Physical fitness goes hand-in-hand with intellectual development, and Town School students have ample time each day both for unstructured play and teacher-led physical education. The objectives of our physical education program are many: to enhance self-esteem, improve awareness of the importance of physical fitness and nutrition, teach and refine each student’s motor skills, and develop sports skills, sportsmanship and teamwork.
Students at Town participate in a Physical Education class each day. The program concentrates on
improving each child's self-esteem through teaching and refining each student's motor skills;
fostering physical fitness; and developing the personal values and skills of sportsmanship,
discipline, good-natured competition, and cooperation.
The students learn and practice game rules and skills appropriate to their developmental levels.
By the fourth grade, students have been introduced to kickball, volleyball, softball, speedball, football, tennis, rugby, tumbling and dance. In the Upper School, the program concentrates on team leadership and good sportsmanship, physical skills,
understanding the rules of specific sports, endurance and stamina, and officiating. Boys are
encouraged to participate in our after school non-competitive sports program.
Though the school officially begins interscholastic sports in the upper school, many of our boys participate on non-school athletic teams prior to that. We work with our lower school parents to help them understand the school's athletic philosophy. We also work with the Positive Coaching Alliance, and ask parents to attend an evening information session at our school, presented by the PCA. Visit our Athletics page to learn more about our interscholastic sports program which begins in the Upper School.