St. John’s strives to educate the whole child, and physical activity contributes positively to academic learning and promotes well-being. In order to facilitate learning and promote wellness our students:
- Participate in daily physical education classes taught by PE instructional specialists
- Have daily recess times in Preschool – 4th grade
- Can participate in our no-cut sports program
- Attend outdoor education for grade 6
Physical Education: Our highly qualified PE staff developed our program over the course of many years after teaching in other schools and working with educators in a variety of programs. The curriculum focuses on the fundamentals of team and individual sports as well as personal fitness. Our teachers work together to create a cohesive PE experience from Kindergarten through 8th grade.
Physical play: Recess promotes game-playing and physical exploration. Our Preschool through 4th grade students go outside every day unless the weather is below 15 degrees or it is raining. We make every effort to incorporate this free time and physical activity in students’ day.
No-cut sports: At St. John’s we believe all students should be able to participate in athletics. Sports offer students an opportunity to learn the importance of teamwork and perseverance. They also allow students to shine in new ways. St. John’s sports training focuses on learning skills and helping each individual improve and play to his or her potential. Teachers and parent volunteers coach our teams.
Activities include: Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball, Cheerleading, and Track.
Outdoor education: Students in 6th grade spend three days in outdoor education to develop class unity and experience the outdoors. This opportunity is listed among recent graduates’ favorite memories.