PHYSICAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM
At St. Joseph’s Episcopal School, Physical Education teaches age-appropriate fundamentals of several sports. Our students learn to develop athletic skills in a structured and fun environment with weekly P.E. classes in the Judith Rogers Gymnasium or on the Jones Athletic Field. The program is created to cultivate each child’s basic skills. As a private school, we are proud to provide students with physical education daily.
The goal is to develop physical skills, such as hopping, running, skipping and jumping, and hand/eye coordination, as well as patience, following instructions, and good sportsmanship.
Jogging and running
Stretching and calisthenics
Bouncing/dribbling a ball
Throwing and catching a round ball
Throwing and catching an irregular shaped ball
Skills taught in Grades One through Four:
How to properly catch and throw a ball
How to catch and run with an irregular shaped ball in flag football
How to dribble and shoot a basketball
How to manipulate and shoot a ball using the feet in soccer
How to field and throw a ball in lacrosse
Proper running technique
Students in Grades Five through Eight have the opportunity to play competitively on our athletic teams.
Sports taught throughout the year: