As one of the leading Jacksonville private schools, Beaches Episcopal School is able to provide a number of classes and programs that are sadly disappearing from other Jacksonville, Beaches and Ponte Vedra elementary schools. This includes Physical Education.
Physical Education classes at Beaches Episcopal School provide second through sixth grade students with a program of activities to develop and maintain fitness. PE contributes to the well-being of the student, and the total curriculum as it focuses not only on physical, but on mental, emotional, ethical, and social wellness.
As students develop an appreciation for physical fitness, explore recreational activities, contribute to team situations and practice sportsmanship, they are acquiring habits and skills for a lifetime. The program offers the opportunities for students, including those with special needs, to engage in activities that allow the students to adapt their ability to the physically challenging skills provided in the program.
Movement Education is learning how to move, or being educated in the movement functions of the body for pre-kindergarten through third grade, and Kines is a new part of the movement education program aimed at our fifth and sixth grade students. Learning through movement is very important in the age appropriate development of children. This provides the basics for more advanced skill development and personal growth of confidence.
Movement Education is taught using a variety of teaching styles including problem solving and guided discovery. The children learn through play, exploration, discovery and experimentation. The activities are child-centered and fun for all skill levels.