Physical Education

At Riverbend we encourage children of all ages to discover the joy in physical activity and to develop a deep appreciation of fitness, sportsmanship and fair play. Students in the younger levels learn a variety of skills while developing physical and spatial abilities in a safe environment. Older students work on building strength, endurance, balance, cardio-respiratory fitness, speed and agility while participating in more complex games and activities. Our emphasis on healthy competition, sportsmanship and fair play become especially relevant at this level as students become more involved in team sports outside of school. For students of all ages, the focus remains on having fun. The ultimate goal is for every child to understand the importance of physical fitness and to develop a lifetime enjoyment of healthy physical activity. Our Kindergarten through Middle School students attend regular classes in the Gymnasium.