Our 8th graders enjoy choices in how they get exercise by choosing a team. But EMS doesn’t have just your regular teams (coed football, anyone?) but is proud to offer pilates, yoga, and fencing, too. Infact, EMS has historically looked to student interest to form new team sports.
About Physical Education at EMS
While age-appropriate physical education looks a bit different in each of our divisions, our curriculum builds on the lessons of each year prior to ensure that our students develop physical literacy and social-emotional skills — or, in other words, feel comfortable and competent in their bodies and equipped to make healthy decisions about exercise and future athletic and recreational activities.
All students have the opportunities and encouragement to reach their potential while progressing at their own rates. We begin building healthy activity in our Chilton House students (Age 2–Kindergarten), focusing on students’ gross and fine motor control. Our Little School students (Grades 1–4) learn how to maintain a healthy level of physical activity and fitness they will want to continue throughout their lives. Our Morrow House students (Grade 5–8) learn about teamwork and sportsmanship through group activities. By the time they graduate, our students have had ample opportunities to apply these skills to team sports, from cross country to lacrosse.