The physical education program at Meadowbrook School offers activities that enhance a student's physical, social, intellectual, and emotional maturity. Active participation in movement, sports, and recreational activities aims to instill a sense of accomplishment and appreciation of physical activity that could carry over into later life.
The philosophy of the physical education program at The Meadowbrook School is to provide activities that will enhance a child's physical, social, intellectual, and emotional maturity.
In addition to the two hours each week of physical education classes for most grades, there are additional special activities that are annual occurrences. Every Friday afternoon the students in grades three, four, five and six participate in INTRAMURAL COMPETITION. A running tally of points is kept and the winning teams are announced semi-annually. In the fall of each year, as a culmination of the soccer unit, there are two RED-GRAY SOCCER games played on our fields. There is a game for the students in grades one, two, and three and another game played for students in grades four, five, and six. Team spirit is a positive outcome of these games. During the months of January and February, all students are bused to a local ice rink for recreational ICE SKATING. There are five or six Friday afternoons spent learning how to skate, or to take a risk, or to improve skating skills. The unit is concluded with a Sunday Family Skate held in late February or early March. In addition to the student's family being invited, the event serves as an opportunity for alumni and friends to meet with the current faculty and students.
During the winter months, an after school INTRAMURAL SPORTS PROGRAM is offered to students in grades five and six. Some of the offered activities are basketball, floor hockey, indoor soccer, and volleyball. This program is optional and can vary according to the interest of the group. Meadowbrook boys and girls in grades five and six have the opportunity to participate in an INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS program after school hours. The School fields a co-educational soccer team and a girls field hockey team during the fall months of each year. Co-educational baseball and softball teams are fielded in the spring months annually.
Meadowbrook is proud of the variety of physical activities offered to our elementary school age boys and girls. We are proud of the interest that is generated by the students, their growth and skill development, and the attitude of sportsmanship displayed by participants.