Physical Education is a vital part of each child's school day because it is both physical and educational. We believe it is an integral part of a strong academic program and addresses our focus on the whole child. Through movement, students become physically fit, demonstrate skill in a variety of activities, build character, gain confidence, and develop a healthy lifestyle.
The UP Physical Education Department is staffed by two specialists certified in Physical Education. In Physical Education, students acquire the knowledge and skills for movement that provide the foundation for enjoyment, continued social development through physical activity and access to a physically fit lifestyle. Students also learn the relationship between developing a physically active lifestyle and their personal health.
The PE Curriculum at University Park is interactive, involving movement, games, gymnastics, and units of sports skills that are appropriately sequenced to each student's maturity and ability. The PE/Wellness instructors at UP utilize the gymnasium and campus grounds to deliver instruction to all students, K-4.