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Physical Education

The NPS physical education program provides an engaging environment where children learn the importance of prioritizing health and wellness in their lives. Children build character as they develop skills in safety, sportsmanship and cooperation.

At all levels, physical fitness activities encourage the children to challenge themselves. As students participate in a variety of different movement and body control exercises, they also learn the rules and strategies of organized team sports and games. From the youngest children who run, skip, jump, and hop to the oldest students who refine their skills and learn team sports, teachers challenge each student to develop their individual skills and talents.

At all levels, physical fitness activities encourage the children to challenge themselves. As students participate in a variety of different movement and body control exercises, they also learn the rules and strategies of organized team sports and games. From the youngest children who run, skip, jump, and hop to the oldest students who refine their skills and learn team sports, teachers challenge each student to develop his or her individual skills and talents.

In addition to physical education, all NPS students have multiple opportunities throughout the course of the school day to go outside for recess. Recognizing that unstructured, outdoor free play is vital to developing social skills and to energizing both the body and the mind, students are encouraged to play pick-up soccer games on the field, to develop gross motor skills on the monkey bars and swings and fine motor skills digging in the sand, to create structures with the outdoor Imagination Playground, or to just sit on a bench for a conversation with a friend.
Sport Court
Sport Court

The Sport Court includes a basketball court and gaga ball pit. Both of these games are a draw for children of all ages to initiate pick-up games. Gaga ball especially is a great option for children of multiple ages, and a frequent choice for buddies to play with one another.