Physical Education

Physical Education

Our physical education curriculum is founded on the belief that healthy physical activity is a vital and integral part of every child’s education. Our program fosters leadership, independence, and positive team building experiences. It also provides opportunities that incorporate critical thinking, integrity, and cooperation with others.

PreKindergarten - Grade 4

PreKindergarten - Grade 3
Our PreKindergarten through Grade 3 physical education and sports programs strive to educate students through movement and sports so that they become aware of their bodies' potential and become confident in their physical abilities. Honesty, consideration, and respect for others' abilities and limitations form the effective building blocks of the program. By emphasizing best efforts, setting attainable goals, giving individual attention, and offering choices, students discover the joy of being active, and gain confidence in their skills and their abilities to perform.

Grade 4 

In Grade 4, students are introduced to the skills and rules of the sports they might want to play when they get to the Upper Campus. In the fall, all fourth graders play soccer, field hockey, flag football, and aerobic games. In the winter, the fourth grade program includes basketball, wrestling, movement, and climbing wall activities. Spring sports include softball, lacrosse, soccer, and track and field.

Grades 5 - 8

Grades 5 & 6
Physical Education for fifth and sixth graders on the Upper Campus focuses on acquiring specific skills and developing positive attitudes for competitive sports.

Grades 7 & 8
For seventh and eighth graders, the Physical Education program expands beyond physical activity to encompass the entire concept of a healthy lifestyle. In conjunction with activities in physical education, students in Health and Ethics classes discuss character education and tools for healthy decision making, including a semester long unit on bullying. The course is designed to get children thinking about personal health and well being. Students learn that they are responsible for their own choices, bodies, and health as they become young adults.
Lower Campus (PreK-Grade 4)
325 West Patent Road
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
phone: (914) 244-1200
Upper Campus (Grades 5-9)
439 Cantitoe Street 
Bedford, NY 10506
phone: (914) 244-1250
Rippowam Cisqua School is a PreK-Grade 9 independent day school in Westchester County, New York. RCS offers challenging academics built on innovation, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, wellness, leadership, service learning, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.
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