Physical Education

Swimming is a favorite activity at Higashi!Physical Education helps to establish an appropriate “rhythm of life” in eating, sleeping, and motivation to learn. The curriculum is comprehensive, addressing the development of physical fitness, and lifetime skills and interests.

We use all areas of our large campus for 
sports and activities, including our new pool and athletic complex, jogging paths, a fabulous sledding hill, large gymnasium, and a nature trail with science and fitness stations. We also use many near-by community facilities for swimming, biking, roller blading, bowling and hiking. 
Rollerblading during P.E.

All students participate fully in the P.E. activities offered at their age level to gain strength, endurance, agility, balance, and coordination. Skills are taught by age level with younger students learning to bounce on hopping balls and ride tricycles. Elementary and Middle School age students learn to use roller blades, scooters, pogo-sticks, stilts, bicycles and unicycles. Junior High School students learn various aspects of gymnastics training, and High School students learn yoga, to use the treadmill, and the team sports of basketball, soccer, and football. Students in the Emergence Program apply their physical education at off campus sites. They have memberships to a gym and learn to use the equipment safely. They learn to play golf and to fish. Some students enter community road races and use community biking trails or roller blading parks.