Physical Education and Health Department
The Stuart community is grounded in purpose and wholly invested in the success and wellbeing of every Stuart girl. The Physical Education and Health Department curriculum reflects and responds to what girls need during various stages of the developmental cycle and equips Stuart girls with the tools they need to safeguard their own spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and physical well-being.
The physical education curriculum provides and promotes lifelong fitness and wellness tools and inspire the students to engage in, appreciate, and deepen their knowledge of the importance and value of physical activity in a safe, non-threatening and inclusive environment. Health courses were developed to promote behaviors that contribute to a healthy lifestyle and improved quality of life for all students.
We encourage all students in the Upper School to try out for our sports teams. Being a member of any of the sports teams helps build strong leadership and people skills. Colleges and universities view team membership as showing dedication and commitment. Pre-season practices for fall sports teams help students meet other students and get acclimated to the Upper School.
Nine trimesters of Physical Education (including two trimesters of Health) are required for graduation.