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Building the body along with the mind

The Heritage Physical Education Department’s mission is to empower students to strive for excellence, not only in sports but also in their everyday lives. We believe in the power of a classical approach – focusing on instilling wisdom, virtue, and eloquence by encouraging the pursuit of truth, goodness, and excellence.

Sports competition serves as a fitting platform for the development of character. It’s within the crucible of competition and the struggle against adversity that a person’s character truly shines. These challenging moments offer students valuable lessons in wisdom and virtue, gained from both their triumphs and setbacks.

“Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.”

1 Corinthians 9:25

Class Philosophy

The primary objective of Physical Education is to equip students with the necessary skills and inspiration for a lifelong commitment to healthy living. In grades 1-8, Physical Education aims to cultivate students’ abilities in various activities, empowering them to seamlessly integrate this healthy lifestyle both inside and outside the classroom. At Heritage, we firmly believe that regular athletic and physical training engenders lasting outcomes that fortify the body, mind, and character through discipline, skill acquisition, consistent practice, self-control, and teamwork.

At Heritage, our dedicated educators provide purposeful instruction to continually monitor students’ progress, building upon the foundation of the previous year. Throughout their educational journey, Heritage students cultivate physical fitness, movement concepts, movement competencies, and self-management skills.

Physical Fitness & Active Lifestyle

Students should maintain a healthy level of physical fitness and an active lifestyle.

Movement Concepts

Students should understand and display proficiency in various movement forms.


Students should exhibit respectful and responsible behavior in physical activity environments.

Grades 1-2

The Physical Education program lays a foundation for life skills, exercise expectations, and basic health awareness.

The curriculum centers on cardiovascular activities that emphasize balance, agility, and basic skill techniques while encouraging the overall enjoyment of staying fit.

Grades 3-5

The Physical Education program continues to build on techniques learned in previous years and encourages students to grow in an area of passion or chosen skill.

The curriculum begins with the transition from skill acquisition to skill performance. Growth is measured both individually and in team-oriented environments.

Grades 6-8

The Physical Education program continues to push toward advancing overall mastery of life skills and activities.

The curriculum focuses on skill performance while emphasizing the goals of a healthy lifestyle through exercise, individual performance, team activities, and attainable self-initiated goals.