Be Strong, Be Healthy
Our program lays the foundation for lifelong fitness by helping children discover the joy in physical activity and the pride that comes from striving for personal excellence.
From pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, Lower School gym classes are anticipated with delight. The children know that whether they are crawling through tunnels, climbing over obstacles, or playing a new game, there will be fun. With a focus on cooperative play, teamwork, and good sportsmanship, our students learn a progression of increasingly complex athletic skills and strategies. They work on developing strength, endurance, balance, cardio-respiratory fitness, speed, and agility. They begin to understand rules and team play. By fifth grade, students look forward to donning a Belmont Day uniform to play on interscholastic teams in middle school.
In addition to their regular gym classes, students have many opportunities for physical activity. Recess periods are filled with sledding, soccer, and mastering the monkey bars. Our annual field day engages the entire school in a series of spirited cross-graded games.
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