Curriculum Detail

Explore our Curriculum

Physical Education

The philosophy of the Physical Education Department is to educate the student to the importance of lifetime fitness and wellness. This is a time when students can explore their options and find their fitness path. While doing this, our program places an emphasis on physical fitness, the development of effective motor skills, positive self-image, good sportsmanship and an expanded interest in physical activities and sport. We hope to provide each student with a foundation that provides them with intellectual and physical basis for developing their fitness and wellness. 

Requirements 

Middle School: 
• PE is required throughout grades 6-8.
  • PE 6

    The 6th grade PE curriculum is designed to help the student establish their understanding and application of fundamental locomotor movements, manipulative skills, and effective communication and collaboration skills in a wide variety of games and activities. Each student participates in individual and group activities, traditional and non-traditional games/sports, water safety and swimming as well as leadership training, trust building, and goal setting. The activities for the year may include: water safety and swimming, adventure education, rock climbing, introduction to fitness, track and field, and a variety of team sports. All students rotate through these units throughout the three trimesters in the school year.
  • PE 7

    The 7th grade PE curriculum is designed to help the student expand upon their understanding and application of fundamental locomotor movements, manipulative skills, and effective communication and collaboration skills by demonstrating these skills in a wide variety of group activities and team sports. Each student participates in traditional and non-traditional team sports, water safety and swimming as well as leadership training, trust building, and goal setting. The activities for the year may include: water safety and swimming, team handball, netball, basketball, tchoukball, sabakiball, and a variety of group activities and team sports. All students rotate through these units throughout the three trimesters in the school year.
  • PE 8

    The 8th grade PE curriculum is designed to help the student effectively apply their understanding and application of fundamental locomotor movements, manipulative skills, knowledge of game strategies and tactics and effective communication and collaboration skills in new games and sports. Each student participates in individual and group activities, traditional and non-traditional games/sports, water safety and swimming as well as leadership training, trust building, and goal setting The activities for the year may include water safety and swimming, racquet sports, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, lacrosse, and indoor hockey. All students rotate through these units throughout the three trimesters in the school year.