Our Physical Education curriculum provides experiences that improve motor, cognitive, and affective domains, that engage thought processes, and that contribute positively to the development of a value system and the esteem in which students regard themselves and others.
Physical fitness is a major goal of our program and becomes increasingly important as the child grows. Our Wellness curriculum provides a foundation in strength training, nutrition, and speed, agility, and quickness instruction.
In Middle School, the boys participate in sports units that create the foundation for our interscholastic teams. The focus is on skills, strategies, techniques and their application in game situations.
Allen-Stevenson offers interscholastic team sports (flag football, soccer, cross country, wrestling, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, and track) for boys in grades seven through nine. These teams provide opportunities and experiences that teach individual and team skills, strategies, goal setting, communication skills, socialization skills, teamwork, sportsmanship, responsibility, and respect, all of which are important to a child’s well-rounded education.
Upper School Athletics provides every player the opportunity to find a good fit as a competitor. As is the tradition in most schools, our boys participate on either a varsity or junior varsity team. While both teams play competitive games and a similar size schedule, varsity coaches are more selective with playing time than junior varsity. However, each team is conducted in such a way that we continue to build social, motor, and psychomotor skills along with a greater understanding of strategy and technique.