Physical Education

Sixth and Seventh Grades

The mission of The Park School Physical Education Program is to provide students with a basic foundation of motor and manipulative skills, an understanding of the importance of physical fitness and sport, and the opportunity to develop effective personal and social skills. Students will be provided the opportunity and information necessary to make decisions about physical activity for their personal challenge, enjoyment, health, self-expression, and social interaction. Our goal is to promote a positive learning environment that meets the needs and abilities of all students and encourages them to maintain a physically active lifestyle.

Instruction in the major sport of the season begins with fundamental skills and gradually progresses to more difficult techniques. Students engage in drills and lead-up games; they also learn rules and strategy. Where appropriate, each unit culminates in half-field and full-field scrimmages.

Units Covered in Sixth and Seventh Grades

Girls Boys
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Box Soccer
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Fitness Training
  • Floor Hockey
  • Handball
  • Lacrosse
  • Pickleball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Fitness Training
  • Floor Hockey
  • Football
  • Handball
  • Lacrosse
  • Pickleball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Volleyball
 

Eighth Grade

This program is an elective-based curriculum that allows students to explore their varied interests and talents. The scope of this program is quite large and includes competitive and non-competitive activities, team and individual activities, activities that will be useful into adulthood, and activities more geared to adolescents. Some of the activities are coed. Each elective unit lasts three weeks. Students select all units at the beginning of the year. 

Electives offered in Eighth Grade

Girls Boys Coed
  • Basketball
  • Box Soccer
  • Indoor Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Team Handball
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Box Soccer
  • Flag/Touch Football
  • Floor Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Team Handball
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Canoeing
  • Circus Acts
  • Cross Country
  • Fitness Training
  • Floor Hockey
  • Frisbee
  • Golf
  • Indoor Soccer
  • Martial Arts
  • Orienteering/Hiking
  • Pilates
  • Recreational Games
  • Swimming
  • Yoga