Physical fitness and wellness are key elements of the students’ experience at Bentley. The curriculum develops muscular and aerobic fitness, promotes coordination and the enjoyment of physical activity for life-long fitness, and teaches skills required by individual and group athletic activities.
The Middle School physical education program is designed to teach a variety of skills, while at the same time, promote physical fitness through a curriculum of developmentally appropriate activities. While the development of physical attributes is the unique focus of physical education, cognitive skills are also applied and refined, and class activities provide an important setting for the cultivation of effective social skills.
As students master basic material, more advanced techniques and concepts are introduced. The value of teamwork, sportsmanship, maintenance of a healthy self-image, and respect for others is stressed. In the Middle and Upper Schools, students have the opportunity to participate in athletic team sports in addition to physical education classes.