At IDEAL, we believe in the connection between a healthy mind and body, and thus all IDEAL students participate in physical activity at least four days a week. Our physical education program develops skills and practices that foster a lifelong appreciation for physical fitness, emphasize good sportsmanship and teamwork, and highlight the significance of health and wellness. As in academic classes, we adapt our physical education classes to accommodate activities for physical and motor challenges and have an adaptive PE instructor as a part of our team. Whenever possible, physical education classes are held in Riverside Park, IDEAL’s backyard, to foster a love of nature and the outdoors.
IDEAL’s High School physical education program builds upon the individual interests of students to develop a lifelong appreciation for physical fitness and to ensure that all students engage in physical activity throughout their High School experience. High School students work with the Physical Education Department to design a fitness program unique to their interests and goals. For example, a student can earn the required Physical Education credits by taking PE classes, participating in a season of APEX, or working with a PE instructor on a personal training regimen.