Health and Physical Education
Middle School physical education and health courses help students learn health-promoting behaviors and attitudes so they can make responsible decisions. Ultimately, we intend for our students to realize that physical and emotional health are cornerstones of a productive, balanced life. Physical education courses are part of the regular academic day and are taught by members of the physical education department. In a comfortable and supportive learning environment, the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade programs combine varied physical activity — sports, aerobics, aquatics, cooperative games, and fitness skills necessary for the National Physical Education Test — with health education that includes discussions and activities related to adolescent self-esteem, friendships, drug and alcohol education, healthful eating, puberty, and sexual education.
Color Day, a tradition since 1892, is part of the physical education curriculum. Read more.