Our primary purpose is to graduate successful life-long learners who are responsible citizens in the global community. Lab students in collaboration with their teachers, parents, and the school community, will develop as motivated, self-reliant, creative, and ethical individuals who respect differences in others. The Physical Education curriculum can provide a means of fulfilling the needs that our challenging society has created. The curriculum offers students a wide variety of opportunities to gain knowledge of and proficiency in the basic skills, exercises, and activities needed for body maintenance, and the pursuit of leisure time activities. The aim is to allow each individual to gain an understanding of the human body and to be motivated to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Physical Education at the Lab school provides students with the fundamentals, knowledge and basic skills to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. Students are provided with a balanced sequential program of age appropriate activities such as: fitness, rhythm and dance, cooperative games, movement education as well as individual and team activities. The physical education program provides a positive environment, conducive to learning, enjoying, and building self-confidence. Students interact in an environment that fosters growth and development allowing the students to grow not only physically, but also intellectually, socially, and emotionally. Our students will exhibit qualities of respect, responsibility, empathy, and sportsmanship through participation in variety of physical education activities. An effective physical education program is an integral part of every student’s formal educational experience.
A PHYSICALLY EDUCATED PERSON
HAS learned skills necessary to perform a variety of physical activities.
IS physically fit.
DOES participate regularly in physical activity.
KNOWS the implications of and the benefits from involvement in physical activities.
VALUES physical activity and its contributions to a healthful lifestyle.