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/court and full- field/court scrimmages.

Units we cover include but are not limited to:

Badminton Disc Golf Football

Soccer

Basketball Field Hockey Handball

Softball

Box Soccer Fitness Training Lacrosse

Ultimate Frisbee

Cross Country Floor Hockey Pickleball

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 for three weeks. Students select all units at the end of seventh grade or during the summer.


The list of course offerings include but are not limited to:

Badminton Flag Football Indoor Soccer

Softball

Basketball Floor Hockey Lacrosse

Swimming

Box Soccer Golf Orienteering & Hiking

Team Handball

Circus Acts Indoor Hockey Recreational Games

Ultimate Frisbee

Fitness Training Indoor Games Soccer

Volleyball