach our students to swim and to be safe in, on, and around the water. Students work to obtain a series of American Red Cross certifications.
Physical Education & health programs
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.