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The Physical Education program is based on the belief that movement is the cornerstone of a child’s early life as children develop greater motor coordination and athletic proficiency, their body awareness, and self-esteem increase. Cognitive and affective development is also enhanced. When the children begin to engage in more competitive activities, the program strives to promote the importance of cooperation, good sportsmanship, and fair play. Boys and girls participate equally in all activities. The program encourages a healthy attitude toward physical fitness. Fitness and jogging exercises are required at the beginning of each class to become a natural habit or routine for the future.

Other learning disciplines are integrated into the program. For example, activities such as keeping score for games, calculating the number of miles jogged, or using geometric shapes and patterns, develop and reinforce math skills. Literacy skills are practiced through the creation and documentation of gymnastic routines. Health issues are focused upon through discussions about nutrition, the effects of exercise on the body, and how muscles develop and grow. Science is reinforced when discussing the effect of gravity when participating in throwing and catching exercises, as well as the properties of air pressure when working with a parachute.

Students are introduced to a wide variety of playground games that can be played alone or with a friend and sports that they may decide to pursue in after-school programs or later in life. The program is designed to excel and share his/her knowledge and experience with special talents in a given area. The program is flexible to support the participation of all children.

Kindergarten classes meet for 40 minutes twice a week. First-grade classes meet for 40 minutes three times a week. Second-grade classes meet for 40 minutes four times a week. Third-grade classes meet for one hour, four times a week at the 87th Street Physical Education Center.

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  • Phys Ed Kindergarten

    Activities K 1 2 3
    Motor Skill Development
    Low Organizational Games
    Ball Skill Development
    Tumbling
    Gymnastics
    Movement Exploration
    Folk Dance
    Team Activities
    Playground/Sidewalk Games
    Kickball
    Soccer
    Floor Hockey
    Newcombe
    Basketball
    Badminton
    Wiffleball
    Volleyball
    Track and Field
  • Phys Ed 1st Grade

    Activities K 1 2 3
    Motor Skill Development
    Low Organizational Games
    Ball Skill Development
    Tumbling
    Gymnastics
    Movement Exploration
    Folk Dance
    Team Activities
    Playground/Sidewalk Games
    Kickball
    Soccer
    Floor Hockey
    Newcombe
    Basketball
    Badminton
    Wiffleball
    Volleyball
    Track and Field
  • Phys Ed 2nd Grade

    Activities K 1 2 3
    Motor Skill Development
    Low Organizational Games
    Ball Skill Development
    Tumbling
    Gymnastics
    Movement Exploration
    Folk Dance
    Team Activities
    Playground/Sidewalk Games
    Kickball
    Soccer
    Floor Hockey
    Newcombe
    Basketball
    Badminton
    Wiffleball
    Volleyball
    Track and Field
  • Phys Ed 3rd Grade

    Activities K 1 2 3
    Motor Skill Development
    Low Organizational Games
    Ball Skill Development
    Tumbling
    Gymnastics
    Movement Exploration
    Folk Dance
    Team Activities
    Playground/Sidewalk Games
    Kickball
    Soccer
    Floor Hockey
    Newcombe
    Basketball
    Badminton
    Wiffleball
    Volleyball
    Track and Field

Faculty

  • Photo of Teddy Frischling
    Teddy Frischling
    Athletics Director and Director of Physical Education
    Connecticut College - B.A.
  • Photo of Mark Anderson
    Mark Anderson
    First Program and Middle School PE Teacher
    Saint Peters University - B.A.
  • Photo of James Armata
    James Armata
    Physical Education Teacher and Athletics Coach
    State University of New York at Brockport - B.S.
    Teachers College, Columbia University - M.A.
  • Photo of Amber Atlas
    Amber Atlas
    Assistant Director of Physical Education
    Niagara University - B.A.
    Canisius College - M.S.
    Teachers College, Columbia University - M.A.
  • Photo of Sam Bergen
    Sam Bergen
    Assistant Director of Athletics for Operations & Communications
    Connecticut College - B.A.
    Ohio University - M.S.
  • Photo of Avaleen Blake
    Avaleen Blake
    Physical Education Teacher
  • Photo of Brian Galvin
    Brian Galvin
    Physical Education Teacher
    Siena College - B.A.
    Adelphi University - M.A.
  • Photo of Anne Gregory
    Anne Gregory
    Physical Education Teacher and Athletics Coach
    Indiana University - B.S.
  • Photo of Kayla Hill
    Kayla Hill
    Administrative Manager for Athletics Programming
    Brooklyn College - B.B.A.
  • Photo of Kevin Kok
    Kevin Kok
    Physical Education Teacher and Coach
    SUNY at Cortland - B.S.
    CUNY Hunter - M.S.
  • Photo of Robert Quinn
    Robert Quinn
    Physical Education and Athletics Coach
    Pennsylvannia State University - B.S.
    Hofstra University - M.P.E.
(Grades K-3) 53 East 91st Street
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