Physical Education/Athletics

The 5th and 6th grade Physical Education program provides an overview of the 7th and 8th grade interscholastic sports offerings while also including a fitness unit and a health unit. Each student participates in 12 different three- to four-week sports units through three trimesters: fall, winter, and spring. The classes are divided by grade level and taught by full-time physical education faculty. The 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. It also 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. Overall, the physical education opportunities emphasize the importance of physical-fitness levels while improving specific sports skills in practice and game settings.