Pre School

All Pre-Schoolers are involved in gross motor control activities every day, including three scheduled periods a week in the gross motor room.

Elementary School

The gym teachers plan exercises and games to develop coordination, body awareness, team play, and sportsmanship . Their goal is a PE class that is motivated and moving . Areas of focus vary with the grade:



Grade 1

Areas of focus in first grade include: movement exploration, ball games, and soccer.

Grade 2

Areas of focus in second grade include: spatial awareness, locomotive skills, cooperative skills, games, chasing, fleeing, and dodging.

Grade 3

Areas of focus in third grade include: cooperative games, playground games and activities, dance, circus arts and tumbling, and track and field.

Grade 4

Areas of focus in fourth grade include: cooperative skills, team sports and games, dance and rhythmic movement, and knowledge of body parts

Grade 5

Areas of focus in fifth grade include: cooperative skills, team sports and games, dance and rhythmic movement, and knowledge of body parts .

Secondary School

Grade 6

Students are introduced to a variety of individual and team sports to encourage a lifetime of physical activity. Students are provided a safe learning environment in which they learn to compete fairly and accept winning and losing as a part of physical activity. Sports may include, but are not limited to, American football, field hockey, volleyball, basketball, pickle-ball, golf, softball, and baseball . This course is taught in English.

Grade 7

Students build upon the foundation set in sixth grade and begin to apply problem solving and conflict resolution to their activities. Students learn to offici- ate games and apply rules when necessary . During the year, individual fitness is instructed with an emphasis on “heart rate zone training.” All students are given a heart rate monitor and train using the acceptable zone parameters. Gymnastics, aerobics, and endurance running are part of this year’s curriculum.This course is taught in English.

Grade 8

Students begin to train and compete with an idea of improving individual skills and endurance during team and individual sports. Sport evaluations and grades are based on comprehension and execution. Healthy living habits are reinforced with an emphasis on nutrition and exercise. Sports include gymnastics, aerobics, volley-ball, basketball, field hockey, ultimate Frisbee, golf, softball, baseball, swimming and ice skating. This course is taught in English.

Grade 9

Students begin to understand the importance of physical skills improvement relevant to a chosen sport. Students learn good practice habits and are encouraged to engage in as many activities as possible. Sports include aerobics, street hockey, gymnastics, badminton, golf, and indoor tennis . This course is taught in English

Grade 10

Students are introduced to the French physical education program. This program requires a proficiency in at least two team sports and one individual sport. Students are made aware of the physical requirements for good evaluations and given the instruction necessary to improve skills and techniques to achieve maximum results. Sports offered may include, but are not limited to, endurance running, volley-ball, basketball, badminton, dance, running relay, soccer, orienteering, rock climbing and lifeguard training. This course is taught in English.

Grade 11

In order to optimize Baccalaureate results, students practice, over the course of two years, four sports chosen among those already learned in 10th grade or earlier. These include, but are not limited to, life-guarding, running (3x500 meters), basketball, soccer fitness, runing relay, rock climbing, volleyball, and badminton. This course is taught in French and English.

Grade 12

In accordance with the Physical Education curriculum of the Baccalaureate, students are graded in three sports within different athletic domains . These include, but are not limited to, life-guarding, running (3x500 meters), basketball, soccer, fitness, dance, running relay, rock climbing, volleyball and badminton . This course is taught in French and English.

Physical Education

Physical Education is built in the students' weekly schedule:

In the Middle and High School, 2 to 3 hours of Physical Education including running, swimming, soccer, rugby, basketball, volleyball, dance, judo, tennis, squash, rock-climbing, etc.

At the elementary school, at least 2 1/2 hours per week are devoted to PE, in addition to the many opportunities for physical activity offered during recess. We move right away and in music for a rythmic, relaxing and focused experiment.

In preschool, gross motor skills are developed several times a week as part of the learning experiment, recesses are spent outside, and Olympics are a big favorite among Kindergartners.


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