Lower School Athletics
- To develop fundamental and age-appropriate skills
- To develop physical, social and emotional growth
- To develop compassion and good sportsmanship
- To promote responsibility
- To develop a feeling of enjoyment and self-accomplishment
- To develop an understanding that winning and losing are not the ultimate end in athletic participation
The Lower School physical education program is designed to develop and strengthen the physical, social and emotional needs of children participating in athletic activities. The program encourages students to participate in and enjoy various activities (e.g. various team sports such as soccer, basketball and indoor hockey; various fitness activities; other activities such as juggling, jump rope, etc.). Each student is introduced to skills and lead-up games to offer a better understanding of a particular activity. Physical education is offered four times a week with units of instruction lasting two or three weeks.
It is the major goal of the physical education program that each child enjoys every activity while participating in a socially comfortable atmosphere. Competition and winning and losing have little emphasis within the parameters of the Lower School curriculum. Fair play and good sportsmanship are encouraged and expected in all activities.