The physical education program at Summit School is designed to develop the whole child. Daily opportunities are provided for all students to develop a healthy, active lifestyle. The curriculum is a sequential progression designed to improve skill development, foster positive self-image, enhance students' ability to interact cooperatively, and help students to make healthy life choices.
The focus in this division is movement. Students learn fair play, cooperation, risk taking, and sportsmanship. The activities in this division include fitness for lifetime health, rhythm activities, gymnastics skills and movement, locomotor skills, and beginner activities.
In the Lower School, skill development, sportsmanship, teamwork, and fitness for lifetime health are emphasized. Our program continues to build on the foundations established in the Early Childhood Division. Units in this division allow for introduction to and mastery of various activities. Students will have many opportunities to develop skills and strategies.
In the Upper School, all students participate in our wellness program. This includes physical education, health, nutrition, and guidance. Our physical education program continues to develop from the Lower School program with a focus on skill development, sportsmanship, teamwork, and personal fitness for lifetime health. Monthly units give the students opportunities to develop skills, understand the game and/or activity, and work as teammates. Summit students develop the skills and knowledge to be healthy, active adults. They gain the fundamentals required to achieve this goal in our physical education program.