Physical education is an integral part of the St. Mark's Episcopal School education for every child.
At St. Mark's Episcopal Academy we believe that daily physical fitness is needed to increase physical competence, health-related fitness, and enjoyment of physical activity for all students so that they are successful in all areas of their education.
Quality physical education can influence moral development. Students have the opportunity to assume leadership, cooperate with others; question actions and regulations and accept responsibility for their own behavior.
Physical activity becomes an outlet for releasing tension and anxiety, and facilitates emotional
Healthy Daily Physical Activity
Provides a wide-range of developmentally appropriate activities for all children.
Strengthened Peer Relationships
Physical education can be a major force in helping children socialize with others successfully and provides opportunities to learn positive people skills.
Experience Setting Goals
Physical education provides children the opportunity to set and strive for personal, achievable goals.
Motor Skill Development
Develops motor skills, which allow for safe, successful and satisfying participation in physical activities.
Improved Self-confidence & Self-esteem and Resilience
Physical education instills a stronger sense of self-worth in children based on their mastery of skills and concepts in physical activity. They can become more confident, assertive, independent and self-controlled.
Facilitates development of student responsibility for health and fitness.
Improved Physical Fitness
Improves children's muscular strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, body composition and cardiovascular endurance.