Lower School Athletics
In Physical Education (PE) there are two main areas of focus: fitness and skill development. For fitness, the beginning of every class is spent stretching, warming up muscles, and increasing student heart rate. The students learn the importance of these exercises and why fitness is critical for overall health. For skill development, CATCH curriculum is utilized to introduce students to different sports and teach them the basics. Physical Education class builds skills gradually from preschool through fifth grade. Students experience team and individual athletics enough to be successful in class and if desired, express interest and play competitively in middle school.
Students in fourth and fifth grade have the option of changing into athletic attire for PE. See the student handbook for details. All students must wear athletic shoes to class in order to participate.
After School Athletics
In addition to physical education class, after school athletics are offered at various times throughout the school year. After school athletics are coordinated by the PE instructor and provide more focused skill development during the elementary years. Coaches vary by sport. Often elementary students receive training from upper school athletic coaches through these programs. Examples of after school offerings include but are not limited to the following:
- Field Hockey
- Flag Football
- Kung Fu
- Running Club