Physical Education

The Physical Education Program challenges students to reach their fullest physical and intellectual potentials through various physical and kinesthetic awareness activities. Students are encouraged to focus on their own abilities, rather than those of others, and to develop a strong sense of good sportsmanship, citizenship and cooperation in their interactions with their classmates.

Grades PreK-2: Physical Education emphasizes free exploration, body awareness, and proprioceptive activities with modified equipment and physical examples. Through various activities, students learn to work individually, with multiple partners, and within groups. Emphasis is placed upon cooperation, teamwork, and good sportsmanship.

Grades 3-4: Physical Education classes are more sports-oriented. Specific developmental skills, rules, and strategies of sports are taught, as is good sportsmanship. The concept of learning a specific sport and being successful at it is the main goal, rather than who wins.

Grade 5: The Grade 5 Physical Education Program advances on sport specific concepts and teachings, presenting students with the opportunity to gain experience in a wide range of individual and team sports. Personal growth, confidence building and skill development will be supported through individual attention and positive reinforcement. Cultivating a deeper understanding and appreciation for the different sports and athletic activities offered, students will come away with greater comfort levels to serve them as they move up into the Grade 6 Advanced PE Program, on to interscholastic sports at King in Grades 7 and 8, and beyond. Classes meet first period 6 mornings out of the general 8-day academic rotation.

Below is a list of the sports and activities in which your child will participate over the course of the school year:

Fall Boys Fall Girls
Football Soccer
Soccer Field Hockey
Cross-Country Cross-Country
Volleyball Volleyball
Fitness Fitness
Winter Boys Winter Girls
Swimming Swimming
Floor Hockey Floor Hockey
Fun and Games Fun and Games
Pickleball Pickleball
Basketball Basketball
Fitness Fitness
King 5 Basketball* King 5-6 Basketball*
Spring Boys Spring Girls
Lacrosse Lacrosse
Baseball Softball
Tennis Tennis
Fun and Games Fun and Games

*Teams play in FCBL. Info will be released in the fall.

Grade 6: The Grade 6 Advanced Physical Education Program provides students with the opportunity to gain experience in a wide range of individual and team sports. Personal growth, confidence building, and skill development will be supported through individual attention and positive reinforcement. Cultivating a deeper understanding and appreciation for the different sports and athletic activities offered, students will come away with greater comfort and ability levels to serve them as they move on to interscholastic sports at King in Grade 7, in all they take on outside of school and beyond. Classes meet first period six mornings out of the general eight-day academic rotation. As the Grade 6 program develops, students may also be presented with the chance to participate in some King team based opportunities, with practices running as part of the morning curriculum and possible intramural and/or interscholastic activities taking place after school.

Fall Boys Fall Girls
Football Soccer
Soccer Field Hockey
Cross-Country Cross-Country/Fitness
Volleyball Volleyball
Fitness Fitness
Winter Boys Winter Girls
Squash Squash
Floor Hockey Floor Hockey
Fun and Games Fun and Games
Pickleball Pickleball
Basketball Basketball
Fitness Fitness
King 6 Basketball* King 5-6 Basketball*
Spring Boys Spring Girls
Lacrosse Lacrosse
Baseball Softball
Tennis Tennis
Fun and Games Fun and Games
GolfGolf

*Teams play in FCBL. Info will be released in the fall.

Physical Education Dress Code

Learn about what your child should wear for Physical education in the Lower School Dress Code and the Middle School Dress Code

Contacts

If you have further questions please feel free to contact Danny Gouin, Director of Physical Education at (203) 322-3496 Ext. 320 or at dgouin@kingschoolct.org.

Grades 7-12: Physical Education transitions to the King School Athletics Program starting in Grade 7. All students are provided the opportunity to participate on a team and/or individual sport each season throughout the year. The emphasis of the program is individual skill development, which is then put into action on the playing field through competition. Good sportsmanship, teamwork, and self-discipline are incorporated and modeled through the team sports at the Middle School (7/8), JV and Varsity levels. For more information about our Athletic offerings please visit: