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:

BadmintonCross CountryFootballSoccer
BasketballDisc GolfHandballSoftball
Box SoccerField HockeyLacrosseUltimate Frisbee
Circus ArtFitness TrainingPickleballVolleyball

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.

Units we cover include but are not limited to:

Adventure ProgramFitness TrainingLacrosseTeam Handball
BadmintonFlag FootballLawn GamesUltimate Frisbee
BasketballGolfOrienteering & HikingVolleyball
Box SoccerIndoor GamesRecreational GamesYoga
Circus ArtIndoor HockeySoccerPilates
Disc GolfIndoor SoccerSoftball