Coordination, lifetime fitness, leadership, confidence, and the ability to work as a team improve children’s performance in the classroom and prepare them to take ownership of their own health and wellness.
A fully-equipped, regulation-size gymnasium, an indoor playspace and climbing wall, and a half-block-long, protected roof playdeck afford ample space for physical activity within the school building.
Children in nursery and junior kindergarten have movement classes to increase locomotor skills and eye-hand coordination. We integrate music and literature, and provide age-appropriate equipment to build skills. There is an emphasis on play—the work of children. All children at this level have scheduled outdoor play time twice a day, which offers them opportunities for unstructured play. Senior kindergarten through third grade classes participate in daily physical education. Units include team sports, ball skills, jump rope, circus skills, and multicultural games.
In sixth grade, students have their first opportunity to compete on a school team, with the introduction of the basketball teams, which every sixth grader joins. In seventh and eighth grade, students have the option of pursuing competitive team sports or lifetime sports, including yoga, martial arts, step dance, table tennis, and Ultimate Frisbee.