Physical Education

Children's games and activities in the gym at Leslie Ellis School Arlington, MA

Developing Positive Attitudes

 

At Lesley Ellis School, children have many opportunities to engage in indoor and outdoor movement activities. Our physical education program serves children who might already be skaters, gymnasts, dancers, hockey players or little league stars, as well as those still learning the power and magic of their own bodies.

 

We challenge our students with activities they may never have tried before – scooter hockey, ballroom dancing or yoga– giving them the chance to test their coordination, balance, strength and flexibility. As children garner new skills like shooting a free throw, hitting a tennis ball or learning a new swimming stroke, they develop more than just athletic skills and abilities. They learn to translate abstractions into action, to play hard and fair, to lead and support each other, and to take turns. In the end, our goal is to help children develop positive attitudes about themselves, their abilities and physical activity.