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Physical Education

The Physical Education program follows a carefully defined curriculum that encourages greater understanding of the importance of promoting wholesome physical development. The program is designed to meet the needs of the individual child and to create positive experiences that will enhance the child’s ability to develop his or her body to the fullest. At the same time, it provides the child with the tools necessary to make healthy decisions about exercise and future athletic and recreational activities. All students receive equal opportunities to reach their potential and are encouraged to progress at individual rates. Our primary goal is to provide maximum opportunity for children to enjoy physical activity and thus realize that it is a desirable and worthwhile endeavor, one they will want to continue throughout their lives.

Curriculum by Grade

Kindergarten - Grade 2

In Kindergarten and Grades 1 and 2, the P.E. curriculum is a balanced design that enhances perceptual/motor skills and develops basic movements in response to varying space, time, force, and flow. Students participate in activities that improve balance, endurance, strength, flexibility, and agility. They also experience movement through creative games, traditional games, and rhythms. Appropriate social behaviors are developed by working independently and with others during planned physical activities.

Grades 3 - 5

In Grades 3, 4, and 5, a more specific program of skills development is followed. Students practice and become more proficient in lead-up skills to team sports and participate in a full range of physical activities such as rhythms/dance, physical fitness, basic movement skills, and lifetime sports. Social development continues to be emphasized, as is a positive self-image. Students learn to evaluate their own capabilities and to establish realistic personal goals.