Athletics Program

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  • The Foundation of Alcuin's Physical Education Program

    The foundation of Alcuin’s Physical Education program begins in the Motor Development Lab, a place where students 3-6 years old are given the time, space, and age-appropriate equipment to strengthen motor coordination, muscular development, and cognitive function through a variety of activities.
One student might test her skills on the climbing wall, while another tests his coordination on the balance beam. Children at this age are wired to move, so facilitating their motor skills on a daily basis is critical to their development and aligns with the principles outlined in the Montessori curriculum.
In the elementary years, competitive sports are introduced through twice-weekly physical education classes. At this level, students also have their first opportunity to participate in Alcuin team sports. While sportsmanship, cooperation, and teamwork come first, competition is at the heart of sports. At this level, teams are formed by parents through organizations such as the YMCA, Spring Valley Athletic Association, or Sportsplex.
Upper Elementary student-athletes compete in volleyball, flag football, cross country, soccer, basketball, track and field through the Metro Athletic League. Here, the level of play and skill moves up a notch, as does comprehension of the sport.