All Lower School students participate in physical education classes and athletic activities in their weekly schedule. With an emphasis on fun, healthy living, and fitness, students engage in basic movement and group play to grow physically, cognitively, emotionally, and socially.
The Middle School Athletics Program focuses on fundamental skills in the areas of gross motor skills, fine motor skills, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, strength, and muscle coordination. The program emphasizes cooperative learning and teaches students motivational strategies such as goal setting and self-reflection, social interaction, problem solving, shared leadership, and challenge and risk in a safe environment. As students develop and mature, organized sports constitute a progressively larger part of the physical education program in middle school. Emphasis is given to the development of instruction and practice of team-based skills and the importance of sportsmanship. Students also engage in creative activities involving non-traditional sports to develop their self-confidence and establish a life-long commitment to fitness and health.