Lower school > Physical Education
Lower school students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade attend physical education classes twice weekly in one of our two modern gymnasiums. Students also have recess daily on the Lower School playground, and this time provides children with some unstructured time to enjoy the playground equipment with classmates. Physical education, however, is a structured period of physical activity during which children perform age appropriate conditioning exercises and develop their physical skills under the supervision of a physical education specialist. The program also incorporates the President's Physical Fitness Award Program. Children establish personal goals for improvement at the beginning of the school year and work to attain them throughout the year. At the end of the school year, children who meet or exceed their goals receive formal recognition through an award presentation ceremony.