At The Country Day School, one of our guiding principles is “fitness for life”. Through physical education classes, students build knowledge and skills that will enable them to acquire physical and health literacy and develop the comprehension, capacity and commitment needed to lead healthy, active lives.
In the primary grades, we focus on building gross motor skills through balance, agility, locomotor, movement skills and coordination. We build spatial awareness and learn how to be active, respectful and safe participants in a physical education setting.
In the junior grades, we focus on building fine motor skills and physical fitness. Through an enhanced sport-specific setting, students will improve their coordination, acquire new skills and an understanding of strategy and tactics in game play. Through participation in a variety of cooperative and competitive games, students learn how to participate safely and respectfully of others. They will learn how to be active participants, and in doing so, increase their physical fitness.
Our goal is to elevate heart rates, improve skill level and foster a love of being active.