Physical Education

Athletics & physical education are an important part of Sandia Prep's well-rounded approach. All 6th through 9th grade students take physical education classes as part of a regular schedule, and Upper School students take additional P.E. classes during their 10th through 12th grade years. We also encourage SPS students to participate in our active team sports program. More than 70% of our students compete in team sports each year.

In 6th grade Physical Education, we teach our students basic movement and sports-related skills, such as ball handling, agility, balance, and hand-eye coordination so they may compete in, understand, and enjoy as many activities as possible. As part of this class, we also focus on lifelong fitness and wellness, and assess physical fitness throughout the course of their physical education. Among the activities we pursue are basketball, field hockey, soccer, volleyball, and track and field events.

In 7th grade PE, we stress improving and refining individual skills and game strategies. We also introduce students to new and more complex skills, thus enabling them to develop confidence and a sense of mastery in the activities we pursue. We continue to assess physical fitness regularly and promote lifelong fitness and wellness.

In the 8th grade PE class, we continue to focus on improving and refining individual skills and game strategies. while introducing students to nontraditional team sports, such as team handball, korfball, and ultimate Frisbee. We continue to assess physical fitness regularly and promote lifelong fitness and wellness.

6th & 7th Grade Parent Letter

8th Grade Parent Letter

 

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Contact Information

Cathy Martinez, MS, ATC, LAT, CSCS
Physical Education Department Chair
cmartinez@sandiaprep.org
(505) 338.3015