Physical Education is a critical component to the Middle School curriculum. During physical education class the students have the opportunity to get a healthy portion of the recommended 60 minutes of daily exercise. While learning about the importance of physical activity for a healthy life, the students are exposed to a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Ellis physical education includes but goes beyond the standard sports of soccer, basketball, volleyball, and softball. Our students also gain experience in field hockey, lacrosse, pickle ball, bowling, golf, rock wall climbing, ultimate Frisbee, floor hockey, and educational gymnastics.
Skills and activities are introduced in progressions that are appropriate for the social, emotional, and physical development of each grade level. The progressions facilitate individual achievement by providing the student with a sound basis on which she can develop and improve her skills. Emphasis is placed on individual accomplishments and pride in performance during all units. Students are required to have their own shin guards, mouth guards, and goggles for appropriate sports.