Physical Education

The 5th and 6th grade physical education program provides an overview of our 7th and 8th grade interscholastic sports offerings, fitness assessments, and a health unit. Each student participates in 12 different three- to four-week sport units. The classes of 16 students are divided by grade level and are taught by full-time physical education faculty. Our program offers a variety of sports experiences with an emphasis on skill development, discipline, fair play, and a healthy respect for physical activity.

The 7th and 8th grade physical education program focuses on skill development, game strategies, teamwork, discipline, commitment, and fair play and introduces interscholastic competition. For each season (fall, winter, spring), the students may participate on one team or take a dance class that culminates in a performance. Students may only participate in the dance class for a maximum of two seasons. Overall, the physical education opportunities emphasize the improvement of physical fitness levels while improving specific sports skills in practice and game settings.