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Physical Education

Promoting Lifelong Physical Activity

Our Physical Education (PE) curriculum enables all students to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity. Our program helps students develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies, and compositional ideas to perform successfully. In PE, students think about what they are doing, analyze the situation, and make decisions. They also reflect on their performance and find ways to improve.

Discovering what they like to do, what their aptitudes are at school, and how and where to get involved in physical activity helps students make informed choices about lifelong physical activity and promotes healthy lifestyles.

Our Physical Education program has five commitments to Brooklyn Friends School families.

  1. We want every child to grow into a competent and confident mover.

  2. We want children and young people to be able to move effectively in a wide range of activities.

  3. We want all young people to be empowered with the knowledge, skills and understanding to be able to enjoy health promoting physical activity for the rest of their adult lives.

  4. We recognize all young people’s abilities and provide a meaningful and enjoyable learning environment to support and meet their needs.

  5. We refute concepts of ‘natural athleticism,’ and we strive to allow each and every student to nurture the athlete within.

The Curriculum

We collect self-assessed information from each student to build holistic ‘learner profiles.’ With this information we create a bespoke, broad and balanced curriculum whereby learners can meet their specific needs through a variety of activities.

To read more about attendance and exemption policies, as well as security/lockers, please refer to your Brooklyn Friends School Curriculum Guide.

Contact our PE Staff

Head of Physical Education Department, Physical Education Teacher
psoto@brooklynfriends.org
718-852-1029

Upper School Physical Education Teacher
dnosti@brooklynfriends.org

Lower School Physical Education Teacher
edelcock@brooklynfriends.org

Lower School & Middle School Physical Education Teacher
rmaclean@brooklynfriends.org

Lower School & Middle School Physical Education Teacher
tvinson@brooklynfriends.org