Physical Education Curriculum

List of 10 items.

  • Pre-K

    In Pre Kindergarten the students will be introduced to basic locomotor skills such as running, hopping, skipping, jumping, leaping and galloping.  We will also be working on techniques for balancing, kicking throwing and catching.  The children will also be learning and playing various lead up games.
  • Kindergarten

    Kindergarten students will be demonstrating competency with continued development of locomotor skills. Emphasis is placed on manipulatives,  i.e.(hula hoops, beanbags, jump ropes, balls etc.).  The PE teacher provides opportunities to master these skills through the introduction of organized games.
  • First Grade

    Students at the 1st grade level continue to explore locomotor skills. They begin learning to incorporate their individual skills into the concept of team sports. Proper form and technique for these skills (i.e. throwing, catching, kicking, striking) are emphasized. Personal fitness is introduced to the 1st graders through the President’s Physical Fitness Challenge.  Preparation for this program helps the students to understand the  importance of exercise.
  • Second Grade

    In second grade the students will have mastered the basic locomotor skills.  We transition from lead up games to the rules and strategies of games.  By developing a physical response with their entire body, the student is able to enhance their skills in team sports.
  • Third Grade

    In 3rd grade, students have learned how to create and devise strategies.  They are able to comprehend how strategies along with rules and sportsmanship are interrelated in game play.  Game play and fitness continue to enhance cardiovascular strength, muscular strength, and endurance.
  • Fourth Grade

    Students in 4th grade are familiar with the fundamentals of sports from the previous years. Students are given time to review and practice their basic skills. Additional challenges and new skills are introduced so that students may advance their skill level.
  • Fifth Grade

    Students in 5th grade begin low competition, intramural, tournament  play.  Their fundamental skills continue to develop through a wide variety of team sports. Cross country and track and field are available beginning in the 5th grade for students who want to further advance their fitness level and participate in interscholastic competition.
  • Sixth Grade

    Through teaching advanced skills, 6th grade students gain further comprehension of strategies, etiquette, rules, and sportsmanship. They are provided the opportunity to be a part of the wide variety of interscholastic sports. Fitness remains a strong component in middle school P.E. as life long habits in health are promoted.
  • Seventh Grade

    Through teaching advanced skills, 7th grade students gain further comprehension of strategies, etiquette, rules, and sportsmanship. They are provided the opportunity to be a part of the wide variety of interscholastic sports. Fitness remains a strong component in middle school P.E. as life long habits in health are promoted.
  • Eighth Grade

    Through teaching advanced skills, 8th grade students gain further comprehension of strategies, etiquette, rules, and sportsmanship. They are provided the opportunity to be a part of the wide variety of interscholastic sports. Fitness remains a strong component in middle school P.E. as life long habits in health are promoted.

Sports

Having varsity and junior varsity levels in most team sports allows maximum participation for students. The current no-cut policy places athletes on the team where they can be the most successful. Coaches all come from within our school community and most teams play in the Florida West Coast League made up of 12 other private schools. St. Mary's has an outstanding history of league and tournament championship teams. In addition, St. Mary's has been the proud recipient of the league sportsmanship award four out of five years since its inception.

Boys Season Girls
Soccer September - October Volleyball
Cross Country September - October Cross Country
Basketball November - January Basketball, Soccer, Cheerleading
Track and Field February Track and Field
Tennis March - May Tennis
Baseball March - May Softball