The philosophy of the Physical Education Department is to educate the student on the importance of lifetime fitness and wellness. Our program places an emphasis on the physical, mental, and social-emotional development of each student by establishing a safe, supportive and inclusive environment where the student can flourish. Geffen Academy students will develop an expanded interest in lifetime physical activities and sport by learning essential health and fitness knowledge, gross motor learning and control, positive self-image/self-talk, and leadership and interpersonal skills through activities that foster cooperation, team building, and sportsmanship. The Physical Education Department strives to develop each student’s physical literacy by learning essential knowledge, skills, and habits (growth mindset, grit, curiosity, etc.) in order to become adaptable learners and persistent inquirers in health and wellness for students’ lifespans.
* All 9th grade students will be placed into Physical Education for the year, unless they are taking the Athlete Conditioning class
and participating in a Geffen Academy team sport. During the add/drop period of each semester, students will be able to petition to drop PE with the support of an academic advisor, parent, and if applicable, Athletic Director/ Geffen Academy coach.