Physical Education

Part I

  • Date created

    March 26, 2018

  • Last updated

    October 9, 2019

Sports and physical activity are an integral part of growing up. The St. Michael’s athletics program stresses the development of each child’s physical coordination, and works to instill in a healthy sense of teamwork, sportsmanship, and fair play.

Weather permitting, all students have outdoor play time two times per day using the playground structures designed to facilitate and enhance physical and social development.

Early Childhood

Students  work with a physical education specialist weekly. Skills include over and underhand catching and throwing, locomotor skills, understanding personal space and basic gymnastic skills.

Grades 1-4

Twice a week, students visit the gym or fields for physical education class. Educational game skills include teamwork, and collaboration, problem solving. Ball skills, such as throwing, kicking, passing and catching help lay the groundwork for team sports.

Upon entering Grade 2, children begin learning team sports, including soccer, badminton, baseball and softball.  Grades 3 and 4 are introduced to education gymnastics and personal fitness, with a focus on cardio-vascular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility.

SMS has an extremely supportive and accessible staff and incredibly talented teachers. As a new family in Newport, the school...

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Prekindergarten and 2nd Grade Parent

Lucy Darragh SMS has an extremely supportive and accessible staff and incredibly talented teachers. As a new family in Newport, the school welcomed up with open arms and made the transition of my then 1st grader seamless. There was also a community of support for him over the summer when 
From the first day of school to the last day of school, my child is HAPPY to go to school....

7th Grade Parent

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7th Grade Parent

7th Grade Parent From the first day of school to the last day of school, my child is HAPPY to go to school. I can remember a project they did in 5th grade about food trucks. The class was presenting in early June, and my son bounced out of bed 
Also, my son loves PE. Mr. Cullen’s games have made my son smarter in terms of strategy and teamwork. He...

7th Grade Parent

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7th Grade Parent

7th Grade Parent Also, my son loves PE. Mr. Cullen’s games have made my son smarter in terms of strategy and teamwork. He feels smarter as an athlete. 7th Grade Parent St. Michael's Country Day School 5 2019-10-25T09:08:15-04:00 7th Grade Parent Also, my son loves PE. Mr. Cullen’s games have 
My son’s confidence level has tripled since being at St. Michael’s.

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2nd Grade Parent

Ina Bordelon My son’s confidence level has tripled since being at St. Michael’s. 2nd Grade Parent St. Michael's Country Day School 5 2019-10-25T09:08:44-04:00 2nd Grade Parent My son’s confidence level has tripled since being at St. Michael’s. https://smcds.org/testimonials/ina-bordelon/
During my visit to St. Michael’s, it was very clear to me that each and every teacher teaches to the...

1st and 3rd Grade Parent

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1st and 3rd Grade Parent

Sara Pimental During my visit to St. Michael’s, it was very clear to me that each and every teacher teaches to the individual child, not just a group of children. Teachers and St. Michael’s know each and every one of the children they teach and it is obvious that they 
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