Lower School: Physical Education

The Physical Education Program challenges students to reach their fullest physical, social/emotional and intellectual potentials through various fun and enthusiastic planned activities. While engaging in our friendly yet challenging environment, the students develop a strong sense of sportsmanship, confidence and citizenship along 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 partners, and within groups. Emphasis is placed on cooperation, teamwork, and good sportsmanship.

Grades 3-4: Students learn proper exercise performance and routines while learning to set realistic goals for their own strength, endurance and flexibility throughout the school year. Classes become more sports-oriented, as specific developmental skills, rules, and strategies of sports are taught, while the importance of good sportsmanship is also defined and explored. The concept of learning how to use individual strengths to better oneself and achieve success is the main focus , rather than a concentration on winning and losing.

Grade 5: The Physical Education Program takes a deeper dive into the science of physical fitness and teaching the importance of healthy diets, exercise and lifestyle. It also 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  are 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 confidence level to serve them as they move up into the team sports programs.

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 all they take on outside of school and beyond. 

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
Golf Golf

*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.

Physical Education Team

If you have further questions please feel free to contact:

Mark McAndrews
Lower School Physical Education Coordinator
Summer Institute
(203) 322-3496, Ext. 351
mmcandrews@kingschoolct.org.

Alison Stoddart
Lower School Movement and Physical Education Teacher