Athletics and physical education are integral elements of a Saint Stephen’s curriculum that promotes healthy minds and healthy bodies. Students learn critical coordination skills while they gain a basic understanding of teamwork and sportsmanship across a cross section of athletic pursuits throughout their years with us.
While more than 75-percent of our eligible students participate in organized athletics at school, all of our students are involved in an active physical education program that lays a foundation for wellness and teaches the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Eating right and being fit are key components to success in the classroom and in life.
PK3 through 3rd Grade: Getting to Know Me classes are designed to encourage students to get to know their bodies and what they are capable of doing. Some key learning points at this age include: knowing your personal space and respecting each other’s personal space, locomotor vs. non-locomotor movement, throwing and catching, and running under control.
4th-5th Grade: Exploring Individual & Team Sports introduces competitive athletics to our students. Key themes include working with teammates, sportsmanship, and skill development. Lesson plans have been written in conjunction with our varsity head coaches so our students will be well versed in their chosen sports when they are ready to begin interscholastic competition.
6th-8th Grade: Fitness For Life is where the education for a healthy lifestyle really heats up. Individual sports are the emphasis, as well as providing important nutrition education. The program is geared to students who may not choose to play a sport on campus, but gives them the tools they need to achieve a healthy lifestyle.