Lower School

Physical Education in Lower School aims to help students understand and apply the fundamental skills and knowledge they need to begin leading a healthy lifestyle. Students begin their introductory lessons exploring five components of physical fitness: cardiovascular health, muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility, and body composition.

During these developmental years, students learn the body's systems and functions as well as basic nutrition that will help them make informed choices regarding their health. Students engage in basic movement and motor skills in the younger ages and progress in their performance as they matriculate into the older grades of Lower School.

Students learn ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle through various activities exploring individual roles and ways to collaborate.

Middle School

Physical Education in Middle School builds upon lessons from Lower School, taking students from fundamental skills and knowledge of the five components of physical fitness (cardiovascular health, muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility, and body composition) to deeper understandings.

Students gain exposure to a variety of sports and physical games, where they demonstrate complex motor skills and movements that build upon their fundamental skills. Students gain an understanding of and appreciation for various sports and activities so they can assess their own performance.

During  instruction, students create SMART goals for their physical fitness, encouraging them to implement physical activity into their daily lives. Through journaling and logs, as well as reflection about their entries, students begin to form a basic understanding of how their physical fitness is affected by their nutrition.

Nutrition, physical fitness, and hygiene are all elements in Middle School that enable students to understand the impact they have on their healthy lifestyles.

High School

The High School Physical Education experience provides students with the opportunity to use the knowledge they gain from classes to implement routines that help their personal development.

Students establish goals and plans to help reach them in a timely manner. Through individual and group elements, they learn about and appreciate the importance of collaboration and healthy competition (when appropriate). Although there are various electives students can take regarding physical education in High School, the purpose of the courses is to increase students’ knowledge and understanding of the five components of physical fitness (cardiovascular health, muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility, and body composition) and how their activities are affected by external factors such as nutrition, injury, stress, and more.

Students develop a deeper understanding of their body's systems and the importance of emotional, physical, and metal wellness.


The types of assessments parents and students can expect from physical education courses reflect the standards that drive instruction. As such, there are various formats of assessments. Based on the grade level and the appropriateness of the assessment format, you can expect any or all of the following types  throughout the school year:

Each assessment should be as authentic as possible so students understand the real-life application of the task. The assessments will be both formative and summative in nature. Students will be notified about summative assessments in advance, including what standards will be used.