Lower Schools
Lower School for Boys

Physical Education


The SCH physical education program is designed to provide each boy with the opportunity to find success at his own level.  

The SCH Lower School for Boys Physical Education Department believes that all of our boys should be exposed to a healthy lifestyle that encourages daily physical activity, healthy eating, and habits. Our comprehensive curriculum provides students the opportunity to develop body awareness, explore movement, discover cooperative games, improve sport-specific skills, and experience team sports. We value the team experience and the life skills one develops while being a team member. Through these activities, students learn how to have fun, to win and lose, to show good sportsmanship, and to develop discipline and responsibility. Our physical education program supports the development of a well-balanced individual by providing the opportunity to develop not only physically, but also socially, emotionally, and mentally.

At SCH Academy Lower School for Boys, the physical education program is centered around SHAPE America’s goal of “physical education is to develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.” Skill development is a regular focus of the physical education curriculum. Students will continue to focus on skill development with activities in partnerships and in games with small groups that allow everyone to participate. 

National standards

SHAPE Americas National Standards define what a student should know and be able to do as result of a quality physical education program.
  • Standard 1 – The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
  • Standard 2 – The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics related to movement and performance.
  • Standard 3 – The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
  • Standard 4 – The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
  • Standard 5 – The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.


  • To learn to move and to move to learn: the development of neuro-muscular coordination, fitness, and physical growth through a sequential program of physical activity.
  • To apply movement concepts and principles to the learning and development of motor skills.
  • To encourage a physically active lifestyle.
  • To achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
  • To develop responsible personal and social behavior (teamwork, sportsmanship, respect) in physical activity settings.
  • To demonstrate understanding and respect for differences among people in physical activity settings.
  • To understand that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction.
  • To integrate with other educational areas such as math, science, language, technology, and music.
  • To learn about the structure of the heart and how to maintain a healthy heart.
  • To develop skills that will give an individual the basis to participate in the team sports that SCH offers at the middle and high school level.