The Physical Education Department strives, with all students, to grow the whole student physically, intellectually, socially, and emotionally for total success in their environment. Its mission is to provide all students with a quality instructional program in a safe, secure and caring environment. Students are involved in daily activities essential to developing a positive self-image, thus increasing mental alertness and reducing stress. Each year, students experience a dozen or more units, sports, games, and activities, including traditional sports such as soccer, volleyball, basketball and football, and non-traditional ones such as badminton, cricket and paddleball. Enhancing students' fitness levels, muscular development, oxygen capacity is a priority. The physical education program promotes the full development of each student’s abilities.
Physical Education Department Philosophy
The philosophy of the Physical Education Department is that everyone can be fit for life. All students in 7th through 10th grade can develop appropriate skills and knowledge while increasing their strength and confidence. Many different elements of physical activity and instruction help develop a commitment to physical activity and lifelong health.
Department expectations are that students will:
- Develop effective motor skills and understand the fundamentals of movement by engaging in and analyzing multiple sports and games.
- Develop and maintain a positive self-image and strive to become the best that they can be through movement and play.
- Develop a solid foundation of personal strength as well as understand proper execution of exercises for use in the future.
- Develop appropriate social behaviors and communication skills by working independently and with others during planned physical activities.
High school students who participate in Flintridge Prep sports are not required to take physical education courses during the duration of that sport.