The focus of our program is to foster a child’s positive attitude towards physical education, as well as 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 such abilities as strength, balance, dexterity, coordination, endurance, concentration and self-discipline. Students play team sports and New Games, learn calisthenics and practice focusing through mindfulness activities. Behavioral strengths such as team-building, graceful winning and losing, leadership and persistence are encouraged through discussion as well as the choice of activities.
Our Physical Education curriculum is a sequential program of age appropriate units and lessons which follow 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.