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Physical Education

The philosophy of the physical education program is to develop physically educated individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthy physical activity. Brentwood’s P.E. program follows the NYS standards for Physical Education.

We endeavor to guide students in positive directions, enabling them to develop competence and confidence in their physical abilities. We believe this will give them the desire to participate regularly because it has become an enjoyable part of their lives.

A quality program of physical education for children has a definite purpose, has long term goals and is developmentally appropriate. In essence, it makes a difference for children that last well beyond elementary, middle, and high school.

What the Research Says?

All children benefit from regular structured physical activity. Through daily activity, children can improve and maintain the health and quality of their lives. Greater amounts of physical activity produce greater health benefits. Physical activity improves mental health and is important for the health of muscles, bones, lunges, and joints. Physical activity reduces stress, helps to control weight, and is a valuable use of leisure time.

Physical Education Curriculum Resources