Physical activity is critical to the development and maintenance of good health. The goal of physical education is to develop physically educated individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.


    A physically educated person:


    Standard 1: Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.


    Standard 2: Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.


    Standard 3: Participates regularly in physical activity and understands the implications of and benefits derived from physical activity.


    Standard 4: Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.


    Standard 5: Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.


    Standard 6: Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.



    At St. Luke’s School our physical education program is planned, sequential instruction that promotes lifelong physical activity.  It is designed to develop basic movement skills, sports skills, and physical fitness as well as enhance each child’s mental, social, and emotional abilities.  The Physical Education Standards at St. Luke’s School are based on the RI Physical Education Framework & National Standards for Physical Education.