Physical Education

Curriculum - Physical Education
Boys need to move. A lot.

PDS coaches are more than happy to meet that need by providing ample opportunities to exercise and enhance strength. Introducing boys to physical education exercises, sports, and recreational games not only improves basic gross motor skills, but also promotes a foundation of overall health and fitness. Fun games such as Dodgeball, Flag Tag, and Alligator Charge are chosen by the coaches to focus on building strength, speed, flexibility, agility, and endurance.

As boys age, it is important that they develop an understanding of sportsmanship and teamwork. Given various opportunities to play team sports such as football, basketball, and soccer, the boys learn the rules of each game. The most important lesson, however, is that a solid effort and positive attitude are fundamental to any team sport.

In the Lifetime Fitness Room, boys are challenged to continuously improve their physical condition by strapping on harnesses and helmets and scaling the rock wall. Each time a boy attempts to ascend the wall, he is cheered on by classmates eagerly awaiting their turn. This camaraderie is often what encourages a boy to reach a little higher or hang in there a little longer.

PDS coaches work to ensure that boys graduate with an overall lifetime fitness mindset. By teaching skills that transfer to physical activity outside of PE, the boys will enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle beyond the walls of PDS.

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We intentionally educate and nurture the heart, soul, mind, and body of each boy.

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We know, nurture, and love each boy as a unique child of God.

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We teach the Bible and model the Christian faith to our boys.

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We aren't just teachers; we are life-long learners and students.

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We push students to engage as thinkers.

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In an increasingly connected world, our curriculum has a global perspective.

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Flexible teaching strategies seek to maximize learning for each boy.

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Our assessments aren't just a way to measure learning — we want our boys to demonstrate understanding.

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We seek to enroll boys from diverse backgrounds.

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We seek balance and excellence in all we do.

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We aren't just boy-friendly; we're boy-specific.

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Our program sets a foundation of learning that will help boys thrive beyond PDS.

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We take time to make sure our faculty and staff are growing spiritually.

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We hold high standards for ourselves, pushing ourselves to reflect, renew, and grow.

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Presbyterian Day School
We know boys.

Presbyterian Day School (PDS) is a private, Christian preschool and elementary school serving 500 boys from 2-years-old through 6th grade.

With our mission of striving to glorify God by developing boys in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man, we take a holistic approach to education, nurturing the heart, soul, mind, and body of each boy.

4025 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38111

901-842-4600

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