Academic Program
Upper School

Physical Education

Physical Education

The physical education program is a curriculum that uses movement as a medium for growth and self-discovery. One of the main objectives of
 the program is to equip students with the skills and self-confidence to embrace new challenges while providing enjoyable experiences that promote healthy, active and creative lifestyles. 
The diverse curriculum
 is designed to develop skills, fitness, and a lifetime commitment to wellness. Discussion of issues relating to health, nutrition, and exercise permits students to critically analyze their lifestyles and make educated choices for their futures. Students are required to participate in a physical education and athletics class during each of their eight semesters in Grades 9-12. Participation in dance or interscholastic team sports also fulfills this requirement. Each semester, students are assigned to a physical education and athletics class. However, students complete a PE registration form at the beginning of each semester and may elect a different course based on course availability and schedule.

Upper School Physical Education Curriculum

List of 2 items.

  • Yearlong Course

    Physical Education. Grades 9-12.
  • Semester Electives

    Semester Electives*
    Cardio Kickboxing
    Dance Company/Class
    Exercise and Nutrition
    First Aid/CPR
    Fitness and Conditioning
    In-Line Skating
    Indoor Rowing
    Interscholastic Team Sports
    Power Walking
    Run/Cycle Duathlon
    Step Aerobics
    Studio Cycling
    Urban Fitness

    *Any course with insufficient enrollment may be withdrawn.

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