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Physical Education

At UPrep, we thrive at promoting lifelong wellness. Our PE program encompasses health literacy as well as physical literacy. When students leave our Middle School, they have a true understanding of how to keep themselves fit. Health literacy is about having a true understanding of living a healthy lifestyle and getting in shape—while having fun!" PE Teacher James Johnson

At UPrep, the goal of the Physical Education and Health program is to redefine educational excellence by supporting all students, regardless of their athletic abilities, in developing their skills, knowledge, and character in a variety of contexts. Our students learn how to develop a foundation for lifelong wellness and build upon their physical and health literacy by exploring P.E. and health.

Students experience a diverse set of courses that support growth and challenge as they become physically and intellectually courageous and socially responsible.

UPrep's Middle School P.E. program explores a wide range of activities to create a foundation of understanding and skill development, deepen collaboration and belonging, and increase enjoyment in movement. Students gain confidence and competence to move in a variety of ways in both traditional and non-traditional activities. 

As students progress through Upper School, P.E. courses provide students with more choice to explore specific interests in a semester or intensive experience. 

All students participate in P.E. classes, regardless of their participation in school sports or club/community sports and activities.

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Meet A PE Teacher

Read a Q&A with PE and Health Teacher James Johnson.

Middle School P.E. & Health Program

At UPrep, Middle School P.E. is a comprehensive program that builds students' foundational skills in health and fitness in a variety of contexts. The goal is to provide our students with an inclusive introduction to lifelong health and fitness in a safe environment—mentally, physically, and socially. As students progress through Middle School, they gain confidence and competence in their skills and develop strategies to deepen their experiences of play and movement. 

All Middle School students participate in P.E. classes, regardless of their participation in school sports or club/community sports and activities.

Requirements and Highlights:

6th Grade: full year P.E. & Health (two semesters)
Activities include: ​​​​rock climbing, Pickleball, badminton, Greenlake Adventures, circus, kickball, and more! 

7th Grade: one semester of P.E. & one semester of Health 
PE activities include: Ultimate, soccer, volleyball, cricket, and flag football
Health activities include: wellness, communication skills, social & emotional health, nutrition, and more!

8th Grade: one semester of P.E.
PE activities include: fitness center fitness, flag rugby, modified lacrosse, basketball, team handball, and more!

Course Descriptions

Students play a game of soccer on Dahl Field during PE class.

A student pitches during a game of kickball on Dahl Field.