Lakehill Preparatory School prides itself on teaching physical education to all students in kindergarten through twelfth grade daily. The PE program focuses on three equally important factors in the area of physical education: movement, health, and social development.
In the Lower School physical education program, the development of gross and fine motor skills, movement control, balance, agility, and endurance are emphasized. Through a variety of games and activities, students are introduced to the fundamental skills, rules, and regulations of organized sports. Additionally, students learn the value of teamwork, problem solving, cooperation, and sportsmanship.
The students also learn functions of the heart, lungs, muscles, and bones and how they relate to physical education. They begin to understand and demonstrate health-related fitness components such as strength, endurance, and flexibility. Additionally, students participate in The President’s Challenge, which is a Physical Activity and Fitness Awards Program of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (PCPFS). This program awards and motivates children and youth to begin and continue an active lifestyle, leading to enhanced physical fitness.