The focus of our Physical Education program is to empower all students to adopt regular, lifelong physical activity as one of the cornerstones of a healthy, productive, and fulfilling life.
At High Meadow School, Physical Education incorporates non-competitive and competitive athletic experiences that develop strength, balance, dexterity, coordination, endurance, concentration, and self-discipline.
Students play team sports and New Games, learn calisthenics, and practice focus through mindfulness activities. Behavioral strengths such as team-building, graceful winning and losing, leadership, and persistence are encouraged through discussion as well as through selection of activities.
Our Physical Education curriculum is a sequential program of age-appropriate units and lessons, informed by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) standards and position statements, New York’s American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (NYS AHPERD), and New York’s newly developing Health, Physical Education, and Family and Consumer Sciences initiative.