PE Every Day
Physical education classes enhance brain development, improves focus, and contribute to overall health, well-being, and positive mood.
Our physical education program teaches the importance of cooperation through skill development, games, and athletic activities. Physical education classes meet four to five times each week and emphasize the development of gross-motor control skills through running, jumping, throwing, catching, and other activities that enable students to develop body and spatial awareness. Students also build balance, endurance, flexibility, and stability.
Early Childhood Physical Education
Activities support the development of healthy social and emotional skills, fine and gross-motor skills, balance, and coordination. Students are provided daily instruction in group games and physical activity developing physical skills and exploring spatial awareness, body awareness, and movement in a fun and safe environment. Co-curricular instruction is implemented at this level where classroom teachers are consulted, and content is reinforced in the physical education setting.
Grade 1-4 Physical Education
The program provides structured, large-group activities and games that develop cognitive, physical, and social skills. Activities promote social interaction, team building, and sportsmanship. The progression of skill development lays the foundation for the transition to our Middle School physical education and athletics program. Our programs provide opportunities to introduce students to fundamental sports skill development, drills, and applying those skills in a structured and safe game setting. Technology is also introduced in classroom activities by using various forms of training apps and devices. Students are introduced to soccer, cross country, tennis, basketball, floor hockey, volleyball, track and field, lacrosse, baseball, and softball.
Health & Wellness
Third- and fourth-grade students are introduced to formal health and wellness classes. Social, emotional, and physical health literacy skills are studied in the classroom with the goal of continued practice and growth outside of the classroom. Topics include building self-confidence, nutrition and healthy eating, stress management, the importance of physical fitness, communicating emotions, human development and puberty, and strategies for building relationships and a healthy lifestyle.
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Research suggests that children who develop strong social skills are more likely to thrive in school, in their chosen careers, and throughout their lives.
Our after-school programs extend the school day with academic, enrichment, and interest-based activities.