Physical Education is an invaluable part of a Key School education. Coeducational classes are structured to develop physical fitness, agility, self-esteem, and good sportsmanship. Experience with athletic competition and teamwork is an important aspect of the program. Students learn and apply the skills and concepts of individual and team sports by participating in a variety of athletic activities.
Through a developmentally appropriate program, children strengthen skills, build endurance, enhance coordination, enjoy a sense of camaraderie, and build the foundation for a lifetime of physical activity and fitness. Because Key emphasizes self-improvement, inclusion, and cooperation, each child can participate at his or her own skill level and thereby gain the confidence and pride that accompanies achievement.
Physical education is required of all students through the junior year. Upper School students who play on an interscholastic team may elect to be excused from physical education for that season.