Physical Education


“Intelligence and skill can only function
at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong.” – John F. Kennedy

Physical education provides the opportunity for our student body to develop physically and spiritually. It emphasizes the development of movement skills and movement skill knowledge; the development and assessment of physical fitness and the required knowledge of physical fitness concepts and strategies; the inclusion of biblical concepts of self-control, patiences with one another, and leadership; and demonstrating and understanding positive social interactions and group dynamics.

To meet the physical education requirement, most students participate in competitive sports while other students with the physical education department to put together a health and fitness plan each semester (for at least four semesters) tailored to the individual student. Regular assessments allow student and teacher to monitor progress and modify the plan as necessary.

Cambridge Prep requires 2.0 units of physical education for graduation.

Health and Fitness
Students meet at the beginning of the semester with the physical education department to put together a health and fitness plan for the semester. Students use an online tool to record regular progress toward plan goals. Teachers monitor the plan, and meet with the student as necessary to review progress.

Competitive Sports
Students may earn physical education credit by playing on a competitive sports team outside of Cambridge Prep. Participation on club teams, church teams, and organized sports such as Little League or Pop Warner football will typically qualify for credit. Students must attend at least 80% of the team practices and games. One season of competitive athletics (approximately 1/3 of the academic year) earns 0.5 units of credit.

Directed Study in the Physical Education
Students wishing to pursue a particular sport or physical activity in depth may propose a directed study in physical education.