The Middle School Health and Physical Education curriculum allows students to fully understand the importance of leading an active and healthy lifestyle within their current daily routine, and to continue this pattern for a lifetime.
The program also provides students the opportunity to learn and experience sports offered by the WT Athletics Department, the skills necessary to participate on a competitive sports team, and the life-long values that are learned through competition in sport. The learning environment encourages each student to try new skills and allows them to make personal decisions on how they feel they can best carry out a healthy lifestyle.
Grade 6: Physical Education
Students try many different team and individual sports and are introduced to the importance of life-long fitness goals. They participate in sports such as basketball, soccer, lacrosse and tennis, and build friendships and teamwork skills. Along with these activities, the students begin to discuss the importance of life-long fitness and goal-setting.
Grade 7: Physical Education
Students gain experience specific skills necessary to participate in after school athletic teams, and learn the importance of life long fitness goals. They explore basketball, tennis, lacrosse, soccer, and golf and gain a true appreciation for the skills needed in each sport. While participating in these activities, students focus on appropriate teamwork and sportsmanship skills. Students also focus on the opportunity to be physically active and understand the ways in which their body works in order to help them lead a more productive life.
Grade 8: Physical Education
In eighth grade, students hone in on sport-specific skills allowing them to decide if they would like to participate in that sport interscholastically in the Upper School. Eighth graders also focus on the importance of life-long fitness goals and how they can be carried into their day-to-day lives. While these skills are sharpened, each student demonstrates the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship that are necessary components to success in all facets of life.
Grade 7: Health
Seventh grade health focus on topics such as wellness goals, personal health and hygiene, physical fitness, nutrition, tobacco, alcohol, drugs, mental and emotional health, and sexuality education. Concepts such as smart decision making and exercising good judgment are also explored.
Grade 8: Health
Eighth grade health focuses on topics such as wellness goals, personal health and hygiene, physical fitness, nutrition, tobacco, alcohol, drugs, mental and emotional health, and sexuality education. Concepts such as smart decision making and exercising good judgment are also explored. Additionally, students spend time thinking about how to build and maintain healthy relationships as they embark on their transition to the Upper School.