“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

At CLCS, we believe that physical fitness is related to academic alertness and emotional wellness. Our Physical Education classes give students ample opportunity to engage in healthy physical activity and to see how fitness is a vital part of self-care.

Learning is focused on the development of skills and a positive attitude. Students learn to encourage and respect one another while following instructions in a fun and positive environment. Whenever possible, we integrate math, basic Spanish, and unit studies with Physical Education to enhance classroom learning.

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” -Nelson Mandela

Physical Education across the grades

Our PreK-4th grade students participate in activities and games designed to develop motor skills, hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness, support and balance, and rhythms in preparation for learning organized games. Our 5th-8th grade students also learn to play organized games such as soccer, lacrosse, floor hockey, volleyball, and Ultimate Frisbee.

Teacher Resource: National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education; SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Educators) America, 2014

The Presidential Youth Fitness Program at CLCS

Throughout the school year, students practice the skills that will be tested in the Presidential Youth Fitness Program. This program “helps schools achieve excellence in physical education through quality fitness education and assessment practices.” During Track Day, which is held at the end of May, every student at CLCS completes the running portion of the test. Grades 3-8 run 1 mile, and grades 1 and 2 run a shorter distance determined by their age and ability. PreK and Kindergarteners join in a “Fun Run” with their peers. Teachers, staff, parents, and alumni participate to support and encourage the students and to celebrate their accomplishments.